Author Archives: FRAN

Ontario AgCast – Timothy Caulfield

2:10 Never take advice from Gwenyth Paltrow on vaginal hygiene.

4:55 Yes, I know boys don’t have vaginas.

7:10 Vampire facial – ummm, it’s a thing.

9:40 Speaking up for science and trying weird stuff.

11:30 The science of pop culture.

14:30 The religion of Detox.

16:00 DIY home fecal transplant – it’s as disturbing as you are imagining.

17:45 Hate mail and fighting celebrities on-line.

22:20 Tim’s 6 tips for healthy living.

26:00 The best coffee in the world is in Alberta. Honestly.

 

Bonus – Quote something clever from this episode and tag @wdschumm on Twitter for a chance to win a copy of “Is Gwenyth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?”

Future of Agriculture: Building a Brand from Scratch in Agriculture with Marji Guyler-Alaniz of Farmher

Building A Brand From Scratch in Agriculture with Marji Guyler-Alaniz of Farmher

Women have been part of agriculture since the beginning of time. Today’s guest is passionate about showing how the roles of women have progressed and increased in this field. Born and raised in Iowa, Marji Guyler-Alaniz studied Graphic Journalism and Photography in college. Recently, she had a lot of surprises and transitions in her life in a span of only four years – from insurance to photography to owning a company and being a TV hostess. Today, Marji is the president of Farmher, a company that came about as a result of her passion in shining the light on women in agriculture.

On today’s episode, Marji recounts the Super Bowl advertisement that inspired her to start capturing images of women in agriculture. She shares the exciting story of how she built her brand from scratch and how Farmher has progressed from a hobby to a brand with a regular TV show. She also narrates the quick progression of her journey with Farmher, talks about her mission and vision, and points out her considerations when making decisions.

 

“I started it with a premise of shine me a light on the role that women play in agriculture through photographs and help to update the image of agriculture with those photographs.” – Marji Guyler-Alaniz

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Marji’s mission and the tale of the first woman Marji photographed in 2013
  • Effects of the connection between Farmher website creation and the publication Modern Farmer
  • Merchandise creation and the factor that made women identify to her brand
  • Producing FarmHer TV Show and Marji’s reasons for pursuing it
  • Company challenges and breakthroughs
  • Marji’s biggest surprise since starting the business

 

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The SharkFarmer Podcast – Jill Burkhardt proves hippies tell bad jokes

No added hormones, no antibiotics, and no ability to tell a good joke…

Listen as Jill tells us about farming in Alberta

 

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Time Stamps:

11:47   No added hormones, no antibiotics

18:41   Chipotle inspectors

32:47   Fava beans with a nice chianti

37:57   Food allergies

44:00   Worst joke ever

The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast – Sustainable Agriculture

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about what sustainable agriculture actually means.

It’s a term that consumers are extremely interested in, and maybe confused by what it actually means.

We talk about why farmers are so sensitive about it.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED:

Why are farmers so sensitive to the word?

 

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep014

Ontario AgCast – Terry Nuhn – Family Farms Support Family Businesses

0:30 Hay rules. Suck it corn and soybean growers.

1:50 When a mommy deer and a daddy elk love each other very, very much….

5:00 Family farm, family business.

7:30 Make hay when the sun shines.

11:00 Preservatives. Good or evil?

13:45 Vibrators and podcasts – not a good mix.

15:00 Making acid safe for you and me.

17:30 The hay industry gets no respect.

20:20 The Juice – CHICKS DIG IT!

22:20 Have hay, will travel.

26:40 Snowmobile radar runs. Drag racing Canadian style.

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Future of Agriculture – A Future Without Bacon and Eggs is No Future At All with Hannah Thompson-Weeman of the Animal Agriculture Alliance

If you are a typical American who enjoys bacon and eggs for breakfast, can you imagine a future without them? If you are a doctor, a dietician or someone in the health and wellness industry, would you consider a diet without meat – chicken, pork or beef – a healthy and balanced one? Today’s guest is the vice president of communications for a non-profit organization called Animal Agriculture Alliance that is based in Washington DC. Hannah Thompson-Weeman is an advocate and defender of the animal agriculture industry as she continues to work with farmers, restaurants, and other influencers in educating people about how their food is produced, grown and prepared.

On today’s episode, Hannah talks about the future of the animal agriculture industry and the challenges it currently faces, one of which is the damage that activists groups are trying to make in the industry. She talks about the effects of these threats to the farmers, the government, and the middle segment, with the latter composed of groups of consumers who do not know much about how their food is produced such as restaurants and legislators. Hannah also gives a glimpse of the collegiate competition the Alliance holds to encourage and empower students in their agricultural journey.

“Don’t let anyone make you scared of your food or make you guilty about your food. You should be empowered to make your own dining decisions but make them based on facts and not on fear and misinformation.” – Hannah Thompson-Weeman

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Philosophical argument of “activist groups” or the people who do not approve of the existence of the animal agriculture industry
  • Ways extremists find funding and the tools they use to get it
  • What donors don’t know about commercials involving dogs and cats
  • One call to action that people in the animal agriculture would have for consumers
  • Impact of the fear instilled by activist groups on the credibility of the government and large organizations
  • Reasons why people in the animal agriculture industry do not engage with the activists
  • Philosophy of Animal Agriculture Alliance
  • Biggest misconception about animal agriculture in the middle group
  • Why college students are the largest target of activist groups
  • Details of the college agricultural competition the Alliance holds, its aim, and the prizes that await the top three winners

 

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The SharkFarmer Podcast – Nate Chittenden… ya I know

Nate Chittenden should be banned from Snapchat. However, he does some very good things for agriculture. Giving tours of his dairy is a high priority.

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Time Stamps:

8:19       79 cent milk

15:17     He was gonna be a doctor???

20:05     How a farm survives the parents’ divorce

35:28     giving the yutes tours

42:39     dealing with social media trolls

The Shark Farmer Podcast -Bonus Cut – Nate Chittenden explains dairy co-ops

Nate Chittenden talks about current dairy issues on this bonus cut.

The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast – Chemical Drift – aka Rob Sharkey’s All Time Favorite Subject

{A must listen if you live near a farm and have any prejudice or concerns about chemicals infiltrating your garden or property.}

In this episode, Rob and Carrie are chatting about chemicals.

  • Where they go when farmers use them?
  • Are they more dangerous than bug spray?
  • How expensive are they?
  • How are they applied?
  • What should you do if you get “chemical drift” in your yard?
  • What to do if the pesticide gets onto your children’s skin or onto your pets.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED:

  • Farmers: What chemicals do you use? Have you ever drifted a pesticide?
  • Consumers: What is your biggest concern about farmer chemicals invading your personal space?
  • Leave comments at www.thefarmerandthecitygirl.com

Ontario AgCast – Hans Weber Stonetown Cheese

It’s Canadian Dairy Expo week so we are talking cheese, cheese and cheese! Hans Weber brought his family to Canada from Switzerland and fills us in on milking cows and making award winning cheese on the same farm. Find out what booze goes best with different cheeses and what Swiss people do for fun. There may or may not be yodeling. http://www.stonetowncheese.com/