A valuable tool in monitoring precipitation is CoCoRaHS. The free online database includes daily reports of precipitation collected through a grassroots effort of volunteers that measure and submit to the website at www.cocorahs.org. The data is then mapped out to allow users quick and easy access to rainfall amounts in their area.
Volunteer-driven CoCoRaHS includes daily precipitation reports
Informal rural child care is a surprisingly large industry
The informal child care industry created more than 128,000 jobs and added about $971.5 million in total value to the state of Kansas in 2005.
Tweets and posts keep followers updated on forecasts
There’s a new alternative to keep you apprised of what’s happening outside.
Greenley Field Day will feature demo of drip irrigation system for soybeans
At Greenley Research Center’s free Field Day starting at 7 a.m. on Aug. 5, a demonstration on the installation of a drip irrigation system will be featured in addition to educational talks on three separate tours that will cover beef production, row crops and pest management.
First satellite tracking reveals mallards using conservation lands
Mallard ducks monitored with satellite tracking extensively used public and private wetland conservation areas.
David Cope starts as superintendent of the Southwest Research Center in Mount Vernon
Growing up on a farm outside of Wheelerville in southwest Missouri’s Barry County, David helped with the family’s cattle operation and became enamored with agriculture. He raised cattle through FFA projects, studied agribusiness in college and worked with producers across the Show-Me State through MFA, Inc. Now he will help spread his devotion to agriculture as superintendent of the Southwest Research Center. David starts work July 7 at the center in Mount Vernon