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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.

Minnesota Deer Season Opener


Deer hunters in Minnesota -- get ready! Minnesota Deer Season Opener for 2013 is right around the corner, slated for an early start on Saturday, November 9th.

Tune in this Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 as ag broadcaster Sonja Langseth talks with Leslie McInely, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's big game program leader. Together, they'll highlight the past few years of deer hunting and revisit hunting and safety regulations.

Minnesota Farmers Markets


Just when you thought Farmers' Markets were easy places to go and shop, as it turns out, there's a lot more to Farmer's Markets than meets the eye.

Tune in this Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. as Sonja Langseth catches up with Minnesota Farmers Market Association Program and Outreach Director Jesse Davis, breaking down what MFMA is all about and highlighting the annual fall conference coming up Thursday, November 7th.

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The Orange Factor


No, we're not talking about the Syracuse team, nor is this another name for Agent Orange. For today's afternoon ag segment, we're talking Iowa Pheasant Opener on Saturday and the newly implemented rule of wearing orange.

To toss it up a little while maintaining the same theme, ag broadcaster Sonja Langseth will also be talking with Radio Works Director of News and Information Justine Wettschreck about pumpkins! How to select your optimal pumpkin, cooking recipes, carving techniques and more! It's all starting at 12:30 p.m. on AM 730 KWOA!

Turkey Fest - Leg II of the Great Gobbler Gallop


"It Ain't Over Til October" -- this familiar phrase is usually spoken by the losing race team of the first Great Gobbler Gallop leg, which takes place during the Worthington Turkey Day celebration. In both the cases of 2012 and 2013, it was a mantra spoken by Paycheck's team.

Well, it's October! That means it's Turkey Fest time down in Cuero, Texas, and also time to crown the 2013 Great Gobbler Gallop final winner.

Tune in this Thursday as broadcaster Sonja Langseth talks turkey about what to expect in Texas at the 2013 Turkey Fest!

Nick of DudeFoods


This Thursday will feature a very unique guests, welcoming in Nick of He's known on the web for his Bacon Weave Taco as well as his recent fame for the "McEverything."

Like food? Like weird combinations of food that somehow WORK? Tune in this Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. as we talk with Nick about his ventures, experiences, and everything between.

Hunting in Minnesota


Minnesota's waterfowl season opens half an hour before sunrise this weekend, Saturday, September 21st so this Thursday's edition of your Afternoon Ag Segment will feature hunting!

First up is Cal Brink of Hunting Works 4 Minnesota to discuss the economic relationship between hunting and the state of Minnesota.

Hunting Works For Minnesota advocates for public policy that supports jobs and economic prosperity. As a grassroots organization, they help tell the story of the role hunting and shooting sports play in both the heritage and economic health of Minnesota.

Then we will follow up with an interview with Steve Cords, Waterfowl Staff Specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, to highlight waterfowl regulations, safety tips and more!

No Afternoon Ag Segment


There will be no afternoon ag segment this Thursday, as the Minnesota Twins will be taking on the Athletics at 12:10 p.m.

Bioverse BioCide


BioverseAG has recently released an all natural insecticide product for livestock waste containment systems called BioCide.

Curious how it works? Tune in this Thursday as ag broadcaster Sonja Langseth catches up with Bioverse President and CEO, Glen Thuringer, and Director of Sales Brad Carson to break down the origins of this new product, its uses, and its potential in the ag industry.

To give you a basic idea of what they'll be discussing, BioCide is a natural insecticide for agricultural, farm and home control of mosquitos, black flies and waste nuisance flies. In fact, Biocide is a safe and effective treatment for insect problems often associated with crusted or solid waste accumulations. Non-toxic to animals and humans, Biocide can be used in solid waste containment systems, standing water, retention ponds, polluted water, and sewage.

No Afternoon Ag Segment


There will be no afternoon ag segment this week due to Minnesota Twins baseball.

Charlie Nystrom - Ocheda Orchard


Fall weather is right around the corner and that means apple season is also near! Tune in this Thursday as ag broadcaster Sonja Langseth catches up with Charlie Nystrom of the Worthington Ocheda Orchard to highlight upcoming apple varieties and also discuss the delicious (and nutritious!) peaches now available!

Ocheda Orchard has been the place for fresh locally grown apples for over 30 years. At last, an activity the whole family can do together that's actually fun! Picking apples provides exercise, lots of fresh air, and something to take home for your efforts. Kids will cherish the memories for a lifetime.

The first trees were planted in 1965 by the Donald Nystrom family. Early plantings were standard size but more recent plantings are dwarf size trees. Chuck Nystrom, the current owner/manager has traveled from Washington State to South Carolina in search of apple varieties suitable to SW Minnesota. However the Orchard continues to feature Minnesota-developed varieties such as Haralson, Sweet Sixteen, Zestar, and Honeycrisp.

Ocheda Orchard has approximately 5000 trees, and 15 varieties planted on 35 acres.Make a visit to the orchard part of your fall experience - taste and pick up your favorites!