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Driven to Discover: Sowing the Seeds of Success (video)

University of Minnesota Extension’s Jake Overgaard grew up on a farm. He knows farming, and he understands that it’s changing. He and his Extension educator colleagues are using a new generation of educational tools to meet farmers where they’re at. That might include a podcast on improving disease management (to listen to while they’re driving a combine), or a YouTube video on business planning. Because when it comes to farming, an extra set of hands is always helpful.

Jake Overgaard
Jake Overgaard, Extension educator, Winona County

Overgaard and Extension's small farms program are featured in a new University of Minnesota Driven campaign with the 4-min. video above, as well as in statewide ads. 


See Extension in more Driven to Discover videos

Our Lake, Our Legacy: protecting Minnesota's life at the lake
Through Extension's innovative Aquatic Invasive Species Detectors program, volunteers like Stephen Long and Cecilia Riedman are keeping these species from spreading to the pristine waters they call home.

From Garlic to Grocery: turning empty trucks into bigger business for rural Minnesota
Why are there food deserts in the heart of some of the most productive farm country in the world? That’s a good question. Through the one-of-a-kind rural Minnesota Backhaul Project, Kathy Draeger, Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, is connecting rural grocers and farmers to bring new sources of fresh food to Greater Minnesota.

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