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Listen In: Extension Podcasts Bring Research to Minnesotans

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From blog posts and magazine stories to news articles and community events, there are myriad ways to find out about the newest University of Minnesota research discoveries.

Minnesotans looking to learn more about subjects like crop production, community vitality, and youth development need look no further than the digital airwaves. A collection of podcasts created by experts in U of M Extension are helping to connect people around the state with science-based solutions and practical education that can benefit their daily lives.

Here are five Extension podcasts that highlight U of M research. Listen to the latest episode of each below or follow the link to subscribe.

1) Gopher Coffee Shop

Gopher Coffee Shop delves into crop production and related topics through informal conversations with a wide range of guests from both within and outside of the University.

2) Nutrient Management Podcast

The Nutrient Management Podcast helps Minnesota farmers maximize profitability in their fields while minimizing agriculture’s impact on water and air quality. The podcast includes seasonal and regional recommendations, as well as updates on recent research findings and best management practices.

3) Vital Connections On Air

Vital Connections On Air, from Extension’s Center for Community Vitality, explores the trends and topics on the minds of Minnesota communities and their leaders. The podcast includes University research along with inspiring stories from local communities and organizations.

4) What’s Killing My Kale?

What's Killing My Kale? discusses research-based solutions to pest issues affecting fruit and vegetable crops. The podcast covers how to manage weeds, insects, diseases, and more.

5) Youth Development Podcast

The Youth Development Podcast, offered by Extension’s Center for Youth Development, covers research, theory, and best practices for working with youth. The topics include youth programs, youth issues, volunteer development, cultural diversity, and social and emotional learning.

Kevin Coss

Kevin Coss

Kevin is a writer with the Office of the Vice President for Research.

coss@umn.edu

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