K-State Agriculture Today: 1409 – Messy Common Law Marriage Court Cases Over Ag Land…Diversifying the Farm with USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grants

  • Common Law Marriages in Kansas
  • USDA Value-Added Producer Grants
  • Hiring Farm Managers Internally or Extenerally


00:01:10 – Common Law Marriages in Kansas: We begin today’s show with insight on common law marriages in Kansas from K-State and Washburn University School of Law professor, Roger McEowen. Roger highlights several cases of common law marriages resulting in messy court situations with agricultural land, and the three things necessary to validate a common law marriage in Kansas.

Roger’s article on AgManager

00:12:08 – USDA Value-Added Producer Grants: Christy Davis, USDA Kansas state director for rural development, joins us to share information on the USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grants. The national grant program has a fast approaching deadline in May and was created to help agricultural producers enter into value-added markets which allow for the creation of new products and expansion opportunities.  

More information on the USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grants


00:23:07 – Hiring Farm Managers Internally or Extenerally: We end today’s show with this week’s Beef Cattle Institute’s Ask the Experts. This week K-State experts Brad White, Dustin Pendell, and Bob Larson answer a listener’s question on hiring managers on the farm – should they consider hiring internally or externally?

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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