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September 12, 2012
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"In the News" March 2012 Archive


Kansans urged to support military families
3-30-12 - High Plains Journal - Ann Domsch
Kansas State University fans typically have purple in their wardrobe. In recent years, it's also become a fashion color, yet many who choose it may not realize its military significance.


Con
ference on aging set for April 27
3-30-12 - High Plains Journal - Tranda Watts
A one-day conference on issues and opportunities associated with older adults and the aging process is recommended for them, their families and caregivers.


Extension presents Knowledge at Noon

3-30-12 - Leavenworth Times
K-State Research and Extension will hold the monthly Knowledge at Noon session from 12 to 1 p.m. April 6 at the Leavenworth Public Library.


Managing Flint Hills Smoke
3-29-12 - Emporia Gazette - Brian Rees
Warmer temperatures will spark rural landowners to burn prairies earlier this year.


Kansas: Burning CRP Land Can Provide Benefits as Maintenance Practice
3-28-12 - AgFax - Walt Fick
Requirements for prescribed burning of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts have changed since last year, said Walt Fick, K-State Research and Extension rangeland management specialist.


Ag minute: Burning CRP land can provide benefits

3-28-12 - McPherson Sentinel - Walt Fick
Requirements for prescribed burning of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts have changed since last year, said Walt Fick, K-State Research and Extension rangeland management specialist.


KSU researcher takes new look at prairie

3-28-12 - Wausau Daily Herald - Tyra Olstad
Kansas State University researcher and former National Park Service ranger Tyra Olstad is studying the aesthetics of landscapes - particularly the open spaces of prairie - in order to develop new ways to promote and celebrate Kansas tourism, history and geography.


'Envisioning Andover' focuses on city's future

3-28-12 - Andover American
Several times earlier this year, a group of community leaders known as “Envisioning Andover” met in Central Park to discuss the future of the city.


KSU to Play Key Role in New $25 Million Beef Safety Research

3-28-12 - Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City - Randy Phebus
Kansas State University scientists will join researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and other universities and government agencies in a coordinated approach to improve the safety of beef.


Pam's Panorama: 'Resources for vegetable gardeners'
3-26-12 - Kiowa County Signal
Home vegetable gardening has been a strong and growing trend for the last several years.


Study Reinforces That Fallow Aids Wheat, But Continuous Cropping Increases Moisture Available for Crop

3-26-12 - KNEB Radio - Rob Aiken
Farmers in semiarid western Kansas have known since the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s that incorporating a fallow period into wheat cropping systems is beneficial for wheat productivity.


Study: Continuous cropping increases moisture for wheat
3-23-12 - World Grain - Rob Aiken
A Kansas State University (KSU) study indicates that continuous cropping increases the percentage of precipitation that can be used by wheat.


K-State Research Finds Fallow Period Benefits Wheat, But Continuous Cropping Increases Available Moisture
3-23-12 - Grain Net - Rob Aiken
Farmers in semiarid western Kansas have known since the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s that incorporating a fallow period into wheat cropping systems is beneficial for wheat productivity.


Study Reinforces That Fallow Aids Wheat, But Continuous Cropping Increases Moisture Available for Crop
3-22-12 - Kansas Agland - Rob Aiken
Farmers in semiarid western Kansas have known since the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s that incorporating a fallow period into wheat cropping systems is beneficial for wheat productivity.


Move Up 2012's Crabgrass Preventer Deadline

3-22-12 - Gardner Edge - Ward Upham
When forsythia and redbuds reach full bloom, crabgrass will be sprouting soon.


Spring is a good time to plant alfalfa in Kansas
3-21-12 - Midwest Producer - Jim Shroyer
Although most alfalfa is planted in the fall in Kansas, spring is also a good time for planting, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.


Kansas Briefs: K-State's first National Academies members among two veterinary medicine appointments
3-21-12 - Midwest Producer - Jim Riviere and Nancy Monteiro-Riviere
Renowned researchers Jim E. Riviere and Nancy Monteiro-Riviere will be joining the Kansas State University faculty in August, he as McDonald Chair of Veterinary Medicine and she as Regents Distinguished Research Scholar.


