Feb 28, 2018
On today’s episode: a genetic procedure allows wheat lines to express favorable traits at an accelerated rate; college graduates in grain marketing and merchandising have specific career goals; this week’s “Stop, Look and Listen” from Gus van der Hoeven…
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 Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.
00:00:00 – Wheat Variety Improvement Through Gene Editing: K-State wheat geneticist Eduard Akhunov talks about a significant new advance in wheat variety improvement...he and his research team are refining a gene editing procedure that allows wheat lines to express favorable traits much more rapidly than the conventional wheat breeding approach.
00:011:29 – Career Plans for Grain Marketing Graduates: K-State agricultural economist Keith Harris talks about his studies of food production systems in the U.S., and a couple of research projects he's conducting...including one that is evaluating what college students in the field of grain marketing and merchandising are looking for as they embark on their careers.
00:22:58 – "Stop, Look and Listen": K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.
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