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Coffee & Conservation

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Coffee and Conservation is hosted by Dr. Beth Baker, Assistant Extension Professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University. Dr. Baker and her guests discuss everything landowners, operators, and producers need to know about getting conservation on the ground and how conservation supports productivity and profitability while improving land stewardship. The topics covered also provide science-based education for the general public about the challenges that land owners and farmers face while trying to retain their livelihoods and protect natural resources and habitat. From water, air quality, and soil to habitat, food production, biodiversity, and- we discuss the necessity and complexity of the science and application of conservation in the US.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 5:15am

Dr. Westlake is back as we dive into the human side of conservation as she outlines her dissertation work exploring the human dimensions of pollinator conservation.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 5:15am

Dr. Shannon Westlake joins the show to discuss how listeners/landowners can get started with pollinator conservation.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 5:15am

Tune into the final episode with Mr. Johnny Wray of High Hope Farm in Mississippi, as we discuss his future vision for High Hope Farms and other family farms in the US.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 5:15am

We're back with Mr. Johnny Wray of High Hope Farm in Mississippi, diving into his current farming system and how he got introduced to Regenerative Agriculture.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 5:15am

Kicking off season two with Mr. Johnny Wray, owner, and manager of High Hope Farm in Mississippi. Tune in to hear how the Johnny got started in farming and how High Hope Farm came to be!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 5:15am

Dr. Wes Burger joins us to share the history and importance of Land Grand Universities and their associated experiment stations. This episode weaves a lovely story of the history of conservation in the U.S. and wraps up discussing the urgency of keeping these institutions strong to address local, state, national, and global environmental and food production challenges ahead.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 5:15am

Dr. Wes Burger is back to discuss a primary water quality concern globally and in the U.S.- the need to reduce nutrient pollution to protect water resource. If you rely on clean water to survive (that's everyone), this episode is for you!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 5:15am

Dr. Wes Burger joins the show to share is knowledge and experiences related to quali conservation and the importance of engaging private landowners to meet conservation goals across the U.S.Dr. Wes Burger joins the show to share is knowledge and experiences related to quali conservation and the importance of engaging private landowners to meet conservation goals across the U.S.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 5:15am

Dr. Leslie Burger is back to discuss the importance of Cooperative Extension Services, how they serve the community, and how they are evolving with the times to provide resources to lifelong learners and get community members engaged.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 5:45am

Dr. Leslie Burger joins us to discuss the importance and nuances of education the next generation about conservation issues. If you're into educating others formally or informally, you don't want to miss this.

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