Researching farming for nearly 50 years is one perspective when discussing innovations in agriculture. Actually living it and sharing detail by detail, is a completely different animal. Meet Karolyn Zurn from Minnesota, American Agri Women’s 1st Vice President.
She shares her farming experience beginning with dairy, to sugar beets and corn. Listen to how GMO technology has not only improved their farm but also continues to better the environment. While working off the farm, Karolyn had the opportunity to work in food sales. She shares this and how she fills her life today.
It’s no secret that the general public live and breathe by misinformation regarding agriculture. Reaching the general public takes a village. Listen to American Agri Women’s Past President, Doris Mold, as she discusses the efforts the American Agri Women have utilized and the evolution of their programs. Doris also shares how navigating Washington, D.C. becomes teamwork for the different generations of women in agriculture.
Special thanks to Bayer and the American Agri Women
Today’s episode is the first of its kind as we will be featuring two guests. The first is Jackie Applegate, Head of Global Vegetable Seeds and Environmental Science for the Crop Science Division at Bayer. The second guest is Jeanette Lombardo, American Agri-Women’s current President.
Even though this episode is intended to inspire women in agriculture, men, you need to listen as well… these ladies bring advice to the table which applies to everyone, no matter your packaging! As you will hear Jackie say in the episode, “So, it’s not us versus them. It’s how we together can make a difference.” These ladies bring advice to the table which applies to everyone, no matter your packaging.
Kristin Reese, aka Local Farm Mom, has been my companion on a couple of recent adventures. In this episode, we share our experience exploring Europe’s food and agriculture, while also attending Bayer’s Future of Farming event – the first event since the acquisition of Monsanto.
Our journey through Switzerland taught us the importance of slowing down in life. In Germany we learn there are no speed limits & the Netherlands provided a one-of-a-kind event involving Dutch Cooking.
Take a listen to learn more.
Special thanks to Bayer for inviting Kristin and I to the Future of Farming event.
Today’s episode is brought to you by Alltech. I had the honor of interviewing Bill Northey, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm & Foreign Agricultural Services, during Alltech’s #ONE18 event.
We dig deep into the Ag Census process, discuss the Under Secretary and Secretary Perdue’s expectations under the Trump administration and discuss the US’s trade woes.
Have you ever met one of those people who makes your mind explode? Enter one of the hottest names in the food and agriculture world, Brooke Clay. Fluent in pop culture, Brooke shares about her role as producer of Chasing Down Madison Brown. In this episode, she schools me on the phrase Pork Chops & Applesauce, something which I’ve always believed to be a Schweigertism.
We get serious about savin’ booties and the lack of agriculture education involved in becoming an doctor. The show is wrapped up with excellent life advice that is so Brooke Clay.
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Join me while I chat with Chief Innovation Officer of Alltech, Inc., Aiden Connelly. We touch on numerous topics.
He’s faced near complete paralysis, having his legs amputated and being in a coma, twice. Despite these challenges, Brian Randolph is one of the most positive people I know. Unfortunately, his battles aren’t over and he needs your help. Brian is waiting for a kidney transplant and liver tissue donation. Take a listen to his incredible story, then return here to complete Mayo Clinic’s Living transplantation questionnaire to see if you might be a match.
Are today’s “food police” shaping food policy? If so, who is the driving force behind these celebrity appointed experts? Join Jayson Lusk, author of “The Food Police,” as he shares his observations and studies.