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Oct 26, 2023

  • Climate Smart Farm
  • Wichita County Ag Extension Agent and Swine Day Reminder
  • Caring for Pumpkins


00:01:05 – Climate Smart Farm: Starting today’s show is K-State precision agricultural economist, Terry Griffin, and University of Georgia engineer, Glen Rains, to discuss the research they will be doing with their climate-smart 4-D Farm.

UGA Awarded $4 Million to Design Farm of the Future


00:12:05 – Wichita County Ag Extension Agent and Swine Day Reminder: Wichita County agriculture and natural resources Extension agent, Allen Baker, continues the show as he shares what is happening in his region of the state. We are also joined by K-State swine Extension specialist Joel DeRouchey to remind us of the upcoming KSU Swine Day.


KSU Swine Day


00:23:05 – Caring for Pumpkins: K-State horticulturist Ward Upham completes the show by explaining what to expect once a pumpkin has been carved, how to roast the seeds and why decorative pumpkins aren’t used for making pies.


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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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