Linder Farm Network Field Talk

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The LFN Field Talk podcast addresses a wide range of agriculture and rural lifestyle topics. Field Talk will take a deeper dive into the issues confronting farming and agriculture today.

LFN Field Talk Podcast #154 Farmfest Forums

Dan Lemke 7/15/2024

Farmfest 2024 offers a look at some of the latest ag technologies, but it also offers some diverse forums with experts addressing issues ranging from the farm bill to the ag economy and issues related to animal agriculture. There’s also several candidate forums scheduled. Farmfest Forum Coordinator Kent Thiesse joins this Field Talk Podcast with details on the forums.

LFN Field Talk Podcast #153 Whitney Place USDA-FSA

Linda Brekke 7/8/2024

Farmers affected by storms and flooding may have some options through the USDA. Minnesota Farm Service Agency Executive Director Whitney Place joined the Linder Farm Network’s Linda Brekke to highlight some of the key programs farmers may have at their disposal.

LFN Field Talk Podcast #152 South Dakota History Lesson

Lynn Ketelsen 7/1/2024

South Dakota is one of the top vacation destinations for traveling Minnesotans. Lynn Ketelsen caught up with author Paul Horsted who has written books about some of the historical events in and around the Black Hills.

LFN Field Talk Podcast #151 RFA Flex Fuel Hybrid Research

Dan Lemke 6/25/2024

The Renewable Fuels Association has released a study documenting the economic and environmental benefits of the world’s first plug-in electric hybrid flex fuel vehicle. Robert White with the RFA is our guest on the Field Talk Podcast to explain the project and the findings.

LFN Field Talk Podcast #150 Weather Influences

Dan Lemke 6/18/2024

Much of Minnesota is experiencing very wet conditions following several rounds of heavy rain. DTN Meteorologist John Baranick joined the Linder Farm Network’s Linda Brekke to explain why we’re at risk for more heavy rains and what will be influencing our weather in the weeks ahead.

LFN Field Talk Podcast #149 Ethanol Policy Update

Dan Lemke 6/11/2024

Ethanol industry leaders came to Minneapolis this week for the Fuel Ethanol Workshop. Geoff Cooper with the Renewable Fuels Association and Chris Bliley with Growth Energy provide updates on some of the key policy issues and growth areas for ethanol and other biofuels.

LFN Field Talk Podcast #147 CannonBelles

Dan Lemke  5/28/2024

Three southeastern Minnesota women have turned a hobby into thriving cheese making business in Cannon Falls. Jackie Ohmann, Deeann Lufkin and Kathy Hupf each bring unique backgrounds and skills to CannonBelles.

LFN Field Talk Podcast #146 Session Wrap

Dan Lemke  5/20/2024

Minnesota farm organizations spent months monitoring activity at in St. Paul during the recently completed legislative session. Minnesota Soybean Growers Association Executive Director Joe Smentek and Minnesota Corn Growers Association Senior Policy Director Amanda Bilek joined the Linder Farm Network to give their assessment of actions affecting agriculture.

Farming for the Future

TransFARMation Podcasts

Prompted by the many sources of stress currently impacting farmers and ranchers, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Red River Farm Network and Linder Farm Network have joined forces to create the radio and podcast series called TransFARMation. The series is designed to increase awareness and reduce inhibitions about acknowledging farm stress, as well as highlight the resources available. Local farmers, ranchers and agricultural stakeholders are featured, sharing personal stories and offering a message of hope.

If you or someone you know is wrestling with a challenge that’s more powerful than yourself, a list of resources is available on this page. The TransFARMation podcast is available to download and listen on iTunesSpotify  on your favorite podcast app in the Google Play store, and on the Linder Farm Page HERE