Farming & Ranching

Farm Bureau is accepting applications for Century Farm Program

Submitted by Betty Bergman The history of Kansas’ farms and ranches is rich in heritage and spirit. If you are a Kansas Farm Bureau member whose family owns at least…

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Weather delays field progress

Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, definitely missed the mark this year. On Feb. 2, Phil didn’t see his shadow, signaling an early spring — rather than six more weeks…

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Avoid the risk of being run over by one of the farm’s most powerful tools.

Submitted by University of Nebraska Medical Center Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health Power and size are two features that make farm tractors so valuable – and dangerous. Modern technology is helping…

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Beef Issues Group to be held March 25

Submitted by Jody Holthaus Dr. Aaron Schaffer, DVM with Apogee Animal Health, will present “Turning a Profit with Records Based Management” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25. The program will…

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One month left to apply for SBA Disaster Loans

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded small non-farm businesses in eight Kansas counties and neighboring counties in Missouri and Nebraska…

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Conservation District holds 72nd annual meeting

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle The Nemaha County Conservation District’s Annual Meeting was held Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Nemaha County Community Building in Seneca. A large crowd attended the meeting,…

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Conservation District sets cost-share sign up dates

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle, Nemaha County Conservation District The Nemaha County Conservation District is conducting a sign-up March 1 through March 15 to accept requests for state financial assistance to install…

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Brown County Conservation District announces conservation award winners

Submitted by Niki Tollefson, Brown County Conservation District Numerous individuals and families in Brown County are being honored with 2018 conservation awards. Banker’s Award: Bruce VanEpps Bruce VanEpps, a fourth-generation…

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Soil Conservation: NCCD announces conservation winners

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle, Nemaha County Conservation District The Nemaha County Conservation District has announced winners of conservation awards, ahead of the District’s annual meeting. Wildlife Award: Josh Meyer family As…

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Soil Conservation: Brown County Conservation District’s annual meeting set for February 19

Submitted by Niki Tollefson, District Manager, Brown County Conservation District The Brown County Conservation District will be holding their Annual Meeting on Tuesday Feb. 19, at the Fisher Center, 201 E. Iowa…

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Soil Conservation: Cost-share sign-up is open this month

Submitted by Niki Tollefson, District Manager at Brown County Conservation District The Brown County Conservation District is conducting a sign-up Feb. 1 through Feb. 28, to accept requests for state financial…

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Soil Conservation: Nutrient management

Submitted by Robert Schiffner, Resource Conservationist Managing nutrients has always been a concern in both agricultural and non-agricultural settings. Production levels suffer if there are inadequate nutrients in the soil. Off-site…

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Soil Conservation: Soil compaction

Steven Graber, Resource Soil Scientist Soil compaction occurs on nearly every farm in the United States, with the results of compaction evident in crop growth. Recent research has shown that organic…

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Soil Conservation: Understanding acronyms

Submitted by Toni Flax, Rangeland Management Specialist When walking into a government office, you may hear acronyms such as CTA, CSP, EQIP and RCPP. If you are familiar with these…

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Farm Transition meeting slated for February 13

Submitted by Jody Holthaus The Jackson Heights FFA Alumni and Meadowlark Extension District are partnering to bring a Farm Transition meeting to our area. The event will take place at…

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