Season 11 - Farm Connections

 Episode 1113

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. 


 Episode 1112

Host Dan Hoffman visits with Greg Petersen, also known as Machinery Pete about used equipment values.  
We also get some advice on land rental rates.


 Episode 1111

We visit the O'Connor farm near Blooming Prairie. Kent Theise tells us why MFP payments won't solve cash flow issues. We also talk with U of M Extension educator Brad Carlson about variable right nitrogen.



 Episode 1110

Farm Connections host Dan Hoffman learns about what it takes to prepare for harvest on the O'Connor farm. He attends a crop field day with Ryan Miller of the University of Minnesota Extension. Kent Thiesse explains the new Market Facilitation Payments, and Lynn Ketelsen visits a farmer using cover crops.



 Episode 1109

We visit Dream Acres Farm in Wykoff, Minnesota to learn about sustainability and good old fashioned fun. Storyteller JoAnn Lower tells us about her special friendship with her brother.  Kent Thiesse talks strategies for managing the recent declines in net farm income, and we visit the historic Gilfillan Estate.



 Episode 1108

Farm Connections visits The Bee Shed's hives, Kent Thiesse updates us on the current state of the Farm Bill, JoAnn Lower tells a story about comfort food, and Lynn Ketelsen explores biodiesel.



 Episode 1107

We visit the Pauley Alpaca Company in Rochester. Kent Thiesse informs us about the changing dairy industry. And April Van Ruden joins us to discuss the inclusion of STEM education into the 4H county program.



 Episode 1106

 We travel to Onalaska, Wisconsin to Rainbow Ridge Farms and Steve Lawler discusses the results of a 3 year soil survey. And Kent Thiesse brings us the ag business forecast.



 Episode 1105

 We visit the goat farm of Shanna McCann who makes soap from goats milk. Kent Thiesse discusses negotiating fair land rental rates. Judy Barka tells us what technology holds for the future of ag.


 Episode 1104

Dan Hoffman visits Garvin Heights Winery in Winona; Kent Thiesse talks about plans for CRP in the next farm bill; Dan visits local farmer, Tom Finnegan, about investing in conservation and cover crops.



 Episode 1103

 Dan Hoffman visits with Dr. Jerry Nelson about life-changing forks in the road; JoAnn Lower shares a story about a favorite lamb, and Kent Thiesse talks about the impact of tariffs on Minnesota agriculture.



 Episode 1102

 Explore southern Minnesota's agriculture scene with host Dan Hoffman.  Topics:  Acres Conference for niche markets; a story from JoAnn Lower; and a local FFA students competition


 Episode 1101


We visit the 2018 Riverland College Ag Summit: Agriculture Renewed. Guests:  Riverland President Adenuga Atewologun, Dr. Jerry Nelson, Kyle Huneke, Nathan Smit, Valerie Earley and Corey Howe. Host Dan Hoffman with co-host Blake Pedersen.


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