Podcast Episodes

The Shark Farmer Podcast – Layla Katiraee PhD ChickenPox Parties


Layla Katiraee PhD is one of the stars of the documentary “Science Moms” We talk about GMO’s and Chicken Pox parties.

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The Farmer and the City Girl Podcast – $7500 Dog Treats


In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about how city folk and farm folk view their pets.

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Grow Smart with BASF Podcast – Paul Rea of BASF talks acquisitions, natural disasters, innovations– and the most unusual crop he’s seen


Paul Rea, BASF Senior Vice President for Crop Protection, North America, reviews 2017, and talks acquisitions, innovation, natural disasters, and the most unusual crop he’s ever seen.

Ontario AgCast – Janice Anderson


Janice Anderson balances family, work and making a contribution to agriculture at the grassroots level.

Future of Agriculture – Cellulosic Biofuels (Part 2) with Michael McAdams, President of the Advanced Biofuels Association


Michael McAdams knows biofuels. He knows the issues, the history, the players, and the future. He is passionate, well-researched, and you can hear it in his voice that he truly cares about this topic.

If you listened to episode 009 you heard the basics of cellulosic biofuels. In this episode, we learn about the governmental and private industry sides of the equation. What does it take to get cellulosic ethanols up and running? What is meant by a drop-in biofuel and why is that exciting?

Mike even describes some exciting work being done to turn algae into biofuels with 20x the per acre efficiency of corn. There are so many interesting aspects of this topic, we could make this a 10 part series! But sorry, we’re only doing three.

 

Visit the Advanced Biofuels Association website to learn more about their work.

 

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The Sharkfarmer Podcast – Quentin Connealy cornfield surfer

Quentin Connealy talks about what it’s like being a an introvert but yet still trying to tell people about his farm. He also wakeboards in his cornfields.

 

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The Farmer and the City Girl – Donnarie Hales and jerks of SM


In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking to Donnarie Hales her plane ticket ordeal

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Ontario AgCast – Dave McEachren


Cover Crops, Fire Trucks and John Deeres

 

8:00 Dave says “Moldboard plows are STUPID”

20:00 Balancing farming, family and volunteering.

23:30 Being a fire fighter is more than “Put the wet stuff on the red stuff”

27:20 Fire fighters looking out for each other. Mental health is as important as physical health.

35:20 Dave schools Wendell on John Deere trivia.

 

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Future of Agriculture – Cellulosic Biofuels (Part 1) with Dr. Robert Brown of the Bio Institute at Iowa State University


This episode begins a three-part series on cellulosic ethanol and other cellulosic biofuels.

What if we could take one of the most prolific, abundant, renewable, and sustainable items on the plant – Cellulose – and make fuel from it?

Well, we can! Sounds fantastic, but there are, of course, challenges. It’s expensive, the conversions aren’t as great as we’d like them to be, there is a lot of work that needs to be done to improve the processes in order to make cellulosic biofuels a widespread reality.

This is the first part of the three-part series where we explore these opportunities and challenges with cellulosic biofuels. Dr. Brown describes a future where farmers can produce biomass that is specifically bred to be processed into fuels that can go directly into an engine. This would, of course, take collaboration between seed companies, farmers, ethanol plants, and fuel manufacturers and retailers.

 

Check out Dr. Brown’s Bio Institute at Iowa State University.

To learn more, pick up a copy of Dr. Brown’s book “Why Are We Producing Biofuels?”

 

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The SharkFarmer Podcast – Emily Johannes


Emily Johannes lives in Washington DC but apparently doesn’t know Donald Trump. We talk sustainability and world travel.

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