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K-State Awarded Grant to Improve Food Production in Africa, Asia... Play Audio



K-State agronomists Gary Pierzynski and Vara Prasad tell about the recently-announced 50-million-dollar grant presented to K-State by the U.S. Agency for International Development, which will lead to the creation of the Feed the Future Innovation Laboratory for Sustainable Intensification.

9/29/2014 7:00:00 PM


Agriculture Today Radio Program Monday, September 29



K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor provides this week's cattle market analysis...among other things, he talks about beef herd expansion and how the stocker cattle segment fits in, which was the topic he addressed at the K-State Beef Stocker Field Day last Thursday. See more
9/29/2014 8:00:00 AM


K-State College of Agriculture Administrative Reorganization Announced



Positions were redefined for two members of the Kansas State University College of Agriculture leadership team, Ernie Minton and Nina Lilja, resulting in an administrative reorganization.
9/24/2014 8:00:00 AM


K-State Crops Team Wins Australian Universities Crops Competition



Six members of the Kansas State University Crops Team recently returned from a study trip to Australia where they also took first place in the Australian Universities Crops Competition. The event was hosted by the Australian Grain Growers organization in Temora, New South Wales. The K-State team traveled with an Iowa State University Crops Team, which also participated in the competition.
9/23/2014 8:00:00 AM


Noted Scientist to Speak Oct. 15 on Hydrofracking Impacts on Water Resources



Nationally recognized geoscientist Susan Brantley will present the 31st annual Roscoe Ellis, Jr. Lectureship in Soil Science at 4 p.m., Oct. 15 in 1018 Throckmorton Hall on the Kansas State University campus. The title of the lecture is “Water Resource Impacts During Unconventional Shale Gas Development with Hydrofracking: The Pennsylvania Experience.”
9/22/2014 8:00:00 AM


Prairie Star Flower Blog is Award Winner



Kansas State University’s Prairie Star Flower blog has been named the winner of the “Outstanding Education Materials Award” by the American Society for Horticultural Science Extension Division.
9/12/2014 8:00:00 AM


Update: IGP Institute... Play Audio



The associate director of the IGP Institute (formerly the International Grains Program) at K-State, Mark Fowler, reports on recent news and activities at the institute, including a poultry nutrition course, and the growing distance education curriculum.

9/11/2014 7:00:00 PM


Alfalfa Field Day Scheduled for September 17th... Play Audio



Harper County Extension agricultural agent Jenni Carr previews the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council's alfalfa field day and crop insurance forum taking place September 17th near Larned.

9/11/2014 7:00:00 PM


Alfalfa Field Day Scheduled for September 17th... Play Audio



Harper County Extension agricultural agent Jenni Carr previews the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council's alfalfa field day and crop insurance forum taking place September 17th near Larned.

9/4/2014 7:00:00 PM


Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab Announces Selected Projects



Project funding through the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet has been announced. The projects will contribute to improving food security, household resilience and private sector growth in the Ethiopia, Senegal and Niger through the enhancement of production and value-added product development.
9/4/2014 8:00:00 AM


The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio



K-State Radio Network agriculture director Eric Atkinson reports on the day's top stories.

9/1/2014 7:00:00 PM


Field Day to Commemorate 100 Years of Agricultural Research... Play Audio



The head of K-State's Western Kansas Research Centers, Bob Gillen, previews a very special field day coming up next week in Colby...it will commemorate the 100th year of agricultural research at K-State's Northwest Kansas Research and Extension Center.

8/26/2014 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural News... Play Audio



K-State Radio Network agriculture director Eric Atkinson reports on the day's top stories.

8/24/2014 7:00:00 PM


Stanley Stout Center serves as multipurpose facility



Just over a year after opening its doors, Kansas State University’s Stanley Stout Center is proving it’s more than just a livestock marketing facility. In March 2013, the building opened its doors with a dedication ceremony in honor of its namesake, longtime livestock auctioneer and K-State supporter Stanley Stout, who died in 2006.
8/21/2014 8:00:00 AM


BCI Launches New Animal Care Training Website



If you’ve been to the Animal Care Training website lately, you’ll notice it has a new look.
8/18/2014 8:00:00 AM


K-State Staff and Students Among AAEA Award Winners



Two Kansas State University faculty members and four graduate students in the Department of Agricultural Economics received awards at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) annual meeting, hosted July 26-29, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
8/18/2014 8:00:00 AM


More Than 5,000 Students Later, K-State’s Burton to Give One ‘Last Lecture’



From “Production Economics” to “Rural Banking,” for 30 years Bob Burton has helped shape students’ understanding of economic theory and more. The Kansas State University agricultural economics professor will give one last lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 26 and this time the public is invited.
8/18/2014 8:00:00 AM


K-State Weed Science Team Wins Regional Contest



The K-State Weed Science Teams had a successful showing at the recent North Central Weed Science Society Collegiate Weed Contest held July 24 at the DuPont Pioneer facility in Johnston, Iowa.

8/8/2014 8:00:00 AM


Looking Back, Moving Forward - K-State to Celebrate 100 Years of Ag Research in NW Kansas



We’ve come a long way since it took 40 to 50 hours of labor to produce 100 bushels of wheat. To celebrate its role in 100 years of agricultural research and outreach, Kansas State University’s Northwest Research-Extension Center in Colby will host a special field day and meal on Thursday, Sept. 4.
8/4/2014 8:00:00 AM


Documenting History at Rock Springs... Play Audio



Leigh Ann Maurath, a summer intern with the Kansas 4-H Foundation, talks about her current project:  documenting the history of Rock Springs 4-H Center, which is regarded as one of the finest facilities of its kind in the nation.

7/6/2014 7:00:00 PM


Agriculture Today Radio Program Friday, December 20



K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien considers whether the corn and soybean markets have hit their lows for the winter, and comments on the latest 2014 U.S. row crop projections from a major private commodity firm, during his grain market segment for this week.
12/20/2013 8:00:00 AM


Agriculture Today Radio Program Thursday, December 19



K-State soybean breeder Bill Schapaugh goes over the highlights from K-State's just-completed 2013 Kansas Soybean Variety Performance Test report:  he talks about the general yield trends, the information on variety tolerance of soybean cyst nematode and sudden death syndrome, and why growers should compare variety performance over multiple locations. See more
12/19/2013 8:00:00 AM


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