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Dec 9, 2021

  • A Conversation with the New K-State President
  • Dormant Lawn Overseeding



00:01:06—New K-State President (part 1)-- The dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University, Richard Linton, who in February will become the next president at Kansas State this first segment, he talks about his background as a food scientist and administrator at three other leading land-grant universities, which he says has helped prepare him for a top leadership role at a land-grant institution; and the great stock he puts into the land-grant foundation of teaching, research and Extension

00:12:10—New K-State President (part 2)—More from incoming K-State president Richard Linton, on his immediate-term and long-term aspirations for the university in service to agriculture and rural Kansas; the need for infrastructure upgrades in support of agricultural research and outreach as a priority at K-State; and the potential research and education collaboration he foresees between K-State and the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility

00:23:06—Dormant Lawn Overseeding-- On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham goes over the steps to dormant overseeding a cool-season lawn here in early winter




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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.


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