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Oct 17, 2018

On today’s episode: visits with two agricultural agents who are in Manhattan for the 2018 K-State Research and Extension Annual Conference; career opportunities in the milling, baking and feed sciences; Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

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.

Two Extension agricultural agents who are in Manhattan this week for the 2018 K-State Research and Extension Annual Conference:

00:01:30 – Youth Livestock Education:  Twin Creeks Extension District agent Alyssa Rippe tells of a productive year for producers in the four northwest Kansas counties she serves, and she talks about a new youth livestock education series that was launched in that district.

00:012:59 – Drought, Cover Crops and More:  Lyon County Extension agent Brian Rees talks about the challenges producers in his county faced for most of this year from the extreme drought conditions, and he reports on pasture management and cover crop information programs he's been conducting in that county.

00:24:29 – Career Opportunities in Feed Sciences:  The head of the Grain Science and Industry Department at K-State, Gordon Smith, talks about the ever-growing career opportunities in the milling, baking and feed sciences, and about some of the world-leading research programs his department is taking on. 

00:33:00 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.


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