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Science, Health and Technology
8:50 am
Wed May 8, 2013

MU research develops farm safety smart phone tool

In southwest Kansas, baled hay sits in an open field.
Eric Durban Harvest Public Media

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.

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.

The Vehicle Rollover Prevention Education Training Emergency Reporting System was developed by Bulent Koc, an assistant professor of agricultural systems management.

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Agriculture
12:52 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Field Notes: 'The Midwest Farmer's Daughter'

Kay Emerich and her daughters Amber and Natasha run a small dairy in Wheaton, Kan.
Kathleen Masterson/Harvest Public Media

This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s Field Notes, in which reporters talk to newsmakers and experts about important issues related to food production.

For this edition of Field Notes, Harvest Public Media's Bill Wheelhouse spoke with Zachary Michael Jack, author "The Midwest Farmer's Daughter," about the shifting landscape of rural America.

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My Farm Roots
11:53 am
Tue September 25, 2012

From pastime to passion

Aaron Troester farms about 5,000 irrigated acres in north-central Nebraska.
Hilary Stohs-Krause Harvest Public Media

Aaron Troester’s life both did, and didn’t, turn out exactly the way he planned.

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Intersection
5:15 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

The drought and its impact

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Agriculture
5:27 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Blending of cultures may be blueprint for growth

Luis Campos came to the U.S. illegally but eventually became a legal resident. Campos is now the parlor manager at Winding Meadow Dairy in Rock Valley, Iowa.
Kathleen Masterson Harvest Public Media

Sioux County, in northwest Iowa, is known for its Dutch pastries. The landscape is dotted with Lutheran and reform churches.  But today, Catholic churches and tortillerias are creeping into the landscape — signs of the new residents joining this vibrant community.

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.

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Harvest Public Media
9:46 am
Mon January 30, 2012

Selling doctors on rural communities

File photo KBIA

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.

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.

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PM Newscasts
6:09 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Newscast for October 28, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • U.S. Senator Claire Mc Caskill to visit Columbia.
  • Bison Arrive in North Missouri.
  • Mid-Missouri Farmers Voicing Concerns about May's flood.