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Coffee & Conservation

flooded grain field with Coffee & Conservation logo.

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, October 15, 2019 - 5:15am

We'll take a look into the future with Dr. Billy Kingery, as we discuss  how emerging biotechnologies are changing the way can measure, understand, and manage farm systems.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 5:15am

Dr. Billy Kingery is back as we discuss the importance of soil management and conservation to support global food production and global sustainable development goals.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 5:15am

Dr. Billy Kingery joins the show to dive into the history of soil management and how it interwines with the history and future of the United States economy.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 5:15am

Ph.D. student Alexandra Firth shines light on her experiences working on a small organic farm in New Mexico, including the challenges the farm faced to stay productive and prosperous- an experience that could resonate with many small, specialty crop growers.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 5:15am

Ph.D. student Alexandra Firth is back as we take a deeper dive into discussing the globally important topic of soil health.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:15am

Ph.D. student Alexandra Firth joins us to discuss her Master's thesis research, where she worked with landowners in the Mississippi Delta who utilized the conservation practice of winter flooding for more than creating migratory bird habitat.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:15am

Dr. Daryl Jones is back to discuss how he works with landowners all over the country to develop business ventures around conservation through his University Extension program, Natural Resource Enterprises.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 5:15am

Dr. Daryl Jones joins the show to discuss where conservation policy originated from and how it's evolved into current approaches and sentiments of conservation in the U.S.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 3:45am

As the title indicates, Dr. Mark McConnell is back to talk all things Quail conservation. If you're looking to create habitat for quail on your property, this episode is for you.

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. 


Portrait of Dr. Beth Harlander Baker
Assistant Extension Professor

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