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December 10-21: OXFAM's Future of Agriculture Online Policy Discussion

Friday, January 4, 2013 - Deadline for application to participate in Lawrence Common Ground Program Garden Sites

Thursday - Saturday, January 10-12, 2013 - Great Plains Growers Conference and Trade Show, in St. Joseph, MO.

Monday, January 14, 2013 -
Grazing Management Telecall

Beginning at 7:30 PM Central Time

Saturday, January 19, 2013 -
Kansas Graziers Association (KGA) Winter Conference
, in Salina, KS

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 -
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Farmers Market Vending

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm; in Emporia, KS

Tuesday-Wednesday, January 29-30, 2013 - No Till on the Plains Conference Bicentennial Center, Salina , Ks.

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Organic Forum November 13, 2012 Presentations Posted

Read the November-December 2012 issue of the KRC Rural Papers

Stanford Organic Study; Flawed and Simplistic
by Jim Riddle, University of Minnesota

Initial Reflections on the Stanford Organic Study: 'Are Organic Food Safer than Conventional Alternatives? A Systematic Review"
By Charles Benbrook, Washington State University

"Electric Fencing for Serious Graziers" -
New Missouri NRCS Brochure

Blue-green Algae in Farm Ponds
 - informative publication from K-State

Tire Tank for Livestock Watering Installation Guide Available

EQIP Organic Initiative Information and Resources from KRC

Rules, Regulations and Resources for Farmers Markets in Kansas
- Updated May 2010