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Audio slide stories are produced by K-State Research and Extension's news media services unit.
Cellulosic Biofuels Research -- K-State scientists and graduate students are developing cost-effective and environmentally-friendly technologies to convert agricultural residues into biofuels and other value-added products.
Irrigation Scheduling -- Fifth-generation farmer Brett Oelke talks about how K-State Research and Extension research helps him irrigate more efficiently on his Sheridan County farm.
SWIPE Out Hunger, 2011 -- Dozens of Kansans came together to put together more than 70,000 packages of food during events hosted by Kansas State University. The food will be shipped to hungry families in the northern part of Africa.
Nutrition Education in Southwest Kansas -- K-State Research and Extension's Bertha Mendoza takes Garden City residents Guillermina Flores and Veronica Castro through a short grocery store tour, as they talk about the nutritional value of foods. Along the way, they learn a few money-saving tips, too!
Wet Distillers Grain Storage -- Staff at the Hays Agricultural Research Center are studying ways to best store wet distillers grain. Beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner says the work will help save producers money and assure that cattle have an available feed supply throughout the year.
Bison Research on the Konza Prairie -- Kansas State University biologists are using a portion of the Konza Prairie to study the impact of bison on grasslands. The herd of 300 adults and up to 100 calves are tracked using sophisticated GPS technology.
Kansas Farmers Markets -- There are more than 100 local farmers markets in Kansas, where producers sell locally-grown food. K-State's Karen Blakeslee explains that farmers markets are like "a small fair," where consumers have an opportunity to ask questions about the food they're buying. 
2011 National Festival of Breads -- The Kansas Wheat Commission recently hosted the National Festival of Breads, which featured more than 500 recipes from folks across the United States.
2011 Fusarium Workshop -- Many of the world's top experts came to Kansas State University recently for the 2011 Fusarium Workshop, where students learned techniques needed to identify a group of fungi that can make people sick.
Soil Science Institute -- Soil scientists from across the United States gathered at Kansas State University for a three-week workshop on the makeup of Kansas soils.
Nursery Works Conference -- Kansas State University recently hosted Nursery Works, a conference that will help people better understand opportunities in the horticulture industry. Dozens of Kansans attended in person, but many more throughout the United States attended online.
2011 Kansas Wheat Field Day -- Several Kansas producers came to Kansas State University to get the most current information on wheat production, including new varieties coming out, soil conditions, tillage practices, fungicides, and other research.
Sunset Over a Field of Kansas Wheat -- Photographer Dan Donnert captured video of a pink sunset over a field of wheat.
K-State Tractor Team Wins 8th International Title -- Kansas State University's 1/4 Scale Tractor team recently beat 27 international collegiate teams to win the international tractor pulling contest in Peoria, Ill. It's the eighth win for K-State's program, which is based in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.
One Class, Two Countries -- K-State agronomy professor Chuck Rice is teaching a class on agriculture and climate change that uses distance technology to connect students in Brazil. 
4-H Shooting Sports -- Several Kansas youth and adults received training in such shooting sports as archery, rifle, pistol and shotgun, as well as the life and hunting skills that go along with them. The session was hosted by the 4-H Rock Springs Center in support of Kansas 4-H shooting sports.
Master Food Volunteers in Johnson County recently taught a class on food preparation to a group of eager Girl Scouts.
Agricultural Innovation Center -- Pottawatomie Co. farmer Craig Good talks about how K-State's Agricultural Innovation Center helped him take advantage of changing market trends. It was "one of the better things we've done, quite honestly," he says.
Fire Management Practices to Help Control the Movement of Smoke -- K-State Research and Extension rangeland agronomist Walt Fick outlines three components to help Kansas producers manage smoke from prescribed burns in the Flint Hills.
How Kansas' Smoke Management Plan Will Affect Ranchers -- K-State Research and Extension's Jeff Davidson sits with Eric Atkinson to discuss how the state's smoke management plan, implemented in Spring 2011, will affect prescribed burning practices. Davidson is the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent in Greenwood County.
Radon in the Home -- A Kansas couple and a K-State Research and Extension agent share how high radon levels in homes can contribute to serious health issues, such as lung cancer.
Anatomy of Prairie Burning -- K-State Research and Extension rangeland scientist Clenton Owensby explains why prescribed burning is important for preserving the prairie.
Agriculture Development Team [HQ] -- About 60 National Guard members making up the Guard's Agriculture Development Team trained at the Smoky Hill Firing Range near Salina, Kan. The team deployed to Afghanistan in late 2010.
Grassland Fire Management -- K-State Research and Extension rangeland scientist Clenton Owensby talks about the importance of grassland fire management. And, southeast Kansas rancher Mike Collinge discusses how his ranch practices good fire management to maintain pastures.

