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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, September 15, 2020 - 5:15am

As an undergraduate student in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture with a concentration in Ag-Wildlife Conservation, Mason Thomas has a unique perspective on managing the land he farms.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 5:15am

MSU Undergraduate student, Mason Thomas, shares hows he got into farming at the age of 17 with an FSA Beginning Farmer loan.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 5:15am

I'm back with Dr. Billy Kingery discussing some of the benefits, challenges, and strategies for building soil carbon to support sustainable production systems.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 5:15am

I'm joined by Dr. Billy Kingery to discuss 10 conservation strategies to prevent soil loss, why they are fundamental for protecting land investments, and some of the tradeoffs of the strategies.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 5:15am

Join me and Dr. Shannon Westlake as we diverge from pollinator conservation in our final episode together (for now), to brainstorm how to engage a new generation in conservation. This one is sure to get your mind reeling about new ways to engage people (young or old) in nature and conservation in your local communities.

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