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April 24, 2012
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"In the News" January 2012 Archive



Make Super Bowl party a winner

1-31-12 - Chanute Tribune - Karen Blakeslee
USDA consumer food specialists report the quantity of food consumed on Super Bowl Sunday is second only to Thanksgiving.


Kansas Ag and Rural Leadership President Jack Lindquist Honored by Kansas Legislators
1-31-12 - Gardner Edge - Jack Lindquist
Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership program president Jack Lindquist, received honors from the Kansas House of Representatives for his work in developing agricultural leadership across Kansas. He was recognized in a ceremony Jan. 19 in the House Chamber.


UG recognizes 4-H winners

1-31-12 - Kansas City Kansan
The Unified Government Board of Commissioners recognized the accomplishments of young members of the Wyandotte County 4-H Shooting program recently during the Commission meeting in the chambers of City Hall.


Sessions to be offered on understanding Medicare
1-31-12 - McPherson Sentinel - Jana McKinney
K-State Research and Extension, McPherson County, will be offering an educational session to help you understand Medicare and the different parts.


Kansas State Announces 2012 Sorghum Schools

1-31-12 - Agri Marketing
Sorghum production will be the focus of the day as K-State Research and Extension hosts six in-depth Sorghum Schools in various locations around the state.


Healthy eating, more exercise can help prevent heart disease
1-31-12 - Winfield Daily Courier - Becky Reid
Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States.


Extension district to host spreadsheet workshop
1-31-12 - Fort Scott Tribune - Kevin Dhuyvetter
The Southwind Extension District will host a day-long workshop in Savonburg, Kan., to show agricultural producers how they can create and use the latest Excel spreadsheets available to manage their farming and ranching businesses.


Field Crop Update set for Feb. 14
1-30-12 - High Plains Journal


Ag Profitability Conference is Feb. 6
1-30-12 - High Plains Journal
Having a profitable farm and ranch operation can be difficult in the 21st century.


Climatologist: Drought conditions likely to ease further
1-30-12 - High Plains Journal - Mary Knapp


K-State Swine Profitability Conference coming in February
1-30-12 - Port Network - Jim Nelssen
Information about the latest trends and research focused on staying competitive in the swine industry will take center stage at Kansas State University’s 2012 Swine Profitability Conference on Tues., Feb. 28.


K-State teams with UNL, other institutions in effort to cut e. Coli risk

1-30-12 - High Plains Journal - Randy Phebus
Seventeen Kansas State University scientists will join researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and other universities and government agencies in a coordinated, multi-pronged approach to improve the safety of beef.


Expertise at Biosecurity Research Institute a front line for future security
1-28-12 - Grass & Grain


Walk Kansas fitness program will start soon
1-28-12 - Chanute Tribune - Sharolyn Jackson
It’s January….that wonderfully hopeful time of year when we resolve to do better.


Sjeklocha honored as Beef Cattle Veterinarian of the Year
1-28-12 - Grass & Grain


Kansas warmer as USDA updates plant hardiness zones

1-27-12 - KWCH TV - Jaime Hancock
The coldest day of the year is not as cold as it used to be, and now the government is updating planting zones to reflect the changes.


Swine industry asked to take feed efficiency survey
1-27-12 - Grass & Grain


Weather fluctuations shouldn't cause growing problems
1-27-12 - Hays Daily News - Holly Dickman
If Kansas was known for one thing, it just might be its bipolar weather.


What Does Extension Do?
1-26-12 - Emporia Gazette - Amy Jordan
With K-State Research and Extension in the news lately, many have wondered what it is that we really do.


Welcome to the warmer zone: KC has more choices of plants

1-26-12 - K.C. Star - Dennis Patton
It’s that almost-February time of year, when Kansas City gardeners begin plotting.

K-State to host Risk Assessed Marketing workshops
1-26-12 - High Plains Journal - Tom Maxwell


K-State chosen for international nutrition grant
1-26-12 - High Plains Journal - Sajid Alavi


Meet & Greet for New Ellis County Extension FACS Agent Monday

1-26-12 - Hays Post - Linda Beech
After a year and a half, the Ellis County K-State Extension Office is back up to four agents again.


