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4-H hall inducts first Kansas volunteer

Marilyn Pence Galle was one of 14 inductees from across the country recognized by the National 4-H Hall of Fame this year.Marilyn Pence Galle, Manhattan, was one of 14 inductees from across the country recognized in October by the National 4-H Hall of Fame in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Galle has volunteered as a club and project leader, served on the McPherson County Extension Council, worked as a 4-H Program Committee Leader, and chaired the McPherson County 4-H Advisory Committee. She joined the Kansas 4-H Foundation board in 1984, serving as chair from 2000 to 2004. For three decades she has provided counsel to the Rock Springs 4-H Center Advisory Committee, and she’s among the top lifetime donors to the Kansas 4-H Foundation.
 

ACA open enrollment starts Nov. 15

Kansans who want to use the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace for 2015 coverage should begin planning now. The Affordable Care Act enrollment period lasts from Nov. 15, 2014, to Feb. 15, 2015. Consumers can explore their options online at healthcare.gov.
 
Medicare and many private insurers use a fall enrollment period for clients to renew or change coverage, so it's a good time for everyone to consider health needs for the coming year.
 
 

Water conference to highlight policy,
research updates Nov. 12–13
The Ogallala provides water for several states in the North Central region. Manhattan will be the site of the Governor’s Conference on the Future of W

Manhattan will be the site of the Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas, November 12–13. The conference, in its third year, brings together scientists, water managers, governmental officials, environmental organizations, irrigators, and interested citizens. Registration is limited and available online or by mail.
 

Producers can bid on quality heifers
at Nov. 14 Sunflower Supreme sale

The Sunflower Supreme Replacement Heifer Program is a joint effort of K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Agriculture to provi

The Sunflower Supreme Replacement Heifer Program — a joint effort of K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Agriculture — provides research-based  management practices for beef cattle producers. The program is intended for Kansas producers who want to improve management and marketability of heifers. An inaugural sale is set for Friday, Nov. 14, in Parsons.
 
 

New Publications in the KSRE Bookstore

Taking Time to Think about My Family is part of the Stepping Stones for Step-families series.
Gardening on Lead-Contaminated Soils, MF3166
MF3114, Beef Cow-Calf Management Options When Pasture is Limited
Stepping Stones
for Stepfamilies:
Taking Time to Think About My Family
Beef Cow-Calf Management Options When Pasture
is Limited
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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