Podcast Episodes

Ontario AgCast – Besnik Sulemanovzki


Taxes Suck…. so get an Awesome Accountant.

1:30 From a downtown high-rise to farm kitchen table.

5:50 Family business – clients you can get to know.

7:45 Not exactly sure what Besnik does and that’s just the way he likes it.

10:30 Legitimate tax strategies, or as the Liberals call them, Loopholes.

13:20 Justin Trudeau – champion of the middle class? Lol.

15:50 Revenue Canada questions if family members contribute to the family farm.

18:50 Small business succession planning. Surprise! You’re screwed.

24:15 Ever feel like someone made a mistake and is afraid to admit it? Me too.

26:00 And…. Wendell solves the deficit.

Future of Agriculture – How Agricultural Development Creates Food Secure Communities with David Norman of Heifer International


David Norman is the Senior Vice President of Investments Programs at Heifer International, a company that promotes a “pay it forward” approach to sustainable agriculture. Their mission is to end world hunger and poverty while also taking care of the planet by working with communities. This approach seems to be a great answer to the issue of food security and sustainability, as Heifer is driven by the “teach a man to fish” philosophy which ensures the families they help are all able to contribute to eradicating world hunger.

 

In this episode, David explains what Heifer International is all about, it’s humble beginnings, and its mission. He also shares the different challenges they face with every program as well as some of the successes that made it all worthwhile.

 

“You basically want markets to compete for your products.”  – David Norman

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

 

  • An example of a market that is not dependable or fair.
  • How they structure their business and programs.
  • How the company selects which communities to target.
  • Will the communities know Heifer International is involved or do they operate behind the scenes?
  • Is there a difference between social capital and trust?
  • Challenges that prevent or delay communities prospering as a result of Heifer’s work.
  • What is the value chain?
  • How do they know if their programs are working?
  • What are the logistics behind their programs?
  • What are their considerations when it comes to where they invest their money?
  • The big challenges we as a society need to overcome for their company to realize their mission.

 

 

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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 Shark Farmer Podcast – Brooke Clay started from the bottom….


Brooke Clay is on a mission to change the way people view agriculture. Listen as we talk about her #Rulalinfluencer retreat and her experiences with online dating.

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Time Stamps:

21:13 online dating

35:24 Jessica Willingham

40:13 Erin Brown

The Farmer and the City Girl Podcast – Deep thoughts on tillage and casserole


In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about different types of tillage

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

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Ontario AgCast – Jenn Pfenning


Migrant Farm Workers Are An Important Part of Our Rural Communities.

Jenn lets us in on the great baby carrot scam and explains that their temporary foreign agriculture workers are family.

 

Check out Pfenning’s Organic Farm on the Web

http://pfenningsfarms.ca/

https://www.facebook.com/pfenningsfarm/

Future of Agriculture – How Biotechnology Can Make Us Healthier with Andry Andriankaja and Carl Andre of BASF

 

Andry Andriankaja is an agronomist that specializes in the field of plant biotechnology. Carl Andre is the research manager for the EPA-DHA Canola project at the BASF Plant Science Department who studied how plants convert simple sugars to oil as well as plant lipid metabolism.  They are working together on a big project in biotechnology that will innovate the way we eat and provide our body with nutrients: making the typical canola plant naturally produce EPA and DHA, two types of Omega 3 fatty acids.

 

We all know what Omega 3 fatty acids are and what they can do for the body, but we’re often forced to either eat their food sources or buy fish oil supplements. What if we can consume omega 3 fatty acids in products we’re already eating? Andry and Carl are now working on that answer and have been working on it for the past 10 years.

 

In this episode, Andry and Carl discuss their big project, why they chose the canola plant as their host, and what it took for them to get this far. They also discuss  their vision with regards to the importance of plant biotechnology in the near future.

 

“We pride ourselves to create chemistry for a sustainable future.”  – Andry Andriankaja

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

 

  • What’s the project all about the issues it will address.
  • What does getting more EPA and DHA have to do with canola?
  • Where does this technology currently stand?
  • When do they expect the product to hit the market?
  • Why did they partner with Cargill?
  • What made this project possible to start coming together now?
  • Why did they choose EPA and DHA?
  • How farmers can benefit from this project.
  • How will this product influence how people view biotechnology and genetic engineering?
  • Where do they see the future of biotechnology?
  • Countries that are big canola producers.

 

 

 

Connect with Andry and Carl:

 

 

 

 

 

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:

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The SharkFarmer Podcast – Rheannon Ehlers Zumba Queen


Rheannon Ehlers is the Zumba Queen of Iowa… or something. Listen as we talk about her being cheap and social media.

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Time stamp:

9:55 meeting Nick

31:47 best joke ever

35:58 social media

The Farmer and the City Girl – Kevin Folta talks hurricane Irma


In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking to Dr. Kevin Folta about Hurricane Irma’s affect on Florida agriculture

Here is what Kevin has been up to:

https://youtu.be/9EKFO3sf5EA

 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

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Ontario AgCast – Brett Myers, S**thaven Farms


1:10 What do you mean you’ve never heard of Punkydoodles Corner?

2:30 Things Holstein Canada WON’T let you name your cows.

4:30 Brett’s in the business of making milk. Period.

8:45 Family Farming ups and downs.

13:30 Supply Management, yes or no?

15:20 Brett has figured out Victoria’s Secrets.

18:00 Succession planning – you won’t have to drag Brett out kicking and screaming.

21:30 So…. What’s worse – Margaritas  or Crocks?

24:40 Hey!!! I ask the questions here.

Future of Agriculture – Hydroponics and Controlled Environment Ag with Joe Swartz of American Hydroponics

Joe Swartz is the Vice President of Commercial Sales and Technical Support at American Hydroponic, a.k.a AmHydro. AmHydro is a small company in the United States that designs and builds innovative hydroponic systems, a soil-free way to grow plants, and have been doing so for the last 30 years. Joe Swartz himself came from a family of farmers, and started researching the science of hydroponics when he saw the traditional methods of farming were no longer paying the bills during the real estate boom of the late 80s.

 

After purchasing the family farm from his father, Joe put his formal education and passion in agriculture  to good use and invested time and money into researching and experimenting with different hydroponics system operations. Some said he was a genius, some called him otherwise. Regardless, with hydroponics AmHydro has slowly and steadily made a huge and growing impact towards preserving the environment.

 

In this episode, Joe tells us all about hydroponics, its advantages and disadvantages, why hydroponics farming is still farming, and how to turn it into a profitable business.

 

“The real issue is that we have a need to be able to put agricultural production in areas not necessarily suitable for agricultural production.”  – Joe Swartz

 

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

 

  • What is Nutrient Film Technology?
  • How his old-school family reacted to him telling them it’s time to find a new path in agriculture.
  • How has controlled environment ag changed from the 80’s to now?
  • What factors cause people to think controlled environment agriculture is too hyped? Is that a good thing?
  • How would he advise new farmers who want to proceed in getting started as a grower of indoor farming?
  • What is the correct approach at building a hydroponics business?
  • How big does a greenhouse need to be to make indoor farming profitable?
  • The ballpark price for indoor farming packages.
  • What is Aquaponics?
  • Why some controlled environment agriculture growers fail?
  • His prediction for the future of hydroponic agriculture.

 

 

 

Connect with Joe Swartz:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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