• Take a (Virtual) Tour of Kansas Farms

    In October, the Kansas Soybean Commission and Kansas Farm Bureau hosted the fifth Farm Food Tour across Kansas. The Farm Food Tour opens the doors to Kansas agriculture and creates meaningful conversations about food and the people who grow it. 

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    Jacob and the Giant Pumpkin

    If there’s one thing that conjures up the feeling of fall, it’s a pumpkin (PSL, anyone?). But Jacob Marintzer, a giant-pumpkin grower in Westmoreland, thinks about pumpkins year-round. “I can tell you just about anything about a pumpkin plant,” Jacob said.

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    Why the Roushes Raise Heritage Hogs

    In the middle of the country (seriously, smack dab in the middle, at the geographic center of the contiguous United States), you’ll find a young couple full of energy and passion raising Berkshire hogs. Who is the couple? Emily and Kaden Roush of Lebanon.

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    Why Do Kids Show Farm Animals at the Fair?

    Remember learning how to ride a bike or drive a car? At the beginning I was nervous and had little confidence in my abilities. At times I even wondered if it was a good idea! With practice and help from others, I eventually got a good handle on things. Now I’m a pro at riding a bike (with...

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    Meet Jill Casten

    What does Jill Casten of Casten Farms, LLC wish people knew about farming? “There’s an actual farmer behind it,” she says. This sounds obvious, but Jill says people don’t always have a face to put with farming. She wishes more people could have a one-on-one connection with farmers.

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    A Typical Day on the Farm

    Ask any farmer or rancher what a typical day is like and you’ll probably get a good laugh as your answer. “There is absolutely no typical day,” says Nicole Small of 2S Land and Cattle in Neodesha.

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    Meet the Heinigers

    Sit down for a chat with Kendall and Austin Heiniger, and you’ll likely be struck by their upbeat and playful, yet earnest vibe. It’s clear they care deeply for one another, and for farming. But it wasn’t always that way. In the early years of their relationship, farming wasn’t in the...

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    Meet the Baldwins

    Don’t believe the stereotype of farmers sporting dusty overalls and sucking on straw. Kim Baldwin of Baldwin Farms says, sure, her husband Adam comes home dusty and dirty some days. “But he’s not only working the ground with his brawn,” she explains. “He’s using his brain. Farmers are...

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    Meet Five Kansas Dairy Farm Moms Just Like You

    How are you going to celebrate the moms in your life this Mother’s Day? As a new mom (Can you say “new” two years after childbirth?), motherhood still feels challenging to describe. I try to keep the newness in perspective; we came home with our daughter — not an instruction manual!  

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    Technology on the Farm: Spotlight on Spray Rigs

    You’ve probably driven along on county roads and highways and seen farmers on strange skinny-wheeled tractors that are so tall a small car could probably fit under them. Have you ever wondered what those odd things are for? The long metal arms bundled beside them are used to spray fields...

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