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Oct 12, 2023

  • Resources for Kansas Farmers
  • Research on Water Use Efficiency in Alfalfa Production
  • Getting the Garden Ready for Winter


00:01:05 – Resources for Kansas Farmers: Starting today’s show is Ashlee Westerhold, director of the Office of Farm and Ranch Transition at K-State, to review how farms have changed in Kansas and how her office can help with the transition process.


00:12:05 – Research on Water Use Efficiency in Alfalfa Production: K-State’s DooHong Min and Gaurav Jha continue the show by talking about their research they are doing for drought resilient alfalfa production using digital agriculture and machine learning.

More about their research



00:23:05 – Getting the Garden Ready for Winter: Completing today’s show is K-State Research and Extension horticulture agent for Johnson County, Anthony Reardon, as he discusses how to get vegetable and flower gardens ready for winter which was this month’s K-State Garden Hour presentation.



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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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