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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, December 1, 2020 - 5:15am

In this new episode Dr. Baker and Ph.D. student Alexandra Firth chat with USDA-ARS Research Microbiologist Dr. John Brooks about the role of soil biology in agriculture sysetms.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 5:15am
In our final episode with Nolina and Lexi, we hear about some of the daily routines on the farm, and how Nolina built connection to nature and her community through the farm operations.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 5:15am
Nolina shares her experience as a female farmer and landowner. We discuss some of the challenges as well as innovative approaches to labor, harvest, and growing that helped her to be successful and impact the lives of others through the farm.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 5:15am
We are back with Nolina and Lexi in this episode to dig into the challenges of being a small grower, from climate and wildlife, to pests, labor, infrastructure, and markets.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 5:15am
In this series, we take a journey with Nolina as she invites us into her organic farm. We kick off this series by learning about her unique farm in New Mexico and how she started the farm from bare soil.

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