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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.



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 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?


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.



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?


Jun 13, 2017

Lindsay Persico doesn't farm.... but she's one of the strongest gals I know (both physically and emotionally) Listen as she talks about the tough decisions she's made to be a good example for her kids.



11:36   Her tattoo 

15:11   living in a 12'x16' cabin

16:27   When divorce is right

33:14   her hero

38:12   decisions in buying food

Jun 9, 2017

In this episode, Rob shares his experience advocating at an event.

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Jun 8, 2017

The Dirksen’s – the definition of a family farm.

1:50 Every family needs an Opa.

4:30 Vanessa calls Wendell old.

7:00 An off-farm job can be a valuable learning experience.

10:20 If you are a John Deere fan, you might want to skip this part.

14:00 Tractor pulling – Boys and their toys.

18:30 Vanessa calls Matt dumb.

20:45 Breakfast on the Farm. Opening the doors.

26:45 Letting the kids pull you out of your comfort zone.


Breakfast on the Farm

Jun 6, 2017

Steven Ellis is a Virginia farmer who is a connoisseur of the Japanese poetry, haiku. He talks to us about the differences he sees from farming in the "I" states. Plus how ag social media has changed.


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8:30 he sounds like Frank Underwood

16:25 forced to farm?

22:38 his dad is awesome

34:50 he hates "I" states

47:20 Farm to table restaurant 

Jun 5, 2017

Weeds, wine, sand-fighting season, turn row meltdowns – all part of Mike Lass’ story, from California to growing cotton in the South Plains of Texas

Jun 1, 2017

If Dairy Farmers cost Maxime Bernier the leadership, then Bruce Sargent is the Dragon Slayer.


3:00 How to get farmers attention, by Maxime Bernier.

6:30 Recruiting members for the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC).

8:45 Bruce does Max according to Dr Seuss.

13:40 I agree with The Donald….. said no successful CDN politician ever.

18:40 Bruce is a glass half full kind of guy.

24:00 You don’t have to be flashy to be a good leader.

28:10 Cartel, Cartel, Cartel.

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