Rick McNary

Rick McNary

Rick McNary became intensely aware of hunger on a mission trip to Nicaragua when a starving girl asked him to feed her. He dedicated himself to fighting world hunger and recruiting volunteers to help. He is also a fan of farmers and understands that to combat world hunger we must all work together.  


  • 5 Chicks and a Hen

    By Rick McNary on February 25, 2021

    Marriages are full of compromise, but seldom is a goat the most practical solution. Yet, when the Fieser family of Plains sought a companion for their Great Pyrenees dog, Bear, a goat seemed like a...

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  • Kansas FFA Student Makes Chicken Coops

    By Rick McNary on February 1, 2021

    When Austin Simon was 12 years old, he built a rabbit hutch but discovered it was too large. Although it was not the right size for rabbits, it was an appropriate size for chickens, so he listed it...

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    Kansas Pork Producers Sell Direct to Consumers

    By Rick McNary on December 15, 2020

    How many couples do you know who would happily duck out of a Valentine’s Day dinner to make sure they had the winning bid for pigs in an online sale that would be the start of their herd?  Eric and...

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    Friends of Lake Scott

    By Rick McNary on July 22, 2020

    Did you know Kansas ranks seventh in the nation for volunteerism? That’s quite an accomplishment in a state as rural as Kansas. Farmers and ranchers make up a large part of that number. You don’t...

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  • Valerie Visser at Fork in the Road

    Providing for the community

    By Rick McNary on April 17, 2020

    Did you know the average calorie you consume travels approximately 1,500 miles before it reaches your plate? That is, unless you buy directly from local farmers and ranchers who grow the food you eat...

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    Trusting Animal Agriculture

    By Rick McNary on February 10, 2020

    Are you looking for someone to tell you the truth about meat alternatives and whether cow flatulence is to blame for climate change? Would you trust a mom who feeds her child the same beef her family...

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  • 10 Things You May Not Know About Young Farm Women

    By Rick McNary on December 18, 2019

    Before I started writing about farm families in Kansas, my stereotype of the American farmer was an old guy in bib overalls and a straw hat. I wasn’t too far off considering the average age of a farm...

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  • Little Jerusalem State Park in Kansas

    Little Jerusalem State Park

    By Rick McNary on December 16, 2019

    When was the last time you gasped in wonder at nature so magnificent, words could not be found to describe what you were feeling?  Do yourself a favor and venture down the road less traveled to the...

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  • Jackie Mundt AFBF Discussion Meet

    A Humble Leader

    By Rick McNary on September 24, 2019

    There are two kinds of champions: arrogant or humble. Arrogant champions are boastful, proud and assume their success is due to individual, herculean effort. Humble champions quickly attribute...

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  • A Pumpkin Patch In Kansas You Don't Want to Miss

    By Rick McNary on August 8, 2019

    Tim and Jamie Kaminkow of Moundridge have a great marriage, two beautiful daughters, and had good jobs. They consider themselves fortunate, but they wanted just one more thing: to work together each...

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