The Buzz

One of our favorites leaving K-State Research and Extension.

Published on: Mar 31, 2008

Canton native Twig Marston is leaving his post as beef specialist for K-State Research and Extension for a new job in Nebraska. Marston, Extension beef specialist since 1995, is the new director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Northeast Research and Extension Center at Norfolk…

  • "Twig already is quite familiar with Nebraska agriculture, especially our huge livestock industry, and we know by working closely with the highly productive faculty and staff already working in Northeast Nebraska, and in cooperation with the large number of extension volunteers supporting 4-H and other IANR programs, he will have positive impacts on our research and extension activities for the benefit of Nebraska communities, families, and businesses," says John Owens, University of Nebraska vice president and Harlan vice chancellor of the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources…

    Good luck, Twig. You'll be missed…
  • Martin Farm Power, with retail locations in Topeka, Concordia, Chanute and Colby, is the newest retailer of Ag-Chem agricultural products. Martin Farm Power will provide custom applicators and farmers a one-stop source for RoGator and TerraGator application equipment, sales, support and related spraying accessories…
  • More ethanol fallout to pass along. Ethanex Energy, Inc., Basehor, is seeking bankruptcy court protection, the Kansas City Star reports. When it was established, Ethanex had planned to build three ethanol plants, each capable of producing 110 million gallons. In November, the company's emphasis shifted and it hoped instead to buy a small ethanol plant in Nebraska. That agreement has since ended…
  • Ethanex believed a corn fractionation process it used would increase ethanol yield per bushel…
  • The Kansas State Fair has announced a couple of new Grandstand Acts for the 2008 Fair. The rock group Kansas will open for Styx on Sept. 5, while modern rock band Puddle of Mudd will perform Sept. 11. The Fair also announces that a Demolition Derby takes place Sept. 8. Tickets go on sale May 10 at 8 a.m. by calling 800-362-3247, or lot onto www.kansasstatefair.com
  • A Buzz Salute to Kevin Compton, Hiawatha. He earned the 2008 West Region Conservation Legacy Winner at the Commodity Classic in Nashville in February…
  • Compton farms 2,900 acres of corn and soybeans, all in contours. Most of the land is in no-till, although he uses some minimum-till, strip-till and cover crops. He has planted windbreaks, uses containment areas for fertilizer and fuel and has established conservation practices to prevent erosion and improve water quality…
  • The Kansas Soybean Association nominated Compton for the award, which is co-sponsored by Monsanto and Penton Media.