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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 - Happy Thanksgiving!


There will be no Afternoon Ag Segment this Thursday, but we'll talk "turkey" next week! Happy Thanksgiving!

Jason Amundsen - Locally Laid Egg Company (LOLA)


The owners of a Minnesota egg farm are one step closer to winning a free Super Bowl commercial having been named finalists in a national TV contest!  Locally Laid Egg Company is located in Wrenshall, Minnesota and is one of more than 15,000 small businesses nationwide vying to win a free 30-second spot in the Super Bowl on February 2.

Tune in this Thursday as ag broadcaster Sonja Langseth catches up with Jason Amundsen of Locally Laid to discuss the journey and the next steps. And of course, to encourage the Midwest to support its Minnesota-based fellow ag company! It's happening this Thursday starting at 12:30 p.m. on AM 730 KWOA! Langseth will also chat with Thomas Cleary of Inuit, discussing the origins of the contest "Small Business, Big Game."

Locally Laid co-owners Jason and Lucie Amundsen submitted a video entry featuring their charismatic chickens – all named LoLa – in Intuit’s “Small Business Big Game” contest, sponsored by QuickBooks. They were notified recently their company is one of four finalists.

Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson says the Amundsen family is one example of the thousands of Minnesota farm families working hard to grow quality crops, livestock and poultry.

“Minnesota’s agriculture sector is successful because we support all sizes and types of farms,” said Frederickson. “It’s great the Amundsens are getting the chance to show that small family farms can do big things and that their chickens are being featured on the national stage.”

Jason Amundsen is celebrating his advancement to the competition’s final round by reflecting on how his family and company have made it this far.

“I’m proud to be able to show how a small business can start with a desire to change the world through sustainable agriculture and the support of my community and state,” said Amundsen.

The Amundsens have a truly remarkable story - if you want to hear it, be sure to tune in this Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. on AM 730 KWOA, or read more about them at the official Locally Laid Egg Company website!

The winner of Intuit’s “Small Business Big Game” contest will be chosen by a nationwide online vote going on now through December 1.

Show your Midwest Pride and vote for the Locally Laid Egg Company! Do so by going online:

Chelsey Simpson - Farm to School Month Recap


We celebrated National Farm to School during the entire month of October, and now it's time for a recap! Tune in this Thursday as broadcaster Sonja Langseth talks with Chelsey Simpson, Communications Associate with the National Farm to School Network, re-highlighting the organization's missions and goals.

Farm to school is the practice of sourcing local food for schools or preschools and providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, such as school gardens, farm field trips and cooking lessons. Farm to school improves the health of children and communities while supporting local and regional farmers. Since each Farm to School program is shaped by its unique community and region, the National Farm to School Network does not prescribe or impose a list of practices or products for the farm to school approach. The National Farm to School Network supports the work of local farm to school programs all over the country by providing free training and technical assistance, information services, networking, and support for policy, media and marketing activities.

For more information on National Farm to School, go to

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.