Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services
Upcoming Events
Extension Agronomy headlines this field day near Hutchinson, KS on Aug. 26. Topics include drought-tolerant corn, chloride testing in sorghum and canola performance.
 
New sorghum pests, four decades of no-till, and grain economics are included in the wide-range of topics covered at the Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center’s Fall Field Day in Hays, KS on Wednesday, Aug. 27.
 
Learn about the latest research findings on crops grown in southwest Kansas, Aug. 28 in Garden City.
 
Field Day & 100-Year Celebration
Celebrating 100 years of agricultural research and outreach, Kansas State University's Northwest Research-Extension Center in Colby will host a special field day and meal on Thursday, Sept. 4.
 
On Sept. 4 pond and water topics will be the main focus of tours and discussion at Doug Eden's farm near Fort Scott, KS.
 
NRCS specialist, Mark Green addresses “Livestock Fencing and Water Development” on Sept. 9 in Topeka, KS.
 
Expect a hands-on learning event Sept. 10-11 on area farms near Blaine, KS.
 
2014 Sunflower Fair
KAMS will host a booth at the 2014 Sunflower Fair on Sept. 23, 2014 in Salina, KS. This premier event for seniors and caregivers will feature seminars, educational workshops and exhibitors.
 
News Impacting Kansas Agriculture
MANHATTAN, K.S., Aug. 21, 2014 – Just over a year after opening its doors, Kansas State University’s Stanley Stout Center is proving it’s more than just a livestock marketing facility. In March 2013, the building opened its doors with a dedication ceremony in honor of its namesake, longtime livestock auctioneer and K-State supporter Stanley Stout, who died in 2006. Read more...
MANHATTAN, K.S., Aug. 20, 2014 – Consider this scenario: You live where straight-line winds, occasional flooding, and fire are ever-present threats. Oh, wait, that’s not just a scenario. That’s reality for the almost 2.9 million people who call Kansas home. Read more...
LOUDON, N.H., Aug. 19, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today highlighted the importance of rural entrepreneurs to the U.S. economy and announced investments to help rural businesses grow, diversify and create jobs. USDA is investing $25 million to help 247 businesses nationwide expand their operations and create new products to market, Secretary Vilsack said today during a visit to Miles Smith Farm in Loudon, N.H., a recipient of one of the grants. Read more...
 
MANHATTAN, K.S., Aug. 19, 2014 – Ignacio Ciampitti is a long way from the Buenos Aires neighborhood of his childhood, but remembers his grandmother’s influence on his early decision to work outdoors with plants and solve production problems. The Kansas State University agronomist spent summers working in the fields with her in a small town outside the city. Read more...
 
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Cheyenne County in Kansas as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain, high winds, and hail that occurred on June 14, 2014. Read more...
 
WASHINGTON, Aug., 13, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants that will be awarded to organizations to provide critical financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop and strengthen their capacity to carry out housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects. Read more...
MANHATTAN, K.S., Aug. 12, 2014 – Kansas State University research irrigation engineer Freddie Lamm has been honored for his extensive research and education on subsurface drip irrigation for field crops by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Read more...
Freddie Lamm (photo by KSRE)
WASHINGTON, Aug 12, 2014 – U.S. soybean producers are expected to produce a record 3.82 billion bushels in 2014, up 16 percent from last year according to the Crop Production report issued today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Read more...
 
MANHATTAN, K.S., Aug. 12, 2014 – A K-State livestock economist explains how tight beef supply has caused several U.S. packing plants to turn off the lights and the economic impacts of these closures. Read more...