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Now displaying: June, 2017
Jun 30, 2017

In this episode, Leslie Kelly and Rob Sharkey are pointing out the pros and cons of Amazons new purchase.

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Jun 29, 2017

From on-farm research to breaking yield records, James Wray is following in big footsteps in a big way in Arkansas.

Jun 29, 2017

1:20 Layers, Pullets and Crops

4:30 Twins Megan and Josh can read each other’s minds

5:50 Megan calls Josh dumb – with her mind.

6:50 This one time at horse camp…..

9:30 Sorry, no stories about showing chickens. Poultry Club don’t do that.

12:00 Hi. My name’s Megan and I’m an egg farmer.

13:30 Unlike chocolate milk, brown eggs really DO come from brown chickens.

14:30 But you don’t LOOK like an egg farmer or Megan strikes out with Vegan boys.

16:50 Wendell and Megan are from different demographics. Who knew?

18:45 Should Ag’s messaging to consumers be more outrageous?

21:30 Figuring out all of the different egg options. No wonder consumers are confused.

25:40 Chickens live inside cause foxes live outside.

26:50 Does Megan meet Tomboy criteria? Includes a man bun question.

27:40 Can one of Megan’s hockey team mates please confirm her total penalty minutes?

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Jun 28, 2017

Today’s episode is a continuation of a two-part series on why you should teach agriculture. In the previous episode, Dr. Daniel Foster, an educator at Pennsylvania State University, shared his insights about agriculture and agricultural education on a national scale. Dr. Foster not only makes a difference in the lives of young people, but also trains teachers who want to make a difference in the agricultural education outside the country.

Dr. Foster joins me today as he talks about agriculture and agricultural education on an international scale. He shares how he tried to help establish agricultural education in Guatemala and the inspiring story when Dr. Foster and his team of agricultural instructors had an intercultural agriculture trip to Korea.

 

“It’s okay to be scared but saddle up anyway because there’s a young person in this world, there’s a young person in America that needs you.”  – Dr. Daniel Foster

 

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Possible reasons why there is a decrease in agriculture instructors in the U.S.
  • How agricultural businesses can offer assistance and support on ag programs
  • Why there are high rates of out-of-school and disengaged students aged 16 to 24 in Guatemala
  • Foster’s proposal regarding the development of Guatemala’s agricultural education
  • Why each agricultural teacher is required to do an individualized professional development plan
  • How Dr. Foster expands the global mindset of students
  • Other significant student learnings Dr. Foster hopes his students will discover
  • Challenges prospective agriculture educators face and how Dr. Foster can help instructors

 

Questions Ag Businesses Should Ask Ag Programs:

  1. Where are the ag programs around me?
  2. What do you have going on?
  3. Where do you need assistance and help?
  4. How can we help?

 

Check Out Dr. Daniel Foster Across the Net:

 

 

Join our National Teach Agriculture Campaign!

 

As a primary supporter of the agricultural network, BASF proudly sponsors the National Teach Agriculture Campaign, a movement with a mission to raise awareness about the need to recruit and retain qualified and diverse agricultural teachers.

If you are interested in making a lasting impact in developing the future leaders of agriculture, visit NAAE.org for more details.

 

 

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Thanks for joining us on the Future of Agriculture Podcast – your spot for valuable information, content, and interviews with industry leaders throughout the agricultural space! If you enjoyed this week’s episode, please subscribe on iTunes and leave your honest feedback. Don’t forget to share it with your friends on your favorite social media spots!

 

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Jun 27, 2017

Today is my podaversary!!! What better way to celebrate one year, of podcasting, than to interview my most requested guest….. Mrs. SharkFarmer

Questions from

5:43 Rheannon Ehlers

11:31 Karl Armstrong

15:40 Jennifer Campbell

23:51 Vance Crowe

29:29 Donnarie Hales

31:10 Karen Corrigan

35:35 Mandy Rizzo

Jun 23, 2017

In this episode, Julie Kelly and Rob Sharkey are pointing out ways the organics industry is not what they claim.

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Jun 22, 2017

 

2:30 Sharing the spotlight with Neil Degrasse Tyson.

6:00 Alison and Wendell nerd out about dairy research.

7:50 Milking mice – teeny, tiny nipples.

10:00 The history of genetic engineering.

14:50 It’s easier to scare people than reassure them.

18:00 Why it takes a Hollywood type to tell a science story.

21:30 Who wouldn’t fan girl when meeting  Bill Nye?

25:30 Scaring parents to sell products.

30:40 Don’t bet against the science.

33:20 Why you probably won’t see this movie on Netflix.

36:30 Alison has a shot at being on a REAL podcast.

39:00 If research doesn`t get used, scientists will stop doing it.

