Tag: agriculture

Speaker to appear at legacy planning workshop

First National Bank is sponsoring a free workshop this month featuring Jolene Brown, an eastern Iowa farmer and well-known blogger, author and advocate for agriculture. Brown’s workshop, entitled “The Positives of Passing It On,” is described as an upbeat, interactive workshop taps into lessons from successful legacy business leaders and […]

New exhibit features local Farm Bureau history

By The Finney County Historical Museum Images and artifacts spanning a century of southwest Kansas agriculture are on display in a new exhibit in the Front Door Gallery at the Finney County Historical Museum. The display, “Helping Feed the World 100 Years,” marks the 100th anniversary of the Finney County […]

Hands recognized as Stockman of the Year

Finney County cattleman Sam Hands has been named the 2018 Stockman of the Year by the K-State Livestock and Meat Industry Council. The award was presented last week during the annual Stockmen’s Dinner in Manhattan. A fourth-generation cattleman, Hands began his career in the beef industry in 1957 by purchasing […]

DFA Milk Plant celebrates grand opening

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communication Rick Smith, President and CEO of Dairy Farmers of America, was impressed with the nearly 200 people who came out Thursday afternoon to help the company celebrate the grand opening of DFA’s Garden City milk processing plant. “This facility, this whole project, represents […]

FNB supports local FFAs

First National Bank wanted to show our deepest gratitude to everyone involved in agriculture. We realize the importance of the hard work, and struggles those in agriculture overcome.  First National Bank donated to all local FFA Chapters (Future Farmers of America) in recognition of National Thank A Farmer Day today, […]

Finney County Fair gets underway

By SCOTT AUST Aaron Morales said Wednesday that raising rabbits, which he showed off at the Finney County Fair, takes some work but it’s very enjoyable. “You have to make sure you have enough frozen water bottles,” said Morales, 12, when describing how he takes care of his furry charges […]

Dealing with Disaster: Jan & Kim Wilkinson

Note: Jan and Kim Wilkinson’s story is the second in Kansas Farm Bureau’s “Dealing with Disaster” series created by veteran farm journalist John Schlageck. The series features Kansas farmers and ranchers and their ability to rise above devastating disasters including the state’s largest wildfire, an April blizzard and its impact […]

Annual KDA photo contest now open

Annual KDA photo contest now open MANHATTAN — Every day, farmers and ranchers see the beauty of agriculture surrounding them while they work to bring quality products to our tables. Document this experience by capturing the moments of bliss, struggle and joy in agriculture and enter your pictures into the […]