1341 – The K-State Crops Judging Team Legacy…A Conversation with the Tiller Queen

  • 19th National Win for K-State Crops Judging Team
  • Tiller Queen Serves as New Assistant Professor in Crop Science
  • Starting Garden Transplants from Seed


00:01:12  — 19th National Win for K-State Crops Judging Team:  Legacy is the key word that might come to mind for many when they think of the K-State Crops Judging Team. The exceptional group of young students recently earned their 19th national title. K-State students Ashley Chandler, Ellie Braun, Jarek Meyer, and their coach, graduate student Sarah Frye, share insight on what it meant to earn this title as a team and their personal takeaways.


00:12:06  — Tiller Queen Serves as New Assistant Professor in Crop Science: New assistant professor of crop science at K-State, Rachel Veenstra, joins us for a conversation about her new role. Coined as the “Tiller Queen” during her studies at K-State, Rachel shares insight on her transition from her graduate studies to now, and her research focusing on the tricky subject of corn tillers.

KSRE tiller publication

Tiller Queen Twitter

Rachel’s graduate research website

00:23:04 — Starting Garden Transplants from Seed: K-State Research and Extension horticulture agent for Riley County, Gregg Eyestone, says planning and starting vegetable transplants from seed can help satisfy an avid gardeners’ thirst to be doing some type of gardening. He covers the steps involved in starting garden transplants from seed.


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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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