Nov 26, 2018
On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; an update on the Sunflower Supreme heifer development program; agricultural news, and “Tree Tales”; Kansas 4-H is branching out into science, engineering, technology, military outreach and more…
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 on this week's cattle market segment: he reviews the numbers from last week's USDA Cattle-on-Feed Report, and discusses the latest developments with the regulation of cell-cultured meat products and the implications for the cattle sector.
00:12:59 – Sunflower Supreme: K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney provides an update on the Sunflower Supreme heifer development program co-sponsored by K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Agriculture, which invites producers to enroll their heifers in this certification program...she also has the details of the program's heifer sale coming up next week.
00:24:28 – Agricultural 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 – 4-H Meets STEM: On this week's 4-H segment, new K-State 4-H specialist Anissa Jepsen discusses the program areas she'll be coordinating -- science engineering and technology, military outreach and after-school programming.
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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.