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Farm Traveler Podcast

Farm Traveler Podcast

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Bridging the gap between the farmer and the consumer. Our interviews educate consumers on how our food is made, and provides an outlet for people in the agriculture industry to share their knowledge.

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Ag 101: Hydroponics

Ag 101: Hydroponics

2019-09-2700:10:21

The future of sustainable agriculture is...hydroponics?  Let's find out more about hydroponics on this second episode of Ag 101. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Let's talk about the food supply chain! AKA How food goes from the farm to your table! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our guest today is a quality assurance representative in the potato industry by day and a podcaster by night. His name is Nate and his podcast is called Everyone Has a Story. Nate works in the potato capital of the U.S. and will explain what his job entails as well as the inspiration behind his podcast, Everyone Has a Story. His podcast is all about bringing to light all the unique stories and experiences we all have and develop during our lives. Nate's podcast is a great show so be sure to check it out!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our guest today is Matt Brechwald. Some of you might know him as the man behind podcasts like Off Farm Income and the new podcast, Microphone Money. In our interview today, Matt will talk about the many reasons farmers might need some off farm income as well as entrepreneurship advice he gives his listeners. https://www.offincome.com/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-off-farm-income-podcast/id952577100?mt=2 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/microphone-money/id1464240444 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's the beginning of a new year! Most of us might have made some goals to better ourselves in the new year in ways like eating better, exercising more, basically getting in shape like The Rock. Our guest today is Emily Shaw, better known on Instagram as Dairy Girl Fitness. Emily has created a platform on motivating people to get fit and as she puts it, "Help women build confidence, feel strong & eat the foods they love." Emily will share her knowledge on planning your workouts, best practices on diets and supplements, and how she advocates for the dairy industry. This is a super informative podcast if you are interested in fitness and getting in shape this year! Be sure to follow Emily on her Instagram page for more fitness advice! https://www.instagram.com/dairygirlfitness/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Did you know there is something like 200,000 misleading marketing labels at grocery stores? Our guest today is the author of several books including, Food Bullying: How to Avoid Buying B.S. and Food Truths: From Farm to Table. In her books, Michele covers all the misleading claims that confuse consumers at the grocery store, explanations behind nutrition labels, and steps on how you can not fall victim to crazy labeling techniques. Be sure to check out Michele's work at the links below. https://causematters.com/books/ https://causematters.com/foodbullyingpodcast/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The history and techniques of butchery work is something you don't hear or see very much of anymore as the neighborhood butcher becomes a thing of the past. Well today we will learn a thing or two about the art and science behind butchery work. Our guest today is Jake Levin. Jake travels to farms, chefs, and homesteaders and processes whole animals. Jake also does workshops to showcase his process and most recently released his book, Smokehouse Handbook. His book focuses on the history, techniques, and some recipes for smoking meats. Check out Jake on Instagram: @therovingbutcher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
David Hafner is a farmer and rancher from Martin County, Florida. David is passionate about agriculture and advocating for agriculture in the sunshine state. Today, David will tell us about his background, agrotourism experiences he has had, his farming operation, and more!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
There is a HIGH chance that you will be eating some turkey on Thanksgiving day. And there is also a pretty high chance that turkey is produced from our guest today, Butterball! Today we have the pleasure of interviewing two people that work at Butterball, Rebecca Welch, the senior brand manager, as well as Wellie Jackson, a Butterball contract grower. Rebecca will talk to us about the history of Butterball, the Turkey Talk-Line and much more. Wellie will explain what it's like to be a contract grower, the process of raising turkeys, misconceptions, and some great Thanksgiving cooking advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our guest today is a fellow podcaster and agriculture enthusiast, not to mention a jack of all trades. Vance Crowe has served as the Director of Millennial Engagement for Monsanto, a Communications Strategist for the World Bank Group, U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Communications Coordinator at NPR, and much more! Now, Vance spends his time as a communications consultant, podcasting, and offering talks with companies about technology and communicating with critics and stakeholders. Be sure to check out his podcast, the Vance Crowe Podcast! Support fellow podcaster making great content! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our guest today is Casey Kinler with Animal Agriculture Alliance. Animal Ag Alliance is all about keeping everyone in animal agriculture on the same page as well as bridging the gap between farm and fork. Casey will explain the mission of Animal Ag Alliance, tips they give to livestock farmers, information on their Primed and Prepared Summit, and more. https://animalagalliance.org/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Have you wondered where exactly get their seeds from? Today our guest, Blake Thaxton, is a sales rep for Johnny's selected seeds. Blake will explain the importance of building relationships with customers, what Johnny's Selected Seeds has to offer, and much more! https://www.johnnyseeds.com https://www.instagram.com/blake_johnnys/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
JaTanna and Natalie are the brains behind Ranch Wives Beef Company. They also have some of the hardest jobs out there, working on a ranch and being mothers. JaTanna and Natalie will talk to us today about their life ranching in Nebraska and Montana, using social media to educate consumers, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dr. Folta is a professor in the Horticultural Sciences Department and spends his spare time advocating for genetic engineering and bridging the gap between science and consumers.  Dr. Folta will tell us about his research, how exactly scientists make GMO crops, issues facing genetic engineering, and the dangers of misinformation with genetic engineering.  This is a GREAT episode full of valuable lessons we all should take when it comes to battling misinformation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Shuan Lee is the President and Co-Founder of Farmhouse Delivery in Austin, Texas. Farmhouse Delivery is a food delivery service that offers a wide range produce, meats, and meal kits to their customers. In our interview, Shaun will talk to us about the start of Farmhouse, how they partner with local farmers, how they come up with recipes for meal kits, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our guest today is Derrick Josi, but you might know him best as tdf_honest_farming on Facebook and Instagram.  Derrick is a fourth generation dairy farmer in Tillamook County, Oregon.  Derrick is super active on social media showcasing the life of a dairy farmer and constantly fighting misinformation surrounding dairy production.  Check out our great conversation and be sure to check out Derrick's content at the links below. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tim Hammerich is host of the popular podcast, The Future of Agriculture. In our interview today, Tim will tell us about his guests, his Ag background and more! Be sure to check out his podcast as well for more great interviews from Tim. https://aggrad.com/ https://aggrad.com/tag/future-of-agriculture/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our guest today is Henry Gordon-Smith of Agritecture.  Agritecture offers consulting services for entrepreneurs, companies, and cities, including feasibility studies, farm design, recruiting, and local food system planning.  Some topics we will discuss include how  architecture changed in the last few decades in agriculture, examples of international partners and what are their plans for urban agriculture and much more! https://www.agritecture.com/ https://www.instagram.com/agritecture/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today's guest is another old friend, Daniel Leonard.  Daniel is an Extension Agent with the University of Florida.  He worked in Walton County, Florida as a Commercial and Residential Horticulture Extension agent and recently took the position of Extension Director in our home county of Calhoun County, FL.  Daniel will tell us about his upbringing in the Florida panhandle, the responsibilities of a horticulture extension agent, and much more!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ben Hall is a writer, director, producer, (and countless other job titles) in Hollywood, California.  Ben has worked with film legends like Own Wilson, Zach Galifiankis, Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Sandra Bullock.  Films and television shows he has worked on include Lady Bird, Cosmos, Nocturnal Animals, Straight Outta Compton, and even the new Lion King movie.  Ben has filmed two films during his time in Hollywood, The Man from Outer Space (available on Amazon) and the upcoming movie Night into Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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