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In the Weeds Podcasts

In agriculture, things change fast and growers need on time and on target weather, crop and pest information. To meet this need, the Michigan State University Extension Field Crops team will provide farmers and agribusiness with relevant podcasts. "In the weeds" will be discussing critical issues facing our farming industry every other week. You can participate by phone, mobile device or by playing the embedded audio below.

"In the weeds" is downloadable on:

  • Thinking Ahead: Critical Issues for First-Time Growers

    Published on March 26, 2020
    Series 3 Episode 3: MSU Extension Educator Eric Anderson sits down with Lori Whitmyer, hemp grower from Southwest Michigan, to discuss critical issues facing first time hemp growers

  • Hemp Pollination Considerations

    Published on March 18, 2020
    Series 3 Episode 2: Eric Anderson and Monica Jean, MSU Extension Field Crop Educator, sits down with James DeDecker, Director at the MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center, to discuss pollination considerations for the 2020 season.

  • Lessons Learned from Lake Erie

    Published on March 17, 2020
    Series 2 Episode 5: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronzack sit down with Sarah Noggle, OSU Extension Educator, to discuss water quality issues and what Michigan Farmers can learn from Ohio.

  • Hemp Insurance Options

    Published on March 11, 2020
    Series 3 Episode 1: Eric Anderson, MSU Extension Field Crop Educator, sits down with David Colville, Insurance Agent at Colville Insurance, to discuss policy options for the 2020 hemp crop.

  • The Scoop on the Poop Power Up

    Published on March 2, 2020
    Series 2 Episode 4: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronzack sit down with Tess Van Gorder, Agriculture Ecology Department Specialist for the Michigan Farm Bureau, to discuss the use of on-farm digesters.

  • Innovative Online Tools for Conservation

    Published on February 14, 2020
    Series 2 Episode 3: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean, Sarah Fronzack and Erica Rogers sit down to discuss online tools and reflect on the difficulties related to manure management on farms.

  • Getting Down to the Business of Sustainability

    Published on February 4, 2020
    Series 2 Episode 2: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronzack, sits down with Tim Boring, MABA, and Tom Zimnicki, Michigan Environmental Council, to discuss private industry impacts on farming sustainability standards.

  • Clean and Clear Partnerships with Drain Officials

    Published on January 14, 2020
    Series 2 Ep 1: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronzack, talk with Randy Dell, MI Nature Conservancy Ag Program Director, and Brian Wendling, Saginaw Co Public Works Commissioner, about a drainage partnership between counties and farmers.

  • The Modern Day Cover Crop

    Published on January 10, 2020
    Series 1 Episode 5: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean, sits down with Dean Baas, Sustainable Agriculture Educator, and Ricardo Costa, Field Crops Educator, to discuss the role cover crops should play in our rotations.

  • Soybeans, is Corn Still King?

    Published on December 26, 2019
    Series 1 Episode 4: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean, sits down with Mark Seamon, Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, and Mike Station, Field Crops MSU Extension Educator, to discuss the future of soybeans for Michigan Farmers.

  • The Progression of Bt Resistance

    Published on December 13, 2019
    Series 1 Episode 3: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean, sits down with Chris DiFonzo, MSU Field Crops Entomologist, to explore the progression of Bt resistance in field crops and the solution.

  • Marketing Through Mayhem

    Published on November 26, 2019
    Series 1 Episode 1: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean, sits down with Angie Setzer, Vice President of Grain for Citizens LLC (Charlotte, MI) to pull back the curtains on marketing grain.

  • Is Farming Stressing you out?!?

    Published on November 26, 2019
    Series 1 Episode 2: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean sits down with Abe Pasch, Dairy Farmer and Isabella County Farm Bureau President and Paul Gross, MSUE Educator, to discuss the stresses of farming.