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K-State Extension Specialist Elected WSSA President

With many summer days spent digging musk thistle out of pastures or cutting shattercane out of sorghum on the small family farm near Leonardville, Kansas, Dallas Peterson, K-State Research and Extension weed management specialist, gained an appreciation for proper weed management at an early age.
2/26/2015 8:00:00 AM

Agriculture Today Radio Program Thursday, February 26

The director of the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State, Dan Thomson, tells of new informational computer app, designed in large part by the institute, which can help cattle producers manage lameness in cattle, which centers on locomotion scoring and diagnostic guidelines for treating a lameness problem. See more
2/26/2015 8:00:00 AM

A Wildcat in Africa... Play Audio

A K-State College of Agriculture alumnus and one of two Distinguished Young Alumni honored this year by Kansas State University, Corey Fortin, tells of his early-career experiences as an agriculture officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Uganda...he tells of his responsibilities in helping farmers in that country advance their crop production, and why that work is important from a global food perspective.

2/25/2015 6:00:00 PM

Coming to K-State: Testing Center for New Farm Equipment... Play Audio

K-State agricultural engineers Ed Brokesh and Dan Flippo talks about the creation of a new center at K-State that will serve as the national independent performance testing program for a wide array of off-road farm equipment, including high-tech sprayers and planting equipment....they explain how this new service will provide producers with third-party information they can use as they purchase new equipment and technology systems.

2/24/2015 6:00:00 PM

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Unveils New Platform for Publishing Research Reports

Agricultural Experiment Station researchers on campus and at centers around the state conduct studies in nearly all areas of agricultural production for K-State Research and Extension.
2/24/2015 8:00:00 AM

Register Now for Cattleman’s Day at K-State... Play Audio

K-State beef cattle specialist Dale Blasi goes over the entire agenda for the 102nd Cattleman's Day at K-State, set for Friday, March 6th on the campus...the keynote speaker for which will be an executive with the world's largest fast-food chain, talking about the sustainability of beef production from the consumer's viewpoint.

2/18/2015 6:00:00 PM

Center for Food Integrity CEO to Discuss ‘Big Food’

Charlie Arnot, chief executive officer of the Center for Food Integrity, will speak at Kansas State University at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. Arnot will present, “Size Matters: Why We Love to Hate ‘Big Food.’” The presentation examines the relationship development and pattern of trust that consumers have with food and those who produce it.
2/17/2015 8:00:00 AM

Animal Sciences Leadership Academy... Play Audio

Kate Hagans talks with the coordinator of K-State's 2015 Animal Sciences Leadership Academy, Sharon Breiner, about that event for youth upcoming this summer, and the array of leadership development activities that participants will experience.

2/11/2015 6:00:00 PM

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." See video
2/10/2015 8:00:00 AM

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. See video
2/10/2015 8:00:00 AM

Improvement of Riparian Areas and Water Quality Focus of New Project

A new $13 million U.S. Department of Agriculture program designed to improve Kansas’ water quality, support wildlife habitat and enhance the environment was announced recently for Kansas State University and the Kansas Forest Service.
2/6/2015 8:00:00 AM

K-State Ag Students Trip To Brazil Play Audio

A trio of K-State agricultural students...Craig Griswold, Ben Brown and Evelyn Nordberg...reflect on their recent educational trip to crop production areas of Brazil, sponsored by the Department of Agronomy at K-State:  what they observed about Brazilian cropping systems and technology.

2/5/2015 6:00:00 PM

Ag Economist to Deliver Last Lecture: ‘I Had to Go to Guatemala to Learn to Listen’

In 1978, Orlen Grunewald joined the Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics.
An expert in agribusiness, Grunewald will deliver his last lecture, “I had to go to Guatemala to learn to listen” on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 3:30 p.m. in room 328 Waters Hall. Refreshments will be served.

2/2/2015 8:00:00 AM

Thaler to be Honored by K-State’s Animal Sciences and Industry Department

Bob Thaler, extension swine specialist at South Dakota State University, has been named the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry Distinguished Alumnus Award winner for 2014. He will be honored at activities on K-State’s Manhattan campus Feb. 9, 2015.
1/29/2015 8:00:00 AM

Mitigating Global Challenges Focus of Inaugural Henry C. Gardiner Lecture

In the next 35 years, farmers will have to produce more food than the world has produced in its history, a challenge some are calling the greatest challenge we've ever faced. However daunting it may seem, Robert Fraley is optimistic.

