Apr 25, 2018
On today’s episode: mineral supplementation strategies for stocker cattle heading to pasture; global nonprofit Heifer International helps impoverished farmers around the world become more self-sufficient; Gus van der Hoeven’s "Stop, Look and Listen"…
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.
00:00:00 – Mineral Supplementation For Stocker Cattle: K-State beef cattle specialist Dale Blasi talks about mineral supplementation strategies for stocker cattle heading to pasture, with thoughts on when supplement is truly needed, and when it isn't...he cites a new K-State study which evaluated salt and trace mineral supplementation for stockers on native grass.
00:011:29 – Helping Farmers Around The World: The presenter of the 2018 Dan Upson Lecture at K-State: the chief of mission effectiveness with Heifer International, Hilary Haddigan, talks about that organization's long-standing efforts to help impoverished farmers around the world become more self-sufficient...she highlights how that approach has led to agricultural and rural economic growth in underdeveloped regions.
00:22:57 – "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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