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Jun 22, 2023

  • K-State Sheep and Goat Center and Kansas Profile
  • Annual Forage Insurance
  • Container Gardening


00:01:05 – K-State Sheep and Goat Center and Kansas Profile: Beginning today’s show is Payton Dahmer, supervisor of the K-State Sheep and Goat Center, to discuss what is taking place at the center. We are also joined by Ron Wilson for a Kansas Profile with information about the Stafford County Port Authority. 

Sheep and Meat Goat Center


00:12:05 – Annual Forage Insurance: K-State Extension agriculture policy specialist Jenny Ifft continues the show with information about annual forage insurance. She says there were 135,000 Kansas acres enrolled in it last year.

Annual Forage Insurance Information on


00:23:11 – Container Gardening: Rounding out today’s show is K-State nursery crop and marketing specialist, Cheryl Boyer. She says new research is focusing on using substrate stratification to reduce water use, especially in larger containers.

K-State Garden Hour


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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.


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