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Conference highlights international marketing,
safe production of quality food

The 2014 Risk and Profit Conference at Kansas State University will be August 21 and 22 in Manhattan. Michael Springer, shown here with his son on the

Michael Springer, Sycamore, Kansas, is the featured producer at Kansas State University's Risk and Profit Conference scheduled for August 21 and 22 in Manhattan. Springer, shown here with one of his sons on their farm, produces pork, corn, wheat, and soybeans. As part of Operation Main Street for the Kansas Pork Association, he speaks at school and civic group events about how farmers raise quality food.

The conference will include a presentation about how Chinese reforms affect U.S. agriculture, grain and livestock market outlooks, and breakout sessions on the new farm bill, wheat exports, land values, and lease agreements.


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Irrigation Field Day in Colby August 6,
Turfgrass in Manhattan August 7

K-State Research and Extension scientists and specialists will update visitors on irrigation and turfgrass research at upcoming field days.
In Colby, the Northwest Research-Extension Center will present a producer panel discussion, trade show, and current findings from 25 years of studying subsurface drip irrigation. The event will be 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, at 105 Experiment Farm Road.
Park, golf course, lawn care, and athletic field managers from communities statewide and beyond will get the details on current research at the Kansas Turfgrass Field Day, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 7, at Manhattan’s Rocky Ford Turf Research Center.

Circles builds networks,
helps families out of poverty

Lisa Newman works with families in central Kansas to improve their networking abilities and financial resources.Lisa Newman, family and child development agent for K-State Research and Extension’s Central Kansas District, works with families in Saline and Ottawa counties as part of Circles of the Heartland. The program is part of Circles USA, a national initiative that focuses on crisis management and stabilization, education and job placement, along with advancement and economic stability.

Feeding the Future: K-State's Mason Says Global Food System is Complex

K-State provost and nutrition researcher April Mason (pictured) says K-State and other universities are key in finding ways to curb food waste, improve food distribution, and recognize where genetically-modified foods fit into the picture.
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