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About This Program

On some level, everyone is connected to agriculture. That simple fact is at the heart of KSMQ's local series, Farm Connections, now in its twelfth season. Join KSMQ to explore the world of agriculture in our region with host Dan Hoffman. You'll learn about current issues, future trends, and our agricultural heritage. It's informative, enlightening and sometimes, just plain fun!

 Farm Connections airs Thurs. 7:30pm  /  Sat. 4pm  /  Sun. 6am  /  Mon. 1pm

Most Recent Episode


In this episode, we attend an AFREC event in Rochester with research coordinator Bruce Montgomery. Anna Cates, extension specialist, joins us to discuss soil health, and Nathan Drewitz from the University of Minnesota Extension talks about alfalfa in a new Best Practices segment.


More Episodes
Season 15
About the Host


Dan Hoffman has hosted Farm Connections since its first season in 2009. He taught Farm Business Management at Riverland Community College for over twenty-three years,served as Executive Director of Minnesota Agriculture & Rural Leadership(MARL) for three years and is currently the owner of New Vision Consulting. Dan has a passion for farming and the people involved with agriculture. In his position with New Vision Consulting he helps farm families reach their goals with an emphasis on transition and succession. 

Ideas for the Show?

If you have ideas for topics that you want to see this season on the show, contact Dan Hoffman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 507-421-7167.



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 and by viewers like you — Thank you!


 Funding for KSMQ Legacy programming is provided in part by


The Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota.



For more information, please contact KSMQ President & CEO, Eric Olson at 507-481-2095.

KSMQ Channels

Channel 15 Dish Network, Direct TV, MetroNet or Antenna.
Channel 779 Charter.
Channel 8 Mankato Charter.
And Other local Cable Systems.

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