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May 4, 2018

Donnarie Hales, BASF Product Marketing Manager, discusses new rotation options for rice growers, her new gig, and the changing social media landscape.

May 2, 2018

Tonight I'm delighted to be travelling down to Wimborne in Dorset, in the south West of England, to talk to sheep farmer Jemma Harding @meandeweblog

We talk about the perception of sheep farming as cool at the moment, and how the reality can be very different, before hearing about her early life growing up on the family farm and how her initial love of sheep developed. 

We discuss her time at University studying photography, and how she combined it with farming, before hearing about how a night out at an MTV party in Birmingham led ultimately to a job offer and an eventual role interviewing musicians and celebrities around the World. 

We then hear in depth about the accident that happened to her in 2008, when she was knocked off her bike by a lorry in central London, and the horrendous injuries she sustained. She tells us about the operations she went through, and how through sheer determination she was out of hospital in just 5 weeks, and how her collie puppy and horse helped her through the long nights suffering with PTSD.

We hear about how she left London life and went back to the family business, before her Father's diagnosis with stage 4 cancer, and death just 9 months later. We discuss the difficulties she faced afterwards, dealing with it emotionally, but also with the farm, and how she had to learn to do many of the day to day things from scratch.

We also discuss the issues she's had with dog attacks in her flock, and how it seems to be a growing problem in the UK, before moving on to talk about where she's at now, and how despite it all, she has no regrets. 

All this and much, much more.

Jemma's story is one of courage in the face of huge adversity, and sheer determination to succeed, and it was an absolute privilege to talk to her tonight. 

Check it out folks.. 

 

 

This episode is kindly sponsored by NFU Cymru. For more info please visit www.nfu-cymru.org or visit www.rockandrollfarming.com

Rock & Roll Farming is proud to work in partnership with Farmer's Guardian. For all the latest news and features across the Ag industry please visit www.fginsight.com

May 2, 2018

Jason Mauck is a farmer in Gaston, Indiana and the CEO of Constant Canopy, an operation dedicated to closing the gap between livestock and grain production. He is passionate about demystifying misconceptions and bringing public awareness to how the farming and agriculture industry truly works from a large-scale farming perspective.

Jason joins me today to share how his large-scale nutrient management system works, discuss the imbalance between supply and demand, and why he believes a sharing economy is a perfect solution to addressing these issues. He shares the intercropping strategy he uses to create higher crop yields, effective strategies for using manure as a soil nutrient management technique, and how he describes “true soil wealth” for large-scale farmers. He also explains the concept of wheat spreading and how it impacts production costs and the benefits of planting soybeans early in the growing season.

 

“I don’t think there’s one subject that is more compatible with the sharing economy than manure distribution.” - Jason Mauck

 

This Week on the Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Effective strategies for using manure as a nutrient management technique on large-scale farming operations.
  • Why newer methods of using manure to manage soil nutrients are more effective and economical than older methods.
  • How the sharing economy can address supply and demand issues related to manure distribution.
  • The cropping system he uses to keep production costs low while using manure-based nutrient management techniques.
  • The benefits of locally placing manure versus widespread placement.
  • The benefits of developing an intercropping system.
  • Why he advocates for early soybean planting - even when predicting another freeze.
  • Understanding the concept of wheat spreading and how it impacts production costs.
  • How he harvests wheat without harming soybean crops with his intercropping system.
  • Benefits of early bean seed planting.
  • How allowing bean plans to grow side-by-side - instead of upright - impacts the overall growth and production.
  • Why he believes more farmers do not experiment with intercropping strategies.
  • How farmers evaluate annual soil health.
  • How he describes “true soil wealth.”

 

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May 1, 2018

Heather Moore is a first generation dairy farmer who gained her love for ag though showing cows in FFA. She has opened her own shop selling cheese made from milk produced on their farm.

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