Author Archives: FRAN

What the Farm Podcast – Natasha Nicholes Chicago Farmer

Natasha Nicholes is bringing farming to Chicago!

Idle Chatter Podcast – Hot Rod Farmer: Success is a choice and not a condition

Break through the profit barrier in 2019…. soar like an SR-71 to new heights!

Future of Agriculture – Dairy Farmer and Standup Comedian Tim Moffett

Tim Moffett is known as the Ag Comedian, as he blends comedy and farming into a finely tuned and unique craft. He likes to combine everyday life on the farm and stand-up comedy to show everyone there is always something to smile and laugh about – even in agriculture. Tim frequently performs at agriculture conventions, fairs, business meetings, corporate events, and even at family reunions.

Tim joins me today to discuss comedy in agriculture, a side to the industry most think doesn’t exist. He shares his family background and how he discovered his passion for comedy. He discusses some of his favorite comedic materials and how he engages with his core audience. He also shares his opinions on the idea of organic farming and vaccinations.

“Not just in agriculture, but life can get you down. Sometimes you just need a good laugh.” – Tim Moffett

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Tim’s farm background and how he combines comedy and farming.
  • How he manages their farming business and their Happy Cheese concept.
  • What kept him motivated to run his farm despite the stress of being a comedian.
  • How he appeals to his core ag audience.
  • The material he uses for his comedy that relates to agriculture.
  • Why he’s not a fan of vaccinations for his cows.

Key Takeaways:

  • You can only grow as a person by having a mentor that will tell you when you’re awful.

Resources Mentioned:

Connect with Tim Moffett:

2019 AgGrad 30 Under 30

Help us celebrate the top 30 future leaders of agriculture! Nominate your favorite up-and-coming, future executives, innovators, and influencers in the following agriculture categories:

  • Agribusiness
  • Production Agriculture
  • Research & Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Education & Advocacy

Nominations for the 2019 AgGrad 30 Under 30 list are now open and are scheduled to close Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 11:59 PM. Self-nominations are accepted.

Winners will be announced March 2019.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements, announcement date, and location, and to nominate for the 2019 AgGrad 30 Under 30 list, visit: 30Under30.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. 

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

Sharkfarmer Podcast – My Mom

My Mom turns 80 this week, here’s her story

Please visit our sponsor: Farmers Edge

Keeping AgReal Podcast – Debunking Misconceptions of Ag Innovation; How GMO Technology Changed Her Family Farm with Karolyn Zurn

Researching farming for nearly 50 years is one perspective when discussing innovations in agriculture. Actually living it and sharing detail by detail, is a completely different animal. Meet Karolyn Zurn from Minnesota, American Agri Women’s 1st Vice President.

She shares her farming experience beginning with dairy, to sugar beets and corn. Listen to how GMO technology has not only improved their farm but also continues to better the environment. While working off the farm, Karolyn had the opportunity to work in food sales. She shares this and how she fills her life today.

Ways to AgVocate every day through #AgDay365 and “Food: How It’s Made”

It’s no secret that the general public live and breathe by misinformation regarding agriculture. Reaching the general public takes a village. Listen to American Agri Women’s Past President, Doris Mold, as she discusses the efforts the American Agri Women have utilized and the evolution of their programs. Doris also shares how navigating Washington, D.C. becomes teamwork for the different generations of women in agriculture. 

Special thanks to Bayer and the American Agri Women

Idle Chatter Podcast- Hot Rod Farmer: Put an end to your meter madness!!!

Let Ray Bohacz show you how easy it is to understand your DVOM.

Future of Agriculture – Stories from the Soil Finale: Why I Love Working in Agriculture

The concept of Soil Health deals with making sure the land where our farms stand will remain the same for the next generation. This was the goal of my journey in bringing the awareness of soil health to the world, and I couldn’t have done it without the help of Jim Loar of Cool Planet.

This special episode will be the culmination of all the farms I visited and the amazing farmers I met along the way. I share where I draw my passion for agriculture and being immersed in this scientifically-driven industry. I discuss the different aspects of agriculture and the farmers who best represented them. I explain how much technology is driving the recent agricultural innovations. I also describe the people behind the farms I went to and how they’re contributing to soil health and sustainability.

“Agriculture exists to solve our most complex problems to meet our most basic needs.”

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Round-up of the Stories from the Soil visits and episodes.
  • Where my love for agriculture came from.
  • The farmers I met along the way and why they’re awesome.
  • How data and technology have affected the way farmers manage and operate farms today.
  • How innovation is driving the growth of the agriculture industry.
  • The six aspects of agriculture and what they mean from a global perspective.

Key Takeaways:

  • There is an element in agriculture of collaboration. Be willing to help out your neighbor.
  • If you’re not doing what’s right for the soil, it’s going to be very difficult to sustain it for the next generation.

Resources Mentioned:

2019 AgGrad 30 Under 30

Help us celebrate the top 30 future leaders of agriculture! Nominate your favorite up-and-coming, future executives, innovators, and influencers in the following agriculture categories:

  • Agribusiness
  • Production Agriculture
  • Research & Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Education & Advocacy

Nominations for the 2019 AgGrad 30 Under 30 list are now open and are scheduled to close Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 11:59 PM. Self-nominations are accepted.

Winners will be announced March 2019.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements, announcement date and location, and to nominate for the 2019 AgGrad 30 Under 30 list, visit: 30Under30.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. 

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 

Shark Farmer Podcast – Christmas Stories

Here is some Christmas stories from our agriculture family

1:30 Wendy Elias-Gagnon

14:50 Matt King

19:55 Tim Stock

33:07 Kyle Samp

41:00 Tom Tenseth

53:33 Lesley Kelly

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Idle Chatter Podcast – Hot Rod Farmer: I should run a differ WHAT??? A DIFFERENTIAL!!!

The lost art of being a diagnostician.