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Radio stations are free to use clips from any of the episodes below. Time codes and descriptions for each segment are listed in the show notes. 

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.

Feb 24, 2020

• The weekly livestock market update

• The remarkable growth of agricultural education in Kansas high schools

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Tree Tales”

• The 4-H Photography Project continues to be a favorite choice…

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor brings this week's insight on the cattle markets:  he comments on the monthly USDA cattle-on-feed report released last Friday, and goes over new numbers on the projected returns to cow-calf production and to summer stocker grazing programs this year.

00:12:55 – National FFA Week Begins Today:  State FFA Advisor Kurt Dillon, who is also the agriculture education program consultant with the Kansas Department of Education, talks about the remarkable growth of agricultural education in Kansas high schools in recent years, as National FFA Week is being celebrated this week.

00:24:19 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:32:36 – 4-H Photography Project:  K-State 4-H specialist Shane Potter spotlights the 4-H photography project and how it allows youth to gain knowledge and hands-on experience with all aspects of photography.


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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.