Season 2 (Fall/Winter)
A Plethora of Peppers
Tulips, Peonies, and Zinnias
Down Evans Lane
Season 1 (Spring/Summer)
Where the Prairie Meets
Listen. Do you want to know a secret? Grasshoppers, they’re so interesting. They really are. Just ask Amy Mesman, USDA’s SD State Plant Health Director. Thank you to Amy for dedicated service protecting agriculture, grasslands, trees, and all SD flora. Plus, a nod to the Fab 4-H.
On the job and in the boardroom, Kelsey Geraets earned her seat at the table. Managing JPJ Enterprises’ feedlot is just one of her talents. You won’t doubt her abilities after this meaty conversation. Don’t fill up on the tacos. Save room for the ribeye. Listen in and get on board(s).
The Birds and
Naturally, it’s a wild visit with Silka Kempema, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks wildlife biologist. At one point, she goes overboard. You otter listen.
Explain South Dakota farming and ranch land terrain? Dr. Laurie Anderson has that covered. She’s a gem. And, she’s Head of the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at South Dakota Mines and Director of the Museum of Geology on campus. Cameos by a triceratops and freshwater dolphins.
Dr. Stephanie Bruggeman created and teaches BIOL 216 – Beer, Bread, and Brie: Preserving the Planet. In this Augustana U course, Ag + Microbiology = epicurean delight. Indulge in this episode!
Opportunity Is Dressed
Sarah Waltner runs to hard problems. An Electrical Engineering degree was her first step in a career that takes her from sugarcane crops in Brazil, to tulips fields in The Netherlands, and delightfully, to South Dakota farmland. Her reflections instill confidence to dream and achieve. And, she answers the age-old question, “How smart is a pig?”
River Trails &
Kelsey Scott has her hands full and a full life. Enhancing Indian resources, managing a herd, supplying beef direct to consumers, rebuilding community through food systems, and providing opportunities for youths. The joys of ranch life. Amen. Mitakuye Oyasin.
Aah, the mystery of soil. Who wouldn't fall in love? Oh, and how do you get from Wisconsin to South Dakota? If you follow Rachel Frei's route you'll stop in Rhode Island, Denmark, and Greenland along the way. We should be so adventurous.
Taxes don’t tax Leah Heidler. She likes numbers and providing her expertise to fellow farmers and ranchers. Oh, and she likes herding buffaloes, bow hunting, and milking her cow! Doesn’t compute? Have a listen, it all adds up.
Baby Doll in the Window?!
Climbing steps, flag football, farm-to-table education, community support, royal bloodlines, exquisite photography, leaps of faith, and a strawberry-rhubarb turnover. Press play for The Abby Bischoff Experience.
The Blue Truck Incident
Time travel, agritourism, a runaway truck, thoughts of fashion, economics, beef, life on the ranch, patience, and a carousel ride. Rebecca and Chris welcome Stacy Hadrick for an action-packed, half-hour conversation.
Open the curtain on what to expect from the Best Job in South Dakota podcast.