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JIM CORRELL – FAB LAB Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute looks at an educator whose community college program is helping entrepreneurs design and build new products.                                             

11/20/2014 6:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Jim Correll - Fab Lab



Does your school have a lab? Maybe a laboratory for chemistry or biology? Today we’ll meet a school laboratory of a different sort. It is what’s called a Fab Lab. This Fab Lab is helping entrepreneurs develop new products. It even helped one little girl get a brand new right hand.  This is today’s Kansas Profile.
11/19/2014 8:00:00 AM


JEFF CORRELL – ICE HOUSE ENTREPRENEURSHIP Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute looks at a Kansas educator who provides training to budding entrepreneurs.   

11/13/2014 6:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Jim Correll - Ice House Entrepreneurship



“Who Owns the Ice House?” That’s not a question one hears every day. This unusual question is the name of a book which has helped inspire the creation of an entrepreneurship program being utilized in Kansas and beyond.
11/12/2014 8:00:00 AM


FDA Official Highlights Hot Topics Including Changes in Antibiotic Use in Animals



Significant changes on the horizon for the animal health industry are reflected in three new documents now available, according to Sharon Benz, director of the Division of Animal Feeds within the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine.
11/11/2014 8:00:00 AM


They’re Back: Tiny Mite Can Cause a Big Itch … and Pain



A tiny mite whose bite packs a surprisingly big wallop has reappeared in Kansas, and it may make you think twice about outdoor activities, especially in close proximity to oak trees.


11/7/2014 8:00:00 AM


TOM MILLER – AG PILOT Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute profiles a farmer and ag pilot who is working to make products applied from the air safer for pilots, producers and consumers.                                                

11/6/2014 6:00:00 PM


K-State Offers New Course: Economic Issues in the Global Animal Health Industry



Kansas State University’s award-winning Master of Agribusiness program is offering an internet-based examination of the economics of the animal health and companion animal industry: AGEC 750, Economic Issues in the Global Animal Health Industry. The three-credit, online graduate course provides an interactive study of the economics and business challenges and opportunities facing the animal health and companion animal industry.
11/5/2014 8:00:00 AM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Tom Miller - Ag Pilot



“Have a SAFE flight!” That’s the type of sentiment which we might express to a loved one as they depart on an airplane. In this case, the term SAFE also applies to a program which encouraged safety and precision in the work of agricultural pilots. Today we’ll meet a farmer and agricultural pilot who has been a leader in this initiative in Kansas.
11/5/2014 8:00:00 AM


Legal Issues, Family Dynamics are Part of Upcoming Farm Succession Conferences



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.
11/3/2014 8:00:00 AM


Kansas Agriculture in the Classroom Play Audio



Administrator of the Kansas Agriculture in the Classroom program, Cathy Musick, reports on that program's current activities in promoting introduction of agriculture-based materials into Kansas' school curriculum...an example of which is called the A+STEM initiative, tying agricultural information into science, technology, engineering and math teachings.

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


JONATHAN TRUMAN – WESTON HIEBERT Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute for Rural Development profiles two small-town athletes who are providing leadership to the K-State football team.

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Jonathan Truman and Weston Hiebert



“The Back Stops Here.” No, that’s not quite right. The famous saying was “The Buck Stops Here.” It was President Harry S. Truman who put that sign on his desk in the White House in the 1940s to appeal to people who were tired of politicians avoiding responsibility by “passing the buck.” Today, however, I am referring to a different Truman. This Truman plays football. As a linebacker, part of his responsibility is to keep the running backs from advancing the ball. His teammate plays on special teams to stop the returner, so it might be said that “The Back Stops Here” could be their motto.
10/29/2014 8:00:00 AM


CAROLYN HARMS Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development profiles a rural Kansas woman who successfully went from the farm to the aerospace industry.                                                

