farmer http://kbia.org en MU research develops farm safety smart phone tool http://kbia.org/post/mu-research-develops-farm-safety-smart-phone-tool <p>Cell-phone toting farmers caught in dangerous tractor rollovers may soon be able to more easily signal for help thanks to a new smart phone application in development at the University of Missouri.</p><p>The app uses GPS sensors to detect rollovers. The program then sends automatic email and phone alerts with the accident coordinates to an emergency contact.</p><p>The Vehicle Rollover Prevention Education Training Emergency Reporting System was developed by Bulent Koc, an assistant professor of agricultural systems management.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 13:50:35 +0000 Associated Press 33362 at http://kbia.org MU research develops farm safety smart phone tool Field Notes: 'The Midwest Farmer's Daughter' http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-midwest-farmers-daughter <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s&nbsp;</em><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><u><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/field-notes" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Field Notes</a></u></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><i style="line-height: 1.5;">in which reporters talk to newsmakers and experts about important issues related to food production.</i></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:52:32 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson & Bill Wheelhouse 32719 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: 'The Midwest Farmer's Daughter' From pastime to passion http://kbia.org/post/pastime-passion <p>Aaron Troester’s life both did, and didn’t, turn out exactly the way he planned.</p><p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:53:34 +0000 Hilary Stohs-Krause 21564 at http://kbia.org From pastime to passion The drought and its impact http://kbia.org/post/drought-and-its-impact <p><strong>Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/"> Intersection website.</a></strong> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:15:25 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 18465 at http://kbia.org The drought and its impact Blending of cultures may be blueprint for growth http://kbia.org/post/blending-cultures-may-be-blueprint-growth <p>Sioux County, in northwest Iowa, is known for its Dutch pastries. The landscape is dotted with Lutheran and reform churches.&nbsp; But today, Catholic churches and tortillerias are creeping into the landscape &mdash; signs of the new residents joining this vibrant community.</p><p>In Sioux County, as in a scattering of communities across the Midwest, Hispanic immigrants are working in meat processing plants, dairies, egg-laying facilities and hog barns. In fact, the majority of U.S. farm laborers today were born outside the U.S.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 22:27:21 +0000 Kathleen Masterson 14748 at http://kbia.org Blending of cultures may be blueprint for growth Selling doctors on rural communities http://kbia.org/post/selling-doctors-rural-communities <p>Recruiting doctors to small towns is a chronic problem. Most places try to lure a physician by rolling out the red carpet with a big salary, a home on a golf course or other cushy perks.</p><p>Not so in Ashland, Kan., population 855, where the CEO of a tiny hospital is building a reverse recruitment model based on remote access and problems commonly found in third-world countries.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:46:19 +0000 Harvest Public Media 7943 at http://kbia.org Selling doctors on rural communities Newscast for October 28, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-october-28-2011-0 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>U.S. Senator Claire Mc Caskill to visit Columbia.</li><li>Bison Arrive in North Missouri.</li><li>Mid-Missouri Farmers Voicing Concerns about May&#39;s flood.</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p></div></div></div> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 23:09:17 +0000 Carah Hart 2681 at http://kbia.org