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Winter Travel Tips



The first snow has fallen in Kansas, and with winter holidays upon us, it’s time to start preparing for winter travel. Kansas State University climatologist Mary Knapp said it’s imperative that travelers plan ahead and pack accordingly for those long trips to Grandma’s house this winter.
11/24/2014 8:00:00 AM


Livestock Operations Emergency Plan Workshops Play Audio



K-State livestock specialist Joel DeRouchey discusses the idea of developing an emergency plan for livestock operations, which will be the theme of two K-State-sponsored workshops on emergency preparedness coming up in Salina and Dighton in early December...livestock producers and local emergency response personnel are encouraged to attend one of these sessions.

11/16/2014 6:00:00 PM


Bowhunting Safety Play Audio



With bowhunting season underway, K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee goes over the critical safety guidelines when hunting deer from a tree stand, emphasizing the proper use of safety harnesses.

 

 

11/10/2014 6:00:00 PM


They’re Back: Tiny Mite Can Cause a Big Itch … and Pain



A tiny mite whose bite packs a surprisingly big wallop has reappeared in Kansas, and it may make you think twice about outdoor activities, especially in close proximity to oak trees.


11/7/2014 8:00:00 AM


PREPARING FOR WINTER TRAVEL Play Audio



There is often a wide gap between when winter weather arrives and when winter officially begins. Winter officially starts on December 21st, but you better be prepared for it much sooner – especially if you’re traveling. Kansas State University climatologist Mary Knapp says a large part of being prepared for winter travel is paying attention to the current weather conditions and the forecast for the days you’ll be traveling. She also encourages you to assemble a winter weather kit and keep it in your vehicle.
 

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


WINTER WEATHER KIT Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp notes what items you should have in your car in case of a winter weather emergency. 

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


Local Agencies Train For Livestock Disease Crisis... Play Audio



The emergency preparedness coordinator with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Sandy Johnson, talks about the recent emergency training exercise in north-central and northeast Kansas, evaluating the response of several local agencies to a simulated outbreak of food-and-mouth disease...she reports on how that exercise went and what was learned from it.

10/6/2014 7:00:00 PM


Safety Concerns During Fall Harvest... Play Audio



K-State farm safety specialist Kerri Ebert promotes awareness of the lingering safety concerns in production agriculture during the extremely busy fall season, especially with regard to youth on the farm and ranch...as this is National Farm Safety and Health Week across the country.

9/24/2014 7:00:00 PM


Noted Scientist to Speak Oct. 15 on Hydrofracking Impacts on Water Resources



Nationally recognized geoscientist Susan Brantley will present the 31st annual Roscoe Ellis, Jr. Lectureship in Soil Science at 4 p.m., Oct. 15 in 1018 Throckmorton Hall on the Kansas State University campus. The title of the lecture is “Water Resource Impacts During Unconventional Shale Gas Development with Hydrofracking: The Pennsylvania Experience.”
9/22/2014 8:00:00 AM


Smokey Bear: 70 Years and Going Strong... Play Audio



K-State fire protection specialist Jason Hartman talks about the 70th anniversary of the Smoky Bear campaign, promoting the prevention of wildfires...that's being commemorated in a unique way at three national park sites in Kansas this month.

9/11/2014 7:00:00 PM


Smokey Bear: 70 Years and Going Strong... Play Audio



K-State fire protection specialist Jason Hartman talks about the 70th anniversary of the Smokey Bear campaign, promoting the prevention of wildfires...that's being commemorated in a unique way at three national park sites in Kansas this month.

9/4/2014 7:00:00 PM


DEALING WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT Play Audio



It’s reported that in their lifetime, as many as 25-percent of women will say they have been sexually assaulted.  But one expert on the subject feels those numbers are wrong…very wrong.  He says no one addresses one of the most serious elements of sexual assault — a failure to obtain consent.  And, the average person does not relate to the importance of needing to have permission before engaging in an intimate act with another person.

8/28/2014 7:00:00 PM


Weibert Honored as Animal Sciences and Industry Distinguished Alumnus



Warren WeibertWarren Weibert, a 1969 graduate of Kansas State, was honored on Nov. 15 as the recipient of the 2013 K-State Animal Sciences & Industry Distinguished Alumnus Award.
11/21/2013 8:00:00 AM