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ISSUE DATE: 01/09/2012

Keeping it simple

By Lesa Teer

After buying a 1950s farmstead outside of McPherson, Kan., Adam Baldwin, a farmer and seed salesman, knew he needed to find space to build a farm shop that would serve all of his needs.

"It's a pretty run-of-the-mill shop, really," Baldwin said. While he certainly doesn't brag about it, Baldwin's shop is indeed special as it is practical, fits his needs and offers room for growth.

Room to grow

When deciding on the dimensions and features of his farm shop, Baldwin made sure he not only catered to his current needs, but those of the future as well.

"When the guys in the 70s built their 60 x 40s, they though that was just huge and that they'd never build equipment bigger than that," Baldwin said. "Now, I have neighbors that can't get hardly any (equipment) in those sheds."


NEWS

A Healthier Weigh challenge begins Jan. 11
Ag research important to western Kansas
Antioxidants are plentiful in everyday foods
Beginning of a new year
Brownback to open Kansas Workforce Summit
Brownback: Boeing decision very disappointing
Checkoff research leads to positive publicity for beef
Colorado AgrAbility hosts workshops
Dairy still crucial to healthy diet
Event showcases latest in home improvement, landscaping
Hospital lures rural doctors with unusual offer
Ranchers’ Forum offered by webinar
Test home for radon

CROPS

Assessing topdress needs
Colorado wheat producers invited to attend meetings, elections
Conference to cover ag technologies
Cotton thrips posed big problem in 2011
Emergency Watershed Protection Program assistance available
Grain elevator workshop scheduled for Jan. 26
Interest in farming in Neb. may be rising
Irrigation management workshop set for Jan. 12 in Garden City
Keeping it simple
K-State grain scientist named one of top 150 Kansas scientists
K-State offers agricultural events
New National YF&R Committee members appointed
NMSU to present pesticide applicator workshop
Nominations open for the United Sorghum Checkoff board
Panel: Corps not to blame for Missouri River flood
Potential pest raises big stink
Row crop meeting set for Jan. 10
Specialist: Running out of corn unlikely
TCPB to hold biennial elections
Third Canola U event features new topics and offerings
Wheat country outlook optimistic
Winter canola doing well

LIVESTOCK

Beef demand key to cattle prices in 2012
Cattle disease identification program offered
County cattlemen's groups recognized for membership success
Deciding whether to supplement or use replacer
Former ICA leader inducted to Hall of Fame
Herd bull management is key to successful breeding season
High feed costs warrant better management in feedlots
ICA members adopt policy to address uncertainty
Junior Shorthorn hosts Funding the Future Sale
Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame to hold dinner, benefit auction
National Bison Association conference set for Jan. 19
Ranchers support troops
Show-Me-Select heifer sale held at Fruitland
Steer of Merit certifications announced
Talk to your veterinarian, test your herd
Texas rancher trains dogs to tend to cattle

EDITOR

How to 'vitalize' federal lands grazing
Lessons learned from scooping corn and walking beans
The end of an era
Truth in advertising

COLUMNS

Arbitration rules in favor of DuPont
Cotton farmers have weed management options
Crop insurance: A safety net that is real
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
Keep the lights on
Mid-America Alfalfa Expo & Conference announces lineup
New soybean products introduced for 2012
Study shows atrazine is economic driver

MARKETS

Amarillo livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dry, windy December
Ericson livestock auction report
Grain market close
Grains see solid gains for new year
Hay trade moderate
Hay trade slow due to holiday
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin livestock auction report
McAlester cattle sales report
Mild and dry December for Nebraska
Much needed moisture received
Near normal temperatures and moisture for December
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Sigourney feeder cattle auction report
Small grains in good condition
Springfield livestock auction report
Texas direct feeder cattle summary
West Plains cattle sales
Wheat progressing with recent moisture
Wheat, alfalfa could use some snow cover

RANGE

Bison return to northwest Missouri
Governor amends suspension of motor carrier rules

FAMILY

4 simple steps to transform chicken as usual
African violets need consistent care
Cooking with kids provides many benefits
Cranberries add color, flavor, nutrition
January gardening tips
Kansas Grassroots Speakers Bureau created
Make-ahead desserts
Master Gardener training to begin in Feb.
Meditation for 1-9-12
No one immune from bullying
Planting, caring for amaryllis
Recycling Christmas trees
Stone Cottage has beautiful features
Teach kids to use computers safely
Test gauge, seal before using pressure canner
Top 10 heirloom tomatoes for 2012 chosen

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