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 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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    Why you should join Kansas Farm Bureau

    By Rick McNary on May 1, 2018

    I grew up to be the kind of adult I made fun of when I was a kid: a city-slicker. I grew up in the country and learned my work ethic as a kid working for local farmers and ranchers. In the summer, I...

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  • Growing Popcorn

    By Rick McNary on March 5, 2018

    Imagine growing 10,000 pounds of popcorn knowing you had somewhere for it to go…and then the deal fell through. That’s what happened to the Baldwin family of rural Inman during the fall of 2017. “We...

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  • Your Guide to Kansas Breweries

    By Rick McNary on February 12, 2018

    Do you need a new adventure for your bucket list? May we suggest a tour of craft beer brewpubs in Kansas? Lucky for you, Kansas is home to several breweries for you to experience. Learn about pairing...

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  • Kansas Breweries

    By Rick McNary on February 12, 2018

    Around the State Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant 417 SW 37th St Topeka, KS 66611-2354  Phone: (785) 267-2739www.blindtiger.com Blue Skye Brewery 116 N Santa Fe Ave Salina, KS 67401-2614...

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    How Craft Beer is Made

    By Rick McNary on January 11, 2018

    If you’re like me, there’s nothing better than popping open my favorite beer after a day of hard work. According to the Brewers Association (yes, there is one!) beer sales were flat overall in the...

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  • The Art of Home Brewing

    By Rick McNary on December 18, 2017

    Have you ever wanted to brew your own beer at home? According to the American Homebrewing Association, 1.2 million brewers are jumping feet first into this exciting hobby. Shane MacNair is one of...

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    Lawrence Family Grows Sunflowers and Fun

    By Rick McNary on October 23, 2017

    Ted and Kris Grinter had no idea how a Facebook page would radically change their life. At the suggestion of their daughter five years ago, they created the Grinter Farms page and now have more than...

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    After the Harvest

    By Rick McNary on October 2, 2017

    Have you ever been to a fruit and vegetable beauty pageant? That seems like a silly idea until you look around the produce section in your local grocery store. Do you see any ugly fruit or veggies?...

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    Kansas Dairy Gets New Life

    By Rick McNary on September 6, 2017

    Kerry Walker was head over heels for Dan Wiebe the first time she saw him. However, after he spent most of their first date watching baseball on television, she didn’t talk to him again for several...

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