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Dec 31, 2017

Wendell, Donnarie, Rob and Tim get together for a FRAN New Year Podcast. Get a glimpse into what FRANBOT has to deal with.

Dec 27, 2017

Innovations in the agricultural industry come in many forms. From technological advances to improving farming practices, the world is slowly but surely guaranteeing safe and sustainable food sources for generations to come. But, what if we take that a step further? What if we have a system in place that enables traceability, security, improves food safety and gets everyone involved in making sure food quality is top notch? That is what the concept of Blockchain seeks to implement.

 

In this episode, Tim discusses the concept of Blockchain and why it’s one of the most ambitious, yet sensible approaches when it comes to advancing the agricultural industry. He lays down the facts, his sources, and why it’s not so different to how Bitcoin operates. He also explains how a typical Blockchain approach would work with our current supply chain.

 

 
“Blockchain is a series of technologies that can build trust in our supply chain.”– Tim Hammerich

 

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast: 

 

  • What is Blockchain and how can it affect agricultural businesses?
  • What information does it provide farmers?
  • Can you trust Blockchain with sensitive data?
  • The similarities between BitCoin and Blockchain
  • The five areas in agriculture where Blockchain is currently being explored.
  • The limitations of Blockchain?

 

Resources Mentioned:

 



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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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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Dec 26, 2017

Holiday seasons are for having fun... and what better way to have fun than hanging out with Sandi Brock and Amy Matheson!!!

Plus my version of The Night Before Christmas

 

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Dec 22, 2017

In this episode of Keeping Ag Real, Jenny Schweigert connects with Tracy Zeorian, a custom wheat harvester and founder of HarvestHer. The show tackles USDA data, gluten-free diets and navigating through family dynamics in a 40 ft living space.

When times get tough, the tough get going. Times are tough, especially for farmers and custom harvesters. To ease the stress, Tracy is growing the HarvestHer movement by adding a wellness event for HarvestHer, April 13-15, 2018. Stay tuned for additional information at HarvestHer.com, Facebook.com/HarvestHer and Twitter @HarvestHer.

Timestamps:

  • 3:27 - Flashback to the 80's for Custom Harvesting
  • 6:40 - Stranded by drought and hail
  • 8:18 - Finding a silver lining
  • 10:10 - Family dynamics in a 40ft living space
  • 12:10 - Dive back into one of Jenny's favorite topics...Data and the USDA
  • 13:50 - Gluten-free
  • 14:23 - History is made as Tracy becomes the first woman President of the U.S. Custom Harvesters Association
  • 15:00 - Women will be women
  • 16:50 - The "Tell Your Story" rant
  • 19:10 - Attitude ain't bad
  • 22:10 - Bringing back the old fashioned Quilting Bee, without the quilt
  • 24:25 - Tracy doesn't believe in the word impossible

Please be sure to follow Keeping Ag Real on Twitter-@KeepingAgReal, Facebook and the website KeepingAgReal. Note: KAR is now a blog and podcast.

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Dec 21, 2017

The Real Dirt On Farming – Good facts and good vibes.

 

1:00 Not everyone can get away with a kilt.

5:00 Matt’s big, little brother.

10:00 An introvert and a deep thinker.

13:00 The Real Dirt On Farming – a worthwhile cause.

22:30 Why can’t we play dirty? Wendell goes on a rant.

34:00 Matt has a band. No idea what it’s called.

 

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Dec 20, 2017

Nick Horob is the founder of Harvest Profit, a company that provides a set of management tools focused on the business side of the farm. Their aim is to allow farmers make decisions based on objective analysis and data, preventing emotionally-driven choices which in turn gives them better, long-term returns. While Nick grew up in a family of farmers, his extensive experience in risk management, real estate investment, and business best practices motivated him to start Harvest Profit so he could help farmers not just increase their yield, but to let them know where to invest and where to cut their investments.

 

In this episode, Nick explains what Harvest Profit is all about. He discusses the many problems encountered by farmers when it comes to investments and how their services provide the answers to those issues. He also shares why his company stands out among the competition, their goals for 2018, and his thoughts on the future of AgTech.

 

 
“Producing a crop is a combination of hundreds if not thousands of micro variables.”– Nick Horob

 

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast: 

 

  • How does Harvest Profit improve a farmer's business?
  • What inspired him to start Harvest Profit?
  • Farmers attitudes towards new technologies and new software.
  • What makes Harvest Profit much more attractive to farmers than other competitors?
  • What it’s like to compete with bigger companies?

