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Spring Rainfall Causes Late Tillers in Some Kansas Wheat
6-15-15 - Kansas Ag Connection - Jim Shroyer
Recent abundant rainfall resulted in a flush of new growth in some Kansas wheat fields, sparking development of late-developing tillers.
 
What a Difference a May Makes
6-15-15 - Rural Messenger - Mary Knapp
It wasn’t your imagination. It’s been raining more than usual – a lot more.

Spring rainfall causes late tillers in some Kansas wheat
6-12-15 - Ag Professional - Jim Shroyer
Recent abundant rainfall resulted in a flush of new growth in some Kansas wheat fields, sparking development of late-developing tillers.

K-State University Research and Extension Specialist: Spring Rainfall Causes Late Tillers in Some KS Wheat
6-11-15 - Grain Net - Jim Shroyer
Recent abundant rainfall resulted in a flush of new growth in some Kansas wheat fields, sparking development of late-developing tillers.
 
K-State University Research and Extension Specialist: Spring Rainfall Causes Late Tillers in Some KS Wheat
6-11-15 - Milling Journal - Jim Shroyer
Recent abundant rainfall resulted in a flush of new growth in some Kansas wheat fields, sparking development of late-developing tillers.
 
Kansas Wheat: Late Tillers More of a Problem Than a Boon
6-11-15 - Ag Fax - Jim Shroyer
Recent abundant rainfall resulted in a flush of new growth in some Kansas wheat fields, sparking development of late-developing tillers.
 
What a Difference a May Can Make
6-11-15 - Kansas Ag Connection - Mary Knapp
It wasn't your imagination. It's been raining more than usual -- a lot more.

Spring Rainfall Causes Late Tillers in Some Kansas Wheat
6-11-15 - Rural Messenger - Jim Shroyer
Recent abundant rainfall resulted in a flush of new growth in some Kansas wheat fields, sparking development of late-developing tillers.
 
Spring Rainfall Causes Late Tillers in Some Kansas Wheat
6-11-15 - Kansas Farm & Ranch Radio - Jim Shroyer
Recent abundant rainfall resulted in a flush of new growth in some Kansas wheat fields, sparking development of late-developing tillers.

Health insurance options available
6-11-15 - McPherson Sentinel - Roberta Riportella
According to the Kansas Health Institute, more than 96,000 Kansans signed up for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), before the 2015 deadline.
 
Farmers market resource available
6-10-15 - High Plains Journal - Londa Nwadike
Many of us have wandered through a farmers market and envisioned ourselves selling produce, baked goods or other foods.
 
Kansas communities, individuals honored by PRIDE program
6-10-15 - High Plains Journal - Jaime Menon
Renovating a basketball court or adding a sign to the outskirts of town may seem like small steps, but in some rural Kansas communities they are part of a bigger effort to enhance the quality of life for the area’s citizens.
 
Stretching dollars at the meat counter
6-2-15 - High Plains Journal - Travis O'Quinn
We’ve all done it…stood at the meat counter trying to figure out what to buy. And if we’re having guests, the decision is even more critical.

Water quality is important as quantity
6-1-15 - High Plains Journal
Water affects every facet of our lives, from drinking supplies to agricultural production to recreation. While debates ensue about water quantity as a drought across the High Plains eases somewhat, quality determines how and if it can be used.

Most outdoor plants are harmless — unless they're not
5-31-15 - Salina Journal - Jason Graves
The wet spring weather has caused the ground to be covered with green and growing plants, but not everything that’s growing from the ground is harmless.
 
Extension Connection — Reduce Risks of Foodborne Illness With Tested Canning Methods
5-30-15 - Pittsburg Morning Sun - Karen Blakeslee
Do you know which method is appropriate for canning your garden produce? Using the correct method is important since improper equipment and techniques can result in foodborne illnesses such as botulism.

Garden Variety: Master Gardener tour highlights local landscapes
5-29-15 - Lawrence Journal World
Next weekend, June 6-7, six private gardens will open their doors to visitors during the biannual Garden Tour sponsored by the Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners.
 
Saturated soils impact area crops
5-27-15 - Farm Talk - Ignacio Ciampitti, Doug Jardine, Doug Shoup and Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz
“Rain, rain, go away, come again another day, little Johnny wants to play,” is a common refrain from my children on rainy days. As it applies to agriculture, the last line should be more like “little corn and beans may decay.”

