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Now displaying: November, 2017
Nov 30, 2017

Janice Anderson balances family, work and making a contribution to agriculture at the grassroots level.

Nov 29, 2017

Michael McAdams knows biofuels. He knows the issues, the history, the players, and the future. He is passionate, well-researched, and you can hear it in his voice that he truly cares about this topic. 

If you listened to episode 009 you heard the basics of cellulosic biofuels. In this episode, we learn about the governmental and private industry sides of the equation. What does it take to get cellulosic ethanols up and running? What is meant by a drop-in biofuel and why is that exciting? 

Mike even describes some exciting work being done to turn algae into biofuels with 20x the per acre efficiency of corn. There are so many interesting aspects of this topic, we could make this a 10 part series! But sorry, we're only doing three. 

 

Visit the Advanced Biofuels Association website to learn more about their work. 

 

Thanks for listening!

We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to the Future of Agriculture Podcast. The response has been outstanding. Please feel free to leave a note in the comment section below.

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Nov 28, 2017

Quentin Connealy talks about what it's like being a an introvert but yet still trying to tell people about his farm. He also wakeboards in his cornfields.

 

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Nov 27, 2017

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking to Donnarie Hales her plane ticket ordeal

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Nov 23, 2017

Cover Crops, Fire Trucks and John Deeres

 

8:00 Dave says “Moldboard plows are STUPID”

20:00 Balancing farming, family and volunteering.

23:30 Being a fire fighter is more than “Put the wet stuff on the red stuff”

27:20 Fire fighters looking out for each other. Mental health is as important as physical health.

35:20 Dave schools Wendell on John Deere trivia.

 

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Nov 22, 2017

This episode begins a three-part series on cellulosic ethanol and other cellulosic biofuels. 

What if we could take one of the most prolific, abundant, renewable, and sustainable items on the plant - Cellulose - and make fuel from it? 

Well, we can! Sounds fantastic, but there are, of course, challenges. It's expensive, the conversions aren't as great as we'd like them to be, there is a lot of work that needs to be done to improve the processes in order to make cellulosic biofuels a widespread reality. 

This is the first part of the three-part series where we explore these opportunities and challenges with cellulosic biofuels. Dr. Brown describes a future where farmers can produce biomass that is specifically bred to be processed into fuels that can go directly into an engine. This would, of course, take collaboration between seed companies, farmers, ethanol plants, and fuel manufacturers and retailers. 

 

Check out Dr. Brown's Bio Institute at Iowa State University

To learn more, pick up a copy of Dr. Brown's book "Why Are We Producing Biofuels?"

 

Thanks for listening!

 

We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to the Future of Agriculture Podcast. The response has been outstanding. Please feel free to leave a note in the comment section below.

 

The best way to spread the word about our Podcast is to share your favorite episode using the social media share buttons in the podcast player you are using.

 

You can also leave a review on iTunes. This helps us spread the word about the people, perspectives, and innovations that will provide our future food, clothing, fuel, shelter, and natural resources.

Nov 21, 2017

Emily Johannes lives in Washington DC but apparently doesn't know Donald Trump. We talk sustainability and world travel.

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Nov 20, 2017

Lesley pushes Rob into a rage against Farm Bureau 

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Nov 16, 2017

Are Ag businesses and boards really led by gray haired white men?

Does the old boys club still exist?

This is an important conversation about gender equality not just in agriculture but in all industries.

Thanks to Jen Christie and Adrienne Ivey for having this conversation.

Nov 15, 2017

How does a 30,000-acre farm operate with just 9 employees?

Lon Frahm shares with Tim how he has grown his row crop operation to over 30,000 acres, and how he uses economies of scale such as self-insuring and storing his own grain, to develop advantages over other farmers. 

Lon has a very impressive story. He took over his family's farm upon his father's death when he was just 28 years old. He has lead the operation to tremendous growth over the past 30 years and has experienced very little employee turnover. 

Lon knows the value in keeping good people on the team, learning quicker than your competition, and networking with peers in the industry. 

Whether you are a farmer, in agribusiness, or not in any related field, there are still some business gems in this episode. 

Learn more about Frahm Farmland at http://www.frahmfarmland.com

Wall Street Journal Article Featuring Lon Frahm

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Reach out to Tim on Twitter @timhammerich. 

Nov 14, 2017

Brooke Doyle is a 24 year old equipment salesman the is shattering all the molds. She talks about dealing with farmers and ag social media.

