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Jan 30, 2018

On today’s episode: research results on live cattle options trading; a preview of upcoming opportunities for agricultural professionals; the latest agricultural news, and this week's edition of "Milk Lines"; a look at commercial aquaculture in Kansas…

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 – Research Results on Live Cattle Options Trading:  K-State livestock economist Ted Schroeder and undergraduate researcher Justin Bina talk about their new analysis of live cattle options trading over the past 15 years...their work shows how the volatility patterns in that trading can be used by cattle feeders to estimate the price risk they're undertaking in feeding cattle at any given point.

00:12:49 – Upcoming Events and Opportunities:  From the Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement at K-State, Cheryl Boyer talks about an opportunity for agricultural professionals to learn about using new kinds of media to market and promote their products coming up in February...and from the planning committee for the upcoming 2018 Women Managing the Farm Conference, Kitra Cooper offers one last reminder about registering for this K-State-sponsored event.

00:24:21 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State Research and Extension dairy specialist Mike Brouk has this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:24:11 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:51 – Commercial Aquaculture in Kansas:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the state of commercial aquaculture production in Kansas, and about a major informational meeting on aquaculture management coming up soon in Kansas City.

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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.