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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    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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    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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  • Becoming a Farmer

    By Rick McNary on January 8, 2019

    How do you start farming and ranching when you have no experience, only a dream? Just ask Joel and Laurie Bruce of Augusta. “I had never seen an animal being born until our cow gave birth,” Laurie...

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  • Farmer, Rancher, Fisherman

    Soil Health and Our Food

    By Rick McNary on September 14, 2018

    Are you curious about where your food comes from? Do you enjoy learning about the origins of what you eat and feed your family? If so, then a good place to start is at the base: soil. Justin Knopf, a...

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    Making the right food choices

    By Rick McNary on August 6, 2018

    If you’re looking for someone to trust about your food choices, look no further.  If you’re confused by labeling and frightened by what you hear about GMOs, hormones and antibiotics, we have some...

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    10 Tips to Teach Grandkids Where Food Comes From

    By Rick McNary on July 16, 2018

    Are you looking for fun, educational and outdoorsy ways to spend time with your grandkids?  Although you might have grown up on or around a farm and have your own garden, there are a surprising...

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    A Kansas Wine (and Love) Story

    By Rick McNary on July 12, 2018

    Some people fall in love over a bottle of wine; David and Danielle (Dani) Tegtmeier fell in love over a winery. David is a seventh-generation farmer near Bern and, while in high school, developed an...

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