Author: Ken Knight

When the Hunt Backfires: Ken Knight delves in deep on the issue food safety

The following is an email from an avid reader that takes exception to my stance on deer hunting: To: [email protected] Subject: Recent article on deer hunting An interesting biased article you wrote about meat contamination in U.S. processing plants. Should all the hunters I know bring their harvested deer to a licensed butcher and retrieve their meat wrapped on plastic trays? This is organic, lean red meat, unlike your one pound chubs most likely contaminated with growth hormones and numerous antibiotics. Good luck. Ed Fellona (35 years deer hunting and still going) I respectfully acknowledge his point of view....

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4-H is Worthy of Saving, and Here’s Why

If you recall, we put out a plea for help to save 4-H a few years ago. The response from people offering to help save 4-H programs across this great country of ours has been overwhelming. The objective has not only been to raise enough money to keep our 4-H programs alive and well, but to philosophically and politically upgrade 4-H to a higher level of importance. From the county to the national scene there has to be a newfound recognition of the importance of 4-H. Both congress and county supervisors have to recognize that 4-H is about building...

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The Humble Hamburger: A Great American Icon

The recent 4th of July celebration is just another reminder of our freedoms and contributions of this great country of ours. Both are often taken for granted. We wake up in the morning and just assume it’s safe to walk out the front door, and that there will be food on the table when we walk back through that door at the end of a long day’s hard work. Have you ever noticed that about nine times out of ten there will be meat on the table, and hamburger is the meat of choice most often? There are more...

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County Fairs: Still the Biggest ‘Show’ on Earth

For farmers and ranchers, the county fair is the greatest show on earth — nearly 3000 fairs occupying more than a quarter million acres. Maybe the county fair in your county has shrunk in size, but when combined with others across the country it’s still quite a show that you guys put on. No other industrialized country even compares, and no industry is even close to being showcased like that of agriculture. So with 4-H being the centerpiece, it embodies the spirit of farming and ranching like none other. Having participated in most of the major livestock shows around the country...

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Amazing Acts of Kindness Brings Promise, Possibilities, and Hope

The March 2017 Knightro Report entitled “Country Angels: A True Miracle That Touched Many Lives” was dedicated to my granddaughter, Breanna Kinneman, who lost both of legs in a tragic car accident just before Thanksgiving 2016. Because of the tremendous response, I would like to rededicate this column as a tribute to all those that gave of themselves and their resources. How do you say THANK YOU to thousands of people who gave tens of thousands of dollars to a cause greater than that of themselves? There just simply isn’t a way to contact every single contributor or adequately...

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