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Kansas Mesonet aids emergency planners, farmers and more
August 29, 2019
Kansas Mesonet, based at Kansas State University is expanding and upgrading its network of weather stations across the state. Learn more about the 62 weather station that make up the Kansas Mesonet, an expanding network of stations that collects weather and climate data.


K-State Farm Bill Meetings

August 8, 2019
The 2018 Farm Bill was passed in December, 2018. Though it has much in common with the previous farm bill, there are some significant differences. These in-depth Farm Bill meetings will cover the new provisions of the programs, economic decisions to consider when making a decision, and present a new decision tool for producers to use. Specifically the discussion will look at commodity programs, particularly the economics of the ARC/PLC decision and the OSU-KSU Farm Program Decision Aid. There will also be discussion of SCO and changes in crop insurance. Speakers are Dr. Mykel Taylor, Dr. Monte Vandeveer, Robin Reid, and Dr. Dan O'Brien, as well as local extension agents and FSA personnel.  To view a complete schedule of meeting locations, dates, and times go to www.agmanager.info.  To register for one of the upcoming meetings, please fill out the online form


Kansas Profile - Now That's rural: Jerad Gooch, Leoti Foods
August 8th, 2019
LEOTI, Kan. - Shopping in the produce aisle can take time, if one stops to look and study all the fruits and vegetables on display. If only those fruits and vegetables could be packaged together – maybe even with a recipe to help my family use them. Today we’ll learn about an innovative program which is simplifying healthy food access, using a local food store and community support. Thanks to JoEllyn Argabright of K-State Research and Extension for this story idea. For complete article, click here.


2019 Fall Field Day
August 7th, 2019
GARDEN CITY, Kan. – The 2019 K-State Southwest Research-Extension Center Fall Field Day is set for August 22 at 4500 E. Mary Street in Garden City. Registration and industry booths open at 8 a.m.; the program starts at 9:15 a.m.  The morning features field tours, followed by lunch. Afternoon seminars start at 1 p.m.  To learn more about the upcoming field, day and various topics, download our field day brochure.


K-State joins with western Kansas farmers, Kansas Water Office to present Water Technology Field Days
August 7th, 2019
GARDEN CITY, Kan. – Kansas State University is partnering with the Kansas Water Office and farmers across a swath of western Kansas to host eight Water Technology Field Days in August and September. The events are designed to show agricultural producers and others how the newest crop irrigation research and technology is being applied in real-life situations on private farms.  Learn more about upcoming activities.

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