10/23/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Carolyn Harms



Prestwick, Scotland; Jinjiang, China. A U.S. aerospace company opened repair facilities here. A key person in developing this venture is a woman from rural Kansas. Not only is she a leader in the business world, she is a remarkable volunteer in her community and state as well.
10/22/2014 8:00:00 AM


Innovative Ag Newspaper and Award-Winning Broadcaster Honored



Demonstrating a commitment to business leadership and to their communities is a common quality of the journalists receiving the 2014 Huck Boyd Leader of the Year awards. Tom Taylor and Holly Martin of the High Plains Journal in Dodge City and Tad Felts of KKAN/KQMA Radio in Phillipsburg were honored for outstanding work in community newspapers and radio, respectively. 
10/22/2014 8:00:00 AM


Stop, Look and Listen Play Audio



K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.

10/21/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Grocer Forms Unique Relationship with Local Farmers



Rural Kansas Grocer Forms Unique Relationship with Local Farmers Video

Produce items adorned with oval-shaped gold stickers at Hiawatha Thiftway, 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.

10/20/2014 8:00:00 AM


CARL REED – TALLGRASS EXPRESS Play Audio



Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University, looks at Carl Reed, Kansas singer and songwriter.
 

10/15/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Carl Reed - Tallgrass Express



From bluegrass to tallgrass. No, I’m not talking about converting your lawn. I’m referring to the progression of a singer, songwriter and musician who is part of an effort that is celebrating the Kansas Flint Hills.
10/15/2014 8:00:00 AM


ANNIE WILSON - TALLGRASS EXPRESS Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute tells the story of a Flint Hills Balladeer.

10/9/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Annie Wilson - Tallgrass Express



There are many balladeers in the music business, and there are many beautiful Flint Hills in eastern Kansas, but there is only one official Flint Hills Balladeer. Annie Wilson was named a Flint Hills Balladeer by Gov. Sam Brownback in recognition of her wonderful musical talents and her love of the Kansas Flint Hills.
10/8/2014 8:00:00 AM


MATTHEW CONTRERAS – T&M CONCRETE Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute tells of a Kansas construction company committed to excellence and principle.                         

10/2/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Matthew Contreras - T&M Concrete



Have you ever turned away business on principle – and found that doing so produced more business in the long run? That sounds like a surprising turn of events, but that is what happened to one small business in rural Kansas.
10/1/2014 8:00:00 AM


Stop, Look and Listen Play Audio



K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen," his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.

9/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


WARD MORGAN – CIVICPLUS – Play Audio



Ron Wilson of the Huck Boyd Institute at K-State reveals that a website in Kansas hosts and designs sites for some of the nation’s largest companies.

9/25/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Ward Morgan - CivicPlus



San Jose, California is located in the Silicon Valley, home to some of the nation’s largest high tech companies. But the website for the city of San Jose is not designed by any of those. Instead, it was designed and is hosted by a company half a continent away in Kansas.
9/24/2014 8:00:00 AM


Noted Scientist to Speak Oct. 15 on Hydrofracking Impacts on Water Resources



Nationally recognized geoscientist Susan Brantley will present the 31st annual Roscoe Ellis, Jr. Lectureship in Soil Science at 4 p.m., Oct. 15 in 1018 Throckmorton Hall on the Kansas State University campus. The title of the lecture is “Water Resource Impacts During Unconventional Shale Gas Development with Hydrofracking: The Pennsylvania Experience.”
9/22/2014 8:00:00 AM


PAUL SHIRLEY – BASKETBALL VAGABOND – Play Audio



Huck Boyd Institute director Ron Wilson profiles a rural Kansas basketball player who traveled the world playing his favorite sport.                                          

9/18/2014 7:00:00 PM


SHEVY SMITH – EMMY NOMINEE Play Audio



Ron Wilson of the Huck Boyd Institute at K-State profiles a successful singer-songwriter from rural Kansas.                                                

9/11/2014 7:00:00 PM