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Using frozen foods

While fresh vegetables can be a risk for foodborne illness, there have been instances where frozen vegetables have been linked to foodborne illness outbreaks. It is important to handle frozen…

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Plan ahead to stay safe during winter weather

Climatologist recommends storing winter weather kit in your car. The weather in Kansas may be unseasonably warm for the next several days, but we’re entering the time of year when…

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Winter cattle care

Sometimes during the Chiefs game or KSU football games, I’ve been known to issue my instructions at the players. My 7-year-old granddaughter has told me more than once that “they…

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Kansas Corn Management publication

A pretty good annual summary of K-State research on corn production is published each year in MF3208 – Kansas Corn Management. In advance of the 2021 edition, here’s another excerpt…

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Online Christmas shopping: beware of thieves

For many shoppers, Cyber Monday kicks off the holiday season. For some online thieves, ‘tis the season to take advantage of having so many people shop online at once. They…

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Thankful

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful. This year we will experience the Thanksgiving holiday in the midst of a pandemic with questions about what the next few months will…

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A good question

I was meeting with a potential client the other day, and the individual asked an insightful question. It’s one that I’m guessing others surely wonder, too. The question was simple:…

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Storing eggs safely

When buying eggs, always open the carton and check eggs for cracks or other damage. Storing eggs safely is important for quality and safety. Some older methods of storing eggs…

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Winter water

Water is the cheapest and most important nutrient for all living things. In the winter time, it can be a real problem to keep the water free flowing. Frost free…

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Kansas Corn Management publication

Lots of University research gets done annually in Kansas, on sites ranging from experiment fields to on-farm collaborations. Much of that work is included in University publications and research journals,…

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Black Friday shopping on a budget

As the holidays are quickly approaching, are you starting to plan for your holiday shopping? Black Friday shopping is one of the most popular shopping days/day of the year, but…

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God still has plans to prosper us, to give us hope and a future!

Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Jeremiah the Prophet wrote down God’s words between 626 and 586 BC. More than 2,600 years later, God’s plans haven’t changed: God’s plans…

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Winterizing strawberry plants

Winter can be a difficult time for strawberries in Kansas. Plants need time to become adjusted to cold weather and will gradually become more cold resistant as fall progresses. Strawberry…

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Talking turkey: Tips for preparing holiday foods

Kansas State University’s Blakeslee outlines ways to keep food safe and reduce the cook’s stress. Whether you’re a novice at cooking, or are the experienced short-order cook at your house,…

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Calving season advantages

I was able to hear from Cattle Fax Analyst Tanner Aherin this week. Cattle Fax keeps a keen eye on the markets, they analyzed trends for 2019. This organization has…

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