The podcast aims to provide growers with research-based information on new and emerging crops in Wisconsin. Each episode of The Cutting Edge focuses on a single crop by interviewing researchers, growers, and movers and shakers behind each crop. Jason Fischbach, one of the co-hosts of The Cutting Edge, says: “The goal of the podcast is two-fold. First, we want to give growers in-depth knowledge and information about emerging and alternative crops to help growers decide whether to pursue the opportunity. Second, we want to provide growers and stakeholders an inside look at what it takes to develop new crops and markets for these crops”.
The newest episode, Hazelnut Breeding, featuring Dr. Julie Dawson, Associate Professor at UW-Madison, and Dr. Scott Brainard, Research Associate at UW-Madison and Tree Crop Breeder at Savanna Institute, was released on July 6th. There are currently 27 episodes available with more added each month.
More information about The Cutting Edge podcast can be found at: https://cropsandsoils.extension.wisc.edu/programs/the-cutting-edge-podcast/. Subscribe through Google Podcasts or Apple Podcasts by searching for The Cutting Edge.
The Cutting Edge is a product of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and produced by Jason Fischbach, Emerging Crops Outreach Specialist; Jerry Clark, Agricultural Educator Chippewa County; Carl Duley, Agriculture Educator Buffalo County; and Steffen Mirsky, Emerging Crops Outreach Specialist.