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2014


INTRODUCTION

Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey introduces this year's Agcasts along the RAGBRAI route.


DAY 1 They've 'Got Milk' in Sioux County

Donsons Farms, built in the mid-1960s, has served as a hub for the dairy industry in Hull, Sioux County, Iowa. Kevin and Terry Boote, owner/operators of Donsons Farms, explain the importance of the dairy industry to the region.

BONUS PODCASTS:  CHEESE PLANT   PIZZA RANCH   ICE CREAM


DAY 2 Great Lakes, Great Ride

As you leave the Iowa Great Lakes to descend upon the City of Emmetsburg you will learn about urban conservation efforts in the area along with what to expect in the ride ahead.


DAY 3 Mr. Porkchop

​If you've been on RAGBRAI® before, you've most likely heard the Mr. Porkchop call. Listen to this podcast to hear from Mr. Porkchop himself and his son who's now taking over the biz.


DAY 4 Leaving a (Lake) Legacy 

Watershed Project Coordinator MaryJo Burkgren interviews Kristie Mienst, a landowner in Ventura with 105 acres.  





DAY 5 Fossils Paving our Future

Did you know that beneath the farm fields are other natural resources with enormous impacts on Iowa’s productivity and infrastructure? Listen about mineral mining and a little known fossil park in north central Iowa.

 

DAY 6 Ever-changing Agriculture

Pam Johnson, chairwoman for the National Corn Growers Association, as well as a farmer in Floyd County, Iowa speaks on the constant change in agriculture.


DAY 7 Forestry in NE Iowa

Jody Kerns, the Forestry representative for the State Soil Conservation Committee talks about stream bank riparians and the little pest that's ruining our ash trees.


Don't miss us!

During RAGBRAI®, the Conservation Tent will be
set up, handing out water and bananas. Stop by and
send a fun agricultural postcard on us! You're not going to miss our stickers either!