• Dennis Ricke

    Neighbor helping neighbor

    By Rick McNary on February 24, 2017

    Dennis Ricke scans the Gyp Hills near Medicine Lodge for smoke each day like he has for more than three decades. As a farmer and a volunteer firefighter, even the sight of smoke 18 miles away causes...

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    Memories in the Making

    By Patsy Terrell on February 17, 2017

    Some meals leave an impression on us. It may be because of the food, the company or the circumstances.  I still fondly remember the family dinners of my childhood. The family stories were passed...

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  • Bread in a Bag

    Bread In A Bag

    By Kansas Living on February 17, 2017

    We appreciate the farmers who raise wheat for us. Wheat is milled into flour, making it possible to create delicious treats like this bread in a bag. You Will Need: Measuring cups Measuring...

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  • Life Insurance Tips

    Four Questions to ask Before Buying Life Insurance

    By Farm Bureau Financial Services on February 15, 2017

    1. What Types of Life Insurance are there? Farm Bureau Financial Services offers three types of life insurance—term life, whole life and universal life. Each serves as protection for your loved ones...

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  • dad and kids eating breakfast

    Five breakfasts to warm up your tummy

    By Chef Alli on February 14, 2017

    Mom nailed it: a hot and wholesome start to the day can make a tremendous difference for all of us.  So why do more than 31 million Americans still skip the first (and maybe the most important) meal...

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  • Created with Passion

    Created with Passion

    By Justin Leonard on February 13, 2017

    An unused outhouse in Jetmore means more to Zack Schaffer than it does to anyone else. The outhouse sits on the Schaffer’s property, and served as his workshop when he was a boy. He has since moved...

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  • AFBF Maker Kit

    Little Hands, Big Solutions

    By Leigh Ann Maurath on February 13, 2017

    One box filled with PVC pipe, duct tape, plant lights and zip ties has taught five students from Colwich Elementary School that anything is possible when you set your mind to it. Rachel Meenen’s...

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  • Decorated Easter Cupcakes

    Easter Treats

    By Chef Alli on February 13, 2017

    Spring will be here soon! I’m ready for warmer days, bright sunshine and the pastel colors of Easter that cheer up my heart, mind and soul after the long days of January and February. Those two...

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  • barn quilt coloring page craft

    Barn quilt coloring page

    By Mandy Beyeler on February 12, 2017

    Barn quilts are for everyone to appreciate! As your kids see them on barns throughout the countryside, talk about them and consider how they weave a story and connect farmers together. Today I want...

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  • dineout

    Go Ahead, Dine Out

    By Karen Hanson on February 9, 2017

    If you’re watching what you eat and a friend asks you to eat out at a restaurant, you don’t have to say no. Discovering healthful options at a favorite restaurant is possible if you plan ahead and...

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