Podcasts

Shark Farmer: Craig Hickman NZ farmer

Podcast published : October 22, 2019

Listen as I talk to Craig Hickman about how he became an equity owner in his dairy, even though he didn't come from a farm family

Farm Bureau: A North to South Tour of California’s Farmland

Podcast published : October 21, 2019

California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson and state board member Jenny Holtermann chat with AFBF President Zippy Duvall about the challenges and opportunities facing farmers across the Golden State.

What the Farm Podcast - Jack Sintic the future is interested in ag

Podcast published : October 21, 2019

Talking Biotech: Edible Cotton Seed

Podcast published : October 19, 2019

Cotton production is massive, but mostly used for fiber. The cotton seed is a tremendous potential resource as it contains high amounts of oil and high-quality protein. However, the seeds are not directly edible by most mammals because they contain a toxic chemical called gossypol. Gossypol is a terpenoid that the plant produces as a natural insecticide. A team led by Dr. Keerti Rathore at Texas A&M University has worked for decades to produce cottonseed without gossypol. The plants have now been approved for production by USDA-APHIS and the FDA. The technology may now be used to produce new cotton lines that generate massive amounts of high-protein seed, leading to new human food and animal feed, ultimately benefitting farmers, the environment and the food insecure.

Hot Rod Farmer: Call the police…someone stole my throttle cable!

Podcast published : October 16, 2019

What you need to know about drive-by-wire throttle control.

Regenerative Agriculture: Rebuilding The Soil Carbon Sponge with Walter Jehne

Podcast published : October 15, 2019

In this episode of The Regenerative Agriculture Podcast, John Kempf interviews Walter Jehne, an Australian soil microbiologist and the Director of Healthy Soils Australia. Walter has written and taught extensively about the earth’s soil carbon sponge and hydrology as they relate to climate change.

Shark Farmer: Kylie Epperson rising from ashes

Podcast published : October 15, 2019

Imagine investing everything into something on your farm... only to see it go up in flames. Listen to Kylie Epperson talk about her views on farming and more.

Ag State of Mind: Carey Portell

Podcast published : October 14, 2019

In this episode, Jason interviews his friend and neighbor, Carey Portell, a partially-disabled rancher with an incredible and inspiring story. Audio Production by Podsworth Media - https://podsworth.com

Talking Biotech: Farm Aid: Anti Biotech and Farmer Choice?

Podcast published : October 12, 2019

The Farm Babe Michelle Miller is a farmer, speaker, columnist and blogger that advocates for agricultural producers, and seeks to better connect consumers to agricultural reality. She recently attended Farm Aid, the annual concert event that originally was held to provide funding to struggling farmers in the 1980’s. Since then farming has become even more challenging, but Farm Aid has seemed to shift its focus to more political causes than direct farmer assistance. Michelle reports what she experienced at a recent Farm Aid concert and its associated press conference. It is clear that they have minimal interest in supporting large “factory” producers and are focusing on practices and production techniques that are more compatible with a specific agenda about food.

Salt of the Earth Podcast - Thomson & Joseph

Podcast published : October 11, 2019

David Atherton, CEO of Thomson & Joseph, a UK-based dairy nutritionist and soils expert, provides some background to an intriguing soil-improvement programme that he has helped pioneer.