Q: How many kernels does an ear of corn have?
A: The average ear of corn has approximately 400 to 600 kernels arranged in 16 rows. Rows per ear can range from 12 to 20. On...See full Q&A
Q: How many different GMO crops are there?
A: There are currently nine crops commercially available in the United States. They include alfalfa, canola, corn (field and sweet...See full Q&A
Q: How many pig farmers are there in Kansas?
A: There are about 1,000 hog farms in Kansas and over 90% of them are family owned.See full Q&A
Q: What is sorghum used for?
A: In addition to food for people, sorghum can be used to feed livestock, or to make materials used in fencing, floral...See full Q&A
Q: What percentage of America’s farms and ranches are family-owned?
A: A whopping 97 percent of American farms are owned by families.See full Q&A
Q: Why don’t I see sorghum at the store?
A: Many consumers are becoming more interested in ancient grains that are non-GMO, gluten-free, healthy,and environmentally friendly...See full Q&A
Q: Are cattle fed unnatural corn diets in a feedyard?
A: Feedyard cattle do not eat diets made up entirely of corn. They start by eating a lot of hay and fiber, then move to a higher...See full Q&A
Q: What is PQA Plus?
A: PQA Plus is a farmer-driven, educational program that implements and teaches best management practices in raising and caring for...See full Q&A
Q: How much land is an acre?
A: An acre is a measure of area. It can be any shape as long as it equals 43,560 square feet. Engineers typically use 100,000 square...See full Q&A
Q: Are there antibiotics in the milk I buy?
A: No. Dairy producers ensure traces of antibiotics don’t enter our food supply. All farm milk is tested multiple times before it...See full Q&A
Q: Is flavored milk a good choice for kids?
A: Yes. Chocolate and other flavored milks contain the same nine essential nutrients as white milk, and they are a healthful...See full Q&A
Q: What’s the difference between pork loin and tenderloin?
A: Tenderloin weighs between ¾-1 pound. Loin weighs in between 8-10 pounds and is used to make other loin cuts, such as chops,...See full Q&A
Q: How does cotton get from the farm to the factory?
A: Cotton is harvested, then ginned to clean it and remove debris. Once it’s ginned, cotton is graded on quality before being sold...See full Q&A
Q: Are cattle used for purposes other than food?
A: Yes! Cattle can also be used to make shoes, basketballs, gum, marshmallows, soap, medicines, glue and more!See full Q&A
Q: What causes wheat sensitivity?
A: There is a specific gene that causes people to develop celiac disease.See full Q&A
Q: What is field corn used for?
A: Field corn is used to feed cattle and to make biofuels like ethanol. It can also be used in plastics, fabrics and batteries.See full Q&A
Q: How many pounds of soybeans are in a bushel?
A: Sixty pounds! In Kansas, a farmer can produce an average 39 bushels an acre.See full Q&A
Q: Do farming and ranching overlap?
A: Farming and ranching go hand-in-hand. Cattle, hogs and other livestock eat a lot of the crops grown here like field corn,...See full Q&A
Q: How has wheat evolved?
A: Believe it or not, today’s wheat has the same genetic components as its ancient ancestors.See full Q&A
Q: Is raising beef sustainable?
A: Beef production has gotten a bad rap, but it’s more sustainable than ever with a 10% improvement in water quality, 7% reduction...See full Q&A
Q: Why is soil health important?
A: Healthy soil is full of nutrients that help plants grow. Without those important nutrients, farmers wouldn’t be able to raise our...See full Q&A