Podcast Episodes

Grow Smart with BASF – We’re Nuts For Almonds


You say “almond,” she says “am-mend.” As Almond Girl Jenny, this hull-splitting, tree-shaking, fourth-generation nutty farm girl talks about the crop that’s our favorite go-to snack.

The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast – Food Waste

In this episode, Lesley Kelly and Rob Sharkey are talking about how much food we waste.

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Ontario AgCast – Viren D’souza – Not a Robot


0:45 What kind of a name is Viren anyway?

3:40 Viren’s surprising childhood

6:00 Stranded in a strange country without his parents.

7:15 Being the only brown kid in grade 9.

10:15 Our own immigrant success story.

11:45 Viren’s TV career is tragically cut short.

12:30 Will pull teats for food.

15:30 Back to school – again.

17:40 Becoming a soldier of fortune.

19:30 Viren says robots are dumb… robots also had nothing good to say about Viren.

21:00 Viren questions recent life choices.

21:30 The Orkel MP2,000 – a heavy conversation.

25:50 Thinking outside the bale.

28:45 Viren does NOT expose himself on Twitter. Snapchat anyone?

31:30 @Milkabot’s rules to not be a dick on Twitter.

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Future of Agriculture – 5 Takeaways From The First 60 Episodes


While having guests and learning from people with different perspectives are the typical setup of this show, stopping to reflect on the things that have been discussed and talked about is an excellent way of seeing the learning, growth, and future direction of the program. With this said, today, I’m going to deviate from my normal program flow to look back and see where the journey has taken us.

Today, I’m going to talk about the five big takeaways I have learned from the first 60 episodes of the Future of Agriculture podcast. I also explain how these five big things determine the direction and content of the program.

Agriculture should be looked at from as many different lenses as possible. That’s where we’re going to get the ideas.
This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Agricultural technology and agricultural entrepreneurship
  • What agricultural education is about and why it is important
  • Defining cooperative extensions and how this reinforces agricultural education
  • Solving serious problems like environmental impact, sustainability, social issues, hunger, and food waste
  • The generational aspect to each agriculture story
  • Agriculture and empathy
  • How we can practice empathy together in the next 60 episodes of the program

 

 

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The Shark Farmer Podcast – Steve Pitstick talks ag taboos


Steve Pitstick has been a pioneer in agriculture for decades, listen as he has an honest conversation about agricultures views on divorce and homosexuality

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Time stamps:

8:24 video killed the radio store

19:30 divorce in ag

28:28 breakfast conversation… I’m gay

39:29 navigating new waters

The Farmer and the City Girl – Eating healthy on the road


“The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 026 –  Eating healthy on the road”

In this episode, Ginelle James and Rob Sharkey are pointing out the pros and cons of Amazons new purchase.

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Ontario AgCast – Amanda Brodhagen – Beef Farmer / Power Woman

2:40 A beef farmer repping fruit and veggie growers. Covering both sides of the plate.

5:00 Fall Fair Ambassador is NOT the same thing as a Dairy Princess!

7:20 Amanda has a fancy way of saying she can’t plow straight…..

10:20 Canadian Cattlemen’s Young Leaders – the future of the beef industry.

15:50 Being a mentor means giving back to the industry.

17:30 Who didn’t guess that Amanda would be recognised as a “go getter”?

20:20 Some times it’s easier to ask (Jen Christie) for forgiveness than permission.

21:10 That time when being a farmer makes you strange and mysterious.

23:20 Who takes a beef farmer to a vegetarian restaurant????

28:00 Power woman or not, when Dad says shovel some s**t, you shovel some s**t.

32:10 Sometimes being a farmer means also working off the farm.

Future of Agriculture – Building Apps for Agriculture with Peter Schott of Myriad Mobile


Peter Schott grew up in a family with technologically inclined parents who used computers on their farm even from way back in 1984. Because of this, Peter’s curiosity on the possibilities that technology can bring in solving agricultural problems grew. As a result, Peter and another guy from his college dorm decided to work together on offering solutions through mobile apps by establishing their own company called Myriad Mobile.

Today, Peter talks about the significant role that mobile apps play in the future of agriculture and the solution of current agricultural problems. He shares some excellent insights from two different perspectives – one from that of a farmer’s and the other of an entrepreneur. He also explains the significance of knowing your audience, your vision, and the problem you want to solve when thinking of a good app to pursue.

 

“I think the industry is best served if people spend more time listening to their customers and working alongside them rather than telling them what they need.”  – Peter Schott

 

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • How Peter’s family used computers on the farm in 1984
  • Biggest game-changer for technology on his farm from 1984 to the present
  • How Myriad Mobile came to be and the core of Myriad’s business
  • The platform he created as a result of a cooperative request
  • Challenges of having and creating a mobile team and where he found his success in sales
  • Similarities and differences between developing apps for agriculture and other fields
  • How farmers can differentiate good technology versus salesmanship
  • How powerful Twitter is in connecting with others in the same industry
  • A peak on the process entrepreneurs go through when engaging with a mobile app firm
  • The biggest unsolved problems in agriculture that can be solved by technology

 

 

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The SharkFarmer Podcast – Cody Creelman vlog rockstar

Dr. Cody Creelman is ‘the name” in agriculture vlogs. His, no-holds-bar look at veterinary practices has set him apart. He talks about puss, palpations, and other… stuff

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Time stamps

10:00 He be vloggin

24:16 Screw Dr. Pol

27:35 Dr. Pimplepopper

32:45 Cow plastic surgery

39:42 No time for GOT

The Farmer and the City Girl – WholeFoods and Amazon


In this episode, Leslie Kelly and Rob Sharkey are pointing out the pros and cons of Amazons new purchase.

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