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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.

Jan 23, 2020

• Could American cow-calf producers learn something new from their Canadian counterparts?

• The latest Cattle Chat podcast

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• New garden plant varieties from this year’s All-America Selections…

00:01:30 – Canadian Cattle Clues:  K-State beef cattle specialist Sandy Johnson ​talks about a recent survey in Canada which polled cow-calf producers about their herd management practices and how those related to the success of their operations…she thinks that what was learned from that survey is valuable information for cow-calf operators here in this region in improving management.

00:12:39 – Cattle Chat Podcast:  Veterinarian Brad White and cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber of K-State discuss two timely topics in cow-calf management:  contending with muddy herd feeding and calving conditions, and providing supplemental colostrum to newborn calves...those were two of the topics featured on the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State.

00:24:03 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:23 – New Plant Varieties:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham concludes his look at new garden plant varieties which have just earned the distinction of All-America Selections...this week, he talks about several promising new vegetable and ornamental flowering plants.


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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.