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Ellis County Wheat Plot Tour – May 20th »

K-State Research and Extension

Farmers make plans to join us for the Annual Ellis County Wheat Plot tour to be held on Monday, May 20th beginning at 6 p.m. Extension specialist in Agronomy, Plant Pathology & Entomology will be present to discuss varieties, diseases, and insects of wheat in our area. Following the field day a complimentary meal is […]

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441 Traps Set for Pests »

ash borer beetle

In an effort to prevent further spread of emerald ash borer in Kansas, the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will set 441 traps to detect whether the plant pest is present. Kansas is participating in the USDA survey to monitor known emerald ash borer infestations and detect unknown beetle populations. […]

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KDA Moving Offices »

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Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman announced today  the Kansas Department of Agriculture will move the majority of its offices to Manhattan, Kansas, in summer 2014. A constitutional agency, KDA will maintain its main administrative office in Topeka but will move the majority of its programs to Manhattan, where Rodman said the agency can capitalize […]

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Ogallala Committee to Talk Options »

ogallala-aquifer

The Ogallala Aquifer Advisory Committee (OAAC) will hold their first meeting of 2013 to continue looking at short and long term options for the aquifer and its stakeholders. The committee will meet Monday, April 8 in Scott City at the Scott County Library meeting room, 110 W. 8th Street, Scott City at 10 a.m.  Main […]

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KDA Likes Legislative Action on Corporate Farming Laws »

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Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman issued the following statement Friday after committees in both the Kansas House and Kansas Senate took steps forward to addressing the restrictive corporate farming laws in Kansas. “The Kansas Department of Agriculture is committed to the total support of the state’s agricultural sector and that includes doing everything we […]

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Grain Bin Engulfment Rescue Demo Impresses Farm Teens »

GRAIN DEMO

“I used to play in grain bins when I was a kid,” says Daylin Carlson, a freshman at Stockton High School who is also an FFA member. “I didn’t realize it’s so dangerous.” That was the eye-opening lesson for  the FFA high school students from Stockton, Hays and Russell attending Wednesday’s annual Ag Safety Awareness […]

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Despite Snow, All of Kansas Still in Drought »

droughth monitor march 5

This week’s Kansas map From the U-S Drought Monitor: Despite heavy snow across most of Kansas the last week of February, the entire state still remains in either Severe, Extreme, or Exceptional Drought. Ellis County is listed as Extreme, except for the very western edge of the county which is listed as Exceptional. The U.S. […]

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Two Farmers Wanted for KS Wheat Commission Positions »

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Few wheat farmers are given an opportunity to shape the future of their industry by engaging in research, marketing and promotion efforts. The Kansas Wheat Commission, however, has an opportunity for wheat farmers to do just that. The Kansas Wheat Commission seeks a wheat farmer to fill two At-Large Positions. These positions […]

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KS Crop Values Up 11% »

wheat harvest

A new report says the value of Kansas’ principal crops rose 11 percent last year to $8.2 billion. The figures were reported Friday by Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service. The agency says prices were higher for all crops except sunflowers, dry edible beans, cotton and potatoes. Kansas winter wheat production was valued at more than $2.8 […]

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Soil Fertility Following Drought & Specialty Fertilizers – Feb. 21, Liebenthal »

K-State Research and Extension

Farmers you know the importance of fertilizer in growing your crops. But with the drought what can you expect this year on fertility needs, when is the best time to soil test and for what? What about all of the specialty fertilizer products on the market? Come join us at a brief Soil Fertility program […]

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Sprayer Calibration School, Hays »

K-State Research and Extension

Farmers there are lots of choices for spray nozzles, and it depends on what type of pesticide you are spraying for the correct nozzle and particle size. Come learn about the ins and outs of the many spray nozzles, how to better reduce spray drift and how to improve your spraying applications. On Wednesday, February […]

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Risk Assessed Workshops (RAM I & II), Hays »

K-State Research and Extension

Is crop insurance confusing to you, and marketing your grain even more over-whelming? If so there is help out there, come to Hays on February 6 or 7th and learn from Extension specialists Art Barnaby and Dan O’Brien at the Risk Assessed Workshops. RAM I, “The Basics”, is designed for participants that are new to […]

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RETURNED: Lost Mileage Book 1/18/13 »

lost and found

Returned:  Thank you. At the “Cover Your Acres” meeting in Oberlin, an agent lost a mileage book.  Someone from Hays found the book in Colby & is believed to have brought it back to Hays.  If you are the person who has the mileage book, please return it to the Hays Extension Office by 4pm […]

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