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Attendees at the first combined Sorghum U/Wheat U event at the Kansas Star Event Center in Mulvane, Kansas, were the big winners Aug. 14. Sorghum U/Wheat U was sponsored by High Plains Journal and IntelliFarms.

A farmer panel brought the experiences of four farmers from varied backgrounds, and kicked the day off. The farmer panel included Mike Younger, Bison, Kansas, a diversified wheat and sorghum grower; Justin Knopf, a Saline County, Kansas, farmer who is also vice president of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers; Kent Martin, a sixth generation farmer from Alva, Oklahoma, and Kent Winter, Andale, Kansas, farmer and president of Kansas Grain Sorghum. Read more

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Hay Grinderman celebrated it’s 40th anniversary Saturday, August 24th. Employees, customers and the past and present owners got together to celebrate the milestone. (Photo courtesy Sara Motes.)

The Butterfly Experience tent, set up by Lake Talbot at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, Kansas, allowed fairgoers of all ages to get up-close to Monarch butterflies. Each person entering the tent was offered a paintbrush dipped in nectar and instructions on how to feed the butterfl…

The Butterfly Experience tent, set up by Lake Talbot at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, Kansas, allowed fairgoers of all ages to get up-close to Monarch butterflies. Each person entering the tent was offered a paintbrush dipped in nectar and instructions on how to feed the butterfl…

The Butterfly Experience tent, set up by Lake Talbot at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, Kansas, allowed fairgoers of all ages to get up-close to Monarch butterflies. Each person entering the tent was offered a paintbrush dipped in nectar and instructions on how to feed the butterfl…

The Butterfly Experience tent, set up by Lake Talbot at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, Kansas, allowed fairgoers of all ages to get up-close to Monarch butterflies. Each person entering the tent was offered a paintbrush dipped in nectar and instructions on how to feed the butterfl…

Native grasses are habitat for pollinators. So along with the new signage around the Kansas State Fairgrounds, the educational staff also planted grass species to attract pollinators. (Journal photo by Jennifer M. Latzke.)

The iconic emblem of Kansas is the sunflower, so it only made sense to plant a pollinator garden of several different varieties of the plant outside the Pride of Kansas building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, Kansas. The four different pollinator gardens on the grounds not only…

The iconic emblem of Kansas is the sunflower, so it only made sense to plant a pollinator garden of several different varieties of the plant outside the Pride of Kansas building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, Kansas. The four different pollinator gardens on the grounds not only…

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