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May 14, 2019

Reflections on the 2019 pasture burning season; a major international conference is coming to K-State in September; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; possible reasons for a surprising number of fish kills in farm ponds this spring…

00:01:30 – 2019 Pasture Burning Assessment:  K-State range cattle management scientist K.C. Olson returns to reflect on the pasture burning season in Kansas this year, which he calls a significant milestone in management of smoke from prescribed burns...he says that the collaborative efforts of pasture managers, livestock organizations and state agencies have paid off in minimizing air quality issues, a trend that he expects will continue.

00:13:00 – International Livestock Conference:  The senior executive administrator of the College of Agriculture at K-State, Susan Metzger, looks ahead to a major international conference taking place on the K-State campus this September:  the United Nations' Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock annual meeting, where researchers, livestock producers, government officials and other stakeholders from around the world will gather to discuss innovative approaches to sustainable livestock production.

00:24:26 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:02 – Unexpected Fish Kills:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at the reasons behind a surprising number of fish kills in farm ponds this spring.


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