Inside Ag From Kansas Farm Bureau

Kansas Farm Bureau's podcast


For more than a century, Kansas Farm Bureau has served Kansas farmers and ranchers through advocacy, education and service. This podcast provides an in-depth view of issues that impact Kansas farm and ranch families.

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57 episodes

S2 Ep40: Looking forward to KFB's Annual Meeting: A preview of tentative resolutions

* Brad Niehues, resolutions committee member, discusses how the tentative resolutions are made and what voting delegates can expect.  

Nov 17
S2 Ep39: How California's Prop 12 Can Impact Kansas Agriculture

* Jake Parker, general counsel and secretary for North Carolina Farm Bureau, explains how the case is going and how it could impact agriculture. 

Nov 10
S2 Ep38: Kansas Farm Bureau Pledges $5 Million to K-State

* Richard Linton, president of Kansas State University, and Terry Holdren, CEO of Kansas Farm Bureau, discuss what the collaboration means to their organizations and the agriculture industry. 

Nov 02

* Kansas Farm Bureau VOTE FBF board member Steve Boor discusses the value of voting and what VOTE FBF provides. 

Oct 27
S2 Ep36: Agricultural Education at Kansas Farm Bureau

* Kansas Farm Bureau's Shannon Martin, assistant director of foundation and ag education, joins the podcast to discuss her goals for the departments and resources available for educating others on agriculture. 

Oct 21
S2 Ep35: Chris Kuehl, Economics Here and Abroad

* Chris Kuehl is a managing director at Armada Corporate Intelligence and is Kansas Farm Bureau's annual meeting keynote speaker for 2022. On the episode he highlights topics related to agriculture and economics in America and internationally. 

Oct 12
S2 Ep34: Shop Kansas Farms by Kansas Farm Bureau

* Founder of Shop Kansas Farms, Rick McNary discusses what Shop Kansas Farms provides to consumers and producers. Kansas Farm Bureau’s Glenn Brunkow reviews how Kansas Farm Bureau’s recent purchase of Shop Kansas Farms will continue with McNary. 

Oct 06
S2 Ep33: District Listening Posts

* Director of policy development, Nancy Brown and resolutions committee representative, Clint Hornberger discuss how these meeting are a part of Kansas Farm Bureau's grassroots efforts. 

Sep 30
S2 Ep32: Appreciating Bees

* Greg Swob, first vice president of the honey producers, discusses what bees provide to agriculture and people.

Sep 22
S2 Ep31: FSA Programs with Kansas Director Dennis McKinney

* Dennis McKinney discusses the various programs that Farm Service Agency has to offer agriculture producers. 

Sep 15
S2 Ep30: Mental Health in Agriculture and Rural Communities

* Kansas Farm Bureau members Donna Wise and Ashley Beying discuss the value of mental health and their recommendations for managing mental health. 

Sep 08
S2 Ep29: Drought in Kansas

* Nathan Kells and Kent Moore discuss how drought has impacted their operations and how they are handling it. 

Aug 30
S2 Ep28: FSA Loans

* Laura Handke discusses her experience with FSA loans with her FSA farm loan officer Mike Vogt. 

Aug 23
S2 Ep27: Office of Farm and Ranch Transition

* Director of the Office of Farm and Ranch Transition, Ashlee Westerhold, discusses what services they have to offer those in agriculture. 

Aug 04
S2 Ep26: Casten Fellows

* Sherman County farmer, Tim Franklin, discusses the impact of the late Jill Casten and the Casten Fellows Program. 

Jul 26
S2 Ep25: Rising Fuel Prices

* Kansas Farm Bureau member Josh Mueller and American Farm Bureau Federation economist Shelby Myers discuss rising fuel prices concerning agricultural operations. 

Jul 13
S2 Ep24: Farm to Fork Tour- Butler County Farm Bureau

* Butler County Farm Bureau has put on the Farm to Fork Tour for multiple years now, County Coordinator, Tiya Tonn discusses the event.

Jul 05
S2 Ep23: Kansas Farm Bureau Water Meetings

* Water was a large topic of discussion during the 2022 legislative session in Topeka. While there was proposed legislation that did not pass, it has prompted KFB to conduct meetings across Kansas to hear from their members.

Jun 23
S2 Ep22: A Father-Daughter Relationship

* Kurt Maurath and Leigh Ann Maurath join the podcast to talk about their relationship as father and daughter and how being in agriculture impacted it. 

Jun 16
S2 Ep21: Rural Housing Gets a Boost

* Josh Roe from Kansas Corn joins KFB's Noah Ochsner to discuss recent legislation that could help housing development in rural Kansas. 

Apr 25
S2 Ep20: 2022 Kansas Legislature Update - Spring Break

* Kansas Farm Bureau's policy team provides an update on legislative issues as the Kansas Legislature reaches spring break. 

Apr 11
S2 Ep19: Kansas Land Values: What Should You Know?

* Robin Reid from Kansas State University's Department of Agricultural Economics talks with Inside Ag host Noah Ochsner about the 2021 Kansas Land Values Book. You can view the 2021 Kansas Land Values Book by clicking here 

Mar 08
S2 Ep18: Kansas Fire and Wind Damage Response

* Record-breaking winds ripped through Kansas and helped fuel the flames of a large fire in the north central part of the state. Kansas Farm Bureau CEO Terry Holdren and 6th District Field Service Manager Brenden Wirth provide an update to KFB's response efforts to the damage. 

Dec 22, 2021
17: Beef cattle markets, what have we learned?

* Changing markets have raised questions for consumers and producers, KFB Board Member Dan Schmidt explains what new information producers should know and shares his experience in representing Kansas on AFBF's Livestock Working Group: Beef Subcommittee.

Nov 01, 2021
16: Ag Research Infrastructure, a Conversation with K-State College of Ag Dean Dr. Ernie Minton

* Cutting edge agricultural research is being conducted in outdated facilities. What could that mean for the future of the industry and food security? Dr. Ernie Minton, Dean of the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University, talks with Kansas Farm Bureau's Noah Ochsner about what the future could hold and what needs to be done to save the aging and outdated facilities. 

Sep 29, 2021
15: Listing the Lesser Prairie Chicken

* U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist Clay Nichols talks about the process of listing the lesser prairie chicken as threated in Kansas, and how such a designation will impact farmers and ranchers. 

Jul 15, 2021
14: Animal Health: Research, drought and the future

* Brian Lubbers and Bob Larson with K-State's College of Veterinary Health talk about their current research project, managing cattle in drought conditions and how animal health will change in the next five years.

Jul 07, 2021
13: K-State Soil Health Survey

* Dr. Katie Burke talks about surveying Kansas farmers, ranchers and agricultural landowners about barriers to implementing conservation practices related to soil health (no-till, cover crops, rotational grazing and others). This project is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under agreement number NR206215XXXXG003 

Jun 22, 2021
12: Insights from the Kansas Wheat Tour

* Kansas Wheat's Aaron Harries talks about positive outlook for the 2021 Kansas wheat crop, storm damage and when harvest might get underway in the state.

Jun 07, 2021
11: Kansas Land Values in 2020

* K-State farm economist Robin Reid talks about the 2020 Kansas Land Values Book, how buyers and sellers can use it and where land values are headed in 2021.

May 25, 2021