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 […]

Beef specialists warn of bloat on wheat pasture

By Gail Ellis STILLWATER, Okla. – Varying degrees of drought across the state have caused cool-season grasses to grow a little later than usual this year, and Oklahoma State University Extension specialists have received reports of bloat in calves grazing wheat and other small grain pastures. Growing conditions improved for these pastures, which have been […]

New Commissioners Elected to Kansas Commodity Commissions

MANHATTAN, Kansas — The Kansas Department of Agriculture has announced the result of the elections held for the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat — in districts four, five, and six in the central region of the state. Grain commodity commissions serve the Kansas agriculture industry by managing […]

Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Sara Shivers, Salt Creek

By Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University  Let’s have a steak dinner at the beautiful Savoy at 21c restaurant in downtown Kansas City. Where did this Black Angus beef come from? It was brought here directly from a farm in the Flint Hills of rural […]

Oklahoma Peanut EXPO is March 23

By Alisa Boswell-Gore STILLWATER, Okla. – The 2023 Oklahoma Peanut EXPO will be held March 23 at the Business Enterprise Center at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. Attendees will receive updates from peanut experts on everything from variety and market type selection to marketing and industry outlook. “The peanut expo allows attendees to visit […]

Ardent Mills donates $3.5 million for Kansas State University’s new agriculture innovation centers

MANHATTAN — The Kansas State University Foundation today announced that Ardent Mills has pledged $3.5 million to support the Kansas State University College of Agriculture’s innovation centers for grain, food, animal and agronomy research. Ardent Mills’ investment will support new facilities in the College of Agriculture’s Department of Grain Science and Industry, including renovations of […]