Archive | October 2013

Fun Ag Facts XIII

Here are some fun ag facts from The Beef Jar!

The Beef Jar

fun ag fact of the day: Pumpkins are usually orange but can sometimes be yellow, white, green or red.

fun ag fact of the day: Pomegranates will make a metallic sound when tapped when ripe

fun ag fact of the day: tart cherries contain 19 times the of beta carotene of blueberries and strawberries.

Fun ag fact of the day: The United States is the largest importer of pumpkins in the world.

Fun ag fact of the day: Italy is the world’s largest producer of artichokes, kiwi fruit, peeled tomatoes, vermouth, and wine!

fun ag fact of the day: There are over 700 varieties of peaches!

fun ag fact of the day: China is the largest producer of peaches in the world; they consider the peach as a symbol of longevity and good luck.

fun ag fact of the day: Both the Texas State Fair and Minnesota claim to have…

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Snow Scenes

Good afternoon!

It’s been steadily snowing all day here in southwest Kansas. Tomorrow, it’s supposed to be 65 degrees.

Here are some snow scenes from around Dodge City.

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South Dakota Storm

Our thoughts are with those farmers and ranchers who suffered losses during the recent snowstorm in South Dakota.

Here are some blog posts and stories about the storm:

‘This is horrendous’: Cattle a casualty of South Dakota Blizzard via The Billings Gazette

South Dakota cattle

Stray cattle could be seen walking the shoulder of Highway 34 east of Sturgis, S.D., on Monday. Photo by KRISTINA BARKER/Rapid City Journal. Story: http://tinyurl.com/m25vwdf

My Heart Breaks – via The South Dakota Cowgirl

Don’t put a tarp over it. Donate and Rally for Ranchers. – via The Pinke Post

Understanding What Happened – via iGrow, a service of the South Dakota State University Extension

The Atlas Blizzard – via Red Dirt In My Soul

Servi-Tech’s Second Retirement

Good morning!

We recently said goodbye to one of our lab employees, Duane Winter.

Duane retired at the end of September. We celebrated with a lunch and cake in Dodge City.

Congratulations on your retirement, Duane!