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Agriculture Today Radio Program Friday, March 27

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien breaks down the pre-report estimates for next week's USDA planting intentions report, and updates his projections on net returns to row crop production in Kansas this year, as talking points during his weekly grain market commentary. See more
3/27/2015 8:00:00 AM

Huck Boyd Institute to Present Leader of the Year Awards for Entrepreneurship, Diversity and Service

Outreach, innovation and service would be hallmarks of the five Kansas initiatives which are to be recognized by Kansas State University’s Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development as Leaders of the Year for 2015.
3/25/2015 8:00:00 AM

Upcoming ‘Full Circle…an Aging Expo’ in Colby

Although Ron Willis has met many people in his travels throughout the United States, he recalls four individuals from his childhood who taught him early on about being a person with integrity and compassion.
3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM

Upcoming ‘Aging with Attitude’ Regional Expo in Pittsburg

Those who have watched David Letterman on late-night television over the years know about his “Top Ten” lists. The lists usually cover a current event or something out of the ordinary, such as “Bigfoot’s Top Ten Peeves.”
3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM

Grants Announced to Support Economic Growth for Rural Communities

Funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is expected to assist communities and regions in creating self-sustaining, long-term economic development through research and strategic planning.
3/23/2015 8:00:00 AM

Kansas State, General Mills allot $400,000 to develop new wheat varieties

Kansas State University officials are hailing a recent partnership with food giant General Mills as a win-win proposition that ultimately will benefit the state’s farmers and consumers worldwide.
3/18/2015 8:00:00 AM

Kansas Forest Service Will Conduct Planned Burn March 22-28 in Hutchinson Area

The Kansas Forest Service fire staff will conduct planned burns March 22-28 as part of its 11th annual Hazardous Fuels Mitigation Project. In this case, the fuel is several years of accumulated brush. The burns will be at Sand Hills State Park, Prairie Dunes Country Club and surrounding areas near Hutchinson, Kansas.
3/17/2015 8:00:00 AM

Stored-Product Entomology at Kansas State Surpasses 100 Years

Kansas, known commonly as the “Wheat State,” generally produces the largest amount of hard red winter wheat in the United States, which is used for flour and bread-making. Many people work to ensure that flour is at its highest standard for consumers.
3/16/2015 8:00:00 AM

Meat and Poultry Recalls: What Food Firms and Investors Should Know

Food safety is top-of-mind among many consumers and producers of food. It is also a continuum, because the more a food firm spends on effective technologies and protocols to ensure safe food, the greater chance the foods are protected against contamination.
3/10/2015 8:00:00 AM

Kansas Master Farmers/Master Farm Homemakers: Dewey and Carol Adams, Clay County Play Audio

The first in this week's series of interviews with the six Kansas farm couples who have been selected as Kansas Master Farmers/Master Farm Homemakers, class of 2014:  today, Dewey and Carol Adams of Clay County.

3/8/2015 7:00:00 PM

Statement on Budget from John D. Floros, Director of K-State Research and Extension

As explained in today’s statement from Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz, the Education Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means in the Kansas Legislature issued its recommendations yesterday for fiscal year 2016 and fiscal year 2017, which included $3.1 million per year in cuts for Kansas State University. The proposed cuts come on the heels of a nearly $3.1 million cut to the university for fiscal year 2015, announced Feb. 5, 2015, for the current fiscal year.
3/6/2015 8:00:00 AM

Tips for Effective and Efficient Crop Water Use

Common questions agricultural producers in Kansas have regarding water use typically relate to conserving the Ogallala Aquifer in the western part of the state and reservoir sedimentation concerns in the eastern part of the state.
3/3/2015 8:00:00 AM

Last Call! Register for Cattleman’s Day at K-State... Play Audio

K-State beef cattle specialist Bob Weaber offers a final reminder about the 2015 Cattlemen's Day at K-State, set for this Friday, March 6th.  Register online right here.

3/1/2015 6:00:00 PM

K-State Extension Specialist Elected WSSA President

With many summer days spent digging musk thistle out of pastures or cutting shattercane out of sorghum on the small family farm near Leonardville, Kansas, Dallas Peterson, K-State Research and Extension weed management specialist, gained an appreciation for proper weed management at an early age.
2/26/2015 8:00:00 AM

A Wildcat in Africa... Play Audio

A K-State College of Agriculture alumnus and one of two Distinguished Young Alumni honored this year by Kansas State University, Corey Fortin, tells of his early-career experiences as an agriculture officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Uganda...he tells of his responsibilities in helping farmers in that country advance their crop production, and why that work is important from a global food perspective.

