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Dec 18, 2017

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; new leadership brings opportunities for research and outreach education on sheep and meat goat production; the latest agricultural news; upcoming Kansas 4-H area leadership learning events …

Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he talks about the rebound in the cattle trades last week, and shares the LMIC's forecast on red meat and poultry production in 2018 and 2019, which he says will keep up the pressure to maintain domestic and export demand for beef.

00:12:46 – Sheep and Goat Production Opportunities:  The new sheep and meat goat specialist at K-State, Alison Crane, talks about her plans for research and outreach education on sheep and meat goat production as she assumes her new role....she comments on the opportunities she sees for both sectors here in Kansas.

00:24:15 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison present this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:44 –Kansas 4-H Leadership Opportunities:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw talks about a trio of area leadership learning events for 4-Hers coming up soon.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.