loader from loading.io

Jordan Gebhardt -- Livestock Feed Biosecurity

Dig Deep - Kansas State University Ag Research

Release Date: 03/27/2021

Jordan Gebhardt -- Livestock Feed Biosecurity show art Jordan Gebhardt -- Livestock Feed Biosecurity

Dig Deep - Kansas State University Ag Research

Jordan Gebhardt, an assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, discusses some of his recent work in livestock feed biosecurity.

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

Dig Deep - Kansas State University Ag Research

Today's farmers and ranchers have to do a lot more than grow wheat or raise cows and calves--they also have to be machinery technicians, computer programmers, and business managers. It's that last one that for many is most difficult hill to climb. Gregg Ibendahl is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, and a farm management economist for K-State Research and Extension. He details some of his work with the , and explains how Kansas producers can benefit through membership with that organization.

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

Dig Deep - Kansas State University Ag Research

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...

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

Dig Deep - Kansas State University Ag Research

Think back to your high school chemistry class. Recall that atoms of chemical elements--hydrogen and oxygen, for example--can be combined into molecules of compounds, such as water. The atoms in these compounds are held together by an electrical charge. Suppose certain compounds could be harnessed for their capability to store massive amounts of electricity? And suppose, further, that such a system could be harnessed to benefit farming, power grids, water conservation and more? Vincent Amanor-Boadu, a professor of agribusiness, economics, and management with Kansas State University, is part of...

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

Dig Deep - Kansas State University Ag Research

Soybeans feed both humans and animals. They have also been used in the manufacturing of plastics, ink, building products, candles, even tires. Conservatively, more than 2,000 different varieties of soybeans have been documented--but only a fraction of those varieties are grown on a regular basis. Bill Schapaugh is professor in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University, as well as a soybean researcher and breeder. He is also the soybean specialist for K-State Research and Extension. He discusses his goal of developing more heat-tolerant varieties of soybeans, and explains the...

info_outline
Eric Adee -- Agronomist-In-Charge show art Eric Adee -- Agronomist-In-Charge

Dig Deep - Kansas State University Ag Research

Agricultural research requires several things to be successful. Start with a workable theory or proposition, the means to test it, and funding--those things are generally organized by the researcher. Then, there are other things like land, space, equipment, manpower, maintenance and more. Our guest today is responsible for arranging and supervising those and many other important items. Eric Adee is the agronomist-in-charge of Kansas State University's East Central Kansas and Kansas River Valley experiment fields. He'll lead us through some of the details involved in agricultural research, and...

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

Dig Deep - Kansas State University Ag Research

When it comes to, shall we say, land-based animal protein, American meal tables usually have one of three major choices: beef, pork, and fowl (under which we'll collect chicken, turkey, and a few ducks). But one land animal that rarely makes it to the table is sheep and goat meat. True, you can find lambchops every so often, and roasted goat meat appears in Mexican cuisine as cabrito--and that's about it. But Alison Crane's mission is to change that. She's an assistant professor in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, the faculty supervisor of the Kansas State University Sheep and...

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

Dig Deep - Kansas State University Ag Research

Pork Sausage and pancakes for breakfast; turkey and swiss on sourdough for lunch; beef and broccoli stir-fry for dinner. At most meals, on most American tables, you'll find some form of meat. This abundance of power-packed protein is the result of a livestock production, processing and delivery chain that, in terms of safety, speed and efficiency, is unmatched anywhere else on Earth. But this year the strength and flexibility of that chain, like many other things, has been tested by the lurching, chaotic  unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic. Glynn Tonsor, a livestock market...

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

Dig Deep - Kansas State University Ag Research

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...

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

Dig Deep - Kansas State University Ag Research

Hemp is one of our most versatile plants. The seeds can be added to food, hemp oil can be used just like olive oil, and hemp fiber can stand in for cotton and wood pulp. 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.

info_outline
 
More Episodes

In the United States we have agencies and organizations at federal, state, and local levels that work to ensure the safety of the food we eat. As animals and animal byproducts are part of many human diets, it's also important to ensure the safety of livestock feed. Jordan Gebhardt is an assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. He'll discuss some of his recent work in livestock feed biosecurity.