2/25/2015 6:00:00 PM

Coming to K-State: Testing Center for New Farm Equipment... Play Audio

K-State agricultural engineers Ed Brokesh and Dan Flippo talks about the creation of a new center at K-State that will serve as the national independent performance testing program for a wide array of off-road farm equipment, including high-tech sprayers and planting equipment....they explain how this new service will provide producers with third-party information they can use as they purchase new equipment and technology systems.

2/24/2015 6:00:00 PM

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Unveils New Platform for Publishing Research Reports

Agricultural Experiment Station researchers on campus and at centers around the state conduct studies in nearly all areas of agricultural production for K-State Research and Extension.
2/24/2015 8:00:00 AM

Register Now for Cattleman’s Day at K-State... Play Audio

K-State beef cattle specialist Dale Blasi goes over the entire agenda for the 102nd Cattleman's Day at K-State, set for Friday, March 6th on the campus...the keynote speaker for which will be an executive with the world's largest fast-food chain, talking about the sustainability of beef production from the consumer's viewpoint.

2/18/2015 6:00:00 PM

Center for Food Integrity CEO to Discuss ‘Big Food’

Charlie Arnot, chief executive officer of the Center for Food Integrity, will speak at Kansas State University at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. Arnot will present, “Size Matters: Why We Love to Hate ‘Big Food.’” The presentation examines the relationship development and pattern of trust that consumers have with food and those who produce it.
2/17/2015 8:00:00 AM

Animal Sciences Leadership Academy... Play Audio

Kate Hagans talks with the coordinator of K-State's 2015 Animal Sciences Leadership Academy, Sharon Breiner, about that event for youth upcoming this summer, and the array of leadership development activities that participants will experience.

2/11/2015 6:00:00 PM

Robert Fraley, Monsanto, Meeting World Food Demands

The inaugural speaker in the new Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Series at K-State: senior vice president and chief technology officer with Monsanto, Robert Fraley, discusses several aspects of meeting world food demands in the coming decades. See video
2/10/2015 8:00:00 AM

2015 International Year of Soils: Soils Sustain Life

K-State head of the Department of Agronomy Gary Pierzynski talks about how soil is one of the four necessary functions of life. This is part of the 2015 International Year of Soils and January's theme, "Soils Sustain Life." See video
2/10/2015 8:00:00 AM

Improvement of Riparian Areas and Water Quality Focus of New Project

A new $13 million U.S. Department of Agriculture program designed to improve Kansas’ water quality, support wildlife habitat and enhance the environment was announced recently for Kansas State University and the Kansas Forest Service.
2/6/2015 8:00:00 AM

K-State Ag Students Trip To Brazil Play Audio

A trio of K-State agricultural students...Craig Griswold, Ben Brown and Evelyn Nordberg...reflect on their recent educational trip to crop production areas of Brazil, sponsored by the Department of Agronomy at K-State:  what they observed about Brazilian cropping systems and technology.

2/5/2015 6:00:00 PM

Ag Economist to Deliver Last Lecture: ‘I Had to Go to Guatemala to Learn to Listen’

In 1978, Orlen Grunewald joined the Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics.
An expert in agribusiness, Grunewald will deliver his last lecture, “I had to go to Guatemala to learn to listen” on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 3:30 p.m. in room 328 Waters Hall. Refreshments will be served.

2/2/2015 8:00:00 AM

Thaler to be Honored by K-State’s Animal Sciences and Industry Department

Bob Thaler, extension swine specialist at South Dakota State University, has been named the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry Distinguished Alumnus Award winner for 2014. He will be honored at activities on K-State’s Manhattan campus Feb. 9, 2015.
1/29/2015 8:00:00 AM

Mitigating Global Challenges Focus of Inaugural Henry C. Gardiner Lecture

In the next 35 years, farmers will have to produce more food than the world has produced in its history, a challenge some are calling the greatest challenge we've ever faced. However daunting it may seem, Robert Fraley is optimistic.

1/28/2015 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

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