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Coffee & Conservation

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Coffee and Conservation is hosted by Dr. Beth Baker, Assistant Extension Professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University. Dr. Baker and her guests discuss everything landowners, operators, and producers need to know about getting conservation on the ground and how conservation supports productivity and profitability while improving land stewardship. The topics covered also provide science-based education for the general public about the challenges that land owners and farmers face while trying to retain their livelihoods and protect natural resources and habitat. From water, air quality, and soil to habitat, food production, biodiversity, and- we discuss the necessity and complexity of the science and application of conservation in the US.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 5:15am

Dr. Mark McConnell joins the show to discuss how conservation can improve landowner profitability as we get into the business of conservation. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 5:15am

Dr. Mark McConnell joins the show to discuss Farm Bill history and current programs that all landowners should know about. Not sure what the Farm Bill is or how it benefits landowners and supports environmental conservation goals? This episode is for you.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 5:15am

We're back with Dr. Joby Czarnecki to discuss the use of cover crops as a conservation tool, and how some of our ongoing research aims to uncover the benefits and constraints of cover crop adoption in the mid-south.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 5:15am

Kicking off season one with Dr. Joby Czarnecki discussing what precision agriculture is and how it can support conservation efforts.


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