The Organic Advocate

The Organic Advocate

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Where we get real about the challenges and solutions to organic agriculture. “The Organic Advocate” by Thea O’Carroll


Biodiversity - Giving nature a helping hand.
Feb 13 • 10 min
Nature combined with biodiversity/conservation practices provides support for regeneration. Check out our Ag Marketplace @ https://yieldorganicapp.com Check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yieldorganic Check us out on Twitter:…
Hitting the Mark with Verified Crop Quality
Jan 30 • 18 min
As an organic farmer, what is Verified Crop Quality, and as a buyer, where can I source quality crops from? Check out our Ag Marketplace @ https://yieldorganicapp.com Check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yieldorganic Check us out on Twitter:…
Marketing and Selling Organic Crops
Dec 31, 2019 • 11 min
Buyers working through YieldOrganic desire to source from American farmers first. They understand the impact of their purchasing power and are interested in expanding organic acres across the United States. Check out our Ag Marketplace @…
Microbes and Soil Health = Human Health
Nov 28, 2019 • 14 min
Looking at agriculture through the lens of a farmer and the eyes of a Doctor puts into perspective how land management practices impact our health. Check out our Ag Marketplace @ https://yieldorganicapp.com Check us out on Facebook:…
Entering the next decade in 2020, let’s talk about what’s next.
Oct 31, 2019 • 11 min
Giving your banker what they need to say yes to grow organic. Free Download 5 Things You Need To Know To Create An Organic Production Budget For Bank Approval https://yieldorganic.com/financial-ebook-guide/ Check out our Ag Marketplace @…
Nature Is Built To Be Regenerative
Sep 27, 2019 • 17 min
Keeping the science simple, soil health = regeneration. A perfect example is how Will Harris of White Oak Pastures has modeled the way on his farm. He has shown that when the energy, carbon, mineral, microbial, and water cycles are in a state where they…
Harvest 2019 Kickoff
Aug 29, 2019 • 22 min
A sense of hesitancy in the unknown in committing to a sale price. Check out our Ag Marketplace @ https://yieldorganicapp.com Check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yieldorganic Check us out on Twitter: twitter.com/YieldOrganic Subscribe to our…
Silver-lining in America Ag
Jul 30, 2019 • 11 min
Don’t underestimate the farmer impact of our land through soil health. Check out our Ag Marketplace @ https://yieldorganicapp.com Check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yieldorganic Check us out on Twitter: twitter.com/YieldOrganic Subscribe to our…
Welcome to YieldOrganic’s Ag Marketplace 2.0
Jun 27, 2019 • 10 min
Selling your crops can be simple and you can do it all online on YieldOrganic’s Ag Marketplace. Put technology to work for you and accept a fair price for your organic crops without having to pick up the phone. Check out our Ag Marketplace @…
Rain Rain Go Away | What Do Farmers Do During Rainy Weather?
May 31, 2019 • 20 min
Agriculture is extremely dependent on the climate. On this episode, Thea and Rodrigo talk about the weather and how it affects the farming industry. Check out our Ag Marketplace @ https://yieldorganicapp.com Check us out on Facebook:…
The Pro-Tech Answer® | Making Ag Possible with Urth Agriculture
Apr 26, 2019 • 29 min
On this episode, we sit down with Lew and Don from Urth Agriculture to discuss their new plant-based solution “The Pro-tech Answer.”The Pro-Tech Answer® is a proprietary blend of natural electrolytes and Sea Kelp that assists with disease & pest…
The ExpoWest Buzz for Farmers and Buyers
Mar 29, 2019 • 18 min
Thea and Rodrigo talk about the heart of the show and how this year’s show applied to farmers, brands and buyers. #ExpoWest2019 Check out our Ag Marketplace @ https://yieldorganicapp.com Check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yieldorganic Check us out…
GMO Food Labeling Law Finalized
Feb 27, 2019 • 17 min
Think you have the right to know what is in your food? The effective dates for the law are right around the corner. Visit our website @ https://yieldorganic.com Check out our Ag Marketplace @ https://yieldorganicapp.com Check us out on Facebook:…
Set goals for the year and actually get there.
Jan 30, 2019 • 20 min
Statistically, people often abandon their New Year’s resolutions, Thea and Rodrigo talk about setting goals for 2019 and the steps you need to take to actually accomplish them. Visit our website @ https://yieldorganic.com Check out our Ag Marketplace @…
Declining Organic Imports and the Comparison to Domestic Pricing
Dec 27, 2018 • 12 min
We still have a domestic competitive edge and an opportunity to continue to take back our domestic organic feed grade market. There is money laying on the table for farmers with organic soybeans and corn bringing 1.9x to 3x the amount of conventional.…
