Podcast Episodes

The Farmer and the City Girl – A farm family’s account of the Texas flood


In this episode Lesley and Rob talk to Michael Goudeau and his daughter Logan about their experience with the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

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Ontario AgCast – Leah Dorman

Future of Agriculture – Farmers Investing in AgTech with Spencer Stensrude of Ag Ventures Alliance and Matthew Rooda of SwineTech

Spencer Stensrude is a business analyst for Ag Ventures Alliance, a company that invests in startups aimed to support and innovate the agricultural industry. The company itself was formed by farmers in Iowa in the late 90s. One of their latest investments is a company called SwineTech and is headed by Matthew Rooda. As the name implies, SwineTech is a company focused on innovating the swine industry, and right now its focus is on preventing sows from crushing their piglets.

 

On today’s episode, Spencer and Matthew talk about how they met, what their companies are all about, and how they started working together. They also share their prediction for the agricultural industry in the future and one of the biggest issues in the pork industry and how it’s affecting the economy.

 

“We are happy the company making money and sending us a check vs having to sell the company to someone else to pay back the investors.”  – Spencer Stensrude

 

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

 

  • What is SwineTech all about?
  • How did they discovered the piglet problem and how they developed a solution?
  • The success rate of their new technology.
  • The process from getting the startup ready to actually getting an investment.
  • Matthew’s long term vision for SwineTech.
  • Why Ag Ventures invested in SwineTech?
  • The price point of SwineTech’s product for producers.
  • The timelines and process involved in investing in SwineTech.
  • The focus of Ag Ventures for future investments.
  • The first objection Matthew usually gets from producers when selling his product.
  • What excites Spencer about the industry and his prediction for the future of agricultural technology.

 

 

Check Out Spencer Stensrude Across the Net:

 

 

 

Check Out Matthew Rooda Across the Net:

 

 

 

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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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!

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The Shark Farmer Podcast – Nate Herman from Lake Life TV


Nate Herman from Lake Life TV talks about how a childhood dream of fishing led into an unexpected opportunity to share his beliefs

The Farmer and the City Girl – Alcohol for your car


In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about the the pros and cons of ethanol

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

We’ll be asking you to share your opinions

Ontario AgCast – David Imrie


0:50 I wish I had David’s radio voice.

6:00 Sometimes a temporary job becomes a career.

10:00 You’re hired, didn’t we tell you?

14:20 CKCO TV – jacket and tie required.

16:30 Canadian content laws. David gets his own show.

20:20 David and Wendy – a “whirlwind” relationship.

24:30 Reporting on Farm Crisis

31:30 It’s not always good to be the King.

37:30 An interview that’s out of this world!

43:30 Community Heroes.

45:00 Cruising with David and Wendy.

Future of Agriculture – Disruptive Agricultural Technologies with Aidan Connolly, CIO of Alltech


Aidan Connolly has been with Alltech for 17 years and is currently its Chief Innovation Officer (CIO).  Alltech is a company that helps farmers feed the world, raise healthy animals, and protect the environment. He works with the company’s research department focused on developing nutrition-based technologies that will capitalize on insights gained through Alltech’s investment in nutrigenomics. Aidan’s main tasks as CIO is to spearhead Alltech’s projects in multiple facets of the agricultural industry, make sure they’re always on the cutting edge when it comes to current technology, as well as incorporating new technologies into how food is produced in the future.

 

On today’s episode, Aidan shares how he became Alltech’s CIO and how the company decides which innovation to invest in. He also explains the disruptive technologies that will greatly affect the agricultural industry in the near future.

 

“Brain power and imagination are going to be very important in terms of the roles we play.”  – Aidan Connolly

 

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

 

  • Alltech’s views on disruptive technology.
  • How they strategically decide when to invest in an innovation.
  • What is the Pearse Lyons Accelerator?
  • The 8 potentially disruptive technologies.
  • Is artificial Intelligence something humans should worry about?
  • How he prepares his children for the future.
  • Since 2009, TOP US food and beverage companies have lost an equivalent of $18 billion of market shares. How does this affect agriculture?
  • Can the “local food” movement scale?
  • How should we balance thinking about innovations and our busy lives?

 

 

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Check Out Aidan Connolly Across the Net:

 

 

 

 

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:

AgGrad Website
AgGrad on Twitter
AgGrad on Facebook
AgGrad on LinkedIn
AgGrad on Instagram

The Shark Farmer Podcast – Dwayne Faber Twitter legend

Dwayne Faber has quickly established himself as one of twitters funniest farmers. Listen as he talks Family, dairy, and farmers marketing themselves.

time stamp:

10:28 Ag Twitter

24:00 The ultimatum

30:24 Holland underground

34:04 agvocate???

The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast – Fake Meat and Coors Banquet


In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about the Meatless Meat

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

We’ll be asking you to share your opinions

Ontario AgCast – Talking Trade


Three shows in One.

Nebraska Governor, Pete Ricketts

Canadian Pork Council Public Relations Manager,  Gary Stordy

Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Jeff Leal

 

 

1:50 Governor Ricketts says nice things about Canada.

6:10 Modernizing NAFTA without disrupting trade.

7:40 Apparently Dairy is on the table.

10:20 Even the Governor appreciates at hotdog for a dollar.

11:40 Wendell introduces Gary Stordy as Gord. Sorry Garry.

20:20 Comparing notes on NAFTA.

22:30 Harmonizing food safety regulations.

24:30 Wendell gets Minister Leal’s intro right.

27:30 Renegotiating NAFTA – DO NO HARM!

31:20 Minister Leal schools Wendell on political history.