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Jan 10, 2019

What does corporate social responsibility mean in agriculture? Well, at Farm Credit Canada, it means identifying a need and putting Candace Hill in charge of it. Manager of Special Projects – Women in Ag, Candace shares about doing jobs that didn’t exist before, getting pulled back home to Saskatchewan and “that one time at band camp…”

#agriculture #farming #womeninag #socialresponsibility #corporateresponsibility #rural #saskatchewan #FCC #family 

Sep 21, 2017

1:10 What do you mean you’ve never heard of Punkydoodles Corner?

2:30 Things Holstein Canada WON’T let you name your cows.

4:30 Brett’s in the business of making milk. Period.

8:45 Family Farming ups and downs.

13:30 Supply Management, yes or no?

15:20 Brett has figured out Victoria’s Secrets.

18:00 Succession planning – you won’t have to drag Brett out kicking and screaming.

21:30 So…. What’s worse – Margaritas  or Crocks?

24:40 Hey!!! I ask the questions here.

Sep 20, 2017

Joe Swartz is the Vice President of Commercial Sales and Technical Support at American Hydroponic, a.k.a AmHydro. AmHydro is a small company in the United States that designs and builds innovative hydroponic systems, a soil-free way to grow plants, and have been doing so for the last 30 years. Joe Swartz himself came from a family of farmers and started researching the science of hydroponics when he saw the traditional methods of farming were no longer paying the bills during the real estate boom of the late 80s.

 

After purchasing the family farm from his father, Joe put his formal education and passion in agriculture to good use and invested time and money into researching and experimenting with different hydroponics system operations. Some said he was a genius, some called him otherwise. Regardless, with hydroponics AmHydro has slowly and steadily made a huge and growing impact towards preserving the environment. 

 

In this episode, Joe tells us all about hydroponics, its advantages and disadvantages, why hydroponics farming is still farming, and how to turn it into a profitable business.

 

 
“The real issue is that we have a need to be able to put agricultural production in areas not necessarily suitable for agricultural production.”  – Joe Swartz

 

 


This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast: 

 

  • What is Nutrient Film Technology?
  • How his old-school family reacted to him telling them it's time to find a new path in agriculture.
  • How has controlled environment ag changed from the 80's to now?
  • What factors cause people to think controlled environment agriculture is too hyped? Is that a good thing?
  • How would he advise new farmers who want to proceed in getting started as a grower of indoor farming?
  • What is the correct approach at building a hydroponics business?
  • How big does a greenhouse need to be to make indoor farming profitable?
  • The ballpark price for indoor farming packages.
  • What is Aquaponics?
  • Why some controlled environment agriculture growers fail?
  • His prediction for the future of hydroponic agriculture.

 

 

 

Connect with Joe Swartz:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 
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AgGrad on LinkedIn 
AgGrad on Instagram 

 

Sep 19, 2017

Nathan Leeper can jump real high, so high it took him to the Olympics. But he's here to talk about how he overcame alcoholism with the help of his friends and family.

 

Please visit my sponsor 

https://www.farmersedge.ca/

 

time stamp:

7:45 Olympics 

19:05 Retirement 

21:12 Alcoholism 

40:07 Getting Help

Sep 18, 2017

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about weed resistance and how to describe it to non farmers 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

Sep 14, 2017

Grain Farmers of Ontario Mad Scientists – Natalie DiMeo and Matthew Czerwinksi

 

0:25 Scientists are interesting and informative. No, really, they are.

7:55 Doing research that matters to farmers.

14:50 If research is done in the forest and no one is there, does it make a sound?

17:10 Natalie sucks at Christmas gifts.

21:00 Thorough research involves beer. No, really, it does.

22:30 Natalie “I caught a fish THIS big…”

25:00 Effectively communicating scientific results.

Sep 13, 2017

Today’s episode will be a bit different. We normally find guests and have them share their incredible ideas and wisdom on the Future of Agriculture podcast. For this episode, we decided to change it up a bit. This time, we will have a guest host who will then interview our very own Tim Hammerich. Our guest host will be none other than Michelle Bufkin, a freelance writer for Ag Daily Media and also the very person who recently took over our Snapchat channel.

 

In this special episode, we will give you an inside look at the core principles of AgGrad, why it was made in the first place, its vision, and tidbits about my life.

