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Dec 17, 2019

• A review of the past year for K-State Research and Extension

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• A new idea in deer repellent products…

00:01:30 – K-State Research and Extension:  The director for Extension at K-State, Gregg Hadley, reflects on the achievements of the Cooperative Extension Service in Kansas this past year, and looks forward to Extension's game plan for 2020: he talks about the emphasis on programs dealing with rural stress, a priority that will carry over into the new year as well.

00:12:55 – K-State Research and Extension (Part 2):  Continued discussion with Gregg Hadley, director of K-State Research and Extension. In this segment, he discusses other 2020 initiatives in the areas of succession planning and local food systems...and he ​reports on the addition of another Extension district this past year, with two more districts lining up for approval in 2020.

00:24:07 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:29 – New Deer Repellent Strategy:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a new idea in deer repellent products, based on using tannins from plants as the main ingredient.


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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.