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First Kansas Volunteer Inducted to National 4-H Hall of Fame

A point where five trails converge at Rock Springs 4-H Center near Junction City, Kansas, was once an area where many young people could get lost, turned around and need direction. A Kansas couple devoted to the 4-H program decided to make a change to help these young people find their way, which led to the creation of the Galle-Pence Trail Plaza.
10/30/2014 8:00:00 AM

Agriculture Today Radio Program Thursday, October 30

K-State agricultural engineer Ed Brokesh talks about fall and winter storage of fuel for small engines used on the farm or ranch, preserving fuel quality for use later on...he also sets the record straight on the ethanol content in gasoline and how that impacts its storage. See more
10/30/2014 8:00:00 AM

New Book Delves into ‘Depolarizing Food and Agriculture’

Conventional versus organic? Local production or global food sourcing? For one reason or another, those involved in growing and raising our food are often at odds with one another.
10/29/2014 8:00:00 AM

K-State Research and Extension Staff Recognized

K-State Research and Extension recognized outstanding work of local and state groups and individuals in the organization during its annual conference held Oct. 21-23 on the Kansas State University campus. The following staff, faculty and departments and units received recognition.
10/29/2014 8:00:00 AM

Food for Thought Presents Bruce Vincent

Bruce Vincent will speak at K-State’s Forum Hall Monday Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. for Food for Thought’s Upson Lecture Series. Vincent’s presentation is titled “With Vision There Is Hope – How NOT to be the career of last choice.”
10/29/2014 8:00:00 AM

Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Jonathan Truman and Weston Hiebert

“The Back Stops Here.” No, that’s not quite right. The famous saying was “The Buck Stops Here.” It was President Harry S. Truman who put that sign on his desk in the White House in the 1940s to appeal to people who were tired of politicians avoiding responsibility by “passing the buck.” Today, however, I am referring to a different Truman. This Truman plays football. As a linebacker, part of his responsibility is to keep the running backs from advancing the ball. His teammate plays on special teams to stop the returner, so it might be said that “The Back Stops Here” could be their motto.
10/29/2014 8:00:00 AM

Kansas 4-H Volunteer Honored... Play Audio

K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn and the newest Kansas inductee into the National 4-H Hall of Fame:  longtime 4-H volunteer and supporter Marilyn Pence Galle.

10/26/2014 7:00:00 PM

K-State Center for Risk Management Education and Research Announces Student Fellows

The Kansas State University Center for Risk Management Education and Research has announced its third class of student fellows.

Ted Schroeder, director of the center and professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics

10/20/2014 8:00:00 AM

A Trifecta of Water-Planning Tools

As fall progresses into winter and harvest comes to a close, crop producers might want to consider planning their future crop rotations, crop mixes and irrigation use. The increasing demand for water in the future gives producers an even greater obligation to efficiently use the resource while optimizing yields.

10/14/2014 8:00:00 AM

K-State’s New Hog Nursery Faciliity... Play Audio

Kate Hagans talks with two K-State swine specialists, Joel DeRouchey and Mike Tokach, about the new, state-of-the-art hog nursery facility formally dedicated last week at K-State's Swine Teaching and Research Unit...they look at how this new facility will advance swine management education and research at K-State.

10/6/2014 7:00:00 PM

Agricultural News... Play Audio

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

10/6/2014 7:00:00 PM

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

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

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" 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