 

 
“AgGrad.com exists to help people find their place in modern agriculture.”  – Tim Hammerich

 

 
This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast: 

 

  • How AgGrad got started.
  • My favorite part of seeing AgGrad grow since 2015 and my plans for the future.
  • How I choose who to feature in the podcast?
  • Why I chose Snapchat for AgGrad?
  • Why you can’t outsource all Ag careers.
  • Four pieces of advice for students who are about to graduate and go into the workforce.
  • Why I didn't like to do an internship back in college.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

 

 

 

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 

 

Sep 12, 2017

Wade and Marina Barnes tell the story of how they fell in love. Now they are leading FarmersEdge to the top of agriculture's technology companies.

Sep 11, 2017

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about Gwyneth Paltrow and what she puts where. 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

Sep 7, 2017

Jenni Tilton-Flood is so agreeable she’s often confused for a Canadian. 

2:00 Will travel for field hockey. 

4:15 Dear Virginia, leave your statues alone. 

7:10 The honor system. I wouldn’t steal from Jenni’s farm market stand either. 

12:00 Pasture doesn’t guarantee happier cows. 

16:20 Growing corn in Maine -  When exactly was Maine America’s bread basket??? 

18:30 How to traumatize New Yorkers at the fair. 

20:00 Comparing US milk co-ops with Canadian supply management. 

29:00 #FRANHappyHour 9:00 EST – Chat with Jenni. 

31:30 Jenni cannot live on bread alone, but cheese….

Sep 6, 2017

Jack Gilmore is the owner and head chef of the famous Jack Allen’s Kitchen in Austin, Texas. More than good food and service, Jack Allen’s Kitchen is known for being a pioneer in what we call the “Farm to Table.” According to Jack, at least 80% of every food on his menu is locally sourced. He first got into cooking when he was 15 and taught himself how to cook when he was working part time in a restaurant. By the time he was 18, he realized school wasn’t his thing so he decided to get married and start a family.

 

Jack knew how to cook, so he figured he could make a living out of it. He worked for other people and was able to work with incredible chefs, until he grew tired of working for someone else and decided to start his own restaurant. From cooking for a decent wage to actually owning his own restaurant chain, he has come a long way.

 

On today’s episode, Jack talks about how he started his restaurant business, what made him choose to buy from local farmers as much as possible, and the logistics involved in running a locally-sourced restaurant. He also his thoughts on the future generation of farmers.

 

 
“I don't tell anybody we're a 100% local, I tell them we're as local as we can be.”  – Jack Gilmore

 

 
This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast: 

 

  • How he partnered with local farmers
  • How much of his menu is influenced by the ingredients available?
  • How he manages the many farmers he partners with as well as the logistics behind.
  • How he plans his ingredient supply forecast with the farmers.
  • How he determines which farmers to work with
  • How he shows his appreciation to the farmers.
  • Why he's not worried about the next generation of farmers as much as he is about next generation of chefs.
  • The biggest and smallest farms he buys from.
  • Is the farm to table concept still a growing concept nationwide?
  • The future of the local food movement.
  • How does he manage the food waste in his restaurant?

 

 

Check Out Jack Gilmore 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: 

Future of Agriculture Website

AgGrad Website

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

 

Sep 5, 2017

Hear the story of Bob and Debbie Reed as they face the challenges of leading their family farm through the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. From rescue via jetski to embracing the kindness of neighbors... the Reeds hold nothing back 

Hurricane Relief fund 

http://texasfarmbureau.org/texas-farm-bureau-hurricane-harvey-relief-effort/

 

time stamps:

9:03 Harvey

17:18 Jet ski rescue 

38:16 advice from their experiences 

45:13 Pure Texas perspective 

Sep 4, 2017

In this episode Lesley and Rob talk to Michael Goudeau and his daughter Logan about their experience with the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Here are the pictures from Logan

https://www.facebook.com/logan.goudeau/posts/1452555061500344

Aug 29, 2017

Nate Herman from Lake Life TV talks about how a childhood dream of fishing led into an unexpected opportunity to share his beliefs

Aug 28, 2017

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about the the pros and cons of ethanol

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

Aug 24, 2017

0:50 I wish I had David’s radio voice.

6:00 Sometimes a temporary job becomes a career.

10:00 You’re hired, didn’t we tell you?

14:20 CKCO TV – jacket and tie required.

16:30 Canadian content laws. David gets his own show.

20:20 David and Wendy – a “whirlwind” relationship.

24:30 Reporting on Farm Crisis

31:30 It’s not always good to be the King.

37:30 An interview that’s out of this world!

43:30 Community Heroes.

45:00 Cruising with David and Wendy.

