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Episode #11 – Keeping Your Food Safe: Common Sense Tips & Information

What The Cluck! - the podcast of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota

In the latest episode of “What The Cluck!”, host Steve Olson talks with Shelley Feist, executive director of the Partnership for Food Safety Education. You’ll learn how to prepare a tasty and safe turkey for Thanksgiving Day, along with common sense tips and information for cooking your meals safely all year long.

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Episode #12 – Antibiotics’ role to enhance poultry health

What The Cluck! - the podcast of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota

In the latest episode of “What The Cluck!”, host Steve Olson is joined by three experts well-versed in antibiotic use in poultry production including: Dr. Jill Nezworski, a poultry veterinarian from the Blue House Veterinary in Buffalo Lake, Minn., Dr. Amanda Beaudoin, Director of One Health Antibiotic Stewardship at the Minnesota Department of Health and Dr. Randall Singer, professor of Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. Listen in as the three discuss judicious use of antibiotics in poultry, what antibiotic stewardship means and how it is practiced on poultry farms. The four also discuss regulations, antibiotic resistance, One Health and research surrounding antibiotics in poultry.

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Episode #10 – Thanksgiving Turkey Prep

What The Cluck! - the podcast of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota

In the latest episode of “What The Cluck!”, host Steve Olson is joined by Master Chef Ron DeSantis from the Hormel Food Corporation. With Thanksgiving around the corner, Chef Ron discusses turkey preparation, food safety and great methods to cook the perfect turkey for your Thanksgiving meal. Lastly, learn Chef Ron’s advice on what to do with delicious turkey leftovers and some of his favorite turkey seasonings.

 

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Episode #9 – Scoop on Poop!

What The Cluck! - the podcast of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota

In this episode, host Steve Olson is joined by Dr. Melissa Wilson, Assistant Professor of Manure Management and Water Quality at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Sally Noll, an Extension Poultry Specialist from the University of Minnesota, and Paul Kvistad, Vice President of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association. The four discuss the importance of manure to farmers and the soil, its nutritional content for crops, manure management, and current and pending manure research.

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Episode #8 – Understanding A Greater Minnesota

What The Cluck! - the podcast of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota

In this episode, host Steve Olson is joined by Dr. Adam Birr, Executive Director of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and the Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council and Dave Preisler, CEO of the Minnesota Pork Board. The three discuss A Greater Minnesota; what it’s about, how agriculture impacts all Minnesotans, and how you as a voter can ask your legislators to support Minnesota agriculture. Learn more about AGM at www.farmandfoodmn.org.

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Episode #7 – All About FFA

What The Cluck! - the podcast of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota

In this episode, host Steve Olson shares information about FFA – what this organization is and what it means to both the students involved and the communities and schools in which it resides. Listen in as Minnesota State FFA Advisor Joel Larson and National Officer Candidate Katie Benson chat with Steve about all the opportunities and programs offered with FFA.

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Episode #6 – Egg Farmer Bruce Dooyema on World Egg Day and Award-Winning Turkey Chili

What The Cluck! - the podcast of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota

In the latest episode of “What The Cluck!”, host Steve Olson is joined by egg farmer Bruce Dooyema from the CenterFresh Egg Group for a discussion about World Egg Day and his company’s involvement in creating opportunities in Mozambique and other countries through egg and chicken farming. Plus, Garrett Doucette from End of the Line Turkey Farm in Swanville, MN, talks about his experience as the representative from the Midwest in the 2nd Annual Hormel Chili Firehouse Contest in New York City. Garrett’s Creamy Turkey Chili recipe didn’t win the contest but is definitely a winner in our books!

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Episode #5 – Logger Bruce Vincent Talks about Embracing Hope, Not Fear, in Rural America

What The Cluck! - the podcast of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota

In the latest episode of “What The Cluck!”, host Steve Olson is joined by Bruce Vincent, a logger from Libby, Montana, and also president of Environomics (a public relations community outreach consulting company). They have a lively conversation about several topics that touch rural America – including understanding the rural and urban divide when it comes to misperceptions regarding our rural communities and how those of us in agriculture can learn from the loggers when it comes to protecting our environment.

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Podcast Episode #4 – Turkey Farmers Talk About Biosecurity

What The Cluck! - the podcast of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota

In the latest episode of “What The Cluck!”, host Steve Olson is joined by University of Minnesota extension educator Abby Neu, Ferndale Market owner and turkey farmer John Peterson and Melrose Feed Mill and turkey farmer Jes Westbrock.

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Podcast Episode #3 – Thank a Farmer and MN State Fair

What The Cluck! - the podcast of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota

In the latest episode of “What The Cluck!”, host Steve Olson interviews Rhonda Ross Swanson, presenter of the “Thank A Farmer” Magic Show as well as an entertainer who has performed on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno. Also, there are interviews direct from the 2018 Minnesota State Fair with Minnesota’s Poultry Prince Isaac Dubois, Dr. Dave Wright, a veterinarian at the Miracle of Birth Center, and Michaela Olson, a veterinary student at the University of Minnesota who has a passion for poultry.