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BRET CHILCOTT – AG-EAGLE – PART TWO Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute looks at a rural Kansan whose robotic aviation product is improving agricultural production from the sky.        

1/22/2015 6:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Bret Chilcott - Ag Eagle - Part 2



Where are your data? These days, I am told that my data are in what the techies call “the cloud” – wherever that is. Today, in the conclusion of a two-part series, we’ll learn more about a company which is gathering agricultural data by going up to the clouds – and I mean that literally.
1/21/2015 8:00:00 AM


Serving on a Board or Want to? Board Leadership Workshops Planned



Non-profits, school districts, churches and other organizations have one thing in common. They typically have a group of people – a board of directors – working behind the scenes to support and determine the direction of the organization.
1/16/2015 8:00:00 AM


BRET CHILCOTT – AG-EAGLE – PART ONE Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute looks at a rural Kansan whose robotic aviation product is improving agricultural production from the sky.        

1/15/2015 6:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Bret Chilcott - Ag Eagle - Part 1



Have you ever wanted a birds-eye view? Wouldn’t it be great to have a viewpoint from up high, to enable us to see over a fence or in the middle of a field? Today we’ll meet an amazing company which is using robotic aircraft to provide that aerial view. The results are helping this remarkable company to grow in rural Kansas.
1/14/2015 8:00:00 AM


The International Year of Soils: Soils Sustain Life



2015 International Year of Soils: Soils Sustain Life Video
Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous—from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.

1/13/2015 8:00:00 AM


BRIAN ROBERTS – MIAMI COUNTY TROLLEY Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute looks at a couple whose local transportation business is making a difference for visitors to their rural Kansas community.

1/8/2015 6:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Brian and Michelle Roberts - Miami County Trolley



Let’s hit the trail. It’s not a biking trail or a hiking trail, this is a wine trail. Now it is possible to hit this wine trail by trolley.
1/7/2015 8:00:00 AM


STEPHEN GRAUE – MIDDLE CREEK WINERY Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute examines a couple whose local wine business and building renovations are re-vitalizing a rural Kansas community.

1/4/2015 6:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Stephen and Kristin Graue - Middle Creek Winery and New Lancaster General Store



“Which building do you want to buy? This one or that one?” And the answer is: “Both of them.”  That is a major commitment. It demonstrates the entrepreneurial spirit of a wine-making family which is investing in the historic buildings of their region.
12/31/2014 8:00:00 AM


DENNIS REYNOLDS – SOMERSET RIDGE WINERY Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute looks at an award-winning winery located in rural Kansas.

12/28/2014 6:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Dennis and Cindy Reynolds - Somerset Ridge Winery



Let’s go to the Jefferson Cup Invitational. This event is sometimes called the Olympics of wine competitions, where the “best of the best” are selected from wineries in all of America’s wine-making regions. The results are in: Winning the top selection in its category is a wine from Somerset, Kansas. How did a winemaker in small town Kansas become a nationally known winery? Read on.
12/24/2014 8:00:00 AM


DENNIS REYNOLDS – SOMERSET RIDGE WINERY Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute looks at an award-winning winery located in rural Kansas.

12/22/2014 6:00:00 PM


STEPHEN GRAUE - MIDDLE CREEK WINERY Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute examines a couple whose local wine business and building renovations are re-vitalizing a rural Kansas community.  (For airing the week of January 5, 2015.)      

12/22/2014 6:00:00 PM


MIKE FRISBIE – FRISBIE CONSTRUCTION Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute looks at a rural Kansan who uses new technology to improve old grain elevators and create new ones.

12/18/2014 6:00:00 PM


Success of Extension in 2014 Play Audio



The associate director of Extension at K-State, Daryl Buchholz, reflects on Extension's achievements in 2014, responding to the "grand challenges" that Kansans have identified for Extension to address...among them, water, global food systems, leadership development and community vitality.

12/17/2014 6:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural – Mike Frisbie – Frisbie Construction



Culbertson, Nebraska. A state-of-the-art grain handling facility is being installed, with the capacity to unload 105 railroad cars at a time. The innovative construction company which is installing this new grain handling facility is found in rural Kansas.
12/17/2014 8:00:00 AM


ANNIE WILSON – HOLIDAYS Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute looks at the music of a rural Kansan who immortalizes the Flint Hills through music---including a song for the holidays.   

12/11/2014 6:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Annie Wilson - Holidays



The winter nights are cold and clear. A blanket of snow covers the hills. When singer-songwriter Annie Wilson observed this winter scene, it provided the spark for her to write a Christmas song about Kansas. This is a special holiday edition of Kansas Profile.
12/10/2014 8:00:00 AM


It Can be Catching: Community Vitality Boost Coming to NW Kansas



Northwest Kansas communities are gaining a new resource whose focus will be on training and supporting people as they work for the common good in those communities. And when good is happening, it can be catching.



12/8/2014 8:00:00 AM


DONITA WHITNEY-BAMMERLIN – SWINGIN’ SPURS Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute profiles a professor who shares her love of country dance with K-State students.                                                                        

12/7/2014 6:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Donita Whitney-Bammerlin - Swingin Spurs



The man from Beijing, China deftly steps forward. He swings and turns and throws his partner up into the air. Is this judo? Karate? Olympic gymnastics? None of the above. This is a performance of a country swing dance troupe which is honoring the heritage of rural Kansas. 
12/3/2014 8:00:00 AM


World Soil Day: Celebrate the Many Benefits of Soil Dec. 5



World Soil Day Dec. 5, 2014 Video

In a lab at Kansas State University, soil microbiologist Chuck Rice pours red-colored water from a flask through a funnel filled with soil. After several seconds, the water drips from the funnel into a beaker, but this time the water runs clear. The demonstration shows how soil can improve water quality, but that’s only one of the many benefits of this often-overlooked, finite natural resource.

12/3/2014 8:00:00 AM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Basil Dannebohm



“When you are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you try to remember good moments.  For me, those were in Ellinwood.” That statement is from a young professional who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, but has found a rewarding life back home in rural Kansas. 
11/26/2014 8:00:00 AM


BASIL DANNEBOHM Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute profiles a man whose health challenges caused him to re-evaluate his life and return to his native Kansas, where he is making a difference for his rural community and state.

11/25/2014 6:00:00 PM


JIM CORRELL – FAB LAB Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute looks at an educator whose community college program is helping entrepreneurs design and build new products.                                             

11/20/2014 6:00:00 PM


JIM CORRELL – ICE HOUSE ENTREPRENEURSHIP Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute looks at a Kansas educator who provides training to budding entrepreneurs.   

11/13/2014 6:00:00 PM


TOM MILLER – AG PILOT Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute profiles a farmer and ag pilot who is working to make products applied from the air safer for pilots, producers and consumers.                                                

11/6/2014 6:00:00 PM


JONATHAN TRUMAN – WESTON HIEBERT Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute for Rural Development profiles two small-town athletes who are providing leadership to the K-State football team.

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Agriculture in the Classroom Play Audio



Administrator of the Kansas Agriculture in the Classroom program, Cathy Musick, reports on that program's current activities in promoting introduction of agriculture-based materials into Kansas' school curriculum...an example of which is called the A+STEM initiative, tying agricultural information into science, technology, engineering and math teachings.

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM