Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services
Upcoming Events
Sept. 21-27--Let's work together to make farms and ranches a safer place to live, work and raise families.
 
2014 Sunflower Fair
KAMS will host a booth at the 2014 Sunflower Fair on Sept. 23 in Salina, KS. This premier event for seniors and caregivers will feature seminars, educational workshops and exhibitors.
 
Atchison County Women in Agriculture Meeting
Featured speaker will be Mr. Shon Robben to discuss estate planning and estate tax issues. The meeting takes place Sept. 24 in Effingham.
 
On Sept. 25 cattle producers can learn more about the role stocker cattle play in rebuilding beef herds and other topics. The event takes place in Manhattan, KS.
 
On Sept. 26 the day begins in Columbus, KS with topics about crops and cattle.
 
The Beef Cattle Institute and the Kansas Beef Council will host four advanced beef cattle care and health training sessions at locations throughout Kansas during the beginning of October.
 
Farms in northeast Kansas open their operations to the public during Oct. 4-5.
 
The financial community gathers for updates on agricultural topics at Garden City on Oct. 7 or Manhattan on Oct. 8.
 
Oct. 8-9 in Stillwater, OK.
 
Developing Heifers Into Cows Workshop
Oct. 15 in Wells.
 
News Impacting Kansas Agriculture
MANHATTAN, K.S., Sept. 19, 2014 – From time to time over the past few months it seemed like fall was trying to crowd out summer, and now it’s a little more serious. The latest cold snap may have been enough to impact grain filling and test weight for Kansas’ summer row crops, especially sorghum and soybeans, according to a Kansas State University agronomist. Read more...
 
MANHATTAN,  K.S., Sept. 18, 2014 – The growing importance of wheat production from Black Sea-area countries Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan on the world market has Daniel O’Brien keeping a close watch on geopolitical events there – and he’s encouraging U.S. wheat producers to do the same. Read more...
 
MANHATTAN, K.S., Sept. 16, 2014 – Getting the most value out of irrigation water is likely on the minds of many Kansas farmers. As groundwater supplies diminish, pumping rates decline and talk of local water conservation policies surface in the state, these farmers face even more difficulty in determining how to best manage limited water.
MANHATTAN, K.S., Sept. 16, 2014 – Though it sounds relatively new, we humans have been using bioenergy since we first burned wood to warm our families and cook our food. Now, ethanol made from corn is available at service stations across the country and scientists continue to study plant- and animal-based materials to do everything from fuel our cars to power our factories and skyscrapers. Read more...
 
MOLINE, I.L., Sept. 15, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the award of $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) to 47 organizations that will help develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to accelerate innovation in private lands conservation. The Secretary made the announcement while visiting a farm in Illinois. Read more...
 
MANHATTAN, K.S., Sept. 11, 2014 – In the past decade, Kansas has seen hazardous ice storms, devastating drought and soaring grain prices, which make deforestation increasingly likely. However, the reductions seen in the state’s forest products industries aren’t linked to a physical loss in forestland, but rather a loss in consumer demand. Read more...
 
Sept. 9, 2014 - Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden meets with USDA experts to discuss the 2014 Farm Bill. Watch the video...
 
MANHATTAN, K.S., Sept. 9, 2014 – Mini-grants are now available to support community service projects as identified by community or college-based leadership development programs.
 
The Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development and the Huck Boyd Foundation, with support from the Kansas Health Foundation, are offering up to 10 mini-grants worth $450 each. The mini-grants are to be used to implement a project of community or local need as identified through an educational leadership development program. Read more...