Farm Traveler

Farm Traveler

www.thefarmtraveler.com
Bridging the gap between farmers and consumers.


Ep. 52: Tennessee Agriculture Law
Apr 1 • 49 min
When you hear Tennessee you might think about Gatlinburg, the “moonshine” tastings, and the Great Smokey Mountains. Or maybe you’re a huge college football fan and picture Neyland Stadium, aka Rocky Top, and the mascot, Smokey. Whatever you might picture…
Ep. 51: Addressing Mental Health in Agriculture
Mar 24 • 33 min
Our guest on the show today is Jason Medows, pharmacist, rancher, and podcaster of the show Ag State of Mind. Jason started his podcast to help start the conversation on mental health in agriculture and how it is impacting farms across the country. Be…
Ep. 50: Land-Grant Colleges and Florida Ag with UF’s Dr. Jack Payne
Mar 17 • 45 min
Dr. Jack Payne is the University of Florida’s Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources and the leader of the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, known as IFAS. Dr. Payne previously held positions at Iowa State, Utah State,…
Ep. 49: Former National FFA Advisor Dr. Larry Case
Mar 10 • 36 min
Former National FFA Advisor, Dr. Larry Case was appointed by the United States Department of Education in 1984 as the education specialist for agriculture, agribusiness, and natural resources education, one of his many responsibilities included his time…
Ep. 48: The Grateful Farm Wife - Kylie Epperson
Mar 3 • 27 min
Row cropping isn’t easy. Neither is pork production. Motherhood surely isn’t a walk in the park either. Now imagine doing all three! Kylie Epperson is a row crop farmer, pork producer, and mother on their family farm. She is also a fellow podcaster with…
Ep 47: Drone Technology in Agriculture
Feb 25 • 36 min
Our guests today are David Plummer and Michael Ferguson from Illinois based Aerial Influence. David and Michael will both explain how drone technology has changed in recent years, the many uses of drones in the agriculture industry, and what regulations…
Ep. 46: Going Once, Going Twice, SOLD to BigIron Auctions
Feb 18 • 39 min
Our guest today is Mark Stock, who along with his brother Ron, co-founded BigIron Auctions, which focuses on large equipment auctions and offers both weekly onsite and online auctions. Mark will explain the journey he and his brother took from growing up…
BONUS: Fireside Chats with Paul
Feb 17 • 14 min
Paul Hoff is THE most interesting man in the world. Enjoy a look into his mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep. 45: Beef and Ellen Degeneres?
Feb 11 • 33 min
Going viral can lead to some pretty neat opportunities like going on talk shows or even just having your message reach millions of people. Our guest today went viral just a few months ago (Sept 2019) in an attempt to fight some popular false claims about…
Ep. 44: Saltwater Tomatoes in Saudi Arabia
Feb 4 • 25 min
Our guest today is Ryan Lefers is the co-founder of Red Sea Farms located in Saudi Arabia. He is now putting his experience to work by doing his part to help develop technologies that help feed the world. In our interview today, Ryan will explain the…
Ep. 43: Making Row Crops More Sustainable with the Field Work Podcast
Jan 28 • 46 min
As you might be able to tell, lately, we have had several other podcasts on the show. The podcast industry is certainly booming, and the agriculture sector is taking advantage of that boom by creating numerous agriculture related podcasts. One such…
Ep. 42: Inspector by day, Podcaster by Night - Nate of Everybody Has a Story
Jan 21 • 44 min
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…
Ep. 41: How and Why Farmers Need “Off-Farm Income” with Matt Brechwald
Jan 14 • 41 min
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…
Ep. 40: Getting Fit for the New Year with Emily Shaw
Jan 7 • 30 min
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…
Ep. 39: Food Bullying and How to Avoid Buying B.S. with Michele Payn
Dec 17, 2019 • 54 min
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…
Ep. 38: The Science and Art of Butchery with Jake Levin
Dec 11, 2019 • 58 min
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…
Ep. 37: Advocating for Agriculture with David Hafner
Dec 3, 2019 • 38 min
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…
Ep. 36: Butterball - A Thanksgiving Special
Nov 27, 2019 • 28 min
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,…
Ep. 35: Former Director of Millennial Engagement at Monsanto - Vance Crowe
Nov 19, 2019 • 53 min
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…
Ep. 34: Bridging the Gap Between Farm and Fork - Animal Ag Alliance
Nov 13, 2019 • 38 min
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…
Ep. 33: Supplying Seeds to Small Scale Farms - Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Nov 5, 2019 • 36 min
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…
Ep. 32: Ranching, Farming, and Family - JaTanna and Natalie of Ranch Wives Beef Co.
Oct 29, 2019 • 35 min
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…
Ep. 31: Dr. Kevin Folta - Discussing Genetic Engineering and the Matoke Banana to solve vitamin deficiencies
Oct 22, 2019 • 55 min
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…
Ep 30: Local produce delivered straight to your door - Shuan Lee of Farmhouse Delivery
Oct 15, 2019 • 26 min
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…
Ep 29: Dairy farming, Tillamook, and fighting internet trolls with Derrick Josi
Oct 9, 2019 • 32 min
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…
Ep 28: Interviewing an Astro-Botanist and other cool guests from the Future of Agriculture Podcast with Tim Hammerich
Oct 2, 2019 • 34 min
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.…
Ag 101: Hydroponics