Teams walk their way to success
5-27-15 - Hays Post - Linda Beech
When 312 people joined 52 local Walk Kansas teams in March to walk the distance across Kansas, little did they know they would log enough miles to circle the globe 1.7 times!
 
Conserving water in the garden
5-27-15 - The Kansan
Think back to the summer of 2011 and 2012. Wow those were dry years!

Local 4-Hers recognized for projects

5-26-15 - McPherson Sentinel - Barbara Stone
The Kansas 4-H Youth Development Program has named the 2015 State 4-H Project Winners.
 
Kansas PRIDE Honors Potwin PRIDE volunteers
5-25-15 - Butler County Times Gazette
Volunteers in Potwin have been honored for their work on a ball field fence project.
 
When the Soil is too Wet to Work
5-21-15 - St. John News - Alan Stevens
Here in eastern Kansas we have been inundated with rain this spring, making planting the flower trials difficult.
 
Stretch dollar at meat counter
5-20-15 - Feed Stuffs Food Link - Travis O'Quinn
THE grilling season has officially begun, but with so many different choices and steadily increasing beef prices, many consumers often stand at the meat counter trying to figure out what to buy.
 
Kansas communities, individuals honored by PRIDE Program
5-18-15 - Great Bend Tribune - Jaime Menon
Renovating a basketball court or adding a sign to the outskirts of town may seem like small steps, but in some rural Kansas communities they are part of a bigger effort to enhance the quality of life for the area’s citizens.
 
Stretch Your Dollars at the Meat Counter
5-18-15 - Kansas City infoZine - Travis O'Quinn
We've all done it…. stood at the meat counter trying to figure out what to buy. And if we’re having guests, the decision is even more critical

Iola, Humboldt honored by PRIDE Program
5-18-15 - Chanute Tribune - Jaime Menon
Renovating a basketball court or adding a sign to the outskirts of town may seem like small steps, but in some rural Kansas communities they are part of a bigger effort to enhance the quality of life for the area’s citizens.
 
Ready, set, grill: K-State will host Barbecue 101 workshop in Hays
5-18-15 - High Plains Journal - Travis O'Quinn
Kansas State University and the Ellis County Extension Office are presenting Barbecue 101, a one-day workshop for novice grillers and seasoned (pardon the pun) veterans alike, May 30 in Hays at the KSU Ag Research Center Auditorium, 1232 240th Ave. located just south of town.
 
Stretching dollars at the meat counter
5-15-15 - Drovers Cattle Network - Travis O'Quinn
We’ve all done it…. stood at the meat counter trying to figure out what to buy. And if we’re having guests, the decision is even more critical.
 
Kansas Water, Ag Department and K-State Research and Extension team up for meetings
5-12-15 - High Plains Journal - Gregg Hadley
Like all residents, Pam Fortun cares about clean water coming out of the faucet. As a civil engineer with the fast-growing City of Overland Park, however, designing systems to avoid flash flooding, ensuring water quantity and quality, and minimizing runoff from new neighborhoods are also priorities for her.
 
Economics of COOL don't pencil out: University research
5-7-15 - Beef Producer - Glynn Tonsor
Agricultural economists Glynn Tonsor and Ted Schroeder from Kansas State University and Joe Parcell from the University of Missouri have found in a study of the U.S. country of origin labeling requirement requires higher costs of compliance but doesn't provide a quantifiable benefit – and will likely result in an adverse economic impact.
 
Economics of COOL don't pencil out: University research
5-7-15 - Farm Futures - Glynn Tonsor
Agricultural economists Glynn Tonsor and Ted Schroeder from Kansas State University and Joe Parcell from the University of Missouri have found in a study of the U.S. country of origin labeling requirement requires higher costs of compliance but doesn't provide a quantifiable benefit – and will likely result in an adverse economic impact.

A Tale of Two Rivers: Kansas, Missouri River Regions have Differences and Similarities
5-7-15 - Rural Messenger - Gregg Hadley
Like all residents, Pam Fortun cares about clean water coming out of the faucet. As a civil engineer with the fast-growing City of Overland Park, however, designing systems to avoid flash flooding, ensuring water quantity and quality, and minimizing runoff from new neighborhoods are also priorities for her.

After a Flood, Think Food Safety
5-6-15 - Stanly News & Press - Londa Nwadike
Floods can be devastating in a variety of ways. They damage property and can leave lasting effects on communities.


K-State researchers win prestigious Publication Award in Horticultural Education
5-5-15 - High Plains Journal - Kimberly Williams
Kimberly Williams, Kansas State University professor of greenhouse management, and former master’s student Joshua Craver have been named the American Society for Horticultural Science Outstanding Education Publication Award winners.

Expect to pay more for beef as past droughts hit home and tastes change
5-2-15 - Kansas City Star - Glynn Tonsor
If beef is on the menu, firing up the grill this year will cost you more than ever before.

Kansas corn planting will soon move into high gear, but drought persists
5-1-15 - High Plains Journal - Mary Knapp
Corn planting in Kansas will soon be in full swing, but dry soils are making for a less than ideal start to the season.
 
Pass the salt: Beef cattle gains increased in DDGS study
4-29-15 - Midwest Producer - Dale Blasi
A recent Kansas State University study found that providing growing cattle with dried distillers grains (DDGS) plus salt on a self-feeding basis while the animals grazed native pastures helped boost average daily weight gain without the indirect expenses linked to daily delivery such as fuel and labor.

Breastfeeding Is Best, What if Breast Milk Is Limited or Unavailable?
4-28-15 - Kansas City infoZine - Londa Nwadike
There may be no greater joy than welcoming a baby into the world, and many moms want to give their babies the best start possible by breastfeeding.
 
K-State Barbecue 101 Workshop
4-28-15 - KCTV 5 Community Calendar
K-State Extension will be hosting a series of Barbecue 101 workshops in May and June.
 
Citizens develop water saving taskforce
4-26-15 - Morning Ag Clips
Some of the best tasting tap water in the world comes from Emporia, Kansas.
 
Pass the Salt: Beef Cattle Gains Increased in DDGS Study
4-24-15 - Ag Web - Dale Blasi
A recent Kansas State University study found that providing growing cattle with dried distillers grains (DDGS) plus salt on a self-feeding basis while the animals grazed native pastures helped boost average daily weight gain without the indirect expenses linked to daily delivery such as fuel and labor.

Pass the Salt: Beef Cattle Gains Increased in DDGS Study

4-23-15 - CattleSeller.com - Dale Blasi
A recent Kansas State University study found that providing growing cattle with dried distillers grains (DDGS) plus salt on a self-feeding basis while the animals grazed native pastures helped boost average daily weight gain without the indirect expenses linked to daily delivery such as fuel and labor.
 
KSU: DDGS plus salt boosts weight gain in beef cattle
4-23-15 - Ethanol Producer - Dale Blasi
A recent Kansas State University study found that providing growing cattle with dried distillers grains (DDGS) plus salt on a self-feeding basis while the animals grazed native pastures helped boost average daily weight gain without the indirect expenses linked to daily delivery such as fuel and labor.
 
Pass the Salt: Beef Cattle Gains Increased in DDGS Study
4-23-15 - Farm & Ranch Guide - Dale Blasi
A recent Kansas State University study found that providing growing cattle with dried distillers grains (DDGS) plus salt on a self-feeding basis while the animals grazed native pastures helped boost average daily weight gain without the indirect expenses linked to daily delivery such as fuel and labor.
 
Sorghum Is Gaining Ground… As a Forage
4-22-15 - Agriculture.com - John Holman
“Interest in forage sorghum is definitely on the rise,” said John Holman, a K-State Research and Extension agronomist based in Garden City. “There is a lot of interest in general to supply cow-calf, feedlot, and dairy industries in the region.”
 
The Kansas Garden Guide – A must-have for gardeners!
4-22-15 - Winfield Daily Courier
A well-planned and properly tended garden can provide for a family throughout the year. Most home gardeners agree that home grown produce has the ultimate in vegetable flavor.
 
Help for new vegetable gardeners
4-22-15 - Hiawatha World
Kansans who are new to vegetable gardening often don’t know how much of each crop to plant.
 
Self-fed salt supplement plus DDGs equals beef cattle gains
4-22-15 - Farm Futures - Dale Blasi
Providing grazed cattle with a self-fed salt supplement plus dried distillers grain can add to cattle gains while limiting beef producers' indirect expenses linked to daily delivery, such as fuel and labor, a new Kansas State study finds.
 
Research shows late-season burning helps control sericea in a big way
4-21-15 - Drovers Cattle Network - KC Olson
It’s a plant that tends to use many weapons to take over grasslands. Starting at the roots, this plant out-competes native plants for water and nutrients.
 
