Terrariums Can Introduce a New Generation to Gardening

By Trisha Gedon Stillwater, OK– When people think of gardening, they probably envision the traditional plot of land in the landscape filled with vegetable plants, flowers and shrubs. It’s possible, however, to have a tiny garden inside the home. Terrariums not only add to a home’s décor, they are also a great way to introduce […]

Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Dirck Hoagland, Black Herefords

By Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University    Kansas- Let’s visit a birthplace – not of a president or a general, but the birthplace of a cattle breed. Today we’ll learn more about an innovative family that helped develop a new breed of cattle in […]

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

Topeka, KS– The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.  A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or paint floating on the water and be colored blue, bright green, brown or […]

Veterinary Researchers Identify Potential Treatment for Emerging Rabbit Diseases

Manhattan, KS— A discovery by researchers at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine may save the lives of wild and domestic rabbits threatened by the recent spread of lagovirus diseases, including Rabbit hemorrhagic disease and European brown hare syndrome. Through collaboration with researchers from other Kansas Board of Regents universities, K-State virologists Yunjeong Kimand […]

Livestock Biosecurity A Diligent and Serious Task

“It’s very common for cattle to come home from a show and be under the weather,” said Dana Zook, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock specialist for the west district. “It could just be a virus, but there’s always a chance it could be more.”

Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Dirck Hoagland, J&N Ranch, part 1

By Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University    Manhattan, KS- Today let’s learn about a cross-section of agriculture. Let’s talk to a cattle feeder, a timber producer, a crop farmer, a stocker cattle grower, and a beef seedstock producer.   To cover all of these, […]