TABLE OF CONTENTS
A Mother's Day Salute to a Different Viewpoint
State Veto Session Begins
Senate Agriculture Committee Marks Up 2012 Farm Bill
Education Program Launched for Women Landowners
|Jill Elmers, center, explains her|
production system in her high tunnel.
|Above are two of Jill Elmers' four tunnels where she raises vegetables, herbs, and small fruits on her farm on the east edge of Lawrence, Ks. In March KRC hosted two high tunnel workshops-- the tour and classroom workshop involving Jill’s operation, and a second construction workshop involving actual hands-on experience with building the structure.|
|The high tunnel provides protection for earlier crops. Above lettuce, spinach and cover crops thrive in mid- March at the Moon on the Meadow Farm .|
|Sam Sanders, left, and Reno County County Conservation |
District staff explain Sam's alternative watering system
to the women who participated in the pilot workshop
of the Women Caring for the Land Project.
|Gail Fuller, center, explains his use of cover crops|
at a March tour on his farm near Emporia.