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Klaege calls it a career.

Harold Klaege, the Kansas Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist for the past six years, will retire at the end of December. Klaege plans to head the Kansas Association of Wetlands and Streams, based in Salina. He leaves the NRCS after 37.5 years…

  • Mmmm, beef. And now, you can have "beef in your hands," thanks to four new products developed by the Beef Innovations Group, which uses checkoff dollars to research, create, test and bring to market new beef products…
  • Four new handheld products have been created, including: Beef Snackwich: A self-contained bun stuffed with a beef and sauce filling; Steak and Egg Breakfast Bites: Steak, egg and cheese in a potato crumb coating. It's a bite-size, portable breakfast portion; Breakfast Pancake Flip: Beef sausage, egg and cheese in a pancake; Standing Beef Sandwich: A hollowed-out bun, turned upright and stuffed with beef and other ingredients.
  • No word on when and where these products might show up, but keep an eye out at your local Wal-Mart SuperCenter. Oftentimes these new beef appetizers are introduced there…
  • After less than six months as the interim chief engineer of the Division of Water Resources, David Barfield has had the "interim" portion of the title removed. Barfield has worked at the DWR since 1984 and involved in interstate water issues from 1992 to 1997…
  • He succeeds David Pope, who retired in June after 24 years as chief engineer…
  • Scholarship recipients from the Hereford Youth Foundation of America include, from Kansas, Robert Craig III of Scandia, Tyler Cowan, Maple Hill and Brandy Valek, Agenda. They were three of 14 winners nationwide…
  • Kansas Farm Bureau's "Beef Verification Solution" continues to expand, recently partnering with Colorado Farm Bureau. The expansion gives the BVS group a wider base to offer animal identification programs and management solutions such as source and age verification, data analysis and compliance with the National Animal Identification System…
  • Based at the KFB headquarters in Manhattan, BVS now is in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Mississippi, as well as Colorado. For more information, call 800-406-3053 ext. 6141 or visiting www.agsolusa.com/bvs.
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