Increasing Demand for Organic Feed Grade Crops
Nov 29, 2018 • 12 min
Hear the latest number of organic acres needed to keep up with demand. Visit our website @ https://yieldorganic.com Check out our Ag Marketplace @ https://yieldorganicapp.com Check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yieldorganic Check us out on Twitter:…
Learning How to Read GMO Lab Reports with Brian Hodges from Midwest Labs
Oct 26, 2018 • 35 min
A tool farmers can use to help determine if their organic crops qualify to be marketed as either food or feed grade. Visit our website @ https://yieldorganic.com Check out our Ag Marketplace @ https://yieldorganicapp.com Check us out on Facebook:…
Impact to the supply chain as the industry starts talking about changes to food production.
Sep 28, 2018 • 11 min
This is not necessarily about conventional, non-GMO or organic production methods, but about land management practices to improve the organic matter in soil and the regenerative agriculture practices that in turn impact our water, soil, plant and human…
Catalyzing Producers and Buyers to Grow U.S. Organic Acres.
Aug 31, 2018 • 16 min
Consumer demand for organic increases while U.S. organic acres sits around 1%. #groworganic Visit our website @ https://yieldorganic.com Check out our Ag Marketplace @ https://yieldorganicapp.com Check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yieldorganic…
Farmer’s deserve a raise so we are charging less, #wayless
Jul 31, 2018 • 22 min
Buyer support and demand for verifiable crop quality has allowed us to re-structure the YieldOrganic Ag Marketplace transaction fee in order to keep more money in farmer’s pockets
Suicide Awareness in the Agriculture Industry
Jun 27, 2018 • 11 min
Stress, struggles and frustration in daily life can take a toll. Listen to some of the warning signs and options on how to get help.
Why your voice matters in American agriculture
May 31, 2018 • 13 min
Hear more about the Organic Trade Association’s Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. and Capitol Hill Visits for the 2018 Farm Bill.
Organic Acres and Farmer Succession Planning
Apr 26, 2018 • 16 min
How producing organic can positively impact the long-term viability of family farms in America.
Regenerative Agriculture and Its Role at This Year’s Natural Products Expo West
Mar 28, 2018 • 15 min
Thea asks the question, what does Regenerative mean to you? Maybe as an industry we will find a standard in the #ROC. Tune in to hear how the word regenerative flowed through the educational tracks as well as the isles of this year’s Natural Products Expo…
2018 MOSES Organic Farming Conference | Recap
Mar 1, 2018 • 13 min
Thea shares her experience and insight into this year’s largest Organic farming conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin. | To find out more about MOSES visit https://mosesorganic.org
The rising cost of healthcare and how growing organic can save your farm
Jan 31, 2018 • 10 min
Episode 7 | Concerned about retiring? Thea and Rodrigo discuss how 40 organic acres earns as much as 120 conventional acres!
FROM THE SOIL UP | 2017 Acres U.S.A. conference and trade show recap
Dec 20, 2017 • 16 min
Episode 6 | Thea O’Carroll and Rodrigo Zurita recap this year’s Acres U.S.A. conference and trade show in Columbus, Ohio. Check out our Ag Marketplace @ https://yieldorganicapp.com Check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yieldorganic Check us out on…
Harvest Time | Gratitude: What are you grateful for today?
Nov 20, 2017 • 7 min
Episode 5 | We want to say thank you for growing organic with a special gift for you and your farm. Check out our Ag Marketplace @ https://yieldorganicapp.com Check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yieldorganic Check us out on Twitter:…
Made in America: Why it makes sense to grow organic domestically
Nov 3, 2017 • 11 min
Episode 4 | Organic Report from Expo East and SupplySide West with Thea O’Carroll. Check out our Ag Marketplace @ https://yieldorganicapp.com Check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yieldorganic Check us out on Twitter: twitter.com/YieldOrganic…
Dealing With Adversity with Richard Turner
Nov 3, 2017 • 17 min
Episode 3 | Dealing with the cards you’ve been dealt. We sat down with Richard Turner who is renowned as one of the world’s greatest card magicians. Check out our Ag Marketplace @ https://yieldorganicapp.com Check us out on Facebook:…
Testing Your Crops with Brian Hodges from Midwest Labs
Oct 8, 2017 • 24 min
Episode 2 | Organic Advocate Podcast | We sat down with Brian Hodges to learn about testing crops. Check out our Ag Marketplace @ https://yieldorganicapp.com Check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yieldorganic Check us out on Twitter:…