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In the eastern half of Kansas, the majority of Tallgrass Prairie was tilled under years ago for productive farming. Many of the remaining acres have been planted to introduce grass species like smooth brome and tall fescue.

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Ann McCort and her family members realize the importance of properly maintaining farmland and keeping it in the family.

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PAOLA — Miami County Conservation District’s 74th annual meeting and dinner will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Paola High School, located at 401 Angela St. in Paola.

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As Miami County Conservation District enters its 75th year, the green buffer between our rural county and the expanding KC-metro continues to shrink.

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You have read all the articles on soil health and you know how important it is. You have decided you want to try and plant cover crops, but where do you go to get started?

Almost 15 years ago, I gave what would be one of the most important speeches of my career at the National FFA Convention. I agonized over creating the right message in hopes of making a lasting impact.

In anticipation of calving season, K-State’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, along with K-State Research and Extension faculty and staff, are planning a series of calving schools to help boost producers’ chances of a successful year.

About a decade ago, I moved to the small town where I plan to spend the rest of my life. Excitement filled me, and I rushed to join the community and put down some roots.

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.43 million cattle on feed on Dec. 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

In anticipation of calving season, K-State’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, along with K-State Research and Extension faculty and staff, are planning a series of calving schools to help boost producers’ chances of a successful year.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Atticus Sondy, a 16-year-old Paola High School junior, recently earned first place in the market egg judging event during the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference.

MANHATTAN — For the week ending Dec. 8, there were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

With the theme “Finding What Fits in a New Decade,” the Kansas Corn Management School series is returning in January and February with six one-day schools to be held in Kansas.

MANHATTAN — For the week ending Sunday, Dec. 1, there were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

MANHATTAN — For the week ending Sunday, Nov. 24, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).