Season 9 - Farm Connections
We visit a Dairy Farm celebrating 126 years. Also we go back in time at the Pickwick Mill and we learn about the accuracy of the harvest forecast.
Learn about a new way to market a protein from Harry Carr from Mint Creek Farm and learn about new cash crops from Forever Green Initiative. Then hear about the advantages of ethanol.
Learn about trends in agriculture with Dr. David Kohl, in-depth grass research with Dr. Eric Watkins and the best kind for Minnesota lawns. We also talk about FAA rules for drones and the seasonality of crop prices.
Learn how agriculture is providing a natural alternative to red dye #40 with the help of AURI. Julie Grossman shares how cover crops play an important role. Kent Thiesse clarifies the formula for ag rich cover payments. And Lynn Ketelsen tells us about the growing wine industry.
Learn about Robotics on a dairy farm and a University of Minnesota Ag Program.
We travel to the Project "Abe" launch event in Mankato, the grass roots effort to create an ag business epicenter in Southern Minnesota. Kent Theisse gives us a picture of the overall health of the ag industry. And we visit with Commissioner Dave Fredrickson about his recent trip to Cuba. Plus Lynn Kettleson tells about the recovery of the turkey industry.
We visit with Alan Doering from AURI to find out how they are helping add value to ag products. We learn about the high demand for the CRP program and Dr. Lowell Catlett shares his ideas on the future of agriculture.
In this episode, Kent Theisse talks about tighter profit margins. We learn about paddock-based poultry production with Riginaldo Haslettt-Marroquin and Julie Ristau. And Sheri Houtakker tells us about land aquisition.
On this show, we visit the Gehling Farm near Grand Meadow to check out planter technology and visit with Dr. Temple Grandin about livestock handling.