• Isaac and Glenn Brunkow

    From the farm to 'ewe'

    By Rick McNary on February 29, 2016

    Isaac Brunkow loved his first Southdown sheep--Oompa and Loompa--so much he started a business raising sheep. As a high school freshman, he applied for a starter flock program for young people  grant...

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  • man standing

    A chance

    By Scott Stebner on February 25, 2016

    The son of a rural ironworker, Brent Mathes knew about the country life and working hard. He grew up around farms, drove past them every day and always dreamed of having one to call his own. However...

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  • Farmer with donkeys and cattle

    Guard donkeys

    By Scott Stebner on February 22, 2016

    For Amanda and Oran Taylor, cattle ranching was something they were meant to do. “For me, it’s a way of life. It’s in my blood. It’s my identity, I guess,” Amanda says. “I never want to find out...

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  • photo of jar salads

    Mason Jar Salads

    By Chef Alli on February 17, 2016

    Mason jar salads seem to be all the rage these days and I’ve jumped on the bandwagon myself. I love getting a chilled jar out of the fridge, packed tight with fresh greens, vegetables and dressing. I...

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  • art featuring environmental impact of ag

    How does ag impact the environment?

    By Hannah Becker on February 16, 2016

    Agriculture and the environment have a symbiotic relationship. Agriculture impacts the environment and the environment impacts agriculture. Sometimes the impact is good – like when farmland...

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  • Fun Farm Lunch photo

    Fun Farm Lunch

    February 16, 2016

    We celebrate the hardworking farmers and ranchers who produce the nutritious food we eat each day. You can get your child involved in “producing” his or her own meal with this fun project, which...

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  • quilt block inspired coaster

    Quilt Block Coasters

    By Ariean Krieger on February 16, 2016

    Hello friends! It's Ariean from OneKriegerChick  again with a fun and colorful home decor idea based on one of my favorite decorating staples--old quilts.  I love old quilts and have acquired quite...

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  • string of fresh herbs

    Add a little zing!

    By Leah Fliter on February 16, 2016

    If you're like me, you have an entire drawer of spices, but no idea how to use them. Not only are herbs and spices a low-calorie way to add zest to your meal, they also have an array of health...

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  • dried herbs

    Herb Appeal

    By Leah Fliter on February 16, 2016

    COOKING WITH DRIED HERBS Most herbal flavors and aromas are released by heat. Although many cooks prefer fresh herbs, you can use dried versions. When possible, grind whole spices in a grinder or...

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  • Sod Shop owners

    Home Turf

    By John Schlageck on February 9, 2016

    Every spring, homeowners across Kansas dream of a lush, thick, green lawn. That’s where the Sod Shop of Lawrence stands ready and able to provide locally produced, quality turf. Ted and Wade Wilbur...

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