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Agweek Podcast

Apr 30, 2021

In this week's episode, we visit a South Dakota family who is raising pigs "the old fashion" way, and head up to Mayville State University where they have just launched a brand new agribusiness degree program. 


We also take a nationwide look at the sugarbeet planting progress. 


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Apr 23, 2021

On this week's episode of the Agweek Podcast, presented by Superior Grain Equipment, we tell the story of an NDSU ag history professor. Tom Isern finds the culture of the great plains as not only an academic interest but a way of life. 

We also visit Goette Farms in Bricelyn, Minnesota, where Mikkel Pates tells us how...

Apr 16, 2021

In this week's episode of the Agweek Podcast, we check in with Mikkel Pates who went to Stephen, Minnesota to learn about a home-grown ag equipment company that has turned 50 years old.

We will also hear from Emily Beal who visited a North Dakota cattle ranch that is taking its beef directly to consumers, and we caught...

Apr 12, 2021

In this week's episode, we get the latest on drought conditions and projects from NDSU Extension Climatologist F. Adnan Akyüz, Ph.D.

We also take a tour through the Red River Valley and talk sugarbeet planting with Joe Hastings, General Agronomist for American Crystal Sugar Company, Mike Metzger, Vice President...

Apr 2, 2021

This week's episode covers reasons the price of fertilizer has skyrocketed over the last few months, U.S. Sugar's acquisition of Imperial Sugar in Savannah, Georgia, and how that might impact Red River Valley sugarbeet growers, and we learn about Mitch Rowe of Sure-Flex Hybrids in Jackson, Minnesota. 

We also introduce...