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Sep 12, 2023

  • Blister Beetles
  • Seed to Saw Open House
  • Switching Dairy Cows


00:01:05 – Blister Beetles: Starting the show is K-State crop entomologist, Jeff Whitworth, with information about blister beetles and the dangers they create for humans and livestock. 

Blister Beetles in Kansas


00:12:05 – Seed to Saw Open House: Ryan Armbrust and Jason Hartman from the Kansas Forest Service continue the show by previewing Kansas Forest Service’s Seed to Saw Open House and what attendees can participate in.

Seed to Saw Open House Event

Kansas Forest Service Events


00:23:05 – Switching Dairy Cows: To conclude the show is K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk as he says now may be a good time to switch out cows that are 150 days or more open with replacement heifers because of current cull prices and an improving milk market.



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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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