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Agriculture Today Radio Program Monday, June 29



Agricultural economist Jessica Sampson of the Livestock Marketing Information Center provides this week's cattle market analysis: she covers the falloff in fed cattle prices last week, looks at two new USDA reports that speak to competing meat supplies, and shares the LMIC's latest projections on hay prices for the remainder of 2015. See more
6/29/2015 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


Upcoming Combustible Grain Dust Prevention Workshop for Advanced Mitigation Methods



Kansas State University will offer a combustible grain dust prevention workshop teaching advanced mitigation methods on July 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Kansas City, Missouri, prior to the Elevator Design Conference co-sponsored by the National Grain and Feed Association and Grain Journal. The workshop is free and will be hosted at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.
6/25/2015 8:00:00 AM


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


Upcoming Workshop Provides the Buzz on Honeybees



If you want to eat the perfect biscuit, grab it straight from the oven, smother it in butter and drizzle some honey over the top. Groomed like that, one biscuit calls for one more. The ingredient that seems to make it complete is the honey, made possible by honeybees.
6/16/2015 8:00:00 AM


K-State Survey Indicates Lower Farmland Prices, More Non-Performing Loans in the Short-Term Outlook



Agricultural lenders are reporting decreased farmland values and increases in non-performing farm loans. According to the results of an Agricultural Lender Survey conducted by the Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics in March, this is a continuation of a trend witnessed in the end-of-year survey conducted in 2014. 
6/4/2015 8:00:00 AM


Retired K-State Professor Miles McKee to Receive Inaugural Impact Award



Back in 1950, the national champion livestock judging team was from Kansas State University and was coached by Don Good. A member of that team, Miles McKee, will be the first recipient of the Don Good Impact Award.
6/3/2015 8:00:00 AM


NBAF Groundbreaking, Part One Play Audio



A selection of comments made at the official groundbreaking for the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility now being built at Kansas State University.  Featured are the head of the NBAF Project, Jamie Johnson; U.S. Undersecretary of Homeland Security for science and technology, Reginald Brothers, and Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz.

5/27/2015 7:00:00 PM


Tour of Seven-Acre Black Walnut Plantation to Highlight Field Day



A tour of the International Forest of Friendship, a walk through a seven-acre, 15- to 17-year-old black walnut plantation and a visit to the American Walnut Company’s mill are some of the highlights of the 2015 Walnut Council Field Day scheduled for June 10 in Atchison, Kansas.
5/26/2015 8:00:00 AM


Kansas 4-H Announces State Project Winners



The Kansas 4-H Youth Development Program has named the 2015 State 4-H Project Winners.
5/21/2015 8:00:00 AM


Kansas 4-H to Award Scholarships to 64 Students



The Kansas 4-H Foundation has selected 64 students to share more than $59,000 in scholarships, rewarding them for their dedication and leadership as Kansas 4-H members.
5/21/2015 8:00:00 AM


ADM and K-State Celebrate Continued Partnership



While agronomic characteristics and yield continue to be top priorities for the Kansas State University white wheat breeding program, baking quality has become equally important, thanks to a grant from ADM Milling.
5/14/2015 8:00:00 AM


Daniels Joins K-State Research and Extension as Community Vitality Specialist



With a goal of bringing the assets of Kansas State University to the people of Kansas, one of K-State Research and Extension’s newest hires will help bring university resources to Kansas communities.
5/12/2015 8:00:00 AM


Agroforestry Comes to Kansas May 20-21



Farming and ranching, economic viability, quality of life, conserving our natural resources and good stewardship for Kansas are all subjects for the upcoming Kansas Agroforestry Workshop May 20-21, in Topeka, Kansas.
5/11/2015 8:00:00 AM


A Tale of Two Rivers: Kansas, Missouri River Regions have Differences and Similarities



Like all residents, Pam Fortun cares about clean water coming out of the faucet. As a civil engineer with the fast-growing City of Overland Park, however, designing systems to avoid flash flooding, ensuring water quantity and quality, and minimizing runoff from new neighborhoods are also priorities for her.
5/7/2015 8:00:00 AM


After a Flood, Think Food Safety



Floods can be devastating in a variety of ways. They damage property and can leave lasting effects on communities. With cleaning up and reorganizing on the mind, consumers might not think about the consequences floodwater can have on foods.


5/6/2015 8:00:00 AM


Ready, Set, Grill: K-State Will Host Barbecue 101 Workshop June 6 in Arkansas City



Kansas State University is presenting Barbecue 101, a one-day workshop for novice grillers and seasoned (pardon the pun) veterans alike, on Saturday, June 6 in Arkansas City. K-State specialists will cover the basics of grilling, smoking, and food safety, plus a unique perspective on the science of barbecuing.
5/5/2015 8:00:00 AM


BCI Graduate Student Receives Top Award at Premier Beef Nutrition Conference



Dan Frese, graduate student of the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University, was recognized for research conducted on cattle handling techniques at the Plains Nutrition Council (PNC) Spring Conference in San Antonio, Texas, in April.
5/5/2015 8:00:00 AM


Behind the Words: What Meat Labels Mean



Overwhelmed, confused and unsure are just a few words to describe how many consumers feel when purchasing foods, particularly meat products.
4/30/2015 8:00:00 AM


Weather and Climate—What’s the Difference?



Weather and climate are often viewed as synonyms. Climate change is a highly publicized topic. With the popularity of these words and phrases, it can be confusing as to what they all mean and how they are intertwined.

4/30/2015 8:00:00 AM


2015 Alumni Fellow for the K-State College of Agriculture Play Audio



The 2015 Alumni Fellow for the K-State College of Agriculture:  Kansas native Jim Heinze, who used his K-State degree in landscape horticulture in forging a career as a top sales executive for the Toro Corporation, an international leader in industrial landscape maintenance equipment.

4/20/2015 7:00:00 PM


All-University Open House this Saturday at K-State... Play Audio



K-State agriculture students Paige Druffel and Jordan Pieschl look ahead to the College of Agriculture activities planned for the 2015 All-University Open House this Saturday at K-State.

4/7/2015 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" 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