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Invasive Weed Taking Hold in Kansas
7-24-14 - Agri Marketing - Dallas Peterson
Judging by the number of phone calls he receives, Dallas Peterson is very popular this time of year. The typical topic is weeds – something Peterson, a Kansas State University agronomist, knows well.
 
Invasive Week Taking Hold in Kansas
7-24-14 - New York Ag Connection - Dallas Peterson
Judging by the number of phone calls he receives, Dallas Peterson is very popular this time of year. The typical topic is weeds – something Peterson, a Kansas State University agronomist, knows well.
 
Kansas Grazing School to be Held in Blaine
7-24-14 - US Ag Net
The annual Eastern Kansas Grazing School will be on Sept. 10 and 11 at the St. Columbkille Church Hall, 13305 Highway 16, in Blaine, Kan., and at area farms.
 
K-State field day to celebrate 25 years of SDI research
7-23-14 - Midwest Producer - Freddie Lamm
Through drought and wind, hail and rain, for 25 years Kansas State University researchers have studied subsurface drip irrigation technology for field crop production.
 
K-State Beef Conference Aug. 11-14 at six locations
7-23-14 - Midwest Producer - Bob Weaber
Many cattle producers are experiencing record returns on their calves this year, but even times of high profitability demand a search for more opportunities to enhance a beef operation.
 
Eastern Kansas Grazing School to be Held in Blaine
7-23-14 - Farm Journal
The annual Eastern Kansas Grazing School will be on Sept. 10 and 11 at the St. Columbkille Church Hall, 13305 Highway 16, in Blaine, Kansas and at area farms.
 
K-State Beef Conference Aug. 11-14
7-22-14 - Feedlot Magazine - Bob Weaber
Many cattle producers are experiencing record returns on their calves this year, but even times of high profitability demand a search for more opportunities to enhance a beef operation.
 
Invasive Weed Increasingly Taking Hold in Kansas
7-21-14 - Ag View - Dallas Peterson
Judging by the number of phone calls he receives, Dallas Peterson is very popular this time of year. The typical topic is weeds – something Peterson, a Kansas State University agronomist, knows well.
 
Invasive weed increasingly taking hold in Kansas 
7-21-14 - Seed Quest - Dallas Peterson
Judging by the number of phone calls he receives, Dallas Peterson is very popular this time of year. The typical topic is weeds – something Peterson, a Kansas State University agronomist, knows well.
 
Focus on the Journey, Not the Destination
7-21-14 - Sawyer County Record - Bradford Wiles
Nearly every parent has probably heard a child recite the famous four words of a family vacation – “Are we there yet?”
 
Invasive Weed Increasingly Taking Hold in Kansas
7-21-14 - Kansas Farm & Ranch Radio - Dallas Peterson
Judging by the number of phone calls he receives, Dallas Peterson is very popular this time of year. The typical topic is weeds – something Peterson, a Kansas State University agronomist, knows well.
 
Kansas State Horticulture Center Field Day July 26
7-21-14 - Greenhouse Management
K-State Horticulture Research and Extension Center’s Field Day will be held July 26, from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. just west of Olathe, Kan.
 
Invasive Weed Increasingly Taking Hold in Kansas
7-21-14 - Gardner Edge - Dallas Peterson
Judging by the number of phone calls he receives, Dallas Peterson is very popular this time of year. The typical topic is weeds – something Peterson, a Kansas State University agronomist, knows well.
 
Focus on the Journey, Not the Destination
7-21-14 - Parsons Sun - Bradford Wiles
Nearly every parent has probably heard a child recite the famous four words of a family vacation – “Are we there yet?”
 
Invasive weed increasingly taking hold in Kansas
7-21-14 - Junction City Post - Dallas Peterson
Judging by the number of phone calls he receives, Dallas Peterson is very popular this time of year. The typical topic is weeds – something Peterson, a Kansas State University agronomist, knows well.
 
Kansas: Palmer Amaranth Taking Hold in State
7-21-14 - Ag Fax - Dallas Peterson
Judging by the number of phone calls he receives, Dallas Peterson is very popular this time of year. The typical topic is weeds – something Peterson, a Kansas State University agronomist, knows well.

Focus on the Journey, Not the Destination
7-21-14 - Logan Daily - Bradford Wiles
Nearly every parent has probably heard a child recite the famous four words of a family vacation – “Are we there yet?”
 
Invasive weed increasingly taking hold in Kansas
7-21-14 - Hutch Post - Dallas Peterson
Judging by the number of phone calls he receives, Dallas Peterson is very popular this time of year. The typical topic is weeds – something Peterson, a Kansas State University agronomist, knows well.
 
Focus on the Journey, Not the Destination
7-21-14 - Wickenburg Sun - Bradford Wiles
Nearly every parent has probably heard a child recite the famous four words of a family vacation – “Are we there yet?”
 
