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Oct 31, 2019

  • Fall and Winter Cattle Management:
  • The Financial State of Co-ops
  • National FFA Convention Update
  • Protecting Against Winter Insect Damage

00:01:29 – Fall and Winter Cattle Management: K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner talks about retaining and feeding cull cows this fall and winter, in anticipation of a better marketing opportunity later on, and he talks about using the online BeefBasis tool for making marketing decisions on fall-weaned calves.

00:12:55 – The Financial State of Co-ops: The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, talks about the financial state of agricultural cooperatives in Kansas as another crop production season winds down. He says that co-ops are facing their own economic obstacles, much as producers are.

00:24:18 – National FFA Convention Update: Kansas FFA state reporter J.W. Wells reports from the second day of the 2019 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

00:32:40 – Protecting Against Winter Insect Damage: On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd returns with more on applying dormant oils to landscape and fruit trees to protect them from scale and other winter insect damage.

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