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Episode 130 - Sabrina Portner - Growing forages under solar panels - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Bradley's grad student Sabrina Portner joins the OG3 to discuss her research project where she is growing different forage species under solar panels. Great project and great guest! Thank you for listening.

Episode 129 - Brad's Nutrient Management Plan for WCROC Pastures - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Emily and Joe left Brad alone with the podcast for the week - a dangerous move to be sure. Brad answers a listener's question about nutrient management at the WCROC dairy. Thank you for the question, Kevin!

Episode 128 - Update on case study from Episode 102 - Possible BVD - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

If you haven't listened to episode 102, go back and listen, so you have the background for this episode. I promised a follow-up on a previous case study about calf mortality, and here it is. Listen to find out what is happening now!

Episode 127 - Meredith Taylor - UMN Extension Intern - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Emily's intern, Meredith Taylor, joins us to discuss her thoughts on the future of Agriculture, her career goals, and the UMN Extension Internship Program.

Episode 126 - MN Farm Service Agency with Executive Director Whitney Place - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

MN Farm Service Agency Executive Director, Whitney Place, joins the OG3 to discuss the multitude of programs and opportunities available to farmers in Minnesota. Thank you for listening!

Episode 125 - Forage plan for 2022 with Dr. Bradley J. Heins - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Brad walks us through what is going on in Morris at the dairy. With the wet spring and plenty of pasture, what is his plan for forages this summer and going into spring? Listen to find out! Cheers. Happy 4th!

Episode 124 - Getting more for feeder calves at the auction market with Olivia Amundson, SDSU - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Olivia Amundson from SDSU joins the OG3 to discuss work she and her colleagues have done to look at the different factors that influence feeder calf prices at the auction market. Great study, great guest.

Episode 123 - Manuresheds in MN with Melissa Wilson - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

We talk manure sheds with manure specialist Melissa Wilson. What is a manureshed? What are the challenges we face in MN for manure? What can we do about it? All answered in our discussion. Thank you for listening!

Episode 122 - 2022 MN Cattlemen's Summer Tour - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

The 2022 MN Cattlemen's Summer Tour will be on July 12! We hope you can join us for this collaborative event between the MN State Cattlemen's Association and UMN Extension.

Episode 121 - MN Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen - Stress, Mental Health, and MDA Resources - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Chief Cheerleader of Minnesota Agriculture and MN Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen joins us to discuss stress, mental health, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Resources, and a small segment on the MN State Fair. Thank you for listening!

Episode 120 - Teletherapy with Cynthie Christensen - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Cynthie Christensen joins the OG3 to discuss her work as a therapist with primarily agricultural and rural clients. Lots to unpack on this subject and we ask Cynthie to answer our questions about teletherapy and therapy in general. Thanks for listening!

Episode 119 - Dr. Joe's family interviews - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Dr. Joe makes it up as he goes over a weekend with his family. Everyone gets a turn on the microphone to talk about cows, and tell embarrassing stories about Dr. Joe if they want. Thanks for listening.

Episode 118 - Ambiguous loss with Jenifer McGuire - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Full professor Dr. Bradley J Heins and Dr. Joe learn an absolute ton in this episode about a topic they knew nothing about from UMN Extension Professor Jenifer McGuire and Emily. We have all experienced ambiguous loss at some point and just being aware is a huge step in working through difficult and hard to describe feelings of grief. Learn some strategies on how to build resilience and how to be more honest with yourself.

Episode 117 - Monica McConkey - Ag Mental Health Counselor - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Monica McConkey joins Emily and Joe to discuss her work as a Ag Mental Health Counselor and how to help yourself, friends, family, and other loved ones who you see might be struggling.

Episode 116 - Healthy expectations, honesty with yourself, and meditation - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

We are kicking off another May is Mental Health Awareness Series! We talk about how to set healthy expectations which includes discussions about being honest with yourself, and then we dispell some myths about meditation. Join us and be well!

Episode 115 - Come on spring hurry up...when to put cows on grass - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

We can almost see the end of winter. The impatience to get cows to grass is real. Bradley talks with Emily and Dr. Joe about how he decides it is time to get cows out on grass. Very much a goldilocks approach - not too early, not too late, but just right. Thanks for listening!

Episode 114 - Do you eat a lot of beef, Dr. Joe? - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Dr. Joe was asked a question by a friend and it took him off guard. Here his answer and his thoughts in this episode. Thank you for listening.

Episode 113 - Mud, is there anything to do about it? - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Spring mud! Everyone's favorite, especially Dr. Bradley J Heins. We have all lost boots to the mud and know its an inconvenience for us, but what is it doing to your cattle's production and health? The OG3 discuss mud and what to do about it.

Episode 112 - Pain control options for cattle - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

The OG3 discuss the limited options for pain control in cattle. What can you use, what is most effective, what should change in the industry? All in this episode!

Episode 111 - MN Beef Report - Results from a MN survey of beef producers - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Dr. Joe and a team of colleagues from the UMN College of Veterinary Medicine recently completed a project funded by the MN Beef Council. In this episode we go over what the results mean for the MN beef industry and the direction research will take to help MN farmers.

Episode 110 - What is A2 milk and what are A2 genetics? - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Dr. Bradley J Heins and Emily (the dynamic duo) discuss A2 milk. What is it? How do I produce A2 milk? How do I influence the genetics on my farm to produce A2 milk? Are there production benefits for my herd? Listen to find out!

Episode 109 - Bull Breeding Soundness Exams - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

The OG3 go over bull breeding soundness exams. What are they, what are they not, why should producers do them on every bull every year? Listen to find out!

Episode 108 - Listener question - Youth safety and chores on the farm - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

A listener called our voicemail! Thank you, Kevin! Youth safety and how to incorporate kids into helping on the farm is on the docket today. The Emily Show returns.

Episode 107 - What really matters for calf health and core vaccines - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

This episode is a piece of a presentation Dr. Joe gave to a group of producers. He discusses what really matters for calf health, reasons for vaccination, and core vaccines. Thank you for listening!

Episode 106 - Getting into robotic milking with Lisa Groetsch #2 - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Part 2 of our time with Lisa Groetsch from Groetsch dairy. We continue our questions about robotic milking and the amazing culture Lisa and her family have built on their dairy farm.

Episode 105 - Getting into robotic milking with Lisa Groetsch #1 - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Part 1 of 2 of our time with Lisa Groetsch from Groetsch Dairy. Lisa and her family have had robots for 10 years. We invited her to the show so we could pick her brain about how they have been successful with a robotic milking system.

Episode 104 - Windshield Episode - Dr. Joe's thoughts on auction markets - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Windshield episode! Dr. Joe rambles on about auction markets, the role they play in the state, and the tangible and intangible benefits they bring to the MN cattle industry.

Episode 103 - Taking care of farm dogs and cats - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

We are taking a quick break from cows to discuss how to take care of your smaller fuzzy companions on the farm. The OG3 discuss their own dogs and cats from growing up and how you can keep yours healthy. Thank you for listening.

Episode 102 - Case study - Dr. Joe visits a beef farm to help with calf mortality - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

New episode format! We are going to go over a farm visit to a cow-calf operation that was having trouble with keep calves alive until weaning. Find out what Dr. Joe thought was the issue and what he recommended. Thank you for listening.

Episode 101 - What to put in your calving kit - UMN Extension's The Moos Room

Having a calving kit ready to go when you need it is important whether you have beef or dairy cows. The OG3 discuss what should be in the kit and why. Big shout out to Troy Salzer for helping with the info in this episode.

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