2008 Archived Episodes

Bio-Diesel and Ethanol Economics (No. 2901)

Are the effects of bio-diesel and ethanol affecting your pocketbook? Joel Schumacher, Agricultural Economist at MSU, discusses economics and markets.

MSU President Gamble On Montana's Economy (No. 2902)

We all know that Montana's economy has been undergoing a slow transformation, including some ups and downs, over the past number of years. Our universities certainly play a significant role in that economy, both as large employers and by producing graduates with marketable skills. In what other ways does the Montana University system influence and build our economy? MSU President Geoff Gamble joins us to share some of his insight into the wealth of roles that the University plays in helping to shape our economy.

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep (No. 2903)

For some of us, "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" might be the limit of our knowledge about sheep. Have you ever wondered what's new in the sheep and lamb industry? Join us this week with MSU Extension Sheep Specialist, Rodney Kott for an update.


Extending Montana (No. 2904)

Most of us have heard of the Extension service and County Agents, but just what do they do? Did you know that a huge variety of information and services for home, garden, farm and ranch are available, generally free or for a nominal charge? Don't miss this great opportunity to hear from Doug Steele, Vice Provost & Director of the Cooperative Extension Service about the future direction for Montana's Extension programs.


Soil Fertility (No. 2905)

Clain Jones, MSU Soil Fertility Specialist, will be here to help us look at the rising costs of fertilizer and how it may impact Montana's agriculture. Can you afford to not fertilize?


The New Farm Bill (No. 2906)

Vince Smith, MSU Agricultural Economist, will discuss the new Farm Bill and its effects on Montana producers.

New Threats to Montana's Seed Potato Industry (No. 2907)

Barry Jacobsen, MSU Plant Pathologist will look at new factors that could threaten Montana's seed potato industry.


County Extension Agents (No. 2908)

Dave Phillips, MSU Extension Service, will discuss the role of the county extension agent in Montana's agricultural economy.


MSU Agriculture Research Centers (No. 2909)

Gregg Carlson, MSU Agricultural Experiment Station Agronomist from Havre, will look at the importance of MSU's Agricultural Research Centers.

Montana's Growth Through Agriculture Program (No. 2910)

Collin Waters, Montana Department of Agriculture, looks at Montana's Growth Through Agriculture Program.


The New Farm Bill and Montana Agriculture (No. 3001)

Presented by MontanaPBS in association with Montana State University Extension, this program invites experts onto the panel to discuss everything from pesticide use, and large-scale agricultural techniques to backyard gardening questions and even which mushroom to pick in the woods.


Wheat In Montana (No. 3002)

Presented by MontanaPBS in association with Montana State University Extension, this program invites experts onto the panel to discuss everything from pesticide use, and large-scale agricultural techniques to backyard gardening questions and even which mushroom to pick in the woods.


Bees, Bees and More Bees (No. 3003)

Dave Baumbauer, MSU's Plant Growth Center Coordinator and Honey Bee expert will answer questions relative to the importance of the honey industry in Montana.

Montana's Potato Industry (No. 3004)

Presented by MontanaPBS in association with Montana State University Extension, this program invites experts onto the panel to discuss everything from pesticide use, and large-scale agricultural techniques to backyard gardening questions and even which mushroom to pick in the woods.


Mushrooms, Mushrooms and More Mushrooms (No. 3005)

Cathy Cripps, from MSU's Mycology lab will answer questions about mushrooms.


Environmental Factors In Agriculture (No. 3006)

Clayton Marlow will address environmental factors affecting agriculture.