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    Savor the Flavor of Kansas Kettle Corn

    By Leah Clawson on July 2, 2018

    Can you name the Kettle Corn Capital of Kansas? It’s Burlingame, thanks to Jerry Hill and his wife Benleng, who own Thrill’s Kettle Corn. Creating delicious kettle corn began as a hobby for Jerry,...

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  • wheat blog kids in the kitchen

    Cooking with Kids

    By Jill Ladd, MPH, RD, LD on June 4, 2018

    Getting kids in the kitchen has many benefits. Not only are children more likely to eat foods they help prepare, but involving them in the kitchen from a young age can also instill a love for cooking...

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  • food myths

    Five Farming Myths

    June 4, 2018

    If I say “farmer” what image pops into your mind? Maybe you picture an old man wearing overalls and sucking on a bit of straw. That’s what a lot of people think. But there are a lot of disconnects...

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  • fresh and frozen vegetables

    Fresh Vs. Frozen Vs. Canned: What’s Better?

    By Cara Harbstreet on June 4, 2018

    Fresh is best, right? Not so fast. There are clear advantages and disadvantages to using fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables. It all depends on your recipe, budget, timing and storage space...

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  • The Baldwins - Family Farm in Kansas

    Meet the Baldwins

    May 14, 2018

    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...

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  • Sorghum Seed

    The History of Sorghum

    May 8, 2018

    Sorghum is considered an ancient grain. The earliest known records of sorghum were found at an archaeological dig in northeastern Africa near the Egyptian-Sudanese border and date back to 8000 B.C....

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  • Kristina Haverkamp, Kelly Hills Dairy

    Meet Five Kansas Dairy Farm Moms Just Like You

    By Sami Carter on May 7, 2018

    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...

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  • Wheat Carbohydrates

    Are Carbohydrates Good for You?

    By Jill Ladd, MPH, RD, LD on May 2, 2018

    Conduct a quick search for carbohydrates or carbs and you’ll likely end up confused about whether or not carbs are good for you. Several popular diets claim that carbohydrates are bad for your health...

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  • Wheat Packable Snacks

    Packable Snacks: Tips for Busy Parents

    March 29, 2018

    Snacking is a great opportunity to boost nutrition in a child’s diet. (We dieticians call this “filling nutrient voids.”) Children typically do not eat enough fruits, vegetables, or whole grains, so...

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  • Genetic Modification

    4 Things You Need to Know About GMOs

    March 29, 2018

    There’s a lot of buzz around genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. You’ve probably seen non-GMO labels in your grocery. What exactly is a GMO? Why do they exist? Are they safe to eat? We care...

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