• farmer and son in canola field

    Kansas Canola

    By Rick McNary on June 28, 2017

    “What is that beautiful gold stuff in the field over there?” I asked my wife. “I’ve lived in Kansas all my life and have never seen a crop so vibrant and beautiful.” We ran through the checklist of...

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  • Connor Peirce in canola field

    Meet the Peirce family

    By Rick McNary on June 27, 2017

    From the time they were small, Connor and Hayden Peirce have risen early each morning to help their mom, Jeanne, and dad, Cameron, on their family farm. Cameron and Jeanne Peirce are the fifth...

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  • steak on a grill with meat thermometer

    Food safety and summer BBQs

    By Cara Harbstreet on June 20, 2017

    Summer grilling season is well underway. With plenty of warm (OK, hot and humid) days ahead of us, it’s more important than ever to get a good handle on food safety to avoid inviting food-borne...

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  • Angus cattle

    Beef Production Explained

    By Hannah Becker on June 20, 2017

    Modern beef production involves trained professionals, such as ruminant nutritionists and large animal veterinarians, to turn an 80-pound calf into a 1,200-pound steer. Whether it’s a family farm in...

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  • bee on a flower

    Celebrate National Pollinators Month

    By Chef Alli on June 19, 2017

    June is National Pollinators Month, so it’s a great time to learn more about honey bees and other important pollinators that are vital to our eco-system.  We rely on bees to pollinate many fruits,...

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  • Get organized post on fridge

    8 tips to keep your fridge and freezer organized

    By Chef Alli on June 19, 2017

    Bring peace and order to your heart and soul by implementing a few simple strategies for taming kitchen chaos. Even if you only put one of these into service for your family, you’ll be surprised what...

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