Jun 20, 2019
• The initial findings of a forthcoming research series on the generational makeup of Kansas farm operations
• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update
• Tomato plants may face challenges in the home garden
00:01:30 – Kansas Farm Operations – The Generations: K-State agricultural economists Terry Griffin and Gregg Ibendahl discuss the initial findings of a forthcoming research series on the generational makeup of Kansas farm operations, and how that impacts managerial decisions on the farm...they've tapped Kansas Farm Management Association data to examine this, and today they report on two areas of interest, beginning with the actual breakdown on generations in both sole proprietorship and multi-proprietor farms.
00:13:00 – Kansas Farm Operations – The Generations (Part 2): More with K-State agricultural economists Terry Griffin and Gregg Ibendahl about the generational makeup of Kansas farm operations — in this segment, they focus on the generational effect on net farm income.
00:24:30 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.
00:33:00 – Tomato Challenges: Riley County Extension horticulture agent Gregg Eyestone looks at two garden tomato conditions that home gardeners may encounter--leaf curl and wilt disease--and what should be done about them.
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