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Aug 26, 2020

• Researching high-speed crop planting technology

• Current trends in non-traditional agricultural financing

• Agricultural news

• Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

00:01:30 – High-Speed Planting Technology:  K-State precision agricultural engineer Ajay Sharda talks about the new project he'll be leading, which will develop operating recommendations for high-speed crop planting technology...he and his research team will study planter control system dynamics under actual Kansas farm field conditions, with the ultimate goal of improving crop productivity and profitability.

00:12:54 – Non-Traditional Agricultural Financing:  K-State agricultural policy specialist Jenny Ifft talks about current trends in non-traditional agricultural aspect of agricultural lending that she says deserves greater attention in the farm management arena...she spoke on this topic at the recent K-State Risk and Profit Conference.

00:24:19 – Ag News:  A look at the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:34 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.


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