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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.

Jun 24, 2019

• The weekly livestock market update

• More on the age demographics of Kansas farms

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

• The 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology project

00:01:30 – Livestock Market Update:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he offers his latest projections on the economic returns to cattle feeding for the second half of 2019, and he reviews the monthly update on domestic and export beef demand.

00:13:00 – The Age Demographics of Kansas Farms:  K-State agricultural economists Terry Griffin and Beth Yeager talk more about the age demographics of Kansas farms, based on Kansas Farm Management Association data, and the impact of the different farming generations on decisions to adopt precision agricultural technology...this analysis sheds light on important trends of interest to producers and technology providers.

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."

00:33:00 – 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology:  K-State 4-H specialist Anissa Jepsen discusses the Science, Engineering and Technology project, including two recent funding grants to enhance STEM programming for the more than 5,000 youth enrolled in that growing project area.


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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.