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Upcoming K-State Research and Extension Events



K-State Research and Extension is offering these events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office.
8/27/2014 8:00:00 AM


The Farmer’s Daughter: A Women in Agriculture Series



Advancements in farming technology have opened the door to more women returning to run the family farm, which used to be considered a “man’s world.” High tech farm equipment has helped to alleviate the physical demands, and the need for business management skills fits the abilities of many women.
8/27/2014 8:00:00 AM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - High Plains Journal



July 30, 2014. Indianapolis, Indiana. The American Agricultural Editors’ Association is announcing its national awards, including the Story of the Year. And the winner is: The High Plains Journal from Dodge City, Kansas. Today we’ll learn about this remarkable publication and its emphasis on quality and innovation.
8/27/2014 8:00:00 AM


Field Day to Commemorate 100 Years of Agricultural Research... Play Audio



The head of K-State's Western Kansas Research Centers, Bob Gillen, previews a very special field day coming up next week in Colby...it will commemorate the 100th year of agricultural research at K-State's Northwest Kansas Research and Extension Center.

8/26/2014 7:00:00 PM


Selecting Next Year’s Seeds... With This Year’s Diseases... Play Audio



K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine advises growers to scout their corn and soybean fields here in late summer for any of several disease problems now turning up...he says that information should be factored into seed selection decisions for next year.

8/26/2014 7:00:00 PM


Upcoming Tailgating Contest For K-State Football Fans... Play Audio



The director of the "From the Land of Kansas" program at the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Stacy Mayo, announces a new tailgating contest featuring Kansas-based food products, to take place at the K-State/Auburn game in September.

8/26/2014 7:00:00 PM


New Control of Grassy Weeds in Grain Sorghum Stands Play Audio



K-State weed management specialist Curt Thompson has the latest on the pending arrival of new grain sorghum seed technology, called Inzen-Z, which has promise as an answer to the long-standing challenge of controlling grassy weeds in grain sorghum stands...he reports how well the new system has fared in K-State field trials.

8/25/2014 7:00:00 PM


Corn Silage Spreadsheet Play Audio



An agricultural economist with K-State's Kansas Farm Management Association, Mike Vogt, talks about the on-line spreadsheet he has developed for putting an economic value on corn silage, which can also be used to determine the value of corn stover and other crop forage feedstuffs...the spreadsheet is available for any producer to use.

8/25/2014 7:00:00 PM


U.S. Agricultural and Rural Policy in China... Play Audio



The keynote speaker at last week's K-State Risk and Profit Conference, Iowa State University agricultural economist Dermot Hayes, talks about recent changes in agricultural and rural policy in China, and what those changes portend for U.S. agricultural interests, in terms of doing further export business with that country.

8/24/2014 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural News... Play Audio



K-State Radio Network agriculture director Eric Atkinson reports on the day's top stories.

8/24/2014 7:00:00 PM


Successful Farming and Public Outreach Play Audio



Another featured speaker at that Risk and Profit Conference, southeast Kansas hog and crop producer Michael Springer, talks about that path to success that his multi-generation family farm has followed, and about what he's learned while serving as a public advocate for the hog industry in specific and agriculture in general...he believes that headway is being made by agriculture's public outreach efforts.

8/21/2014 7:00:00 PM


The Weekly Commentary on Grain Market Trends Play Audio



K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien summarizes his latest grain market outlook, as presented at this week's Risk and Profit Conference at K-State...specifically, he dwells on declining row crop prices, and how those might factor into a grower's post-harvest marketing strategy.

8/21/2014 7:00:00 PM


PHILLIPINE WHEAT BUYERS Play Audio



Recently, Kansas Wheat welcomed five milling industry customers from The Phillipines, one of the largest outlets in the world for U.S. wheat exports, to Kansas…to see and learn about winter wheat production first hand.  Marsha Boswell recaps their visit, and what was gained from it, on this week’s Kansas Wheat Scoop.  

8/21/2014 7:00:00 PM


Estimating Soybean Yields--There’s An App For That... Play Audio



K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti goes over a simplified formula for estimating soybean yields here in late summer...he also has information on an app that growers can use to help make such estimations.

