Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services
Upcoming Events
Informational sessions on the 2014 Farm Bill; various dates and locations during Dec. and Jan.
 
Dec. 16 in Burlington
 
Dec. 16 in Minneapolis
 
Two location choices: Altamont or Sedan on Dec. 17.
 
Held in Fort Scott through February, every 3rd Friday of the month will feature beef cattle topics.
 
K-State Research & Extension and Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services offers a one-day succession conference in Iola on Jan. 5.  The conference is designed to educate and support families as they prepare for the future of their enterprise. 
 
Calving season is just around the corner and K-State Research and Extension will host calving schools at five different locations during Jan. 6-8.
 
A series of two K-State Corn Production Management Schools will be offered in January 2015 to provide in-depth training for corn producers and key-stakeholders. Schoolls are scheduled for Jan. 9 in Hesston and Jan. 16 in Atchison.
 
K-State Research & Extension and Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services offers a one-day succession conference in Pratt on Jan. 10.  The conference is designed to educate and support families as they prepare for the future of their enterprise. 
 
K-State Research & Extension and Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services offers a one-day succession conference in Manhattan on Jan. 16.  The conference is designed to educate and support families as they prepare for the future of their enterprise. 
 
K-State Research & Extension and Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services offers a one-day succession conference in Emporia on Jan. 17.  The conference is designed to educate and support families as they prepare for the future of their enterprise. 
 
 
 
News Impacting Kansas Agriculture
MANHATTAN, Kansas, Dec. 9, 2014  – We’ve heard of “century farms” – those that are recognized as continuously owned by a single family for 100 years or more. But the road to keeping a farm or ranch in one family through decades is not always a smooth one. Read more...
 
MANHATTAN, Kansas, Dec. 8, 2014 – Two K-State Corn Production Management Schools will be offered in early January 2015 in northeast and central Kansas. Each school will provide in-depth training targeted for corn producers. Primary sponsors of the schools include the Kansas Corn Commission and DuPont Pioneer. Read more...
 
MANHATTAN, Kansas, Dec. 8, 2014 – Record high calf prices and projected cow-calf profitability have many producers considering expansion. Selecting, feeding and breeding the right replacement heifers could have a large impact on future profits. Read more...
 
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2014 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the application deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) will be extended until Dec. 19, 2014. The program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant. Read more...
 
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2014 – Today, US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $9.7 million in grants to 62 community-based and non-profit organizations, and educational institutions to conduct training, outreach and technical assistance for socially disadvantaged (including tribal) and veteran farmers and ranchers. These awards are distributed through the Outreach and Assistance to Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program, also known as the " 2501 Program". Read more...