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Oct 29, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly livestock market update; starter feeding management for weaned calves; news from the 2018 National FFA Convention, and this week’s “Tree Tales”; helping new 4-H members feel welcome in their local clubs…

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.

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor provides his latest insight on the cattle market trends:  he looks at favorable developments in beef demand of late, and how the latest concerns about the general economy could become a factor again...and he talks about the latest USDA cold storage report which he sees as moderately favorable for the cattle sector.

00:13:00 – Starter Feeding for Weaned Calves:  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner discusses starter feeding management for weaned calves, with the focus on daily feed intake targets to assure a smooth transition to the growing diet...he talks about what benchmarks to set .

00:24:29 – National FFA Convention:  Kansas FFA state reporter Miranda Depenbusch provides her wrap-up report on the 91st National FFA Convention which concluded Saturday in Indianapolis; also, this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:33:00 – New 4-H Members:  K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw talks about what 4-Hers and volunteers can do to make new 4-H club members feel welcome as the new 4-H year gets underway.


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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.