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Nov 12, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; a preview of the 2019 Women Managing the Farm Conference; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; judges' certification and project training for the 4-H dog project…

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 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University offers his insight on the cattle markets:  he looks at the trends in cattle slaughter, and how cow and heifer slaughter in particular might influence the numbers in the next USDA cattle inventory report in January...he also talks about the demand for calves for wheat pasture grazing, which still appears to be a profitable proposition.

00:12:59 – Women Managing the Farm:  K-State global campus agriculture program coordinator Janel Koons previews the 2019 Women Managing the Farm Conference, co-sponsored by K-State Research and Extension, coming up in February in Manhattan....she covers the speaker lineup and the conference sessions that will take place at this highly-popular conference.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:58 – Certification and Training for 4-H Dog Project:  K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren looks ahead to the next round of judges' certification and project training in support of the popular 4-H dog project...registrations are now being taken for this session coming up in January.

 

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