A love letter to the graduating classes of 2021

For $7 US dollars, you can purchase 500 followers on Instagram. For $22, you can buy 1,000 Facebook likes. And for $395.67, you can buy 30,000 likes on TikTok. This…

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Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7

As I think about this past year, I realize that there are many heroes in our schools who have contributed to our success. Often, when we think of heroes, we…

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Life is difficult

Greetings Fellow Christians, in the name of our Risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen. As I sat down to pen this article, one thought seemed to suddenly captivate my…

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If we are going to binge, let’s binge on something productive

Eating well, moving well and thinking well is a proactive, evidence based lifestyle that will help control many of the variables that impact our health. Most people understand the importance…

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A good night’s sleep

A good night’s sleep provides more health benefits than ever imagined. What happens when you sleep? During sleep, your body is busy repairing and restoring itself. If you routinely do…

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Protecting new vegetable transplants from the wind

New transplants, even those hardened off in a cold frame, may need protection from strong winds when set out. Wooden shingles placed to block the wind used to be the…

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Soybean seeding rates

The only expense items in the KSU Soybean Cost Return Budget for Northeast Kansas that are greater than seed cost are herbicides and land rent. With that in mind, it’s…

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Keeping food safe during warmer weather

Did you know that you are more likely to get food poisoning (foodborne illness) during the summer months than any other time through the year? Do you know why? According…

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Trust me, trust is the key

I pity investors. Especially those looking to start a new relationship with someone to advise them on their wealth. That’s tough. Any healthy, long-term committed relationship must be built on trust….

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I just spent last weekend with my wife and all five of my daughters. We had a great time together and I am so thankful for our relationship. There are…

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Many crops can adapt to growing on a structure

Even the most ambitious gardeners realize they can only plant a given number of crops in the ground they have… right? Kansas State University horticulture expert Ward Upham said there…

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Reduce screen time and get active!

Screen time is any time spent watching television and videos, playing video, computer or tablet games, and surfing the Internet. With more electronic entertainment options than ever before, it is…

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Multi-stemmed brush species – roughleaf dogwood

While buckbrush is more commonly known to producers, another troublesome multi-stemmed species of concern in grazing lands is roughleaf dogwood. Reaching heights of up to 15 feet, it is often…

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Brain health

There are things you can do to live an overall brain-healthy lifestyle. Adopt these practices early and continue them throughout your life to help reduce your risk of cognitive decline…

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Our product

As a multi-million dollar organization, USD 113 does not produce a tangible product. We do not have gross and net profits that can be evaluated to measure the effectiveness of…

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