K-State Agriculture Today: 1414 – Kansas Drought Triggers Programs with the FSA…FARMS Workshops

  • Drought Relief Programs with the Kansas FSA
  • Program Aims to Solve Producer Problems with Material Science
  • Modified Lives Versus Killed Vaccines with BCI’s Ask the Experts


00:01:05 – Drought Relief Programs with the Kansas FSA: Kansas Farm Service Agency state director, Dennis McKinney, begins today’s show with a FSA update where he shares information on Grassland CRP, the triggering of the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for areas of the state, and a deadline extension for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP). 

Read more about the Kansas FSA’s available programs


00:12:10 – Program Aims to Solve Producer Problems with Material Science: We continue today’s show with information on Farmers Accelerating Research in Material Science, otherwise known as FARMS. Tim Dawsey, director for the National Insitute for Materials Advancement at Pittsburg State University, shares with us information on the creation of this multi-university program that connects scientists with farmers and ranchers in order to create solutions for their biggest day-to-day challenges. 

More on the National Institute for Materials Advancement at Pittsburg State University


00:23:04 – Modified Lives Versus Killed Vaccines with BCI’s Ask the Experts: We conclude today’s show with this week’s Beef Cattle Institute’s Ask the Experts. This week K-State experts Brad White, Brian Lubbers, and Bob Larson answer listener’s question on understanding the differences between modified live and killed vaccines. 

BCI Cattle Chat Podcast

Bovine Science with BCI Podcast

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


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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.


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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