Insight by John Schlageck

Insight by John Schlageck



After the fire


The outpouring of those wanting to help has been overwhelming. Friends helping friends. Neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone in the community and from across the country pitching in.

Agriculture is amazing


National Ag Week is March 19-25. This is a time to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by this nation’s farmers and ranchers.

Spring fever


Farmers work hard to safely apply pesticides within guidelines set by the federal government and manufacturers.

Praising Bossie


Spend time with a herd of cows and you’ll soon discover they are indeed spiritual beings. They live their entire lives in service to mankind.

The benefits of fire


Today, farmers, stockmen and landowners continue to use fire as a range management tool while maintaining the economic viability of the Flint Hills.

America's most admired


Across this country consumers believe farmers are important. When people take the time to think about their importance, most agree farmers feed everyone. They’ll tell you there isn’t anybody who doesn’t need farmers.

Winter wheat a mixed bag


“I’m still hoping for some favorable spring weather with timely moisture that will help our state’s wheat crop recover,” says Jim Sipes, Stanton County farmer.

Trade Already


The future of U.S. agriculture is tied to our competitiveness in world trade. Our country must become more aggressive and assume its leadership role in trade negotiations.

Look ahead


A farmer recently summed up the economic downturn in agriculture this way, "Times are tough, but I keep my perspective and look ahead -- my farm family and livelihood are at stake."

Happy birthday Kansas


Kansas agriculture is proud to be part of this rich rural heritage of putting food on people’s plates and helping feed the world. This state’s farmers and ranchers wish our Wheat State a happy birthday on Jan. 29.