Revitalizing rural America is on April 17 Today’s Ag

Revitalizing rural America is on April 17 Today's Ag Revitalizing rural America is a topic April 17 on Today's Ag.

Today's Ag managing editor and host Carrie Law said South Dakota State University rural sociologist Meredith Redlin will be on the show to share insights from a recent rural America seminar in Washington, DC. The show also features a segment with Elsie Meeks, a Native American from South Dakota and one of six national finalists for Rural Entrepreneurship Development Systems grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Meeks' project, the Oweesta Collaborative, is designed to serve the Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River reservations of South Dakota and the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.

SDSU Extension Sheep Specialist Jeff Held and SDSU Sheep Unit manager Robert Zelinsky discuss how to incorporate agricultural co-products into a sheep operation.

A segment of the show tells how a livestock monitoring program is helping protect Midwestern agriculture. Chad Zadina, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension poultry assistant, will discuss the poultry disease monitoring program that guards against avian influenza, exotic Newcastle disease, and other poultry diseases.

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