 

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Jun 21, 2017

Daniel Foster is a proponent of agricultural literacy and is currently an Agricultural Teacher Educator at The Pennsylvania State University. He credits his mother for his love for the industry which all started when his mom decided to move out of Texas to Arizona to further her career in agriculture. He was just 15 going 16 at the time and was a starter on his school’s football team, so he considers this part of his life as a fun transition.

 

In Arizona, he decided to pursue a degree in agriculture and continue his studies until he eventually got his doctorate at Ohio State. To this day, he recalls never really wanting to teach agriculture. That is until February of his senior year as a student teacher. It was then he realized he wanted to keep doing this, teaching young minds about the importance and future of agriculture, for the rest of his life.

 

On today’s episode, Daniel talks about how his mom inspired him to pursue agricultural studies, why he decided to become a student teacher, the importance of Ag literacy, and his thoughts on Ag Educators. 

 
“It's a lot more fun helping a kid discover what they have inside through agriculture than it is trying to twist the arm of an elected official to recognize the importance of our industry.”  – Dr. Daniel Foster 

 

 
This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast: 

  • What contributes to the Ag teacher shortage?
  • Do rural areas need better Ag programs?
  • What does Ag literacy success look like?
  • Why should Ag literacy be relevant to everybody?
  • How Ag literacy can cause you to make better lifestyle choices.
  • Why the engine of Ag education is the educator.
  • Core pain points causing attrition in the ranks of Ag teachers.
  • The importance of facilitating and utilizing support programs in Ag education.
  • His goal of funding a female agricultural production operation in every continent.

 

 

Check Out Daniel Foster Across the Net: 

 

 

We Are a Part of a Bigger Family! 

The Future of Agriculture Podcast is now part of the Farm and Rural Ag Network. Listen to more ag-related podcasts by subscribing on iTunes or on the Farm and Rural Ag Network Website today. 

 
 

Share the Ag-Love! 

Thanks for joining us on the Future of Agriculture Podcast – your spot for valuable information, content, and interviews with industry leaders throughout the agricultural space! If you enjoyed this week’s episode, please subscribe on iTunes and leave your honest feedback. Don’t forget to share it with your friends on your favorite social media spots! 

Learn more about AgGrad by visiting:  

AgGrad Website 
AgGrad on Twitter 
AgGrad on Facebook 
AgGrad on LinkedIn 
AgGrad on Instagram 

 

Jun 20, 2017

Kim Keller is a flexible idealist that has worked her way home. From opening admitting she didn't like farming growing up, to coming back and never being happier, Kim hasn't let any mold define her. This former app developer has some great lessons on talking to "city folk" 

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Time stamps:

13:17 cart bitch

16:09 developing an app

29:27  her twitter storm

32:33 Saskatchewan women in ag 

37:56  agvocates 

Jun 19, 2017

Farmer dad Doug Luther of Nebraska talks row crops, carpet farming, sandblasted pickups, faith and wrangling 10,000 acres and five kids.

Jun 16, 2017

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about who agriculture promotes as the face of farming 

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Jun 15, 2017

1:30 Growing up on a dairy farm – Wine isn’t the only great drink they produce in Niagara.

2:55 Is brick a soil type?

6:20 High school Matt was not a nerd. That happened later.

9:10 Commodity markets and chess – both require deep thought.

14:40 Matt claims he is NEVER wrong.

16:30 Wizards, Frogs and Toads – just another market report.

19:15 Weather, interest rates, Donald Trump – What are things that move the market, Alex.

21:45 Sorting through the news before it’s news.

25:00 Normal? What economist doesn’t play Monopoly?

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Jun 14, 2017

Today’s guest grew up in Mariposa, California and has viewed the world from different lenses as a youth through the 4-H Youth Program. Marcus Hollan attributes his distinctiveness and success to his involvement in such programs when he was younger which allowed him to embrace the diversity of others and understand the importance of inclusion in a community. Marcus is one of the founders of the Cultivating Change Foundation, an organization that elevates and values the LGBTQ community within the agriculture industry.

In today’s episode, Marcus talks about the roles that diversity, inclusion, equality, and equity play in the workplace - especially in agriculture. As the chief learning officer of Studio 5, Marcus also shares the organization’s goals, the business case for promoting agriculture, and how the corporate equality index has become a significant tool to know more about how open a company is to embracing racial, cultural, religious, and gender orientation differences.

 

“There is also power in recognizing our differences; in celebrating and honoring who we are.”  – Marcus Hollan

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Defining diversity, inclusion, equality, and equity
  • What people want - equality versus equity
  • Why you should ask purposeful and intentional questions
  • What inspired Marcus to launch Cultivating Change Foundation
  • The goals of the foundation
  • Challenges Marcus faced in starting Cultivating Change
  • Defining the corporate equality index and its function

 

Join us at the 2017 Cultivating Change Summit!

On June 21 to 23, the third annual Cultivating Change Summit will take place in Sacramento, California. Learn from the excellent speakers, fantastic workshop presenters, and the 8-people panel that will tackle the future of agriculture through the lens of diversity and inclusion as they come up with plans of actions as to how we can better serve the agriculture industry.

