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.  


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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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  • Brandi Buzzard family 2

    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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  • 10 Things You May Not Know About Farmers

    By Rick McNary on July 11, 2019

    Although I grew up in a rural area with farms and ranches surrounding me, I knew nothing about farmers except their names. However, I began writing about farmers and ranchers in Kansas approximately...

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  • Growing Young

    By Rick McNary on May 13, 2019

    What’s your mental picture of a farmer? Is it an old guy in a pair of blue jeans, a flannel shirt and a little barnyard on his boots? That was mine for many years until I started writing their...

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  • Jacquelyne Leffer with cattle

    Prime Performance on the Farm

    By Rick McNary on March 11, 2019

    Jacquelyne Leffler of rural Americus had no desire to continue the family farm when she began college at Kansas State University. Although she was the fourth generation of her farm family, she had no...

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