Sydnee Shive


  • Boy with Dog

    Not a Typical Ranch

    By Sydnee Shive on July 13, 2021

    Ranching looks a bit different at the Lakemary Center in Paola. 'The Ranch,' as it's affectionally called, is home to a little of everything, from rabbits and pigs to turtles and goats. The Ranch has...

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  • Cows Eating

    Cows: The Original Upcyclers

    By Sydnee Shive on June 28, 2021

    Upcycling: to process used goods or waste material to produce something that is often better than the original. Think repurposing those jeans you never wear into shorts or washing out and reusing an...

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  • Cow and Calf

    Fun Facts About US Beef Sustainability

    By Sydnee Shive on June 10, 2021

    Cows go beyond beef  Cows are more than hamburger! Beef byproducts can be found in many different things like ointments, car tires and baseball gloves. Leather is also a common, long-lasting, ...

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  • Steer in Feedlot

    A Day in the Life of a Feedlot Steer

    By Sydnee Shive on April 26, 2021

    Did you know most of the beef you see in the grocery store started as a steer alongside his mother? Many times we say we’re eating “cow,” but that’s not accurate. In ranch terms, a cow is a female...

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  • Man with Family in Hospital

    10 Benefits of Kansas Farm Bureau Health Plans

    By Sydnee Shive on April 19, 2021

    Kansas Farm Bureau Health Plans are entering their second year, with more than 8,900 covered lives. Want to add your name to the list? Read through the benefits of being covered by a KFB Health Plan...

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  • Improving Mental Health

    Ways to Deal with Depression and Anxiety

    By Sydnee Shive on April 16, 2021

    We talk a lot about our physical health. We get so caught up in our lives, our exercise habits, our diets and our outward appearance, we forget to take care of our mental health. Our mental health is...

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  • Man Running With Songs

    15 Songs to Add to Your Workout Playlist

    By Sydnee Shive on April 16, 2021

    Do you need some epic additions to your workout playlist? Check out the list we’ve put together! 1. Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa 2. Level Up – Ciara 3. Centuries – Fall Out Boy 4. Believer –...

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