Safe summer driving for seniors

Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer. As the weather gets warmer and people travel more, we must be cautious on the road. It is time to brush up…

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Beware of the hazards of plants to livestock

Traffic in the Extension office tends to pick up in spring and summer, with folks bringing in a plant for identification or problem diagnosis. Often, we are asked to identify…

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Early summer sericea control

A lot of work has been done to fight the spread of sericea lespedeza since it became a Kansas noxious weed in 2000. Unfortunately, many of the plant’s attributes have allowed…

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Making fruit leather

It’s summer and school is out! One summer activity that my family enjoyed was making fruit leather. Making homemade fruit leather is a great way to use up extra fruit…

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Sericea lespedeza control in rangeland, pasture, CRP

Sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) will soon be in a rapid vegetative growth stage. Sericea lespedeza continues to be a major concern on rangeland pasture, and some CRP acres in Kansas….

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‘Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing’

Growing up in the 90s, as a Christian, music was a hot bed issue in the church. The struggle was about Hymns verses the “new music” that was coming out…

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The debt ceiling

This country is embroiled in another debt ceiling fight. It’s an event that has happened at least 100 times in the past 82 years. The ceiling has been raised 44…

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Scam Alert: COVID-19 scams still going on

The COVID-19 emergency is over, but Medicare fraud is still happening in our area. Recently, I have heard stories of scammers contacting people on the phone offering “free” COVID testing…

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