Annie Klodd provides education and applied research to grape growers on the most effective ways to successfully grow high-quality Minnesota wine grapes in our climate. The U of M Extension educator in fruit and vegetable production is funded by the Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Tech Transfer program (AGREETT).
In Minnesota, about 680,000 households have horse enthusiasts, whereas about 29,000 own a horse. The direct economic impact of the horse industry here is $541 million, with a creation of 15,113 jobs. However, the total economic impact of the horse industry in Minnesota is $1 billion, with a creation of 21,039 jobs.
Joleen Hadrich is an Extension specialist and CFANS associate professor funded by the Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Tech Transfer program (AGREETT). Her work is finding ways to combine animal health, production and farm financial data to help dairy farmers create more profitable and sustainable operations.
Recently, ten experts wrote in the Journal of Dairy Science about what they believe the changes may be in the next 50 years. Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Extension dairy educator, takes this academic journal article and breaks it down into what it means in Minnesota.
Join University of Minnesota Extension Educator and Cattle Producer Eric Mousel, and Forest Ecologist Sawyer Scherer, Blandin Paper Company as they explore the health of the aspen forest, forage and water quality on his family farm. This video features the practice of silvopasture, combining sustainable management of forage, livestock and woodlands.
“Everybody cares about water,” says Hong, who is with the East Metro Water Resources Education Program. She has spent the last 12 years teaching communities about water. From invasive species to stormwater runoff to chemical pollution, there are many threats to water quality. One tool that brings people together is the Watershed Game.