Season 12 - Farm Connections

 Episode 1209

We head to Farm Fest this week. We speak with Tom Petersen the Commissioner of Agriculture and Kent Thiesse. We talk about the economy and other farm business issues. Brad Carlson talks to us about using variable rate nitrogen treatments.



 Episode 1208

 Christopher Brenna with Revolutionary Earth tells us about building community agriculture in Rochester. We talk with Harry Stine of Stine Seed, and find out how he got started. And we talk about manure application in our Best Practices segment.



 Episode 1207

Host Dan Hoffman talks with Corey Hoffman about the devastating effects of a winter barn collapse and he visits with AgriTalk host Chip Flory. Our 4-H'er Mikenna Erickson introduces us to her steer, Zeke; Liz Stahl talks grazing of cover crops; and is industrial hemp a viable crop for Minnesota farmers?



 Episode 1206

We visit the Bremer Dairy Farm. We discus farm safety with Nick Schiltz and Kate Harrington. David Nicolai joins us with Best Practices. A new 4H focus from Grace Erickson talking about "Steve," her dairy steer. Lynn Ketelsen updates us on the pork industry.



 Episode 1205

 This week, Dan visits the Gene Anderson Farm for Breakfast on the Farm. Dan also hosts Charz Vriez from 40 Square to talk about health care. We also meet "Daisy Mae," find out when cover crops work, and learn about bloggers and farmers sharing common interests in food.



 Episode 1204

On today's show we find out what it's like to be a dairy princess. JoAnn Lower shares a story that's been passed down from generation to generation and David Nicolai shares in the Best Practices segment.



 Episode 1203

 We visit with Pam Benike at Prairie Hollow Farm and discuss farm diversification. We attend a Return On Investment Event put on by the Minnesota Extension in Owatonna. And Brad Carlson shares in the Best Practices segment.



 Episode 1202

 We discuss solar energy with of Ralph Kaehler of Novel Energy Solutions and Chris Olafson and Curt Shellum of Solar Connection, Inc. in Rochester. We attend GreenSeam's 36th Annual Rural Legislative Forum in Mankato and introduce 2 new segments; Focus On 4H and Best Practices.


 Episode 1201


2019 Riverland College Ag Summit in Austin, MN. We visit with Chief Economist of the American Petroleum Institute, Dr. R. Dean Foreman, the Commissioner of the MN Department of Agriculture, Thom Petersen and the CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel, Randal Doyal.


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