Oct 26, 2017
On today’s episode: global food security and nutrition; Kansas FFA members receive national recognition; the latest agricultural news; the last tomatoes and peppers of 2017…
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.
00:01:29 – Global Food Security and Nutrition: K-State agricultural economist Tim Dalton discusses the findings of a new report on global food security and nutrition, issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, focusing on the three principal factors that are contributing to food availability concerns around the world.
00:12:59 – Global Food Security and Nutrition (Part 2): K-State agricultural economist Tim Dalton continues his look at the report on global food security and nutrition, issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations...he talks about how the Feed the Future Innovation Laboratory initiative is responding to these food security challenges, with K-State serving as a major contributor by way of the four Feed The Future labs housed at the university.
00:24:28 – Kansas FFA Members Receive National Recognition: Kansas FFA state reporter Riley Sleichter files another report from the 2017 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, where several Kansas FFA members have advanced in their quest for national recognition.
00:32:59 – The Last Tomatoes and Peppers of 2017: K-State horticulturist Ward Upham advises vegetable gardeners about harvesting the last tomatoes and peppers of the season, as a hard freeze is expected over most of Kansas by the weekend.
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