Welcome to AgMatters, a podcast where we talk about both matters of agriculture and why agriculture matters. AgMatters is hosted by Dr. Amanda Stone, Mississippi State University Assistant Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist and is produced and supported by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
In this episode, Dr. David Buys and Dr. Mary Nelson Robertson talk with Dr. Stone. Topics include discussion on opioid use, the opioid crisis, and directions for proper medicine disposal. If you or someone you care about needs help, please call the Mississippi Department of Mental Health Helpline at 1-877-210-8513 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The PROMISE project is supported by the FY17 Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant #2017-46100-27225, and the FY18 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Rural Opioids Technical Assistance Grants #TI-18-022.
In this episode, Dr. Gary Jackson, Director of Mississippi State Extension, talks with Dr. Stone. Topics include an explanation of Extension, how it is used, what traits Extension professionals are expected to have, and how Extension benefits the state.
In this episode, Dr. John Blanton talks with Dr. Stone. Topics include explanation of the MSU animal herds, their importance to their respective industries and to the university, and what a research farm budget looks like.
In this episode, Dr. Tom Tabler talks with Dr. Stone. Topics include descriptions of different poultry products and housing types, explanations on how eggs and poultry are harvested, and what the industry is doing to improve and become more efficient.
In this episode, Dr. Clay Cavinder talks with Dr. Stone. Topics include what the horse industry looks like, racetrack injuries and controversies, and whether horses are livestock or pets.
In this episode, Ms. Mary Martin Nordess talks with Dr. Stone. Topics include the nutritional benefits of real milk, comparisons between milk substitutes, milk as a recovery drink, milk donations to food banks, and the importance of The Dairy Alliance.
In this episode, Dr. Lauren Nolan talks with Dr. Stone. Topics include what organic versus conventional, grass-fed versus grain-fed, cage-free and free-range, and non-GMO labels actually mean on agricultural products.
In this episode, Dr. Brandi Karish and Mr. Cobie Rutherford talk with Dr. Stone. Topics include what the beef industry looks like, what beef producers are doing to care for their animals, debunking some common misconceptions, and the safety of the beef food supply.
In this short episode, Dr. Stone gives a brief introduction to AgMatters. Topics include host introduction, background, and plan for the podcast.