Personal Column

Cassie Homan
District Agent
K-State Research and Extension
Post Rock District

These two articles are part of a column called Post Rock Answers. I send a newspaper article to the column two times a month with timely horticulture information. The column is sent to seven different newspapers in the North Central Kansas area. This is a total population of 16,997 residents. 

The first article is called Fall is a Great Time to Plant a Tree, it was printed around September 13, 2019. It discusses the benefits of planting a tree in the fall versus in the spring. I also listed suggestions of trees that grow well in our area. I then gave a step by step guide of how to properly plant a tree. One of the most frequent questions I get is what type of tree I recommend. This article helped answer those questions.

The second article is called Have a Merry Christmas with a Fresh Cut Tree. It was printed around December 6, 2019. This article talked about using a fresh cut tree for the holidays versus an artificial one. I gave resources on how to find Christmas Tree Farms and how it can be a fun event for the family. I also discussed how to keep the tree looking great once you get it in your home. It was a fun article for Christmas time and still incorporated some horticulture tips for the public!

The articles were printed in newspapers, but also can be found on our website here: