Farm Fest & Stoppel Farm
On this episode of Farm Connections, Host Dan Hoffman participates in a panel on the perception of agriculture. Kent Thiesse talks about the impact of USDA reports, Cole Regnier discusses his career goals, and we visit an 1850's farm in Olmsted County.
An Agriculture Economic Bubble
Explore the buzz behind an agricultural economic bubble. Kent Theisse remembers the open cry pit at the New York Stock Exchange. And storyteller JoAnn Lower joins us for another story. Also Sue Gorman visits with Maggie Smith about her career goals.
Learn about the importance of broadband service for rural Minnesota. We talk to a policy expert and visit a local business that relies on high quality connectivity. And we talk to Commissioner Dave Fredrickson about land and water use issues.
Woolen Mill and Amber Hanson
We visit the Faribault Woolen Mill, recently celebrating 150 years We learn how sequestration may effect ag programs from Kent Theisse. Amber Hanson tells us how she communicates ag issues with our elected officials and we learn about the career goals of Haley Hinrichs.
Dick Hagen and Janet Kubat Willette
Livestock Auction & Non-profits in Agriculture
Livestock Auction & Non-profits in AgricultureWe visit a livestock auction and also visit with Dr. Reid Zimmerman a non-profit professional
A county fair story and help for non-profits
Join us for another story from JoAnn Lower about the county fair of many years ago.
Forage, peas, and farming trends
We visit a pea field and learn about new trends in farming.
Simmental Breed of Cattle and the Timber Industry
We visit a Simmental judging competition in Austin and talk to a DNR officer about the timber industry.
Ag in the Classroom / Solar Energy
We visit students learning about farming. Also we learn about solar power from Featherstone Farms
Organic Vegetables / An Orchard with bees
We recently visited Featherstone Farm and Sekapp Orchards.
Maple Syrup and Buffer Strips
We visit a maple syrup farm in Waterville and Justin Hanson teaches us about buffer strips.
2nd Annual Ag Summit
We recently attended the Second Annual Ag Summit. Producers, food processors, agribusiness professionals and educators spent the day learning about technology, new post-secondary training opportunities and the possibility of creating a world-renown ag center. We had interviews with Dr. Adenuga Atewologun, Adam Heimer, Mary Davenport and Jennifer Smith.