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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.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

Apr 19, 2024

  • Grain Market Conditions
  • College of Ag Alumni Fellow: Shelly Kessen
  • Drought and Severe Weather


00:01:05 – Grain Market Conditions: K-State grain economist Dan O’Brien starts today’s show with a grain market update. He explains how the markets are holding and the current expectations with planting and weather.

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00:12:05 – College of Ag Alumni Fellow: Shelly Kessen: Keeping the show rolling is K-State's College of Agriculture 2024 Alumni Fellow Shelly Kessen. Shelly discusses her career and why communication is important for producers and consumers.


00:23:05 – Drought and Severe Weather: Chip Redmond, K-State meteorologist, ends today’s show with this week’s weather update. He talks about how Kansas experienced rain and drought expansion this 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