Podcast Episodes

Future of Agriculture: Growing Cannabis and Other Fun Agronomy Topics with Dr. Curtis Livesay of Dynamite Ag

Today’s guest is a scientist, researcher, and the founder of Dynamite Ag – a sales and consulting company founded in 2012. Growing up in a Christian household, Dr. Curtis Livesay was told not to do drugs, to research about it. This pursuit of knowledge led him to acquire a Ph.D. in interpersonal communication and research methods. It is also the heart of his company – to do great research and disseminate good and useful information.

On today’s episode, Dr. Curtis shares his knowledge, experience, and viewpoints about a variety of topics such as critical agronomic problems, lies fed to farmers, and specific ways to deal with particular agronomic concerns.

 

“Don’t just try something different, but pay attention to where you put it.” – Dr. Curtis Livesay

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • How Dr. Curtis found his niche and how he finds the people he works with
  • Difference between plant recoverable and plant available
  • How farmers should balance the economics of farming with environmental stewardship
  • Yield contest over profitability contest
  • What volunteer corn is, why it’s a problem and what farmers can do about it

 

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The Shark Farmer Podcast – Belinda Bowman isn’t completely heartless

Belinda Bowman had a life changing experience when she went to Africa to help people feed themselves. Her charity has transferred over to trying to help the victims of the wildfires.

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Time stamps:

4:29       Wildfire fund raising

14:25     It’s only Africa

28:25     GMOs in Africa

37:36     How she came back to the farm

42:51     Being a chick in ag

The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast – First Hand Account of the Wildfires in Kansas

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are stepping away from their one on one conversation to talk to two people helping with the wildfires affecting Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas.

Denton Clark of Clark Farms went to help with fire mitigation, as he states, there’s no stopping a fire of this magnitude, you’re just trying to saves people’s farms.

He described what he saw as “nothing short of hell”. When you’re fifteen miles away and you can see the flames clear as day, and the wooden bridges you’re driving across is on fire, it becomes real.

Sean Harmon, a grain farmer from Iowa offered the use of his truck and trailer to haul extra hay, he grabbed his young daughter and headed south.

When she goes back to school after spring break, she’ll be able to tell the story to children not involved with agriculture. Without even realizing it she’ll be acting as an ambassador bridging the gap between farmer and consumer.

According to Sean the photos you see online just doesn’t do the actuality justice. He says he can’t express how insane it is, he heard about it on the news but seeing it in real life took his breath away.

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Ontario AgCast – Ed Donkers


Ed Donkers is this years Breakfast on the Farm host. We talk dairy goats, yoga and ballroom dancing.
0:10 Not all dairy farmers have cows.
4:50 Dairy goats are NOT just little dairy cows.
8:50 Goat raisins – even vegans won’t eat them.
10:50 Turning a disaster into an opportunity.
12:30 Goat farmers are not all hippies… but they might be hipsters.
16:35 Umm…. Goat yoga?
20:10 The only time it’s ok to wear a pink tuxedo.
21:25 Breakfast on the Farm – Why this one might be the best one yet! Get your tickets at www.farmfoodcareon.org

Future of Agriculture: Cows-Canada-and Quotas with Wendell Schumm of Wallenstein Feed and the Ontario AgCast

To better understand what’s going on in the agriculture business, looking outside the boundaries is a must. Knowing how other countries do things help the agriculture industry see the bigger picture and understand how things work together in a global viewpoint.

Today’s guest, Wendell Schumm, had never thought about considering other things than milking cows. He grew up on a dairy farm and has developed a passion for it. With his dad’s support and encouragement, Wendell got a two-year business diploma at Ontario Business College. At age 21, he worked for a local coop for two years before landing another job with a feed company that is a Purina dealer. Keeping his enthusiasm for dairy by working as a dairy nutritionist, Wendell became a partner to a new nutrition company at age 26. In 2009, a privately owned feed manufacturer, Wallenstein Feed, bought this nutrition company. Wendell has been working for them ever since.

