I want to share with the local Kansas farming community a picture taken from this year wheat harvest that symbolizes the struggles and triumphs of farmers. This picture was the last load of a hard fought harvest to be in before the rains started to come the week of June 25th.

Four State Farm Show’s first year at the new Pittsburg State University venue, kicks off Friday, May 21 and continues May 22 and 23. Show hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Robin Phelan, advertising director of Farm Talk, has been promoted to the additional responsibility of publisher for the newspaper and its online component.

The Livestock Indemnity Program provides assistance to livestock owners and contract growers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality as a direct result of an eligible loss condition. An eligible adverse weather event is one that is not expected to occur during the loss period that…

With over 20 years in the livestock industry and five years with High Plains Journal as a livestock marketing consultant, Jeff Nemecek brings a wealth of industry-specialized experience to the Farm Talk team.


Fresh insights and opportunities are on the horizon for Farm Talk in 2021 as newspaper industry expert Robin Phelan joins staff as advertising director. Phelan will oversee and advise Farm Talk’s advertising department.

Coyotes are an elusive and challenging predator, especially for cattlemen. But beyond the sharp howls and missing calves, coyotes are cunning canines that make population control much more complex than point and shoot methods can mitigate.


In a few short weeks, the premier agricultural event in the Ozarks will return to Springfield, Missouri. The 41st annual Ozarks Fall Farmfest will be held Oct. 2, 3 and 4 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

QUAPAW, Okla. — After traveling more than a thousand miles in livestock trailers over 28 hours, a herd of 31 bison from Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona have a new home with the Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma.

The Crowder Aggies are already off to a running start this school year with the seventh annual Roughrider Scholarship Rodeo. Proceeds from the professional rodeo are used to support the Crowder agriculture students in contests and other activities.


Utilizing an “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” mentality, dairy farmers facing financial challenges have held tight to their roots in labor and love. On Earl Dotson’s southwest Missouri dairy, family roots, community support and hard work have allowed the farm’s survival.

Few businesses have stood the test of time to last 100 years. Nixa Seed and Hardware, however, has exceeded the 100-year mark and is celebrating its 120th year in 2019.


For 18 years, Martin Manufacturing has been building truck beds and cattle equipment for farmers and ranchers. However, the company has expanded with Genesis Fire Equipment, a line-up of custom firefighting equipment built to provide quality products to fire departments at an affordable price.


Two principles guided Nevada, Missouri, native Paxton Dahmer along his road through high school and the state FFA officer selection process: Get involved, and be yourself. In the coming year, Dahmer will be able to impart those guiding principles, along with the values of the National FFA Or…

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In Mount Vernon, Missouri, Rockin’ D Leather brings to mind images of an Old West leather shop and saddlery, where Dean Woody makes custom boots as well as gun holsters, horse tack and other leather goods.

Spring is right around the corner. Wheat is starting to green-up rapidly. Lawns are looking greener but if a dear friend is correct, it is the weeds rather than the grass making it that way. There is a perception that we have had a cooler than average winter so I thought I would investigate.

Though dry cows on a dairy may seem less important than those putting milk in the tank, dry cow management is an essential portion of a successful dairy.

In an era when large corporate firms dominate the seed business, Johnston Seed Company — the oldest and largest independently owned seed supplier in Oklahoma — takes pride in being family run, service oriented and community minded.

Crowder College is pleased to announce its Fifth Annual Crowder College Roughrider Scholarship Rodeo, Roughrider Arena, Aug. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Roughrider Arena is located at 608 Field Ave., Neosho, MO 64850.


The opportunity to see agriculture on the nation’s western edge provided a fresh perspective on farming in southeast Kansas for Altamont farm owners Craig and Lori Carnahan.

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A unique Made-in-Oklahoma yogurt is showing up in select stores, restaurants and coffee shops around the region and introducing locals to a rare taste of old-style European dairy craftsmanship.

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Terry Sears typically drives hundreds of miles a day, working 10- to 12-hour days on the road, and he’s never worked a day in his life. The DM&D Milk Haulers owner and driver doesn’t consider driving around with the radio on and meeting with friends and neighbors as his job — it’s more l…

Tony Barros, founder of Amelia Natural French Style Yogurt, center, holds up a sample of the product. His business team includes, from left, son-in-law Daniel Forster; factory assistant Amanda Bowden; daughter Juliana Forster; General Manager Jenefier Wickham; daughter Mariana Breech and son…

With a lifetime of agricultural experience, Shae Toburen comes to Farm Talk Newspaper as the newest member of the advertising sales staff.


After building their business selling naturally grown certified, animal welfare approved beef, pork and lamb to online consumers, corporate clients and the nation’s servicemen and women, fifth generation farmers Kevin and Cherie Schenker are re-focusing on their hometown.