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Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Shane Tiffany - Part 2



How far do you go to get a gallon of milk or a loaf of bread? In rural communities, accessing supplies can be a challenge. Many rural grocery stores have closed, but today we’ll learn about one which has newly opened.
2/25/2015 8:00:00 AM


TIFFANY CATTLE COMPANY Play Audio



When an old Army air base near Herington was transformed into a beef cattle feed yard, it altered the lives of a man and his two sons.  Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute explains how two brothers took over a thriving business from their father.

2/19/2015 6:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Shane Tiffany - Part 1



“From bombs to bovines.” That sounds like an unusual transition, and it is. It describes a transformation of a former Army air base in central Kansas which became a cattle feedlot and is now part of one of the state’s leading cattle operations.
2/18/2015 8:00:00 AM


The International Year of Soils: Soils Support Urban Life



When you think of cities, thoughts of cars, buses, people, skyscrapers and other concrete buildings might come to mind. But, below those concrete buildings, paved roads and high-traffic areas stands a foundation of one of the necessary components for life to exist—soil.
2/18/2015 8:00:00 AM


GEFF DAWSON – POETRY RODEO Play Audio



The typical rodeo features cowboys, cowgirls, horses, bulls, calves—but one rodeo coming to Kansas will featuring rhyming and recitation, rather than roping and riding.  Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute tells us about the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo.

2/12/2015 6:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Geff Dawson - Poetry Rodeo



The rodeo is coming to town! But this isn’t a competition of riding bulls or roping calves. This competition takes the form of rhyming words. For the first time ever, the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo is coming to Kansas.
2/11/2015 8:00:00 AM


DEANNA MUNSON – MUNSONS PRIME Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute explains how prize-winning beef led to a new restaurant business.

2/5/2015 6:00:00 PM


In a Flash – Conditions Can Develop Quickly for Grain Dust Explosions



We’ve seen the impact they can cause – grain dust explosions sparked when certain conditions come together to create a combustible situation. And those conditions can develop much faster than many know, according to a Kansas State University grain scientist.
2/5/2015 8:00:00 AM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Deanna Munson - Munson's Prime



It’s time to name the Grand Champion at the American Royal. And here it is! But this isn’t the grand champion steer, it is the grand champion steak. The American Royal has wisely started to honor a top quality end product, in the form of a steak, as well as the traditional grand champion steer. The Grand Champion steak for 2013 is from the Munson Angus farm near Junction City, Kansas. The Munson family are high quality beef producers and innovators in marketing their product all the way to the consumer.
2/4/2015 8:00:00 AM


Impact of Agriculture on County Economy - Part Two Play Audio



Kansas Department of Agriculture economist Josh Roe talks about how new data illustrates the influence of agriculture on each county's economy.

2/2/2015 6:00:00 PM


Health Care Access ‘Doctors Up’ Local Economies



Many thoughts go into choosing a place to live and work. Access to affordable housing, high-quality schools and a comprehensive health care system are among those considerations that typically rise to the top of the list.


2/2/2015 8:00:00 AM


KARL MATLACK – STINGER Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute looks at a rural Kansas company which makes heavy transport easier.          

1/29/2015 6:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Karl Matlack - Stinger



The woman in New York pours her liquid laundry detergent into the washing machine. She doesn’t realize that one element of her laundry soap came from a product transported by a machine built halfway across the country in rural Kansas. It’s today’s Kansas Profile.
1/28/2015 8:00:00 AM


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


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


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


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