Invasive weed increasingly taking hold in Kansas
7-21-14 - Salina Post - Dallas Peterson
Judging by the number of phone calls he receives, Dallas Peterson is very popular this time of year. The typical topic is weeds – something Peterson, a Kansas State University agronomist, knows well.
 
Affordable Care Act offers options for health insurance
7-21-14 - High Plains Journal - Roberta Riportella
Because the federal marketplace under the Affordable Care Act is currently closed and set to reopen Nov. 15, Kansans might want to know the health insurance options available now.
 
K-State Beef Conference Aug. 11-14
7-18-14 - Farms.com - Bob Weaber
The conference will take place in six meetings at various locations across Kansas.
 
Kansas: K-State Beef Conference Slated Aug. 11-14 Across State
7-17-14 - Ag Fax - Bob Weaber
Many cattle producers are experiencing record returns on their calves this year, but even times of high profitability demand a search for more opportunities to enhance a beef operation.
 
Circles Builds Networks, Helps Kansas Families Out of Poverty
7-17-14 - Nebraska Ag Connection - Lisa Newman
Kimberly Trigg, a single mother of three boys living in Salina, moved from where she grew up in southern California several years ago to change her life, be a better mother and be a better individual.
 
Circles Builds Networks, Helps Kansas Families Out of Poverty
7-17-14 - Missouri Ag Connection - Lisa Newman
Kimberly Trigg, a single mother of three boys living in Salina, moved from where she grew up in southern California several years ago to change her life, be a better mother and be a better individual.
 
Annual K-State Horticulture Center Field Day July 26
7-17-14 - Missouri Ag Connection - Dennis Patton
There's a place where would-be and veteran gardeners alike can see the hottest, newest plants while enjoying cool classes in air conditioned comfort and icy cold water while wandering the field trials.
 
'Impact of Chinese Reforms on U.S. Agriculture' is keynote address at Risk and Profit Conference
7-16-14 - Midwest Producer - Rich Llewelyn
Reforms in densely populated China and their implications for U.S. agriculture will take center stage as part of Kansas State University's Risk and Profit Conference.
 
K-State field day in Colby will mark research milestone
7-16-14 - Hays Post - Freddie Lamm
Through drought and wind, hail and rain, for 25 years Kansas State University researchers have studied subsurface drip irrigation technology for field crop production.
 
Field Day to Celebrate 25 Years of Subsurface Drip Irrigation Research
7-16-14 - KTIC Radio - Freddie Lamm
Through drought and wind, hail and rain, for 25 years Kansas State University researchers have studied subsurface drip irrigation technology for field crop production.
 
K-State Risk & Profit Conference Set for Aug. 21-22
7-16-14 - KRVN Radio - Rich Llewelyn
Reforms in densely-populated China and their implications for U.S. agriculture will take center stage as part of Kansas State University's Risk & Profit Conference.
 
Field Day to Celebrate 25 Years of Subsurface Drip Irrigation Research
7-16-14 - KNEB Radio - Freddie Lamm
Through drought and wind, hail and rain, for 25 years Kansas State University researchers have studied subsurface drip irrigation technology for field crop production.
 
K-State Risk & Profit Conference Set for Aug. 21-22
7-15-14 - Kansas Farm & Ranch Radio - Rich Llewelyn
Reforms in densely-populated China and their implications for U.S. agriculture will take center stage as part of Kansas State University’s Risk & Profit Conference.
 
Annual K-State Horticulture Center Field Day is July 26
7-15-14 - Gardner Edge - Dennis Patton
There’s a place where would-be and veteran gardeners alike can see the hottest, newest plants while enjoying cool classes in air conditioned comfort and icy cold water while wandering the field trials.
 
Southwest Kansas hit hard by drought
7-14-14 - Topeka Metro News - Mary Knapp
Despite standing in a field of dead wheat, Scott Shrauner doesn’t want to paint a bleak picture. “This is tough country,” the 65-year-old Morton County farmer says matter-of-factly. “It doesn’t rain a lot.”
 
Annual K-State Horticulture Center Field Day is July 26
7-10-14 - Emporia Gazette
There’s a place where would-be and veteran gardeners alike can see the hottest, newest plants while enjoying cool classes in air conditioned comfort and icy cold water while wandering the field trials.

Cattle Feedlot Nutrition 'Boot Camp' Takes Learning a Step Beyond
7-10-14 - Ag Web - Chris Reinhardt
Boot camp. The expression conjures images of basic but intense, hands-on training.

Farmers increasingly resort to tillage to control kochia
7-8-14 - Midwest Producer - Phil Stahlman
Known by the name tumbleweed, it's been romanticized in story and song. And when it's called summer-cypress, it sounds downright exotic.

