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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.


December 15, 2020

This is the last episode of season 2! Dr. Baker is back with Alexandra Firth and Dr. John Brooks to connect the topics in the past to episodes to future research, on-farm monitoring for anti-microbial resistance, and things everyone should know about these topics!

December 8, 2020

We are back with Alexandra Firth and Dr. John Brooks to tackle the topic of anti-microbial resistance in the environment. We tackle what AMR is, why it's important, and how it connects to human health- you don't want to miss this episode!

December 1, 2020

In this new episode Dr. Baker and Ph.D. student Alexandra Firth chat with USDA-ARS Research Microbiologist Dr. John Brooks about the role of soil biology in agriculture sysetms.

November 10, 2020
In our final episode with Nolina and Lexi, we hear about some of the daily routines on the farm, and how Nolina built connection to nature and her community through the farm operations.
November 3, 2020
Nolina shares her experience as a female farmer and landowner. We discuss some of the challenges as well as innovative approaches to labor, harvest, and growing that helped her to be successful and impact the lives of others through the farm.

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