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Elaine Johannes -- Youth, Families, and COVID-19

Dig Deep - Kansas State University Ag Research

Release Date: 08/14/2020

Gregg Ibendahl -- Farm Management Economist show art Gregg Ibendahl -- Farm Management Economist

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Gregg Ibendahl, a farm management economist for K-State Research and Extension, details some of his work with the Kansas Farm Management Association, and explains how Kansas producers can benefit through membership with that organization.

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Justin Waggoner -- Educating in the Time of COVID-19 show art Justin Waggoner -- Educating in the Time of COVID-19

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K-State Research and Extension specialists and agents are charged with delivering research-based information to their stakeholders, the citizens of Kansas. Through more than 100 years of history, they've encountered challenges and obstacles as small as a downed internet connection or a burned out bulb on a slide projector, to major weather events like floods, wildfires or tornadoes. The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has forced agents and producers to adapt on the fly, employing different methods and strategies for both impromptu gatherings and annual events with decades of history. Justin Waggoner, a...

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Vincent Amanor-Boadu -- Food, Energy, Water, Chemistry show art Vincent Amanor-Boadu -- Food, Energy, Water, Chemistry

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Vincent Amanor-Boadu, a professor of agribusiness, economics, and management with Kansas State University, is part of a team exploring connections between food, energy, and water. Their work could breathe new life into rural communities.

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Bill Schapaugh -- Soybeans show art Bill Schapaugh -- Soybeans

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Bill Schapaugh, a soybean researcher and breeder, discusses his goal of developing more heat-tolerant varieties of soybeans, and explains the multi-year process of identifying those successful and productive varieties.

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Eric Adee is the agronomist-in-charge of Kansas State University's East Central Kansas and Kansas River Valley experiment fields. He'll explain how agricultural research comes together, and what makes the university's approach to research so practical.

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Alison Crane -- Sheep and Meat Goats show art Alison Crane -- Sheep and Meat Goats

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Alison Crane is the faculty supervisor of the Kansas State University Sheep and Meat Goat Center, and the sheep and goat specialist for K-State Research and Extension. Crane is working to bring sheep and goat meat back to the American diet.

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Glynn Tonsor -- The Meat of the Matter show art Glynn Tonsor -- The Meat of the Matter

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Glynn Tonsor, a livestock market economist in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, explains how consumer choice, domestic markets, and global trade keep livestock producers profitable, and keep meat on the table.

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Elaine Johannes -- Youth, Families, and COVID-19 show art Elaine Johannes -- Youth, Families, and COVID-19

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Elaine Johannes, K-State Research and Extension specialist in youth development, adolescent health and community engagement, discusses some of the ways COVID-19 is impacting education, cognitive and social development, and family relationships.

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Jason Griffin -- Hemp Research show art Jason Griffin -- Hemp Research

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Industrial hemp production is legal in Kansas. Arguably the top hemp researcher in Kansas, Jason Griffin left landscape horticulture behind to help farmers maximize production, and stay on the right side of the law.

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Mykel Taylor -- Land Lease Agreements show art Mykel Taylor -- Land Lease Agreements

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Mykel Taylor, an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, has spent several years looking at the land lease arrangements between farmers and land owners.

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On the cusp of our first full academic year during the COVID-19 pandemic, K-12 students and parents are facing many tough decisions about how, when, and especially, where the next 9 months of education will happen. These decisions will have ramifications not just for education, but also for cognitive and social development, and family relationships. Elaine Johannes, an associate professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences, in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Kansas State University. She is also the K-State Research and Extension specialist in youth development, adolescent health and community engagement. Johannes discusses some of the things she will be watching for, and previews an upcoming series of workshops in Manhattan, Kansas.