Kansas Has New Secretary Of Agriculture

Citing his 38-year career with the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA), incoming governor Laura Kelly announced Mike Beam as her choice to lead the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

“Mike Beam has been a hard worker to improve Kansas,” Kelly said. “At this time, his experience and knowledge will be critical to rebuilding our state and making sure all communities can thrive.” Continue reading →

Topeka Farm Show Set For 30th Edition Next Week

The 2019 Topeka Farm Show will celebrate its 30th anniversary, January 8-9-10, at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, announced Brock Nelson from Tradexpos, event coordinator, Austin, Minnesota.

“Our first show was in 1989, and we’ve grown to the use of three exhibit areas, nearly 275 companies, about 650 booths and added attractions that include daily horsemanship clinics, events for the entire family, free parking, and free admission,” Nelson said. Continue reading →

Wannabe Cowboy Makes Dreams Come True

By Carolyn Kaberline
Better Horses 2018 Summer Issue – Volume 19 No 3

If anyone would have asked a young Frank Buchman what he wanted to be when he grew up, the quick reply would have been: “I wannabe a cowboy and have a horse.”

Although his parents had once had horses and a farm, they were sold before Frank was born due to a combine accident that cost his father his left hand. Because of that accident, his folks moved into Council Grove and ran a grocery store. Continue reading →