Corn Planting Will Soon Move into High Gear, but Drought Persists
4-21-15 - The Crop Site - Mary Knapp
Kansas received just 19 per cent of the amount of moisture it normally receives during March, said Mary Knapp, assistant climatologist with the Kansas Weather Data Library, based at Kansas State University.
 
K-State study: Salt limits DDGS intake when supplementing pasture cattle
4-20-15 - Drovers Cattle Network - Dale Blasi
A recent Kansas State University study found that providing growing cattle with dried distillers grains (DDGS) plus salt on a self-feeding basis while the animals grazed native pastures helped boost average daily weight gain without the indirect expenses linked to daily delivery such as fuel and labor.
 
Kansas Corn Planting Will Soon Move Into High Gear, But Drought Persists
4-20-15 - Farms.com - Mary Knapp
Corn planting in Kansas will soon be in full swing, but dry soils are making for a less than ideal start to the season.
 
Corn Planting Soon Moves into High Gear, But Drought Persists
4-10-15 - Kansas Ag Connection - Mary Knapp
Corn planting in Kansas will soon be in full swing, but dry soils are making for a less than ideal start to the season.
 
K-State Cattle Feeders College Set for May 14 in Scott City
4-19-15 - Hutchinson News - Justin Waggoner
The 2015 edition of the K-State Cattle Feeders College is planned for May 14 at the Scott County Indoor Arena and Activities Center, 610 E. Fairground Road in Scott City.
 
K-State Cattle Feeders College set for 5/14
4-19-15 - Morning Ag Clips - Justin Waggoner
The 2015 edition of the K-State Cattle Feeders College is planned for May 14 at the Scott County Indoor Arena and Activities Center, 610 E. Fairground Road in Scott City, Kansas.
 
K-State Cattle Feeders College Set for May 14 in Scott City
4-19-15 - Kansas Ag Land - Justin Waggoner
The 2015 edition of the K-State Cattle Feeders College is planned for May 14 at the Scott County Indoor Arena and Activities Center, 610 E. Fairground Road in Scott City.
 
6 communities named Kansas PRIDE Communities of Excellence
4-19-15 - High Plains Journal - Jaime Menon
The Kansas PRIDE program has named six communities as PRIDE Communities of Excellence for their ongoing accomplishments in community development.
 
Kansas Corn Planting Will Soon Move into High Gear, but Drought Persists
4-17-15 - Kansas Farm & Ranch Radio - Mary Knapp
Corn planting in Kansas will soon be in full swing, but dry soils are making for a less than ideal start to the season.
 
Kansas Corn Planting Will Soon Move into High Gear, but Drought Persists
4-17-15 - Rural Messenger - Mary Knapp
Corn planting in Kansas will soon be in full swing, but dry soils are making for a less than ideal start to the season.
 
Kansas Corn Planting Will Soon Move Into High Gear, But Drought Persists
4-17-15 - Grain Net - Mary Knapp
Corn planting in Kansas will soon be in full swing, but dry soils are making for a less than ideal start to the season.
 
Training track for professionals at Full Circle Aging Expo
4-17-15 - Hays Post
“Person-centered care” is the topic of the Full Circle Aging Expo training conference for professionals, and tomorrow is the deadline to register to take advantage of up to 7 CEU’s of continuing education credit.
 
Analyzing summer grazing strategies
4-16-15 - Drovers Cattle Network - Clenton Owensby
The Kansas Flint Hills have served as a home and food source for stocker cattle since the mid-1800s, when cowboys drove longhorns up the Chisholm Trail from the southwestern United States to Kansas railways.
 
Livestock Briefs: Field day to spotlight beef cattle, forage crops
4-15-15 - Midwest Producer
A little bit of trade show and a lot of science-based information is planned for Kansas State University's 2015 Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day in Mound Valley on Thursday, May 7.
 
Six named Kansas Pride Communities of Excellence
4-15-15 - Midwest Producer - Jaime Menon
The Kansas Pride program has named six communities as Pride Communities of Excellence for their ongoing accomplishments in community development.
 
Identifying and Preventing Neosporosis in Cow Herds
4-15-15 - Kansas Ag Connection - Gregg Hanzlicek
An often-overlooked reason for late-term abortions in gestating beef cows and heifers is neosporosis, which is difficult to prevent.
 
