Top 5 Fall Festivals in Kansas

Falling leaves, sweater weather and pumpkin spice everything are a few things that come to mind when thinking of fall. But in Kansas, we have much more going on than the basics, starting with our fall festivals. Fall festivals are a perfect way to support local, agricultural based businesses while having loads of fun with your friends and family. The cool air leads to corn mazes reaching their full potential, pumpkins meeting their final orange glow and are ready to be picked from their patch, apples ripen at the orchards and grape harvest time begins. The staff at CREE researched and found where to go to enjoy all things fall.

Greenhouses Getting Connected

Tucked between the rolling Virginia hills, Glenhaven Greenhouses offers customers quality plants and mulch and a place to come enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the small, family-owned greenhouse.

CREE Welcomes Royalty to Staff

Agricultural communicator. Miss Rodeo Kansas. K-State alumna. Mikhayla DeMott, the newly hired audience engagement specialist, serves many roles. Mikhayla understands the need to connect agricultural-based, rural businesses to information and research on new-media technology. She will foster that connection in her position at the Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement through event planning, client outreach, media relations, and content creation.

Marketing Your Garden Center Online: Who Has Time for it All?

By Dr. Cheryl Boyer Talk about “overwhelm.” The world of websites, online marketing, digital “that” and social media “this” is a lot to take in for the average nursery or garden center operator. How do they cope? The truth is, most of them don’t. Many don’t have a website; others don’t keep theirs updated. Let’s … Continue reading Marketing Your Garden Center Online: Who Has Time for it All?

Scott teaches to a packed house in South Carolina

Scott Stebner spoke to a standing-room only crowd at the 2015 Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture held in Charleston, South Carolina. The topic for this seminar focused on using YouTube analytics and viewer data to create better educational and promotional videos. The big takeaway? You have less than eight seconds to hook the viewer … Continue reading Scott teaches to a packed house in South Carolina

Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement Hires Graduate of Master’s Program

Story by Cassie Wandersee   The recently established Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement at Kansas State University hired a recent graduate of the master’s program in the position of managing director. Scott Stebner completed a master’s degree in agricultural communications from Kansas State University. Prior to receiving his master’s degree, Stebner was a secondary agricultural education … Continue reading Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement Hires Graduate of Master’s Program