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.  


  • 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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  • 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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  • buying food at the grocery store

    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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  • grandkids

    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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  • liquid art 2

    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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  • child holding soybeans

    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) 267-2739 www.blindtiger.com Blue Skye Brewery 116 N Santa Fe Ave Salina, KS 67401-...

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