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Apr 11, 2017

Nate Chittenden should be banned from Snapchat. However, he does some very good things for agriculture. Giving tours of his dairy is a high priority.

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Time Stamps:

8:19       79 cent milk

15:17     He was gonna be a doctor???

20:05     How a farm survives the parents’ divorce

35:28     giving the yutes tours

42:39     dealing with social media trolls

Apr 7, 2017

Nate Chittenden talks about current dairy issues on this bonus cut.

Apr 7, 2017

{A must listen if you live near a farm and have any prejudice or concerns about chemicals infiltrating your garden or property.}

In this episode, Rob and Carrie are chatting about chemicals.

  • Where they go when farmers use them?
  • Are they more dangerous than bug spray?
  • How expensive are they?
  • How are they applied?
  • What should you do if you get "chemical drift" in your yard?
  • What to do if the pesticide gets onto your children's skin or onto your pets.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

  • Farmers: What chemicals do you use? Have you ever drifted a pesticide?
  • Consumers: What is your biggest concern about farmer chemicals invading your personal space?


Apr 6, 2017

 

It's Canadian Dairy Expo week so we are talking cheese, cheese and cheese! Hans Weber brought his family to Canada from Switzerland and fills us in on milking cows and making award winning cheese on the same farm. Find out what booze goes best with different cheeses and what Swiss people do for fun. There may or may not be yodeling.

Apr 5, 2017

Today’s guest grew up in Grass Valley, California. Sara Hollenbeck lives with her husband on a ranch in Molt, Montana called the Hollenbeck Ranch. Together with her husband and in-laws, Sara manages a sheep operation in Molt on top of many other diverse things they do on the farm.

On today’s episode, Sara talks about an unfamiliar topic to many – sheep operation. She discusses the necessary tasks and human resources it takes to keep the operation running smoothly. She also shares who Totes MaGoats is, how her lamb company was born, and how she was able to open the community to eating lamb.

 

“The people I’m focused on are the ones that are interested, or curious even, about where their food is coming from or how their food is being raised.” – Sara Hollenbeck

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Brief background about the sheepherders and reasons why their presence and the H-2A program play a vital role in the sheep operation
  • Where the sheep ranch gets the majority of its revenue
  • The importance of breeding on the quality of the meat and wool and reasons why it is important to focus on the latter
  • Sheep shearing and why it is considered the “fun time” in the ranch
  • Sara's goals for the future of the ranch

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Apr 4, 2017

Natalie Newell is a mom that doesn’t put up with fear mongering celebrity activist. So much so that she is making a movie promoting common sense in food science, vaccines, and children’s health. Plus we rip on the stupid decision Cargill has made.

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time stamps:

5:40       GFY Cargill

18:05     Who is this skeptic woman?

23:52     oh…. I’ll just make a movie

28:48     no vaccines???

36:07     What every parent should see

40:13     best social media to reach moms

Apr 3, 2017

Listen in as Dr. Larry Steckel of the University of Tennessee runs an Engenia(TM) Herbicide demo with the hopes of having no results.

Mar 31, 2017

In this episode, Rob and Carrie are chatting about container gardening, tips and myths.

They chat about what they are, and Rob gives advice on pests and how to tell if a plant is stressed, soil considerations, and debunks some of the more common myths.

Each give their idea of the perfect plant for a first time container pant.

To go straight to the tips, timestamp is 52:00 "5 Tips for Container Gardening".

FEEDBACK REQUESTED HERE: If you do container gardening let us know what plants you grow. If we've inspired you to try, please let us know.

Mar 30, 2017

Show Notes

1:30 When you are related to literally everyone in your neighborhood.

3:00 Maple Syrup Facts - It’s a Canadian thing.

6:30 Woodlot management = healthy trees.

9:00 OMG we are talking supply management again!

12:00 Wendell learns that it’s not ok to mention Aunt Jemima to a serious Maple Syrup connoisseur.

16:40 Maple Syrup goes high tech.

18:10 Kevin says the magic words – Pancakes and Sausage.

19:55 Maple Beer? What????

22:50 Maple syrup advice for beginners – Don’t burn down the driveshed.

24:00 We have to wrap it up cause Christine can’t wait for pancakes and sausage any longer.

