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Jan 5, 2024

  • Grain Market Outlook
  • Online Classes for Farm Finances and Risk Management
  • Winter Weather in Kansas


00:01:05 – Grain Market Outlook: Starting today’s show is K-State grain economist Dan O’Brien with a grain market update. He covers the futures, cash and information from a recent Western Wisconsin Ag Lenders meeting. 

Dan O'Brien on


00:12:05 – Online Classes for Farm Finances and Risk Management: K-State farm economist, Robin Reid, and K-State farm analyst, LaVell Winsor, continue the show discussing classes where producers can learn about farm finances and risk management.

Finances and the Farm

Risk Management on the Farm


00:23:05 – Winter Weather in Kansas: A weather update with Chip Redmond, K-State meteorologist, wraps up today’s show. Kansans can expect snowy weather followed by cool temperatures next week.


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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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.