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Dec 20, 2018

On today’s episode: a look back at some of the major accomplishments by K-State’s College of Agriculture in 2018; applications are being accepted for the next K-A-R-L class; selecting trees for firewood, based on potential heat output…

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.

00:01:29 – 2018 Highlights in the K-State College of Agriculture:  The interim dean of the College of Agriculture at K-State, Ernie Minton, takes a look back at some of the major agricultural research and education accomplishments by the college in 2018:  he highlights the successes of the Feed the Future Innovation Laboratories on the campus, and the efforts to extend the education opportunities beyond the campus in areas such as agribusiness and food science. 

00:12:59 – KARL Class Applications:  The president of the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership program based at K-State, Jill Zimmerman, talks about submitting applications for the next K-A-R-L class which will be chosen this coming spring, and she talks about the upcoming trip by the current class members to Cuba, where they will learn about agricultural trade opportunities there.

00:24:27 – Selecting Firewood for Heat Value:   K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about selecting trees for firewood, and the variation in heat value among the different species.


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