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CAROLYN HARMS Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development profiles a rural Kansas woman who successfully went from the farm to the aerospace industry.                                                

10/23/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Carolyn Harms



Prestwick, Scotland; Jinjiang, China. A U.S. aerospace company opened repair facilities here. A key person in developing this venture is a woman from rural Kansas. Not only is she a leader in the business world, she is a remarkable volunteer in her community and state as well.
10/22/2014 8:00:00 AM


Innovative Ag Newspaper and Award-Winning Broadcaster Honored



Demonstrating a commitment to business leadership and to their communities is a common quality of the journalists receiving the 2014 Huck Boyd Leader of the Year awards. Tom Taylor and Holly Martin of the High Plains Journal in Dodge City and Tad Felts of KKAN/KQMA Radio in Phillipsburg were honored for outstanding work in community newspapers and radio, respectively. 
10/22/2014 8:00:00 AM


Stop, Look and Listen Play Audio



K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.

10/21/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Grocer Forms Unique Relationship with Local Farmers



Rural Kansas Grocer Forms Unique Relationship with Local Farmers Video

Produce items adorned with oval-shaped gold stickers at Hiawatha Thiftway, located in northeast Kansas, are grown by local farmers. Store owner Tim White partners with the local farmers’ market to bring these locally grown foods into his store.

10/20/2014 8:00:00 AM


Carl Reed – Tallgrass Express Play Audio



Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University, looks at Carl Reed, Kansas singer and songwriter.
 

10/15/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Carl Reed - Tallgrass Express



From bluegrass to tallgrass. No, I’m not talking about converting your lawn. I’m referring to the progression of a singer, songwriter and musician who is part of an effort that is celebrating the Kansas Flint Hills.
10/15/2014 8:00:00 AM


ANNIE WILSON - TALLGRASS EXPRESS Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute tells the story of a Flint Hills Balladeer.

10/9/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Annie Wilson - Tallgrass Express



There are many balladeers in the music business, and there are many beautiful Flint Hills in eastern Kansas, but there is only one official Flint Hills Balladeer. Annie Wilson was named a Flint Hills Balladeer by Gov. Sam Brownback in recognition of her wonderful musical talents and her love of the Kansas Flint Hills.
10/8/2014 8:00:00 AM


MATTHEW CONTRERAS – T&M CONCRETE Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute tells of a Kansas construction company committed to excellence and principle.                         

10/2/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Matthew Contreras - T&M Concrete



Have you ever turned away business on principle – and found that doing so produced more business in the long run? That sounds like a surprising turn of events, but that is what happened to one small business in rural Kansas.
10/1/2014 8:00:00 AM


Stop, Look and Listen Play Audio



K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen," his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.

9/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


WARD MORGAN – CIVICPLUS – Play Audio



Ron Wilson of the Huck Boyd Institute at K-State reveals that a website in Kansas hosts and designs sites for some of the nation’s largest companies.

9/25/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Ward Morgan - CivicPlus



San Jose, California is located in the Silicon Valley, home to some of the nation’s largest high tech companies. But the website for the city of San Jose is not designed by any of those. Instead, it was designed and is hosted by a company half a continent away in Kansas.
9/24/2014 8:00:00 AM


Noted Scientist to Speak Oct. 15 on Hydrofracking Impacts on Water Resources



Nationally recognized geoscientist Susan Brantley will present the 31st annual Roscoe Ellis, Jr. Lectureship in Soil Science at 4 p.m., Oct. 15 in 1018 Throckmorton Hall on the Kansas State University campus. The title of the lecture is “Water Resource Impacts During Unconventional Shale Gas Development with Hydrofracking: The Pennsylvania Experience.”
9/22/2014 8:00:00 AM


PAUL SHIRLEY – BASKETBALL VAGABOND – Play Audio



Huck Boyd Institute director Ron Wilson profiles a rural Kansas basketball player who traveled the world playing his favorite sport.                                          

9/18/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Paul Shirley



The little boy dribbled the basketball on the gravel driveway and dreamed of playing in the NBA.  He imagined the announcer saying, “Paul Shirley shoots…it’s good!” Many small town Kansas kids have dreams of playing in the NBA, but today we’ll meet a young man who actually made it to the big leagues. Through his writings, he shared that experience with others.
9/17/2014 8:00:00 AM


SHEVY SMITH – EMMY NOMINEE Play Audio



Ron Wilson of the Huck Boyd Institute at K-State profiles a successful singer-songwriter from rural Kansas.                                                

9/11/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Shevy Smith



May 1, 2014. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is announcing its nominations for the Emmys. One of those recognized is a young woman from rural Kansas.
9/10/2014 8:00:00 AM


Huck Boyd Institute and Foundation Offer Grants for Leadership Projects



Mini-grants are now available to support community service projects as identified by community or college-based leadership development programs.

9/9/2014 8:00:00 AM


Huck Boyd Institute Seeks Nominations for Connector Award



The Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development and the Huck Boyd Foundation, with support from the Kansas Health Foundation, are seeking nominations for the 2014 Kansas Leadership Connector Award. This award is intended to recognize a person who has done an outstanding job in encouraging collaboration among community partners and who has provided outstanding leadership in connecting people and programs for positive community purposes.
9/9/2014 8:00:00 AM


CRAIG SMITH Play Audio



Ron Wilson of K-State’s Huck Boyd Institute profiles a teacher of agriculture at Fort Hays State University.  

9/4/2014 7:00:00 PM


Agriland at the 2014 Kansas State Fair... Play Audio



The education and events coordinator with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Nellie Hill, talks about what's been planned for the Agriland exhibit at the 2014 Kansas State Fair, which opens tomorrow in Hutchinson.

9/3/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Craig Smith



From track and field to the farming field. Today we’ll meet a young Kansan who has made the transition between those two. In doing so, he is positively impacting the lives of young people in rural Kansas.
9/3/2014 8:00:00 AM


HIGH PLAINS JOURNAL Play Audio



What was once a local newspaper with only five employees and a little over one hundred subscribers, has grown into one of the nation’s premiere publications, with a unique focus on regional agriculture.  Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University, has the story of the “High Plains Journal.”                                                

8/28/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - High Plains Journal



July 30, 2014. Indianapolis, Indiana. The American Agricultural Editors’ Association is announcing its national awards, including the Story of the Year. And the winner is: The High Plains Journal from Dodge City, Kansas. Today we’ll learn about this remarkable publication and its emphasis on quality and innovation.
8/27/2014 8:00:00 AM


An Opportunity For Western Kansas Crop Producers... Play Audio



The staff economist with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Josh Roe, reminds western Kansas crop producers about becoming a candidate for election to the various state crop commissions,  with the voting to take place early in 2015.

8/20/2014 7:00:00 PM


ROGER HUBERT – BARN PRESERVATION Play Audio



Some people believe that barns and barn construction are an important part of Kansas history.  Today we meet Roger Hubert, barn preservationist, in this latest KANSAS PROFILE, hosted by Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development.                                                  

8/14/2014 7:00:00 PM


LONNIE BERGER Play Audio



Both men and women struggle with everyday challenges that are unique to their gender.  Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University, introduces us to a man who spent many years developing a successful, faith-based guide for men, that aims to guide them through today’s most-common obstacles.

8/7/2014 7:00:00 PM


TAD FELTS (PART TWO) Play Audio



Not only is he an outstanding broadcaster, but he is also known for being a civic leader in the community, and has facilitated unique educational opportunities for local students. The director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development, Ron Wilson tells the story of this local north-central Kansas legend.
                                 
 

7/31/2014 7:00:00 PM