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 […]

Cattle Chat: Adding Females to the Herd

By Lisa Moser, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS- In looking at the shifting amounts of money in retirement accounts, it is easy to see that markets run in cycles. In much the same way, the size of the beef cattle operation shifts in response to several factors including market demand, feed […]

Seven Kansas Non-profits Awarded Big Game Permits for Fundraising

Pratt, KS– Seven lucky conservation organizations are set to receive special Commission Big Game Permits after their organization’s applications were drawn by Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commissioners during their public meeting on January 12. The Commission Big Game Permit program – which the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks began in 2006 – allows Kansas […]

Popular Walk Kansas Program Gears Up for 2023

By Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS – Two-thirds of chronic diseases – diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and others — can be prevented by lifestyle changes.   So, each year about this time, Sharolyn Jackson gets pretty excited about a program that rallies thousands of Kansans and their friends to […]

Horticulture Expert Shares Tips for Blooming Paperwhites

Paperwhites are easy to bloom because they don’t need a chilling period   By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS — While the winter brings cold and snow, bringing paperwhites — a type of daffodil — to flower is simple, said Ward Upham, Kansas State University horticulture expert.   A […]

Kansas Issues Fish Consumption Advisories for 2023

Topeka, KS– The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) are issuing fish consumption advisories for 2023. The advisories identify types of fish or other aquatic animals that should be eaten in limited quantities or, in some cases, avoided altogether because of contamination. General advice and […]

Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Jacquelyne Leffler, Leffler Prime Performance

By Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University  Manhattan, KS- The call came while she was sitting with her dad at a pizza place. Essentially, the message was: “Sorry, we’re canceling our entire order from your business.”   Since that was all the product that she had […]

Morel-ly right: Online Classes will Help Enthusiasts ID, Sell Popular Wild Mushroom

K-State Research and Extension news service    Manhattan, KS– K-State Research and Extension, in partnership with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, is offering online classes at two different times to help people earn the necessary approval to sell wild morel mushrooms.   The classes will be offered online through Zoom on March 15 from noon […]