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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.


Manna Food Pantry - Linda Sanchez

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Manna Food Pantry, Inc. is once again taking part in the annual fund drive for the Manna Food Pantry. Join us this Thursday as we're talking with Linda Sanchez, Manna Food Pantry Coordinator, at 12:30 p.m. to talk the history of Manna Food Pantry, and details on how you can participate in the Manna Food Pantry Fund Drive.

This campaign will continue all of March through April 8th. If you have any questions, please contact, Linda Sanchez, coordinator at 507-329-1951.


Sioux Empire Sportsmen's Show

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The Sioux Empire Sportsmen's Show will run March 12-15th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center with the latest in hunting, camping and travel, vacation, daily seminars, and more! Join us this Thursday as we catch up with the Sioux Empire Sportsmen's Show Manager, Barry, breaking down the history of the show and what newcomers can expect.

Show times are Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday from 0 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost is $7.50 with children (6012) $2.50 or those under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door.


Cory Palmer - Removal of Ice Houses

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Tune in this Thursday as we talk with Captain Cory Palmer of the MN DNR about the importance of removing fish houses, dark houses, and portables off in a timely manner.

Dark houses, fish houses and portables must be off the ice no later than midnight for each of the dates given in the following categories below.
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Border Waters
 Minnesota–Iowa - Feb. 20
 Minnesota–Wisconsin - March 1
 Minnesota–North and South Dakota - March 5
 Minnesota–Canada - March 31
Inland Waters
Dates of removal are determined by an eastwest line formed by U.S. Hwy. 10, east along Hwy. 34 to Minnesota Hwy. 200, east along Hwy. 200 to U.S. Hwy. 2, and east along Hwy. 2 to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border.
 South of line - March 2, 2015
 North of line - March 16, 2015
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 If shelters are not removed, owners will be prosecuted, and the structure and contents may be confiscated and removed, or destroyed by a conservation officer.
 After removal dates, shelters may remain on the ice between midnight and one hour before sunrise only when occupied or attended.
 Storing or leaving shelters on a public access is prohibited.
It is unlawful to improperly dispose of ice fishing shacks anywhere in the state. Please clean up around your shack and check with local refuse providers or landfills for ice shelter disposal information.


Sarah Jacobs - Jackson County 4-H Coordinator

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You've heard the name Sarah Jacobs before -- she was an excellent ag student at Worthington High School, graduated from South Dakota State University, completed her student teaching at Luverne High School, then went on to become the Marshall, MN FFA Advisor and ag teacher.

She turns a new page in 2015, officially taking up her new position as the Jackson County 4-H Coordinator January 12th, 2015. Tune in for this week's edition at 12:30 p.m. to learn more about how she came to her position today!

If you're interested in 4-H, you are welcome to the Jackson County 4-H New Member Orientation on Saturday, Feb 7th from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Lakefield, MN Multi-Purpose Building. This informal meeting for both youth and parents include information on project ideas, 4-H, county fairs, and much more! Youth activities will be lead by Ambassadors while an informational meeting is being held for adults. Please RSVP to the Jackson County Extension Office at 507-662-5293 by February 6th.

Be sure to like Jackson County 4-H on Facebook.


Food Chain Changes

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Join us this Thursday afternoon as Radio Works Director of News and Information Justine Wettschreck and ag broadcaster Sonja discuss food chain changes, such as the addition of Jimmy Johns in Worthington, along with the 'temporary' removal of pork via Chipotle. It's happening this Thursday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on AM 730 KWOA!


No Afternoon Ag Segment

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There will be no Afternoon Ag segment this Thursday. Have a safe and Happy New Year!


No Afternoon Ag Segment

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There will be no Afternoon Ag segment this Thursday. Merry Christmas!


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.!