• Aerial view of Midwest crop patchwork

    How Land Is Used in the U.S.

    Have you ever wondered exactly how much of the country is used for farming? Or how much forest area there is? Using information from a variety of sources, Bloomberg released a fun and interesting interactive map that shows how land is used in the United States. The map shows several...

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  • Bluestem students love farm chores

    Ag Is a Natural Learning Tool for Kansas Elementary School

    Can you imagine your kids being disappointed if they don’t get to do their chores? At Bluestem Elementary School in Leon, this actually happens. “Behavior-wise in my classroom, it’s first, you get a warning, second you lose recess, third you don’t get to do chores,” fourth-grade teacher...

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  • Last-Minute Halloween Treats

    Have you checked your schedule lately? Does your kiddo have a Halloween party in their classroom tomorrow that you've forgotten all about? No worries, we've got all the tricks you need to be crowned the 'Best Treats of the Party!'

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  • Agriculture resources for teachers

    Farming Lesson Plans and Ideas for Teachers

    It’s back to school season and families know there’s a lot of hustle and bustle as routines shift from summer fun and exploration to classroom learning. No one knows that better than teachers! Once the excitement of those first weeks starts to wear off, you might be craving some...

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  • Wheat plants

    Keeping Wheat Alive

    For thousands of years, we’ve been growing wheat for food, carefully selecting plants that will thrive in different climates and environments, while providing the nutrition and flavor we want. When we bake bread, cakes and cookies, we use this modern, cultivated wheat. But there are wild...

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  • mother and daughter cooking

    From Farm to Reading Chair: Books for Chefs of All Ages

    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.

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  • leffler

    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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  • corn blog

    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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