Ranch Management for Successful Winter and Year-Round Grazing of Beef Cattle to be held August 13-14 in Topeka

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 "Ranch Management for Successful Winter and Year Round Grazing of Beef Cattle" will be held from 9:00 AM [...]

Ranch Management for Successful Winter and Year-Round Grazing of Beef Cattle to be held August 13-14 in Topeka2016-11-04T21:46:40-05:00

Low Stress Handling: It Should Be Easy

McPHERSON – Four experienced ranchers shared their beautiful ranches and livestock with 76 ranchers gathered together to learn low stress handling techniques on May 3, 2014 near Olsburg, KS. Each place had unique facilities created with ease of working livestock as the first priority. Participating ranchers were Bill Edwards, Alan Hubbard, Joseph Hubbard, and Bob Avery, [...]

Low Stress Handling: It Should Be Easy2016-11-04T21:46:41-05:00

Amazing Grazing Funded for Second Year of Programming

McPHERSON, KS –  Kansas Farmers Union is pleased to announce it has received a second grant from the North Central Risk Management Education Center to fund Amazing Grazing II for Ruminants Both Great and Small. “The North Central Risk Management Education Center is dedicated to funding projects that help producers learn and adopt effective risk [...]

Amazing Grazing Funded for Second Year of Programming2016-11-04T21:46:41-05:00

Olsburg Ranch Tour to Highlight Low Stress Livestock Handling

McPHERSON, KS - Three Olsburg, KS ranches will highlight working facilities that utilize low stress methods to quietly and effectively process cattle, sheep and goats on May 3, 2014. The tour will begin with registration at 9:30 AM at the Edwards Ranch, 15225 Dry Creek Road, 2.4 miles west of Olsburg and 2.9 south on [...]

Olsburg Ranch Tour to Highlight Low Stress Livestock Handling2016-11-04T21:46:44-05:00

Kansas Farmers Awarded NCR-SARE 2014 Farmer Rancher Grants

McPHERSON, KS - The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) Program recently announced the projects recommended for funding for the Farmer Rancher and Youth Educator competitive grant programs. More than 50 grant projects were selected to receive a total of more than $500,000 through these two NCR-SARE grant programs, which offer competitive [...]

Kansas Farmers Awarded NCR-SARE 2014 Farmer Rancher Grants2016-11-04T21:46:44-05:00

‘Amazing Grazing’ Livestock Handling Workshop Attracts Large and Diverse Crowd

On Saturday, April 12th, KFU and the Kansas Graziers hosted a low-stress livestock handling workshop led by Dr. Lynn Locatelli in Salina. Dr. Locatelli, a livestock handling specialist, gave a deep, thoughtful presentation to a full-house eager to learn more about low stress livestock handling. Dr. Locatelli was a veterinarian in western Nebraska for 14 [...]

‘Amazing Grazing’ Livestock Handling Workshop Attracts Large and Diverse Crowd2016-11-04T21:46:44-05:00

NFU Delegates Adopt Eight Special Orders of Business

NFU held its 112th anniversary convention March 8-11 in Santa Fe, N.M. During the convention, delegates from across the country debated a number of amendments to NFU’s policy and passed eight special orders of business – resolutions that highlight a particularly timely or high priority issue on which to focus advocacy efforts for the coming [...]

NFU Delegates Adopt Eight Special Orders of Business2016-11-04T21:46:44-05:00

Managing your desk first step in managing farm, Wiswall says

By Tom Parker, guest writer McPHERSON –  People get into farming for a number of reasons, but nobody gets into farming because they love running a business. The business side of farming is often disliked, distrusted and delayed, often with disastrous results, according to Richard Wiswall, author of The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook and co-owner [...]

Managing your desk first step in managing farm, Wiswall says2016-11-04T21:46:44-05:00

NFU Delegates Elect Teske Vice-President at 2014 Convention

SANTA FE, NM - Delegates at the National Farmers Union (NFU) 112th Anniversary Convention elected Donn Teske, Kansas Farmers Union president, NFU vice president. “I am so humbled by the faith and trust the delegates have shown by electing me vice president,” said Teske. “I’ll do my best to help NFU President Roger Johnson move [...]

NFU Delegates Elect Teske Vice-President at 2014 Convention2014-08-16T05:59:33-05:00

Roadmap to profitability helps farmers find the hole in their pocket

By Tom Parker, guest writer McPHERSON –  Richard Wiswall likes numbers. In that he might be an anomaly among farmers, at least where the numbers are concerned. Some of his numbers involve planting rates and seed inventory, tractor hours, and labor costs-categories most farmers are familiar with-but he takes things a step further-okay, many steps [...]

Roadmap to profitability helps farmers find the hole in their pocket2016-11-04T21:46:44-05:00