Farm Talk

Front page stories

June 11, 2013

Mushrush joins Farm Talk

Parsons, Kansas — Farm Talk recently hired Laura Mushrush of Strong City, Kansas, as Associate Editor.

Mushrush, a 2013 graduate from Kansas State University, received her bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and journalism and minor in animal sciences and industry.

The daughter of a ranching couple from the heart of the Flint Hills, Mushrush’s roots run deep in agriculture, especially the cattle industry.

“I am excited to have a job  where I can work with different sectors of the ag industry,” said Mushrush. “This will help make me a more rounded individual and promoter of agriculture.”

Her involvement in her family’s purebred Red Angus operation and the National Junior Red Angus Association (JRA) began when she purchased her first heifer from her grandpa at the age of seven.

In high school she served on the JRA board for two years. Following graduation she continued her education at Fort Scott Community College, competing on the Meats team.

“My team won the National Championship in 2010, which was a definite highlight of my college career,” she said.

After finishing her sophomore judging season, she transferred to Kansas State University in January 2011.

A year later, Mushrush moved to Bozeman, Montana, and spent a semester working for the American Simmental Association as a publications intern.

Connections she made during her time at ASA led her to work the summer on the E.L. Peterson Ranch, Judith Gap, Mont., a diverse livestock and crop operation.

“My time spent working in Montana opened my eyes to how unique individual operations and regions are,” Mushrush added. “It also made me realize how strong my passion is for the ag industry and the people in it.”

Upon returning to K-State in August 2012, Mushrush started interning with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Topeka, Kan., on the marketing team.

In her spare time, Mushrush enjoys photography, collecting Native American jewelry and spending time with family on their ranch.

“I am happy to be back in southeast Kansas and working for Farm Talk,” she concluded. £

Text Only
Front page stories
  • beanhook_3954.jpg Walkin' Beans

    Herbicide-resistant weeds haunting soybean growers are forcing the resurgence of a retro-farming technique the experts refer to as “hand-roguing.”
    When I was a kid, it was simply called “walkin’ beans.”

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • FSFS_3753.jpg Big crowds, cool weather at Four State Farm Show

    The 40th annual Four State Farm Show welcomed over 20,000 visitors this past weekend in Pittsburg, Kan.

    July 22, 2014 6 Photos

  • ADSC_0124_2012.jpg Final preparations taking place for the 40th Four State Farm Show

    The Four State Farm Show is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and preparations are well underway.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0076.jpg Leadership

    A Girard FFA member returned from this year’s Kansas State FFA Convention as the organization’s new vice president.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • soybeans_emerg.jpg Record beans, less corn planted

    American farmers have planted less corn than in any year since 2010 but more soybeans than ever, as expected.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • BlaineLotz_2014WLACChamp.jpg Edna man is world champion auctioneer

    Blaine Lotz of Edna, Kan. proved his world-class auctioneering talent recently at the Livestock Marketing Association’s  World Livestock Auctioneer Championship in Knoxville, Ia.

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • hereford.jpg North American cattle numbers tight

    Record high feeder cattle prices leave no doubt that U.S. feeder cattle supplies are extremely tight.  On January 1, estimated feeder supplies were down 2.7 percent over the previous year amid indications of heifer retention.

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • wheat_0036.jpg Wheat yields, quality better than expected

    Wheat harvest is underway around the area and early reports are looking better than many producers had previously thought.

    June 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • Kansas farmland prices remain stable in June

    Stable farm incomes, timely rain and international instability have helped keep Kansas farmland values relatively unchanged from a year ago, despite concerns from some economists that an agriculture bubble might be on the verge of deflating.

    June 24, 2014

  • osagecotour_3421.jpg Cattlemen tour Osage Hills ranches

    Miles of cattlemen in trucks snaked through the Osage Hills last weekend for the 80th annual Osage County Cattlemen’s Tour.

    June 17, 2014 2 Photos

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content