National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson, USDA GIPSA director Larry Mitchell to speak at annual Kansas Farmers Union Convention

Jim Richardson, National Geographic photographer and Kansas native, will serve up a vast visual journey: the Neolithic dawn of agriculture, today’s world farmers working in relative anonymity, and the challenges of feeding an ever-more hungry planet through 2050 at Kansas Farmers Union’s (KFU) upcoming annual convention. Richardson, who has photographed agriculture at home in Kansas [...]

National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson, USDA GIPSA director Larry Mitchell to speak at annual Kansas Farmers Union Convention2016-11-04T21:46:32-05:00

Hands on Herd Health for Small Ruminants Workshop to be held in Manhattan on Nov. 22nd

Dr. Brian Faris will lead the “Hands on Herd Health for Small Ruminants” workshop at the new state-of-the-art K-State Sheep and Meat Goat Center, 2117 Denison Avenue, Manhattan, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday, November 22. The new facility, designed with animal care and handler safety in mind, contains design features and handling procedures [...]

Hands on Herd Health for Small Ruminants Workshop to be held in Manhattan on Nov. 22nd2016-11-04T21:46:34-05:00

Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst

Upcoming workshops address emergency preparedness for livestock operations By Tom Parker, special to the Kontact The phone jarred Ken Powell awake. Groggy and disoriented, he glanced at the clock while fumbling with the receiver: midway between midnight and one a.m. From past experiences as an environmental scientist for the Kansas Dept. of Health [...]

Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst2016-11-04T21:46:36-05:00

Beginning Farmer & Rancher Opportunities Meeting to be held in Concordia November 20th

All beginning farmers and ranchers are invited to a Beginning Farmer & Rancher Opportunities meeting at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, KS, Thursday, November 20, from 4:00 to 9:00 PM, hosted by Kansas Farmers Union and the Kansas Beginning Farmers Coalition. The meeting’s featured speaker is Dan Hromas, owner and operator of Prairie Pride [...]

Beginning Farmer & Rancher Opportunities Meeting to be held in Concordia November 20th2016-11-04T21:46:37-05:00

Fall Forage Tour: How to Carry More Cattle by Making the Land You Have More Productive

Cattlemen and producers are invited to the Fall Forage Tour, Friday, October 31, 2014 and Saturday, November 1, 2014. The tour will begin at 1:00 p.m. on both days at the Dale Strickler Farm, one mile south of Courtland on the west side of the highway. Two audiences will benefit from participation in the Fall [...]

Fall Forage Tour: How to Carry More Cattle by Making the Land You Have More Productive2016-11-04T21:46:37-05:00

The State of the Kansas State Budget Presentations: Slides and Coverage

Former State Budget Director provided non-partisan perspective on past, present and future of Kansas budget and implications for schools and rural communities Kansas Farmers Union and a group of county chapters hosted four state budget education presentations featuring former Kansas State Budget director Duane Goossen during the month of September. All presentations were open to [...]

The State of the Kansas State Budget Presentations: Slides and Coverage2016-11-04T21:46:38-05:00

NFU Honors Champions for Family Agriculture with Golden Triangle Award

McPHERSON, KS – National Farmers Union (NFU) recently announced the recipients of the Golden Triangle Award, the organization’s highest legislative honor. The annual award is presented to members of Congress who have demonstrated leadership and who support policies that benefit America’s family farmers, ranchers, fishermen and rural communities. “Recipients of the Golden Triangle Award have [...]

NFU Honors Champions for Family Agriculture with Golden Triangle Award2014-09-15T10:00:27-05:00

Farmers Union to Host Budget Presentations Across State

Former State Budget Director to provide non-partisan perspective on past, present and future of Kansas budget and implications for schools and rural communities Kansas Farmers Union and a group of county chapters are hosting four state budget education presentations featuring former Kansas State Budget director Duane Goossen during the month of September. All presentations are [...]

Farmers Union to Host Budget Presentations Across State2016-11-04T21:46:39-05:00

Livestock Water and Fencing Workshop Set for September 9

McPHERSON, KS – Mark Green, NRCS specialist from Missouri, will return to Kansas to offer his popular workshop on electric fencing and livestock watering options for all species of livestock September 9 in Topeka, KS. The workshop will be held at the Topeka Ramada, 420 SE 6th Ave., with registration beginning at 8:30 AM. The workshop [...]

Livestock Water and Fencing Workshop Set for September 92016-11-04T21:46:39-05:00

Sheep and Goat Management Workshop to be held August 15-16 in Manhattan

McPHERSON, KS - Dr. Jim Gerrish, well-known rancher, researcher, grazing educator, and co-founder of the Missouri Grazing School returns to Kansas this August to kick off Amazing Grazing II for Ruminants Great and Small. A workshop entitled "Management of Sheep and Goats for Grazing, Herd Health, Performance and Profitability" will be held August 15-16, 2014, [...]

Sheep and Goat Management Workshop to be held August 15-16 in Manhattan2016-11-04T21:46:40-05:00