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Nov 13, 2017

Tom Conklin, has gone from landing jets on an aircraft carrier to raising wheat... and he loves it

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Nov 13, 2017

She runs a grain trading operation, co-hosts the popular “Girls Talk Ag” podcast, wrangles a husband, a son and four dogs as a hot mess ag mom – and still has time to talk ag, and market grain. Buckle up for Angie Setzer.

Nov 9, 2017

2:00 Farming near the Bay of Fundy – Tides, Whales and Chickens

6:10 How an engineer decides to be a farmer.

13:20 Egg Farmers of Canada. Doing good things around the world.

20:10 Conquering negative thinking and committing to your goals.

 

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Nov 8, 2017

Steven Brockshus is the CEO and Founder of TERVA, an online real estate marketplace dedicated to empowering farmland professionals with knowledge, insights, and data. They aim to build a marketplace not only to educate but to also connect with people looking to buy and sell farmland. He aims to bring the agricultural real estate industry online to shift the industry and how people interact and think about farmland.

 

In this episode, Steven shares his story on how he started TERVA as well as the moments and people in his life that inspired him to do so. He talks about what it can do now and what it sets to do for farmers in the future, and why TERVA is a great resource for those planning to retire on the countryside.

 

 
“Disruption in the ag context is different than a disruption in a Silicon Valley or social media based business.”– Steven Brockshus

 

 
This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast: 

 

  • What is TERVA, their vision, and mission?
  • How the startup company he interned with inspired him to create TERVA.
  • How being in the FFA made him a better business leader.
  • Who finds the most value in using TERVA?
  • The format people want when using TERVA.
  • Where do they plan to expand next?
  • How they convince potential investors.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

Connect with Steven Brockshus:

 

  • TERVA
  • Email: steven@terva.ag

 

 

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. 

 
 

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Nov 7, 2017

If neighboring farmers were being brutally murdered, would you stay? It's a situation that farmers in South Africa are facing right now. Listen as Jacques Beukes talks about the horrible atrocities that he is witnessing.

Nov 6, 2017

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about how rural and city folks view political subjects differently 

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Nov 2, 2017

1:00 Sandi thinks Lauren is great, Lauren thinks Sandi is great and Wendell is here too.

3:20 Wendell is just using Lauren to grow a millennial audience.

6:00 Tractors for Tots. What?

8:40 Becoming a weed scientist.

11:00 Learning the regulatory process. Hurdles and hoops.

14:00 Lauren has Grand Plan – and it includes solving herbicide resistance. Also water hemp.

15:30 Lauren confirms that Ontario’s weed problems usually come from Illinois.

19:00 Lauren explains why just publishing ONLY 3 manuscripts just wouldn’t be enough….

20:40 Wendell convinces Lauren that she is a science educator.

23:30 Starting a forum to provide accurate facts on farming. There is no finish line.

27:40 OK, Kevin Folta is amazing. And…. Wendell is still here.

Nov 1, 2017

Dr. Peter Ballerstedt is a Doctor of Animal Nutrition and is an expert in forage and ruminant nutrition in agriculture. He stepped out of the agriculture industry for some time and ventured in the tech world for many years. He came back because he realized a fantastic source of health could be found through leveraging animal agriculture, specifically ruminants. A stern believer in grass-based animal nutrition, Peter calls this – the potential of ruminants to lead the way towards healthier diets - the Ruminant Revolution.  

 

In this episode, Peter discusses what his Ruminant Revolution is all about. He addresses the need for ruminants and why it’s one of the best sustainable options to support an ever-growing human population. He also dives in on some facts regarding cultivable lands and current innovations in the ruminant agriculture industry.

 

 
“Our grassland resources are our largest and least well-utilized resource that remains.”– Dr. Peter Ballerstedt

 

 
This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast: 

 

  • What made him love ruminants?
  • Why do we need a Ruminant Revolution?
  • What the is diet like of mostly meat eaters and the diet he recommends today.
  • The steps needed for rangeland industry progression to catch up with road crops?
  • Why Ruminant Animal Agriculture isn't competitive with human beings.
  • Why he favors grass-based agriculture.
  • His thoughts on the saying "You are what you eat.”

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

Connect with Dr. Peter Ballerstedt:

 

 

 

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: 

Future of Agriculture Website

AgGrad Website

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

 

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