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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    Vertical Farming in Kansas

    By Rick McNary on June 20, 2022

    The average calorie you consume travels 1,500 miles before it reaches your plate. That’s even farther than the distance between Kansas City and Montreal, Canada. Unless you grow your own food, it can...

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    Fly Fishing in Kansas

    By Rick McNary on June 7, 2022

    Kansas is a great place to fly fish because of the varieties of fish you can catch. Bass, walleye, crappie and every other species that live in Kansas water can be caught fly fishing.  Since fly...

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    Veterans and Farmers Come Together on SAVE Farm

    By Rick McNary on May 13, 2022

    When standing on a hill overlooking a timber-lined valley of the Flint Hills, you hear nothing but nature: a meadowlark singing from a fencepost, the breeze blowing through prairie grass and an...

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  • Don Landoll

    Landoll Corporation owner grows a successful business from the ground up

    By Rick McNary on March 21, 2022

    From growing up in rural Kansas with no electricity and no formal education beyond high school to eventually earning an honorary doctorate. From humble farm-life beginnings to owning numerous...

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  • Katie Carothers

    Growing New Opportunities

    By Rick McNary on January 5, 2022

    When Katie Carothers accepted the challenge to write and speak her dreams at a small business retreat, she knew exactly what she wanted: to expand her direct-to-consumer sales of beef, pork and...

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    Growing Hemp in Kansas

    By Rick McNary on November 17, 2021

    The hemp industry is new in Kansas, and if you have concerns and questions, you’re not alone.  Even crop scientist Melissa Nelson-Baldwin had reservations about it when her husband, Aaron, approached...

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  • Processing Beans in Kansas

    By Rick McNary on August 10, 2021

    Alan Townsend, vice president of 21st Century Bean, didn’t know the future impact he’d make when he bought a packaging machine for beans. “The packaging machine was in Amarillo,” Townsend says. “The...

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  • Whitney Larson and Son

    Sharing Her Farm Life

    By Rick McNary on August 10, 2021

    If Whitney Larson had her way, she would invite you and thousands of other people to visit her family’s farm in Wallace County, meet her husband, learn how to drive a combine, do farm chores with her...

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    From Homeless to Helpful

    By Rick McNary on April 20, 2021

    C.T. Taylor had no plans to become a farmer until his small family moved onto nine acres south of Larned. “Farming was never something I even thought about,” C.T. says. “But we moved out there and...

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    Building kitchens to build businesses

    By Rick McNary on March 25, 2021

    Have you wanted to start your own business but don’t know what you would sell or how to start? Laurie Bruce had the same question and found the answer on the shelf in her pantry. “I always wanted to...

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