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.  


  • craft beer ingredients

    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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  • Kansas sunflower field

    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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  • Group Gleaning

    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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  • Wiebe Family

    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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  • Flaharty family and horse

    All in the family

    By Rick McNary on July 25, 2017

    Troy Flaharty has a different morning routine than most cowboys--he spends his first 30 minutes drawing.  He is perfecting a technique to create traditional cowboy art in the form of bits and spurs...

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  • farmer and son in canola field

    Kansas Canola

    By Rick McNary on June 28, 2017

    “What is that beautiful gold stuff in the field over there?” I asked my wife. “I’ve lived in Kansas all my life and have never seen a crop so vibrant and beautiful.” We ran through the checklist of...

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  • Connor Peirce in canola field

    Meet the Peirce family

    By Rick McNary on June 27, 2017

    From the time they were small, Connor and Hayden Peirce have risen early each morning to help their mom, Jeanne, and dad, Cameron, on their family farm. Cameron and Jeanne Peirce are the fifth...

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  • crop dusting plane over a field

    Calling the crop doctor

    By Rick McNary on May 25, 2017

    Did you know that you can plant turnips from an airplane? According to Ken Bixenman, owner of Great Plains Aerial Spraying of Colby, planting turnip seeds is one of the many uses of his specially...

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  • lamborn barn repaired

    A Beautiful Barn (re)Born

    By Rick McNary on May 12, 2017

    Have you ever wondered what a barn would say if it could talk? Imagine the tales it would tell after being around for 140 years. The Lamborn Barn in Leavenworth could tell some stories, and one...

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