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BQA certification workshops
The Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University and the Kansas Beef Council are partnering to host seven advanced beef cattle care and health training workshops during August and September.
Additional CRP practices approved in 66 Kansas counties
Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director of the Kansas Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced today that emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) practices CP-25-Rare & Declining Habitat, CP8A-Grass Waterways, CP23-Wetland Restoration, CP23A-Wetland Restoration Non-Floodplain, CP27-Farmable Wetlands Pilot Wetland and CP28-Farmable Wetlands Pilot Buffer acreage has been approved for 66 counties in Kansas.
National Beef Cook-Off Regional Award won by Kansan
April Sadler from Topeka, Kan., beat out thousands of entries in the 2013 National Beef Cook-Off contest, funded by the Beef Checkoff, to win a tasty $1,500 prize. Sadler joined six other regional finalists in winning the honor with her Pesto-Pepper Jack Sliders.
Fire and rescue training offered at K-State
Grain-related entrapment, engulfments, asphyxiations and entanglements are safety concerns for those who work on farms and in commercial grain facilities.
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.
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