Author Archives: FRAN

Ontario AgCast – Dr Kelly Barratt


Kelly is totally fine if you call her a Lady Vet, but please don’t call her a Horse Person. However, if you have a sick cow, goat or horse, she can help. Maybe not Alpacas…..

Future of Agriculture – Applications for Blockchain in Agriculture – Part 2


In part 1 of our Blockchain series, I discussed the concept of Blockchain and how it can impact the agricultural industry. I highlighted reputable resources, possible points where Blockchain can positively change, and how it can build trust in all market participants from beginning to end. I also compared Blockchain to BitCoin, emphasizing on their similarities, and why it is the next big thing in the agricultural industry. I also discussed the advantages farmers will reap from it and how a Blockchain system can affect our current supply chain.

 

In this episode, I’ll explain other potential applications of Blockchain as well as some of its current limitations and scenarios where applying a Blockchain system helps improve the system for everyone involved in terms accountability and data accuracy. I’ll also explain how Blockchain can help farmers focus on farming instead of other time-consuming transactions.

 

“Enough people need to adopt Blockchain, to where it could be an effective use to the supply chain.”– Tim Hammerich

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

 

  • Limitations and challenges with Blockchain.
  • Additional applications and opportunities for Blockchain.
  • What needs to be built to utilize Blockchain’s full potential?
  • How it can create a more efficient transaction between clients and suppliers.
  • The potential benefits of Blockchain to logistics.

 

 

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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The Sharkfarmer Podcast – Conrad Smith crazy profit talk


Conrad Smith is in the Ag retail business. He has this crazy idea that his customers should make a profit. Plus he talks about how he views businesses on social media.

go tell Farmers Edge what I should do in Canada

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FRAN New Year Podcast


Wendell, Donnarie, Rob and Tim get together for a FRAN New Year Podcast. Get a glimpse into what FRANBOT has to deal with.

Future of Agriculture – Applications for Blockchain in Agriculture – Part 1


Innovations in the agricultural industry come in many forms. From technological advances to improving farming practices, the world is slowly but surely guaranteeing safe and sustainable food sources for generations to come. But, what if we take that a step further? What if we have a system in place that enables traceability, security, improves food safety and gets everyone involved in making sure food quality is top notch? That is what the concept of Blockchain seeks to implement.

 

In this episode, Tim discusses the concept of Blockchain and why it’s one of the most ambitious, yet sensible approaches when it comes to advancing the agricultural industry. He lays down the facts, his sources, and why it’s not so different to how Bitcoin operates. He also explains how a typical Blockchain approach would work with our current supply chain.

 

“Blockchain is a series of technologies that can build trust in our supply chain.”– Tim Hammerich

 

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

 

  • What is Blockchain and how can it affect agricultural businesses?
  • What information does it provide farmers?
  • Can you trust Blockchain with sensitive data?
  • The similarities between BitCoin and Blockchain
  • The five areas in agriculture where Blockchain is currently being explored.
  • The limitations of Blockchain?

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

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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The SharkFarmer Podcast – Sandi Brock & Amy Matheson talk Christmas


Holiday seasons are for having fun… and what better way to have fun than hanging out with Sandi Brock and Amy Matheson!!!

Plus my version of The Night Before Christmas

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Keeping Ag Real – Will custom harvesting become extinct? Is gluten-free to blame?


In this episode of Keeping Ag Real, Jenny Schweigert connects with Tracy Zeorian, a custom wheat harvester and founder of HarvestHer. The show tackles USDA data, gluten-free diets and navigating through family dynamics in a 40 ft living space.

When times get tough, the tough get going. Times are tough, especially for farmers and custom harvesters. To ease the stress, Tracy is growing the HarvestHer movement by adding a wellness event for HarvestHer, April 13-15, 2018. Stay tuned for additional information at HarvestHer.com, Facebook.com/HarvestHer and Twitter @HarvestHer.

Timestamps:

  • 3:27 – Flashback to the 80’s for Custom Harvesting
  • 6:40 – Stranded by drought and hail
  • 8:18 – Finding a silver lining
  • 10:10 – Family dynamics in a 40ft living space
  • 12:10 – Dive back into one of Jenny’s favorite topics…Data and the USDA
  • 13:50 – Gluten-free
  • 14:23 – History is made as Tracy becomes the first woman President of the U.S. Custom Harvesters Association
  • 15:00 – Women will be women
  • 16:50 – The “Tell Your Story” rant
  • 19:10 – Attitude ain’t bad
  • 22:10 – Bringing back the old fashioned Quilting Bee, without the quilt
  • 24:25 – Tracy doesn’t believe in the word impossible

Please be sure to follow Keeping Ag Real on [email protected], Facebook and the website KeepingAgReal. Note: KAR is now a blog and podcast.

Thank you for your continued support!

Ontario AgCast – Matt McIntosh


The Real Dirt On Farming – Good facts and good vibes.

 

1:00 Not everyone can get away with a kilt.

5:00 Matt’s big, little brother.

10:00 An introvert and a deep thinker.

13:00 The Real Dirt On Farming – a worthwhile cause.

22:30 Why can’t we play dirty? Wendell goes on a rant.

34:00 Matt has a band. No idea what it’s called.

 

www.farmfoodcare.org

Future of Agriculture – Bootstrapping a Farm Management Software Company with Nick Horob of Harvest Profit


Nick Horob is the founder of Harvest Profit, a company that provides a set of management tools focused on the business side of the farm. Their aim is to allow farmers make decisions based on objective analysis and data, preventing emotionally-driven choices which in turn gives them better, long-term returns. While Nick grew up in a family of farmers, his extensive experience in risk management, real estate investment, and business best practices motivated him to start Harvest Profit so he could help farmers not just increase their yield, but to let them know where to invest and where to cut their investments.

 

In this episode, Nick explains what Harvest Profit is all about. He discusses the many problems encountered by farmers when it comes to investments and how their services provide the answers to those issues. He also shares why his company stands out among the competition, their goals for 2018, and his thoughts on the future of AgTech.

 

“Producing a crop is a combination of hundreds if not thousands of micro variables.”– Nick Horob

 

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

 

  • How does Harvest Profit improve a farmer’s business?
  • What inspired him to start Harvest Profit?
  • Farmers attitudes towards new technologies and new software.
  • What makes Harvest Profit much more attractive to farmers than other competitors?
  • What it’s like to compete with bigger companies?

 

Connect with Nick Horob:

 

 

 

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

The Shark Farmer Podcast – P.H.A.R.M. Dog USA


Jackie Allenbrand and Alda Owen are pretty tough on me, but that’s ok. They are passionate about helping disabled farmers. Listen to this amazing story!

Support P.H.A.R.M Dog USA – Donate to the Glitter Beard Challenge and help get a dog to a farmer with disability here.

http://pharmdog.org/Home_Page.php

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