Podcast Episodes

Shark Farmer Podcast – Janice Person is cottontastic

Janice Person could have gone a completely different route if it not for some nice farmers.

What the Farm Podcast – Master Chef Michael Allemeier

Michael Allemeier is only one of four Master Chefs in Canada. He talks to us about how meeting farmers changed his opinions on ingredients

Keeping Ag Real – Bayer & Monsanto, European food & agriculture


Kristin Reese, aka Local Farm Mom, has been my companion on a couple of recent adventures. In this episode, we share our experience exploring Europe’s food and agriculture, while also attending Bayer’s Future of Farming event – the first event since the acquisition of Monsanto.

Our journey through Switzerland taught us the importance of slowing down in life. In Germany we learn there are no speed limits & the Netherlands provided a one-of-a-kind event involving Dutch Cooking.

Take a listen to learn more.

Special thanks to Bayer for inviting Kristin and I to the Future of Farming event.

Idle Chatter Podcast – Hot Rod Farmer: I demand the right…. to REPAIR my farm equipment… I think? Part 2


In this two part series, Ray Bohacz explains why the agriculture community needs to take a lesson from the auto industry of 30 years ago to successfully lobby for this cause.

Idle Chatter Podcast – I demand the right…. to REPAIR my farm equipment… I think? Part 1


In this two part series, Ray Bohacz explains why the agriculture community needs to take a lesson from the auto industry of 30 years ago to successfully lobby for this cause.

Ontario AgCast – Andrea De Groot, Managing Director, Ontario Pork Industry Council


Andrea De Groot traded in a ruthless banker gig to head up the Ontario Pork Industry Council (OPIC) to help pork producers navigate the issues in the swine business. Sometime work/life balance is as simple as saying no and giving yourself permission to not bake cookies. Also, find out what sport is more Canadian than hockey. Hint – it’s like hockey, only nicer.

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Rock and Roll Farming Podcast – YFC 4 Life


Tonight I’m heading up to Withnell in Lancashire to talk to marketing officer, freelance journalist, and Vice Chairman of Lancashire YFC, Alice Singleton @alicemay_sing

We start of by talking about her family farm, that her parents bought 12 years ago, and the herd of Angus & Hereford Cows they run there, before going on to talk about their exciting diversification project, a gin distillery! We talk about Cuckoo Gin in detail, including the local ingredients they use, and how sustainability is so important to the business (For more info: www.brindledistillery.co.uk ).

We talk about the various jobs she does, from being a full time Marketing Officer at Lancashire wildlife Trust, to trying to build up a freelance journalism and photography business, and what she enjoys most about the different roles. We also talk about rural crime, and how it’s affected her and her family recently, with two different break-ins at their farms.

Lastly, we talk in depth about her 13 year involvement in the Young Farmers Clubs, from a 12 year old new member, right on through to becoming Vice Chairman of Lancashire YFC, and winning the the prestigious NFYFC Member of the Year.

We go into what YFC means to her, and what she’s got out of it over the years, before we move on to discuss the recent controversial cancellation of the annual convention. We hear her opinions on the subject, and what she thinks might happen next.

All this and much, much more.

It was fantastic to talk to someone as articulate, passionate and enthusiastic as Alice for the podcast tonight, and hear her views on a wide range of subjects.

Check it out folks..

 

 

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Future of Agriculture – Nerding Out About Soil Health with Dr. Abbey Wick of North Dakota State University

 

In this episode we go full nerd on soil health with Dr. Abbey Wick of North Dakota State University

Shark Farmer Podcast – Mike Manion making his own way


From choosing his education to building his own farm… Mike Manion has carved his own way

What the Farm Podcast – Andrea Hollak bourbon drinking vegetarian


Andrea Hollak is a bourbon drinking vegetarian that shares her views on eating meat.