Jan 29, 2019
On today’s episode: FSA offices are re-opening, following the partial government shutdown; a preview of the upcoming Insight Summit 2019, for agricultural businesses; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; cats preying on wildlife…
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.
00:01:30 – Farm Service Agency Shutdown Reboot: The state director of the Farm Service Agency, David Schemm, talks about the re-opening of local FSA offices following the partial government shutdown, and the new deadlines for completing certain USDA program requirements...he advises producers with USDA business to conduct to schedule an appointment with the local FSA office.
00:13:00 – Insight Summit 2019: K-State horticultural marketing specialist Cheryl Boyer talks about a special event coming up for individuals and groups who are starting up or currently operating a small-scale agricultural business...it's called the Insight Summit 2019, designed to provide local entrepreneurs guidance on successfully marketing products and services via social media...this will take place on the K-State campus, hosted by the university's Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement.
00:24:29 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."
00:33:04 – Cats and Wildlife: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the responsibilities of domestic cat owners in addressing the persistent problem of free-roaming cats preying on wildlife.
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