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"Rural By Choice" 

Fall 2019 | Vol. 75 Issue 3

On the Cover

Rancher Greg Gardiner stands on his land in Clark County Kansas. Photographed by Aaron Patton.


 This Season

   By Cecilia Harris
  Dining at the Top

   How To? 
   By Mary R. Gage
 Do Your First Float Trip

   By Kelly Gibson
   For the Love of the Land

   Made in Kansas.
   By Amber Fraley
   That's Hot: Crafting a Life with Glss

  Kansas Air.
   By Michael Pearce
 Four Great Fall Trails

   Behind the lens. 
   Interviewee Mike Yoder
   A conversation with KANSAS! photographers about their lives in photography.


 Wide Open Spaces

The Wild Mustangs of the Flint Hills
    By Mary R. Gage,  Photography Dave Leiker
    Kansas ranches team with national program to bring mustang herds back to the Sunflower State.

Rural By Choice
    By Beccy Tanner, Photography Justin Lister, Amy Sharp & Deborah Walker
    These Kansans find peace, beauty, and purpose in choosing to live beyond the metropolitan spread. 


 Taste of Kansas

Dinners, in Good Faith and Company
    By Meta West Photography by Bill Stephens
   Religious communities across the state, but particularly in rural areas, host meals that are often one of their region's biggest social and culinary events. 



Drawn to the Land
 By Susan Kraus, photography by Dave Leiker
 Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of D-Day landings during WWII, the Eisenhower Museum in Abilene reopens with new exhibits

 After the Flames
 By Michael Pearce, photography by Aaron Patton & Justin Lister
With roots in the ranching community and a family of world-champion riders, Strong City's Flint Hills Rodeo celebrates 82 years this summer