K-State Agriculture Today: 1326 – Opportunity to Market to Millennials…Chronic Wasting Disease in Kansas

  • Opportunity to Meet Millennials’ Protein Needs
  • Biodegradable Chip Research featured in SEEK Magazine
  • Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer


00:01:04— Opportunity to Meet Millennials’ Protein Needs:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor covers last week’s market activity and provides an update on the Meat Demand Monitor, plus information that shows that Millennials are using protein to aid them in meeting their fitness goals, providing another opportunity for targeting consumers.

The latest from the Meat Demand Monitor on AgManager

00:12:15 —

  • Biodegradable Chip Research featured in SEEK Magazine: We are also joined by K-State professor in precision agriculture and department head of agronomy, Raj Khosla. He discusses research that he has been a part of for over a decade looking at the creation and use of biodegradable soil chips that aim to take real time measurements of water and nitrate content in soil. More on Dr. Khosla’s work hoping to develop biodegradable sensors can be found in the Fall 2022 issue of the Kansas State University research magazine, SEEK.   

Link to the SEEK Magazine feature 

00:23:05 — Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer: We end with this week’s wildlife segment where K-State wildlife specialist, Drew Ricketts, discusses Chronic Wasting Disease in deer and how it impacts the state of Kansas.

Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Chronic Wasting Disease website 

KS Outdoors Chronic Wasting Disease Sampling information


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Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Samantha Bennett and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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