• Bluestem students love farm chores

    Ag Is a Natural Learning Tool for Kansas Elementary School

    November 6, 2018

    Can you imagine your kids being disappointed if they don’t get to do their chores? At Bluestem Elementary School in Leon, this actually happens. “Behavior-wise in my classroom, it’s first, you get a...

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  • Take a (Virtual) Tour of Kansas Farms

    November 2, 2018

    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...

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    Behind the Scenes of a Pumpkin Patch

    October 16, 2018

    Orange, white, pink, green. Smooth, bumpy, round, flat. When it comes to choosing a pumpkin, the options are endless — and totally up to your style tastes. Have you ever wondered what it takes to be...

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  • Lean cuts of meat and heart health

    Eating Lean Red Meat Can Support Heart Health

    September 5, 2018

    Too often, eating well seems to mean giving up eating things we love! On top of that, diet trends are always shifting and it’s hard to separate fad from fact. A new study published in The American...

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  • Back to school breakfast

    Back to School Means Back to School Meals

    By Robyn Stuewe, MA, RDN, LD, CHES on September 5, 2018

    As students head back to school across Kansas, there’s a big readjustment for the whole family. Do you feel like your morning routine is off kilter? Are you out the door too early for a sit-down meal...

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  • Cristin Shepard grand champion

    Why Do Kids Show Farm Animals at the Fair?

    By Cristin Shepard on July 30, 2018

    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...

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  • Wheat plants

    Keeping Wheat Alive

    July 30, 2018

    For thousands of years, we’ve been growing wheat for food, carefully selecting plants that will thrive in different climates and environments, while providing the nutrition and flavor we want. When...

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  • mother and daughter cooking

    From Farm to Reading Chair: Books for Chefs of All Ages

    July 30, 2018

    We’re all about connecting people with the land. But you don’t always have to roll up your sleeves and get dirty to do that. Sometimes all you have to do is curl up with a good book. We love...

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    A Typical Day on the Farm

    July 2, 2018

    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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    Corporate Farms vs. Family Farms: What’s the Difference?

    July 2, 2018

    There’s a (mis)perception that corporate farms are giant conglomerates. In fact, most Kansas “corporate” farms are owned by families. Becoming incorporated is a way for families to create and...

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