Category Archives: General Advocacy

Patriotism 1899

Patriotism, like many other virtues, is easily counterfeited. Gruff old Dr. Johnson called it “the last refuge of a scoundrel.” It has one thing in common with charity, “it covers a multitude of sins.” It often expends itself in mere … Continue reading

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Farm Tenancy In Kansas 1917-2017

by Tom Giessel, Larned, Kansas The Twentieth Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture was published in 1917. The very first chapter was dedicated to the topic of Rural Welfare and began with an article by George E. … Continue reading

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Vice: Meathooked and End of Water

Examining the environmental harm of our meat addiction; assessing the depths of the world’s water crisis. Mike Callicrate: It takes about 2,500 gallons of water to produce a bushel of corn. And if an animal eats 50 bushels of corn … Continue reading

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David Overmyer, The Great Commoner, 1906

When Hon. David Overmyer died, the farmers of this country lost a friend — not a mere pretending friend for policy sake, but a loyal, true advocate of the cause of agriculture. David Overmyer’s boyhood days were spent on a … Continue reading

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Words to Live By

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