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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 eleventh 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!

Current Season

Most Recent Episode


Host Dan Hoffman sits down with Barbara O'Connor to reflect on the farm crisis of the 1980s.  
Kent Thiesse explains beginning farmer tax credits; Liz Stahl explains the benefits of cover crops; and Lynn Ketelsen gives an update on the status of the harvest..

This week's episode of Farm Connections airs   Mon. 1pm / Thurs. 7:30pm  /  Sat. 4:00pm  /  Sun. 6:00am
More Episodes of Farm Connections
Season 5
Season 4

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 planning.

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.

Made Possible By ...

This program is made possible by the following:


Absolute Energy
Absolute Energy

Southern Minnesota Center of Agriculture
 SMN CenterAg

and by viewers like you—thank you!


KSMQ Channels

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