Oct 8, 2019
An analysis of what makes a top farm (economically) in Kansas; a new study on nest predation where cardinals and robins are provided supplemental feed
00:01:30 – Creating a “Top Farm”: K-State agricultural economists Gregg Ibendahl and Terry Griffin review their new analysis of what makes a top farm economically in Kansas, based on 10 years of Kansas Farm Management Association data from actual grain production farms across the state: they ranked several hundred farms for their economic performance, and then evaluated the importance of five factors to those rankings. In this first segment, they look at farm size, and level of debt.
00:13:00 – Creating a “Top Farm” (Part 2): K-State agricultural economists Gregg Ibendahl and Terry Griffin continue their analysis of what makes a top farm in Kansas... here they consider machinery investment, machinery operation and maintenance costs, and allocation of acreage to given crops.
00:24:30 – Nest Predation Near Bird Feeders: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at another angle on backyard bird feeding, citing a new study on nest predation where cardinals and robins are provided supplemental feed.
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