Grain Sorghum, Summer Forage School set in Inman

3-21-12 - McPherson Sentinel
We will have a special crop school on “Grain Sorghum and Summer Annual Forages” on Friday, March 30 at the Inman Community Building starting at 10:30 a.m.


Kansas: Study Reinforces That Fallow Aids Wheat

3-21-12 - Ag Fax - Rob Aiken
Farmers in semiarid western Kansas have known since the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s that incorporating a fallow period into wheat cropping systems is beneficial for wheat productivity.


Lindquist honored by Kansas legislators
3-20-12 - Grass & Grain - Jack Lindquist


Stitka addresses the Walmart Effect on the beef industry
3-20-12 - Grass & Grain - John Stitka


Agronomy student speaks to legislators at National Ag Day in Washington, D.C.
3-20-12 - Grass & Grain - Jessie Zimmerman


Kansas Master Farmers, Master Farm Homemakers named for 2011
3-20-12 - Grass & Grain


Ag minute: Spring is a good time for planting alfalfa in Kansas

3-19-12 - McPherson Sentinel - Jim Shroyer
Although most alfalfa is planted in the fall in Kansas, spring is also a good time for planting, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.


More Market Farmers Wanted for Kansas City Area

3-19-12 - Kansas City infoZine - Cary Rivard
Americans keep finding more and more reasons to eat locally grown fruits, vegetables and other foods.


Strategic planning key in farm transitions
3-17-12 - High Plains Journal - Michael Langemeier


GEAPS, K-State Announce Credentials Program in Grain Operations Management
3-17-21 - Rural Messenger - Dirk Maier
The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University recently announced a joint credentials program for the grain-handling industry and related professions.


Spring is a Good Time for Planting Alfalfa in Kansas
3-17-21 - Rural Messenger - Jim Shroyer
Although most alfalfa is planted in the fall in Kansas, spring is also a good time for planting, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.


Kansas 4-H members join Lady Cats in thinking pink
3-17-12 - High Plains Journal - Sarah Maass


Spring conference to offer tips on aging
3-17-12 - High Plains Journal - Gayle Price


Get your green on

3-16-12 - Emporia Gazette
Start celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday morning with fresh greens from the Indoor Winter Farmers Market and then a free lesson on how to grow those greens.


Farm succession is conference theme

3-15-12 - Pratt Tribune
Time is running short to register for the March 31 K-State Research and Extension “Planning for the Future — Passing on the Family Farm or Agri-Business” Conference in Concordia.


Early wheat greenup creates some crop concerns
3-14-12 - Farm Talk - Jim Shroyer


Vegetable, fruit gardening topic of horticulture meeting
3-14-12 - McPherson Sentinel - Ward Upham
“Vegetable and Fruit Gardening” will be the topic discussed at the Thursday Master Gardener horticulture meeting to be held at the 4-H building starting at 7 p.m.


Visitors from Kenya offer thoughts on leadership
3-14-12 - Farm Talk - Deryl Waldren


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Joseph McCoy - The Real McCoy
3-14-12 - Gardner Edge - Ron Wilson
"The real McCoy." That's a phrase which means the genuine article or the actual thing - something we can count on. Where did this phrase originate? There are various accounts, and we will probably never know the actual source. But one version credits this phrase to a man who played a pivotal role in the history of rural Kansas and the American West.


Class will teach how to raise backyard chickens

3-14-12 - Wichita Eagle - Scott Beyer
If you’re interested in raising backyard chickens, this spring offers opportunities to find out more and to buy some chicks, even in the city.


Junior sheep day set for March 31

3-13-12 - Pratt Tribune - Chelsea Tomascik
March 31 is the date for the Kansas Junior Sheep Producer Day to be held at Kansas State University’s Weber Arena in Manhattan.


