Aug 8, 2018
On today’s episode: K-State’s wheat breeding program unveils a new hard white wheat variety; the Department of Agricultural Economics at K-State has opportunities for students; this week’s “Stop, Look and Listen” from Gus van der Hoeven…
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 – New White Wheat Variety Nearing Release: The president of the Kansas Wheat Alliance, Daryl Strouts, announces that a new hard white wheat variety from the K-State wheat breeding program is being released for certified seed production this fall, and will be available to growers in 2019: he talks about its attributes, especially its superior milling and baking quality...and he puts out the call to wheat producers to be wary of the threat of stem rust disease as they go about their seed selection.
00:013:00 – Agricultural Economics Opportunities: The director of undergraduate programs for the Department of Agricultural Economics at K-State, Christine Wilson, talks about the academic opportunities that department offers students in support of their career goals, either within or outside the fields of agricultural economics and agribusiness.
00:24:30 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.
00:32:59 – "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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