Sep 1, 2020
• An improved assessment of agriculture's contribution to the Kansas economy
• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”
• Box turtles, abundant in Kansas, may still benefit from conservation efforts…
00:01:30 – Agriculture’s Contribution to the Kansas Economy: The director of the Office of Local Government at K-State, agricultural economist John Leatherman, discusses a brand-new analysis he co-authored, that was unveiled during the recent K-State Risk and Profit Conference: it's billed as an improved assessment of agriculture's contribution to the Kansas economy...and it's a new perspective on the economic importance of production agriculture in this state.
00:12:51 – Agriculture’s Contribution to the Kansas Economy (Part 2): Continued discussion with the director of the Office of Local Government at K-State, agricultural economist John Leatherman. He covers agriculture's impact in the areas of exports, gross domestic product, and employment, and he outlines how those impacts differ from one part of the state to the other.
00:24:08 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."
00:32:12 – Box Turtle Conservation: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on why box turtles, which remain abundant in Kansas, may still be in need of conservation efforts.
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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 Eric Atkinson 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.