Herbicide-resistant weed threatens no-till farming
7-7-14 - Tri-State Neighbor - Phil Stahlman
Known by the name tumbleweed, it’s been romanticized in story and song. And when it’s called summer-cypress, it sounds downright exotic.

Herbicide-Resistant Weed Threatens No-Till Farming

6-27-14 - Kansas Farm & Ranch Radio - Phil Stahlman
Known by the name tumbleweed, it’s been romanticized in story and song. And when it’s called summer-cypress, it sounds downright exotic.

USA - Herbicide-resistant weed threatens no-till farming - Farmers increasingly resort to tillage to control Kochia
6-27-14 - Seed Quest - Phil Stahlman
Known by the name tumbleweed, it’s been romanticized in story and song. And when it’s called summer-cypress, it sounds downright exotic.
 
Kansas: Herbicide-Resistant Kochia Threatens No-Till Farming
6-27-14 - Ag Fax.com - Phil Stahlman
Known by the name tumbleweed, it’s been romanticized in story and song. And when it’s called summer-cypress, it sounds downright exotic.
 
New Study Shows Drought Hurt Western KS Farm Income
6-25-14 - KRVN Radio - Gregg Ibendahl
Kansas farmers took a one-two punch with drought and lower grain prices in 2013 and the result was a drop in average net income to its lowest level since 2009, according to data from the Kansas Farm Management Association's annual PROFITLINK Analysis.
 
Kansas Net Farm Income Continued to Slide in 2013
6-24-14 - Kansas Ag Network - Gregg Ibendahl
Kansas farmers took a one-two punch with drought and lower grain prices in 2013 and the result was a drop in average net income to its lowest level since 2009, according to data from the Kansas Farm Management Association’s annual PROFITLINK Analysis.

Kansas net farm income continued to slide in 2013
6-24-14 - Drovers Cattle Network - Gregg Ibendahl
Kansas farmers took a one-two punch with drought and lower grain prices in 2013 and the result was a drop in average net income to its lowest level since 2009, according to data from the Kansas Farm Management Association’s annual PROFITLINK Analysis.
 
Kansas Net Farm Income Continued to Slide in 2013
6-24-14 - Kansas Agland - Gregg Ibendahl
Kansas farmers took a one-two punch with drought and lower grain prices in 2013 and the result was a drop in average net income to its lowest level since 2009, according to data from the Kansas Farm Management Association’s annual PROFITLINK Analysis.
 
Combustible Grain Dust Prevention Workshop
6-24-14 - Powder & Bulk Solids - Kingsly Ambrose
Kansas State University will offer a combustible grain dust prevention workshop, teaching advanced mitigation methods on July 31, 2014 from 1-4pm at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, MO.
 
Kansas Net Farm Income Continued to Slide in 2013
6-24-14 - Gardner Edge - Gregg Ibendahl
Kansas farmers took a one-two punch with drought and lower grain prices in 2013 and the result was a drop in average net income to its lowest level since 2009, according to data from the Kansas Farm Management Association’s annual PROFITLINK Analysis.
 
'Northwest Kansas fared the worst’ in farm income study
6-24-14 - Hays Post - Gregg Ibendahl
Kansas farmers took a one-two punch with drought and lower grain prices in 2013 and the result was a drop in average net income to its lowest level since 2009, according to data from the Kansas Farm Management Association’s annual PROFITLINK Analysis.

Kansas Net Farm Income Continues Slide in 2013
6-24-14 - Milling Journal - Gregg Ibendahl
Kansas farmers took a one-two punch with drought and lower grain prices in 2013 and the result was a drop in average net income to its lowest level since 2009, according to data from the Kansas Farm Management Association’s annual PROFITLINK Analysis.
 
At Home Living: Tips for dealing with storm-damaged trees
6-20-14 - Topeka Capital Journal - Ward Upham
A late-spring stretch of stormy weather may mean damaged trees and gardens for homeowners.

Got bugs? K-State lab knows its arthropods
6-14-14 - Topeka Capital Journal - Eva Zurek
Tucked away in a space filled with microscopes and other equipment in Kansas State University’s Waters Hall, Eva Zurek is looking for clues to identify a perpetrator.

Late Spring Rains Welcome, But Drought Persists Across Much of Kansas
6-13-14 - McPherson Sentinel - Jim Shroyer
Take one long drought that settled over Kansas for years. Add several inches of rain over a few short weeks. The result is the farmer's version of feast or famine.
 
Dislike the Behavior, Love the Child
6-12-14 - Health Canal - Bradford Wiles
Nearly every person can recall a time when he or she has witnessed a parent using name-calling, ridiculing or shaming to punish a child in public.
 
