Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services
Upcoming Events
Various dates and locations in Oct. and Nov.
 
Oct. 29 in Minneapolis.
 
Learn how to properly maintain pasture for grazing. Oct. 29 near Edgerton.
 
Join cattlemen and producers at Dale Strickler's farm Oct. 31-Nov. 1. Learn about improving soil productivity and cattle carrying capacity by using cover crops, forages, and perennial grasses. Strickler's farm is located near Courtland.
 
Nov. 3 in Hill City.
 
Various locations: Nov. 4-5 in Garden City, Nov. 5-6 in Colby and Nov. 6-7 in Hays.
 
Join KAMS at the KRC Annual Conference in Manhattan, Nov. 7-8.
 
Join KAMS at the annual Wichita Farm and Ranch Show on Nov. 11, 12, and 13.
 
Nov. 11-14 in various locations.
 
Saline County Women in Ag
The topic for the Nov. 13 meeting will be "Farm Financial Challenges". View flier.
 
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.
 
News Impacting Kansas Agriculture
HIAWATHA, K.S., Oct. 20, 2014 – Produce items adorned with oval-shaped gold stickers at Hiawatha Thriftway, located in northeast Kansas, are grown by local farmers. Store owner Tim White partners with the local farmers’ market to bring these locally grown foods into his store. Read more...
 
PARSONS, K.S., Oct. 20, 2014 – Consecutive years of drought could prompt beef cattle producers to find ways to unconventionally feed and manage their cow herds. One option when grass is limited is moving the herd to a confinement situation. Read more...
 
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded more than $18 million in grants to small businesses for high quality, advanced research and development that will lead to technological innovations and solutions for American agriculture. NIFA awarded 100 grants through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Read more...
 
MANHATTAN,  K.S., Oct. 15, 2014 – Farmers are faced with some of the most important decisions of their working lives under the 2014 Farm Bill. To help them make informed decisions,K-State Research and Extension is teaming with several sponsors to bring 15 educational meetings to Kansans in January and February. Read more...
 
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced several steps that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking to address the increase of herbicide resistant weeds in U.S. agricultural systems. Read more...
 
OLATHE, K.S., Oct. 9, 2014 — Cool season pastures and hay fields make up the biggest chunk of agricultural land use in Johnson and surrounding counties. Now is a good time to learn about resources to help land owners manage their lands, for commercial production or agricultural exemption. Read more...
 
USDA Expands Access to Credit to Help More Beginning and Family Farmers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 – Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will improve farm loans by expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits to help more beginning and family farmers. As part of this effort, USDA is raising the borrowing limit for the microloan program from $35,000 to $50,000; simplifying the lending processes; updating required "farming experience" to include other valuable experiences; and expanding eligible business entities to reflect changes in the way family farms are owned and operated. The changes become effective Nov. 7. Read more...