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What is your favorite thing about Kansas?

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2009 at 2:49 am

What is your favorite thing about Kansas? I posed this question this week on Facebook, and within hours, I had 36 responses from friends from as far away as Los Angeles chiming in.

The Flint Hills was a popular answer.

Lots of people love fall and the changing of the seasons.

Several folks said they love the friendly, caring people.

A couple people are suckers for Kansas thunderstorms.

Wide open spaces.

Sunsets, KU basketball, K-State football and, yes, someone actually said wind.

Wind?

There certainly is a lot to love about Kansas.

Innovation in agribusiness takes a village

In Agribusiness, Agricultural Entrepreneurship, Innovation on July 16, 2009 at 8:52 pm

I’m looking forward to stretching my legs in the coming months (after the fall harvest, especially) to get out to the countryside and meet with farmers, economic development staff and other agribusiness stakeholders to talk about ways to create wealth from the rural landscape.

You see, it takes cooperation on the part of all of us to bring forth the kinds of ideas required to innovate the next big thing. We still have so many opportunities to create wealth, and some of them lay in things that are seemingly worthless: wind, sun, soil, manure, cotton gin trash, cow ponch, whey, and more.

We’ll be in touch.