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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.

Jan 26, 2021

  • @KSUwheat shares wheat variety forage trial results for grazing cattle
  • Commercial cow-calf herd record keeping tips
  • Ag news
  • Fleas in prairie dog colonies

00:01:29 – Wheat Variety Forage Trial Results: K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato reports on the findings from his latest wheat variety forage production trial, which he conducts each fall. This information is useful to cattle producers who graze calves or cow herds on wheat pasture in the fall and winter.

00:12:51 – Cow-Calf Record Keeping: K-State beef cattle specialist Sandy Johnson discusses principles of good record-keeping for the commercial cow-calf herd. She goes over the kinds of recorded information that's of value to the producer, and talks about useful tools from K-State and elsewhere for this purpose.

00:24:17 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headline; K-State horticulturist Cheryl Boyer previews a special kick-off webinar for a new project, which will investigate the impact of the pandemic on food and agricultural systems. That webinar takes place this Thursday, and all agricultural stakeholders are invited to participate; and Milk Lines with K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk.

00:32:42 – Fleas in Prairie Dog Colonies: On this week's wildlife management segment, former K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee covers a new study of prairie ecosystem disruptions caused by flea infestations in prairie dog colonies.

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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.