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"In the News" October 2012 Archive

Get Financially Prepared: Take Steps Ahead of Disaster
10-29-12 - Emporia Gazette - Rhonda Gordon
Recent natural disasters have emphasized the importance of emergency preparedness

ServSafe Class to be Nov. 13

10-29-12 - Wyandotte Daily News
There will be a ServSafe Class held from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at K-State Research and Extension, Wyandotte County, 1216 N. 79th St., Kansas City, Kan.

Ten Tips to Trim Utility Costs
10-23-12 - Kansas City infoZine - Mary Meck Higgins
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service estimates about 20 percent of the energy used in the United States is used for food production, transport, processing, packaging, distribution, storage, sales and household food handling

Plant propagation, “Growing Plants for Free,” Nov. 6
10-23-12 - Winfield Daily Courier - Larry Crouse
Area gardeners and anyone with an interest in horticulture is invited to attend the Plant Propagation 101 Workshop, “Growing Plants for Free,” on Nov. 6 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Winfield Public Library, 605 College Street.

Scientists encourage citizens to heed signs of climate change

10-22-12 - Drovers Cattle Network - Chuck Rice
If ever there was a year to make one think about climate change, it may be this year.

$2.5 Million Grant To Help K-State Researchers Study Kids' Food Choices
10-19-12 - WIBW - Tanda Kidd
Obesity affects more than 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States - triple the rate from just one generation ago.

Pork Distance Education Series Returns
10-19-12 - National Hog Farmer - Joel DeRouchey
The seventh year of the successful distance education series, PorkBridge, begins Dec. 6.

Kansas Ag Secretary Rodman to Speak Nov. 5 On Drought, Impact on Food Production

10-19-12 - Gardner Edge - Dale Rodman
Kansas Secretary of Agriculture, Dale Rodman, will speak at Kansas State University at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the K-State Student Union Main Ballroom.

'Kansas Wheat Guy' now children's author

10-19-12 - Crop Science Society of America - Jim Shroyer
On his parents’ farm near Eufaula, Oklahoma just off of U.S. Route 69, ASA and CSSA member Jim Shroyer was driving tractors while most kids his age were riding bikes.

Eco-friendly Choices Trim Food Costs, Boost Food Quality and Health

10-18-12 - Kansas City infoZine - Mary Meck Higgins
Changes in food shopping behaviors and cooking can cut grocery costs, improve food quality and health, while also reducing utility bills and one’s own environmental impact, according to Kansas State University professor Mary Meck Higgins.

Crop Insurance Workshops set in four states

10-16-12 - Midwest Producer - Rich Llewelyn
Agricultural producers are not lacking for topics to discuss or challenges to manage, and the 2012 Crop Insurance Workshops, to be held at sites in Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Oklahoma, will touch on several.

Fall Mowing Leads to Healthier Spring Lawns

10-16-12 - Gardner Edge - Ward Upham
Continuing to mow grass throughout the fall in preparation for cold weather yields healthier grass in the spring.

K-State Vet Urges Livestock Producers To Check Nitrate, Prussic Acid Levels in Forages

10-15-12 - Gardner Edge - Larry Hollis
Topsy-turvy weather this summer and fall posed plenty of challenges for livestock producers – one of which is the possibility of increased nitrate and prussic acid levels in forages, according to Kansas State University veterinarian, Larry Hollis.

Knowledge for Life: How to cope with chronic conditions

10-13-12 - Leavenworth Times - Denise Sullivan
Kansans Optimizing Health Program, or KOHP for short, is the local name of the Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program that is conducted in Kansas.

Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural - Blaine Jones – Thunderbirds

10-12-12 - Gardner Edge - Ron Wilson
“Soaring through the air.” That’s what happens when a collegiate high jumper makes his or her jump, but today we’ll meet a man from rural Kansas who has taken this idea to a whole new level.

Tips to save money after drought's impact hits grocery stores

10-10-12 - KCTV 5 News - Rick Miller
After months of blazing hot temperatures with hardly any rain, consumers are starting to realize filling up their grocery carts is getting more expensive.

Master Gardener program provides education, requires service

10-6-12 - Andover American
Gardening enthusiasts have a unique opportunity in Pratt, one that may not be available again for a long time. K-State Research and Extension Master Gardening classes are scheduled for February and March at the Pratt County Fairgrounds.

Forest field day slated at Kickapoo powwow grounds

10-6-12 - Topeka Capital-Journal - Bob Atchison
The 2012 Fall Forest Field Day will be hosted by the Kickapoo tribe from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at its powwow grounds west of Horton, according to a news release.

K-State to Honor Michael Ensch as Outstanding Alumnus
10-6-12 - KTIC Radio - Michael Ensch
Kansas State University's Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources has named Michael G. Ensch an outstanding alumnus of the department. He will be honored Oct. 26 during a visit to K-State's Manhattan campus, where he will present a seminar to students, faculty and park and recreation industry professionals.

Kansas State’s Swine Day Set for 15 November

10-5-12 - The Pig Site
Kansas State University’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry will host Swine Day 2012 on Thursday, 15 November at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has been invited to speak about job creation in animal agriculture.

County looks at combining offices
10-2-12 - Abilene Reflector Chronicle - Brad Homman
The ball has started rolling this week for combining the K-State Research and Extension office with that of the Central Kansas Free Fair.

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
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