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. ConsiderContinue reading “Get Ready for July 2016”
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 to farmers of all stripes. This tool is the prairie strip, a strip of native prairie plants grown right in the middle of a grain field. Benefits The idea behind prairie strips is to create a bufferContinue reading “Prairie Strips in Field Crops”
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 thingsContinue reading “Get Ready for June 2016”
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.
Moreover the profit of the land is for all; even the king is served from the field. —Ecclesiastes 5:9
Summer is fast approaching! It’s time to battle the bugs, brush up on music skills, and plan some family time for Memorial Day.
Spring is in the air! Are you ready to get outside, grow some plants, and build something new? Learn how to transplant successfully. Take advantage of three free planting guides from K-State. Mix up an easy radish salad. Download free building plans and construct something new. Learn how to tell a rattlesnake from a kingsnake.Continue reading “Get Ready for April 2016”
Preventing and dealing with hardpan doesn’t have to be complicated.