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The renaissance cowboy
Along the bumpy, red brick street of downtown Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, sits Jim Bell & Son Western Wear. While big, glass windows, filled with the latest western trends, beckon passing patrons, the real charm sits in the heart of the store.
Mushrush joins Farm Talk
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.
2013 4-State Dairy Days set for June 21-23
The 24th Annual 4-State Invitational Dairy Days will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 21-23 at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Shedding a light on mental health awareness month
Farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in America, while that may not be a shocking statistic, the jaw-dropper is that the danger prevails from the mental aspect of farming, not the physical.
Armyworm sightings in southwest Mo.
Armyworms, which can strip pastures and hayfields bare as they march across the landscape, have shown up in Missouri, warns a University of Missouri entomologist.
2013 Four State Farm Show to offer new hours
It’s time to mark your calendar for the 2013 Four State Farm Show. This year’s show will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 19, 20 and 21 on the same 300-acre farm just south of Pittsburg, Kansas.
Preparing for future drought through conservation
Task force and rainmakers — not the typical dialogue used for most farmers and ranchers, but for those in attendance at the Ottawa County Conservation District Field Day in Miami, Oklahoma learned how both those terms can be beneficial to them.
Poultry litter meets fertilizer needs for Bartlett farmer
A higher level of management and dealing with the “hassle factor” are the costs of taking advantage of the benefits of applying poultry litter to crop ground. That price tag, however, actually results in lower per-acre nutrient costs at Mathes Farms, which includes Brent’s wife, Jennifer, and their sons Joshua, Caleb and Joel.
Sunflower Supreme program revealed to southeast Kansas
Over 200 area farmers and ranchers gathered in southeast Kansas last week for the unveiling of a new heifer development and management program that the Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension are joining forces to develop for Kansas producers.
Growing interest in branding gives rise to common questions
Southwest Missouri beef cattle producers have shown a great interest in branding their cattle this winter and spring following several instances of cattle theft.
With that growing interest in branding, there has also been a number of commonly asked questions, according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.
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