KGGF-AM Radio to Broadcast K-State's 'Agriculture Today' Show

Research and Extension program airs at 10 a.m. weekdays.

KGGF-AM radio, based in Coffeyville, will add the "Agriculture Today" show to its regular schedule April 2. K-State Research and Extension is the hour-long show´s producer. It will air weekdays at 10 a.m.

Hosted by Eric Atkinson, "Agriculture Today" features interviews with Kansas State University scientists and specialists on an array of production agriculture, agribusiness and agricultural policy topics. The show also features information on horticulture, wildlife management, 4-H and other rural youth programs, and Kansas weather.

Listeners can tune in to KGGF radio at 690 AM. Its signal covers 24 counties in the southeast quarter of Kansas and a large part of northeast Oklahoma.

The addition of KGGF allows "Agriculture Today" to be heard every weekday in 90 of Kansas' 105 counties, as well as in parts of southern Nebraska and the northern one-third of Oklahoma, Atkinson says.

"As a longtime leader in ag broadcasting in southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma, KGGF is pleased to bring our listeners the 'Ag Today' program," says John Leonard, station manager with KGGF-AM. "Our association with Kansas State University will ensure that our listeners receive programming that is both current and pertinent to their lives."

"Agriculture Today" is a broadcast service that dates back to the late 1920s, when it first aired as the "Farm Hour" program on Kansas State University station KSAC. The program can also be heard live, daily, on the K-State Radio Network Web site: www.kstateradionetwork.com and on KFRM-(550)AM.

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