Wendell Nicholas & Eldon Schmidt, leading the way in SDI

3 years ago | Mar 17, 2014
By: Danny Rogers, Extension Agricultural Engineer with K-State Research and Extension

Eldon Schmidt

Eldon Schmidt is a long-time irrigator that farms north of Copeland, Kansas. His farmstead and his fields have that well managed look; a place that gives one the impression that the place is tended by someone who cares....

Richard Wenstrom, an Early Adopter and Innovator

3 years ago | Feb 05, 2014
By: Danny Rogers, Extension Agricultural Engineer with K-State Research and Extension

Richard Wenstrom farms in southern Edwards county of Kansas, an area where annual rainfall and sandy soils combine to make dryland farming a risky proposition but it is also an area underlain by the Big Bend Prairie portion of the High...

Dialogue is key to Ag Policy Changes

3 years ago | Jan 28, 2014
By: Chavis Lickvar-Armstrong
Dialogue between ag producers and leaders is the key to addressing policy barriers to innovative practices

The Prairie as the Model

3 years ago | Jan 17, 2014
By: Lisa French, Project Coordinator, Cheney Lake Watershed

When my husband and I started farming in the 1980’s, a thoughtful friend pointed out that we were relatively close to Salina, Kansas where there was some interesting work at The Land Institute. Eventually we got to know Wes Jackson...

Foraging grasses play a vital role in carbon sequestration

4 years ago | Dec 10, 2013
By: Chavis Lickvar-Armstrong
Chavis Lickvar-Armstrong explains how Water + Energy Progress winner Dale Strickler makes use of carbon sequestration.