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Jun 6, 2023

  • Before the First Farm Bill
  • Kansas 4-H Horse Judging and Rural Housing
  • Reducing Summer Feed Costs


00:01:05 – Before the First Farm Bill: Jenny Ifft, K-State policy specialist, starts today’s show with her first Farm Bill segment discussing what the Farm Bill is and life and agriculture before it. 


00:12:05 – Kansas 4-H Horse Judging and Rural Housing: Continuing the show is K-State 4-H agricultural sciences specialist Kelsey Nordyke with information on the upcoming horse judging competition in Salina. U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rod Bain and Joaquin Altoro, rural housing service administrator, also join to quickly share about rural housing opportunities. 

Kansas 4-H


00:23:04 – Reducing Summer Feed Costs: Completing today’s show is K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk as he discusses several steps dairy farmers can take to reduce feed costs this summer.



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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 Shelby Varner and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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.