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Jul 19, 2017

Today’s guests allow us to look at agricultural technology and entrepreneurship from two different perspectives. Kyle Heikes is part of the IN10T, a digital agricultural company that created Farmer Trials. Farmer Trials is a platform that connects people who have new ideas and want to test them on real farms. These people get to work with real farmers who have the skill and resources to assess whether these ideas solve real problems that farmers face.

Also with me is Kyle Morrow, a farmer in Indiana who is currently a customer of Farmer Trials. Kyle shares his experience working with the company and allows us to look at matters from a practical approach since one of the goals of the program is to see things from different lenses.

Today, we see that all new and innovative agricultural technology is nothing until tested and proven effective on the farm. Kyle shares how art and science are combined as a growth strategy used by Farmer Trials; the communication process among the farmer, the ag entrepreneur, and Farmer Trials; and when entrepreneurs can approach Farmers Trials if they have new insights and project proposals.

 

“Having something like Farmer Trials where they can try multiple things within a given year accelerate the learning curve to utilizing the data.” - Kyle Morrow

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Problems that existed on the farm before Farmer Trials came along
  • Requirements farmers had to meet in the past if a company wanted to do farm trials
  • Tasks that Farmer Trials manage and facilitate for agribusinesses
  • Working in the business versus working on the business
  • Why the services offered by Farmer Trials are appealing to companies both big and small
  • How Farmer Trials plan to use the grant awarded tthem by Kansas Department of Agriculture
  • Who determines the compensation for the projects

 

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Jul 18, 2017

Natalina Sents spent a year going to all 50 states to meet farmers. It gives her a very unique view on how agriculture should interact with the public. 

 

Time Stamps:

7:37      Fight for what you want

16:20     Role of a farm wife

23:40     Telling your story (this is good)

36:58     The car wreck

Jul 17, 2017

In this episode,Kellee James and Rob Sharkey are talking about how much people are willing to pay for organics.

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Jul 17, 2017

You say “almond,” she says “am-mend.” As Almond Girl Jenny, this hull-splitting, tree-shaking, fourth-generation nutty farm girl talks about the crop that’s our favorite go-to snack.

Jul 14, 2017

In this episode, Lesley Kelly and Rob Sharkey are talking about how much food we waste.

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Jul 13, 2017

0:45 What kind of a name is Viren anyway?

3:40 Viren’s surprising childhood

6:00 Stranded in a strange country without his parents.

7:15 Being the only brown kid in grade 9.

10:15 Our own immigrant success story.

11:45 Viren’s TV career is tragically cut short.

12:30 Will pull teats for food.

15:30 Back to school – again.

17:40 Becoming a soldier of fortune.

19:30 Viren says robots are dumb… robots also had nothing good to say about Viren.

21:00 Viren questions recent life choices.

21:30 The Orkel MP2,000 – a heavy conversation.

25:50 Thinking outside the bale.

28:45 Viren does NOT expose himself on Twitter. Snapchat anyone?

31:30 @Milkabot’s rules to not be a dick on Twitter.

 

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Jul 12, 2017

While having guests and learning from people with different perspectives are the typical setup of this show, stopping to reflect on the things that have been discussed and talked about is an excellent way of seeing the learning, growth, and future direction of the program. With this said, today, I’m going to deviate from my normal program flow to look back and see where the journey has taken us.

Today, I’m going to talk about the five big takeaways I have learned from the first 60 episodes of the Future of Agriculture podcast. I also explain how these five big things determine the direction and content of the program.

 

Agriculture should be looked at from as many different lenses as possible. That’s where we’re going to get the ideas.

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Agricultural technology and agricultural entrepreneurship
  • What agricultural education is about and why it is important
  • Defining cooperative extensions and how this reinforces agricultural education
  • Solving serious problems like environmental impact, sustainability, social issues, hunger, and food waste
  • The generational aspect to each agriculture story
  • Agriculture and empathy
  • How we can practice empathy together in the next 60 episodes of the program

 

 

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Jul 11, 2017

Steve Pitstick has been a pioneer in agriculture for decades, listen as he has an honest conversation about agricultures views on divorce and homosexuality

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Time stamps:

8:24       video killed the radio store

19:30     divorce in ag

28:28     breakfast conversation… I’m gay

39:29     navigating new waters

Jul 7, 2017

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 026 -  Eating healthy on the road"

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

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Jul 6, 2017

2:40 A beef farmer repping fruit and veggie growers. Covering both sides of the plate.

 

5:00 Fall Fair Ambassador is NOT the same thing as a Dairy Princess!

 

7:20 Amanda has a fancy way of saying she can’t plow straight…..

 

10:20 Canadian Cattlemen’s Young Leaders – the future of the beef industry.

 

15:50 Being a mentor means giving back to the industry.

 

17:30 Who didn’t guess that Amanda would be recognised as a “go getter”?

 

20:20 Some times it’s easier to ask (Jen Christie) for forgiveness than permission.

 

21:10 That time when being a farmer makes you strange and mysterious.

 

23:20 Who takes a beef farmer to a vegetarian restaurant????

 

28:00 Power woman or not, when Dad says shovel some s**t, you shovel some s**t.

 

32:10 Sometimes being a farmer means also working off the farm.

Jul 5, 2017

Peter Schott grew up in a family with technologically inclined parents who used computers on their farm even from way back in 1984. Because of this, Peter's curiosity on the possibilities that technology can bring in solving agricultural problems grew. As a result, Peter and another guy from his college dorm decided to work together on offering solutions through mobile apps by establishing their own company called Myriad Mobile.

Today, Peter talks about the significant role that mobile apps play in the future of agriculture and the solution of current agricultural problems. He shares some excellent insights from two different perspectives - one from that of a farmer’s and the other of an entrepreneur. He also explains the significance of knowing your audience, your vision, and the problem you want to solve when thinking of a good app to pursue.

 

“I think the industry is best served if people spend more time listening to their customers and working alongside them rather than telling them what they need.”  – Peter Schott

 

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • How Peter’s family used computers on the farm in 1984
  • Biggest game-changer for technology on his farm from 1984 to the present
  • How Myriad Mobile came to be and the core of Myriad’s business
  • The platform he created as a result of a cooperative request
  • Challenges of having and creating a mobile team and where he found his success in sales
  • Similarities and differences between developing apps for agriculture and other fields
  • How farmers can differentiate good technology versus salesmanship
  • How powerful Twitter is in connecting with others in the same industry
  • A peak on the process entrepreneurs go through when engaging with a mobile app firm
  • The biggest unsolved problems in agriculture that can be solved by technology

 

 

Check Out Peter Schott Across the Net:

 

 

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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!

 

Learn more about AgGrad by visiting:

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Jul 4, 2017

Dr. Cody Creelman is ‘the name” in agriculture vlogs. His, no-holds-bar look at veterinary practices has set him apart. He talks about puss, palpations, and other… stuff

 

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Time stamps

10:00     He be vloggin

24:16     Screw Dr. Pol

27:35     Dr. Pimplepopper

32:45     Cow plastic surgery

39:42     No time for GOT

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.

 

 

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:

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AgGrad on Twitter

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AgGrad on Instagram

 

 

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:  

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AgGrad on Twitter 
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AgGrad on LinkedIn 
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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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