Podcast Episodes

Future of Agriculture Podcast – Misfit Farmers with Scott Wettstein and Dr. Curt Livesay from Dynamite Ag


Do we take basic decision making for granted? Do we just assume that our practices in the past should be our practices in the future? Using data based information, there may be ways to become more efficient and productive while saving money and resources.

Dr. Curt Livesay from Dynamite Ag is one of those people who questions basic assumptions. He focuses on agronomy or soil management and crop production. He has been a guest on a past episode, but we mostly discussed the cannabis industry.

Today, Dr. Curt Livesay shares his data based process especially around the subject of nitrogen use. We look at nitrogen efficiency and getting the desired amount of nutrients without creating waste. We also talk with Scott Wettstein, a farmer from Lidgerwood, North Dakota. If you like thinking for yourself, this is a great episode for you.

 

“When we test and find products that actually work, we take those on and promote them to our growers.” – Dr. Curt Livesay

 

This Week on the Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • How Dynamite Ag prides themselves on research and education
  • How Dr. Curt Livesay always had a greater vision and wanted to sell based on independent research
  • Nitrogen research and accepting the idea of “what everybody knows”
  • Nitrogen is not uniform in the soil profile
  • 360 Yield Center produces the Y drop which drops from a sprayer and places nitrogen closer to where the plant needs it
  • Overapplying nitrogen’s negative impact on the environment
  • Looking at cost savings and capturing the yield goal based on Curt’s research
  • Research versus tradition and nitrogen soil tests with sensors

 

 

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The SharkFarmer Podcast – Sean Stanford fightin fires


Sean Stanford is a man that wears many hats. A guy that puts family and community first…. but don’t get me wrong, I don’t like him.

timestamps:

7:40 buying a farm

13:28 Being a volunteer fireman

19:23 the tough calls

25:35 dealing with anxiety

33:58 young Alberta love

41:55 hold that kid… I’m hungry

The Farmer and the City Girl – The slime that cost ABC 177 gazillion

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about the infamous pink slime reporting  

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

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The Ontario AgCast – Jullia Schumm


What I did on my summer vacation. Corn, beans and cows.

Future of Agriculture – Finding The Right People for Your Agribusiness with Bob Broeckelman


There was a time when people found a job and stayed there for most of their working lives. Those times are in the past with modern statistics saying that 67% of employees leave a first job within the first 2 years. Having a job that is a good fit is not only important for employer cost savings, but it also makes a difference in the employee’s happiness.

Bob Broeckelman was interested in agribusiness right out of high school. He has been an FAA officer and advisor, an ag teacher, and is recently retired after 33 years working in the Farm Credit system.  He understands the importance of human capital and why it’s important for people to understand and find what is the right fit for themselves.

Today, we talk about tools used to create profiles and questions to create good matches for people and jobs. We also talk about how this method helps the employer and employee.

 

 

“We were trying to do the students a favor by putting them in the right jobs.” – Bob Broeckelman

This Week on the Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • How matching people who were good fits for jobs drastically reduced turnover
  • Tools used for finding the right fit such as interview questions and questionnaires
  • Using the predictive index for behavioral profiles
  • Using questions to narrow down the top and bottom applicants and how these profiling methods were effective in many positions from loan officers to truck drivers
  • Cost lowering effects of matching people to the right jobs before hiring
  • How results proved the accuracy of these methods in success and retention rates
  • How the age they started working was the biggest predictor of success
  • How Bob noticed a decrease in critical thinking skills in interviews since the 80s
  • How we will grow by taking risks and having an open mind and attitude

 

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The SharkFarmer Podcast – Ginelle James is on my playlist


Ginelle James is just a down-home country gal…. who just happens to have an amazing voice. Listen as she talks about working in ag while trying to break into country music.

Timestamp

9:30 her singing side gig

24:52 the “it” factor

37:22 making a video

40:23 Women in Ag

The Farmer and the City Girl – Time to re-brand this SOB

The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 031 – When you aren’t reaching your goals…. ask for help

Lesley Kelly agrees to be my co-host

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Ontario AgCast – Kelly Daynard


Catching up with the new Executive Director of Farm and Food Care Ontario

 

2:30 Navigating all of the different organizations trying to help farmers.

4:40 Gathering consumer data and then deciding how to use it.

7:20 Wendell and Kelly tell tales about being a farm kid in the 70’s. Also Canadian TV shows.

10:40 WHAT???? Urbanites don’t think much about farmers?

13:10 Are we trying to ram our message down consumers throats?

17:00 Getting people invested takes more than facts and figures.

19:20 Taking a class trip with Kelly. All the cool kids are doing it.

22:30  Speak Up Training.

24:30 360° Virtual Tours – All the cool kids are doing it.

25:20 The Real Dirt On Farming and working with great partners like Wallenstein Feed and Supply.

 

 

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Future of Agriculture – Technology for Grazing Management With Byron Palmer and Christine Su of PastureMap


Grasslands and grazing cattle go hand in hand. Yet, grazing cattle can be a complex process with things like dynamic business practices, the ecology of the grasses, and the biology of the animal all needing to be considered. Grass-fed beef and other grass-fed agricultural products are also fueling the modern-day demand for pastures and grazing opportunities.

I recently came across a business that is trying to solve issues associated with pasture management and cattle grazing. Christine Su is the co-founder and CEO of PastureMap, a platform that collects data on different areas that are being used for grazing. It helps build on that data to help with making informed decisions on the entire process.

Byron Palmer is a livestock rancher who grazes cattle in Sonoma County. He is one of the people doing the work and putting future agricultural ideas into practice. He is the owner of Grounded Grasslands. Byron grazes cattle for farmers and manages pastures. Today, I talk with Christine about PastureMap, and with Byron about how he uses the software.

 

“We have a lot of respect for the tradition of planned grazing and the emotional component, so we follow adaptive planned grazing methodology very closely.” – Christine Su

 

This Week on the Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • How PastureMap helps grazing managers who practice multi-paddock adaptive grazing
  • Christine’s background and how she went from a consumer with a business background to reconnecting with the land and food she eats
  • Features of the initial app prototype that could be accessed from a smartphone
  • An iterative process of launching live modules and beta testing future prototypes
  • How their mission is to help ranchers make more profits by building healthy grasslands
  • Focusing on soil carbon data and rewarding farmers by sharing positive data
  • How it’s not profitable to graze without productive pasture planning

 

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The Shark Farmer Podcast – Cam Houle 1st generation farmer

Cam Houle is about to take us on a journey of no return. This first generation dairy farmer guides us through his new venture of not only a new career but a new home life.

Time stamps:

16:55     his better half

25:52     Cams day

31:17     is hard work enough

40:56     stress vomit