Videos from recent Albert Lea Seed conferences are available below (select a conference to view videos).
Winter Wheat Production and Management
Dr. Jochum Wiersma, Extension Professor, Small Grains Specialist University of Minnesota Northwest Research and Outreach Center
Covers That Pay: Camelina & Pennycress
Matt Leavitt, Perennial Grains and Winter Annuals Agronomy Specialist for the Forever Green Initiative at the University of Minnesota Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics
On the Farm: Camelina for Cover Cropping
Ethan Imoehl, Farmer, Castalia, Iowa
Winter Peas for Cover Cropping
Dr. Lisa Kissing Kucek, Research Geneticist of the USDA-ARS US Dairy Forage Research Center; and Dr. Lais Bastos Martins, Post Doc – Cropping System Corteva
Basics of Hybrid Rye Production
Justin Milcarek, Hybrid Rye Sales Representative for KWS Rye
Markets for Hybrid Rye
Dr. Carly Rundle, PhD, Animal Feed Consultant for KWS Rye
Small Grain Market Outlook: Organic Wheat & Oats
Ryan Koory, Vice President of Economics for Mercaris
Small Grain Market Outlook: Conventional Hard Red Spring Wheat
Kurt Barth, Senior Marketing Consultant for Brock Associates
Kernza Production and Marketing Update
Ben Penner, Farmer (St. Peter, MN) and Vice President for Perrennial Promise Growers Cooperative
Luke Peterson, Farmer (Dawson, MN)
No-Till Planting Small Grains After Soybeans
Jason Federer, Farmer (Living Prairie Family Farm, Walcott, IN)
Andy Linder, Farmer (Linder Family Farms, Easton, MN)
Viking & Blue River Alfalfa and Red Clover Options for 2023
Margaret Smith, PhD, Forage Agronomist for Albert Lea Seed
Sorghum x Sudangrass & Forage Sorghum: Management to Match Your Nutrition Needs
Tom Kilcer, Advanced Ag Systems, LLC
Extending the Grazing Season and Increasing Your Grazing Days
Mary C. Anderson, Grassfed Beef Producer (Whitehall, WI) and Conservation Management Specialist for the DNR
Derek Schmitz, Grass-Based Dairy Farmer (Schmitz Dairy, Cold Spring, MN)
Company History and Summary of the Integration of Viking & Blue River Organic Seed
ALS President Mac Ehrhardt, Product Manager & Agronomist Jake Hansen, and Regional Sales Manager (Eastern US) Matt Nielsen share about Albert Lea Seed’s history as we celebrate our 100th year in business, and give an overview of the integration of the Viking and Blue River brands and product lineup for the 2023 planting season.
Organic Alfalfa Production & Economics for Grain Farmers
Bryce Irlbeck, Business Development Manager for AgriSecure; and Paul Mugge, a farmer in Sutherland, Iowa, share their perspectives on best practices and getting the most bang for your buck in organic alfalfa production.
USDA Organic Transition Initiative
Johanna Mirenda, Farm Policy Director for the Organic Trade Association (OTA), shares about an initiative of the USDA that provides funding for farmers wanting to transition to organic farming.
Organic Grains Market Update
Henry Wilson, an economist at Mercaris, provides an update on the current organic grains market.
Creative Crop Rotations in Organic Farming: Three Perspectives
Farmers Jack Geiger (Robinson, KS), Scott Shriver (Jefferson, IA), and Joel Layman (Berrien Center, MI) share lessons from their farms about the best organic crop rotations.
These and other videos from previous conferences not listed here are also available on our YouTube channel.