Tag: kansas

Psycho Wyco 50k – Kansas City

2019… my big goal for the year is sticking to the plan. Last year, I fell short of my BHAG and I’m bound and determined to reach that 100k mark this year. Part of that plan involves completing a distance of at least 50k for a long run each month, hopefully with a few 50 […]

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Dear Chipotle: Let’s Not Be At Odds, Farm Families Aren’t Evil

Attacks by Chipotle Mexican Grill on our country’s food system have hit the heart of American farming and ranching families, something their marketing team fails to recognize. One of these farming families includes Bob and Mary Mertz, 4th generation farmers from Riley County, Kansas who raise Simmental cattle, soybeans, corn, and sheep for 4-H and FFA […]

#BigSkyMove – Cross-Country Road Trip – Part 1

Well, if you haven’t figured it out already, I finally made it to Helena, Montana. I’ve already spilled the beans on one brief exploration. #BigSkyMove was a success, but I still consider it a continual process as this Southerner learns his lessons in Big Sky Country. Launching point from home in Pleasant Plains, Arkansas The trip […]

Ranching Awesome (Thrift Shop Parody From the Farm)

Ryan featured this on the Ag Proud Facebook page yesterday but wanted to be sure you all saw the latest effort from Kansas rancher Derek Klingenberg and his Klingenberg Farms Studios. His family farm stars in another great video — this is Ranching Awesome a Thrift Shop parody. So, what’s your favorite scene? I really like Derek & […]

The United States of Agriculture.

Today’s Bandita is Kelly Rivard. Kelly is a country girl living in downtown Kansas City, where she works a day job in agricultural communications. When she isn’t at the office, she’s visiting farms and ranches, learning how to cook healthy for one, or trying to play the ukulele. Her adventures in agriculture and urban living can […]

Wheat Fields Before and After Harvest

Wheat harvest finished up on the farm here in Middle Tennessee in the last few weeks. I was stuck in the office and didn’t have the opportunity to capture the actual harvest on the farm. Last Tuesday, I invited a custom wheat harvester to share her story on my blog. Here is a photo of […]

Road Trip Turns Into Agriculture Education

I’m not sure about you, but to me ‘normal’ Agriculture is what I grew up around. In Arkansas we have fishing and chickens. There’s rice fields and soybeans. We have timber harvest and small herds of cattle. That’s just what I’m familiar with. But after finishing high school I took the opportunity to explore other […]

AgProud: Family Roots in Agriculture

There is so much more to agriculture than simply farming. I plan to feature individuals who play a part in that as I continue this week with my month-long series highlighting the diversity of Agriculture. Today we hear from Daren Williams with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Daren did a little digging to find his […]

Agriculture Swap Meet – ACFC11 (Giveaway)

You might be an #agnerd if… You look for facts about local agriculture each and every time you travel. Turns out I’m not the only one who showed up to this week’s conference with this interest. Resulting from a blog post from Janice Person, I joined several other farmers and ranchers across the country, and […]

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