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Rock and Roll Farming Podcast – Farming with Epilepsy

Tonight I head down to the Royal Agricultural University to talk to agri-business student Robyn Hogg. 

We talk about her studies at Cirencester, whether it’s an exciting time for young people to be entering the agricultural industry or not, and how since the age of 9 she’s lived with severe epilepsy, and the challenges she’s faced as a result. 

We also discuss the family’s award winning bird food business – www.laverockhallfarm.com 

Episode Sponsor: 

NFU Cymru – for more information please visit www.nfu-cymru.org.uk

Podcast Partners:

Farmer’s Guardian. For the biggest range of news and features from across the Ag industry, please visit www.fginsight.com

Rock & Roll Farming is proud to be a part of the Farm & Rural Ag Network. To find more great podcasts and vlogs, please visit www.farmruralag.com 

Future of Agriculture: Todays Farm Economy vs the 1980s with Glen & Jason Newcomer

Glen and Jason Newcomer are the sixth-generation owners and operators of Newcomer Farms. Having been established during the time of the Civil War, Newcomer Farms is one of the oldest farms in America. Glen has extensive experience in farm management, agronomy support, and agricultural risk management. Jason returned to the farm after college to help the family operate and innovate the farm to match current trends.

Glen and Jason join me to share what it’s like to manage a farm that’s survived many troubling times. They discuss the difference between how the farm was managed decades ago and how it is managed today. Jason explains the reason why he returned to farming and Glen describes some of the tasks Jason helped relieve him from. They also share how they select their board of advisors and their perspective on farm operations.

“We always have to find ways to become more efficient and more profitable.” – Glen Newcomer

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Glen and Jason Newcomer’s agricultural background and the history of their farm.
  • Why Jason is passionate about managing their farm.
  • The difference between how they operated generations ago and today.
  • Why they believe they’re in a pinched economy right now.
  • The issues they encountered in the ’80s versus the issues today.
  • Why Jason returned to farm operations.
  • Their approach to succession of their farm operations.
  • The new tools they utilize in their day-to-day farm operations.
  • Expectations from the newer generation of farmers.

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This episode is sponsored by: Granular – Manage Your Farm with Confidence

Granular is an agriculture software company dedicated to building stronger, more profitable farms. Since 2014, Granular has become a leader in developing web and mobile apps grounded in advanced data science technology to help farmers make data-driven, real-time business and agriculture decisions with greater confidence.

To learn more about how Granular’s digital solutions can help you better manage your farm, visit Granular.ag.

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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Shark Farmer Podcast – Vance Crowe moving on

What could possibly go wrong with asking Jordan Peterson to speak to a group of farmers? Vance Crow, the former Director of Millennial Engagement at Bayer/Monsanto, talks candidly about the social media backlash, and the lessons learned about one group of people trying to squash free speech.

Also, his take on the Bud Light Super Bowl Ad, and cautions that others can “monetize your rage.”

What the Farm Podcast – Elaine Froese Farm Communication

Elaine Froese, CSP, CAFA, certified coach, is the author of four books dedicated to helping farming families: Building Your Farm Legacy: Tools to Empower Family, Farming’s In-Law Factor, Planting the Seed of Hope, and Do the Tough Things Right: How to Prevent Communication 

Idle Chatter Podcast – Small engines…. BIG PROBLEMS. Don’t let a one-cylinder engine bring your operation to its knees!

Listen to Ray’s advice on small engine maintenance.

Rock and Roll Farming Podcast – Epic Style

Tonight I head all the way over to Carmen, Idaho, USA, to talk to cattle rancher and social media legend Chyenne Smith @JLazyAngus, and I mostly try not to get too giddy about talking to an actual real life genuine cowgirl.. 

Episode Sponsor: 

NFU Cymru – for more information please visit www.nfu-cymru.org.uk

Podcast Partners:

Farmer’s Guardian. For the biggest range of news and features from across the Ag industry, please visit www.fginsight.com

Rock & Roll Farming is proud to be a part of the Farm & Rural Ag Network. To find more great podcasts and vlogs, please visit www.farmruralag.com

Future of Agriculture: Online Engagement and Bringing Ag to SXSW with Janice Person

Janice Person is the Online Engagement Director at Bayer Crop Science. In this role, she is responsible for social media and internet outreach towards influencers, bloggers, and the general public throughout the agriculture space. She has connected with thousands of food, lifestyle, and agricultural bloggers and those numbers are still growing. She also blogs on her personal website, JP Loves Cotton.

Janice joins me today to share her responsibilities as Online Engagement Director and some of her notable accomplishments in this role. She describes how she found her passion for the ag industry, especially cotton. She discusses some of the more common mistakes people make on social media and what she’s learned from her experience. Janice also explains what people can look forward to SXSW and why people interested in agriculture should attend.

“Sometimes it’s a lot easier to start a conversation when people know they have some common ground with you.” – Janice Person

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Creating a position title and walking into a position no one’s ever had.
  • Why she started the blog and how it lead to her next career move.
  • Knowing whether or not you’re doing a great job in online engagement.
  • The mistakes most people make on social media.
  • How she uses Quora to spread her influence and engage more people.
  • Why the South by Southwest conference is one of the best.
  • The benefits of being part of another organization.

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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

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What the Farm Podcast – Dr. Daniel P. Beckmann wants food local

Foodshed.io is an amazing idea that hooks local farmers up with businesses like restaurants and grocery stores. When foodshed.io is up and running in your area an app will take all the guess work out of logistics like coordinating a refrigerated truck that might be already passing by your farm that day.

This also allows grocery stores to offer fresher more local produce at a reasonable price.

For more podcasts that bridge the gap between consumers and farmers go to sharkfarmer.com and look up “What the Farm” under the podcast section.

Idle Chatter Podcast – Hot Rod Farmer: Near death experience…how to find hope for your machinery after the floods

Listen to Ray’s timely advice on what to do after flood waters recede

Ontario AgCast- Patricia Chuey

This week on the Ontario AgCast-

Food and nutrition communications expert, Patricia Chuey, talks about her career as a renowned Canadian dietician and lends practical insight into fad diets and the 80 / 20 rule to healthy eating.