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May 30, 2017

Donnarie Hales is on a mission to break my spirit and leave me a shell of a man. She talks about her job with BASF and our upcoming unnamed roadtrip. Also she talks about being a farm girl leading to her love of ag


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8:51 what the hell does she do

16:59 ROADTRIP!!!!!

31:31 whats a haymow

36:00 who works in cooperate ag

May 26, 2017

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about how consumers can go about finding information about agriculture 

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May 25, 2017

Did you ever wonder who makes all the cool apps that you use every day? Tony Meekes is putting his geek skills to use to create apps to help make farmers lives better.

May 23, 2017

Last week Matt Chambers navigated us through his families struggles after a truck/tractor accident. This week we learn more about the details and what actually happened.

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2:31 who’s fault was it?

10:35 alcohol and farm equipment

23:41 grain bin safety

29:22 Update

May 19, 2017

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 020 - Tips for Connecting with Consumers"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are giving you three easy ways ag media can connect with consumers.

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May 18, 2017

This amazing single mom ended up taking over the family farm at 25 whether she was ready or not.


1:45 Sarah makes being a Ridgetown Westag sound pretty good.

4:00 Pheasants, Partridges and Quails Oh My!

7:00 Sarah and I discuss the bird and the…. well birds.

10:00 Between Sarah and Wendell, one of them is not afraid of birds.

14:00 Lots of birds fly, but not all birds fly Air Canada.

18:40 Suddenly making all the decisions. Questions you didn’t ask.

21:40 You don’t want to ask Sarah for the man of the house.

23:50 Between Scarlett and Wendell, one of them is not afraid of birds.

26:30 And….. SNAPCHAT!


May 16, 2017

Ag moms rock! Hear how Meredith Bernard went from corporate to cattle. She's at her happiest balancing family and farming.

May 16, 2017

Matt Chambers is a farmer from Iowa that talks about an accident that changed his family for ever. It's an heartbreaking story, but you wont believe what happens at the 40 minute mark.

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May 12, 2017

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about how bloggers and marketers have taken the word and turned it into a title rather than an advocacy strategy.

May 12, 2017

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 018 - (NSFW)#Agvocates Rant Part 1"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about how bloggers and marketers have taken the word and turned it into a title rather than an advocacy strategy.

May 11, 2017

1:45 Why would anyone move to Tavistock?

2:30 Still a better love story than Twilight.

5:30 Farming and raising a family.

7:00 Hops – outside the box farming.

10:30 Growing hops is harder than you might think.

14:00 Is a beer farmer a hippie or a hipster?

17:30 Darn dairy farmers making trouble again.

20:00 The airblaster creates a vortex. Of course.

22:00 No one told Kyle he was supposed to laugh at my jokes.

25:30 Local breweries support local farmers.

28:00 Hosting a hipster hop hoedown.

29:30 Nash Hops on Pop.

30:15 Apparently beer goes with everything.


May 9, 2017

Rachael Spangelo is the Queen of TwoDots Montana... I guess

Listen to her incredible story about protecting her daughter.


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time stamps:

6:33     2 dots Montana 

14:48    hand up a bison butt

27:46    direct to consumer beef 

32:07    her mini me

36:30    immigration, gangs, and escaping danger 

May 5, 2017

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 016 - "Gadgets and Indoor Gardens"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about what they think are the coolest gadgets that apply to farming.

Rob talks about using satellite imagery to help farmers scout their crops

Carrie is fascinated with watering vegetables over her phone with a Fibonacci.



What are your top tech picks???

May 4, 2017

Rice farming in the Arkansas Delta, socialism, Ernest Hemingway, duck hunting – and Donnarie rapping. Yep, it’s all here.

May 4, 2017

2:25 Growing up on a dairy farm in Paris – not a hostage situation.

4:15 I miss the 80’s…. said no one ever.

7:00 You don’t have to do what your parents do.

11:10 Poor Sandi. Alone with her sheep.

12:20 What’s a shepherd anyway?

14:45 Sheep birth control.

18:00 How Sandi picks her men.

20:30 Parity, not parody.

