Managing the Barber Pole Worm

Part 2 of a six part series on Worm Control in Goats This article develops understanding of the biology of the worm, how sheep and goats become infected and using that knowledge to develop management practices to help control the worm. While this article is targeted to the Barber pole worm (Haemonchus contortus), the most [...]

Managing the Barber Pole Worm2016-11-04T21:46:28-05:00

Satisfying producers as well as consumers critical for building a successful co-op

By Tom Parker When the High Plains Food Cooperative in Atwood opened for business in May of 2008, its first shipment of 21 orders totaling $785 in products fit in the trunk of a car. Since then the cooperative has grown at the rate of almost 40 percent per year and now consists of nearly [...]

Satisfying producers as well as consumers critical for building a successful co-op2016-11-04T21:46:28-05:00

New Kid in Town: Goat milk and dairy products rising in U.S.

Upcoming workshop to assist Kansas goat and sheep producers in exploring dairy enterprises By Tom Parker For 65 percent of the world’s population, the answer to the advertising jingle, “Got milk?” would be a resounding yes. The milk in question, however, is not from cows. In the United States, milk and products made from milk, [...]

New Kid in Town: Goat milk and dairy products rising in U.S.2016-11-04T21:46:30-05:00

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

Pendletons rely on alternative crops, flowers, butterflies to grow family farm

By Tom Parker MCPHERSON, KS – Successful farming is all about timing, and for John and Karen Pendleton of rural Lawrence their start in farming couldn’t have been more auspicious. It was, everyone said, one of the best years for agriculture they’d ever experienced. Fields were green and lush from plentiful rains that turned crops [...]

Pendletons rely on alternative crops, flowers, butterflies to grow family farm2016-11-04T21:46:45-05:00

Central Kansas tours to feature agritourism, wildlife, history, stargazing

Kansas Farmers Union invites everyone to attend a day of tours in the Pawnee Rock, Great Bend, and Larned areas on Saturday, Aug. 10. The morning will start at 9 a.m. at the Pawnee Rock State Historic Site at Pawnee Rock. According to the Pawnee Rock website, many of the Plains tribes reportedly used it [...]

Central Kansas tours to feature agritourism, wildlife, history, stargazing2016-11-04T21:46:47-05:00