• Juicy hamburger

    Behind the Scenes of Dinner on the Grill

    What would cooking on your grill be like without a Kansas farmer or rancher? It would probably resemble a sad pile of burning coals with no juicy steaks or burgers to tempt you. Let’s take a look at this amazing American tradition that features a lot of delicious Kansas-grown food.

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  • Mother Reading to Children on Farm

    From Farm to Reading Chair: Get to Know Farm Life

    We’re all about connecting people with the land. But you don’t always have to roll up your sleeves and get dirty to do that. Sometimes all you have to do is curl up with a good book. Not everyone personally knows a farmer or rancher. And while most of us know the basics of what they do...

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  • Dent Corn

    E15 Ethanol Fuel at the Gas Pump

    I consider myself to be fairly green—I recycle; I do my best to conserve water and electricity; I eat as locally as I can. But using that specially-marked E15 ethanol gas at the pump? That seemed a little daunting at first. Could my car take more ethanol? Would mixing it with regular gas...

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  • Antibiotics and Vaccines in Livestock

    Antibiotics and Vaccines in Livestock

    Caring for cattle—it’s a concept that may sound strange to some. How can people say they care for an animal that will end up on the dinner table? For ranchers, taking proper care of their cattle is about animal welfare and a good business practice.  In fact, the two go hand in hand....

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  • technology planters

    Technology on the Farm: Spotlight on GPS

    Heading out on vacation? You don’t wrestle with those 20th-century foldout maps anymore. You just plug your destination into your GPS or smartphone. Not only do you get an accurate ETA, but it can also flag food and gas stops along the way. Magic, right? Well, this same technology makes a...

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  • Sustainable Corn

    Sustainability on the Small Farm

    "There should be a plant right here."  Randy Small of 2S Land and Cattle in Neodesha kneels down by the edge of a cornfield and points to a small spot between two little sprouts. It looks like another evenly spaced row of budding corn plants to me, but he pulls out a pocket tool and...

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  • Summer Fun for Kids

    Summer Fun for Kids

    Ah, summer. Backpacks and books make way for swimsuits and summer camp. It’s a great time of year. Unless you’re trying to figure out how to keep the kiddos entertained and their brains (at least somewhat) engaged. After all, we want them to relax and have fun, but we don’t want their...

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  • Behind the Scenes of Easter Dinner

    Behind the Scenes of Easter Dinner

    What would Easter dinner be like without a Kansas farmer? For starters, imagine a festive spread with no ham! Find out how Kansas farmers help make this holiday spread memorable as we go behind the scenes of a traditional Easter dinner.

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  • Spotlight on Ag Books

    From Farm to Reading Chair: Books for Budding Gardeners

    We’re all about connecting people with the land. But you don’t always have to roll up your sleeves and get dirty to do that. Sometimes all you have to do is curl up with a good book.  If you’re like us, you’re itching to get your hands dirty in the garden this time of year. There’s...

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  • Agriculture Exports

    Kansas Proud: Understanding Our Role in Agriculture Exports (And Why They Matter)

    As a child of the 80s, I was still in elementary school the last time major trade agreements were negotiated. Even though I grew up on a farm and come from a long line of agriculturalists, I didn’t think about where the crops we grew or the cattle we raised went after they left our...

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