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Sep 18, 2018

On today’s episode: options for extending forages and managing cows through the winter; a grant from the National Science Foundation will support fundamental research in three areas of the crucial food-energy-water system; controlling prairie dogs…

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 – Extending Forage Supplies Through Winter:  Many cattle producers across the state are facing weather-induced forage shortages heading into the winter. Sarah Moyer visits with K-State beef extension specialist Jamie Lynn Farney about the options for extending forages and managing cows through the winter.

00:13:00 – Food-Energy-Water Research:  The National Science Foundation has awarded Kansas State University a five-year, $2.9 million grant to train graduate students to conduct fundamental research in three areas of the crucial food-energy-water system. K-State assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, Melanie Derby, talks about the training program and the work that will be done at the Ogallala aquifer.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Jeff Wichman covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:59 – Prairie Dog Control:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at new research designed to control prairie dog populations in certain areas.


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