• Sorghum Seed

    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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  • Hand Holding Soybean

    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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  • Farming Business
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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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  • Sorghum Seed

    What Are the Different Types of Sorghum?

    Sorghum, also called milo, is truly a versatile crop. It’s one of the top five cereal crops in the world and can be grown as a grain, forage or sweet crop. The United States is the world’s largest producer of sorghum. The Sorghum Belt runs from South Dakota to Southern Texas. The top-...

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  • Kansas Wheat Innovation Center

    Kansas Wheat Innovation Center

    If someone asked me where wheat comes from, I’d probably run through the growing process: farmers plant seeds, tend to their crops, and harvest the grain at the end of the season. Pretty straightforward, right? Well, there might be a little more to it than that! I recently got a look...

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  • Specialty Crops

    The Next Big Thing in Ag? Small Crops

    Corn, wheat, sorghum — these crops are Kansas staples. But the next big thing in farming just might be something small — small crops, that is. Popular specialty crops like tomatoes, berries and carrots are on the rise in Kansas, according to a recent report by the Kansas Department of...

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