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Aug 29, 2023

  • Barry Flinchbaugh Center for Ag Policy
  • Microbial Innovations for Conserving Moisture and FSA Update
  • Checking Kernels for Damage


00:01:05 – Barry Flinchbaugh Center for Ag Policy: Flinchbaugh agriculture policy chair Jenny Ifft begins today’s show discussing the legacy of Barry Flinchbaugh and how the new center and her position will interact.

News Release - K-State announces new Barry Flinchbaugh Center for Ag Policy


A group of undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture here at K-State are collecting listener data from Agriculture Today for a class project. If you have time and are willing please feel free to take the survey at the link below. 

Link to undergraduate survey on Agriculture Today 


00:12:05 – Microbial Innovations for Conserving Moisture and FSA Update: Continuing the show is K-State’s Melanie Derby and Gaurav Jha as they share about their research in microbial innovations for climate-resilient agriculture. We are then joined by Dennis McKinney, state director of Kansas FSA, for a quick update.

News Release - K-State to lead $6M NSF project to study soil moisture preservation methods

News Release - USDA Updates Livestock Disaster Payment Rate to Assist Producers Hard-Hit by Head and Humidity


00:23:05 – Checking Kernels for Damage: Due to varying conditions in the fields, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk completes the show by encouraging producers to monitor kernel damage several times per day while chopping corn silage.


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