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Agriculturist to Printer Next Week

The Fall 2015 issue of the Kansas State Agriculturist will be making its way to the printer next week. This will be the 61st volume of the magazine to be published since December 1969.


The publication has expanded from a four-page black and white printing to a full-color magazine with more than 60 pages.

“This publication is an attempt to keep agriculture majors better informed about each other and what is happening in agriculture,” editor Loren Kruse wrote in Volume I, Number 1. Kruse (’70) received two bachelor’s of science degrees in technical journalism and agricultural economics from Kansas State University.

Kruse currently serves on the advisory council for the College of Agriculture and was honored as the 1993 K-State Alumni Fellow and the Distinguished Alumnus in 2007 for the College of Agriculture.

The focus of the magazine has remained consistent since Kruse first wrote the mission of the magazine in 1969: to tell the stories of the Kansas State University College of Agriculture. Students experience hands-on learning by working on all aspects of magazine production from story planning, advertising sales, and writing to editing, design, and printing to produce a quality publication.

For past issues, visit the Kansas State Agriculturist site and be sure to keep an eye out in the for the Fall 2015 issue of the Kansas State Agriculturist! 

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