It’s February: Are You Thinking about Tomatoes…Yet?

K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS It’s still nearly three months before Kansas gardeners begin to put tomato plants into the ground. Kansas State University horticulture expert Ward Upham says that’s an opportunity for gardeners to set themselves up for a bountiful season. “Most of the varieties available to home gardeners are […]

Growing the Native Pawpaw Fruit

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— While pawpaw trees are native to eastern Kansas, many people have never eaten the unique fruit that grows on the tree. Pawpaw is rarely sold commercially because of their short shelf-life.   “Fruit (from a pawpaw tree) resemble fat bananas and are generally […]

Consumer Connection: Don’t Be Left in the Cold Over Winter Weather Insurance Claims

Topeka, KS – Kansans are no strangers to winter weather. With the arrival of the freezing conditions comes the potential for winter-related damage to your home or property. Your homeowners or renters insurance policy can protect you against common winter damage, so be sure to contact your agent to conduct a review of your current […]

Swine Profitability Conference Features Talk on Genetically Engineered Pigs

By Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS– A University of Missouri professor whose work includes producing genetically engineered pigs that may one day contribute to human organ transplants will be a featured speaker during Kansas State University’s Swine Profitability conference on Feb. 7.   Randy Prather is the Curator’s Distinguished […]

AG Kris Kobach Announces He Will Sue Biden Administration Over Lesser Prairie Chicken Rule

Topeka, KS- Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach will sue the Biden administration unless the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service withdraws a rule that lists the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species. Kobach announced his intent to file a lawsuit in a written notice to the administration. “The Biden administration’s listing of this species will […]

2022 Kansas Birding Big Year Results, 2023 Contest

Pratt, KS– The 2023 Kansas Birding Big Year Contest, hosted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP), is officially underway! Participation is simple; record the number of unique bird species you see in Kansas from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2023 and submit your findings. You just might end up a 2023 Kansas Birding Big […]

Landscape Design Workshop

It’s never too early to start planning for your garden or redesigning your landscaping! Join Kelsey Hatesohl, River Valley District Horticulture Agent, and Cassie Thiessen, Post Rock District Horticulture Agent, to learn how to make your landscape stand out this spring! We will be sharing the basics of landscape design, talking about choosing the right […]