• Brett Neibling soybean field - thumbnail

    Caring for the Land: Neibling Farms

    Brett Neibling didn’t take the traditional path to agriculture.  After graduating from Kansas State University, Brett planned to attend graduate school and become a college professor. But he soon realized grad school wasn’t for him. He worked in Kansas City and St. Joseph and soon...

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  • Agronomist Jeremy Olson

    The Plant Doctor Is In: Meet Jeremy Olson

    There’s more to farming than just planting seeds and harvesting crops. Some people specialize in making highly scientific decisions between planting and harvest season to help crops thrive. 

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  • Brandi Buzzard Frobose Kansas Rancher

    A Kansas Cattle Rancher Shares Straight Talk on Animal Agriculture

    Are you curious about meat alternatives and whether cow flatulence is to blame for climate change? Do you wish you could have a heart-to-heart with a mom who lives and breathes agriculture about what she feeds her child? Meet Brandi Buzzard Frobose, a Kansas cowgirl who raises beef cattle...

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  • Good Farms: Kansas Pig Farmers

    The Good Life: Pig Farming in Kansas

    When you’re coming up in the world, the guidance of a mentor can be incredibly helpful. Patient, sound advice can not only build your expertise, but also shape your trajectory. Craig and Amy Good had that kind of support from a village of mentors: Craig’s parents, Don and Jane; Amy’s...

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  • Melissa Hildebrand Reed of Hildebrand Farms Dairy

    Hildebrand Farms: A Passion for Dairy

    Hildebrand Farms has been a staple in Junction City since 1930, when Arnold Hildebrand got a permit to sell milk in the area. Today, Melissa Hildebrand Reed is the fourth generation to work the farm, which is owned by her father, her uncle and their wives. “We’re a family run and...

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  • Kyle and Michael stan by a drive unit, which moves the sprinkler system in circle around a field.

    Irrigation: How Kansas Farmers Conserve Water

    Running a farm is tough work with many decisions to be made and jobs to juggle. One important piece of the puzzle is watering crops properly. Too much water will drown the seeds. Too little will stunt growth. To deliver just the right amount, farmers often turn to irrigation systems....

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  • Child at computer for virtual farm tours

    Virtual Farm Tours, Activities and Lesson Plans

    Whether you’re homeschooling or just starting to go a little stir crazy while you shelter in place, we have some ways to help you break free. There’s lots to discover from the confines (er, safety) of your own home.

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  • Caitlin Henderson Family 2

    One Woman’s Story of Faith, Farming and Family in Kansas

    If you look up “Caitlin Henderson” online, chances are you’ll come across faith, farming and family. In that order. It’s more than just the name of her website and social media handles, it’s how she sees the world. Caitlin grew up in the rural town of Anthony in south-central Kansas. Her...

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  • RemeBees beekeeping

    Life Is Sweet at RemeBees

    Starting your own business can be incredibly challenging. Starting it with your spouse? “Couples go into business and they end up getting divorced,” said Deon Toy. “Stop!” Deon’s wife Angela called, laughing in the background. There’s a lot of give-and-take when you’re talking with...

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  • Kansas Agritourism Ad Astra Alpacas

    Agritourism in Kansas

    Are you curious about farm life? Would you love to experience life on a farm, but don’t know any farmers to ask? Good news, there are plenty of ways to explore, thanks to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT)! The KDWPT helps visitors find experiences that match...

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