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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has added new video tools to keep you up-to-date on the latest department news. In this section, you will find videos of various news events and timely topics related to agriculture. Be sure to check back often for the most recent happenings from the MDA.

(Windows Media Player is required to view the video clips.)

January 9, 2009

Gypsy moth caterpillar (larva)Invaders At Our Doorstep

Want to learn more about gypsy moth and other invasive species threatening Minnesota's forests?  Check out our video series, "Invaders At Our Doorstep: Exotic Forest Pests of the Midwest".  Find out how the Minnesota Department of Agriculture monitors and, if found, manages this pest.


November 4, 2008

MDA Dairy Inspector at a dairy farm in MinnesotaMDA Dairy Inspection Program

Learn about MDA's role in food safety as we visit a dairy farm. See our role in the manufacturing process as we watch milk being bottled or made into cheese and ice cream.

March 25, 2008

MDA Food Inspection ProgramMDA Food Inspector measuring food temperature

Learn about the MDA's role in food safety as we follow three inspectors through a routine day.

March 12, 2008

MDA teaches students about rain and erosionStudents learning about rain and erosion

North Mankato, Minn. - Students attending the 2008 Children's Water Festival at South Central College in North Mankato got a first hand look at how different coverage of soils can have a dramatic impact on the amount of erosion taking place on farm fields. Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Mark Zumwinkle demonstrated the department's rainfall simulator to several hundred fourth graders at the event on March 12. The simulator is designed to mimic a natural rainstorm on three different types of . . . >> Read More

Watch the video: (WMV: 3:16 mins / 4.90 MB)