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Nov 22, 2022

  • Social Security Planning and Benefits
  • Starting and Growing a Cattle Operation
  • Structuring Employee Evaluations


00:01:00 – Social Security Planning and Benefits: K-State and Washburn University School of Law professor, Roger McEowen, focuses on social security planning and what farmers and ranchers specifically need to know when it comes to understanding social security benefits.

Link to Roger's latest blog posts

00:12:00 – Starting and Growing a Cattle Operation: The Beef Cattle Institute’s Ask the Experts segment this week features K-State experts Brad White, Brian Lubbers, Dustin Pendell, and Bob Larson. They answer a new-to-the-industry listener’s question on how to start their operation with the goal of growing for profit.

BCI Cattle Chat Podcast

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00:23:00 – Structuring Employee Evaluations: K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk encourages producers to conduct year-end evaluations with all employees. He discusses how to structure the evaluation so it benefits producers and employees and helps improve the overall operation of the dairy.


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