Loomis Ranch, operated by Jason and Justin Loomis at Council Grove, was the big winner during the Flint Hills Beef Fest in Emporia.
Developed as recognition for cattle grazers, the Flint Hills Beef Fest community activities often overshadow its true intent. Continue reading →
“To be the round-robin showmanship champion is the most significant accomplishment at the county fair.”
With most local fairs now ended, exhibitors, spectators and families reflect memories of the good, bad, indifferent times experienced. Continue reading →
“That horse is too old fashioned. It takes modern bloodlines and type to be successful in the Quarter Horse business today.”
Many times, new enthusiasts to Quarter Horse ownership and exhibiting made that comment four decades ago. Continue reading →
“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.”
Mark Twain said it decades ago. Tom Leffler repeated the quote in synopsis of his presentation analyzing farm profitability outlooks. Continue reading →
“Would you like to dance?”
First day on campus at collegiate 4-H meeting in basement of Extension building, tall thin farm girl shyly consented: “Okay.” Continue reading →
“Every colt born is not necessarily a stallion.”
Most everybody raising a horse colt has some sort of envision that it will become a renowned breeding stallion. Continue reading →
Special recognition for support to the Morris County 4-H Foundation was given during a banquet Saturday at the fair building in Council Grove.
Both 2021 and 2020 honorees were recognized during the program moderated by Larry Johnson, foundation president. Continue reading →
What’s ahead for the Flint Hills cattle industry?
Speakers will answer that important question during the Beef Producers Information Seminar, Friday noon, Aug. 20, at Emporia. Continue reading →
It’s time for a celebration of the tall grass cattle industry.
“That’s the annual Flint Hills Beef Fest at Emporia Friday through Sunday, August 20-21-22,” announced Shelly Wiggans. Continue reading →
It’ll be a sad day for Emporia and folks throughout the Midwest.
Jim’s Cowboy Shop, prominent Commercial Street retailer, is closing August 31, 2021, concluding nearly five decades of business. Continue reading →