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Taxing Authority Of Extension Districts In Question

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A number of local groups and individuals testified recently against a senate bill which would remove the taxing authority of the extension district elected representatives, and transfer that authority to the county commissioners of each of the counties which are a subset of the extension district. Opponents fear this will damage the extension district arrangements, and services provided. Washington, Clay, ... Read More »

Food Allergy & Intolerances Program Scheduled

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In today’s world, more and more people are developing sensitivities to wheat, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, shellfish and/or fish. Sometimes, as in allergies, the sensitivities are so severe that they can be life-threatening. Other times, as in intolerances, the reactions aren’t life-threatening but can be painful and very uncomfortable. Food allergies and intolerances will be the topic of ... Read More »

Now’s the Time to Check for Radon

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Winter, when homes are closed up, is the best time of year to test your home for radon. This odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas causes nearly 100 times more deaths every year than carbon monoxide poisoning. With radon exposure being the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, it’s estimated that approximately 21,000 people die every year from breathing ... Read More »

What To Do With Christmas Trees After Christmas

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Written By John Forshee, District Extension Director/Horticulture River Valley Extension District Years ago, my toddler daughter and I went to the farm and selected that perfect cedar tree to decorate for Christmas. It was a perfect tree, beautifully shaped and with that great cedar aroma. Although it looked just the right size in the pasture, it was just a bit ... Read More »

Home For The Holidays?

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Written By Patricia Gerhardt, DEA – River Valley Extension District While often heard in the media this time of year, the phrase “Home for the Holidays” can bring conflicting messages to the child of divorcing or recently divorced parents. On one hand, he/she is looking forward to the holidays and all the festivities connected to them. On the other hand, ... Read More »

Open House For Extension Agent Mike Vogt Wednesday in Marysville

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An open house is planned Wednesday from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for Marshall County Extension Agent Mike Vogt, who will be working his last day as county extension agent. He has served the county for 20 years, and is taking a job with K-State Extension based in Holton. The public is invited Wednesday 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the county courthouse in Marysville. Vogt ... Read More »

Axtell Dairy Company Distinguished Dairy Award

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The Buessing Dairy of Axtell was named winner of the Kansas Distinguished Dairy Award sponsored by Kansas State Research and Extension, and Kansas Farmer. The farm is operated by three generations, founders Richard and Kathy Buessing, along with their children Roger and Pam, Roy and Patricia, along with their children. The operation started with forty cows in 1971, and today ... Read More »

No Tillage Conference in Hallam Tuesday

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There’s going to be a No-Tillage Conference on Tuesday at the Hallam Coummunity Building in Hallam, NE starting at 9:25 and running until 4 pm.  Topics to be discussed include soil health and mother nature, no-till and grazing, cover crops, drought, no till corn and beans with cover crops, and fertilizer equipment for no till, among others.  Contact Paul Hay at the Gage County Extension ... Read More »

Knowledge at Noon program this Wednesday in Marysville

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K-State Research and Extension’s “Knowledge at Noon” program continues this Wednesday when Brian Hansen, the Radon Action Coordinator for K-State Research and Extension presents “Radon 101 – What does everyone need to know.”  He’ll explain how radon gets into your home, how to test for it, and how to reduce high levels of radon in your home.  This free program ... Read More »

Community Garden Grants available

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Grants up to $5,000 are available by the Kansas Health Foundation, in cooperation with K-State Research and Extension, for a Kansas Community Garden Grant. Applications will be accepted thru January 15. The program was introduced last year to encourage gardening as a healthy physical activity and to teach garden skills while encouraging gardeners of all ages to learn more about ... Read More »