Frank J. Buchman

Cowboy • Horseman • Writer

Many Variables In Deciding ‘Best’ Land Lease Agreements

“The best deal for the farmer, and the best deal for the landowner.” That should be the ultimate objective of land leasing agreements, but it’s far from that cut and dried. Many variables play into the land leasing equation, likely first and foremost, peoples’ widely varied philosophies of just what is the “best.”

Sixth Generation Prominent Council Grove Ranch Family Traces Back To Civil War

Story To Be Unraveled At Prairie Bluffs Talk Saturday Moxley Hall Herefords at Council Grove, Kansas, at one time one of the most prominent seedstock operations in the world, is a memorable part of “the story.” Before that, J.J. Jerry Moxley was a Percheron Draft Horse breeder, producing “Kansan,” a champion of many national shows […]

Longtime Junction City Sale Barn Operator, Auctioneer Howard Langvardt Dies

A prominent Midwest livestock auctioneer, stockman and sale barn operator has passed away. Howard LaVern Langvardt, 69, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at The Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan.Born on November 11, 1944, at Junction City, Langvardt was the son of LaVern Roland Langvardt and Ethel Marie (Norman) Langvardt. He graduated from Junction City High […]

Third 580 WIBW Farm Profit Conference Of 2014 Is Wednesday Evening At Paxico

There’s still time to sign-up to attend and sponsor the third Farm Profit Conference sponsored this year by the 580 WIBW Farm Department. “In cooperation with the Wabaunsee County Extension Service, our next Farm Profit Conference is Wednesday evening, at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall, just north of Paxico,” announced Kelly Lenz, longtime 580 WIBW […]

Sound Judgment Most Critical

“Common sense is far more important than intelligence.” Never have we proclaimed to have any smarts, nor has anyone credited us with being bright. Yet, often: dull. Sometimes, we’ve claimed to have common sense, but many question that. Admittedly, we wonder, too, after the outcome of some things.