When we think of nitrogen leaving the fields, we often think of nitrates leached down to groundwater, but the mobility of nitrogen is not just downwards. Nitrogen can also leave the field and be lost to the atmosphere in the form of nitrous oxide, aka laughing gas. But this is no laughing matter.
Keith Williams, Outreach Specialist at UW Madison and Research and Variety Testing Working Group Coordinator at Artisan Grain Collaborative, gives an overview of culinary grains in the Upper Midwest.
An interview with Eric Rygg, President of Silver Springs Foods and Huntsinger Farms, the largest grower and processor of horseradish in the world, based in Eau Claire, WI. Resources Silver Springs Foods
Soil seems to be the hot-button topic of nearly every farmer-focused event and agricultural publication these days. While it’s ironic that this resource, which predates modern agriculture itself, has become the rising star of modern agriculture, it’s appropriate because soil is the foundation of everything we do. Few would argue that the health and long-term productivity of our soil is the most critical factor for the future of agriculture and society.
An interview with Ruth McCabe and Emery Davis, conservation agronomists at Heartland Co-op, an agricultural co-op based in Des Moines, Iowa with over 70 locations around Iowa. Emery also farms with his family in southeastern Iowa. Resources Heartland Co-op
An interview with three people in the vanguard of winter camelina commercialization efforts as an oilseed cash crop in the Upper Midwest. Colin Cureton is Director of Adoption and Scaling at the University of Minnesota’s Forever Green Initiative. Matthew Tentis is a 3rd generation farmer on White Barn Acres near Kellogg, Minnesota focused on raising […]
UW-Madison Extension Educators Jerry Clark (Chippewa County) and Carl Duley (Buffalo County) talk about their research of malting barley, including fertility trials, fungicide applications, winter hardiness, and yield of different cultivars of winter barley as well as the status of the malting industry and its relationship with craft breweries in the Upper Midwest.
Stockpile grazing is a technique that can help minimize the high cost of winter feeding. A goal common to nearly all grazing operations is extending the grazing season as late into the year as possible. Using livestock to harvest forage is the most cost-effective method of feeding your animals, and every additional day of grazing has positive implications on farm finances.
Chippewa Valley Bean Vice President Charles Wachsmuth talks about the history of the family business, current markets, and what makes them unique in the world of kidney beans. Located in Menomonie, WI, Chippewa Valley Bean is the world’s largest processor of kidney beans, exports to 35 countries worldwide, and has tripled in size over the […]
UW-Madison Extension Educators Jerry Clarke (Chippewa County) and Carl Duley (Buffalo County) talk about the latest hops research in Wisconsin.
Phillip Alberti and Dr. Derrick Grunwald from the Shelby Ellison lab at UW Madison talk about the latest hemp research.
March is mud month in Wisconsin. While this season may not be particularly pretty on the eyes, the freeze and thaw of the soil presents farmers with an opportunity to seed small-seeded plants like clovers into a fall-established wheat crop.