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Agriculture Today Radio Program Friday, April 24

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien shares his new analysis of Kansas crop production costs and whether those can be covered with current forward contract prices, as a feature of his weekly segment on the grain market trends. See more
4/24/2015 8:00:00 AM

2015 Alumni Fellow for the K-State College of Agriculture Play Audio

The 2015 Alumni Fellow for the K-State College of Agriculture:  Kansas native Jim Heinze, who used his K-State degree in landscape horticulture in forging a career as a top sales executive for the Toro Corporation, an international leader in industrial landscape maintenance equipment.

4/20/2015 7:00:00 PM

Wood Chips to Marinades: K-State’s Barbecue 101 Workshop Planned in Four Communities

Just in time for summer, Kansas State University is presenting Barbecue 101, a one-day workshop for beginning and experienced grillers in four locations around the state.
4/13/2015 8:00:00 AM

K-State Researchers Win Prestigious Publication Award in Horticultural Education

Kimberly Williams, Kansas State University professor of greenhouse management, and former master’s student Joshua Craver have been named the American Society for Horticultural Science Outstanding Education Publication Award winners. They will accept the award Aug. 4, 2015, at the ASHS Annual Conference in New Orleans.
4/9/2015 8:00:00 AM

All-University Open House this Saturday at K-State... Play Audio

K-State agriculture students Paige Druffel and Jordan Pieschl look ahead to the College of Agriculture activities planned for the 2015 All-University Open House this Saturday at K-State.

4/7/2015 7:00:00 PM

Ready, Set, Grill: K-State Will Host Barbecue 101 Workshop May 9 in Manhattan

Kansas State University is presenting Barbecue 101, a one-day workshop for novice grillers and seasoned (pardon the pun) veterans alike, on Saturday, May 9 in Manhattan. K-State specialists will cover the basics of grilling, smoking, and food safety, plus a unique perspective on the science of barbecuing.
4/6/2015 8:00:00 AM

Understanding Adolescent Health Needs

Many health professionals across the United States are currently concentrating on the increased health needs of baby boomers, an aging population of individuals born in the 1940s through the 1960s. While health care for seniors is important, just as important are the health needs of the younger generation.
4/2/2015 8:00:00 AM

Greg Davis Awarded 2015 PLANET AEF Outstanding Educator of the Year

Greg Davis, Kansas State University associate professor of landscape design and undergraduate programs director for the Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources, was honored as the 2015 PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (AEF) Outstanding Educator of the Year. He was presented this honor at the conclusion of the 39th annual Student Career Days in Raleigh, North Carolina March 15.
4/2/2015 8:00:00 AM

K-State’s College of Agriculture Celebrates Success and Looks Ahead to a Productive Future

Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture aims to be a top-five agricultural college in the United States by 2025, and in collaboration with K-State Research and Extension, it intends to continue serving as a global destination for education, research and extension. Reaching this feat not only would benefit the university, but it would benefit the citizens of Kansas and beyond with immediate solutions to needs in agricultural production.

4/1/2015 8:00:00 AM

Ready, Set, Grill: K-State Will Host Barbecue 101 Workshop May 2 in Olathe

Kansas State University is presenting Barbecue 101, a one-day workshop for novice grillers and seasoned (pardon the pun) veterans alike, on Saturday, May 2 in Olathe. K-State specialists will cover the basics of grilling, smoking, and food safety, plus a unique perspective on the science of barbecuing.
3/30/2015 8:00:00 AM

Huck Boyd Institute to Present Leader of the Year Awards for Entrepreneurship, Diversity and Service

Outreach, innovation and service would be hallmarks of the five Kansas initiatives which are to be recognized by Kansas State University’s Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development as Leaders of the Year for 2015.
3/25/2015 8:00:00 AM

Upcoming ‘Full Circle…an Aging Expo’ in Colby

Although Ron Willis has met many people in his travels throughout the United States, he recalls four individuals from his childhood who taught him early on about being a person with integrity and compassion.
3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM

