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Agriculture Today Radio Program Friday, December 19

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien remarks on this week's international market news, specifically the proposed normalization of trade relations with Cuba, the decision by China to allow imports of a specific G-M-O corn hybrid, and the decision by Russia to halt shipments of wheat for export...and what all of this means to our grain markets heading into the new year. See more
12/19/2014 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

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

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

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

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

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

Sustainability Taking Shape, One French Fry at a Time

K-State Biodiesel Initiative Video

The sound of a diesel engine is distinct. Sure, some are louder than others, and diesel enthusiasts can usually recognize the differences in sound between Cummins and Powerstroke engines, for example, when driving down the road.

11/24/2014 8:00:00 AM

Agriculture Today Radio Program Friday, November 14

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien shares his latest price projections for wheat, corn and soybeans for the rest of the marketing year, based on the USDA's latest crop production and supply-and-demand reports, during this week's grain market segment. See more
11/14/2014 8:00:00 AM

FDA Official Highlights Hot Topics Including Changes in Antibiotic Use in Animals

Significant changes on the horizon for the animal health industry are reflected in three new documents now available, according to Sharon Benz, director of the Division of Animal Feeds within the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine.
11/11/2014 8:00:00 AM

K-State Soil Judging Team Takes Regional Honors

Kansas State University’s Soil Judging Team won 2nd place in the “Overall Team” and 4th place in the “Group Judging” categories at the 2014 Region 5 Soil Judging Contest hosted by Iowa State University in October.
11/11/2014 8:00:00 AM

They’re Back: Tiny Mite Can Cause a Big Itch … and Pain

A tiny mite whose bite packs a surprisingly big wallop has reappeared in Kansas, and it may make you think twice about outdoor activities, especially in close proximity to oak trees.

11/7/2014 8:00:00 AM

K-State Offers New Course: Economic Issues in the Global Animal Health Industry

Kansas State University’s award-winning Master of Agribusiness program is offering an internet-based examination of the economics of the animal health and companion animal industry: AGEC 750, Economic Issues in the Global Animal Health Industry. The three-credit, online graduate course provides an interactive study of the economics and business challenges and opportunities facing the animal health and companion animal industry.
11/5/2014 8:00:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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 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

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’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

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

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

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" 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