27:30 Wendell has a totally random thought. Big surprise.

31:30 Why does Mommy wear a tiara and drink during the day?

33:30 Facebook Live A.K.A Amy and Sandi behind the barn.

36:45 Sandi Brock – Sheepishly me.

May 2, 2017

Robyn Walsh is our Favorite Newfie. Now Bring on the Robot Overlords.

1:20 Milking cows and growing corn on the Rock.

4:10 Canadian history according to Wendell.

5:50 Robyn claims to be a triple threat. Pretty sure that means drama queen.

7:50 Robots and ruminants.

10:00 Robots never get hangovers. And they like to party!

12:00 Someone in Lely marketing is WAY into outer space.

13:00 #pooproomba #pooproomba #pooproomba #pooproomba

15:00 Technology – making cows lives better.

17:20 Starting a career in ag as a millennial woman.

23:00 Can Robyn teach Wendell to dance?

25:25 In Newfoundland, Newfie jokes are just jokes. Robyn shares her favorite.

May 2, 2017

Mandy Rizzo has some good lessons for the rest of us on how to deal with ignorant people.... because ignorance isn’t malicious. From her experience with Autism to a really bad joke... this one has it all


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time stamps:

5:22     Mandy is the podcast molder

10:30    Raising a kid with Autism 

25:32    Scared into organic 

36:49     Ignorance isn’t malicious 

56:22    Another bad joke 

Apr 25, 2017

Chad Ingels talks about how wonderful life is raising two children with Down’s Syndrome. He talks about the total experience, from fear to pride, and why he openly shares pictures on social media. Plus, cover crops and sitting on board of directors.

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4:41       Chicks dig a dude that plays the saxophone

11:00     Raising children with Down’s Syndrome

32:52     friggin cover crops

39:14     Board after board after board   

Apr 21, 2017

Food Influencers aren't just people like it was twenty years ago.

In this episode Rob and Carrie are sharing their thoughts on so called diet Food Influencers, celebrity chefs, and how what we see, read and watch actually influences how we eat.
Apr 20, 2017

Ag is becoming more progressive and offering new career opportunities beyond the farm. Donnarie dishes with Tim Hammerich of AgGrad and college student, Derek Doeing about the Future of Ag.

Apr 20, 2017

2:10 Never take advice from Gwenyth Paltrow on vaginal hygiene.

4:55 Yes, I know boys don’t have vaginas.

7:10 Vampire facial – ummm, it’s a thing.

9:40 Speaking up for science and trying weird stuff.

11:30 The science of pop culture.

14:30 The religion of Detox.

16:00 DIY home fecal transplant – it’s as disturbing as you are imagining.

17:45 Hate mail and fighting celebrities on-line.

22:20 Tim’s 6 tips for healthy living.

26:00 The best coffee in the world is in Alberta. Honestly.


Bonus – Quote something clever from this episode and tag @wdschumm on Twitter for a chance to win a copy of “Is Gwenyth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?”

Apr 18, 2017

No added hormones, no antibiotics, and no ability to tell a good joke…

Listen as Jill tells us about farming in Alberta


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time stamps:

11:47   No added hormones, no antibiotics

18:41   Chipotle inspectors

32:47   Fava beans with a nice chianti

37:57   Food allergies

44:00   Worst joke ever

Apr 14, 2017

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about what sustainable agriculture actually means.

It's a term that consumers are extremely interested in, and maybe confused by what it actually means.

We talk about why farmers are so sensitive about it.


Why are farmers so sensitive to the word?


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Apr 13, 2017

0:30 Hay rules. Suck it corn and soybean growers.

1:50 When a mommy deer and a daddy elk love each other very, very much….

5:00 Family farm, family business.

7:30 Make hay when the sun shines.

11:00 Preservatives. Good or evil?

13:45 Vibrators and podcasts – not a good mix.

15:00 Making acid safe for you and me.

17:30 The hay industry gets no respect.

20:20 The Juice – CHICKS DIG IT!

22:20 Have hay, will travel.

26:40 Snowmobile radar runs. Drag racing Canadian style.


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

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