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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.

Nov 30, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• K-State's livestock judging team wins big

• The Kansas Forest Action Plan

• The new 4-H Club Corner…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  Oklahoma State University livestock economist Derrell Peel provides this week's look at the cattle markets:  he talks about the current pace of cattle slaughter and beef production, and ties that into domestic beef demand trends heading into the Christmas holiday season...he also comments on the state of the feeder cattle market and selling opportunities for those still holding weaned calves.

00:12:53 – Livestock Judging Team Wins Big:  The coach of K-State's livestock judging team, Chris Mullinix, and team members Chisum Grund and Trace Mulligan visit about the team capturing the 2020 Collegiate Livestock Judging national championship...the 15th national title for the university, and the first since 1988.

00:24:19 – Kansas Forest Action Plan:  State forester Jason Hartman of the Kansas Forest Service at K-State talks about the recently-revised Kansas Forest Action Plan, which maps out a strategy for allocating resources in support of tree and fire management.

00:32:28 – 4-H Club Corner:  K-State 4-H specialist Diane Mack and Chisholm Trail Extension District 4-H agent Tristen Cope discuss the new 4-H Club Corner.


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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.