• Veterans at the SAVE Farm in Manhattan learning to grow grapes

    SAVE-ing Veterans’ Lives

    “This saved my life.” Gary LaGrange hears that a lot at the Servicemember Agricultural Vocation Education farm — fittingly called the “SAVE Farm” for short. The SAVE Farm provides a healing environment where veterans learn the ropes of farming to prepare for a career in agriculture. The...

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  • Kevin Holle Kansas farmer in combine

    Weathering the Storm

    Kevin Holle has a mission: To enable present and future generations to live and prosper in Rawlins county. “That’s what I live for,” he said. “I’ve always tried to plan for the future generations.”

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  • Guetterman Brothers Family Farm Kansas

    Guetterman Brothers Family Farms: Rooted in Family and Faith

    At Guetterman Brothers Family Farms, strong roots go deeper than the wheat, corn and soybean plants they grow. Nick Guetterman, his mother and father, three older brothers, along with their spouses and children, all work on the family farm, which was established in the 1960s. Though much...

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  • Dan and Carol Buck of 4B Farms in Kansas

    Hydroponic Lettuce Takes Off in Northwest Kansas

    Northwest Kansas isn’t an area you’d describe as lush. In fact, it’s often in drought. But that didn’t stop Dan and Carol Buck from deciding to grow lettuce there. It’s out of the ordinary, but much of their journey was. The couple owned a trucking business for 20 years. Dan crisscrossed...

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    What's Happening on the Farm in Fall

    Cool, crisp air. Deep, warm colors. Pumpkin-spiced everything. It’s fall and it’s a great time to connect with the rhythm of the land. There are pumpkin patches to visit and seasonal foods to cook, including favorite recipes and new Pinterest pins to try.

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  • Things farm kids learn - showing animals

    7 Lessons Farm Children Learn

    How many 5-year-old girls do you know who have placed in a national competition in speech? I know one: her name is Mylee Young. 

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  • Kansas sunflower farms

    Sunflower Fields in Bloom in Kansas

    When it comes to getting Instagram-worthy pictures of gorgeous sunflower fields, no other state can compare to Kansas. (We are The Sunflower State, after all!) But figuring out exactly where — and when — to get those stunning photos is another matter. Never fear! We have your sunflower...

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  • Stenger Family Farm in Kansas

    This Small Kansas Farm Family Wants to Have a Major Impact

    Jacob and Danielle Stenger see many issues with our food system — one of which is fewer people farming than ever before. The young couple wanted to change that, starting with their own family. “Honestly, it’s probably one of the main reasons we dove into farming, because we really wanted...

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  • Kelly Hills Dairy Kristina Haverkamp and Calf

    Love Is a Kansas Dairy Farm

    Kristina Haverkamp wants you to love dairy. This wife, mother and grandmother helps run Kelly Hills Dairy, a 600-cow operation in Seneca. She’s passionate about sharing her work and life with others. “My job is never boring. It’s exciting,” she said. “I used to have a desk job. Now, I...

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  • Jacquelyne Leffler crops

    The Story of an Athlete-Turned-Farmer

    Jacquelyne Leffler loves telling the story of agriculture. The first time she shared her experience farming with others, she was the one who had several aha moments.

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