• 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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    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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    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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  • Farmer handling soil

    How Farmers Care for Soil

    Soil health sounds like a topic for experts. And it is! There’s a lot of science behind making sure the soil on farmland is healthy. Soil health is also important to the average person, even if we don’t realize it. The world’s population is projected to reach 9.8 billion people by 2050...

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  • Cardinal Creek Farm

    Experience a Nostalgic Christmas at Cardinal Creek Farm

    Some say Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. It certainly feels like the busiest. But in Leon, just east of Wichita, there’s a place where families can slow down and enjoy a magical and memorable Christmas experience together — Cardinal Creek Farm. 

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    A Life of Purpose in Southeast Kansas

    “A life with a purpose is a life worth living.” Frances Graves loves this quote. It’s a guiding principle for the Kansas mother, wife and farmer. “This is very meaningful to me in every aspect of our lives — both as a motivation for why we left the city for the farm, and how we think...

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  • 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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