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Farm Traveler Podcast

Farm Traveler Podcast

Author: Trevor Williams

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Bridging the gap between the farmer and the consumer. Our interviews will not only better inform you the consumer about how your food is made, but also acts as an outlet for farmers to share their stories.
41 Episodes
Ag 101: Hydroponics

Ag 101: Hydroponics


The future of sustainable agriculture is...hydroponics?  Let's find out more about hydroponics on this second episode of Ag 101.
Let's talk about the food supply chain! AKA How food goes from the farm to your table!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!'s Selected Seeds Connect with Blake and Johnny's Selected Seeds:Johnny's Selected SeedsBlake on InstagramBlake on Twitter
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Our guest today is Jared Regier.  Jared is the creator of Vegetable Academy in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Vegetable Academy is designed to teach urban farming and small scale vegetable production.  We will discuss how the academy started, the impact they hope to have with sustainable agriculture, and more! Check them out at the links below:Vegetable Academy Website
Today our guest on the podcast is an old friend, Will Leonard.  Will is a forester in North West Florida and will talk to us about what all his job encompasses, how timber is harvested and much more.  Will is also going to touch base on the impact that hurricane Michael has had on the timber industry since it made landfall back in October of 2018.
Our guest today is a friend from my time at University of Florida - Jenna Blankenbaker is a high school agriscience teacher here in Florida.  Jenna will talk to use about the day in the life of an Ag teacher, what it's like teaching a diverse group of kids, and the MANY other aspects of being an Ag teacher AKA a jack of all trades.
Today our guest from across the pond is Jonny Reader of V-Farm. Jonny will explain how V-farm started, how their custom built vertical farms work using hydroponics, and some example businesses and restaurants that put their systems to use.
Our guest today knows a thing or two about cattle ranching in Wyoming and all that entails. Kacy Atkinson is a rancher, speaker, and agriculture advocate.
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