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Season 3

Jennifer talks with board member and farmer Nathan Hesse about his management

Email: nhesse@mnsoilhealth.org

What is the Nitty Gritty of Soil Health?  Jennifer talks about soil biology, managing residue, economics, and more in this episode
Hear from Darrin Unruh, Regenerative Specialist, and Scott Schoper Soil Health Agronomist, about Indigo Ag's carbon credit program with a two year look back and 5 year contract
Contact: Steve Ficocello sficocello@indigoag.com
Jennifer talks with Jared Luhman, the Soil Health Lead with Sustainable Farming Association about opportunities available for farmers and services they provide

Tom Karas with Minnesota Native Landscapes discusses opportunities and the path of successfully accomplishing carbon goals, the benefits, and sources of information!
Tom Karas tom.karas@mnlcorp.com
Minnesota Native Landscapes https://mnnativelandscapes.com/
2020 Sustainability Report Microsoft https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/corporate-responsibility/sustainability/report

Ag providing benefits to wildlife? Absolutely! Luke Zilverberg talks about how managed grazing and soil health practices benefit wildlife! Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologist Luke Zilverberg talks about how grazing can improve wildlife habitat and how soil health practices benefit wildlife
Pheasants Forever https://www.pheasantsforever.org/  
MN Pheasants Forever Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaPF/

Carissa Spencer and Mike Henderson from the NRCS talk Soil Health!
Link to the local work group site for MN

Season 2

Jennifer talks with Mae about Dakota's Best Seed, upcoming events, and transitioning to organic

Dakota's Best Seed
Organic Farm TEAMS Summit

Holly talks about how farmers are leading the way for soil health in Renville County and how the SWCD is providing support to their farmers
Renville SWCD

Jennifer talks with Danielle Evers and Ryan Clark about the MN Ag Water Quality Certification Program and how it's helpful for farmers!
Links to info:
Water Quality Certification Program
Northeast MN Ag Conservation Facebook
MN Agriculture Facebook

Justin talks about growing up using cover crops on the family farm, using them today, and how Millborn Seeds provides effective information and recommendations for cover crop mixes.

Hear from the Cattlemen's Executive Director and the Minnesota Beef Council's Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator Allison VanDerWal about how the organizations are promoting conservation and soil health and exciting resources they provide!
MN State Cattlemen's Association
MN Beef Council
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Karl and Kyle Dallefeld, founders of Prairie Creek Seed, along with agronomist Amanda Rollins, discuss soil health and cover crops. Find out more about how soil health is promoted through Prairie Creek Seed's seed mixes. 8/7/20

This episode features TJ Kartes of Saddle Butte Ag, Inc. We talk about Saddle Butte Ag, their mission to build soil health, and how they plan to continue this mission in the future. 10/2/2020

In this episode, I'll talk with Mary Jo Forbord who owns and farms Prairie Horizons Farm in Benson, MN. We discuss soils, diversity, her farm dog Roja, and how this all fits into one big system. 9/18/20

In this episode, we talk to Extension Educator, Taylor Becker, and Pleasurewoods Farms of Ogilvie, MN about the intersection of water quality and agriculture and how this relates to soil health. 9/4/20

Karl and Kyle Dallefeld have been running a cattle operation out in Iowa for over twenty years. During this episode, we'll chat with the Dallefelds about managed grazing and how it can contribute to soil health. 8/21/20

Anna talks about the exciting projects she is doing with the SHP and how the research is providing information for farmers to implement soil health practices. 10/16/2020

Jeff Duchene, Grazing Specialist with the NRCS talking about the benefits of integrating livestock and how producers are successfully do this. 7/28/20

Craig talks with Jennifer Hahn about changes in management over his 50 years of farming and how vertical tillage is providing a transition tool 7/10/20

Jamie Labat, Board Member and Mentor talks about his transition into soil health and how he's making it work. 6/14/20

Board member and farmer mentor Tom Fick talks with Dawn Madison about her involvement in building the local soil health team and how she implements soil health on her own acres. 5/31/20

Matt discusses all management aspects of planting soybeans and corn into living cereal rye in Redwood County, MN 5/17/20

Chris Schmidt, Board Member and Mentor talking about his management and benefits of using soil health practices 4/26/20

Ben Dwire, Board Member and Mentor talking about his management and why soil health is important to him 3/21/20

Kristin Brennan, NRCS Assistant State Soil Scientist talks with Jennifer Hahn, Coalition Coordinator 1/25/19

Tom Fick, Coalition Board Member and Mentor talks with Jennifer Hahn, Coalition Coordinator 1/10/19

Season 1

Justin Pedersen talks with Shannon Gegner, Coalition member and Redwood NRCS District Conservationist 12/26/19

Scott Davis talks with Shannon Gegner, Coalition member and Redwood NRCS District Conservationist 12/13/19

Troy Daniell, MN NRCS State Conservationist with Holly Hatlewick, Coalition member and Renville SWCD District Administrator 11/29/19

MSHC Board Chair Brian Pfarr and NRCS Shannon Gegner 11/15/19

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