K-State Agriculture Today: 1354 – The Importance of Ag Interns…Genetics vs Environment in Replacement Heifers

  • KSU Feedlot Bootcamp and Interns
  • New FSA Dairy Program and the Upcoming Women Managing the Farm Conference
  • The Age-Old Question… Genetics versus Environment



00:01:08  — KSU Feedlot Bootcamp and Interns:  We kick off this Wednesday’s program with K-State faculty member in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, Karol Fike. Karol joins us to discuss a program that she has helped in facilitating in the last five years for students at K-State called the Feedlot Bootcamp. She shares that the program gives interested students the opportunity to network with and learn from feedlot professionals across the state, and she also gives tips on what to look for in a potential intern and why internships today are so important.


The Feedlot Bootcamps are generously sponsored by Zoetis, Midwest Pulls, Rabo Agrifinance, Philbro Animal Health, MicroTechnologies, and Axiota.

You can contact Karol through her email which is karol@ksu.edu

More information on the Feedlot Bootcamps can be found here


00:12:12 — New FSA Dairy Program and the Upcoming Women Managing the Farm Conference:  We’re also joined by one of our friends from the Kansas FSA, Tonya Ackerman. Tonya shares insight on upcoming deadlines, a new program recently announced by Secretary Vilsack, and her excitement for the upcoming Women Managing the Farm Conference.


00:23:04 — The Age-Old Question… Genetics versus Environment: In this week’s Beef Cattle Institute’s Ask the Experts, we are joined by K-State experts Brad While, Bob Larson, and Brian Lubbers for a discussion on whether genetics or the environment play a bigger role in replacement heifer development.


Send comments, questions, or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.

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