Mar 5, 2019
On today’s episode: highlights from K-State’s Cattlemen’s Day; a Kansas Master Farmers/Master Farm Homemakers profile; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; the spread of plague in prairie dog populations…
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 – Cattlemen’s Day Recap: Two speakers from K-State's Cattlemen's Day last Friday address the topic of alternative protein products derived from plants or cultured in laboratories, and whether they are likely to take market share away from beef and other animal-based meat products: the senior director of protein for Performance Food Group, Brad Morgan, and K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor.
00:13:00 – Master Farmer/Master Farm Homemaker: Today's profile of another Kansas Master Farmer/Master Farm Homemaker couple features Tom and Judy McCarty of Thomas County...they and the rest of the 2018 class will be formally honored in ceremonies later this week in Manhattan.
00:24:30 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."
00:33:01 – Plague Ravaging Prairie Dog Populations: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at what can be done about the spread of plague in prairie dog populations, a disease which can trigger significant disruptions in the prairie ecosystem.
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