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The top stories from K-State Research and Extension are posted below. Download Excel File with some of the recent news stories.
 
Oberlin native, Atwood business among Huck Boyd Leaders of the Year
3-25-15 - Hays Post - Clare Gustin
Outreach, innovation and service would be hallmarks of the five Kansas initiatives which are to be recognized by Kansas State University’s Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development as Leaders of the Year for 2015.
 
‘Full Circle … an Aging Expo’ scheduled next month in Colby
3-25-15 - Hays Post - Libby Curry
Although Ron Willis has met many people in his travels throughout the United States, he recalls four individuals from his childhood who taught him early on about being a person with integrity and compassion.
 
Workshop to help parents keep kids safe on Internet
3-25-15 - Wichita Eagle
A workshop to help parents learn how to keep their children safer on the Internet will be offered over three evenings by K-State Research and Extension.
 
$2.5M granted to boost rural economy
3-24-15 - McPherson Sentinel - Glynn Tonsor
Funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is expected to assist communities and regions in creating self-sustaining, long-term economic development through research and strategic planning.
 
Prevalence of financial fraud means consumers should be proactive
3-23-15 - Phys.org - Elizabeth Kiss
In a world where data breaches, credit card fraud and identity theft are becoming more common, consumers should consider ways to protect themselves.
 
Meat and poultry recalls: What food firms and investors should know
3-20-15 - High Plains Journal - Ted Schroeder
Food safety is top-of-mind among many consumers and producers of food.
 
K-State, General Mills to develop new wheat varieties
3-19-15 - Ag Professional - Jesse Poland
Kansas State University officials are hailing a recent partnership with food giant General Mills as a win-win proposition that ultimately will benefit the state’s farmers and consumers worldwide.
 
A growing interest in forage sorghum
3-18-15 - Dairy Herd Management - John Holman
As winter soon comes to a close, it is never too early to start planning feedstuffs production for cattle next winter. Forage sorghum offers a variety of benefits that help secure its place as one of those major feedstuffs. 
 
K-State economist following avian influenza developments
3-18-15 - Midwest Producer - Glynn Tonsor
News that more than 40 countries have banned poultry imports from Minnesota after a lethal strain of avian influenza was confirmed in a turkey flock there has now been compounded by news of confirmed cases in Missouri and Arkansas turkeys.
 
Specialist Urges Avian Flock Owners Near Basehor to Report
3-17-15 - Stanly News & Press - Scott Beyer
K-State Research and Extension poultry specialist Scott Beyer is urging owners of small avian flocks in the Basehor, Kansas area to contact the Kansas Department of Agriculture to let them know about their flocks.
 
Stored-product entomology at K-State surpasses 100 years
3-17-15 - Ag Professional - Thomas Phillips
Kansas, known commonly as the “Wheat State,” generally produces the largest amount of hard red winter wheat in the United States, which is used for flour and bread-making.
 
Poultry owners should be vigilant in watching for signs of avian influenza
3-17-15 - High Plains Journal - Scott Beyer
Poultry owners should be aware there is currently an outbreak of the H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza associated with the migratory bird flyways in the United States, said Kansas State University animal scientist Scott Beyer.
 
Stored-Product Entomology at Kansas State Surpasses 100 Years
3-16-15 - KTIC Radio - Thomas Phillips
Kansas, known commonly as the “Wheat State,” generally produces the largest amount of hard red winter wheat in the United States, which is used for flour and bread-making.
 
K-State agricultural economist following avian influenza developments
3-13-15 - High Plains Journal - Glynn Tonsor
News that more than 40 countries have banned poultry imports from Minnesota after a lethal strain of avian influenza was confirmed in a turkey flock there has now been compounded by news of confirmed cases in Missouri and Arkansas turkeys.
 
Vigilance over bird flu advised: KSU animal scientist
3-13-15 - Outbreak News Today - Scott Beyer
Poultry owners should be aware that there is currently an outbreak of the H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) associated with the migratory bird flyways in the United States, said Kansas State University animal scientist Scott Beyer.
 
Bird flu: Poultry bans by overseas buyers could affect poultry, beef and pork prices: KSU economist
3-12-15 - Outbreak Today - Glynn Tonsor
News that more than 40 countries have banned poultry imports from Minnesota after a lethal strain of avian influenza was confirmed in a turkey flock there has now been compounded by news of confirmed cases in Missouri and Arkansas turkeys.
 
K-State Agricultural Economist Following Avian Influenza Developments
3-12-15 - Kansas Farm & Ranch Radio - Glynn Tonsor
News that more than 40 countries have banned poultry imports from Minnesota after a lethal strain of avian influenza was confirmed in a turkey flock there has now been compounded by news of confirmed cases in Missouri and Arkansas turkeys.
 
K-State 2014 Farm Bill team reaches more than 4,000 Kansans
3-10-15 - Drovers Cattle Network - Mykel Taylor
Farm producers and ranchers are facing many decisions regarding the Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the 2014 Farm Bill.
 
In-Depth fruit and vegetable production workshops planned in Kansas City area
3-6-15 - Kansas City Kansan - Cary Rivard
A series of workshops designed for anyone growing fruits and vegetables for sale or for the serious home gardener will be held in several locations in the Kansas City area, starting March 16.
 
