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In this episode, we sit down with Jennifer Kimball, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota. As a plant breeder by trade, Jennifer works with cultivated wild rice, a crop species naturally grown in Minnesota.

Jennifer works closely with farmers to research the breeding, genetics, and conservation of wild rice. From environmental management to developing new and improved rice breeding techniques, Jennifer is a central figure in Minnesota’s wild rice research community…

Tune in now to learn about:

  • How wild rice is grown and harvested.
  • How long it typically takes to grow wild rice.
  • What makes wild rice a challenging crop to work with.
  • The diversity of plant and animal life that exists in cultivated wild rice farms.
  • Rotation crops that are grown in rice farms.

To find out more about Jennifer and her work with wild rice, click here now!

Episode also available on Apple Podcast: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

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