Tag: Health & Fitness

Milk Substitutes: Lactose-Free, Soy, Almond, and Rice

Milk Substitutes: Lactose-Free, Soy, Almond, and Rice

The pros, cons, and special considerations of four alternatives for the lactose-intolerant.

Is Raw Honey Safe?

Is Raw Honey Safe?

The surprising truth about why honey is pasteurized and what it means for your health.

What is "Raw" Water?

What is “Raw” Water?

One of the most recent trends in health is “raw” water. Simply put, raw water is water that has not been filtered or treated in any way. It may come […]

Kansas Ag Connection

Kansas Ag Connection

Looking for a good way to keep up with daily agriculture-related headlines? Give Kansas Ag Connection a try! Subscribers to On the Range, our weekly country living update (read more), […]

Food Preservation

Food Preservation

Preserving the food we grow at home or buy in bulk from a local farmer can seem daunting to the beginner. We know that food safety is important, but how […]

Pros and Cons of Slow Cookers

Pros and Cons of Slow Cookers

Pick up any slow cooker cookbook, and you’ll be amazed at the versatility of this simple appliance. With a slow cooker, you can combine the ingredients for anything from stew […]

Veterinary Feed Directive Affects Small Farms, Too

New Rules Take Medicated Livestock Feeds Off the Shelf

The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) was developed to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock production, primarily to fend off antibiotic-resistant diseases in humans.  The Centers for Disease Control estimate […]

Get Ready for November 2016

Get Ready for November 2016

Hard to believe that November is already just around the corner!  Take some time on those chilly fall evenings to learn from nature and pull inspiration from innovative farmers and […]

Benefits of Making Music

Benefits of Making Music

Those of us who play music typically do it for the love of it, not necessarily for any benefits it might bring us. However, research indicates that playing an instrument […]

The Changing Face of American Agriculture

The Changing Face of American Agriculture: Part 1

Agriculture tends to resist change a little more than other sectors of the nation’s economy. However, nothing, not even agriculture, can remain static forever. Today, many feel that the future […]