 

Connect with Nick Horob:

 

 

 

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 

 

Dec 19, 2017

Jackie Allenbrand and Alda Owen are pretty tough on me, but that's ok. They are passionate about helping disabled farmers. Listen to this amazing story!

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Dec 14, 2017

1:20 If you offer Drew a couch to crash, he may never leave.

4:45 We learn how much Wendell knows about pigs.

8:40 Piglet lives matter.

16:40 Pigs just keep getting bigger.

20:20 Pig guys trying to be like the dairy guys.

24:00 The Pigmobile.

32:00 Cool train facts with Wendell and Drew.

Dec 13, 2017

Cotton? Check. Corn and Soybeans? Sure. Peanuts and pumpkins? Yep. Wheat? Why not? Chufa? Of course. North Carolinian Donny Lassiter can grow it all.

Dec 13, 2017

Tyler Mayoras is a Principal at Advantage Capital Partners, a company that invests in small businesses that are ready for growth. As a principal, his duties revolves around screening and identifying potential opportunities for investments, facilitate due diligence, and close transactions. His primary focus is on investments made by their agriculture wing, aptly called Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners. Some of the most prominent businesses he watched over were Hip Chick Farms, Shenandoah Growers, and NurturMe.

 

In this episode, Tyler shares the kind of businesses their company looks for when it comes to investing. He explains their requirements, what convinces them to invest in that particular business, as well as why almost half of the businesses they look at are rural or close to rural. He also shares how the government is involved in their investments and his experience working with NurturMe, a gluten-free baby food company.

 

 
“A lot of the whole food revolution is being driven by people under 40: The Millennials and Generation Z.”– Tyler Mayoras

 

 
This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast: 

 

  • The type of investing Tyler does with Advantage Capital Partners.
  • How hard is it to invest in a new industry?
  • Would wheat-based products still be considered plant-based?
  • Is it hard to merge those who are interested in progressive food and ag business and those supporting a rural economy?
  • The trends in the natural space and how companies manage to stay unique.
  • What do they consider as impact investing?
  • Spaces he would like to find more companies to invest in.
  • The impact of information accessibility on food trends.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

Connect with Tyler Mayoras:

 

 

 

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 

 

Dec 12, 2017

Ashley Kennedy is a dairy farmer from Bad Axe Michigan. She openly
talks about infertility struggles and the interesting world of dairy employees.

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Dec 11, 2017

 

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking to Mike Plotner and his thoughts on FFA and 4H

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Dec 7, 2017

1:30 Real Agriculture is an actual, real media company.

3:00 I`ll take “What’s a seedsman for $100”

7:50 How to break your parents hearts, career edition.

11:00 Shaun has opinions. Want to hear them?

16:00 Eventually Shaun remembers meeting Wendell.

23:30 Doing a daily radio show is just as hard as dairy farming.

25:00 NAFTA, Trade and why Shaun hates supply management.

31:30 FTR Canada WON the War of 1812.

37:30 The Real Ag Hockey Pool. Let your monkey pick.

Dec 6, 2017

This is the perfect end to our three-part series on cellulosic ethanol. You have heard from Dr Brown describing why we should care about the industry and informing us of its fundamentals. You have head from Michael McAdams describing some exciting new ideas affecting the industry and articulating how the government is involved.

Now we speak with someone in private industry. Eric Mork works for ICM that designs, builds, and manages ethanol technologies and business models. One process ICM has developed solves a very practical problem: how can we get more from the plants that we already have? 

They have accomplished this by retrofitting corn ethanol plants to also make cellulosic ethanol out of the non-corn residue that they get in. If you've ever seen a truckload of corn leave a farmer's field, you know that there is more than corn in there! ICM's process uses that residue to make cellulosic ethanol in addition to the corn-based ethanol that the plant is already processing. 

These are collaborative, interesting, and effective solutions that are going to lead us to future technologies that produce more food, fiber, and fuel using fewer resources. 

Visit ICM's website.

 

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.

  

 

 
 
Dec 5, 2017

Layla Katiraee PhD is one of the stars of the documentary "Science Moms" We talk about GMO's and Chicken Pox parties.

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Dec 4, 2017

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about how city folk and farm folk view their pets.

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Dec 1, 2017

Paul Rea, BASF Senior Vice President for Crop Protection, North America, reviews 2017, and talks acquisitions, innovation, natural disasters, and the most unusual crop he’s ever seen. 

 

 

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.

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 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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