Johnson Grass

This invasive weed is a nuisance in the field and garden and a serious hazard in the pasture.

11 Applications for an Agricultural Interest Besides Farming

Running a farm or ranch is not the only way to cash in on your agricultural interest. These days, there are plenty of fields where a knowledge of agriculture and agricultural sciences can be a plus, and where you will have an opportunity to aid those who have chosen to work the land. Here are…

Kansas Populist Movement Basics: The End

Populist candidate James Weaver did not become president in 1892, as most undoubtedly know. However, he did win 8.5% of the popular vote, which was considered an impressive amount for a third-party candidate. He also won the states of Kansas, Colorado, Nevada, and Idaho. The Populist movement was far more successful in some states than…

Kansas Populist Movement Basics: The Beginning

The Populist movement of the late 1800s is a major topic in Kansas history. A brief glance at history books tells us that the populism of that era was more or less radical agrarianism. While this is basically true, the topic is far more complex than this. What did the Populists believe? How did they…

Big Bluestem

The legendary native grass of the tallgrass prairie is more than a quality forage.