Be a part of history-in-the-making by checking out Cultivating Change Website today!

 

Share the Ag-Love!

Thanks for joining us on the Future of Agriculture Podcast – your spot for valuable information, content, and interviews with industry leaders throughout the agricultural space! If you enjoyed this week’s episode, please subscribe on iTunes and leave your honest feedback. Don’t forget to share it with your friends on your favorite social media spots!

Learn more about AgGrad by visiting:

AgGrad Website

AgGrad on Twitter

AgGrad on Facebook

AgGrad on LinkedIn

AgGrad on Instagram

 

Jun 13, 2017

Lindsay Persico doesn't farm.... but she's one of the strongest gals I know (both physically and emotionally) Listen as she talks about the tough decisions she's made to be a good example for her kids.

 

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Timestamps:

11:36   Her tattoo 

15:11   living in a 12'x16' cabin

16:27   When divorce is right

33:14   her hero

38:12   decisions in buying food

Jun 9, 2017

In this episode, Rob shares his experience advocating at an event.

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Jun 8, 2017

The Dirksen’s – the definition of a family farm.

1:50 Every family needs an Opa.

4:30 Vanessa calls Wendell old.

7:00 An off-farm job can be a valuable learning experience.

10:20 If you are a John Deere fan, you might want to skip this part.

14:00 Tractor pulling – Boys and their toys.

18:30 Vanessa calls Matt dumb.

20:45 Breakfast on the Farm. Opening the doors.

26:45 Letting the kids pull you out of your comfort zone.

 

Breakfast on the Farm

Jun 7, 2017

Coley Jones Drinkwater belongs to a third-generation family of farmers who tend to and sustain the Richlands Dairy Farm in Blackstone, Virginia. Richlands Farm has been a dairy farm since the 1950s. Coley’s story makes you see life in agriculture from different perspectives - a multigenerational angle, a sustainability angle, and an entrepreneurship angle.

On today’s episode, Coley talks about the inspiring story of how her grandparents started and pursued the farm as they relied on agriculture in raising and sending their five children to college. She also explains how she and her family decided not to sell the farm during one of its trying times with the challenges, pressures, and sacrifices she and her family made to keep the farm and pursue their own creamery in spite of the denial of her initial proposal.


“I hope in building the creamery that maybe that is something that I can do for someone else’s family as well where you can just come, get some ice cream. Sit on the porch. Just breathe and take a moment to be together as a family because that to me is really what makes farming worth all the sacrifice.”  – Coley Jones Drinkwater

 


This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • The crops that Coley and her family grow on the farm
  • What to expect during the farm’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze Fall Festivals
  • The farm’s first ever “Dinner on the Dairy” that’s happening on June 23
  • Why the first ice cream flavor gives honor to Coley’s grandmother
  • Coley’s frustration about misleading labels and marketing strategies concerning truth and honesty
  • The hardest part in farming for Coley since she came back to the farm full-time
  • What gives Coley hope and purpose in life

 

Check Out Coley Jones Drinkwater Across the Net:

 

We Are a Part of a Bigger Family!

The Future of Agriculture Podcast is now part of the Farm and Rural Ag Network. Listen to more ag-related podcasts by subscribing on iTunes or on the Farm and Rural Ag Network Website today.

 

Share the Ag-Love!

Thanks for joining us on the Future of Agriculture Podcast – your spot for valuable information, content, and interviews with industry leaders throughout the agricultural space! If you enjoyed this week’s episode, please subscribe on iTunes and leave your honest feedback. Don’t forget to share it with your friends on your favorite social media spots!

Learn more about AgGrad by visiting:

AgGrad Website
AgGrad on Twitter
AgGrad on Facebook
AgGrad on LinkedIn
AgGrad on Instagram

Jun 6, 2017

Steven Ellis is a Virginia farmer who is a connoisseur of the Japanese poetry, haiku. He talks to us about the differences he sees from farming in the "I" states. Plus how ag social media has changed.

 

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8:30 he sounds like Frank Underwood

16:25 forced to farm?

22:38 his dad is awesome

34:50 he hates "I" states

47:20 Farm to table restaurant 

Jun 5, 2017

Weeds, wine, sand-fighting season, turn row meltdowns – all part of Mike Lass’ story, from California to growing cotton in the South Plains of Texas

Jun 1, 2017

If Dairy Farmers cost Maxime Bernier the leadership, then Bruce Sargent is the Dragon Slayer.

 

3:00 How to get farmers attention, by Maxime Bernier.

6:30 Recruiting members for the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC).

8:45 Bruce does Max according to Dr Seuss.

13:40 I agree with The Donald….. said no successful CDN politician ever.

18:40 Bruce is a glass half full kind of guy.

24:00 You don’t have to be flashy to be a good leader.

28:10 Cartel, Cartel, Cartel.

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