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Minnesota CropCast: Dr. Craig Sheaffer, Part 1: A Career in Forage Research at the University of Minnesota

Dr. Craig Sheaffer has been on the faculty in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics since 1977. Dr Sheaffer’s research on forage production has led to authorship of around 275 scientific publications, as well as scores of book chapters and extension publications. Although he has worked on pasture management and has focused his efforts on many species of forage crops, his true love is alfalfa. In this episode, Craig sits down with David Nicolai and Seth Naeve to talk about his history at the University of Minnesota and his many collaborators, colleagues, and friends there. Craig discussed changes that he has seen in agriculture in Minnesota and talked about alfalfa varieties and the testing program over the years.

This is part one of a two-part series that touches on some of the highlights of Dr. Sheaffer’s illustrious career. Part 1 emphasizes his research efforts while Part 2 will highlight his teaching career at the University of Minnesota.

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What is Minnesota CropCast?

Hosts David Nicolai and Seth Naeve discuss the progress and challenges of Minnesota's agronomic crops in this new podcast. They are joined by a diversity of specialists representing all crops and agronomic disciplines to discuss their research and its impact on future Minnesota crops. Dave Nicolai is a crops Extension educator and Seth Naeve is the Extension soybean agronomist.

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