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Agriculture Today Radio Program Thursday, April 17



An extended conversation with K-State soil scientist Chuck Rice, who was the lead author of the agriculture chapter of a new report on global climate change, and recommendations on mitigating that change...that report was formally unveiled at a World Bank meeting in Washington, D.C. yesterday...among the areas covered in this report: the opportunities to sequester more carbon dioxide in the soil through improved crop production practices; a call to ramp up up bioenergy production from crop and forest land; and a likely contentious proposal to move human diets more toward plant-based foodstuffs as a way of addressing methane emissions from food animal production. See more
4/17/2014 8:00:00 AM


Hard Freeze Could Damage Some Wheat In Kansas



MANHATTAN, Kan. – The hard freeze throughout Kansas in the early morning hours of April 15, could cause some damage to wheat, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist. Wheat in the jointing stage is most at risk, he said.
4/15/2014 8:00:00 AM


K-State Engagement Symposium



Kansas State University hosted a symposium to discuss ways the university can better share research findings and other information with the public. See video


4/10/2014 8:00:00 AM


Agriculture Today Radio Program Tuesday, April 8



K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about K-State's field tests of the new drought-tolerant corn hybrids, evaluating their performance in limited, as well as ample, moisture conditions...he talks the situations where these D-T hybrids may have the advantage over conventional hybrids. See more
4/8/2014 8:00:00 AM


Innovative Workshop Held on Crop Improvement Technologies



High-throughput phenotyping, a new area of research, is key to achieving progress in crop improvements.  And in order to make future advancements, there is a need for training graduate students and scientists in this emerging field.


4/8/2014 8:00:00 AM


F.A.S.T. Academy Prepares Students for Agriculture’s Future



The anticipated world population growth calls concern to how it will affect global food production. Kansas 4-H’s F.A.S.T Academy scheduled for July 8-11, 2014 at Kansas State University, is designed for current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors who have a passion for food, agriculture, science and technology; all key factors in the success of future agricultural pursuits.
4/1/2014 8:00:00 AM


K-State To Host Engagement Symposium



The breadth of knowledge and expertise within the walls and buildings of a university might be difficult to fathom, unless you have attended that particular university or have personally witnessed or benefited from an area of research or service that institution provides.
3/20/2014 8:00:00 AM


Long-Time Extension Wheat Specialist Jim Shroyer to Retire



For more than 30 years, the face of wheat in Kansas has been Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist. He has informed and entertained his “family” of producers in the state at wheat tours, field days, and meetings since he started at K-State in 1980. Shroyer will retire on July 3, 2014.
3/14/2014 8:00:00 AM


Agronomy Graduate Students Sweep Awards at Regional Conference



Graduate students from Kansas State University’s Department of Agronomy swept all three top awards in the poster competition at the 2014 Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference in Denver, March 4-5.
3/6/2014 8:00:00 AM


Breakthroughs in Genomic Selection Precision Phenotyping



MEXICO CITY -- To accelerate the continual development of new and improved wheat varieties, novel approaches are needed to extend conventional selection methods, according to Jesse Poland, assistant professor of agronomy at Kansas State University and director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Applied Wheat Genomics.    


2/27/2014 8:00:00 AM


Walk Kansas Kicks off March 16



MANHATTAN, Kan. – One of the most successful programs developed by K-State Research and Extension is about to start its 13th year.


2/27/2014 8:00:00 AM


K-State Wheat Variety Continues to Lead Planted Acreage in Kansas



MANHATTAN, Kan. – For the second year in a row, a variety of wheat developed by Kansas State University, is the leading variety in Kansas.
2/21/2014 8:00:00 AM


Kansas Entrepreneurs, Advocates, Civic Leaders Named Leaders of the Year



“Service” would be a common theme among the five Kansans who were recognized at a Feb. 19 luncheon by Kansas State University’s Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development as 2014 Leaders of the Year.
2/20/2014 8:00:00 AM


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" 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" 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


"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


Laib to Join Staff of K-State Research and Extension Shawnee County Office



MANHATTAN, Kan. - Sarah Laib will join the staff of the K-State Research and Extension Shawnee County office as a 4-H youth development agent, effective Jan. 25.


1/21/2009 8:00:00 AM