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ISSUE DATE: 11/14/2011

Field to fashion

By Doug Rich

Cotton growers depend on fashion designers to produce cotton garments people want to buy, and fashion designers depend on cotton growers to produce quality cotton fiber. But the two groups rarely cross paths.

The Denim Runway Design contest at Kansas State University will bring these two groups together. Thanks to Cotton, Inc., the Kansas Cotton Association, and the Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, future fashion designers at K-State will be able to follow cotton from the field to the finished product.

A similar project was offered at Texas Tech University the last two years. Emma Matkin, PCCA, said the major difference between the TTU and K-State contest is the length of time the contest runs. The TTU contest is spread out over a period of about six months. At K-State the contest was announced to the students in mid-August and they will have to complete their designs by the end of November.

The K-State project started when Joycelyn Burdett, assistant professor in the Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design at K-State, received a grant from Cotton Inc. Cotton Inc., supported by checkoff funds from growers, offers grants to educators to teach future fashion professionals more about cotton.

"I came up with this idea and submitted a proposal for a grant and it was accepted," Burdett said.


NEWS

A rush to the window
Classroom dedication honors ag educator
Comment deadline extended for child labor proposal
Companies encouraged to develop food safety culture
Farm American races toward new audience
Farm groups endorse KARL program
Farm Service Agency county committee elections under way
FSA announces DCP, ACRE sign-up
Kansas schools honored at White House
NMSU names Evelyn Linebery Chair recipient
OSU presents Whatley Award
Recalled Nike sandwiches distributed in Kansas
Report drought information online
Revenue secretary wraps up listening tour
Rural Development home mortgage loans at record low interest rate
Rural Development invites applications for grant funds
Sales tax exemption registration needed for some ag producers
Senators express concerns about postal reforms
Six OSU students receive Matthew 25:40 Scholarships
Workshop offers succession planning advice

CROPS

Chile Pepper Institute 'wheels out' educational tool
CommonGround program expands
Extension to host Agriculture Energy Expo Dec. 7
Failed cotton presents management concerns for follow-up crops
Farm Beginnings Program to begin Dec. 10
Field to fashion
Groups host Kansas Agri Business Expo
High tunnel production workshop offered
Iowa State to host crop management conference
Irrigated corn plot results released
Irrigation made difference for cotton crop
Nebraska Ag Classic set for January
New rice varieties offer benefits to growers
Peanut product prices increase
Pesticide applicator trainings set Nov. 29, Dec. 6
Producers encouraged to monitor grain this fall
Project targets using Eastern redcedar trees for ethanol
Reducing risks of grain dust explosions
Rice Research and Extension Center names new director
RMFU announces Cooperative Achievement Award winner
Snow slows sunflower harvest
South Dakota Ag Horizons meeting scheduled
Soybean checkoff wants more use of biodiesel, Bioheat
Soybean export progress slow
Stem rust-resistant wheat landraces identified
Switchgrass ethanol research looks to yield big benefits
Texas Commodity Symposium program announced
USDA awards grant to develop biorenewable plant containers
Using biochar to boost soil moisture
Web-based Cover Crops Decision Tool launched
Wheat planted into failed sorghum requires higher N rate

LIVESTOCK

AI used in sheep flocks
All Breed Tested Bull Sale sells 33 bulls
Balancing cattle rations for winter feeding
Beef Industry Safety Summit to build on food safety knowledge base
Beef producers explore option to feed whole cotton plants
Cattle handling program to be presented in Spanish
'Feedout Finale' held June 23
Horse industry significant to Texas economy
Iowa Beef Industry Council hosts BQA meeting
K-State Swine Day set for Nov. 17
K-State to host Kansas Junior Beef Producer Day
Livestock losses may qualify for indemnity program
Meat scientists work to enhance marbling in beef cattle
Monitoring heifer development
Nutrition affects calf welfare, performance
OPSU releases beef bull performance test update
Protecting animal health with responsible drug use
RAAA recognizes Outstanding Junior Member
Red Angus Pioneer Breeder honored
RMFU urges speedy implementation of entire GIPSA rule
Rumford to be timed-event boss at the 'Superbowl of rodeo'
Selecting treatment options for BRD
Show-Me-Select Heifers sale Nov. 18
Sunflower Elite goat show held in Great Bend
TCFA members face scary issues from Washington
Test, observe bulls as breeding season begins
UW Extension to host beef AI school
West Central Cattleman's series returns
WLAC qualifying contest held

EDITOR

Journey's end?
Not a normal year
The power of rural

COLUMNS

ATV sweepstakes open until Nov. 30
Ethanol: Love it or leave it?
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
New screening platform for food safety
Pilot project aims to curb childhood obesity
Program contributes to Wounded Warriors
Too much corn--Cut back now
Trailer rinse kit now offered

MARKETS

5 days suitable for fieldwork
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle auction report
Corn harvest behind last year, ahead of average
Corn mostly fair
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction report
Ericson livestock auction report
Fall harvest closer to completion
Fall tillage continues; Harvest nearly complete
Farmers maintain pace of harvest
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia livestock summary auction report
Grain market close
Grain, soybeans lower while wheat higher
Harvest near completion
Hay trade moderate
Hay trade moderate
High Plains slaughter news
Humeston feeder cattle auction report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Lexington livestock auction report
McAlester livestock auction report
Most hay selling steady
Most of state gets above average precipitation
Newell sheep sales report
Ogallala livestock auction report
Pratt livestock auction report
Row crop harvesting gained momentum
Salina cattle auction report
San Angelo livestock auction report
South Central direct sheep report
State gets snow, high winds
Tama feeder cattle auction report
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales
Winter wheat progresses
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle auction report

RANGE

Extension to host forage growers workshop
LFP, ELAP applications due soon
Native grass seed in short supply after drought
Rains come too late for rangeland
Staples announces an updated Hay Hotline
Weeds may be hitchhiking on imported hay

FAMILY

Breakfast too valuable to skip
Burlington FFA member wins National FFA Proficiency Award
Controlling Eastern woodrats (pack rats)
Cooler weather brings household invaders
Desert Wine has a refreshing country style
Director: Corn Palace fall festivals turn profit
Dress up plain vegetables for Thanksgiving
Garden tips for November
Hog hunter urges respect for landowners
Holiday traditions enhanced with grapes
Hunters Education Course offered
Kansas participates in Fuel Up to Play 60
Land donated to Sublette County 4-H Council
Meditation for 11-14-11
Mont. Cowboy Hall of Fame selects building site finalists
New 4-H dog club starts in Cleveland County
OSU faculty members honored with American FFA Degrees
Pheasant, quail hunters gain more access
PowerUp meetings to be held statewide
Preparing turfgrass and trees for winter
Protect roses in winter
Pruning trees and shrubs
Resolving money disputes
Take a household inventory
USDA awards housing preservation grant
Wilson FFA wins national award

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