FAPC to host an artisan and grain workshop on May 17

By Kirsten Hollansworth STILLWATER, Okla. ­– Renee Albers-Nelson, baking and milling specialist with the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center at Oklahoma State University, is set to host All You Knead to Know, an artisan and grain workshop, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 17 at FAPC. Anyone from a chef to a farmer, as well […]

3 Emerging Risks on the Horizon for the U.S. Farm Supply Sector

Likely crop cycle downturn in 2024 will usher in new set of challenges for ag retailers DENVER (March 27, 2023)—The outlook for agricultural retailers is generally favorable for 2023 following a year of record profits in 2022. However, the sector faces an emerging set of risks that could depress profit margins and challenge traditional business […]

Webinar to address grass turnout in Western Kansas

COLBY, Kan. – Kansas State University Western Kansas Research and Extension Centers will host a webinar on April 4 from noon to 1 p.m. CT on decision making for grass turnout in Western Kansas. In many areas of the state grass growth was very limited last year and continuing dry conditions in recent months raise […]

K-State ASI To Host Open House Activities April 1

Plan to attend these activities hosted by the K-State ASI organizations and units during the All-University Open House. MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State University All-University Open House will be April 1 with activities across campus going on from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Department of Animal Sciences and Industry (ASI), including the Food […]

Brush up on wildfire plans during the winds of March

By Gail Ellis STILLWATER, Okla. – This time of year, strong, spring winds whip across the prairie, and the smell of a grass fire may be detected in the air. John Weir, Oklahoma State University Extension fire ecology specialist, said March is the windiest month, driving wildfires in the dormant season before the brown, dead […]

United Soybean Board calls for interested farmer-leaders to ‘Make Your Mark’

March 24, 2023 – The United Soybean Board, which oversees the funds of the national checkoff, is looking for farmer-leaders from all backgrounds to get involved on the national board. “It gives you a chance to work on some of the bigger ticket topics in the soybean industry that benefit farmers,” Lance Rezac, USB director […]

OSU wheat varieties are Oklahoma’s top four most planted

By Alisa Boswell-Gore STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University wheat varieties are among the top four varieties planted in Oklahoma for the ninth consecutive year, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. “Wheat is essential to human nourishment and health. Our research in wheat genetics is well positioned to continue leading the nation in […]

Cattle Chat: Understanding hardware disease

K-State cattle experts explain how cattle can get this sickness and ways to manage it By Lisa Moser, K-State Research and Extension news service MANHATTAN, Kan. — Anyone who has spent time with toddlers knows that they need to be watched closely to make sure they don’t put non-food objects into their mouths to avoid […]

Shop Kansas Farms rolls out new website in celebration of Ag Day

MANHATTAN – Kansas Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Shop Kansas Farms (SKF) rolled out a new website today in celebration of National Agriculture Day. The website, www.shopkansasfarms.com, features a searchable map so consumers can find food items from farmers near them. “Shop Kansas Farms is a trusted brand for consumers when it comes to buying directly from […]

K-State opens applications for 2023 animal science leadership academy

Program open to 20 high school students interested in livestock-related careers K-State Research and Extension news service  MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry is opening its doors this summer to high school students who have an interest in becoming leaders in the livestock industry and related careers. Department officials […]