Mar 4, 2019
On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; a Kansas Master Farmers/Master Farm Homemakers profile; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; a preview of the Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Training being held in April…
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.
00:01:29 – Livestock Market Update: K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured in this week's cattle market segment: he shares the comments he made on the cattle market outlook at K-State's Cattlemen's Day last Friday, and talks about what a new trade deal with China could mean for the beef cattle sector.
00:13:00 – Master Farmers/Master Farm Homemakers: The first of this week's profiles of the five Kansas farm couples who have been named to the 2018 class of Kansas Master Farmers/Master Farm Homemakers, all of which will be honored in ceremonies co-sponsored by K-State Research and Extension later this week in Manhattan: today, the story of Gary and Becky Hatesohl of Washington County.
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."
00:32:59 – Kansas 4-H Foundation: K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren previews the Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Training being held in April at the K-State Polytechnic Campus in Salina.
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