K-State research and extension recognizes 6 PRIDE communities
4-14-15 - Kansas Farmer - Jaime Menon
Does your community have pride? Six communities in Kansas do -- to the extent that they have been named PRIDE Communities for their ongoing accomplishments in community development y K-State Research and Extension.
 
Understanding Adolescent Health Needs
4-14-15 - Emporia Gazette - Elaine Johannes
Many health professionals across the United States are currently concentrating on the increased health needs of baby boomers, an aging population of individuals born in the 1940s through the 1960s.
 
Neosporosis Impacting Some Cattle Herds so Far This Spring
4-13 -15 - KRVN Radio - Gregg Hanzlicek
A handful of cases of neosporosis have been confirmed in Kansas so far this spring. The High Plains Journal reports neosporosis is an often-overlooked reason for late-term abortions in gestating beef cows and heifers.
 
Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day planned in Kansas
4-13-15 - Drovers Cattle Network
A little bit of trade show and a lot of science-based information is planned for Kansas State University’s 2015 Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day in Mound Valley, Kansas on Thursday, May 7.
 
Identifying and Preventing Neosporosis in the Cow Herd
4-11-15 - World News - Gregg Hanzlicek
An often-overlooked reason for late-term abortions in gestating beef cows and heifers is neosporosis, which is difficult to prevent.
 
Upcoming 'Aging with Attitude' regional expo in Pittsburg
4-11-15 - High Plains Journal
Those who have watched David Letterman on late-night television over the years know about his “Top Ten” lists. The lists usually cover a current event or something out of the ordinary, such as “Bigfoot’s Top Ten Peeves.”
 
Identifying and Preventing Neosporosis in the Cow Herd
4-10-15 - Ag Web - Gregg Hanzlicek
An often-overlooked reason for late-term abortions in gestating beef cows and heifers is neosporosis, which is difficult to prevent.
 
Avoid neosporosis 'abortion storm' in pregnant cows
4-10-15 - Farm Futures - Gregg Hanzlicek
An often-overlooked reason for late-term abortions in gestating beef cows and heifers is neosporosis, which is difficult to prevent, says Gregg Hanzlicek, director of production animal field investigations for the Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
 
Identifying, preventing neosporosis in the cow herd
4-10-15 - High Plains Journal - Gregg Hanzlicek
An often-overlooked reason for late-term abortions in gestating beef cows and heifers is neosporosis, which is difficult to prevent.
 
Identifying and Preventing Neosporosis in the Cow Herd
4-9-15 - CattleSeller.com - Gregg Hanzlicek
An often-overlooked reason for late-term abortions in gestating beef cows and heifers is neosporosis, which is difficult to prevent.
 
Identifying and Preventing Neosporosis in the Cow Herd
4-9-15 - U.S. Farmer - Gregg Hanzlicek
An often-overlooked reason for late-term abortions in gestating beef cows and heifers is neosporosis, which is difficult to prevent.
 
Identifying and Preventing Neosporosis in the Cow Herd
4-9-15 - Southern Minnesota News - Gregg Hanzlicek
An often-overlooked reason for late-term abortions in gestating beef cows and heifers is neosporosis, which is difficult to prevent.
 
Identifying and Preventing Neosporosis in the Cow Herd
4-9-15 - Kansas Farm & Ranch Radio - Gregg Hanzlicek
An often-overlooked reason for late-term abortions in gestating beef cows and heifers is neosporosis, which is difficult to prevent.
 
Prepare to Plant with a New List of Perennial Flowers
4-7-15 - Kansas City at Home - Robin Ruether
Meringue, Merlot and Bravado all have one thing in common. So do Hot Papaya, Ruby Giant and Lucky Star. They’re all cultivars of Echinacea, also called coneflower, and they’re all on Kansas State University’s new Prairie Bloom list of recommended perennial flowers.
 
Understanding Adolescent Health Needs
4-4-15 - Kansas City infoZine - Elaine Johannes
Many health professionals across the United States are currently concentrating on the increased health needs of baby boomers, an aging population of individuals born in the 1940s through the 1960s.
 
Review financial information
3-30-15 - McPherson Sentinel - Elizabeth Kiss
Elizabeth Kiss, faculty member in Kansas State University’s Department of Family Studies and Human Services, recommends that consumers monitor their credit card accounts, bank accounts and insurance statements on a regular basis and contest any charges that are not correct.
 
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.