Podcast Episodes

The Farmer and the City Girl – Crazy Celebrities and Jade Rocks


In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about Gwyneth Paltrow and what she puts where.

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Ontario AgCast – Jenni Tilton-Flood


Jenni Tilton-Flood is so agreeable she’s often confused for a Canadian.

2:00 Will travel for field hockey.

4:15 Dear Virginia, leave your statues alone.

7:10 The honor system. I wouldn’t steal from Jenni’s farm market stand either.

12:00 Pasture doesn’t guarantee happier cows.

16:20 Growing corn in Maine –  When exactly was Maine America’s bread basket???

18:30 How to traumatize New Yorkers at the fair.

20:00 Comparing US milk co-ops with Canadian supply management.

29:00 #FRANHappyHour 9:00 EST – Chat with Jenni.

31:30 Jenni cannot live on bread alone, but cheese….

Future of Agriculture – The Logistics of a Farm to Table Restaurant with Jack Gilmore of Jack Allens Kitchen


Jack Gilmore is the owner and head chef of the famous Jack Allen’s Kitchen in Austin, Texas. More than good food and service, Jack Allen’s Kitchen is known for being a pioneer in what we call the “Farm to Table.” According to Jack, at least 80% of every food on his menu is locally sourced. He first got into cooking when he was 15 and taught himself how to cook when he was working part time in a restaurant. By the time he was 18, he realized school wasn’t his thing so he decided to get married and start a family.

 

Jack knew how to cook, so he figured he could make a living out of it. He worked for other people and was able to work with incredible chefs, until he grew tired of working for someone else and decided to start his own restaurant. From cooking for a decent wage to actually owning his own restaurant chain, he has come a long way.

 

On today’s episode, Jack talks about how he started his restaurant business, what made him choose to buy from local farmers as much as possible, and the logistics involved in running a locally-sourced restaurant. He also his thoughts on the future generation of farmers.

 

“I don’t tell anybody we’re a 100% local, I tell them we’re as local as we can be.”  – Jack Gilmore

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

 

  • How he partnered with local farmers
  • How much of his menu is influenced by the ingredients available?
  • How he manages the many farmers he partners with as well as the logistics behind.
  • How he plans his ingredient supply forecast with the farmers.
  • How he determines which farmers to work with
  • How he shows his appreciation to the farmers.
  • Why he’s not worried about the next generation of farmers as much as he is about next generation of chefs.
  • The biggest and smallest farms he buys from.
  • Is the farm to table concept still a growing concept nationwide?
  • The future of the local food movement.
  • How does he manage the food waste in his restaurant?

 

 

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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 SharkFarmer Podcast – Bob & Debbie Reed tackle Hurricane Harvey


Hear the story of Bob and Debbie Reed as they face the challenges of leading their family farm through the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. From rescue via jetski to embracing the kindness of neighbors… the Reeds hold nothing back

Hurricane Relief fund

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time stamps:

9:03 Harvey

17:18 Jet ski rescue

38:16 advice from their experiences

45:13 Pure Texas perspective

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.

Here are the pictures from Logan

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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.

 

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

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

 

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

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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.