Spearville, KS -- When you drive down main street in Spearville, Kan., you can sense this town's pride. The town is clean, buildings are well-kept, and flower pots are all over. This town is another great example of a small town that has pride.

Lucas, KS -- Lucas, Kan. is the most unique small town in Kansas. Community members have taken many assets of their town and created a destination place for Kansans to visit.
Sedimentation Story -- Near the Delaware River, the Kansas Forest Service and the Delaware WRAPS office helped farmers keep their land from eroding into Perry Lake.
Dining With Diabetes -- K-State Research and Extension specialists and health professionals near Liberal, Kan. hosted a workshop for those who have diabetes or are borderline diabetic.
BioEnergy Field Day -- Kansas State University's  Department of Agronomy held a BioEnergy Field Day for producers who are interested in biofuel production.
Buhler Schools Vegetable Research Project -- K-State Research and Extension professor Charlie Barden assists the Buhler school students with a vegetable research project.
Food Science Camp -- K-State Research and Extension food science specialists and 4-H staff led a two-day camp on buying, preparing, and cooking healthy foods.
Garden of Eden -- A small Kansas grocery store gives special attention to each customer.
K-State Beef Stocker Unit -- K-State Research and Extension animal science professor Dale Blasi talks about research projects and the long history of the stocker unit.
Rural Grocery Store Summit 2010 -- Kansas State University hosted a rural grocery store summit to help small-town grocery stores remain viable.
Pest Management: Heat vs. Chemical Treatments -- Kansas State University grain science professor Subramanyam Bhadriraju shows how heat treatment can be effective -- and less harmful to people -- in treating pests rather than using chemicals.
K-State Wheat Plot Tour -- Producers from western Kansas get a chance to see which wheat varieties are producing the best in their area.
Rain Barrel Project -- A Kansas State University agricultural communications class helps promote conservation and educates citizens about collecting rain for watering plants.
Lawn Mower Clinic -- Kansas State University's agricultural technology club puts on a lawn mower clinic where students service and repair lawn mowers.
Wichita Garden Show 2010 -- Beautiful flowers and miniature landscapes are the stars of the garden show.
Horticultural Therapy with Special People -- Kansas State University horticulture specialist Richard Matson provides opportunities for job training in horticulture.
Sandhill Farms: Five Generations of Farmers -- A fifth-generation farm family talks about how farming has changed through the years.
Grandma Hoerner's story -- Kansas State University food science professor Fadi Aramouni helps the owners of a processing plant create a safe and healthy product.
Kansas PRIDE Program -- The Kansas PRIDE program celebrates 40 Years. Volunteers from three Kansas communities - Kinsley, Courtland and Melvern - describe how PRIDE helped them identify and work toward their community goals.
Veterans Day Parade in Manhattan -- Residents came out to support current and past veterans at the 2009 Veterans Day parade.
Student Farm -- Kansas State University students grow organic produce and sell it on campus at the local farmers market.
Kids' Field Day -- Elementary students visit a variety of stations to learn about soil, water erosion, grain milling, weather and climate, insects and other topics that stress the science involved in agriculture.
Deployment Ceremonies at Fort Riley -- Family and friends gather to honor soldiers before deployment -- and support family members who are staying behind.
Wheat Harvest in Saline County -- A look at wheat harvest from the cab of a combine. A Saline County farmer talks about some of the business decisions involved with farming.
Discovery Days -- Nearly 500 Kansas teenagers gathered on the Kansas State University campus to take a variety of classes and experience living in a college dorm.
Project Plants -- Through after-school gardening clubs, kids grow vegetables in hoophouses and learn the benefits of eating healthy and getting exercise.
Middle School Agriculture Tour -- Teens get a closer look at dairy cattle and how milk is processed.
4-H Citizenship in Action -- Two hundred Kansas 4-H members learn about the legislative process by conducting a mock legislative session in the Kansas House of Representatives chamber.
4-H Students Support Lady Cats -- Kansas 4-H families donned their purple shirts and headed to Bramlage Coliseum to support the K-State women's basketball team.
Healthy Choices, Healthy Kids in Kansas City (Kan.) -- A K-State Research and Extension after-school program helps children make nutritious, inexpensive snacks they can share with their families.























































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