Author Archives: FRAN

Sharkfarmer Podcast – Jeremy Wolf, stages of life

Jeremy Wolf talks about the decision he made to leave farming. It’s a look at one producers decision to move forward in life.

What the Farm Podcast – Roary MacPherson Newfoundland Chef

Being the youngest of 16 taught Roary MacPherson to appreciate quality ingredients. Listen to how he became one of Canada’s premier chefs

Idle Chatter Podcast – Hot Rod Farmer: I want you to make a FULL PULL…. from planting to harvest!!!

Ray Bohacz explains what you can do now to yield a season with minimal to no down time or expense.

Ontario AgCast – Dr. Christine Baes

Everyone has to have a goal in life. For Dr. Christine Baes, that goal is breeding a cow that farts less. She got her love for cows growing up on a dairy farm in Canada and, after crisscrossing the globe a few times, she is now solving the world’s problems using genomics a.k.a. the blueprint of all living things.

Rock and Roll Farming Podcast – CD & The Open Farm Sundays

Tonight i’m heading all the way down to beautiful Liskeard in Cornwall to talk to the Chief Exec of LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), Caroline Drummond @LEAFchief

We talk about her early life growing up in the countryside, and how she developed a keen interest in all things farming, which resulted in her eventually becoming the first female President of the students union at Seale Hayne Agricultural College.

We also discuss her time as lead singer of CD & The Sensations (!), before going on to talk about her time travelling and working on various farms, including a stint on a cattle station in Australia. 

We then go into how she first came across LEAF, what the organisation does, and how she initially got involved in 1991, and how it’s changed and evolved in the 28 years she’s been there, before discussing at length the incredible OPEN FARM SUNDAY. We talk about what it is, how and why farmers can get involved, with this year’s event taking place on 9th June, and some of the incredible results they’re seeing in the perception of UK agriculture. 

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All this and much, much more.

Caroline’s a legendary figure in British farming, and it was fantastic to talk to her tonight.

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. If you want to see more about the AMAZING work they do please visit & if you’d like to sponsor me the link is – thank you!

Episode Sponsor: 

NFU Cymru – for more information please visit

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Future of Agriculture – Scaling an AgTech Company with Sid Gorham of Granular

Sid Gorham is the President & CEO of Granular, a software and analytics platform that aims to improve farming efficiency and help farmers make better, well-informed business decisions. As the leader of Granular, his responsibilities include setting growth strategies and maintaining a rich and diverse entrepreneurial culture as they scale the company. His extensive experience in leading companies in the tech and mobile industries, as well as seeing the needs of the ag industry, has served as one of his primary drivers in starting the company.

Sid joins me today to share how Granular enables farmers to operate and manage their farms better. He shares his passion for tech, his interests in applying tech in farms, and how he got inspired to start Granular. He describes the farming problems their company solves, explains how their business works, and how they integrate new farmers into using their platform. He also discusses some of the current innovations in ag as well as shares his thoughts on the future of farming and agriculture.

“In the next 3-5 years, we’re going to see a dramatic change in how farmers market their crops and use risk management tools.” – Sid Gorham

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Sid Gorham’s tech background and what he finds unique in agriculture.
  • What Granular is and his inspiration in founding this type of company.
  • Where agriculture is right now regarding innovative history.
  • The benefits of using Granular for your ag business.
  • The hardships and successes he experienced in establishing Granular.
  • What AcreValue is and how it helps business-minded farmers.
  • Current problems in the industry that still needs solving.
  • Tips on improving business and employee productivity.

Key Takeaways:

  • The family-owned business structure is unique and dominant in the agriculture industry.
  • It’s rare to run across a farmer who isn’t trying anything related to data technology.

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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

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:

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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Sharkfarmer Podcast – Zach Johnson the Millennial Farmer

Listen in as Zach Johnson AKA The Millennial Farmer, talks about how he has become one of agricultures’ biggest YouTube stars.

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What the Farm Podcast – Goat Yoga with Lee Dobbins

What the hell is goat yoga?

Listen in as we talk to Lee Dobbins and how goat yoga is an additional revenue stream to his farm.

Idle Chatter Podcast – Hot Rod Farmer: Born again…resurrecting that old gas engine!

If you can’t part with that old ??? Let Ray Bohacz show you how to make it useful again.

Ontario AgCast – Candace Hill – Women in Ag

What does corporate social responsibility mean in agriculture? Well, at Farm Credit Canada, it means identifying a need and putting Candace Hill in charge of it. Manager of Special Projects – Women in Ag, Candace shares about doing jobs that didn’t exist before, getting pulled back home to Saskatchewan and “that one time at band camp…”