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bullProducers focus on herd sire selection
As bull buying season approaches, a K-State cow-calf specialist provides strategies to choose an appropriate herd sire.
winter wheatThe fight against broadleaf weeds in winter wheat
A K-State weed management specialist recommends herbicide strategies for producers to consider.
streambank eroded$8.1 million in assistance available to plant trees, protect streams and fields
The NRCS and Kansas Forest Service partnership provides assistance to Kansas' landowners.
garden veggiesPlanning this year's garden: Time to start seeding cool-season crops indoors
K-State horticulturalists recommend using a planting calendar.
child with ipadHigh-tech toys could stagnate babies' communication skills
A child's verbal development relies on interaction among peers and adults.

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Study: Medium chain fatty acids protect pigs from deadly disease
K-State researchers have proven that when swine feed contains medium chain fatty acids, those pigs will be able to fend off the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDV, which claimed an estimated 8 million pigs in 2014.

Millennials say one thing but do another when choosing chocolate, Kansas State University study finds
Despite strong preferences for ethical chocolate in focus groups, only 14 percent of millennials in individual choice studies selected candy with ethical or social factors labeling, according to a K-State study.

Study: Growing produce in high tunnels reduces losses, extends shelf life
Researchers at Kansas State University Olathe are reporting reduced losses and longer shelf life in produce grown in high tunnels, compared to open fields.

Events

Upcoming K-State Research and Extension events Feb. 3, 2016

Regional farmers’ market vendor workshops planned

Beef Cattle Institute and Kansas Beef Council to host three additional free BQA training sessions

Southwest Kansas Forage Conference planned for Feb. 17 in Garden City

2016 Bull Management Conference, Feb. 18 and 19

Central Plains Irrigation Conference planned for Feb. 23-24

Guiding the ship: Be an effective board member
Board Leadership workshops start in February

K-State’s 103rd Annual Cattlemen’s Day set for March 4

Kansas Junior Beef Producer Day planned for March 5 at K-State

Kansas Junior Sheep Producer Day set for March 19 at K-State