Season 14 - Farm Connections

 Episode 1410:



We meet with Dr. Brian Buhr from the University of Minnesota to talk about the opportunities education provides the agricultural community. Jim Nichols returns to talk in depth about ethanol and other alternative energies and Seth Naeve with the University of Minnesota provides us with a Best Practice about how to harvest clean soybeans.



 Episode 1409:



We talk to former Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Jim Nichols to discuss the effects climate change is having on agriculture and what we can do to reverse its effects. We meet with Stu Lourey, Government Relations Director for the Minnesota Farmers Union and University of Minnesota Extension educator Liz Stahl provides us with a new Best Practices segment about Cover Crops.



 Episode 1408:



We meet with Commissioner of Minnesota Department of Agriculture Thom Petersen to discuss some of the issues facing today’s farmers. We sit down for a conversation with Director of the National Corn Growers Association Brian Thalmann and the University of Minnesota Extension provides us with a new Best Practices about dealing with Tar Spot disease in corn.



 Episode 1407:



Dan visits with Ruth Tibesar to discuss how agriculture saved her life and her mission to further mental health. Sarah Hart of ABC Drones talks about her company and how drones can improve farm practices and the University of Minnesota Extension talks about decisions to make for defoliating insects in soybeans.



 Episode 1406:



We meet "Woman Farmer of the Year" finalist, Wanda Patsche at her farm in Welcome, Minnesota to discuss pig farming, internet blogging and agricultural education. JoAnn Lower shares a new "Duck Tale" with us and the University of Minnesota Extension talks about drought-stressed corn grain and corn silage.



 Episode 1405:



We discuss the issues affecting Minnesota Farmers with Congressman Jim Hagedorn. We talk to Virginia Bissen about her time with the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the 4H program photography contest. Storyteller JoAnn Lower shares a farm tale and the University of Minnesota Extension discusses plant tissue sampling.



 Episode 1404:



On this episode we have Breakfast on the Farm with farm hosts Jim and Connie Sathre. We talk about this summer's upcoming events with Farm Bureau representatives Ruth Meirick and Marlin Fay. And the University of Minnesota Extension talks about evaluating your weed control.



 Episode 1403:



Host Dan Hoffman visits with celebrity chef and farm to table pioneer Ariane Daguin to discuss conscientious food production and her company D’Artagnan. We travel to Kasson to meet the Spinler family and learn about their family farm, microgreens and what gluten-free baking is all about. And a new Best Practices segment about soybean herbicide selections in late June/early July.



 Episode 1402:



Join host Dan Hoffman as he interviews the Dean of University of Minnesota Extension, Bev Durgan at "Farm at the Arb" at the Landscape Arboretum and they discuss what the Extension provides for the people of Minnesota. Storyteller JoAnn Lower returns to the show to share a new tale about human nature and Brad Carlson from the University of Minnesota Extension talks about the practice of split-applying nitrogen.



 Episode 1401:



Dan Hoffman meets with Myriah Johnson, Director of Research for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, to discuss what sustainability looks like in the beef industry. Dan has a conversation with Darcy Johnson of the Conger Meat Market about the “Hog Crisis” that hit the country in Spring of 2020. Also, the University of Minnesota Extension provides us with a new Best Practices segment.


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