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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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Jul 16, 2019

• Leveraging Blockchain technology for farm data management;

• More on the visiting agricultural students from India

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”;

• Salamanders in Kansas…

00:01:30 – Blockchain Technology for Farm Data:  K-State agricultural economist Keith Harris takes a look at the application of distributed ledger technology, commonly referred to as Blockchain, to farm data management...he and colleagues are currently researching the practical use of this technology for analyzing data as a means of verifying how crops and livestock are produced, which he says will ultimately benefit the producer.

00:13:00 – Indian Students Visit K-State (Part 2):  Randall Kowalik concludes his look at a group of 30 students visiting K-State from one of India's leading agricultural universities: today, the coordinator of the trip, Suresh Kumar, who is also that university's Director of Extension, and Niharika Vullaganti, one of the agronomy students who are taking part in this educational experience.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:04 – Salamanders:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the assortment of salamanders found in Kansas, their role in the ecosystem, and why there are concerns about the habitat that supports them.


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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.


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