Author Archives: FRAN

Shark Farmer Podcast – Camry Martin & Kenneth Gill leaving dairy

Kenneth Gill has been a dairy farmer his whole life… but today is the day he is selling his herd. Listen as he and his daughter Camry Martin tell their story.

Grow Smart Podcast with BASF – Smart thinking for challenging times: 2019 seed and disease outlook

Smart growers know it starts with the right seed. And that diseases can sneak up and ruin a season’s worth of work. Our two experts weigh in on what to know

What the Farm Podcast – Corey Meyer

Corey Meyer is a butcher from Alberta. He talks to us about public perception and what his customers want.

Idle Chatter Podcast – Hot Rod Farmer: Don’t lose your COOL! POP QUIZ: What cools an engine????

HINT… It is NOT what YOU think!! Listen to see if you are correct…

Ontario Agcast- Romy Schill

Romy Schill walks us through her families’ journey into sheep production and how persistence, marketing and social media play a role in their growing farm operation. 

Rock and Roll Podcast – No Ordinary Joe

Tonight I am ACTUALLY heading over to Leicestershire to both pick up a Jack Russell puppy from, AND interview, arable and beef farmer, Joe Stanley @JoeWStanley 

We talk all about his family farm, how he’s trying to reduce the use of ppp’s in his crops, their multiple-award winning English Longhorn Cattle, the family’s diversification project of 19th century art, joining the army, flying a Spitfire, getting involved in agricultural organisations, and much, much more! 

Check it out folks.. 

 LONDON MARATHON 2019: As required by Universal law, much like if you’re a vegan, if you’re doing a marathon you have to tell people about it. Well I’m doing the London one in April 2019, and I’m raising money for the incredible charity FARM AFRICA.

Between 8 February and 8 May donations in support of my London Marathon challenge will go to Farm Africa’s Coffee is Life appeal. Give before 8 May 2019 and all public donations to Farm Africa’s Coffee is Life appeal will be doubled by the UK government.  Your donation will support Farm Africa projects across eastern Africa, and the matched funding you unlock from the UK government will directly fund a Farm Africa project that will give women in Kanungu in western Uganda the opportunity to make a decent living from coffee farming.

If you want to see more about the AMAZING work they do please visit & if you’d like to sponsor me the link is and from now until 8th May, the UK Government will match your donation – thank you!

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Future of Agriculture – Hemp Opportunities and Realities Part 2 with Dr. David Williams of the University of Kentucky

Dr. David Williams is a professor of agronomy and member of the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences with the University of Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Program. He has been in the agronomic industry his entire career, wearing hats as a teacher, researcher, and practitioner. David has been a champion of industrial hemp agronomic science research since 2014.

David joins me today to discuss the various ways hemp can be utilized other than for its psychoactive properties. He explains what the industry currently looks like and how that will change in the coming years. He also shares some of the concerns farmers raise when it comes to growing hemp, farm data about the plant, and describes how hemp holds the potential to revolutionize the economy.

“Cannabinoids are evolutionarily thought of as a plant protection molecule. They certainly weren’t put on this Earth to get humans high.” – Dr. David Williams

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • David’s professional background and thoughts on Kentucky’s advancements in the hemp space.
  • What the hemp industry looks like right now and how it might look in the near future.
  • Concerns on hemp sustainability and its effects on the economy.
  • How the Farm Bill will change the way the industry views and uses hemp.
  • The conditions necessary to grow hemp.
  • What farmers can do if they find out their crops are above the THC limit.
  • Common problems farmers encounter in growing hemp.
  • Challenges the hemp industry faces when it comes to scaling.
  • The selling points and applications of hemp.
  • The yield and income farmers can expect from growing hemp.

Key Takeaways:

  • The supply and demand for hemp are going to define the scope and scale of the industry.
  • Hemp is more than just a psychoactive plant, with applications that can potentially disrupt the industry.

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Shark Farmer Podcast – Jeremy Matuszewski Farmer Ingenuity

Jeremy Matuszewski of Thunderstruck Ag opens up about working with farmer inventors and the importance of listening to farmers needs.  He takes pride in recommending products that will really work on their farm and the significance of establishing good relationships.

Idle Chatter Podcast – Hot Rod Farmer: Do you suffer from Tier fourITIS??

Let Dr. Bohacz cure you of this ailment once and for all!

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Ontario AgCast – Real Loud Lyndsey

What happens when an emerging tech company uses ancient technology to solve a problem? Sheep are not your typical lawn care company. Lyndsey Smith is louder than many, shorter than most and proves that you can take the girl out of Manitoba, but you can’t take the….