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Oct 30, 2017

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; national FAA meeting; Dan Upson Lecture Series; 4-H project selection…

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:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he comments on the continued good news on the beef demand front, and talks about the significant improvement in the projections on feedlot cattle returns heading into 2018.

00:12:45 – National FFA Convention:  Kansas FFA state reporter Riley Sleichter provides a wrap-up of the 2017 National FFA Convention, where numerous Kansas FFA members were recognized for their accomplishments.

00:24:14 – Dan Upson Lecture Series:  This year's chairman of the Dan Upson Lecture Series conducted by the student organization Food for Thought, Milea Anderson, previews the next lecture coming up a week from today, featuring Dr. Leon Barringer, a veterinarian with the U.S. Air Force, whose presentation is entitled "Why Do Agriculturalists Stand During the National Anthem."

00:32:46 – 4-H Project Selection:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw offers guidelines on selecting projects for this new 4-H year.

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