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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.

Sarah Jacobs - Jackson County 4-H Coordinator


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


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


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

No Afternoon Ag Segment


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

Dale Hinckley of Hickley Holsteins


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

No Afternoon Ag Segment - Happy Thanksgiving!


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


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

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


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


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

Munson & Lewis - Propane Issues (cont'd)


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!