Podcast Episodes

Ontario AgCast – Matthew Pot – Making Commodity Markets Interesting


1:30 Growing up on a dairy farm – Wine isn’t the only great drink they produce in Niagara.

2:55 Is brick a soil type?

6:20 High school Matt was not a nerd. That happened later.

9:10 Commodity markets and chess – both require deep thought.

14:40 Matt claims he is NEVER wrong.

16:30 Wizards, Frogs and Toads – just another market report.

19:15 Weather, interest rates, Donald Trump – What are things that move the market, Alex.

21:45 Sorting through the news before it’s news.

25:00 Normal? What economist doesn’t play Monopoly?

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Future of Agriculture – Diversity and Inclusion in Agriculture with Marcus Hollan of the Cultivating Change Foundation

Today’s guest grew up in Mariposa, California and has viewed the world from different lenses as a youth through the 4-H Youth Program. Marcus Hollan attributes his distinctiveness and success to his involvement in such programs when he was younger which allowed him to embrace the diversity of others and understand the importance of inclusion in a community. Marcus is one of the founders of the Cultivating Change Foundation, an organization that elevates and values the LGBTQ community within the agriculture industry.

In today’s episode, Marcus talks about the roles that diversity, inclusion, equality, and equity play in the workplace – especially in agriculture. As the chief learning officer of Studio 5, Marcus also shares the organization’s goals, the business case for promoting agriculture, and how the corporate equality index has become a significant tool to know more about how open a company is to embracing racial, cultural, religious, and gender orientation differences.

 

“There is also power in recognizing our differences; in celebrating and honoring who we are.” – Marcus Hollan

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Defining diversity, inclusion, equality, and equity
  • What people want – equality versus equity
  • Why you should ask purposeful and intentional questions
  • What inspired Marcus to launch Cultivating Change Foundation
  • The goals of the foundation
  • Challenges Marcus faced in starting Cultivating Change
  • Defining the corporate equality index and its function

Join us at the 2017 Cultivating Change Summit!

On June 21 to 23, the third annual Cultivating Change Summit will take place in Sacramento, California. Learn from the excellent speakers, fantastic workshop presenters, and the 8-people panel that will tackle the future of agriculture through the lens of diversity and inclusion as they come up with plans of actions as to how we can better serve the agriculture industry.

Be a part of history-in-the-making by checking out Cultivating Change Website today!

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The SharkFarmer Podcast – Lindsay Persico doesn’t farm


Lindsay Persico doesn’t farm…. but she’s one of the strongest gals I know (both physically and emotionally) Listen as she talks about the tough decisions she’s made to be a good example for her kids.

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Timestamps:

11:36 Her tattoo

15:11 living in a 12’x16′ cabin

16:27 When divorce is right

33:14 her hero

38:12 decisions in buying food

The Farmer and the City Girl – Practice what you preach


In this episode, Rob shares his experience advocating at an event.

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Ontario AgCast – Vanessa and Matt Dirksen


The Dirksen’s – the definition of a family farm.

 

1:50 Every family needs an Opa.

4:30 Vanessa calls Wendell old.

7:00 An off-farm job can be a valuable learning experience.

10:20 If you are a John Deere fan, you might want to skip this part.

14:00 Tractor pulling – Boys and their toys.

18:30 Vanessa calls Matt dumb.

20:45 Breakfast on the Farm. Opening the doors.

26:45 Letting the kids pull you out of your comfort zone.

 

Breakfast on the Farm

Future Of Agriculture – Old Farm with New Ideas with Coley Jones Drinkwater of Richland Farms Dairy

Coley Jones Drinkwater belongs to a third-generation family of farmers who tend to and sustain the Richlands Dairy Farm in Blackstone, Virginia. Richlands Farm has been a dairy farm since the 1950s. Coley’s story makes you see life in agriculture from different perspectives – a multigenerational angle, a sustainability angle, and an entrepreneurship angle.

On today’s episode, Coley talks about the inspiring story of how her grandparents started and pursued the farm as they relied on agriculture in raising and sending their five children to college. She also explains how she and her family decided not to sell the farm during one of its trying times with the challenges, pressures, and sacrifices she and her family made to keep the farm and pursue their own creamery in spite of the denial of her initial proposal.

“I hope in building the creamery that maybe that is something that I can do for someone else’s family as well where you can just come, get some ice cream. Sit on the porch. Just breathe and take a moment to be together as a family because that to me is really what makes farming worth all the sacrifice.” – Coley Jones Drinkwater

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

The crops that Coley and her family grow on the farm
What to expect during the farm’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze Fall Festivals
The farm’s first ever “Dinner on the Dairy” that’s happening on June 23
Why the first ice cream flavor gives honor to Coley’s grandmother
Coley’s frustration about misleading labels and marketing strategies concerning truth and honesty
The hardest part in farming for Coley since she came back to the farm full-time
What gives Coley hope and purpose in life

Check Out Coley Jones Drinkwater Across the Net:

Richlands Dairy Farm Website
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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 – Steven Ellis likes haiku

Steven Ellis is a Virginia farmer who is a connoisseur of the Japanese poetry, haiku. He talks to us about the differences he sees from farming in the “I” states. Plus how ag social media has changed.

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Time Stamps:

8:30 he sounds like Frank Underwood

16:25 forced to farm?

22:38 his dad is awesome

34:50 he hates “I” states

47:20 Farm to table restaurant

Grow Smart with BASF Podcast – Cotton Farmer Outta Compton


Weeds, wine, sand-fighting season, turn row meltdowns – all part of Mike Lass’ story, from California to growing cotton in the South Plains of Texas.

Ontario AgCast – Bruce Sargent


If Dairy Farmers cost Maxime Bernier the leadership, then Bruce Sargent is the Dragon Slayer.

3:00 How to get farmers attention, by Maxime Bernier.

6:30 Recruiting members for the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC).

8:45 Bruce does Max according to Dr Seuss.

13:40 I agree with The Donald….. said no successful CDN politician ever.

18:40 Bruce is a glass half full kind of guy.

24:00 You don’t have to be flashy to be a good leader.

28:10 Cartel, Cartel, Cartel.

Future of Agriculture – Grain Entrapment and How an Idea Becomes a Feature Film with Sam Goldberg from Silo The Film


Today’s guest is an independent movie producer from New York City. Sam Goldberg grew up in Manhattan without any background in agriculture. He was introduced to agriculture when a filmmaker approached him for a concept about grain entrapment, a real and grave danger that farmers and other members of the community are exposed to. Seeing the significance of the issue socially, Sam currently is raising funds for the operation and completion of the movie titled Silo The Film.

On today’s episode, Sam talks about the progress he and his team have made in the production of Silo. He also shares why he thinks this movie is socially relevant and his stand on why he wanted to pursue this film in spite of the timespan they need to devote to complete it. He also mentions some of the things that Sam and his team are currently working on like fund-raising, casting, and searching for the right location to shoot the movie.

 

“This, to me, represents a potential bridge for conversation where a segment of the population can be humanized in such a way that is relatable to anybody.”  – Sam Goldberg

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Overview and plot of Silo The Film
  • What compelled Sam and his business partners to pursue this project
  • The social significance of this film
  • Reasons for filming a documentary
  • Response of the people who viewed the short film at the Tribeca Film Festival
  • The overall cost of the project and how the cost is divided
  • How the revenue side of film works
  • How Sam found the grain entrapment expert his team is working with on the film

 

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We Are a Part of a Bigger Family!

The Future of Agriculture Podcast is a part of a network called 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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