Insight from Kansas Farm Bureau

Insight from Kansas Farm Bureau



Proud to be a Millennial


I have a confession. I am proud to be a millennial. Admittedly, there are many criticisms of my generation. Some are based in the truth--young people spend more time on their phones and don’t seem to get involved in their communities.

Mentor and Friend


My friend and writing mentor John Schlageck decided to retire. I doubt if retire is quite the right word. If I know John, he will be the farthest thing from retired--he just won’t be coming into KFB each morning.

'Insight' rolls on


If you read "Insight" regularly you’ll know the man who started this column back in the late ‘70s, John Schlageck, retired from KFB in January. For a time, we will have guest writers sharing viewpoints from the farm.

A reason to believe


I will remember always the friendships forged with farmers and ranchers throughout Kansas. We all share a love of this business of agriculture, each other and our Farm Bureau organization.

Lightning rods -- tools to tame the heavens


The main purpose of these balls, however, was to provide evidence of a lightning strike by shattering or falling off. If after a storm a ball is discovered missing or broken, the property owner should then check the building, rod and grounding wire for damage.

'It's up to me'


To achieve a change toward more sustainable packaging, it's not just the packaging that requires alterations but also our lifestyles and habits of consumption.

The Christmas spirit is not what you drink


The greatest gift associated with Christmas is the one of caring for one another. This gift is also the ultimate Christmas story – God’s love for man.

Agriculture can do the job


World population is projected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. The current world population of 7.3 billion is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 11.2 billion in 2100. Most of these people will be born in the hungry parts of the world.

Silence is golden


If you want to be a clever person, you must learn how to ask cleverly, how to listen attentively, how to respond quietly and how to stop talking when there is nothing more to say.

Where we live


Everyone who lived in Seguin was a member of the community and part of our town. Didn’t matter who you were, where you lived, how old you were or whatever else. Our community was a place of human and humane values.