Upcoming ‘Aging with Attitude’ Regional Expo in Pittsburg

Those who have watched David Letterman on late-night television over the years know about his “Top Ten” lists. The lists usually cover a current event or something out of the ordinary, such as “Bigfoot’s Top Ten Peeves.”
3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM

Grants Announced to Support Economic Growth for Rural Communities

Funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is expected to assist communities and regions in creating self-sustaining, long-term economic development through research and strategic planning.
3/23/2015 8:00:00 AM

Kansas State, General Mills allot $400,000 to develop new wheat varieties

Kansas State University officials are hailing a recent partnership with food giant General Mills as a win-win proposition that ultimately will benefit the state’s farmers and consumers worldwide.
3/18/2015 8:00:00 AM

Kansas Forest Service Will Conduct Planned Burn March 22-28 in Hutchinson Area

The Kansas Forest Service fire staff will conduct planned burns March 22-28 as part of its 11th annual Hazardous Fuels Mitigation Project. In this case, the fuel is several years of accumulated brush. The burns will be at Sand Hills State Park, Prairie Dunes Country Club and surrounding areas near Hutchinson, Kansas.
3/17/2015 8:00:00 AM

Stored-Product Entomology at Kansas State Surpasses 100 Years

Kansas, known commonly as the “Wheat State,” generally produces the largest amount of hard red winter wheat in the United States, which is used for flour and bread-making. Many people work to ensure that flour is at its highest standard for consumers.
3/16/2015 8:00:00 AM

Meat and Poultry Recalls: What Food Firms and Investors Should Know

Food safety is top-of-mind among many consumers and producers of food. It is also a continuum, because the more a food firm spends on effective technologies and protocols to ensure safe food, the greater chance the foods are protected against contamination.
3/10/2015 8:00:00 AM

Kansas Master Farmers/Master Farm Homemakers: Dewey and Carol Adams, Clay County Play Audio

The first in this week's series of interviews with the six Kansas farm couples who have been selected as Kansas Master Farmers/Master Farm Homemakers, class of 2014:  today, Dewey and Carol Adams of Clay County.

3/8/2015 7:00:00 PM

Statement on Budget from John D. Floros, Director of K-State Research and Extension

As explained in today’s statement from Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz, the Education Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means in the Kansas Legislature issued its recommendations yesterday for fiscal year 2016 and fiscal year 2017, which included $3.1 million per year in cuts for Kansas State University. The proposed cuts come on the heels of a nearly $3.1 million cut to the university for fiscal year 2015, announced Feb. 5, 2015, for the current fiscal year.
3/6/2015 8:00:00 AM

Tips for Effective and Efficient Crop Water Use

Common questions agricultural producers in Kansas have regarding water use typically relate to conserving the Ogallala Aquifer in the western part of the state and reservoir sedimentation concerns in the eastern part of the state.
3/3/2015 8:00:00 AM

Last Call! Register for Cattleman’s Day at K-State... Play Audio

K-State beef cattle specialist Bob Weaber offers a final reminder about the 2015 Cattlemen's Day at K-State, set for this Friday, March 6th.  Register online right here.

3/1/2015 6:00:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Kansas Profile -- Now That's Rural -- Liz Sosa, Part 2

Ron WilsonWhat do we do with our equipment after the electricity has temporarily been off? The answer is, we power up. Today in the conclusion of a two-part series, we’ll learn about a remarkable young woman who is giving leadership in various ways across the state – including a group known as PowerUps.
11/21/2013 8:00:00 AM

Tips to Minimize Storage Loss in Large Round Bales

Round Hay BaleWith the high price of hay in recent years, producers should do everything they can to protect their investment. One thing producers should look at in particular is their method of storing large round bales, said Doo-Hong Min, K-State Research and Extension crops and soils specialist.
11/20/2013 8:00:00 AM