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KDA advisory board application due Sept. 1
The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) Agricultural Advocacy, Marketing and Outreach team (marketing program team) is seeking talented Kansans to serve on the program’s newly created advisory board. Any interested Kansan who currently resides in the state is eligible to apply.
Aug. 9 field day and Ark., Ag Appreciation Day
U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford and Zach Taylor, marketing director of the state Agriculture Department will be headliners at the Randolph/Lawrence Co. Field Day/Agriculture Appreciation Day on Aug. 9 at Walnut Ridge.
Aug. 13 Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conf.
Cattle producers looking to pick up the latest information about maximizing livestock and wheat resources under variable and sometimes volatile weather and market conditions should register now to attend the Aug. 13 Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference in Lawton, Oklahoma.
Dr. Temple Grandin to present to livestock producers
The Wildcat and Southwind Extension Districts are proud to present the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. She has developed her talents into a successful career as a livestock-handling equipment designer, one of very few in the world. She has now proposed the facilities in which half the cattle are handled in the United States, consulting for firms such as Burger King, McDonald's, Swift, and others.
Living wills in Kansas
A living will is a type of advance directive. It allows you to record in writing, what type of care you want at the end of your life, should you have a terminal illness.
Keep safety in mind when enjoying summer weather with pets
Oklahoma has experienced some seriously turbulent weather this spring, and it will not be long until the thermometer is reading triple digits.
Avoid hosting chiggers this season
Now that summer is in full swing, I thought it might be a good time to pass along a bit of interesting information on a little critter that you may have already encountered this year — the chigger.
The importance of agriculture
I know this is not breaking news (and I am probably preaching to the choir), but agriculture is important, even in the modern world. Recently, I was asked to speak at a Rotary Club meeting in Pittsburg, and the topic I was asked to present was the importance of agriculture. Honestly, I am not accustomed to speaking about such a broad topic, but I truly appreciated the experience.
If we get a little stretch of warm and sunny weather, it won’t be long before many of you are out on your combines harvesting wheat. When you add harvest to all of your other work — finishing up planting, trying to get some double-crop beans in the ground, and maybe some haying — it makes for an extremely busy time of year. You don’t need me to tell you that we must be extra careful during harvest season to avoid accidents and injuries — but I’m gonna do it anyway.
Fort Scott dairy leader optimistic about future
“There are a lot of exciting things on the forefront of the dairy industry. We are promoting new things to increase healthy eating habits for children through the ‘Fuel Up to Play 60’ program with the National Football League and fast food chains to incorporate milk and dairy products in diets," said Lynda Davis Foster of the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board.
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