1402 – The Cattle Market Takes a Turn…An Internship Program Focusing on STEM and Service

  • Price Increases in the Cattle Markets
  • One of a Kind Internship Opportunity with BioKansas and NBAF
  • Frogs in Kansas


00:01:04 – Price Increases in the Cattle Markets: Iowa State University livestock economist, Lee Schulz, begins today’s show with the latest information for this week’s cattle market update. He shares insight on the price increases seen in the market during the later half of last week and provides information on the USDA’s new Cattle Contracts Library resource.

More information from Lee on the Cattle Contracts Library

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USDA’s Cattle Contracts Library


00:12:18 – One of a Kind Internship Opportunity with BioKansas and NBAF: Today we also discuss an exciting new internship program for students with the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) and BioKansas. BioKansas president and CEO, Sonia Hall, and NBAF communications director, Katie Pawlosky, share information on the opportunities for underrepresented groups in STEM through this program. Internship focus areas available include animal science, cybersecurity, communications, physics, veterinary medicine and more.

More information on the program and the application


00:23:13 – Frogs in Kansas: We end today’s show with K-State fisheries and aquatics specialist Joe Gerken discussing frogs and toads in Kansas. He shares that 22 species span the state and the roles that they can play in our ponds.


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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