Whatever stage you are in as a new farmer, one of the best things you can do is to read extensively. We have picked out 10 must-reads to get you going.
What better heritage food to celebrate than Turkey Red winter wheat, the grain that made Kansas the Wheat State?
Agriculture is very much a weather-dependent pursuit. The success or failure of both garden and field crops in any given year depends primarily on the rainfall and temperatures. Even pastures should be managed with an eye to the sky.
Many involved in agriculture, commercial or entrepreneurial, feel that technology will shape the future.
Young people continue to enter agriculture, while some environmental issues have attracted the attention of the average American.
Summer can be very busy, but don’t forget to learn and brainstorm. Spend some time enjoying nature, researching animals, and growing healthy plants. Brush up on your birdwatching vocabulary. Discover how wood type affects the sound of your guitar. Explore the 11 physiographic regions of Kansas. Learn about rare and popular breeds of livestock. Consider […]
The GMO debate continues among consumers and scientists. Labeling will reveal just how passionate the public is on the subject of GMO safety.
There’s a new farming technique on the Midwestern prairie. It’s innovative, it’s sustainable, but it’s also readily available.
June is just around the corner. Take some time to sharpen your knowledge of farming, music, crafts, and history. Find out how glyphosate-resistant crops work. Brush up on your mandolin technique. Teach your kids how to knit on those rainy days. Discover the story of the Stetson hat. Make a strawberry shortcake. Collect five things […]
Imagine starting out in western Kansas as a young farmer in the year 1929. The economy is booming, the first crop of wheat is ripening beautifully, and prosperity is just within reach. Then the wind begins to blow.