Heartland Voices: USDA Rural Utilities Service

3 years ago | Apr 08, 2014
USDA Rural Utilities Service Administrator John Padalino shares his perspectives on water & energy issues in rural communities.

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

4 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

4 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

4 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...