Late Spring Rains Welcome, But Drought Persists Across Much of Kansas
6-12-14 - Kansas Ag Connection - Jim Shroyer
Take one long drought that settled over Kansas for years. Add several inches of rain over a few short weeks. The result is the farmer's version of feast or famine.

Late Spring Rains Welcome, But Drought Persists Across Much of Kansas
6-12-14 - Grain Net - Jim Shroyer
Take one long drought that settled over Kansas for years. Add several inches of rain over a few short weeks. The result is the farmer's version of feast or famine.

Late Spring Rains Welcome, But Drought Persists Across Much of Kansas
6-12-14 - Ag View - Jim Shroyer
Take one long drought that settled over Kansas for years. Add several inches of rain over a few short weeks. The result is the farmer's version of feast or famine.

Late spring rains welcome, but drought persists across much of Kansas
6-12-14 - KRVN Radio - Jim Shroyer
Take one long drought that settled over Kansas for years. Add several inches of rain over a few short weeks. The result is the farmer's version of feast or famine.

Late Spring Rains Welcome, But Drought Persists Across Much of Kansas
6-12-14 - Milling Journal - Jim Shroyer
Take one long drought that settled over Kansas for years. Add several inches of rain over a few short weeks. The result is the farmer’s version of feast or famine.

Late Spring Rains Welcome, But Drought Persists Across Much of Kansas
6-11-14 - Kansas Farm & Ranch Radio - Jim Shroyer
Take one long drought that settled over Kansas for years. Add several inches of rain over a few short weeks. The result is the farmer’s version of feast or famine.

Kansas: Late Spring Rains Welcome, But Drought Persists
6-11-14 - Ag Fax - Jim Shroyer
Take one long drought that settled over Kansas for years. Add several inches of rain over a few short weeks. The result is the farmer’s version of feast or famine.

Cattle Feedlot Nutrition ‘Boot Camp’ takes learning a step beyond
6-10-14 - Cowboy Byte - Chris Reinhardt
Boot camp. The expression conjures images of basic but intense, hands-on training. And that’s just what happens when 30 young men and women spend a week at the Feedlot Nutritionist Boot Camp in Amarillo, Texas, although in this case the trainees are university graduate students learning the real-life intricacies of cattle feedlot nutrition.

Cattle Feedlot Nutrition ‘Boot Camp’ Takes Learning a Step Beyond
6-9-14 - The Stock Exchange - Chris Reinhardt
Boot camp. The expression conjures images of basic but intense, hands-on training. And that’s just what happens when 30 young men and women spend a week at the Feedlot Nutritionist Boot Camp in Amarillo, Texas, although in this case the trainees are university graduate students learning the real-life intricacies of cattle feedlot nutrition.

Cattle Feedlot Nutrition 'Boot Camp' takes learning a step beyond
6-9-14 - Drovers Cattle Network - Chris Reinhardt
Boot camp. The expression conjures images of basic but intense, hands-on training. And that’s just what happens when 30 young men and women spend a week at the Feedlot Nutritionist Boot Camp in Amarillo, Texas, although in this case the trainees are university graduate students learning the real-life intricacies of cattle feedlot nutrition.
 
Horticulturist gives tips for dealing with storm-damaged trees, gardens
6-6-14 - Tri-State Neighbor - Ward Upham
A late-spring stretch of stormy weather may mean damaged trees and gardens for homeowners.

Horticulturist Gives Tips for Dealing with Storm-Damaged Trees, Gardens

6-6-14 - Gardner Edge - Ward Upham
A late-spring stretch of stormy weather may mean damaged trees and gardens for homeowners.

Tips for dealing with storm damaged trees, gardens
6-5-14 - Kansas First News - Ward Upham
Stormy weather Thursday morning followed with high winds across parts of Northeast Kansas causing damage to homes and property from falling trees and power lines.

Researchers Working To Cut Fruit, Vegetable Losses As Part Of $1 Million Grant
6-4-14 - Farms.com - Eleni Pliakoni
Vegetable lovers may one day have fresher, more abundant locally grown produce thanks to a new project underway in Kansas and Florida.

Grant to help small growers cut losses
6-3-14 - The Packer - Eleni Pliakoni
A four-year research project by researchers at Kansas State University and the University of Florida aims to help small fruit and vegetable growers reduce postharvest loss.
 
Researchers Working to Cut Fruit, Vegetable Losses as Part of $1 Million Grant
6-2-14 - Kansas Farm & Ranch - Eleni Pliakoni
Vegetable lovers may one day have fresher, more abundant locally grown produce thanks to a new project underway in Kansas and Florida.

Researchers Working to Cut Fruit, Vegetable Losses as Part of $1 Million Grant
6-2-14 - Gardner Edge - Eleni Pliakoni
Vegetable lovers may one day have fresher, more abundant locally grown produce thanks to a new project underway in Kansas and Florida.