Jan 28, 2019
On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; a preview of the K-State Winter Ranch Management Seminars; agricultural news, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; Kansas 4-H is connecting members to STEM opportunities…
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: Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment: he reports on a positive start to the new year for wholesale beef prices, and he comments on the new Trans-Pacific trade partnership that is now in effect, absent the U.S., and what that means for the U.S. cattle sector.
00:12:59 – Winter Ranch Management Seminars: K-State cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber talks about the upcoming series of K-State Winter Ranch Management Seminars taking place at four locations around the state...he also invites cow-calf producers to take part in a survey being conducted by K-State and the University of Nebraska on beef genetic technology utilization.
00:24:28 – 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 –4-H STEM Opportunities: K-State 4-H culture and communication skills specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay talks about another successful effort to provide under-represented and at-risk youth exposure to a variety of education opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.
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