From School Choice to Parents’ Rights, Kansas Lawmakers Are Pushing Education Changes

Wichita, KS— Dozens of education bills making their way through the Kansas Legislature this session could have a profound effect on public schools. Conservatives want to make it easier for families to send their children to private schools — including diverting tax dollars — and they’re once again pushing for more parental control over what’s taught […]

Wheat Grazing Draws to a Close With First Hollow Stem on the Horizon

By Gail Ellis Stillwater, OK– The first hollow stem stage of grazed wheat, a lead indicator of when to remove cattle from wheat pasture to preserve yield potential, could arrive within the next two to three weeks for some varieties. Amanda De Oliveira Silva, Oklahoma State University Extension specialist for small grains, said her wheat […]

K-State Grazing Specialist to Speak on Environmental Concerns in Beef Industry

By Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension news   Manhattan, KS – Beef cattle is big business in Kansas.   The state holds the United States’ third largest number of cattle on ranches and feedyards – 6.5 million head, behind only Texas and Nebraska – and generates nearly $9 billion in cash receipts annually. In […]

BIF Award Program Applications Due

Manhattan, KS — Deadlines for Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) award applications are approaching quickly. Each year BIF recognizes a Seedstock Producer of the Year and Commercial Producer of the Year. The deadline for both awards is April 1. Updated application forrms are posted to the website “Award Forms” page under the “Resource Center” tab. […]

‘Living Well Wednesday’ Session to Focus on Anxiety, Overthinking

By Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension news service   MANHATTAN, Kan. – In small doses, anxiety might be a good thing, perhaps inspiring a person to act quickly in the face of danger, or think twice about a large expense.   But too much anxiety…not so much.   “The problem is when anxiety becomes […]

Governor Kelly Announces $11 Million for 66 Airport Improvement Projects

Topeka, KS– Governor Laura Kelly today announced that 66 airport projects across the state have been selected for Kansas Airport Improvement Program (KAIP) funding for planning, constructing, or rehabilitating public-use general aviation airports. “Whether it be airplane manufacturing, a link in the supply chain logistics, or travel, the Kansas aerospace industry is an essential part […]