8/20/2014 7:00:00 PM


Choosing The Right Canola Hybrid... Play Audio



K-State canola agronomist Mike Stamm discusses choosing a canola variety for the planting season just ahead, and the option of going with either an open-pollinated variety or a hybrid...he also talks about important herbicide considerations associated with variety selection.

8/20/2014 7:00:00 PM


An Opportunity For Western Kansas Crop Producers... Play Audio



The staff economist with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Josh Roe, reminds western Kansas crop producers about becoming a candidate for election to the various state crop commissions,  with the voting to take place early in 2015.

8/20/2014 7:00:00 PM


Controlling Soybean Aphid... Play Audio



K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth advises soybean growers about the potential threat of soybean aphid feeding in their fields...he talks about treatment strategies, potentially in combination with control measures for soybean podworms, bean leaf beetles and other pests.

8/19/2014 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural News... Play Audio



K-State Radio Network agriculture director Eric Atkinson reports on the day's top stories.
 

8/19/2014 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural Law Update... Play Audio



Agricultural law specialist Roger McEowen of Iowa State University goes over several fresh new court rulings of interest to agricultural producers, including a dispute over a change in a farmland leasing arrangement that lead to the former tenant paying a hefty penalty...and another liability case over livestock on a roadway.

8/19/2014 7:00:00 PM


Wheat Genetics Advancement



K-State plant pathologist, Jesse Poland, discusses the latest breakthrough in wheat genetics research at the university. See video
8/19/2014 8:00:00 AM


Crop Specialist Shares Research-based Information One e-Pub and Tweet at a Time



Ignacio Ciampitti is a long way from the Buenos Aires neighborhood of his childhood, but remembers his grandmother’s influence on his early decision to work outdoors with plants and solve production problems. The Kansas State University agronomist spent summers working in the fields with her in a small town outside the city.


8/19/2014 8:00:00 AM


Subsurface Drip Irrigation System



K-State irrigation engineer Danny Rogers provides information on SDI in Kansas and it's advantages in water conservation. See video
8/19/2014 8:00:00 AM


A Word of Caution About Insecticidal Seed Treatments... Play Audio



Crop entomologist at K-State's Agricultural Research Center at Hays, J.P. Michaud, reports on his research into the impact on crop-beneficial insects from the use of insecticidal seed treatments, saying that using those treatments more judiciously may be in order...also, the head of that center, Bob Gillen, previews the center's Fall Field Day coming up next week.

8/18/2014 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural News... Play Audio



Agriculture Today host Eric Atkinson looks at the day's agricultural news.

8/18/2014 7:00:00 PM


Advances in Wheat Variety Development... Play Audio



K-State wheat breeder Allan Fritz talks about the latest advances in the wheat variety development at K-State, including initial work with the doubled-haploid breeding technology...he also talks about the attributes of K-State's latest winter wheat variety release, KanMark.

8/18/2014 7:00:00 PM


More Than 5,000 Students Later, K-State’s Burton to Give One ‘Last Lecture’



From “Production Economics” to “Rural Banking,” for 30 years Bob Burton has helped shape students’ understanding of economic theory and more. The Kansas State University agricultural economics professor will give one last lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 26 and this time the public is invited.
8/18/2014 8:00:00 AM


K-State Staff and Students Among AAEA Award Winners



Two Kansas State University faculty members and four graduate students in the Department of Agricultural Economics received awards at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) annual meeting, hosted July 26-29, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
8/18/2014 8:00:00 AM


The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio



AGRICULTURE TODAY host Eric Atkinson examines today's news.

8/17/2014 7:00:00 PM


More Good News on Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI)... Play Audio



Kate Hagans talks with K-State irrigation engineer Danny Rogers about how SDI can fit into alfalfa production, and the associated benefits and drawbacks,  she also talks with a Kansas producer who participated in the field day, Mark Idle, about how and why he adopted SDI.

8/17/2014 7:00:00 PM


2014 WHEAT SAFARI Play Audio



Earlier this month, 26 of the nation’s most influential food and nutrition professionals visited North Dakota, as part of the second Wheat Safari, hosted by the Wheat Foods Council.  Marsha Boswell reports.

8/14/2014 7:00:00 PM