1/28/2015 8:00:00 AM

K-State Presents Youth Animal Science Learning Opportunity

Students from across the country with an interest in the livestock industry and related careers can apply now for the Kansas State University Animal Sciences Leadership Academy. The academy is an intensive four-day educational experience designed to enhance the leadership skills and animal science knowledge of students in ninth through 12th grades.
1/27/2015 8:00:00 AM

Kansas to Host Central Plains Irrigation Conference Feb. 17-18

The 2015 Central Plains Irrigation Conference and Exposition will take place Feb. 17-18 at the City Limits Convention Center, Colby, Kansas. The popular annual event focused solely on irrigation-related topics is hosted in Kansas every third year. Sponsors include Kansas State University, Colorado State University, the University of Nebraska and the Central Plains Irrigation Association.
1/22/2015 8:00:00 AM

Upcoming Hog Production Teleconferences Play Audio

K-State livestock specialist Joel DeRouchey has the details on two educational opportunities for hog producers starting in February, conducted via teleconference with on-line support materials:  SowBridge and PorkBridge.  Experts from K-State and 10 other land-grant universities will address numerous herd health and management topics relevant to swine operations during these monthly and bi-monthly sessions, respectively.

1/21/2015 6:00:00 PM

IGP Promotes Grain Sales and Usage Play Audio

The associate director of the IGP Institute at K-State, Mark Fowler, provides an update on that institute's latest educational activities in promoting U.S. grain sales and usage.  He talks about a highly-popular session this month for commercial grain elevator operators here in Kansas, and looks ahead to similar training to be offered to domestic grain producers with large-volume on-farm grain storage facilities.

1/21/2015 6:00:00 PM

First Ever K-State Agronomy Forage Bowl Team Wins National Competition

The Kansas State University Agronomy Forage Bowl Team won the National Forage Bowl Competition at the American Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting held in St. Louis, Missouri Jan. 11-14, 2015.
1/21/2015 8:00:00 AM

Taking Canola Production to the Next Level

The latest developments in canola production and marketing will be highlighted at the Canola College 2015, “Taking Canola Production to the Next Level.
1/16/2015 8:00:00 AM

K-State Announces New Grain Science and Industry Department Head

The College of Agriculture at Kansas State University has announced Gordon Smith as the new head of the Department of Grain Science and Industry. Smith will also direct the International Grains Program Institute, located in Manhattan. He will begin his official appointment Feb. 2.
1/13/2015 8:00:00 AM

Innovation in 4-H Projects Play Audio

K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn talks about some of the innovative ideas that adult volunteers have been putting to work in the 4-H equine and dairy projects.



1/11/2015 6:00:00 PM

Agricultural News Play Audio

Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news.

1/8/2015 6:00:00 PM

Internernational Award-Winning Crop Judge From K-State Play Audio

K-State agronomist Kevin Donnelly and recent agronomy graduate Katrina Sudbeck talk about her recent achievement, finishing as the top individual in a prestigious international crop judging contest in Australia.

1/6/2015 6:00:00 PM

Winning Crops Judging Team Play Audio

The members of K-State's crops judging team, Sam Knauss, Tyler Herrs and Ben Coomes, and K-State agronomist/team coach Kevin Donnelly visit about the team's success in capturing the national collegiate crops contest championship for the sixth year in a row.

1/5/2015 6:00:00 PM

Finding Best Ways to Safeguard Beef Production in Changing Climate

Under a bright blue, fall Oklahoma sky in a serene setting, cattle are doing what cattle do – quietly moving through a pasture looking for the next best thing to eat. As they graze, instruments are recording how much methane they are producing.

1/5/2015 8:00:00 AM

Finding Best Ways to Safeguard Beef Production in Changing Climate

Under a bright blue, fall Oklahoma sky in a serene setting, cattle are doing what cattle do – quietly moving through a pasture looking for the next best thing to eat. As they graze, instruments are recording how much methane they are producing.
1/5/2015 8:00:00 AM

IGP Year in Review Play Audio

The associate director of the IGP Institute at K-State, Mark Fowler, recaps that program's achievements in 2014, in promoting U.S. grain sales abroad through educational programs for foreign buyers.  He says it was another record-setting year for participation in those programs.

12/18/2014 6:00:00 PM

Success of Extension in 2014 Play Audio

The associate director of Extension at K-State, Daryl Buchholz, reflects on Extension's achievements in 2014, responding to the "grand challenges" that Kansans have identified for Extension to address...among them, water, global food systems, leadership development and community vitality.

12/17/2014 6:00:00 PM