December 4, 1976 - On this regional public affairs program, a discussion of handbook on agricultural areas (aka Agricultural Planning Handbook), in the metropolitan area. Dan Olson interviews Alexander Dean and Jim Schoettler from the Metropolitan Planning Commission. Dean and Schoettler also answer listener questions.
February 8, 1977 - Dr. Hiram Drache, an agricultural historian, author, and professor of history at Concordia College in Moorhead, talks with Bill Siemering and John Ydstie about transitions in farming and his book “Beyond the Furrow: Some Keys to Successful Farming in the Twentieth Century.”
March 5, 1977 - Marilyn Chou, a policy analyst from the Hudson Institute in New York, speaking at the Farm Forum in Minneapolis. Chou talked about her impressions of agriculture on the People's Republic of China. She was introduced by Fritz Corrigan of the Peavey Company.
March 11, 1977 - A news feature of British economist E. F. Schumacher, author of the book "Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered." Schumacher talks about need for change in agriculture and energy practices.
April 18, 1977 - Dr. Philip Raup, agricultural economist and professor at the University of Minnesota, speaking on land use and growth in Minnesota at conference of the Minnesota Planning Association. The Minnesota Planning Association Annual Conference theme was "Who Says Planning is for Pros?" and at held Sheraton Inn Northwest, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Objectives of the conference were to identify issues in state & regional planning; identify means of coordinating planning with other governmental agencies; and determine economic and environmental impacts of planning.
May 28, 1977 - On this regional public affairs program, an investigation of latest research at the University of Minnesota into agriculture. A tour of University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment station is presented, highlighting food science, plant genetics, and animal science.
July 11, 1977 - MPR’s John Ydstie presents sound portrait of a migrant farmily working the sugar beet fields of the Red River Valley.
December 1, 1977 - Bill Walker, Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner, speaking at the National Farmers Union annual meeting in Saint Paul. Walker spoke about dangers that huge farm conglomerates poser for co-ops, of Minnesota farmers' dependence upon foreign energy sources, and of the need to develop alternative sources for agriculture.
December 1, 1977 - South Dakota Senator James Abourezk speaking at Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association meeting in Minneapolis about the impending crisis facing United States farmers. Often described as a political populist and friend of the family farmer, Abourezk began his speech by listing three problems he believes farmers must address.
December 7, 1977 - Highlights from "World Hunger and Agriculture: China as a Case Study" conference on world hunger and agricultural policy at Augustana College in South Dakota, including a discussion of China's farm plan. Harvard professor Dr. John King Fairbank, former director of the East Asian Research Center and chairman of the Council on East Asian Studies, provided a historical introduction to life in China in a keynote address; and Dr. Benedict Stavis of the Center for International Studies at Cornell University, gave a speech titled "China's Agriculture, a Socio-Economic Revolution."