Aug 23, 2017

Aidan Connolly has been with Alltech for 27 years and is currently its Chief Innovation Officer (CIO).  Alltech is a company that helps farmers feed the world, raise healthy animals, and protect the environment. He works with the company’s research department focused on developing nutrition-based technologies that will capitalize on insights gained through Alltech’s investment in nutrigenomics. Aidan’s main tasks as CIO is to spearhead Alltech’s projects in multiple facets of the agricultural industry, make sure they’re always on the cutting edge when it comes to current technology, as well as incorporating new technologies into how food is produced in the future.

 

On today’s episode, Aidan shares how he became Alltech’s CIO and how the company decides which innovation to invest in. He also explains the disruptive technologies that will greatly affect the agricultural industry in the near future.

 

 
“Brain power and imagination are going to be very important in terms of the roles we play.”  – Aidan Connolly

 

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast: 

 

  • Alltech's views on disruptive technology.
  • How they strategically decide when to invest in an innovation.
  • What is the Pearse Lyons Accelerator?
  • The 8 potentially disruptive technologies.
  • Is artificial Intelligence something humans should worry about?
  • How he prepares his children for the future.
  • Since 2009, TOP US food and beverage companies have lost an equivalent of $18 billion of market shares. How does this affect agriculture?
  • Can the "local food" movement scale?
  • How should we balance thinking about innovations and our busy lives?

 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

 

 

Check Out Aidan Connolly 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:  

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

Aug 22, 2017

Dwayne Faber has quickly established himself as one of twitters funniest farmers. Listen as he talks Family, dairy, and farmers marketing themselves.

time stamp:

10:28 Ag Twitter

24:00 The ultimatum

30:24 Holland underground

34:04 agvocate???

Aug 21, 2017

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about the Meatless Meat 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

Aug 17, 2017

Three shows in One.

Nebraska Governor, Pete Ricketts

Canadian Pork Council Public Relations Manager,  Gary Stordy

Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Jeff Leal

 

 

1:50 Governor Ricketts says nice things about Canada.

6:10 Modernizing NAFTA without disrupting trade.

7:40 Apparently Dairy is on the table.

10:20 Even the Governor appreciates at hotdog for a dollar.

11:40 Wendell introduces Gary Stordy as Gord. Sorry Garry.

20:20 Comparing notes on NAFTA.

22:30 Harmonizing food safety regulations.

24:30 Wendell gets Minister Leal’s intro right.

27:30 Renegotiating NAFTA – DO NO HARM!

31:20 Minister Leal schools Wendell on political history.

Aug 16, 2017

Do we take basic decision making for granted? Do we just assume that our practices in the past should be our practices in the future? Using data based information, there may be ways to become more efficient and productive while saving money and resources.

Dr. Curt Livesay from Dynamite Ag is one of those people who questions basic assumptions. He focuses on agronomy or soil management and crop production. He has been a guest on a past episode, but we mostly discussed the cannabis industry.

Today, Dr. Curt Livesay shares his data based process especially around the subject of nitrogen use. We look at nitrogen efficiency and getting the desired amount of nutrients without creating waste. We also talk with Scott Wettstein, a farmer from Lidgerwood, North Dakota. If you like thinking for yourself, this is a great episode for you. 

 

"When we test and find products that actually work, we take those on and promote them to our growers." – Dr. Curt Livesay

 

 

This Week on the Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • How Dynamite Ag prides themselves on research and education 
  • How Dr. Curt Livesay always had a greater vision and wanted to sell based on independent research
  • Nitrogen research and accepting the idea of “what everybody knows”
  • Nitrogen is not uniform in the soil profile
  • 360 Yield Center produces the Y drop which drops from a sprayer and places nitrogen closer to where the plant needs it
  • Overapplying nitrogen's negative impact on the environment
  • Looking at cost savings and capturing the yield goal based on Curt’s research
  • Research versus tradition and nitrogen soil tests with sensors

 

 

Check Out Dynamite Ag & Dr. Curt Livesay & Scott Wettstein Across the Net:

 

 

 

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: 

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

 

Aug 15, 2017

Sean Stanford is a man that wears many hats. A guy that puts family and community first.... but don't get me wrong, I don't like him.

 

timestamps:

7:40 buying a farm

13:28 Being a volunteer fireman

19:23 the tough calls

25:35 dealing with anxiety 

33:58 young Alberta love 

41:55 hold that kid... I'm hungry 

Aug 14, 2017

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about the infamous pink slime reporting  

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

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