K-State agronomy professor named one of top 150 scientists
1-26-12 - Farm Talk - Dan Devlin



Time to Think About Buying Baby Chicks

1-26-12 - The Poultry Site - Scott Beyer
Short, cold winter days can be difficult to get through, but planning now to start or grow a small poultry flock this spring may just help would-be growers focus on warmer days ahead, according to Kansas State University animal scientist Scott Beyer.


It’s time for Walk Kansas

1-25-12 - Emporia Gazette
Many of you have asked so here it is: The colors for Walk Kansas have been announced.


KSU researchers to join beef safety project
1-24-12 - KCTV 5 - Randy Phebus
Seventeen scientists from Kansas State University will be taking part in a national research effort to improve the safety of beef, with special emphasis on the public health risks of certain strains of E. coli bacteria.

1-24-12 - The Republic - Randy Phebus
Seventeen scientists from Kansas State University will be taking part in a national research effort to improve the safety of beef, with special emphasis on the public health risks of certain strains of E. coli bacteria.


Kansas State University To Play Key Role In New $25 Million Beef Safety Research Effort

1-24-12 - Beef Magazine - Randy Phebus
Seventeen Kansas State University scientists will join researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and other universities and government agencies in a coordinated, multi-pronged approach to improve the safety of beef.


New $25 million beef safety research effort
1-24-12 - Homeland Security News Wire - Randy Phebus
The $25 million effort will focus on ways to reduce the occurrence and public health risks from Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), a serious threat to the food supply that results in more than 265,000 infections in the United States each year


Extension to host irrigation meeting Friday
1-24-12 - Dodge City Daily Globe
The drought and high temperatures of 2011 caused irrigators in Ford County and southwest Kansas to tap into 2012 water allocations through the use of a Drought Emergency Term Permit.


Universities join in $25 million beef safety research project

1-23-12 - Cattle Network - Randy Phebus
A $25 million research grant from the USDA will give scientists from University of Nebraska , Kansas State University and other universities and government agencies an opportunity to improve beef safety through reducing the risk of E. coli.


$25 Million Beef Safety Research Effort Launched
1-23-12 - AgFax - Randy Phebus
Seventeen Kansas State University scientists will join researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and other universities and government agencies in a coordinated, multi-pronged approach to improve the safety of beef.


K-State taking orders for spring pullet sale

1-23-12 - High Plains Journal - Scott Beyer
Orders are now being taken for the annual spring pullet sale from the Tom Avery Poultry Teaching and Research Farm at Kansas State University.


Ag Conference for Women Scheduled Feb. 10-11

1-20-12 - Gardner Edge - Janet Barrows
Producing a variety of health-promoting foods is essential if growing populations are to thrive.


Pullet Orders Can Now be Placed for 2012 K-State Spring Sale
1-20-12 - Gardner Edge - Scott Beyer
Orders are now being taken for the annual spring pullet sale from the Tom Avery Poultry Teaching and Research Farm at Kansas State University.


Bird feeders connect with nature

1-20-12 - Topeka Capital-Journal - Jamie Hancock
Staying connected to the great outdoors when the winter winds are blowing and temperatures are dropping isn’t easy.


Kansas State Announces Ag Conference for Women

1-20-12 - AgriMarketing - Janet Barrows
Producing a variety of health-promoting foods is essential if growing populations are to thrive.


Big pond, big workload? Smaller water features can be easier on the backyard gardener

1-18-12 - Washington Post - Laura Dickinson
Water features can bring interest, beauty and wildlife to a garden, but they also can be work.


Feb. 25 Specialty Crop Conference Planned for Commercial Enterprises

1-18-12 - Sabetha Herald - David Coltrain
Grapes to raspberries, high tunnels to marketing – all of these topics and more will be covered at a conference for specialty crop growers in Washington, Kan. on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Unplanted bulbs: what to do?
1-18-12 - Miami County Republic - Lenora Larson
In summer and early fall the catalogs and nurseries tantalize us with photographs of glorious spring flowers such as Crocus, Daffodils and Tulips.


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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