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Agriculture Today Radio Program Monday, January 26

Agricultural economist Jessica Sampson of the Livestock Marketing Information Center is featured on this week's cattle market segment: she comments on the latest USDA cattle-on-feed report, and reports on an LMIC analysis of the influx of dairy calves into the cattle feeding sector, and the impact that's having in the beef cattle trades. See more
1/26/2015 8:00:00 AM

Kansas to Host Central Plains Irrigation Conference Feb. 17-18

The 2015 Central Plains Irrigation Conference and Exposition will take place Feb. 17-18 at the City Limits Convention Center, Colby, Kansas. The popular annual event focused solely on irrigation-related topics is hosted in Kansas every third year. Sponsors include Kansas State University, Colorado State University, the University of Nebraska and the Central Plains Irrigation Association.
1/22/2015 8:00:00 AM

IGP Promotes Grain Sales and Usage Play Audio

The associate director of the IGP Institute at K-State, Mark Fowler, provides an update on that institute's latest educational activities in promoting U.S. grain sales and usage.  He talks about a highly-popular session this month for commercial grain elevator operators here in Kansas, and looks ahead to similar training to be offered to domestic grain producers with large-volume on-farm grain storage facilities.

1/21/2015 6:00:00 PM

Upcoming Hog Production Teleconferences Play Audio

K-State livestock specialist Joel DeRouchey has the details on two educational opportunities for hog producers starting in February, conducted via teleconference with on-line support materials:  SowBridge and PorkBridge.  Experts from K-State and 10 other land-grant universities will address numerous herd health and management topics relevant to swine operations during these monthly and bi-monthly sessions, respectively.

1/21/2015 6:00:00 PM

First Ever K-State Agronomy Forage Bowl Team Wins National Competition

The Kansas State University Agronomy Forage Bowl Team won the National Forage Bowl Competition at the American Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting held in St. Louis, Missouri Jan. 11-14, 2015.
1/21/2015 8:00:00 AM

Taking Canola Production to the Next Level

The latest developments in canola production and marketing will be highlighted at the Canola College 2015, “Taking Canola Production to the Next Level.
1/16/2015 8:00:00 AM

K-State Announces New Grain Science and Industry Department Head

The College of Agriculture at Kansas State University has announced Gordon Smith as the new head of the Department of Grain Science and Industry. Smith will also direct the International Grains Program Institute, located in Manhattan. He will begin his official appointment Feb. 2.
1/13/2015 8:00:00 AM

Innovation in 4-H Projects Play Audio

K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn talks about some of the innovative ideas that adult volunteers have been putting to work in the 4-H equine and dairy projects.



1/11/2015 6:00:00 PM

Agricultural News Play Audio

Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news.

1/8/2015 6:00:00 PM

Internernational Award-Winning Crop Judge From K-State Play Audio

K-State agronomist Kevin Donnelly and recent agronomy graduate Katrina Sudbeck talk about her recent achievement, finishing as the top individual in a prestigious international crop judging contest in Australia.

1/6/2015 6:00:00 PM

Winning Crops Judging Team Play Audio

The members of K-State's crops judging team, Sam Knauss, Tyler Herrs and Ben Coomes, and K-State agronomist/team coach Kevin Donnelly visit about the team's success in capturing the national collegiate crops contest championship for the sixth year in a row.

1/5/2015 6:00:00 PM

Finding Best Ways to Safeguard Beef Production in Changing Climate

Under a bright blue, fall Oklahoma sky in a serene setting, cattle are doing what cattle do – quietly moving through a pasture looking for the next best thing to eat. As they graze, instruments are recording how much methane they are producing.
1/5/2015 8:00:00 AM

Finding Best Ways to Safeguard Beef Production in Changing Climate

Under a bright blue, fall Oklahoma sky in a serene setting, cattle are doing what cattle do – quietly moving through a pasture looking for the next best thing to eat. As they graze, instruments are recording how much methane they are producing.

1/5/2015 8:00:00 AM

Agronomy Students and Faculty Take Honors at Weed Science Society meeting

Kansas State University students and faculty took several honors at the North Central Weed Science Society annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota in early December.
12/23/2014 8:00:00 AM

IGP Year in Review Play Audio

The associate director of the IGP Institute at K-State, Mark Fowler, recaps that program's achievements in 2014, in promoting U.S. grain sales abroad through educational programs for foreign buyers.  He says it was another record-setting year for participation in those programs.

12/18/2014 6:00:00 PM

Success of Extension in 2014 Play Audio

The associate director of Extension at K-State, Daryl Buchholz, reflects on Extension's achievements in 2014, responding to the "grand challenges" that Kansans have identified for Extension to address...among them, water, global food systems, leadership development and community vitality.

12/17/2014 6:00:00 PM

Agriculture Dean Recaps the Year - Part Two Play Audio

John Floros looks back at the college's accomplishments in education, research and outreach in 2014, and looks ahead to the college's goals in 2015.

12/16/2014 6:00:00 PM

Agriculture Dean Recaps the Year - Part One Play Audio

During the first half-hour of the broadcast, the annual end-of-year conversation with the dean of the College of Agriculture at K-State, John Floros, who looks back at the college's accomplishments in education, research and outreach in 2014, and looks ahead to the college's goals in those areas in 2015.  He says that the college achieved new records this past year in student enrollment and agricultural research funding, and was able to bolster Extension programs and services across the state by re-filling long-vacant positions.

12/16/2014 6:00:00 PM

It Can be Catching: Community Vitality Boost Coming to NW Kansas

Northwest Kansas communities are gaining a new resource whose focus will be on training and supporting people as they work for the common good in those communities. And when good is happening, it can be catching.

12/8/2014 8:00:00 AM

K-State’s Winter Ranch Management Series Set for January; Focuses on Replacement Heifers

Record high calf prices and projected cow-calf profitability have many producers considering expansion. Selecting, feeding and breeding the right replacement heifers could have a large impact on future profits.
12/8/2014 8:00:00 AM

K-State Crops Team Claims Sixth Straight National Championship

The Kansas State University Crops Team recently captured the title of national champion for the sixth year in a row. K-State teams have now won the collegiate crops contest championship in 13 of the past 16 years. To win the 2014 national title, the team won both the Kansas City American Royal Collegiate Crops Contest on Nov. 18 and the Chicago Collegiate Crops Contest on Nov. 22.

12/4/2014 8:00:00 AM

Innovative K-State Scientist Elected To Commission Chair of International Soil Science Organization

Kansas State University’s Department of Agronomy continues to strengthen its ties to the international scientific community. Ganga Hettiarachchi, associate professor, was recently elected as chair of Commission 4.2 Soils, Food Security, and Human Health of the International Union of Soil Sciences. Her term as chair will extend until 2018.
12/4/2014 8:00:00 AM

Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Donita Whitney-Bammerlin - Swingin Spurs

The man from Beijing, China deftly steps forward. He swings and turns and throws his partner up into the air. Is this judo? Karate? Olympic gymnastics? None of the above. This is a performance of a country swing dance troupe which is honoring the heritage of rural Kansas. 
12/3/2014 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" 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" 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" November 2011 Archive

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