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Flood Response: Reclaiming Fields After Flooding

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Recent heavy rainfall has caused considerable flood damage to fields bordering streams and rivers in the area. A response meeting has been pulled together to assist farmers, specifically in the Little Blue River area, who have had extreme field and property damage from the rapidly moving flood waters. K-State Research and Extension personnel, NRCS engineers and technicians, FSA directors, and ...

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Now’s the Time to Check for Radon

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 ...

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Home For The Holidays?

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, ...

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Let’s Talk Turkey with Gina Aurand of River Valley Extension

By Gina Aurand, DEA, Foods & Nutrition, River Valley Extension District Unbelievably the holidays are right around the corner.  That means family, friends, and of course, food.  Turkey is the traditional holiday meat served for the holidays, especially at Thanksgiving.  There are many questions that can come with selecting and preparing the bird. Selection There is no significant difference in quality ...

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Public Affairs: Leslie Manning – Washington County Extension Agent

Leslie Manning, the new extension agent for River Valley Extension in Washington County, was our guest on our Public Affairs Program. We get to know her in this interview, which is posted below. 4-24-13-leslie-manning-interview

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