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Oct 9, 2018

On today’s episode:  a visit with the presenter of the 5th Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture at K-State, the founder and CEO of Gro Intellegence, Sara Menker; today’s agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; feral cats vs. rats…

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 – Sara Menker (Part 1):  A visit with the presenter of the 5th Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture at K-State:  the founder and chief executive officer of Gro Intellegence, Sara Menker, who spoke on the campus last evening about "Why There Doesn't Need to Be a Global Food Crisis"...she talks about how data and technology can help pave the way toward greater food productivity in areas of the world where food issues will be most prominent, and she talks about how her firm has determined that the critical date for meeting food challenges is less than a decade from now, instead of the widely-cited year 2050.

00:12:58 – Sara Menker (Part 2):  Continued discussion with the founder and chief executive officer of Gro Intellegence, Sara Menker.

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

00:32:58 – Feral Cats:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee discusses a study of feral cats and their predation on rats, which illustrates that those cat populations are not a reliable solution for rat problems.

 

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