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Nov 7, 2018

On today’s episode: an online calendar can help ranchers log critical management dates in cow-calf production; this week’s Cattle Chat podcast; the latest agricultural news headlines; 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.

00:01:30 – “Management Minder” Tool:  K-State beef cattle specialist Sandy Johnson promotes the use of an online calendar for logging critical management dates in cow-calf production, called the Management Minder...she tells how it works, and cites examples of how helpful it can be in day-to-day herd management.

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  A segment of this week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  veterinarians Bob Larson and Brad White and livestock economist Dustin Pendell are joined by K-State beef cattle veterinarian A. J. Tarpoff, as they discuss Beef Quality Assurance training for producers and others along the beef production chain...this B-Q-A training can be conducted on-line at the convenience of the individual.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

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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