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Afternoon Ag

Join ag broadcaster Sonja Langseth, member of the NAFB, on Thursday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. for your "Afternoon Ag Segment" on AM 730 KWOA. Sonja talks about everything and anything ag-related, particularly focusing on current events and hot topics in the ag industry. She talks with a wide variety of professionals and knowledgeable experts in their respective fields, ranging as close as Worthington residents to as far as national voices, delivering the latest ag information "straight from the horse's mouth" to the KWOA listeners.

Afternoon Ag Segment Stories

Below is a listing of stories for the Afternoon Ag segment. Please click the story title to view the full story.

No Afternoon Ag Segment


There will be no Afternoon Ag segment this Thursday. Instead, tune in as the Minnesota Gopher Men’s Basketball take on Temple at Puerto Rico Tournament beginning at 10 a.m.

Katie Klosterbuer - National 4-H Week


Tune in this Thursday as we catch up with Katie Klosterbuer, the new Nobles County 4-H Program Coordinator! We'll discuss National 4-H week, which was the first full week in October, as well as Nobles County 4-H and how to enroll.

Adam Williams- Farm Fires & Farm Safety


Tune in this Thursday as we talk with Adam Williams, VP of Sales with AKE Safety Equipment to talk more on farm safety during this important harvest season, and the products AKE Safety Equipment offers for not only farm use, but also in households.

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Every Kid In a Park - Julia Washburn, Team Lead


Tune in this Thursday as we catch up with Julia Washburn, Team Lead for "Every Kid In a Park" and also the Associate Director for Interpretation, Education and Volunteers for the National Park Service.

What is "Every Kid In a Park"? This is a new initiative stemming from the National Park Service and President Obama, which allows all fourth grade students and their families with free admission to all National Parks and other federal lands and waters from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016 (for the academic school year 2015-2016).

How does it all work? How is it funded? Tune in Thursday to learn more or visit

No Afternoon Ag Segment - Twins


There will be no afternoon ag segment this Thursday, September 3rd. Instead, tune in as the Minnesota Twins take on the Chicago White Sox!

No Afternoon Ag Segment - Twins


There will be no afternoon ag segment this week. Instead, tune in as the MInnesota Twins take on the Texas Rangers, wrapping up their series of three!

Annie's Project


Amy Durandt - AgStar Edge Project Manager - joins us for today's Afternoon Ag Segment to tell us about Annie's Project being offered in Worthington.

Annie’s Project has successfully reached more than 8,000 farmers and ranchers in 30 states since its launch in 2002. The program will start July 8th, and go through August in Worthington, Minnesota. To sign up and get more details, visit

No Afternoon Ag Segment - Twins


There will be no Afternoon Ag Segment for Thursday, June 18th. Instead, tune in as the Minnesota Twins take on the St. Louis Cardinals!

Dallas Ransom - LSW Tires


Low Side Technology (LSW) is a relatively new development available to farmers. This is a tire ad wheel assembly, which offers a larger rim diameter and smaller sidewall than standard tires, yet with the same inflation pressures and weight load capacity, but smoother rides and less compaction. Tune in this Thursday as we talk with Dallas Ransom of Graham Tire to discuss the benefits of LSW tires as well as opportunities coming up in the area to check out LSW tires for yourself!

The photo below depicts the differences of standard tires compared to the new LSW tires that feature a new stubble compound.

The photo below shows what your tractor tire is doing when you experience road lope - the swaying and bouncing of the machine during road transport. According to a Titan Tire press release, "there is a misconception in the marketplace that road lope is a by-product of poor design, when in fact the issue is more often than not related to how the whele and tire system is aligned when installed on the equipment." LSW tires reduces road lope as well as power hop while boosting stability.

Titan is offering LSW technology in a variety of Titan and Goodyear Farm Tire lines, and is even combining LSW technology with other advancements, such as increased flexion (IF) technology. By combining these technologies, the grower will have the stability benefits of LSW, as well as the flotation and traction benefits of running at lower inflation pressures with IF technology.

The video below shows you a great visual of side-by-side comparisons of standard tires versus LSW tires. 

Be sure to check out the LSW tires on the tractor at Jaycox Implement in Worthington. Have questions? Contact Dallas Ransom at Graham Tire!


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