Signs of a Healthy Community

By Lisa Moser, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— When people talk about health, often it is focused on the individual and how they are feeling that day, but a Kansas State University assistant professor says we need to think more broadly on the topic.   “Health is more than simply not […]

Proper Storage of Pecans-Other Nuts Important to Maintain Quality

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service Manhattan, KS — Pecans and other nuts are popular gifts during the holidays, but proper storage is essential to extend shelf life and quality, said Kansas State University horticulture expert Ward Upham. “Excessive water loss can lead to shriveled nutmeats, and the fats and oils in […]

KWEC to Host Several Winter Break Activities

Hays, KS. – Fort Hays State University’s Kansas Wetlands Education Center will host several drop-in events on Thursday, Dec. 29, and Friday, Dec. 30.   The December WILD program will take place on Thursday the 29 at 10 a.m. This month’s focus will be on falconry.   Falconry is the sport of hunting wild animals […]

Fort Riley to Host Wreaths Across America Ceremony Again This Year

Fort Riley, KS- Fort Riley, in conjunction with the Fourth District, State of Kansas, Veterans of Foreign Wars and VFW Auxiliary, will host a Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Fort Riley post cemetery, 193 Huebner Rd, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. Brig. Gen. Niave Knell, 1st Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General – Riley, will […]

Kansas Insurance Department Employee Receives National Service Award

Topeka, KS – Glenda Haverkamp, a 45-year employee of the Kansas Insurance Department, yesterday, received the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Robert Dineen Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the State Regulation of Insurance. “There is no one person in the state of Kansas who has made a larger impact on the regulation of […]

Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Bret Fitzpatrick, AgrAbility

By Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University    Manhattan, KS- September 18, 2004. Bret Fitzpatrick was driving to a farm sale when his truck tire blew out on a two-lane bridge. He lost control of his truck, went into the ditch, hit a power pole, […]

K-State Researchers on the Lookout for Southern Flying Squirrel

By Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS– Their name may imply it, but southern flying squirrels don’t actually fly. They only seem to do so.   “They have a specialized membrane (called a patagium) that extends between their front and back feet and allows them to glide from tree to […]