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    Corporate Farms vs. Family Farms: What’s the Difference?

    There’s a (mis)perception that corporate farms are giant conglomerates. In fact, most Kansas “corporate” farms are owned by families. Becoming incorporated is a way for families to create and structure a business together, while protecting themselves — just like any small business owner...

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    Savor the Flavor of Kansas Kettle Corn

    Can you name the Kettle Corn Capital of Kansas? It’s Burlingame, thanks to Jerry Hill and his wife Benleng, who own Thrill’s Kettle Corn.

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    Five Farming Myths

    If I say “farmer” what image pops into your mind? Maybe you picture an old man wearing overalls and sucking on a bit of straw. That’s what a lot of people think. But there are a lot of disconnects between what we see in movies and what actually happens on the farm. So, we compiled some of...

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    The History of Sorghum

    Sorghum is considered an ancient grain. The earliest known records of sorghum were found at an archaeological dig in northeastern Africa near the Egyptian-Sudanese border and date back to 8000 B.C. Sorghum grows well even in arid climates, which is probably why it spread across Africa....

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    What’s in a Soybean?

    Soybeans! They are the behind-the-scenes heroes of the food industry. If you think about it, a lot of crops get the credit they deserve for the food they create. Almost everyone knows bread comes from wheat and you can eat corn by itself. But unless you drink soymilk and eat soy burgers,...

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  • Genetic Modification

    4 Things You Need to Know About GMOs

    There’s a lot of buzz around genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. You’ve probably seen non-GMO labels in your grocery. What exactly is a GMO? Why do they exist? Are they safe to eat?

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  • Giving a Home-Baked Gift is a Great Way to Show Someone You Care

    This March, the Kansas Farm Food Connection is teaming up with the Kansas Wheat Commission and the Home Baking Association to promote Bake and Take Month. For more than 40 years, Bake and Take Month has been an opportunity to celebrate relationships with friends and family by baking and...

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    Controlled Burning in Spring

    Spring in Kansas means burning in the Flint Hills. This tradition helps keep our our grasslands healthy. Without it, the prairie would lose a precious resource.  

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  • Haploid Mother Plants

    Cutting Edge Genetics Help Kansas Farmers

    I love shopping for big-ticket items like fancy dresses and new cars. (It rarely happens, but I love it when it does.) I enjoy daydreaming, then shifting into practical mode as I draft up my list of must-haves and nice-to-haves. List in hand, I sift through my options until I find the...

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