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Coffee & Conservation

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Coffee and Conservation is hosted by Dr. Beth Baker, Assistant Extension Professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University. Dr. Baker and her guests discuss everything landowners, operators, and producers need to know about getting conservation on the ground and how conservation supports productivity and profitability while improving land stewardship. The topics covered also provide science-based education for the general public about the challenges that land owners and farmers face while trying to retain their livelihoods and protect natural resources and habitat. From water, air quality, and soil to habitat, food production, biodiversity, and- we discuss the necessity and complexity of the science and application of conservation in the US.


September 13, 2022

In our final installment of the Forest Carbon Market series, Dr. Daryl Jones, Wildlife Extension Professor at Mississippi State University, joins Dr. Tanger to provide a landowner perspective on forest carbon markets. 

September 6, 2022

Dr. Tanger returns to the podcast to discuss the current conidtion of Forest Carbon Markets in the Mid-South and the different options available to landowners looking to enroll their timberland. 

August 30, 2022

Our next 3-part series focuses on Forest Carbon Market Opportunities in the Mid-South. The first episode, which features Mississippi State University Forestry Extension Professor Dr. Shaun Tanger, provides a history and overview of forest carbon markets. 

August 23, 2022

In our last episode with Mr. Wise, we chat about the important benefits of the current Wise Family Farm, from soil and water stewardship to agrotourism, community connection, education, and more.

August 16, 2022

In our second episode with Mr. Wise, we dig into the motivations and practical decisions to transition the more row-crop-focused operation into a more diversified farming system.


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