On today’s episode, Wendell shares the uniqueness of the Canadian agriculture and the impact that feed manufacturing is making globally. He talks about the reasons why contracting out a company who specializes in the mixture of the feeds is more advantageous over DIY mixed feeds. He also shares what he sees in the future of the agricultural network, the direction of the feed business, and the reasons why he started his agricultural podcast.

 

“A lot of what we want to focus on would be whatever we can do to make consumers feel good about how we’re raising their food.” – Wendell Schumm

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • The difference between Ontario and Western Canada and its proximity to the US market.
  • The benefits of having a middleman between the buyer and manufacturer.
  • The changes in the feed manufacturing and the advantages of using new technology.
  • The foundations of their system and how it ensures farmers have a predictable and sustainable income for the work they do.

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The Shark Farmer Podcast – Trent Cadra – Going through the wildfires

Trent Cadra is a rancher in Texas who was struck by the wildfires. Although you really wouldn’t know it by talking to him. Even with suffering a loss he is focused on others.

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Timestamps:

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Ontario AgCast – Bruce Sargent

1:00 Growing up on a farm A.K.A. forced labour
5:15 Maxime Bernier – Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
9:35 Bananas in Moose Jaw?
14:30 This should be every politicians answer to every question
17:00 Scrap a system that works and create a new milk tax – duh, good plan
22:20 Who out there hasn’t accidentally left sensitive documents at their stripper, biker girlfriends by mistake?

Future of Agriculture 044: Grassfed Beef Through Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing with Russ Conser of Standard Soil

On today’s episode of Future of Agriculture Podcast, my guest is an engineer by who was born in Nebraska and grew up as a city kid in Omaha. Russ Conser eventually fell in-love with energy which started his decades-long career in Shell Oil where he learned more about oil, gas, and carbon. You may be surprised to hear that the knowledge and experience Russ gained in this industry eventually led him to his present venture in the field of agriculture.

Russ Conser is the CEO of Standard Soil, a company that uses adaptive multi-paddock grazing to grow grass-fed beef at scale. He spent the last 15 years in innovation and investing in pioneering startups that produce revolutionary and edgy outputs and results. A writer, speaker, investor, and game-changer, Russ talks about Standard Soil’s business model, its difference from other tech startups, the positive environmental impact it brings, and a lot more.

 

“I tend to think of agriculture really as the biological solar energy business in the world of farmers and ranchers.” – Russ Conser

 

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Russ elaborates the difference between traditional grazing and multi-paddock grazing.
  • He shares the effects of multi-paddock grazing that are advantageous not only to the business itself, but also in the quality of the nutrient produced in the soil.
  • Together with the overall environmental impact of multi-paddock grazing, Russ talks about what the organic-rich soils can do for everyone.
  • He gives some tips on how they handle moving paddocks frequently, how they manage the grazing during wintertime, and how to know the right square footage of paddocks per cow.
  • Russ emphasizes that the methods by which these things are produced usually cause concern with broader environmental issues.
  • He introduces the “cocktail mix” producers use to create a superior product.
  • Forward-looking, Russ talks about the significance of multi-paddock grazing to the US beef industry 20 years from now.

 

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The Shark Farmer Podcast – Jerod McDaniel & myths of bottle feeding pics

Jerod McDaniel completely destroys the good feelings that I would get when someone would post a picture of a bottle-feeding calf. He’s got an amazing story of taking over the farm at the age of 18.

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Timestamps:

7:00       are agvocates being used

14:22     bottle feeding calves

23:22     taking over at 18

43:12     BTFD TV

54:00     corn contest

The Farmer & The City Girl – Shopping Preferences & Food Deserts

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about why people shop at the grocery store they do. What factors in their preferred habits.

And then they chat about food deserts what they are, where they are and what programs are out there combating them.

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  • Farmers: Are you involved in urban food distribution hubs? If so what are they?
  • Consumers: Do you know people affected by food deserts? Do you live in one – if so how do you handle it?

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