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Sunday, March 01, 2015

Ask cattle producers how they grind corn used in their animals’ diets, and the responses would likely range from fine, to medium, to coarse. Although there isn’t a standard in place to determine what equates as finely ground corn compared to medium or coarsely ground, corn particle size can affect digestibility and how cattle efficiently use the grain for energy and growth.

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2015 International Year of Soils: Soils Support Urban Life

K-State Soil Chemist, Ganga Hettiarachchi, and DeAnn Presley, K-State Soil Scientist, discuss how to regenerate urban soils for use in city gardens.


Robert Fraley, Monsanto, Meeting World Food Demands

The inaugural speaker in the new Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Series at K-State: senior vice president and chief technology officer with Monsanto, Robert Fraley, discusses several aspects of meeting world food demands in the coming decades.

2015 International Year of Soils: Soils Sustain Life

K-State head of the Department of Agronomy Gary Pierzynski talks about how soil is one of the four necessary functions of life. This is part of the 2015 International Year of Soils and January's theme, "Soils Sustain Life."


Released: February 25, 2015
Released: February 25, 2015


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Agriculture Today Radio Program 
February 27: Dan O'Brien, Jeff Whitworth and Mary Knapp

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Good Communication at Farm Succession

Part two of a three-part series, Charlotte Shoup Olson, K-State Research and Extension family system specialist, explains the importance of having open communications among family members during a farm succession.

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