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Aug 20, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; beef cattle producers can use "disruptive" technologies to improve their operations; the day's agricultural news, and the latest "Tree Tales"; it’s almost time for the 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl…

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 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's insight on the cattle markets:  he discusses the opportunities for producers to profit from backgrounding their stocker calves this fall, and looks ahead to the USDA's cattle-on-feed report coming out this Friday.

00:13:00 – Disruptive Technologies:  A featured speaker at the 2018 K-State Ranching Summit in Manhattan last week:  the director of the Engler Agricultural Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska, Tom Field, talks about what he terms "disruptive" technologies, and why cattle producers should take advantage of those when feasible for the betterment of their operations.


00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:59 – 4-H Dog Conference:  K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren previews the workshops and activities taking place at this year’s Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl at Rock Springs 4-H Center in October...registrations for which are now being taken.


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