Box blades are a tool that have a lot of uses around the homestead. If there's rough ground that needs to be leveled and prepared for seeding or a gravel driveway that has developed a "hump" or crown from years of use, a box blade can fix a those, and other, problems.

Contest entries for the 2016 Flint Hills Beef Fest Grass Futurity and Grandstand Show consisted of 40 pens of steers and 34 pens of heifers. Awards were presented at the Flint Hills Beef Fest Awards Banquet on Friday, Aug. 20.