Podcast Episodes

Future of Agriculture Podcast – Rural Living Sheep Ranching and Totes MaGoats with Sara Hollenbeck of Hollenbeck Ranch

Today’s guest grew up in Grass Valley, California. Sara Hollenbeck lives with her husband on a ranch in Molt, Montana called the Hollenbeck Ranch. Together with her husband and in-laws, Sara manages a sheep operation in Molt on top of many other diverse things they do on the farm.

On today’s episode, Sara talks about an unfamiliar topic to many – sheep operation. She discusses the necessary tasks and human resources it takes to keep the operation running smoothly. She also shares who Totes MaGoats is, how her lamb company was born, and how she was able to open the community to eating lamb.

 

“The people I’m focused on are the ones that are interested, or curious even, about where their food is coming from or how their food is being raised.” – Sara Hollenbeck

 

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • Brief background about the sheepherders and reasons why their presence and the H-2A program play a vital role in the sheep operation
  • Where the sheep ranch gets the majority of its revenue
  • The importance of breeding on the quality of the meat and wool and reasons why it is important to focus on the latter
  • Sheep shearing and why it is considered the “fun time” in the ranch
  • Sara’s goals for the future of the ranch

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The SharkFarmer Podcast – Natalie Newell will cut you

Natalie Newell is a mom that doesn’t put up with fear mongering celebrity activist. So much so that she is making a movie promoting common sense in food science, vaccines, and children’s health. Plus we rip on the stupid decision Cargill has made.

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time stamps:

5:40       GFY Cargill

18:05     Who is this skeptic woman?

23:52     oh…. I’ll just make a movie

28:48     no vaccines???

36:07     What every parent should see

40:13     best social media to reach moms

Grow Smart with BASF – What Happens When Nothing Happens?

Listen in as Dr. Larry Steckel of the University of Tennessee runs an Engenia(TM) Herbicide demo with the hopes of having no results.

The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast – Container Gardens, 5 Tips From a Farmer

In this episode, Rob and Carrie are chatting about container gardening, tips and myths.

They chat about what they are, and Rob gives advice on pests and how to tell if a plant is stressed, soil considerations, and debunks some of the more common myths.

Each give their idea of the perfect plant for a first time container pant.

To go straight to the tips, timestamp is 52:00 “5 Tips for Container Gardening”.

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Ontario AgCast – Kevin Snyder

Show Notes

1:30 When you are related to literally everyone in your neighborhood.

3:00 Maple Syrup Facts – It’s a Canadian thing.

6:30 Woodlot management = healthy trees.

9:00 OMG we are talking supply management again!

12:00 Wendell learns that it’s not ok to mention Aunt Jemima to a serious Maple Syrup connoisseur.

16:40 Maple Syrup goes high tech.

18:10 Kevin says the magic words – Pancakes and Sausage.

19:55 Maple Beer? What????

22:50 Maple syrup advice for beginners – Don’t burn down the driveshed.

24:00 We have to wrap it up cause Christine can’t wait for pancakes and sausage any longer.

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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.

For links to where you can help go to: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep011

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.

Check Out Wendell Schumm Across the Net:

 

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