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Feb 7, 2024

  • FSA Programs and Deadlines
  • Beef Quality Assurance Trainings
  • Can Feeding Impact Time of Calving?


00:01:05 – FSA Programs and Deadlines: Director of the Kansas Farm Service Agency, Dennis McKinney, begins today’s show with an update on deadlines for FSA programs many Kansas producers use.

FSA Service Centers


00:12:05 – Beef Quality Assurance Trainings: Keeping the show going is A.J. Tarpoff, K-State Extension beef veterinarian, discussing what Beef Quality Assurance is and how producers can attend a training to get certified.


00:23:05 – Can Feeding Impact Time of Calving?: The Beef Cattle Institute’s Brad White, Bob Larson, Phillip Lancaster and Brian Lubbers finish the show by talking about if feeding pregnant cattle in the evening impacts when they give birth.

BCI Cattle Chat Podcast

Bovine Science with BCI Podcast

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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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