Sunflower Journeys Program 1601
Home on the Range: Local author and Washburn University professor Tom Averill joins folk artist Kelly Werts to recall the history of the song “Home on the Range.” One of the world’s most recognizable tunes, our state song was written in Smith County, Kansas. Where the Buffalo Roam: This story looks at private bison herds with visits to two bison ranches in northeast Kansas. Once near extinction, bison have made a big comeback in the US, and many Kansas ranchers are discovering the benefits of returning them to the prairie. Wind Farming: Used for centuries in the plains as a power source, today’s technologies have made wind a viable “crop” in Kansas. Sunflower Journeys looks at the innovations and the controversy surrounding this abundant Kansas resource.
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