 

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Mar 29, 2017

Today’s guest is a scientist, researcher, and the founder of Dynamite Ag – a sales and consulting company founded in 2012. Growing up in a Christian household, Dr. Curtis Livesay was told not to do drugs, to research about it. This pursuit of knowledge led him to acquire a Ph.D. in interpersonal communication and research methods. It is also the heart of his company – to do great research and disseminate good and useful information.

On today’s episode, Dr. Curtis shares his knowledge, experience, and viewpoints about a variety of topics such as critical agronomic problems, lies fed to farmers, and specific ways to deal with particular agronomic concerns.

 

“Don’t just try something different, but pay attention to where you put it.” – Dr. Curtis Livesay

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • How Dr. Curtis found his niche and how he finds the people he works with
  • Difference between plant recoverable and plant available
  • How farmers should balance the economics of farming with environmental stewardship
  • Yield contest over profitability contest
  • What volunteer corn is, why it’s a problem and what farmers can do about it

 

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Mar 28, 2017

Belinda Bowman had a life changing experience when she went to Africa to help people feed themselves. Her charity has transferred over to trying to help the victims of the wildfires.

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Time stamps:

4:29       Wildfire fund raising

14:25     It’s only Africa

28:25     GMOs in Africa

37:36     How she came back to the farm

42:51     Being a chick in ag

Mar 24, 2017

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are stepping away from their one on one conversation to talk to two people helping with the wildfires affecting Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas.

Denton Clark of Clark Farms went to help with fire mitigation, as he states, there’s no stopping a fire of this magnitude, you’re just trying to saves people’s farms.

He described what he saw as “nothing short of hell”. When you’re fifteen miles away and you can see the flames clear as day, and the wooden bridges you’re driving across is on fire, it becomes real.

Sean Harmon, a grain farmer from Iowa offered the use of his truck and trailer to haul extra hay, he grabbed his young daughter and headed south.

When she goes back to school after spring break, she’ll be able to tell the story to children not involved with agriculture. Without even realizing it she’ll be acting as an ambassador bridging the gap between farmer and consumer.

According to Sean the photos you see online just doesn’t do the actuality justice. He says he can’t express how insane it is, he heard about it on the news but seeing it in real life took his breath away.

For links to where you can help go to: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep011

Mar 23, 2017

Ed Donkers is this years Breakfast on the Farm host. We talk dairy goats, yoga and ballroom dancing.
0:10 Not all dairy farmers have cows.
4:50 Dairy goats are NOT just little dairy cows.
8:50 Goat raisins - even vegans won't eat them.
10:50 Turning a disaster into an opportunity.
12:30 Goat farmers are not all hippies... but they might be hipsters.
16:35 Umm.... Goat yoga?
20:10 The only time it's ok to wear a pink tuxedo.
21:25 Breakfast on the Farm - Why this one might be the best one yet! Get your tickets at www.farmfoodcareon.org

Mar 22, 2017

To better understand what’s going on in the agriculture business, looking outside the boundaries is a must. Knowing how other countries do things help the agriculture industry see the bigger picture and understand how things work together in a global viewpoint.

Today’s guest, Wendell Schumm, had never thought about considering other things than milking cows. He grew up on a dairy farm and has developed a passion for it. With his dad’s support and encouragement, Wendell got a two-year business diploma at Ontario Business College. At age 21, he worked for a local coop for two years before landing another job with a feed company that is a Purina dealer. Keeping his enthusiasm for dairy by working as a dairy nutritionist, Wendell became a partner to a new nutrition company at age 26. In 2009, a privately owned feed manufacturer, Wallenstein Feed, bought this nutrition company. Wendell has been working for them ever since.

On today’s episode, Wendell shares the uniqueness of the Canadian agriculture and the impact that feed manufacturing is making globally. He talks about the reasons why contracting out a company who specializes in the mixture of the feeds is more advantageous over DIY mixed feeds. He also shares what he sees in the future of the agricultural network, the direction of the feed business, and the reasons why he started his agricultural podcast.

 

“A lot of what we want to focus on would be whatever we can do to make consumers feel good about how we’re raising their food.” – Wendell Schumm

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • The difference between Ontario and Western Canada and its proximity to the US market.
  • The benefits of having a middleman between the buyer and manufacturer.
  • The changes in the feed manufacturing and the advantages of using new technology.
  • The foundations of their system and how it ensures farmers have a predictable and sustainable income for the work they do.

