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.
Marcella Windmuller-Campione, University of Minnesota assistant professor of silviculture, and Bob Koch, University of Minnesota Extension entomologist, explain the connections between soybean aphids and buckthorn. They include insight on beneficial insects, parasitic wasps, soybean mummies, earthworms and even a bird that plays its own role in the web of the aphid problem.
Mary Kay Ripp, a University of Minnesota Extension volunteer in the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Detector program, is featured in this video produced by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC). It was filmed on Chisago Lake.
With help from the University of Minnesota Extension Central RSDP ranchers in Cass and Crow Wing counties are working together to safeguard their water resources. One way of doing this is through sustainable practices for raising cattle.