Agweek Podcast

Agweek brings you timely agriculture news from field to fork in digital, print and television. Fresh every week, join Jenny Schlecht from the Agweek editorial team and Al Winmill from the sales and marketing team for a deeper dive into farm and ranch stories along with a guest interview with personalities from the world of agriculture. If you’re involved in farming, ranching or agribusiness, the Agweek Podcast is the show for you.

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Agweek Podcast 4/30/21: Raising pigs 'the old way', Mayville State University adds agribusiness degree program & sugarbeet planting update

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In this week's episode, we visit a South Dakota family who is raising pigs "the old fashion" way, and head up to Mayville State University where they have just launched a brand new agribusiness degree program. 

 

We also take a nationwide look at the sugarbeet planting progress. 

 

Connect with the host Mike Spieker at mspieker@agweek.com or on Twitter @Beet_Reporter

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Agweek Podcast 4/23/21: Ag History Professor & Goette Farms

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On this week's episode of the Agweek Podcast, presented by Superior Grain Equipment, we tell the story of an NDSU ag history professor. Tom Isern finds the culture of the great plains as not only an academic interest but a way of life. 

We also visit Goette Farms in Bricelyn, Minnesota, where Mikkel Pates tells us how Brandon and Erika Goette are using social media and direct marketing to sell their beef and lamb directly to consumers, restaurants and schools. 

Connect with the host Mike Spieker at mspieker@agweek.com or on Twitter @Beet_Reporter

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Agweek Podcast 4/16/21: H&S Manufacturing celebrates 50 years, Elston Beef to supply beef directly to consumers

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In this week's episode of the Agweek Podcast, we check in with Mikkel Pates who went to Stephen, Minnesota to learn about a home-grown ag equipment company that has turned 50 years old.

We will also hear from Emily Beal who visited a North Dakota cattle ranch that is taking its beef directly to consumers, and we caught up with Nick Revier of SESVanderHave for this week’s Sugarbeet Spotlight. 

Connect with the host Mike Spieker at mspieker@agweek.com or on Twitter @Beet_Reporter

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Agweek Podcast 4/12/21: Drought talk with NDSU Extension Climatologist Adnan Akyüz & RRV Sugarbeet Planting Roundup

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In this week's episode, we get the latest on drought conditions and projects from NDSU Extension Climatologist F. Adnan Akyüz, Ph.D.

We also take a tour through the Red River Valley and talk sugarbeet planting with Joe Hastings, General Agronomist for American Crystal Sugar Company, Mike Metzger, Vice President of Agriculture & Research at Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative, and Todd Geselius, Vice President of Agriculture at Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative. 

Connect with the host Mike Spieker at mspieker@agweek.com or on Twitter @Beet_Reporter. 

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Agweek Podcast 4/2/21: Reasons why Fertilizer Prices are Skyrocketing & Getting to Know Mitch Rowe of Sure-Flex Hybrids

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This week's episode covers reasons the price of fertilizer has skyrocketed over the last few months, U.S. Sugar's acquisition of Imperial Sugar in Savannah, Georgia, and how that might impact Red River Valley sugarbeet growers, and we learn about Mitch Rowe of Sure-Flex Hybrids in Jackson, Minnesota. 

We also introduce a new podcast segment, the "Sugarbeet Spotlight" where we take a look around the latest news across the country in the sugarbeet industry. 

Connect with the host, Mike Spieker at mspieker@agweek.com or on Twitter @Beet_Reporter. 

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About the Podcast

Agweek brings you timely agriculture news from field to fork in digital, print and television. Fresh every week, join Jenny Schlecht from the Agweek editorial team and Al Winmill from the sales and marketing team for a deeper dive into farm and ranch stories along with a guest interview with personalities from the world of agriculture. If you’re involved in farming, ranching or agribusiness, the Agweek Podcast is the show for you.

Hosted by

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Jenny Schlecht is Agweek's Content Manager. She lives with her husband and two daughters on a farm and ranch in Medina, N.D. — a perfect vantage point for writing agriculture and rural news.

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Al Winmill