Session One: Critter Day

ABOUT THE SERIES: Kansas Farmers Union and the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Kansas are offering new and aspiring farmers an opportunity to visit nine Kansas and Missouri farms and learn from educators, producers and other experts about topics ranging from on farm food safety to business planning. The Summer Fun Farm Tour Series runs every [...]

Session One: Critter Day2019-07-21T06:53:14-05:00

Diversifying Organic Farms: Integrating Organic Grains, Forages, Livestock, Specialty Crops and People

Central Plains Organic Farmers (CPOF), formerly Kansas Organic Producers, is  hosting an all day workshop on "Diversifying Organic Farms: Integrating Grains, Forages. Livestock, Specialty Crops and People" on Wednesday, August 29,  at the Klinefelter Barn east of Hiawatha at 1724 230th St., Hiawatha, KS. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Program runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch will be served on site. A $15 [...]

Diversifying Organic Farms: Integrating Organic Grains, Forages, Livestock, Specialty Crops and People2018-08-17T11:55:31-05:00

USDA to Rescind Organic Livestock and Poultry Rules to Detriment of Family Organic Producers and Consumers, NFU Says

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today its intent to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule. The rule was finalized in January 2017, but placed on hold when the new administration took office. National Farmers Union (NFU) supports the OLPP rule’s intent, as it would improve the consistency and [...]

USDA to Rescind Organic Livestock and Poultry Rules to Detriment of Family Organic Producers and Consumers, NFU Says2017-12-18T11:56:47-06:00

Livestock Options for the Small Farm

Sustainable livestock production can be a valuable asset to any farm, but can be a daunting proposition to those who are just starting out. A successful livestock operation requires planning, clearly defined goals and a strong understanding of marketing channels. This workshop showcases a bona fide who’s who of local livestock producers, their unique husbandry [...]

Livestock Options for the Small Farm2017-09-19T08:49:38-05:00

Livestock Nutrition Seminar

Free Seminar; but please RSVP ASAP Featured Presenter: Dan Leiterman: President & CEO Crystal Creek® Innovative livestock nutritionist and product formulator with 42 years of experience supporting sustainable, healthy and profitable livestock production. Dan graduated from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls in 1974 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science. He [...]

Livestock Nutrition Seminar2016-11-04T21:46:52-05:00

Economics of the Livestock Industry: Future bleak for beef industry unless changes are made, warns economist

By Tom Parker Listening to economist Bill Helming talk forecasts and demographic changes and economic trends and growth rates and market shares and income streams and—above all—fractions and whole numbers and percentages is a lot like getting tossed into a commercial clothes dryer set to permanent press. At first the momentum is dizzying as you [...]

Economics of the Livestock Industry: Future bleak for beef industry unless changes are made, warns economist2016-11-04T21:46:22-05:00

Creating a New Paradigm in Ranch and Farm Management

By Tom Parker “What if we could create a new system?” Missouri rancher and farmer Cody Holmes asked members of the Kansas Farmers Union and the Kansas Beginning Farmers Coalition during their annual convention in early December. His question wasn’t merely rhetorical. Holmes had asked himself the same question a thousand times, but answers remained [...]

Creating a New Paradigm in Ranch and Farm Management2016-11-04T21:46:28-05:00

Central Kansas Family Farm Specialty Products Tour scheduled for October 11 in Newton Area

Kansas Farmers Union and Kansas Beginning Farmers Coalition will host a Central Kansas Family Farm Specialty Products Tour, on Saturday, October 11 in the McPherson and Newton, KS areas. KFU and KBFC representatives were very impressed by the diverse number of producers and products available in central Kansas, and felt it would be an ideal [...]

Central Kansas Family Farm Specialty Products Tour scheduled for October 11 in Newton Area2016-11-04T21:46:38-05:00

Oct 31 & Nov 1: Fall Forage Tour, Courtland

Cattlemen and producers are invited to the Fall Forage Tour, Friday, October 31, 2014 and Saturday, November 1, 2014. The tour will begin at 1:00 p.m. on both days at the Dale Strickler Farm, one mile south of Courtland on the west side of the highway. Two audiences will benefit from participation in the Fall [...]

Oct 31 & Nov 1: Fall Forage Tour, Courtland2016-11-04T21:46:38-05:00

Amazing Grazing 2: News Bites from Mary Howell

Amazing Grazing II kicked off with the return of Jim Gerrish to Kansas August 13-14 in Topeka and August 15-16, 2014 in Manhattan. Two 2-day workshops were conducted for different animal types with separate topics for each one. Ranch Management for Successful Winter and Year Round Grazing of Beef Cattle was held with 45 in [...]

Amazing Grazing 2: News Bites from Mary Howell2016-11-04T21:46:39-05:00