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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

Aug 26, 2019

• The weekly livestock market update

• Cow herd health management considerations as summer transitions into fall

• The latest agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• The upcoming Cosmosphere 4-H Drone and Robot Olympics…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he comments on the news that the U.S. and Japan have reached an agreement on a new trade deal benefiting U.S. beef and other agricultural commodities, and he talks about the cattle market's resiliency in the wake of the Tyson packing plant shutdown.

00:13:00 – Seasonal Health Considerations for Cows:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek talks about several cow herd health management considerations as summer transitions into fall...among other things, he discusses vaccinations while preg-checking cows and heifers and calf vaccines at weaning, and looks at delaying protein supplementation for the cow herd because of unseasonably lush grass conditions.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:56 –4-H Drone and Robot Olympics:  K-State 4-H program coordinator Dona Ratliff previews the upcoming Cosmosphere 4-H Drone and Robot Olympics being held in October at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson.


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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.