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Oct 5, 2023

  • What Cooperatives Do
  • September Statewide
  • Last Tomato and Pepper Harvest


00:01:05 – What Cooperatives Do: Today’s show begins with Brian Briggeman, director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, to discuss the health of cooperatives and what they do for their community as October is Cooperative month.


00:12:05 – September Statewide:  Dean of K-State’s College of Agriculture, Ernie Minton, continues the show by reviewing his recent Statewide newsletter. We are also joined by Angie Denton and Mary McCurry to remind us about the Animal Sciences and Industry Family and Friends Reunion.  

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00:23:05 – Last Tomato and Pepper Harvest: Completing the show is K-State horticulturist Ward Upham as he encourages tomato and pepper growers to be ready to make the last harvest of the season before a frost or freeze occurs.



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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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