Conference Videos

Videos from recent Albert Lea Seed conferences are available below (select a conference to view videos).

2023 Winter Grains & Fall Cover Crops Conference

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

2023 Small Grains & Forages Conference

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)

2023 Virtual Organic Conference

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.

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.

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.

Henry Wilson, an economist at Mercaris, provides an update on the current organic grains market.

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.