A baseball cap, tank tops, shorts and flip-flops were once my summer uniform on the farm. Well, unless we were working around cattle, and then it was a baseball cap, tank top, jeans and toe-saving cowboy boots. Live and learn.
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A Kansas high school skilled trades teacher is among 50 teachers and teacher teams from across the country who were named today as semifinalists for the 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. Mark Meyer, who teaches agricultural education at Marion High School in Marion, and his skilled trades program are in the running for a share of $1 million in total cash awards.
U.S. ranchers have spent decades investing in ways to provide safe, affordable beef that meets consumer demands. Their efforts include antibiotic stewardship and sustainability standards, and they’re not alone.
Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture are studying ways to keep honeybees stress-free and healthy. These pollinators are important to American agriculture and our nation’s food crops. USDA’s Patrick O’Leary reports from Maryland.
Pratt Livestock, Pratt, Kansas, reported receipts of 1,582 head of cattle selling on July 18, compared to 861 head a week ago and 2,056 head a year ago, according to the USDA-Kansas Department of Agriclture Market News, Dodge City, Kansas.
Invite your friends and neighbors over, spread out some comfy seating and dim the lights. Whether it’s a birthday sleepover, an adults-only gathering or nearly anything in-between, hosting a movie night in the comfort of your own home—or on a projector in the yard—can be the perfect escape. Of course, tasty snacks only add to the fun.
Summer means it’s time to stock up on fresh produce and light the grill for a season of outdoor gatherings with friends and family. Make entertaining easier with flavorful options that can make menu-planning a breeze all summer long.
Sweet, tart, juicy and refreshing all at the same time; sand plums—or Chickasaw plums, Cherokee plums, Florida sand plums or sandhill plums, as they are sometimes called—grow across the central and eastern United States. Originally sand plums were cultivated by Native Americans before the Europeans started to arrive. Sand plums were probably a reliable food source for the Indians because t…
Whether firing up the grill for a pool party, barbecue or even just a weeknight meal, one thing’s for sure: summertime means grilling season. Grilling takes many forms and flavors from casual favorites like burgers and hot dogs to flame-kissed vegetables and the artistry of a perfectly done steak. However, the possibilities don’t end there.
Summer is typically a busy time for families, making those moments you spend together all the more precious. The hustle and bustle of the season doesn’t have to mean sacrificing wholesome meals, however.