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Feb 6, 2020

• The legal issues surrounding “big farm data”

• Advanced planter technology

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Downsizing overgrown houseplants…

00:01:30 – "Big Farm Data":  K-State precision agriculture economist Terry Griffin looks at the ongoing issue of "big farm data":  who owns it, and to what extent do farmers want to commit to a data processing venture...he tackled those and other questions as an invited speaker at an ag data law symposium hosted by Texas A&M University last week.

00:12:50 – Advanced Planter Technology:  Another of the featured speakers at the 2020 Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference co-hosted by K-State:  University of Georgia precision agriculture and irrigation specialist Wes Porter talks about advanced planter technology, and how it can be used by producers for on-farm research.

00:24:07 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:25 – Downsizing Overgrown Houseplants:  Riley County Extension horticulture agent Gregg Eyestone goes over the steps for downsizing an overgrown house plant, using a technique called air-layering.


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