Icelandic Horse

Genetic testing has revealed a common heritage between the horses of Iceland, the Shetland Islands, and the Faroe Islands between the two.  All of them are linked to the horses of Norway.  Undoubtedly, Viking travelers and settlers carried their native ponies with them wherever they went. Isolation later shaped each breed into a unique entity,…

Spring Migration in Kansas

It may only be February, but the birds know that spring is just around the corner! Want to watch our feathered friends usher in a change of season? Here’s just a sampling of what to expect: Early February: Killdeer are among the earliest birds to arrive in Kansas. Late February: Waterfowl species switch over, with…

Kansas Department of Agriculture Licensing Guides

Agripreneurs have to be careful to keep up with the legal aspects of their businesses.  Fortunately, the Kansas Department of Agriculture has put together a series of licensing guides to help innovative business owners see at a glance what permits and licenses will be necessary. The PDF downloads cover many types of businesses: Agritourism. Aquaculture….

Hanoverian

The Hanoverian is a German breed of royal lineage.  It dates back to 1714, when George I, Elector of Hanover, was crowned king of England.  Both George I and his son George II shared an interest in horses, and their position as rulers of both England and Hanover presented them with a unique opportunity: They…