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Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural: Kent Cornish - Kansas Association of Broadcasters

“Turn it up.” That’s what I say when I hear something especially interesting on the radio or the television. Today we’ll learn about a leader of the radio-television industry in Kansas who is helping his member stations succeed and serve their communities.
7/29/2015 8:00:00 AM


Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute tells of a man who serves the state of Kansas through journalism.                             

7/23/2015 7:00:00 PM

Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural: Doug Anstaett - Kansas Press Association

On the wall of Doug Anstaett’s office, a large map of Kansas is adorned with stars. “Those stars are the newspapers in Kansas, and the color (of the star) tells me when I visited them,” Doug said.  Staying in contact with newspapers is part of the lifeblood of his position, because he is the executive director of the Kansas Press Association.
7/22/2015 8:00:00 AM

University Park Celebrates 10 Years as a Recognized Firewise Community/USA

The lakeshore community of University Park, Kansas has been recognized for its standing as a Firewise Community/USA for the past 10 years.
7/22/2015 8:00:00 AM


Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute looks at a man and his canine companion who are helping a rural Kansas community with disaster recovery.  

7/16/2015 7:00:00 PM

Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural: Matt Deighton - Molly and the Tornado

When a disaster strikes, what do we need? First aid, emergency help, transportation, supplies, and more. Maybe we also need something to lift our spirits, in the way that only a good dog can do.  Today we’ll meet a remarkable Kansan whose dog’s role in disaster recovery has taken him into print, across the nation and beyond.
7/15/2015 8:00:00 AM


Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute examines a rural Kansas company that is working to improve the steak dining experience.                                                 

7/9/2015 7:00:00 PM

Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural: Lyle Billips - America's Best Steaks

By beef eaters for beef eaters. That sounds like my kind of project, and it is a fitting description for a growing company that is producing and marketing top quality beefsteaks.
7/8/2015 8:00:00 AM


Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute takes us on a visit to a small Kansas high school... with a sports team that topped a “best of” list in the “USA Today” newspaper.                                                

7/6/2015 7:00:00 PM

Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural: Shelly Hoyt - Hoxie Basketball

USA Today has named the best high school girl’s basketball program in the nation. Would you believe, that honor belongs to a small school in rural Kansas? Today we’ll learn about this remarkable coach and community and the basketball program she directs.
7/1/2015 8:00:00 AM

The International Year of Soils: Soils Support Recreation

Soils Support Recreation Video

At Kansas State University’s Rocky Ford Turfgrass Research Center, located north of Manhattan, even the occasional passerby will notice many small plots that showcase a variety of recreational fields. From athletic fields where players would take part in soccer, for example, to a putting green that meets United States Golf Association specifications, K-State Research and Extension turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle studies all sorts of turfgrass systems.

6/26/2015 8:00:00 AM


Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute tells us about a fourth-generation, diversified energy business.

6/25/2015 7:00:00 PM

Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural: Natalie Beard-Dent - Beard Propane

The fleet of oil company service trucks is being converted, to operate not on gasoline, but on propane. The conversion of those vehicles from gas to propane fuel was completed by an innovative, diversifying company in rural southeast Kansas.
6/24/2015 8:00:00 AM


Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute looks at a seed-planter manufacturing business serving the world from rural Kansas.                                                

6/18/2015 7:00:00 PM

Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural: Dave Schultz - Seed Research Equipment Solutions

Let’s go to South Africa. A group of scientists are planting a research plot to evaluate how a crop will perform. They are using a specialized planter which provides precise control and data on seed spacing and placement. Would you believe, this planter comes from halfway around the globe in the middle of Kansas?
6/17/2015 8:00:00 AM

Upcoming Workshop Provides the Buzz on Honeybees

If you want to eat the perfect biscuit, grab it straight from the oven, smother it in butter and drizzle some honey over the top. Groomed like that, one biscuit calls for one more. The ingredient that seems to make it complete is the honey, made possible by honeybees.
6/16/2015 8:00:00 AM

Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural: Carl Koster - NFL Films

It’s the Super Bowl in New Orleans. Time for the kickoff. The stadium is packed. Millions more are watching on television. Among the ones who are filming this contest is a man from rural Kansas.
6/10/2015 8:00:00 AM

What a Difference a May Makes

It wasn’t your imagination. It’s been raining more than usual – a lot more. May, 2015, will go down in the record books as the third wettest May since 1895, according to the Kansas Weather Data Library.
6/10/2015 8:00:00 AM


Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute introduces us to a man who helped create in rural Kansas volunteer organization that promotes economic development in the region.

6/7/2015 7:00:00 PM

''From the Land of Kansas'' Update Play Audio

The director of the "From the Land of Kansas" program in the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Stacy Mayo, talks about the latest efforts by that program to promote Kansas-grown-and-produced agricultural products to consumers...she reports on the new Savor the Season promotion which will be featured at local farmers' markets starting this summer.

6/3/2015 7:00:00 PM

Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural: Carl Koster - Regional Economic Area Partnership

“You reap what you sow.” The truth of that timeless proverb has been demonstrated forever.  Today we will learn about an organization serving south central Kansas which is helping to sow regional cooperation and reaping the results.
6/3/2015 8:00:00 AM


Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute looks at a rural Kansas business that is filling a community need while using Spanish to serve its customers.                                                  

5/31/2015 7:00:00 PM


Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute looks at a Kansas entrepreneur who is finding success in the roofing business.

5/21/2015 7:00:00 PM


Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute looks at some rural Kansans who are turning a run-down building into a community resource.

5/14/2015 7:00:00 PM


Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute introduces us to a man who is providing community leadership to his rural Kansas hometown.

5/7/2015 7:00:00 PM

Financial Status of Kansas Counties Play Audio

From the Office of Local Government at K-State, Extension associate Rebecca Bishop talks about the just-released Fiscal Conditions and Trends reports that have been compiled for each county in Kansas...she explains how this in-depth information can be used as local officials make important fiscal decisions.

5/3/2015 7:00:00 PM

Kansas Profile -- Now That's Rural -- Liz Sosa, Part 2

Ron WilsonWhat do we do with our equipment after the electricity has temporarily been off? The answer is, we power up. Today in the conclusion of a two-part series, we’ll learn about a remarkable young woman who is giving leadership in various ways across the state – including a group known as PowerUps.
11/21/2013 8:00:00 AM

U.S. Malaria Cases Increase with International Travel

MosquitoThe number of malaria cases in the United States is rising, a trend that can be linked to the increasing amount of international travel and inadequate use of prevention methods.
11/21/2013 8:00:00 AM

Foster Grandparents Reach Out to Military Kids in Kansas

A partnership between Foster Grandparents and Kansas Operation Military Kids provides seniors with information to assist military children, who face many unique challenges and opportunities.
11/18/2013 8:00:00 AM

Farm Transition Workshops Planned in Kansas

MANHATTAN, Kan. – When it comes to devising a plan to transition the family farm to the next generation, communicating may be the hardest part, according to Jeri Albright, who along with her husband, Corky, operates a crop and livestock operation in Jackson County, Kan.
11/15/2013 8:00:00 AM