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Apr 18, 2018

On today’s episode: Restoring dry farm ponds and developing alternative watering systems for livestock; K-State Graduate School Alumni Fellow discusses the need for “agricultural literacy”; Stop, Look and Listen – rural Kansas commentary

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 WATERING IN A DROUGHT – K-State watershed specialist Herschel George talks about restoring dry farm ponds as a water source for livestock...and he discusses the option of developing alternative watering systems, which may be less expensive than renovating a pond.

00:12:31 – AGRICULTURAL LITERACY – The 2018 Alumni Fellow for the Graduate School at K-State:  the dean of agriculture at New Mexico State University, Rolando Flores, offers his thoughts on what land-grant universities and agricultural interests in general need to be doing to improve "agriculture literacy" in this country.

00:23:45 – 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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