Sharkfarmer Podcast

The SharkFarmer Podcast – Lindsay Persico doesn’t farm

Lindsay Persico doesn’t farm…. but she’s one of the strongest gals I know (both physically and emotionally) Listen as she talks about the tough decisions she’s made to be a good example for her kids.



11:36 Her tattoo

15:11 living in a 12’x16′ cabin

16:27 When divorce is right

33:14 her hero

38:12 decisions in buying food

The Shark Farmer Podcast – Steven Ellis likes haiku

Steven Ellis is a Virginia farmer who is a connoisseur of the Japanese poetry, haiku. He talks to us about the differences he sees from farming in the “I” states. Plus how ag social media has changed.

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Time Stamps:

8:30 he sounds like Frank Underwood

16:25 forced to farm?

22:38 his dad is awesome

34:50 he hates “I” states

47:20 Farm to table restaurant

The Shark Farmer Podcast – Donnarie Hales is insane

Donnarie Hales is on a mission to break my spirit and leave me a shell of a man. She talks about her job with BASF and our upcoming unnamed roadtrip. Also she talks about being a farm girl leading to her love of ag

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8:51 what the hell does she do

16:59 ROADTRIP!!!!!

31:31 whats a haymow

36:00 who works in cooperate ag

The Shark Farmer – Matt Chambers Part 2

Last week Matt Chambers navigated us through his families struggles after a truck/tractor accident. This week we learn more about the details and what actually happened.

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2:31 who’s fault was it?

10:35 alcohol and farm equipment

23:41 grain bin safety

29:22 Update

The Shark Farmer Podcast – Matt Chambers shares his families stuggles

Matt Chambers is a farmer from Iowa that talks about an accident that changed his family for ever. It’s an heartbreaking story, but you wont believe what happens at the 40 minute mark.

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The Shark Farmer Podcast – Rachael Spangelo is the Queen of TwoDots

Rachael Spangelo is the Queen of TwoDots Montana… I guess

Listen to her incredible story about protecting her daughter.

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Time stamps:

6:33     2 dots Montana

14:48    hand up a bison butt

27:46    direct to consumer beef

32:07    her mini me

36:30    immigration, gangs, and escaping danger

The Shark Farmer Podcast – Mandy Rizzo… ignorance isn’t malicious

Mandy Rizzo has some good lessons for the rest of us on how to deal with ignorant people…. because ignorance isn’t malicious. From her experience with Autism to a really bad joke… this one has it all


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time stamps:

5:22     Mandy is the podcast molder

10:30    Raising a kid with Autism

25:32    Scared into organic

36:49     Ignorance isn’t malicious

56:22    Another bad joke

The Shark Farmer Podcast – Chad Ingels tuggin away at heartstrings

Chad Ingels talks about how wonderful life is raising two children with Down’s Syndrome. He talks about the total experience, from fear to pride, and why he openly shares pictures on social media. Plus, cover crops and sitting on board of directors.

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4:41       Chicks dig a dude that plays the saxophone

11:00     Raising children with Down’s Syndrome

32:52     friggin cover crops

39:14     Board after board after board

The SharkFarmer Podcast – Jill Burkhardt proves hippies tell bad jokes

No added hormones, no antibiotics, and no ability to tell a good joke…

Listen as Jill tells us about farming in Alberta


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Time Stamps:

11:47   No added hormones, no antibiotics

18:41   Chipotle inspectors

32:47   Fava beans with a nice chianti

37:57   Food allergies

44:00   Worst joke ever

The SharkFarmer Podcast – Nate Chittenden… ya I know

Nate Chittenden should be banned from Snapchat. However, he does some very good things for agriculture. Giving tours of his dairy is a high priority.

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Time Stamps:

8:19       79 cent milk

15:17     He was gonna be a doctor???

20:05     How a farm survives the parents’ divorce

35:28     giving the yutes tours

42:39     dealing with social media trolls