Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services
Upcoming Events
Nov. 18 in Garden City
 
Nov. 18 in Wichita
 
This interactive learning program designed for agricultural producers and agribusiness professionals will enhance and strengthen farm management skills. A wide range of practical, relevant topics are covered during the two-day conference, Nov. 18-19 in Manhattan.
 
Held in Fort Scott through February, every 3rd Friday of the month will feature beef cattle topics.
 
Visit the new state-of-the-art K-State Sheep and Meat Goat Center to learn more about herd health, vaccinations, body condition scoring, fecal egg counts, and how to create safe working facilities. Nov. 22 in Manhattan.
 
Up-to-date training on current tax law and regulations. Practical information will facilitate the filing of individual, small-business and farm returns. Various locations during Nov. and Dec.
 
2014 Farm Bill Meeting
Informational sessions on the 2014 Farm Bill; various dates and locations:
 
For Jefferson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties, informational meetings will take place on Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, 10 and 17 at the Oskaloosa USDA Service Center.
 
Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 in Manhattan. Visit the KAMS booth at the vendor tradeshow on Dec. 1.
 
Join KAMS Dec. 4-6 at Kansas Farmers Union State Convention in Manhattan.
 
Dec. 10 in Salina and Dec. 11 in Dighton
 
Dec. 11 in Garden City
 
News Impacting Kansas Agriculture
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 14, 2014 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced Karis T. Gutter, a Marine Corps Reserve veteran and current USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS), as the first USDA Military Veterans Agricultural (MVA) Liaison. Read more...
 
MANHATTAN, Kansas, Nov. 14, 2014 – The sudden sharp drop in temperatures across Kansas during the week of Nov. 10-15 will certainly cause the wheat crop to go into dormancy. Whether it will injure the wheat to any degree depends on several factors, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist. Read more...
 
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farm owners and producers that the opportunity to choose between the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), begins Nov. 17, 2014, and continues through March 31, 2015. Read more...
 
Nov. 7, 2014 - The FSA borrowing limit for microloans increased today from $35,000 to $50,000. Microloans offer borrowers simplified lending with less paperwork and makes borrowing from FSA a “first opportunity” to farm or quickly expand an existing operation. Read more...
 
Nov. 6, 2014 - It’s a busy time for Farm Service Agency (FSA) employees across the nation as they assist farmers and ranchers in signing up for new assistance programs, field questions about a farm bill that’s different from any program in recent memory and go through comprehensive training sessions to master those new programs. Read more...
 
MANHATTAN, Kansas, Nov. 3, 2014– Dennis Metz admits it. He was resistant to some of the changes his sons wanted to make on the family’s dairy and crop farm near Wellington, Kansas.
 
In the late 1990s, Metz was growing crops and milking cows two times a day and thought it was a tried and true way of running a dairy farm. His sons, Dan and Jay came home from college and wanted to try milking three times a day – and to grow cotton – not a crop typically associated with Kansas, especially then. Read more...