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Kansas Plays Role in FEEDing Pakistan



Protein is a necessary component of the human diet. While different protein options exist, people who live in areas that border the ocean often rely on fish as a main source of protein.


8/20/2015 8:00:00 AM


‘International Year of Soils’ Celebration Planned in Manhattan Sept. 27



In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we likely don’t consider that below us lies one of the essential components for life to exist. Soil, along with water, air and sunlight, are necessary to sustain life on earth.
8/19/2015 8:00:00 AM


Making Connections: K-State Research and Extension Office is Conduit for New Business



Ryan Heyer and Rebecca Eller wanted to grow their Douglas County-based business, Fitness Kitchen, but they knew they faced big costs for equipment and other infrastructure expenses. Fitness Kitchen combines their interest in personal training and healthy eating into a service for their clients.


8/14/2015 8:00:00 AM


Extension Helps Create ‘Strong People’



Marilyn Menzies of Salina, Kansas, is a senior who works three days a week as a hostess for a local auto dealership. In her role greeting potential buyers, she knows many older adults come in with similar questions.
8/3/2015 8:00:00 AM


Choosing the Right Variety for Next Year’s Wheat Crop



Wheat producers know that diseases and insects can considerably decrease yields and economic returns. K-State Research and Extension plant pathologist Erick De Wolf said 2015 was a big year for diseases—including widespread stripe rust, leaf rust and head scab—affecting the Kansas wheat crop.

7/28/2015 8:00:00 AM


Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement Play Audio



Lauri Baker, associate professor in K-State’s Department of Communications and Agricultural Education, speaks on the current status and futuristic outlook of a new center at the university in which she is involved, the Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement. The initial work has looked at how rural nurseries and garden centers can effectively market themselves to consumers using new media technologies.

7/9/2015 7:00:00 PM


High School Students Learn To Lead the Animal Science Industry



Forty students from six states gathered on the Kansas State University campus in June to gain livestock knowledge and leadership skills. These participants comprised two 20-person cohorts of the seventh annual K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy (KASLA) June 10-13 and June 17-20 in Manhattan, Kansas.
7/7/2015 8:00:00 AM


Research: Bovine Respiratory Disease... Play Audio



K-State veterinarian David Renter talks about a new USDA-funded project he'll oversee, which will investigate the factors that lead to bovine respiratory disease in feeder cattle...this is expected to be the most comprehensive study of B-R-D undertaken to date, researching the causes of a disease complex which costs the beef cattle industry billions of dollars each year.

6/25/2015 7:00:00 PM


Update: Beef Cattle Institute... Play Audio



The director of the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State, Dan Thomson, talks about a new partnership between the B-C-I and researchers at Texas Tech University, to mutually pursue research to benefit the beef cattle industry....also from the B-C-I, Tiffany Lee talks about a new survey she conducted, asking consulting veterinarians about the pressing issues currently in feedlot cattle health management.

6/22/2015 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile -- Now That's Rural -- Liz Sosa, Part 2



Ron WilsonWhat do we do with our equipment after the electricity has temporarily been off? The answer is, we power up. Today in the conclusion of a two-part series, we’ll learn about a remarkable young woman who is giving leadership in various ways across the state – including a group known as PowerUps.
11/21/2013 8:00:00 AM


Tips to Minimize Storage Loss in Large Round Bales



Round Hay BaleWith the high price of hay in recent years, producers should do everything they can to protect their investment. One thing producers should look at in particular is their method of storing large round bales, said Doo-Hong Min, K-State Research and Extension crops and soils specialist.
11/20/2013 8:00:00 AM


Agronomy Students Excel at National Association Meeting



Several Kansas State University agronomy students earned honors and recognition at the 2013 American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America national meetings, Nov. 3-6, in Tampa, Fla.
11/18/2013 8:00:00 AM


"In The News" August 2012 Archive



Climate expert Browning-Garriss is featured speaker at K-State Beef Conference
8-1-12 - Midwest Producer - Larry Hollis
Drought conditions coupled with record-breaking heat are forcing difficult management decisions on beef operations across the country this summer.
1/31/2013 8:00:00 AM


"In the News" July 2012 Archive



K-State Vet, Livestock Specialist Discuss Swine Gestation Stalls
7-2-12 - Barn OnAir & OnLine - Steve Dritz & Joel DeRouchey
Recent news that some major U.S. restaurant chains, including McDonald’s, will phase out buying of pork supplied by producers who use gestation stalls for pregnant sows has sparked conversation and concern among pork producers as well as consumers.
1/31/2013 8:00:00 AM


"In the News" June 2012 Archive



Knowledge for Life: You can become a food master at extension class
6-1-12 - Leavenworth Times - Denise Sullivan
If you enjoy food, love to cook, are interested in nutrition, and want to "master" your culinary skills while enhancing the nutritional status of our community, then the Master Food Volunteer Program might just be for you.
1/31/2013 8:00:00 AM


"In the News" January 2012 Archive



Make Super Bowl party a winner
1-31-12 - Chanute Tribune - Karen Blakeslee
USDA consumer food specialists report the quantity of food consumed on Super Bowl Sunday is second only to Thanksgiving.
4/24/2012 8:00:00 AM


"In the News" December 2011 Archive



Jamie Hancock: Garden changes ring in the new
12-30-12 - Topeka Capital-Journal - Jamie Hancock
“Old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.”......
4/24/2012 8:00:00 AM


"In the News" November 2011 Archive



K-State to host spreadsheet workshops
11-30-11 - Midwest Producer - Kevin Dhuyvetter
K-State......
4/24/2012 8:00:00 AM


Laib to Join Staff of K-State Research and Extension Shawnee County Office



MANHATTAN, Kan. - Sarah Laib will join the staff of the K-State Research and Extension Shawnee County office as a 4-H youth development agent, effective Jan. 25.


1/21/2009 8:00:00 AM