E. coli vaccine effective but seldom used in feedlot cattle
3-6-15 - High Plains Journal - Glynn Tonsor
When it comes to foodborne illnesses, few rival E. coli for the damaging effect it can have on humans.
 
E. coli vaccine effective but seldom used
3-5-15 - Iowa Farmer Today - Glynn Tonsor
When it comes to foodborne illnesses, few rival E. coli for the damaging effect it can have on humans.
 
March is a Good Time to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses
3-5-15 - Kansas City Gardener - Ward Upham
Ornamental grasses have staked their claim as gorgeous assets to many a landscape, even in the cold, dark days of winter. But now is the time to cut them back to make room for new growth.
 
Take care of grass
3-5-15 - McPherson Sentinel - Ward Upham
Ornamental grasses have staked their claim as gorgeous assets to many a landscape, even in the cold, dark days of winter. But now is the time to cut them back to make room for new growth.
 
Good time to cut back ornamental grasses
3-5-15 - Morning Ag Clips - Ward Upham
Ornamental grasses have staked their claim as gorgeous assets to many a landscape, even in the cold, dark days of winter.
 
Art Barnaby and Mykel Taylor to talk about the Farm Bill
3-5-15 - Winfield Daily Courier - Art Barnaby
K-State Research and Extension Cowley County will host a webinar by Dr. Art Barnaby and Dr. Mykel Taylor regarding the The Agricultural Act of 2014: Final Update, Friday, Mar. 11 in the Community Room at Baden Square, 700 Gary Street.
 
Take steps to better health with Walk Kansas
3-5-15 - Hays Daily News - Sharolyn Jackson
It's as simple as putting one step in front of another. That's the idea behind Walk Kansas, an eight-week program that starts March 15, designed to promote activity, good nutrition and better health.
 
Give chickens a home they can cluck about
3-4-15 - Midwest Producer - Scott Beyer
It's coming, if we wait a bit longer. This chilly time of year our thoughts turn to spring activities, like planting flowers and vegetables. For some, it's buying a few chickens.
 
Average corn a little too coarse
3-4-15 - Louisburg Herald - Chris Reinhardt
Ask cattle producers how they grind corn used in their animals’ diets, and the responses would likely range from fine, to medium, to coarse.

In-Depth Fruit & Vegetable Production Workshops Planned in Kansas City Area

3-4-15 - Gardner Edge - Cary Rivard
A series of workshops designed for anyone growing fruits and vegetables for sale or for the serious home gardener will be held in several locations in the Kansas City area, starting March 16.
 
Average corn a little too coarse
3-4-15 - Miami County Republic - Chris Reinhardt
Ask cattle producers how they grind corn used in their animals’ diets, and the responses would likely range from fine, to medium, to coarse.
 
Tips for effective and efficient crop water use
3-4-15 - Port Network - Danny Rogers
Common questions agricultural producers in Kansas have regarding water use typically relate to conserving the Ogallala Aquifer in the western part of the state and reservoir sedimentation concerns in the eastern part of the state.
 
Review corn particle size to improve beef feeding efficiency
3-3-15 - Beef Magazine - Chris Reinhardt
According to a new study out from Kansas State University, corn particle size can affect digestibility and how cattle efficiently use the grain for energy and growth – meaning cattle producers will likely need to take a second look at how they are preparing their rations.
 
E. coli vaccine works, but is rarely used in feedlot cattle
3-3-15 - Kansas Farmer - Glynn Tonsor
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, often referred to as STEC 0157 or simply E. coli, is naturally occurring in cattle and though it does no harm to the cattle, can make humans sick.
 
E. coli vaccine works, but is rarely used in feedlot cattle
3-3-15 - Farm Futures - Glynn Tonsor
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, often referred to as STEC 0157 or simply E. coli, is naturally occurring in cattle and though it does no harm to the cattle, can make humans sick.
 
E. coli vaccine sees limited use in cattle
3-3-15 - McPherson Sentinel - Glynn Tonsor
When it comes to foodborne illnesses, few rival E. coli for the damaging effect it can have on humans.
 
E. coli vaccine effective but seldom used in feedlot cattle
3-2-15 - Drovers Cattle Network - Glynn Tonsor
When it comes to foodborne illnesses, few rival E. coli for the damaging effect it can have on humans.
 
E. coli Vaccine Effective But Seldom Used in Feedlot Cattle
3-2-15 - Rural Messenger - Glynn Tonsor
When it comes to foodborne illnesses, few rival E. coli for the damaging effect it can have on humans.
 
E. coli Vaccine Effective But Seldom Used in Feedlot Cattle
3-2-15 - Kansas Farm & Ranch Radio - Glynn Tonsor
When it comes to foodborne illnesses, few rival E. coli for the damaging effect it can have on humans.

Keep corn particle size in mind to enhance feedlot efficiency
3-2-15 - Farm & Ranch Guide - Chris Reinhardt
Ask cattle producers how they grind corn used in their animals’ diets, and the responses would likely range from fine, to medium, to coarse.
 
Health care access 'doctors up' local economies
3-2-15 - High Plains Journal - John Leatherman
Many thoughts go into choosing a place to live and work. Access to affordable housing, high-quality schools and a comprehensive health care system are among those considerations that typically rise to the top of the list.