K-State Agriculture Today: 1404 – The FSA’s Direct Farm Ownership Program…KSRE’s Eastern Kansas Grazing Schools

  • Direct Farm Ownership with the Kansas FSA
  • Eastern Kansas Grazing Schools
  • Separating First Calf Heifers from Cows


00:01:08 – Direct Farm Ownership with the Kansas FSA: Today’s show begins with a Kansas Farm Service Agency update focusing on the FSA’s direct farm ownership program. Farm loan chief with the Kansas FSA, Josh Ridders, shares information on how the program works, eligibility considerations, and the ability to work with both the FSA and a commercial lender for financing.

More information on Kansas FSA programs available


00:12:20 – Eastern Kansas Grazing Schools: This year’s Eastern Kansas Grazing Schools will be taking place on April 21st and 22nd as well as May 5th and 6th. Joining us to provide details on these amazing programs are K-State Extension agents Chad Guthrie and Katelyn Barthol, as well as K-State southeastern area agronomist Bruno Pedreira.

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00:23:06 – Separating First Calf Heifers from Cows: We end this Wednesday’s programming as we always do with this week’s Beef Cattle Institute’s Ask the Experts. This week K-State experts Brad White, Phillip Lancaster, and Bob Larson answer a listener’s question on separating first calf heifers from cows and when they believe is the best time to bring those two groups together again.

BCI Cattle Chat Podcast

To have your beef cattle questions answered by the BCI Ask the Experts team – send them an email at bci@ksu.edu


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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