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Mar 21, 2017

Trent Cadra is a rancher in Texas who was struck by the wildfires. Although you really wouldn't know it by talking to him. Even with suffering a loss he is focused on others.

Special thanks to Julie Tomascik

 

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Timestamps:

listen to the whole damn story 

Mar 16, 2017

1:00 Growing up on a farm A.K.A. forced labour
5:15 Maxime Bernier - Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
9:35 Bananas in Moose Jaw?
14:30 This should be every politicians answer to every question
17:00 Scrap a system that works and create a new milk tax - duh, good plan
22:20 Who out there hasn't accidentally left sensitive documents at their stripper, biker girlfriends by mistake?

Mar 15, 2017

On today’s episode of Future of Agriculture Podcast, my guest is an engineer by who was born in Nebraska and grew up as a city kid in Omaha. Russ Conser eventually fell in-love with energy which started his decades-long career in Shell Oil where he learned more about oil, gas, and carbon. You may be surprised to hear that the knowledge and experience Russ gained in this industry eventually led him to his present venture in the field of agriculture.

Russ Conser is the CEO of Standard Soil, a company that uses adaptive multi-paddock grazing to grow grass-fed beef at scale. He spent the last 15 years in innovation and investing in pioneering startups that produce revolutionary and edgy outputs and results. A writer, speaker, investor, and game-changer, Russ talks about Standard Soil’s business model, its difference from other tech startups, the positive environmental impact it brings, and a lot more.

 

“I tend to think of agriculture really as the biological solar energy business in the world of farmers and ranchers.” – Russ Conser

 

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Russ elaborates the difference between traditional grazing and multi-paddock grazing.
  • He shares the effects of multi-paddock grazing that are advantageous not only to the business itself, but also in the quality of the nutrient produced in the soil.
  • Together with the overall environmental impact of multi-paddock grazing, Russ talks about what the organic-rich soils can do for everyone.
  • He gives some tips on how they handle moving paddocks frequently, how they manage the grazing during wintertime, and how to know the right square footage of paddocks per cow.
  • Russ emphasizes that the methods by which these things are produced usually cause concern with broader environmental issues.
  • He introduces the “cocktail mix” producers use to create a superior product.
  • Forward-looking, Russ talks about the significance of multi-paddock grazing to the US beef industry 20 years from now.

 

Additional Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode

 

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Mar 14, 2017

Jerod McDaniel completely destroys the good feelings that I would get when someone would post a picture of a bottle-feeding calf. He’s got an amazing story of taking over the farm at the age of 18.

 

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Timestamps:

7:00       are agvocates being used

14:22     bottle feeding calves

23:22     taking over at 18

43:12     BTFD TV

54:00     corn contest

Mar 13, 2017

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 010 - Shopping Preferences & Food Deserts"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about why people shop at the grocery store they do. What factors in their preferred habits.

And then they chat about food deserts what they are, where they are and what programs are out there combating them.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

  • Farmers: Are you involved in urban food distribution hubs? If so what are they?
  • Consumers: Do you know people affected by food deserts? Do you live in one - if so how do you handle it?

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep010

Mar 9, 2017

1:30 Why beef farmers and bankers make good partners
6:40 Western cattle- Ontario or bust!
9:50 Senior A Hockey- if you're not Canadian you won't understand
11:50 Wendell accidentally buys a steer. And overpays
16:15 Lubricating the auctioneer- with scotch
19:30 Alberta- it's a dry cold
22:00 Kevin calls Wendell a big, dopey dog
26:30 Kevin has come up with the perfect Friday night

Mar 8, 2017

Today’s guest, Joel Cowley, grew up with his grandparents who exposed him to agriculture even before being introduced to books at school. Losing his parents at an early age, he knows the importance and value of agriculture programs since one of these supported parts of his college education through scholarship.  

The confidence that was built from being exposed to agriculture at a young age allowed him to acquire a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Colorado State University, a master’s degree in animal science from Texas University, and another master’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University.  His passion for agriculture and knowledge in management led him to be the president and CEO of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for the last three and a half years.

On today’s episode, Joel gives us a glimpse of the 23-day festival happening in Texas called the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. With the mission to promote agriculture, Joel and his team prepare an annual experience that’s worth looking forward to as he talks about what to expect – livestock show, horse show, fascinating exhibits, fun carnival, shopping, creative food, and great entertainment. They hope that the spectators will have more appreciation for agriculture once they have experienced this much-anticipated affair.

