OSU Extension Awarded Funding to Add Native American Educator Roles

By Gail Ellis Stillwater, OK– The northeast district of Oklahoma State University Extension has received two Native American Agriculture Fund grants to support new and ongoing partnerships with multiple Native American tribes and nations in Oklahoma. NAAF provides funding to eligible organizations for business assistance, agricultural education, technical support and advocacy services to support Native […]

Kansas Farm Bureau, Members Receive National Honors at AFBF Convention

Manhattan, KS – Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) received on Sunday the Pinnacle Award, the highest honor a state Farm Bureau can be awarded for program and membership achievement at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 104th convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico. KFB also won the New Horizon Award, which celebrates the most innovative new […]

Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Alex Parker, Circle P Processing

By Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University    Manhattan, KS- “Full circle.” That’s one way of describing the creation of one Kansas rural business, which is located in what was once one of the first state-inspected meat plants and is again serving the processing needs […]

Fifteen Specialty Crop Block Grants Awarded in 2022

Manhattan, KS— The Kansas Department of Agriculture was awarded $780,776 through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program in 2022. Funds for the program were presented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Marketing Service. The purpose of the SCBG Program is to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. According to the USDA, specialty crops […]

Cold? Snow? No Matter to Gardeners

K-State Research and Extension news service    Manhattan, KS– It’s barely January, it’s cold and many landscapes are covered with snow, but in Kansas and surrounding areas, gardeners are heeding a similar set of commands: Ready, Set…Go?   “Planning for and starting vegetable and flower transplants,” said Kansas State University horticulture expert Ward Upham, “can […]

Cattle Chat: Cattle Care in Extreme Winter Temperatures

By Lisa Moser, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— The extreme late December drop in temperatures drove many to retreat to the indoors to stay warm, but for beef cattle out on pasture, bedding in a warm barn is not always an option, said the experts at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle […]

K-State Research and Extension Seeks Input from Kansas Citizens

K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS– Officials with a statewide network that has provided unbiased, research-based information on issues important to Kansans for 108 years are reaching out to learn more about how the organization can best serve residents of the state.   K-State Research and Extension has released a public survey […]

Kansas Corporation Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Atmos Energy Rate Increase Request

Topeka, KS– The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) is holding a public hearing to give Atmos Energy customers the opportunity to ask questions and comment on the company’s recent application to increase rates. If approved, residential customers with average usage will pay an additional $5.60 per month, an increase of 6.4%. The public hearing is scheduled for […]

Emergency Drought Commission Allocates Remaining Funds to Emergency Drought Cost-Share Program

Oklahoma City, OK — The Emergency Drought Commission met Thursday to direct all remaining funding allocated to the Commission. The Emergency Drought Commission also determined any funds unused and returned by the local conservation districts should be redirected with the remaining funds. The funding directed by the Emergency Drought Commission in Thursday’s meeting totals approximately $5 […]