Get Ready for January 2017

January is a great time to plan for a new year! Take some time to shape your philosophy and develop a farming or gardening approach. Plan a garden.Discover community-supported agriculture.Learn the pros and cons of gardening in Kansas.Study the farming practices of the Plains Indians.Define sustainable agriculture.Preserve Kansas heritage.Evaluate the interstate highway system.Find out how…… Continue reading Get Ready for January 2017

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 gardeners.  And while you’re sitting at the table with family this Thanksgiving, remember to give thanks for the simple things. Learn lessons from the bison.Discover…… Continue reading Get Ready for November 2016

Get Ready for October 2016

October is just around the corner! Are you ready to start a business, explore nature, and live by faith? Start and run your own small farm business.Find out how livestock are upgraded.Explore options for super-small-scale farms.Identify the wildflowers and grasses of Kansas.Love God with all your mind.Save money on seeds.See the stars.Understand the importance of…… Continue reading Get Ready for October 2016

Get Ready for April 2016

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

Miniature Horse

The modern Miniature Horse is rather reflective of the American melting pot, coming from many countries and many walks of life.  While miniature animals were popular among European nobility for centuries, much of the original stock probably was of a working origin. In 1842, the Mines and Collieries Act was passed, forbidding the employment of…… Continue reading Miniature Horse

What is Community-Supported Agriculture?

One of the main features of the recent local foods movement is a desire to connect farmers and consumers. On the one hand, many farmers want to share their practices with their customers, keeping them informed about agriculture. On the other hand, consumers want to learn more about how their food is produced. Among the…… Continue reading What is Community-Supported Agriculture?

The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide

Looking for a gift idea for a young gardener? Here’s a book that may spark an interest. Practical but inviting, The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide by Rebecca Park Totilo makes the gardening process fun and simple. Besides discussing the basics of planning, planting, and caring for plants, this book offers projects galore: Make seed tape.…… Continue reading The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide