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A podcast of Ben Kenney and Zach Heilprin's weekly radio show, which airs live every Thursday from 6-7p. Join Ben and Zach each week as they discuss the latest stories surrounding the Wisconsin Badgers. Find the show live on Madcitysportszone.com and on Twitter @Kenney_Heilprin.
 
Husband and Wife Team Timm and Joan McCoy, has been doing this podcast for you Podcats® for 18 years as of April 1st 2023. At one time, the most listened to podcast in America according to iTunes with 12 million subscribers. "The Zone with Timm McCoy" is a parody of "FM" radio. The DJ, the music, the comedy, the commercials, the celebs are the genius of Timm McCoy who had "The Number 2 Song of 2016" according to the Dr. Demento Show. It was #1 in July of 2016. Timm having been awarded an Emm ...
 
A curation of improvised scenes - the types the NSA might be eavesdropping on by tapping our phones, laptops, and televisions- by hosts Luka Jones, Casey Feigh and Mary Holland, who are joined by an array of actors and improvisers.
 
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While the pandemic may be in the rearview mirror, organic farmers are still facing struggles and 2023 is a key time for them to contact members of congress and get their concerns heard with the upcoming Farm Bill. Lori Stern, Executive director of MarbleSeed says their farmers aren’t getting a share of the price increases and are producing milk at …
 
Ben and Zach are live from Monk's in Sun Prairie with Wisconsin wide receiver Skyler Bell. The guys chat with the redshirt sophomore about winter workouts, his reaction to the hire of OC Phil Longo, the new additions at wide receiver from the transfer portal, what he's seen from the new quarterbacks, where he thinks his game can grow and more. See …
 
Even if you don't use it, you probably know where it is -- your local hospital. It's a staple of a community. But many of Wisconsin's rural hospitals are facing headwinds in 2023 from the rural economy and labor shortages to funding issues and health inequity, says Alan Morgan, executive director of the National Rural Health Association. Will Staff…
 
After three years of changing our day to day eating and buying habits, animal protein markets are working on getting the pendulum back towards center. Brenda Boetel is a professor and extension commodity marketing specialist at UW River Falls. I had the opportunity to dive into many of the concerns in the animal protein world as 2023 gets rolling. …
 
Asma Ahad, director of Halal Market Development for the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America, says that farmers should know that demand for foods that meet Halal requirements is a growing market. The U.S. is putting together a second dispute settlement panel under the USMCA. The panel will challenge Canada’s tariff-rate quotas, which allow…
 
Determining ideal nitrogen rates can be tricky but is important for farmers to evaluate their management practices. Mike Castellano, agronomy professor from Iowa State University, says that there is a lot of uncertainty about what optimum nitrogen rates are but thanks to advances in precision agriculture, it is getting a little easier. See omnystud…
 
A crisis can happen anywhere at any time and fairs are not excluded from this.These can be anything from canceled concerts, severe weather, activists, biosecurity issues, ride malfunctions, or shootings and much more. While the fair season may not kick off until summer, fair boards all across the state are working hard to prepare for their fair and…
 
The U.S. is putting together a second dispute settlement panel under the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement. The panel will challenge Canada’s tariff-rate quotas and failure to follow the USMCA. These quotas allow Canada to impose higher tariffs on imports over a certain quantity. The U.S. argues it unfairly blocks key export opportunities f…
 
February 2023 and we're going to play some of our favorite songs. Things that run through our minds and ear worms. Clara The Sheep joins Joan & Timm. This February, Timm will do a show on Sirius XM Radio. Phish Radio: Channel 29. Timm will be playing his top 5 favorite songs of the band Phish. The show is called "Crowd Control". Listen for it on SX…
 
Ben and Zach are live talking about Wisconsin's loss to Illinois, what's gone wrong recently, the outlook on Greg Gard and the program, how the team rebounds, what must happen going into next year & more. They then talk about the interview with Darryl Peterson, some spring practice storylines, Luke Fickell's great recruiting and more See omnystudio…
 
Rock River Laboratory stays busy testing both agronomic and animal nutrition samples through the winter. But since the ground is frozen in Wisconsin, the soil samples actually come from other parts of the world. Rock River Lab is testing soil from South America, which is in the height of its growing season. Scott Fleming is the director of field op…
 
The Sweet Corn Breeding program at UW-Madison has been around for about 200 years. Professor Bill Tracy has been a part of it for almost 40 years. He says the focus of research has shifted in that time due to changing industry and consumer needs. For example, when the breeding program first started, flavor and sweetness was the name of the game. To…
 
UW-Platteville hosted two free sessions in January for high schoolers interested in the meat industry. The funding came from the state's Meat Talent Development Program. Project lead Prof. Krista Eiseman says the sessions were a success, and the university is planning more to be more friendly to student schedules. She says to keep an eye out for ne…
 
Now's the time to start researching and selecting farm partners you might like to work with this year to provide you with fresh produce. CSA's or Community Supported Agriculture operations dot the state. Right now, they're making plans for production this year. Charitee Seebecker talks to Sam Tilton with the CSA Coalition about all the work going o…
 
The Wisconsin Beef Council is helping to remind consumers, physicians and health care professionals about the benefits of lean beef in the diet. Sarah Agena, Consulting Registered Dietician with the Wisconsin Beef Council, visits with Pam Jahnke about the diverse audience that's asking more questions about how beef fits in their lifestyles. Agena s…
 
Jase Wagner is now in place as the new CEO and President of Compeer Financial. He visits with Pam Jahnke about his background, and how he's monitoring ongoing economic influences to keep finding success for the cooperative. Speaking of success, they'll again be issuing more than $200 million in member patronage beginning in February. See omnystudio…
 
Making sure that animal agriculture can continue producing protein for consumers may seem like a slam dunk, but that's not the case. Dr. Mike Siemens with Protect The Harvest, says there's constant pressure from animal rights groups to take that option away. Bob Bosold talks to him about the organization and where some of the biggest challenges are…
 
The United States continues to be a powerhouse when it comes to dairy exports. 2022 was another banner year according to Will Loux, Vice President of Global Economic Affairs for the U.S. Dairy Export Council. Will 2023 be the same? He talks to Pam Jahnke about how the value of the dollar, and inflation may change the trade environment. Wisconsin's …
 
There’s more milk on the world market as milk production grows in the U.S. and in the European Union and New Zealand. Meanwhile, demand for that dairy remains a question in 2023 because of the possibility of a recession. This is the word from a longtime dairy economist Mark Stephenson. He’s been enjoying retirement from the Center for Dairy Profita…
 
The average Wisconsin farmer is sitting pretty well as we start a new year, according to numbers pulled by the Renk Agribusiness Institute at UW-Madison. But just because farm income appears to be at a record high, it doesn’t mean producers will be invincible to the risk that lies ahead. Paul Mitchell is the director of the Renk Agribusiness Instit…
 
The U.S. Champion Cheese contest is taking place in Green Bay Feb 21-22. With 197 dairy product makers bringing over 2200 entries, it’s bound to be a delicious time in Titletown. Chad Galer is one of the people who will be up in Green Bay. He’s not taking cheese to be judged though. He stands on the other side of the table as a cheese judge. A job …
 
A Dane County dairy farm has been getting plenty of attention since they committed some of their farm acres to an upcoming solar energy project. Charitee Seebecker talks to Tina Hinchley, WI Farmers Union member and ag tourism dairy farm attraction host, about the decision making process they went through. Pulling together recession, interest rates…
 
Technical colleges are escalating their efforts recruiting students for vocational opportunities across the state. At the Northern Technical College in Wausau, they're laser focused on agriculture. Stephanie Hoff visits with both the dean of the campus, and their ag coordinator about what programs are available. Ashley Huhn from the Steffes Group j…
 
The Senate Agriculture and Tourism Committee will likely begin this Legislative session with what it knows works – expanding ag exports, promoting dairy and investing in meat processing, for example. This is the word from Sen. Joan Ballweg, R-Markesan, who chairs the committee. She also talks about the makeup of the committee and what's been brough…
 
It’s pretty early in the state Legislative session for discussion on any bills that we can expect to see regarding Wisconsin agriculture. Sen. Howard Marklein, R-Spring Green, gives us an idea of the discussions that are circling the Capitol building. Marklein will be focused on the next biennial budget in his role as co-chair of the Joint Finance …
 
Steve Dellar is a professor of agriculture and applied economics and is an extension specialist at UW Madison. I caught up with him at the Wisconsin Ag Outlook Forum held on Campus to get his thoughts on the state of the Wisconsin economy as well as what areas of concern he sees on the horizon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Horse Creek Farmer-Led Watershed Council in Polk County has been researching no-till and cover crop practices for eight years. The 2022 trials have shown that those practices can help with cold wet weather and emergence problems. Tara Daun is the watershed coordinator with Wisconsin Farmers Union. She has the results. See omnystudio.com/listener fo…
 
So you have a leaky faucet, a leaky roof… well what about leaky nitrogen? John Jones is a researcher and lecturer at UW-Madison’s Department of Soil Science. He describes nitrogen as leaky. And he explains how to prevent that from happening so that you’re getting the most out of your inputs. First he describes how nitrogen leaks off of farm fields.…
 
Where are fertilizer prices going? There has been a little softening in input prices, but they aren’t coming down quickly, according to an economist at the Wisconsin Agri-Business Classic. Economist Jason Troendle with The Fertilizer Institute predicts supply and prices for nitrogen, phosphorus and potash ahead of the 2023 growing season. See omnys…
 
Ben and Zach are live talking about Wisconsin's loss to Northwestern, how the rest of the season looks for the Wisconsin Badgers, Luke Fickell's first full transfer class, which of those transfers will have the biggest impact on next year's team, season tickets being sold and more See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
They're starting tours at the Food + Farm Exploration Center in Plover next month! The project is happening thanks to generous farmers and their partners. Charitee Seebecker talks to Malorie Paine, the communications coordinator of the effort, about what they hope the center will bring to the state of Wisconsin. We're months away from county fair's…
 
The Wisconsin Cattlemen's Winter Conference is back after a two-year hiatus, but it's going to look a little different than it did in 2020. The association is getting together for one day on February 11th in DeForest. Despite a different time and place, you can still look forward to hearing from industry experts and networking with each other. Pres…
 
This weekend China begins celebrating its New Year, and hopefully it'll involve Wisconsin ginseng! Stephanie Hoff talks to Jackie Fett, exec. director of the Wisconsin Ginseng Growers, about the challenges they're still facing getting product into their number one market. Pam Jahnke shares a wrap up of DairyStrong and legislative awards presented b…
 
The financial terrain of 2023 continues to change. Agriculture may be impacted differently then your 401K, or your household spending. Bill Moore is the Chief Risk Manager for Compeer Financial. He speaks with Pam Jahnke about how they're stress testing their own portfolios, and advising farm clients on risk management for their operations. Some of…
 
Rural school districts in Wisconsin continue to face challenges including shifting enrollment levels and changes in state compensation. Jill Welke talks with Jeff Eide, executive director of Wisconsin Rural Schools. There's 32 units now finished and available in the community of Darlington designed to help rural agricultural workers find housing. S…
 
Wisconsin forests are going to be impacted by climate change however there are things that can be done to help minimize that impact. Brad Hutnik, forest ecologist with the Department of Natural Resources, says that sustainable forestry and silviculture are key to protecting our forests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Just because vegetables aren't growing outside right now doesn't mean that the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farmers are just sitting around. Sam Oschwald Tilton, fresh market vegetable specialist from FairShare CSA Coalition provides insight into what those farmers are doing during the winter and how customers can prepare for this year's s…
 
Ben and Zach are live at Monk's in Sun Prairie talking about another busy week for the Wisconsin Badgers. They discuss basketball's win over Penn State, Dean Engram entering the transfer portal, the current cornerback room, puzzling moments of 2022, a reported hire at RBs Coach, the Jaden Rashada situation at Florida, NIL, special teams and more Se…
 
The deadline for the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection commercial nitrogen optimization pilot grant is fast approaching. Applications are due January 31 and recipients will be announced in march. Are you still unsure on if you should apply? Mark Witecha, Soil and Watershed Management Section Manager for DATCP, explains some h…
 
You may not think that frogs and water quality have anything to do with cookies or shelf stable goods. But to Kriss Marion, they all go together in supporting the wellbeing of communities. Marion is a farmer from Blanchardville who is dedicated to soil and water stewardship. She is a part of the River Alliance of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Farmers Union,…
 
Many pet owners look at their cats/dogs like family members, and will generally do or pay most anything to keep them healthy. Carrie Mess visits with Dr. David Vail from the UW-Veterinary School of Medicine about oncology research that might improve the outcome for not only pets - but people too. WI Senator Tammy Baldwin's excited about projects co…
 
A large donation of nutritious protein found its way from family farms to Madison today when 35,000 pounds of pork was delivered to Second Harvest Foodbank. The donation by Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU), in partnership with Farmers Union Enterprises, is part of a five-state giving spree of 180,000 pounds of pork that also includes food banks in Min…
 
Wisconsin Farmers Union hosted their Farm & Rural Lobby day in Madison on January 18th. Members advocated for policy priorities set by the grassroots membership at the farm organization’s annual convention in December. Darin Von Ruden, President of Wisconsin Farmers Union, explains the history of the farm and rural lobby day and key priorities bein…
 
The GrassWorks Annual Grazing Conference is coming up, February 2-4. Attendees have many opportunities to network and discuss their operations and techniques peer-to-peer during breaks, social times, banquets, and music along with over 30 breakout sessions focused on grazing management. Patty Laskowski Morren, GrassWorks executive director explains…
 
Ben and Zach are live talking about Wisconsin football's upcoming offseason periods, what the program needs to do to make the Playoff, what storylines will dominate the spring, what the roster still needs, the addition of WR Bryson Green, Tanner Mordecai vs Russell Wilson, concern about the basketball team and more See omnystudio.com/listener for p…
 
As snow accumulates off on and on this winter, farm building safety and maintenance are integral in preventing total roof collapse. David Bohnhoff, professional engineer and emeritus professor of Structural, Building Construction Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, says the key causes of agricultural buildings collapsing during the …
 
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