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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.


Dale Hinckley of Hickley Holsteins

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Minnesota Milk Producers Association named Hinckley Holsteins, a family owned and operated farm in Chatfield, Minn., as its Minnesota 2014 Producer of the Year during the Minnesota Milk Dairy Conference and Expo in St. Cloud.

Dale and Marlys Hinckley and their sons, Matt and Adam, were selected for their commitment and dedication to the dairy industry, managing their farm for future generations and being active in their local community.

For today's afternoon ag segment, we catch up with Dale Hinckley and discuss how Hinckley Holsteins came to be such a prominent business in the industry, and a fine example of how hard dairy producers work to provide us with wholesome, safe dairy products.

"Hinckley Holsteins serves as a shining example to others in the dairy industry," said Bob Lefebvre, Minnesota Milk Producers Association executive director. "The Hinckleys' advocacy of the dairy industry has been terrific, and it's great to see the tradition of farming being carried on from generation to generation."

To learn more about Hinckley Holsteins, visit www.mnmilk.org/poy.


No Afternoon Ag Segment - Happy Thanksgiving!

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There will be no afternoon ag segment this Thursday. Enjoy your time with family and friends and have wonderful holiday!


Doug Peterson - MFU Convention / NIcole Kenney - Cattle Feeder Days

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Several important events are coming up, the first happening this weekend at the Ramada Plaza in Minneapolis, as its the annual Minnesota Farmers Union Convention. Grassroots policy will be discussed, along with several networking opportunities. We'll catch up with Doug Peterson, President of the MFU, to break down what to expect. Not yet registered? Register at www.mfu.org.

Next we'll catch up with Nicole Kenney, with the University of Minnesota Beef Team to discuss upcoming Cattle Feeder Days in the area.

We'll break down the important ag events, discussed right here on AM 730 KWOA this Thursday at 12:30 p.m.!


Wanda Patsche - Harvest

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We are joined again by blogger, farmer, and inspiration Wanda Patsche of Martin County, to discuss her most recent blog post regarding post-harvest. It's all starting at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday here on AM 730 KWOA!


Farm to School Month

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October just wrapped up, but it's always important to observe this month as National Farm to School Month

Farm to school brings local or regionally produced foods into school cafeterias; hands-on learning activities such as school gardening, farm visits, and culinary classes; and the integration of food-related education into the classroom curriculum.

Get more details on Farm to School at the Farm to School Network at http://www.farmtoschool.org/


Munson & Lewis - Propane Issues (cont'd)

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We return for another week of your Afternoon Ag Segment coming up Thursday starting at 12:30 p.m. For this week, we continue to investigate into the propane situation facing farmers with this year's combination of wet crops, delayed harvest, and looming winter. We will catch up with Cinch Munson, the Propane Education & Research Council's director of ag business development to discuss the ag aspects of the propane industry.

We'll also chat with Brian Lewis of CHS to discuss propane safe use and storage tips.

Stay tuned here on AM 730 KWOA!


Tucker Perkins - Propane Industry Situation

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This Thursday we join forces with Tucker Perkins, the Chief Business Development officer for the Propane Education & Research Council to discuss the overall propane supply issues. Perkins also provides the listening area with information and updates on what the industry is doing on a whole to prepare for harvest and winter.


Rebecca Arndt - MnDOT - Harvest Safety

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With harvest upon us (or right around the corner), it's always important to review safe driving tips during harvest season.

Tune in this Thursday beginning at 12:30 p.m. for your Afternoon Ag segment as we catch up with Rebecca L. Arndt, Public Information Officer with the MnDOT District 7 discussing how to stay safe in traffic during harvest!

We'll also chat briefly with Jen Woods in regards to emergency response situations involving livestock.


Bacon Bike Part III

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Part III of the Bacon Bike segment is back! Previously, we spoke with Eric Pierson, the Minnesotan who drove the game-changing Hormel Black Label Bacon Bike during filming. We also spoke with Charlie Smithson, the engineer behind the Bacon Bike.

Now we're talking documentary and the wrap-up of the Bacon Bike's journey with Tony Franklin and Steve DeVore. It's all happening at 12:30 p.m. here on Am 730 KWOA!


No Afternoon Ag Segment - Twins

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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!