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Ontario AgCast – Food Evolution – Alison Van Eenennaam is a Movie Star!

 

2:30 Sharing the spotlight with Neil Degrasse Tyson.

6:00 Alison and Wendell nerd out about dairy research.

7:50 Milking mice – teeny, tiny nipples.

10:00 The history of genetic engineering.

14:50 It’s easier to scare people than reassure them.

18:00 Why it takes a Hollywood type to tell a science story.

21:30 Who wouldn’t fan girl when meeting  Bill Nye?

25:30 Scaring parents to sell products.

30:40 Don’t bet against the science.

33:20 Why you probably won’t see this movie on Netflix.

36:30 Alison has a shot at being on a REAL podcast.

39:00 If research doesn`t get used, scientists will stop doing it.

 

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Future of Agriculture – The Best STEM Delivery Tool with Dr Daniel Foster


Daniel Foster is a proponent of agricultural literacy and is currently an Agricultural Teacher Educator at The Pennsylvania State University. He credits his mother for his love for the industry which all started when his mom decided to move out of Texas to Arizona to further her career in agriculture. He was just 15 going 16 at the time and was a starter on his school’s football team, so he considers this part of his life as a fun transition.

 

In Arizona, he decided to pursue a degree in agriculture and continue his studies until he eventually got his doctorate at Ohio State. To this day, he recalls never really wanting to teach agriculture. That is until February of his senior year as a student teacher. It was then he realized he wanted to keep doing this, teaching young minds about the importance and future of agriculture, for the rest of his life.

 

On today’s episode, Daniel talks about how his mom inspired him to pursue agricultural studies, why he decided to become a student teacher, the importance of Ag literacy, and his thoughts on Ag Educators.

“It’s a lot more fun helping a kid discover what they have inside through agriculture than it is trying to twist the arm of an elected official to recognize the importance of our industry.”  – Dr. Daniel Foster

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • What contributes to the Ag teacher shortage?
  • Do rural areas need better Ag programs?
  • What does Ag literacy success look like?
  • Why should Ag literacy be relevant to everybody?
  • How Ag literacy can cause you to make better lifestyle choices.
  • Why the engine of Ag education is the educator.
  • Core pain points causing attrition in the ranks of Ag teachers.
  • The importance of facilitating and utilizing support programs in Ag education.
  • His goal of funding a female agricultural production operation in every continent.

 

 

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The Shark Farmer Podcast – Kim Keller… The flexible idealist


Kim Keller is a flexible idealist that has worked her way home. From opening admitting she didn’t like farming growing up, to coming back and never being happier, Kim hasn’t let any mold define her. This former app developer has some great lessons on talking to “city folk”

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Time stamps:

13:17 cart bitch

16:09 developing an app

29:27  her twitter storm

32:33 Saskatchewan women in ag

37:56  agvocates

 

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Grow Smart with BASF – Raising 5 Kids & Crops


Farmer dad Doug Luther of Nebraska talks row crops, carpet farming, sandblasted pickups, faith and wrangling 10,000 acres and five kids.

The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode – What’s a Traditional Farmer


In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about who agriculture promotes as the face of farming

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Ontario AgCast – Matthew Pot – Making Commodity Markets Interesting


1:30 Growing up on a dairy farm – Wine isn’t the only great drink they produce in Niagara.

2:55 Is brick a soil type?

6:20 High school Matt was not a nerd. That happened later.

9:10 Commodity markets and chess – both require deep thought.

14:40 Matt claims he is NEVER wrong.

16:30 Wizards, Frogs and Toads – just another market report.

19:15 Weather, interest rates, Donald Trump – What are things that move the market, Alex.

21:45 Sorting through the news before it’s news.

25:00 Normal? What economist doesn’t play Monopoly?

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Future of Agriculture – Diversity and Inclusion in Agriculture with Marcus Hollan of the Cultivating Change Foundation

Today’s guest grew up in Mariposa, California and has viewed the world from different lenses as a youth through the 4-H Youth Program. Marcus Hollan attributes his distinctiveness and success to his involvement in such programs when he was younger which allowed him to embrace the diversity of others and understand the importance of inclusion in a community. Marcus is one of the founders of the Cultivating Change Foundation, an organization that elevates and values the LGBTQ community within the agriculture industry.

In today’s episode, Marcus talks about the roles that diversity, inclusion, equality, and equity play in the workplace – especially in agriculture. As the chief learning officer of Studio 5, Marcus also shares the organization’s goals, the business case for promoting agriculture, and how the corporate equality index has become a significant tool to know more about how open a company is to embracing racial, cultural, religious, and gender orientation differences.

 

“There is also power in recognizing our differences; in celebrating and honoring who we are.” – Marcus Hollan

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Defining diversity, inclusion, equality, and equity
  • What people want – equality versus equity
  • Why you should ask purposeful and intentional questions
  • What inspired Marcus to launch Cultivating Change Foundation
  • The goals of the foundation
  • Challenges Marcus faced in starting Cultivating Change
  • Defining the corporate equality index and its function

Join us at the 2017 Cultivating Change Summit!

On June 21 to 23, the third annual Cultivating Change Summit will take place in Sacramento, California. Learn from the excellent speakers, fantastic workshop presenters, and the 8-people panel that will tackle the future of agriculture through the lens of diversity and inclusion as they come up with plans of actions as to how we can better serve the agriculture industry.

Be a part of history-in-the-making by checking out Cultivating Change Website today!

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The SharkFarmer Podcast – Lindsay Persico doesn’t farm


Lindsay Persico doesn’t farm…. but she’s one of the strongest gals I know (both physically and emotionally) Listen as she talks about the tough decisions she’s made to be a good example for her kids.

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Timestamps:

11:36 Her tattoo

15:11 living in a 12’x16′ cabin

16:27 When divorce is right

33:14 her hero

38:12 decisions in buying food

The Farmer and the City Girl – Practice what you preach


In this episode, Rob shares his experience advocating at an event.

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Ontario AgCast – Vanessa and Matt Dirksen


The Dirksen’s – the definition of a family farm.

 

1:50 Every family needs an Opa.

4:30 Vanessa calls Wendell old.

7:00 An off-farm job can be a valuable learning experience.

10:20 If you are a John Deere fan, you might want to skip this part.

14:00 Tractor pulling – Boys and their toys.

18:30 Vanessa calls Matt dumb.

20:45 Breakfast on the Farm. Opening the doors.

26:45 Letting the kids pull you out of your comfort zone.

 

Breakfast on the Farm