Coffee and Conservation Audio From 2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 5:15am

This is the last episode of season 2! Dr. Baker is back with Alexandra Firth and Dr. John Brooks to connect the topics in the past to episodes to future research, on-farm monitoring for anti-microbial resistance, and things everyone should know about these topics!

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 5:15am

We are back with Alexandra Firth and Dr. John Brooks to tackle the topic of anti-microbial resistance in the environment. We tackle what AMR is, why it's important, and how it connects to human health- you don't want to miss this episode!

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.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 5:15am
Our series with Dr. T.J. Bradford comes to an end as we chat about his journey as led him to be the lead instructor of Precision Agriculture at MSU and how he integrates his farming and academic experience into his teaching.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 5:15am
Dr. Bradford is back discussing his academic journey, an unexpected turn toward agriculture education, and how he put his experience to use, literally.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 5:15am
Dr. T.J. Bradford joins the podcast for a three-part series on his journey in agri-sciences. We start episode one diving into his family farm and early career as a soil scientist with NRCS.
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.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 5:15am

Dr. Westlake is back as we dive into the human side of conservation as she outlines her dissertation work exploring the human dimensions of pollinator conservation.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 5:15am

Dr. Shannon Westlake joins the show to discuss how listeners/landowners can get started with pollinator conservation.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 5:15am

Tune into the final episode with Mr. Johnny Wray of High Hope Farm in Mississippi, as we discuss his future vision for High Hope Farms and other family farms in the US.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 5:15am

We're back with Mr. Johnny Wray of High Hope Farm in Mississippi, diving into his current farming system and how he got introduced to Regenerative Agriculture.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 5:15am

Kicking off season two with Mr. Johnny Wray, owner, and manager of High Hope Farm in Mississippi. Tune in to hear how the Johnny got started in farming and how High Hope Farm came to be!

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