Podcast Episodes

Future of Agriculture – Hemp Opportunities and Realities Part 2 with Dr. David Williams of the University of Kentucky

Dr. David Williams is a professor of agronomy and member of the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences with the University of Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Program. He has been in the agronomic industry his entire career, wearing hats as a teacher, researcher, and practitioner. David has been a champion of industrial hemp agronomic science research since 2014.

David joins me today to discuss the various ways hemp can be utilized other than for its psychoactive properties. He explains what the industry currently looks like and how that will change in the coming years. He also shares some of the concerns farmers raise when it comes to growing hemp, farm data about the plant, and describes how hemp holds the potential to revolutionize the economy.

“Cannabinoids are evolutionarily thought of as a plant protection molecule. They certainly weren’t put on this Earth to get humans high.” – Dr. David Williams

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • David’s professional background and thoughts on Kentucky’s advancements in the hemp space.
  • What the hemp industry looks like right now and how it might look in the near future.
  • Concerns on hemp sustainability and its effects on the economy.
  • How the Farm Bill will change the way the industry views and uses hemp.
  • The conditions necessary to grow hemp.
  • What farmers can do if they find out their crops are above the THC limit.
  • Common problems farmers encounter in growing hemp.
  • Challenges the hemp industry faces when it comes to scaling.
  • The selling points and applications of hemp.
  • The yield and income farmers can expect from growing hemp.

Key Takeaways:

  • The supply and demand for hemp are going to define the scope and scale of the industry.
  • Hemp is more than just a psychoactive plant, with applications that can potentially disrupt the industry.

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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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Shark Farmer Podcast – Jeremy Matuszewski Farmer Ingenuity

Jeremy Matuszewski of Thunderstruck Ag opens up about working with farmer inventors and the importance of listening to farmers needs.  He takes pride in recommending products that will really work on their farm and the significance of establishing good relationships.

Idle Chatter Podcast – Hot Rod Farmer: Do you suffer from Tier fourITIS??

Let Dr. Bohacz cure you of this ailment once and for all!

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Ontario AgCast – Real Loud Lyndsey

What happens when an emerging tech company uses ancient technology to solve a problem? Sheep are not your typical lawn care company. Lyndsey Smith is louder than many, shorter than most and proves that you can take the girl out of Manitoba, but you can’t take the….

Rock and Roll Farming Podcast – A Farm Safety Revolution

Tonight I’m heading down to the Cotswolds to talk to the Managing Director of agricultural health and safety specialists, Safety Revolution, Oliver Dale. 

We talk about his early days growing up on the family farm in Cambridgeshire, his time in Chile helping to develop the fresh produce industry there, and all about Safety Revolution and the changes they’re trying to make to the culture on UK farms. 

All this and much, much more.

Check it out folks.. 

www.safetyrevolution.co.uk

LONDON MARATHON 2019: As required by Universal law, much like if you’re a vegan, if you’re doing a marathon you have to tell people about it. Well I’m doing the London one in April 2019, and I’m raising money for the incredible charity FARM AFRICA. If you want to see more about the AMAZING work they do please visit www.farmafrica.org & if you’d like to sponsor me the link is www.justgiving.com/fundraising/william-evans12 and from now until 8th May, the UK Government will match your donation – thank you!

Episode Sponsor: 

NFU Cymru – for more information please visit www.nfu-cymru.org.uk

Podcast Partners:

Farmer’s Guardian. For the biggest range of news and features from across the Ag industry, please visit www.fginsight.com

Rock & Roll Farming is proud to be a part of the Farm & Rural Ag Network. To find more great podcasts and vlogs, please visit www.farmruralag.com 

Future of Agriculture – Hemp Opportunities and Realities Part 1 with Zev Paiss

Zev Paiss is a Managing Partner at Farmers Support Group, a company dedicated to helping hemp farmers as well as laying down the foundations for a U.S. hemp supply chain. Their goal is to guarantee buyers for every hemp seed planted. Zev’s extensive business acumen allows him to provide the group with consultation, supply chain development, and investor relations services. He also manages the company’s sustainability development projects.

Zev joins me today to discuss the hemp industry, its current state, and what the future holds for it. He shares his background, why he became passionate about hemp farming, and his current projects. He explains the massive economic potential of the hemp industry and why companies in various sectors should take a look. He also describes some of the problems farmers encounter when growing hemp as well as some of his proposed solutions.

“As the market demands different products, processors are continuing what they can do and figuring out how to scale up.” – Zev Paiss

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • How Zev got started working in the hemp industry.
  • The state of the hemp industry today and what the future may hold.
  • Companies and businesses getting into the hemp industry.
  • Storing hemp products before they are processed.
  • The two emerging subsets on the CBD side of processing.
  • The necessary conditions and considerations to grow hemp.
  • Common problems farmers experience when growing hemp from the first time.

Key Takeaways:

  • The challenge with industrial hemp is you don’t want that THC of going above 0.3%

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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. 

Share the Ag-Love! 

Thanks for joining us on the Future of Agriculture Podcast – your spot for valuable information, content, and interviews with industry leaders throughout the agricultural space! If you enjoyed this week’s episode, please subscribe on iTunes and leave your honest feedback. Don’t forget to share it with your friends on your favorite social media spots! 

Learn more about AgGrad by visiting: 

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Shark Farmer Podcast – Fran Feekes, Strength and Courage

For two and a half years now, I’ve been recording as the SharkFarmer. Between the 2 podcast and the radio show I’ve interviewed roughly 300 people.
People’s stories constantly amaze me, and it’s beyond humbling when they open up their lives for the rest of us to hear.
People always ask which one is my favorite… a question I avoid. I will say, the interview with Matt Chambers resonated with people in a way that I didn’t think would ever be replicated.

Then I met Fran Feekus…

I found myself in disbelief for most of this interview. How can someone so young be so damn strong? How is she able to share her story with no anger or remorse?
I look at this young lady and find myself wanting to be more like her. This is the first part of a 2 part podcast.
So please… listen, laugh, and yes, most likely shed a tear.

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What the Farm Podcast – Katie Pinke (insert anti-ag clickbait)

With 10 years in the Ag news biz, Katie Pinke shares her knowledge of countering the anti agriculture hype

Idle Chatter Podcast – Hot Rod Farmer: All SPOOLED UP… and NO WHERE TO GO????

Everything you need to know about turbochargers, compliments of Ray Bohacz.

Ontario AgCast – Quintin McEwen, Not so Lucky for Lucky Brands

Whether it’s saving kittens or calling out injustice against sheep farmers, Quintin McEwen does it all. He credits his farming roots with making him a better firefighter, a successful fair “ambassador” and an all around great guy. His hometown is the Monkton with a K.