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Accepting Entries for 2018 Co-op Month Coloring Contest

9/27/2018

Students in Kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to participate in the contest. Entries will be split into five divisions: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and 4th grade. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each contestant group.

Summer Internship Program Highly Recommended by Past Interns

9/26/2018

The internship program is undoubtedly a highlight of the summer at MKC. Each year, MKC selects college students to experience industry tours, complete a summer project and work alongside a mentor during their summer months away from school.

News Release | Countryside Feed, Midwest Ag Service to Merge

9/11/2018

HILLSBORO, Kan. AND SENECA, Kan. — Countryside Feed LLC and Midwest Ag Service, LLC will merge operations and begin serving customers as one company effective November 1, 2018. The newly combined company will operate as Countryside Feed LLC from its headquarters in Seneca, Kansas.

Five Strategies for Cow-Calf Management in Drought Conditions

6/27/2018

Extended dry weather is stressful for both cattle and cattle owners. With record heat and lack of moisture going into summer 2018, MKC wants to provide you with some dry weather strategies to help you and your herd. Implementing strategies earlier during drought conditions can often prevent drastic and last ditch efforts later. Below are five recommendations from MKC Livestock Nutritionist Gary Schmidt and Purina Sales Specialist Gary Niehues to consider during times of drought.

Cover Crops Help Stabilize the Future of Farm Land

6/26/2018

Cover crops continue to gain popularity as a way to improve farm ground. The regenerative agriculture movement is quickly showing an impact on the way they can improve soil structure and keep nutrients in place. The land is our most valuable resource so we should do everything we can to make it better, said Chris Thompson, MKC Strategic Account Manager.

3,200 Pounds of Food Collected During MKC Food Drive

6/17/2018

Throughout April, MKC employees banded together with the help of member-owners, vendors, community members and more to help fill the shelves of area food banks through their sixth annual MKC Food Drive. This year, the MKC Community Involvement Committee challenged locations to collect ten pounds of items per employee.

A Short Guide to GPS Grid Sampling

6/14/2018

Soil testing is an essential practice for modern farming. The samples produced through testing allow precision ag specialists and agronomists to determine nutrient quantities and create a customized recommendation for the producer. Soil sampling simultaneously cuts the cost of inputs and helps optimize yield. There are a few common management systems used to sample a field, but MKC uses GPS grid soil sampling.

MKC to Host Horse Owners Workshop on June 16

6/11/2018

Attention, horse owners! Don't miss the MKC and Purina Animal Nutrition Horse Owners Workshop on Saturday, June 16. Join us from 1-4 p.m. on June 16 at TimberCreek Vet Hospital located at 9000 Elk Creek Road in Manhattan. Light refreshments will be provided.

MKC Announces 2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients

4/23/2018

MKC is pleased to announce the 2018 MKC Scholarship Program recipients. Ten high school seniors and ten college students have been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year.

5 Reasons to Use Soybean Seed Treatment

4/17/2018

Seed performance is at the heart of your farm's success. All growers want to end the season in the best possible position they can yield-wise, and the only way to do that is to get the plant off to a great start through seed treatment.

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