Season 9 - Farm Connections

 Episode 913:

Host Dan Hoffman learns more about the University of MN farmer-lender mediation program, tours the Northern County Co-op facility in Stacyville, IA and Lynn Ketelsen talks fall storage.


 Episode 912:

We visit with Jeanie Borlaug Laube about her father's legacy; Steve Diebele explains his pastured pork model; Kent Thiesse talks about election issues; and Lynn Ketelsen describes bioreactors.


 Episode 911:

On this episode, we visit the largest organic conference in the US, Kent Thiesse talks cash rental rates, Lynn Ketelsen explains MN Corn innovation grants and we visit the regional Scottish Highland Cattle Show.


 Episode 910:

Shepherd's Way, Mary Buschette, farm income forecasts, JoAnn Lower storytelling and biotech soybeans.


 Episode 909:

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.


 Episode 908:

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.


 Episode 907:

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.


 Episode 906:

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.


 Episode 905:

Learn about Robotics on a dairy farm and a University of Minnesota Ag Program.


 Episode 904:

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.


 Episode 903:

 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.


 Episode 902:

 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.


 Episode 901:

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.

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