“Agriculture is going to need to become more efficient, and it’s going to take technology to meet the future demands.” – Joel Cowley

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Joel shares how the livestock show started and the importance of Livestock Show and Rodeo in the cattle industry.
  • He elaborates on the ways they try to accomplish the mission of Houston Livestock and Rodeo.
  • Joel discusses how he and his team present different exhibits in interactive and engaging ways to address possible questions and concerns about agriculture during the show with attendees of 2.5 million
  • He also talks about the program of the festival, what the audience can expect to see and experience, and the demographics of the spectators.
  • He shares the number of workers, both full-time and volunteers, who help put the show together.
  • Joel elaborates why Houston was coined by watchdog groups as “The Most Philanthropic City in America,” and how he and his team have diversified the festival’s entertainment since Houston has been proclaimed “The Most Ethnic and Culturally Diverse City in America.”
  • He cites the allocations of the funding raised during the festival.

Check Out Joel Cowley Across the Net:

 

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Mar 7, 2017

Katie Hancock is a farmer from Kentucky and doesn’t like hunting. Plus she is raising Satan’s chickens

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Time stamps:

7:12        Katie doesn’t like hunting

19:15     Chickens from the 7th circle of Hell

22:41     Buying out the family farm

32:21     Spouse working for medical insurance

35:41     She calls her call Xena Warrior Princess

42:51     How are farm wives viewed        

45:54     Elevator speeches are canned

Mar 6, 2017

Cream of Wheat has sparked an entire episode!

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about enriched and fortified foods, how it happens and why. How acids help your food last longer including the secret to keeping avocados from turning brown once it’s exposed to the air.

Which is better – Captain Crunch or Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, plus listen in to hear a super weird fact about Carrie's ice cream habit.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

  • Farmers: What is it that is added back into food? When you remove something, process it and then what is being added back in? What form is it in?
  • Consumers: Do the words “Enriched” or “Fortified” on the packaging prompt you to purchase your food? Do you seek out products that are enriched or fortified with specific vitamins or minerals?

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep009

Mar 2, 2017

1:15 Maegan’s job at GFO is not just babysitting Steve. 2:45 From now on, Steve would like to be referred to as “The Silver Surfer” 5:10 Shout out to the Tavistock Hops Company and craft breweries. 10:40 Social Licence – of course Maegan wants to talk about this. 16:30 Pushing back against over-reaching regulation. 20:40 Even soybeans have some limitations. 23:45 Steve and Wendell claim to not know who the bachelor is. 29:00 Wendell gives Maegan some mint new marketing ideas for GFO which Steve mostly shoots down.

Mar 1, 2017

AgTech has experienced quite a boom over the years. There is no question that innovation can boost tremendous improvements in the Agriculture industry. And like me, many Agriculture professionals and business owners are curious and eagerly awaiting the next big thing from AgTech.

Louisa Burwood-Taylor is currently at the heart of the AgTech industry as the Chief Editor of AgFunderNews.com. She was originally a financial journalist and was privileged to shift to AgTech just when the industry started gaining significant progress.

In today’s show, Louisa shares her experience in AgTech, along with invaluable entrepreneurial advice, insight and a glimpse of what is to come in the industry.

“Agriculture is the least digitized industry in the world, which is pretty concerning because it is one of the most essential industries in our daily lives.”

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • The Agriculture industry is currently experiencing an Intersection between food, technology, and entrepreneurship.
  • Women are making great strides in the Agriculture industry and it makes sense to have more of their voice in the corporate scene, because they influence more than half of the food choices in the family).
  • Consumer demand and changes are really going to impact how farmers plant, what they plant, and how they grow it.
  • There's a huge potential for robotics to revolutionize farming, but it has not yet raised much funding because the technology is not quite there yet and it can be quite expensive.
  • Louisa shares the “hot” areas for AgTech where there are a lot of start-ups and tech innovation hubs.
  • She discusses what accelerators do and their role in AgTech.
  • Entrepreneurs are demonstrating more enthusiasm with AgTech this year.
  • It may take some time before AgTech finds another unicorn, because the investors have pulled back over the last few years.

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