Work beef into your healthy diet. It has essential nutrients to help us build muscle and maintain energy.

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Rotate crops to help keep soil healthy. (Jim Sipes)

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You can cook sorghum a lot of different ways — like rice or quinoa, popped like popcorn, milled into flour or made into syrup. 

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When cooking meats, safe internal temperatures should be: Poultry (ground and cuts): 165 degrees; other ground meats: 160 degrees; beef, pork and lamb: 145 degrees.

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When shopping for pork, try the same cuts that you like for beef. They have similar names because they come from similar part of the animals. (And you can prepare them the same ways!)

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Add more protein to your bread by mixing 7 cups of wheat flour with 1 cup of soy flour. It doesn’t change the baking qualities of the flour and gives your bread a longer shelf life. 

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Sifting flour is only necessary if a recipe calls for it. But you’ll always want to stir flour to "loosen" it before measuring.

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Fresh cuts of pork, like roasts, chops and tenderloin, can be kept well-wrapped in the freezer up to six months. Well-wrapped ground pork can be kept for about three months in the freezer.

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To steam veggies on the grill, make a foil packet with double layers of foil. Then add vegetables, seasoning and water. Fold and seal the packet and cook over indirect heat.

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Milk protein is naturally found in all dairy products and helps build strong muscles to support active lifestyles. Dairy foods are a tasty, convenient and cost-effective way to power up with...

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To get that delicious steakhouse steak at home, try simply seasoning it with salt and black pepper and grilling for 13 minutes on a charcoal grill or 11 minutes  on a gas grill.

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Buying larger cuts of beef and slicing them into steaks at home can save you at least a dollar or two per pound. Freeze individually or serve when entertaining a group.  

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“Do your homework and know what you are getting yourself into. (Farming) is not for the faint of heart. You’ve got to have a passion for it." (Lowell Neitzel)

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Make the sweetest and juiciest corn on the cob in four easy steps! Add sweetness of sugar and tang of lemon juice to boiling water, add the corn, remove from heat after 2-minutes and enjoy!

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To freeze sweet corn, you need to cook it first. To keep from over-cooking it, cool it quickly in cold tap water, then ice water. Strain excess water, then bag, seal and freeze.

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"If you take care of your animals and the land they live on, they will produce a healthy and nutritious product in return.” (Kent Condray)

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Cook pork as you would cook your steak. Not sure how you prefer your steak? Grab a meat thermometer and try cooking pork to 145 degrees, followed by a three-minute rest time.

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When grilling veggies and fruits, use a grill basket or skewers to keep them from falling through the grill grates. Stainless steel skewers won’t burn; soak bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes...

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Freeze pork chops in marinade. This saves time when you thaw them for the grill and makes for a tender, flavorful dinner!

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Participate in the Kansas Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers conference. It's a great meeting of “farmer minds” that provides enormous knowledge, enjoyment and value. (Clint and...

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Keep a little pink in your pork! Cook it to 145 degrees and then let it rest for 3 minutes. (That’s the USDA recommendation!)

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