Post Tagged with: "farming"

Leadership in organizations is critical for today?s farmers

While farmers and ranchers continue to fill our plates with food, their plates are filled with an ever-increasing number of issues. Such issues include escalating production costs, tightening use of water, continuing drought in some western Kansas counties, an ongoing search for new markets for agricultural crops and increasing oversight and regulation. And while these are good times for some […]

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Bowers has seen farming change over 38 years

Bowers has seen farming change over 38 years

Greg Bowers takes a break from working on the antique Ford tractor he recently acquired and plans to restore following his retirement from Central National Bank after 38 years. He and wife Mary Beth will continue to operate their farm northeast of Marion. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Greg Bowers came home to Marion County after serving as a first […]

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Rush to farming would result in more uncertainty

Proponents of organic, labor-intensive farming contend we should go back to the days when every family owned 40 acres, farmed with hay burners (horses) and used no chemicals. You remember the good ole? days when people were self-sufficient, owned a couple milk cows, tilled a garden and butchered 40 or 50 fryers each spring. Some of these zealots propose each […]

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Four keys to having a future in agriculture

If today?s crop of young farmers and ranchers plan to play a part in the future of agriculture, they must position themselves where this industry will be?not where it is. There are four key considerations young farm and ranch couples must take to heart if they are to reach their full potential. These include: be willing to change; be part […]

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