The drought has caused a lot of issues in the ag industry, including a tightening of supplies in the beef industry. Join Sonja this next Thursday, August 9th as she discusses the potential return of Lean Finely Textured Beef (LFTB), economic impacts, possible barriers, and consumer confidence. She'll be talking with Don Close, Vice President of Food and Agribusiness Research & Advisory on Animal Protein, as well as local Rock Nobles County Cattlemen's Association Jay Bakken, who also serves on the Minnesota Beef Council.
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.
The Nobles County 4-H Fair is right around the corner! Join Sonja, Lori and Bridget as they discuss events and activities coming up at the Fairgrounds and highlight the overall schedule.
Sonja will be catching up with Daryn McBeth, President of the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council. They will discuss the Minnesota Livestock Industry Benchmark Report, produced by the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council and released on July 9, found that Minnesota’s animal agriculture industry continues to create value by serving as an economic engine for the state, employing thousands of Minnesotans and contributing billions in revenue annually.
Overall, the latest industry benchmark report tells us that while challenges remain, Minnesota is positioned for continued success in animal agriculture.
This week we'll be talking with the Minnesota USDA Rural Development State Director Colleen Lankamer as she takes us through different programs USDA Rural Development has assisted with, such as REAP as well as grants, loans and other items. As USDA Rural Development helped with the Worthington YMCA as well as the Adrian Pharmacy establishment and the Jackson AGCO loan, we will also discuss these items at length.
There will be no afternoon ag segment the week of July 2nd, as KWOA will be following the Twins Baseball game.
Catch your afternoon ag segment next week!
June is Dairy Month! Join Sonja Langseth as she talks with Sherry Newell, Director of Communications at Midwest Dairy Association regarding June Dairy Month history as well as the economic importance of dairy in the Midwest. She'll also talk with Registered Dietitian Stephanie about dairy product nutrition. Finally, Sonja will catch up with Princess Kay of the Milky Way, Mary Zahurones regarding her duties as Princess Kay as well as events she's been attending and those to come.
This Thursday we'll be talking to Sara Currell-Graber regarding her work in animal chirporactic!
Check out her website at www.currellsconnection.com.