Strategic planning key in farm transitions
3-12-12 - High Plains Journal - Michael Langemeier
By following six steps, farm operators and small business owners can develop a plan to chart the course for future growth and sustainability, according to Michael Langemeier, professor in Kansas State University's Department of Agricultural Economics.

Spring conference to offer tips on aging
3-12-12 - High Plains Journal - Gayle Price
As with other stages of life, there's a positive side to aging, with more time to explore new interests, ideas, choices--and opportunities.


‘DUCK’ is new watchword for when storms loom
3-11-12 - Drovers Cattle Network - Mary Knapp
The National Weather Service has a new acronym to remind children and adults alike that there are key safety rules during severe storms – especially those that might lead to tornadoes.


Time Remains for Walk Kansas
3-10-12 - The Kansan - Sharolyn Jackson
There is still time to register for Walk Kansas, which runs from March 18 to May 12.


Spring conference to offer tips on aging
3-10-12 - Spine & Injury Center of Grand Junction - Gayle Price
As with other stages of life, there's a positive side to aging, with more time to explore new interests, ideas, choices--and opportunities.


Session to be held about passing on the family farm
3-9-12 - Wichita Eagle
March 19 is the deadline to register for the March 31 K-State Research and Extension “Planning for the Future — Passing on the Family Farm or Agri-Business” Conference in Concordia.


Early wheat greenup creates concerns about crop
3-9-12 - Midwest Producer - Jim Shroyer
Unusually warm weather in late February and early March and good topsoil moisture levels, except in far southwest Kansas, have caused wheat in much of Kansas to break dormancy and start greening up, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.


Warm Winters May Affect Crop Management Decisions in Kansas

3-8-12 - Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City - Mary Knapp
The USDA recently revised its Plant Hardiness Zone Map northward, meaning that the extreme low temperatures during the winter in Kansas and most of the rest of the country aren’t quite as cold now as they were about 20 to 30 years ago, said Mary Knapp, Kansas State University Research and Extension climatologist.


Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 12-16
3-7-12 - Farm Talk - Mary Knapp


Early Wheat Greenup Creates Concerns About Crop
3-7-12 - AgriMarketing - Jim Shroyer
Unusually warm weather in late February and early March and good topsoil moisture levels, except in far southwest Kansas, have caused wheat in much of Kansas to break dormancy and start greening up, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.


Fort Scott couple among Kansas Master Farmers, homemakers

3-7-12 - Fort Scott Tribune
Six couples, including one from Bourbon County, have been named Kansas Master Farmers and Master Farm Homemakers for 2011 in recognition of their leadership in agriculture, environmental stewardship and service to their communities.


Early Wheat Greenup Creates Concerns about Crop

3-6-12 - Gardner Edge - Jim Shroyer
Unusually warm weather in late February and early March and good topsoil moisture levels, except in far southwest Kansas, have caused wheat in much of Kansas to break dormancy and start greening up, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.


Kansas Master Farmers, Master Farm Homemakers Named
3-6-12 - Gardner Edge
Six couples have been named Kansas Master Farmers and Master Farm Homemakers for 2011 in recognition of their leadership in agriculture, environmental stewardship and service to their communities.


Walk Kansas begins soon

3-6-12 - Winfield Daily Courier - Sharolyn Jackson
Today is the perfect day for a walk. Get your fitness gear ready because Walk Kansas begins soon!


Now time to Register for K-State’s Walk Kansas

3-5-12 - Emporia Gazette - Sharolyn Jackson
Unseasonably warm weather invites outdoor activity, and that’s all the more reason to sign up for Walk Kansas 2012, which, this year, begins March 18.


Now Time to Register for K-State’s Walk Kansas
3-3-12 - Rural Messenger - Sharolyn Jackson
Unseasonably warm weather invites outdoor activity, and that’s all the more reason to sign up for Walk Kansas, 2012, which, this year, begins March 18.


K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Elaine Edwards
elainee@ksu.edu
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