Podcast Episodes – Farm and Rural Ag Network

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We are currently re-vamping how this website functions for 2020. We are taking the feedback and experience of the past few years and working towards making FRAN more streamlined and easier to navigate.

Starting today, Jan 20th, we will no longer be updating the FRAN podcast channel with new episodes.

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Hot Rod Farmer: Having a rough time of it… your engine idle that is!

A rough idle is more telling than most think. Listen and learn.

Shark Farmer Podcast – Matt McCune Farmer-Storm Chaser

Being a full time agronomist/salesman while also being a full time farmer isn’t all that unusual… but it doesn’t mean it’s not impressive

Listen as I talk to Matt McCune about ag and storm chasing

MidWest Farm Wives Podcast – The one where we live in abundance.

Hey friends and welcome back to our 2020 season of podcasting.  This episode we are going to discuss living with an abundant mindset vs a scarce mindset. We think this applies to life in general and we compare to our farm lives. In a nutshell someone with an abundant mindset is an optimist and is genuinely happy for others when they are successful. Those with a scare mindset are competitive, jealous and resent others success. “The secret to having it all is believing you already do.”  

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AgTech… So What – Stuart Austin on the tools for regenerative agriculture

Stuart Austin is an award winning farmer who, with his wife Trish, manages Wilmot Cattle Company, a regenerative grassfed beef operation in the New England area of NSW, Australia.

In this episode, Stuart shares how he got involved in regenerative ag, and the the tools he’s using to make 6 and 7 figure decisions around stocking rates and carrying capacity.

Stuart and I also chat about how the stigma around regenerative agriculture is changing from “witchcraft” to “solid business practices,” and what he’s doing to help other farmers unlock value in their farming systems.

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AgTech… So what Podcast – Meet two of the farmer-led startups in the Farmers2Founders Bootcamp

Ashlea Miles and David Ricardo are Australian farmers and founders of agtech startups Training Paddock and Farm Service Manager. They, along with six other farmer-led businesses, have been selected into the Farmers2Founders Bootcamp program, an intensive 3 month accelerator that helping them take their business to the next level.

In this episode, Ash and David share the story behind Training Paddock and Farm Service Manager, and reflect on the differences and similarities between running a farm and building a startup.

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This episode is produced in partnership with Farmers2Founders. To learn more, check out https://www.farmers2founders.com/ or @farmers2founder on Twitter

Sharkfarmer Podcast – Andrew Rodriguez Football to Seed Corn

How does a kid from Spanish Harlem end up selling seed corn in Nebraska?

Listen to the incredible story of Andrew Rodriguez and how Football and his older brother changed his life.

Idle Chatter Podcast – Hot Rod Farmer: Testing, testing.. When was the last time you checked the shop’s AC voltage?

Idle Chatter Podcast – Hot Rod Farmer: A spark of an idea! GM HEI Ignition

 The grandfather of all modern ignition systems.

Future of Agriculture Podcast – Commercial Greenhouses on Conventional Farms with Joe Swartz

Joe Swartz is the Vice President and Lead Horticulturist at AmHydro, a company recognized as a top innovator in the ag industry and focused on developing products that promote efficient hydroponic growing systems. Joe is also widely recognized as one of the leading consultants when it comes to Controlled Environment Agricultural industries that include commercial greenhouse farms. He specializes in crop production improvements, pesticide-free insect and disease control, and professional grower training, among other skills.

Joe joins me today to discuss the economic implications of fusing traditional farming with greenhouse technology. He shares why he is interested in greenhouse farming and how he initially tried it himself. He explains how controlled ag works and the factors required to make it work. He describes the benefits traditional farmers can reap from adapting greenhouse operations. Joe also shares some of the limitations of controlled environment agriculture.

“Incorporation of greenhouse techniques into an existing traditional farm is really a very natural and very positive progression.” – Joe Swartz

This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • What Joe’s focus was before he became invested on greenhouse technology.
  • Where his interest in controlled ag came from.
  • The importance of the environment and location when it comes to controlled ag.
  • The practicalities of controlled ag during the winter.
  • Benefits of merging traditional farming and controlled environments.
  • The return on investment when it comes to greenhouse farming.
  • Encouraging the youth to join the ag industry.
  • Limiting factors of setting up a controlled environment type of farm.
  • Determining standards of practices for controlled environments.

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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. 

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