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Power of Kansas ag

October 11, 2010

Kansas Farmers Tony & Anita HorinekThe second Kansas Farm Bureau Masters class proved how powerful ag is in Kansas — and the impact our producers have worldwide. Tour stops included:

This was my first trip to northwest Kansas. I often wondered why people lived here, a question based on solely on television weather reports. It always seemed desolate and prone to severe weather. Both are true. However, I now understand the pull of an area that is so true to its Kansas beginnings — pioneers committed to making a living from the soil.

These Kansans are continuing to pioneer the way, now with the intersection of agriculture and technology. Here, Tony Horinek explain how and why he farms 8,000 acres using no-tillage methods and precision ag technology: http://www.youtube.com/user/lynnwoolf?feature=mhum#p/u/0/yPNJOQSt1kA

Listen also to KSU research engineer Freddie Lamm detail his work in underground drip irrigation. The approach may offer a solution to shrinking water supplies: http://www.youtube.com/user/lynnwoolf?feature=mhum#p/u/1/SJoG2YULj3I

Overall, I was amazed at how much these professionals shared about their work. They truly seemed to love their jobs. Maybe it’s because they’re in the middle of it all, despite being tucked away in Kansas.

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4 Responses to “Power of Kansas ag”

  1. Warren Says:

    Lynn,

    Thanks again for a great capsule of events you’re providing from the Masters Class. In addition to pictures and video, your insight and style brings people right to the field. I look forward to each post.


  2. Thanks, Warren. The programs that Charlie Sargent and his team have put together have really been outstanding.

  3. Sam Birrell Says:

    Hi Lynn

    Thanks for uploading Freddie’s discussion about sub surface drip irrigation of corn in Kansas on You Tube. I am an agronomist in Australia working on drip irrigation for large scale plantations of crops such as corn and lucerne (which you call alfalfa), it is great to get his perspective on this technology that can benefit us all.


  4. Thanks, Sam. Yes, Freddie provided a fascinating look at this important technology. Best wishes for success in your work.


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