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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 - Twins


There will be no afternoon ag segment on Thursday, September 11th, as the Minnesota Twins are taking on the Cleveland Ohio at the Cleveland Progressive Field at 11:05 a.m.

Remember that AM 730 KWOA is your home for Minnesota Twins baseball. Tune in for live coverage!

Charlie Smithson - Bacon Bike


(Photo credit: CS Engineering)

We're back talking about the Hormel Black Label Bacon Bike! The other week we spoke with Eric Pierson, who was the Minnesotan who drove the bike during its documentation.

Join us Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. as we're catching up with the mastermind behind the Bacon Bike -- the engineer, Charlie Smithson. If you're a gearhead (or just curious how a motorcycle can run on bacon), tune in to AM 730 KWOA!

Check out other works by Charlie -- CS Engineering.

Part 3/3 of the Bacon Bike Segment will be coming up next week!


No Afternoon Ag Segment - Twins


There will be no afternoon ag segment for Thursday, August 21st, as the Minnesota Twins are taking on the Cleveland Indians at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Tune in to AM 730 KWOA for live coverage of Minnesota baseball!

America's Farmers Grow Rural Communities


Farmer enrollment for Monsanto's America's Farmers Grow Communities opened August 1st and will carry through November 30th.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, improves lives in rural communities through farmer directed donations. The program, which launched in 2010, allows farmers to enter to win $2,500 for their favorite community nonprofit organization, such as 4-H, FFA, schools, fire departments, food pantries and more. One winner is selected in each of the 1,324 eligible counties across 40 states.

Tune in this Thursday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. as ag broadcaster Sonja Langseth catches up with Linda Arnold, Monsanto Customer Advocacy Lead to discuss the launch of the 2015 campaign, and how you can get involved today.

Brandon Weidert - Nobles County Fair


The Nobles County Fair is on, starting Wednesday with non-livestock exhibits and entries and carrying through Sunday, August 10th. Get the full details and schedule at!

Tune in this Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. as ag broadcaster Sonja Langseth catches up with Nobles County 4-H Intern Brandon Weidert discussing fair highlights.

Jenny Andersen & Jeff Buysman - Opportunities at JBS


JBS has teamed up with MN West to offer a one-year program in Industrial Technology and is offering up to 135,000 in scholarships and a guaranteed job after the program as a maintenance technician to those who qualify! Just imagine, getting your education for free, and one short year later having a full-time career with the region’s largest employer as a Maintenance Technician and earning an average of 65,000/year!

Opportunities like this don’t come around often! Applications are available through August 8th at MN West (or see below).

Sounds like something you're interested in? Tune in this Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. as Sonja Langseth catches up with JBS Human Resources Director Jenny Andersen-Martinez and JBS Plant Engineer Jeff Buysman to talk about this fabulous opportunity.

Farmers Markets


In just two weeks, we celebrate National Farmers Markets Week August 3-9th, as declared by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Join us this Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Am 730 KWOA as ag broadcaster Sonja Langseth and Talk of the Town Justine Wettschreck pair up to discuss local farmers markets, what to look for, and how to best utilize fresh, locally grown produce.

South Dakota Peach Festival


Tune in this Thursday as we talk with The Fruit Club Vice President Lynn Albers about the upcoming South Dakota Peach Festival in Sioux Falls, SD at the Yankton Trail Park.

This event runs two days, on Saturday July 26th from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There's fun for the whole family, featuring games, vendors, music, and of course -- delicious peaches straight from Georgia!

For more information go to the South Dakota Peach Festival website:

Minnesota State Fair - Brienna Schuette


The Great Minnesota Get-Together is rapidly approaching, running August 21st through Labor Day, September 1st! We'll catch up with Brienna Schuette, Marketing and Communications Manager with the State Fair, to talk foods and additional updates.

As always, enjoy the traditional fair foods, with new foods for 2014! Manicini's Al Fresco is offering beer gelato, Texas Steak Out a bacon-wrapped turkey leg, R7R is offering caramel apple ice cream, and more!

In addition, be sure to get your registrations in on time if you plan on competing at the fair, be it livestock, arts and crafts, or even in the talent show!

More details at

Waterhemp Issues / Locally Laid Egg Update


Waterhemp has become an increasing concern in the Midwest, particularly due to its ability to proliferate at an alarming rate.

Tune in this Thursday as we talk waterhemp with ADAMA Dave Downing.

We'll also catch up briefly with Joe Sullivan of Locally Laid Egg Company to get an update as far as where they're at today.