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‘Tis the Season: Be on the Lookout for Brown Recluse Spiders



‘Tis the season – for creepy, crawly things that seemingly come from nowhere. And one to watch for is the brown recluse spider.  Video available


4/24/2014 8:00:00 AM


Severe Weather Season Part 2: Preparing Yourself and Your Family



You might not be able to tell exactly when a severe weather event will hit, but following weather updates, including watches and warnings, and being prepared for a weather disaster, could help keep you and your family safe.
3/27/2014 8:00:00 AM


Severe Weather Season Part 1: Understanding the Storms



Fifty-six tornadoes were reported in Kansas last year, which made it the quietest year for tornadoes since 1994. According to the National Weather Service, only five of the tornadoes ranked as strong, violent tornadoes. There was one injury and no deaths.

3/27/2014 8:00:00 AM


Funds Still Available to Improve Kansas Windbreaks, Streamside Forests



Kansas landowners now have until April 18 to apply for cost-share funds to restore or enhance windbreaks and streamside forests, also called riparian forests. The funding is available through the 2014 Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI).
3/21/2014 8:00:00 AM


Firefighters Train to Protect Kansas from Wildfire



Preventing wildfires in Kansas has become a higher priority because of recent drought and high temperatures.
3/17/2014 8:00:00 AM


Combustible Dust Prevention Workshops Planned for the Mid America Farm Show in Salina, Kan.



As on-farm grain storage increases, and the size of bins and silos expands it is even more important for everyone to understand the risks and causes of grain dust explosions. Anyone who handles grain, from family farms to county elevators to export facilities, should be informed on how to prevent grain dust explosions.
3/5/2014 8:00:00 AM


Weibert Honored as Animal Sciences and Industry Distinguished Alumnus



Warren WeibertWarren Weibert, a 1969 graduate of Kansas State, was honored on Nov. 15 as the recipient of the 2013 K-State Animal Sciences & Industry Distinguished Alumnus Award.
11/21/2013 8:00:00 AM