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Agriculture Today Radio Program Wednesday, July 29



K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti tells about the brand-new phone app from K-State that provides an on-the-spot estimation of a given soybean field's yield potential...he explains how this soybean yield calculator works, and points out its advantages over conventional yield estimation methods. See more
7/29/2015 8:00:00 AM


Choosing the Right Variety for Next Year’s Wheat Crop



Wheat producers know that diseases and insects can considerably decrease yields and economic returns. K-State Research and Extension plant pathologist Erick De Wolf said 2015 was a big year for diseases—including widespread stripe rust, leaf rust and head scab—affecting the Kansas wheat crop.

7/28/2015 8:00:00 AM


Agriculture Today Radio Program Monday, July 20



K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor provides this week's cattle market analysis: he remarks on the sharp downturn in boxed beef prices in recent weeks, and whether that's cause for alarm for beef producers...he also passes along his latest quarterly beef demand index findings, which again speak well for the beef consumption trend. See more
7/20/2015 8:00:00 AM


Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement Play Audio



Lauri Baker, associate professor in K-State’s Department of Communications and Agricultural Education, speaks on the current status and futuristic outlook of a new center at the university in which she is involved, the Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement. The initial work has looked at how rural nurseries and garden centers can effectively market themselves to consumers using new media technologies.

7/9/2015 7:00:00 PM


High School Students Learn To Lead the Animal Science Industry



Forty students from six states gathered on the Kansas State University campus in June to gain livestock knowledge and leadership skills. These participants comprised two 20-person cohorts of the seventh annual K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy (KASLA) June 10-13 and June 17-20 in Manhattan, Kansas.
7/7/2015 8:00:00 AM


‘Improved Management, Improved Nutrition, Improved Profit’ Focus of the 2015 K-State Beef Conference



Many cattle producers have experienced record returns on their calves the past year, but even times of high profitability demand a search for  opportunities to enhance the management of a beef operation. Several of these opportunities will be discussed at the upcoming K-State Beef Conference, hosted Aug. 11 and 13 at various locations across Kansas.
7/1/2015 8:00:00 AM


Research: Bovine Respiratory Disease... Play Audio



K-State veterinarian David Renter talks about a new USDA-funded project he'll oversee, which will investigate the factors that lead to bovine respiratory disease in feeder cattle...this is expected to be the most comprehensive study of B-R-D undertaken to date, researching the causes of a disease complex which costs the beef cattle industry billions of dollars each year.

6/25/2015 7:00:00 PM


Upcoming Combustible Grain Dust Prevention Workshop for Advanced Mitigation Methods



Kansas State University will offer a combustible grain dust prevention workshop teaching advanced mitigation methods on July 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Kansas City, Missouri, prior to the Elevator Design Conference co-sponsored by the National Grain and Feed Association and Grain Journal. The workshop is free and will be hosted at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.
6/25/2015 8:00:00 AM


Update: Beef Cattle Institute... Play Audio



The director of the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State, Dan Thomson, talks about a new partnership between the B-C-I and researchers at Texas Tech University, to mutually pursue research to benefit the beef cattle industry....also from the B-C-I, Tiffany Lee talks about a new survey she conducted, asking consulting veterinarians about the pressing issues currently in feedlot cattle health management.

6/22/2015 7:00:00 PM


Upcoming Workshop Provides the Buzz on Honeybees



If you want to eat the perfect biscuit, grab it straight from the oven, smother it in butter and drizzle some honey over the top. Groomed like that, one biscuit calls for one more. The ingredient that seems to make it complete is the honey, made possible by honeybees.
6/16/2015 8:00:00 AM


K-State Survey Indicates Lower Farmland Prices, More Non-Performing Loans in the Short-Term Outlook



Agricultural lenders are reporting decreased farmland values and increases in non-performing farm loans. According to the results of an Agricultural Lender Survey conducted by the Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics in March, this is a continuation of a trend witnessed in the end-of-year survey conducted in 2014. 
6/4/2015 8:00:00 AM


Retired K-State Professor Miles McKee to Receive Inaugural Impact Award



Back in 1950, the national champion livestock judging team was from Kansas State University and was coached by Don Good. A member of that team, Miles McKee, will be the first recipient of the Don Good Impact Award.
6/3/2015 8:00:00 AM


NBAF Groundbreaking, Part One Play Audio



A selection of comments made at the official groundbreaking for the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility now being built at Kansas State University.  Featured are the head of the NBAF Project, Jamie Johnson; U.S. Undersecretary of Homeland Security for science and technology, Reginald Brothers, and Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz.

5/27/2015 7:00:00 PM


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