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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page.

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Apr 1, 2024

  • News Impacting the Cattle Market
  • K-State Animal Science Academy and Judging Camp
  • Using Grass Carp


00:01:05 – News Impacting the Cattle Market: Livestock economist Derrell Peel from Oklahoma State University starts today’s show with a cattle market update. He discusses recent cattle market impacts and feeding risk management.


00:12:05 – K-State Animal Science Academy and Judging Camp: Next, we are joined by the program director for KASLA, Sharon Breiner, and K-State Livestock judging coach, Payton Dahmer, who provide information about the K-State Animal Science Leadership Academy and Champions Livestock Judging camp happening in June.

K-State Animal Science Leadership Academy

Champions Livestock Judging Camp


00:23:05 – Using Grass Carp: Joe Gerken, K-State fisheries and aquatics Extension specialist, wraps up the show by sharing how grass carps are a tool and not solution for managing plant growth in ponds.


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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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