Sep 26, 2019 • 10 min
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
Ep 27: The future of urban agriculture across the world with Henry Gordon-Smith
Sep 24, 2019 • 38 min
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…
Ep 26: The job of a Horticulture Extension Agent with Daniel Leonard
Sep 17, 2019 • 40 min
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…
BONUS Episode: Life as a Hollywood filmmaker with Ben Hall
Sep 12, 2019 • 45 min
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…
Ep 25: Teaching small scale vegetable production in Canada
Sep 10, 2019 • 31 min
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…
Ep 24: The Florida timber industry with Will Leonard
Sep 3, 2019 • 63 min
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…
Ep 23: The day in the life of a High School Ag Teacher with Jenna Blankenbaker
Aug 27, 2019 • 41 min
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…
Ag 101: The Food Supply Chain
Aug 23, 2019 • 12 min
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
Ep 22: Custom built vertical farms in the UK
Aug 21, 2019 • 20 min
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. Learn more…
Ep 21: Life and Ranching in Wyoming with Kacy Atkinson
Aug 14, 2019 • 30 min
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 20: A milk vending machine in the UK with Vine Farm Dairy
Aug 7, 2019 • 32 min
Today our guests today are Charlotte and James from Vine Farm Dairy and have a unique milk vending machine at their farm. We will also talk about the UK agriculture industry and the local impact their dairy has had. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Ep 19: The basics of hydroponics with Michael Newton of Panhandle Hydroponics
Jul 31, 2019 • 24 min
Michael will talk to us about the basics of hydroponics, how it’s exploding in the urban agriculture industry, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 18: First generation cattle ranchers with Moravec Cattle Co.
Jul 24, 2019 • 29 min
Paul and Kendra Moravec are first generation beef cattle ranchers in Grand Bay, Alabama. They will talk to us about their beef cattle operation, animal health, and how they are using social media to help the farmer/consumer relationship.…
Ep 17: Large scale farming, working with H2A Visa’s at Tom Farms
Jul 17, 2019 • 31 min
Kassi Tom Rowland is from Tom Farms and will talk to us about their farm, the history behind it, how they deal with employment with H2A Visa’s, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 16: Feminism/Sexism in Ag, California Wildfires, and Heritage Pork
Jul 10, 2019 • 24 min
Today’s guest is going to cover a ton of topics. Megan Brown is a 6th generation cattle farmer in Northern California who also raises heritage pork. Megan and the family farm also went through the Cherokee and Campfire Wildfires back in 2017 and 2018. She…
Ep 15: Growing the most important part of beer, Hops! With Anthony and Brian of Live Wire Hops
Jul 3, 2019 • 37 min
Let’s talk about beer. Or rather one of the most important components of beer, hops! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 14: Joe Lamp’l - Home Gardening and “Growing a Greener World”
Jun 26, 2019 • 40 min
Today, Joe will give us some of his best advice on starting a home garden and how he got started in the world of home gardening. GrowingAGreenerWorld.com joegardener.com Facebook.com/joegardener facebook.com/GGWTV twitter.com/joegardener twitter.com/GGWTV…
Ep 13: Turning a backyard into a farm with Josh Sattin - Sattin Hill Farm
Jun 19, 2019 • 32 min
Josh Sattin is a farmer from North Carolina that turned his backyard into a small farming operation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 12: AgMoves.com, Ag children’s books and cookbooks
Jun 12, 2019 • 21 min
Luella Fischer Gregory is a farm mom, wife, director of Agmoves.com, and has authored agriculture focused children’s books as well as cook books. Today, Luella will talk to use about her Ag background and how she started writing books to help spread the…
Ep 11: Bringing together Ag entrepreneurs to innovate the industry with The Modern Acre Podcast
Jun 5, 2019 • 30 min
Tim and Tyler will talk to us about what it’s been like to bring together farmers and Ag entrepreneurs in hopes of innovating agribusiness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 10: The environmental stewardship of farmers - This Farm CARES
May 29, 2019 • 30 min
Cacee Hilliard is the CARES coordinator with Florida Farm Bureau. In our episode today, Cacee will explain what the CARES program is, how it go started, and how farmers can be eligible to be recognized as part of the program designed to give highlight…
Ep 9: Dairy farming, “Ask a farmer not Google”, and the state of the industry
May 22, 2019 • 22 min
Our guest today is Katie Dotterer-Pyle, a Maryland Dairy Farmer. Katie will tell us about her dairy operation, issues she and other dairy farmers face, and much more! Instagram-https://www.instagram.com/cowcomfortinndairy/?hl=en Learn more about your ad…
Ep 8: Maryland agriculture, environmental regulations, and more Paul Goeringer - Maryland Extension Agent
May 15, 2019 • 24 min
Today, Paul will talk to us about legal issues facing farmers, environmental regulations farmers must follow, and how to pass on a farm to the next generation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 7: Vegetable farming in Florida and trying to go “organic”
May 8, 2019 • 27 min
Today our guest is Austin Accursio. Austin is a vegetable farmer in Homestead, FL. Austin is going to tell us about what all goes into growing vegetables, his experience with growing organic, and some issues he as seen in the Ag industry. Learn more about…
Ep 6: Texas agriculture and the booming olive industry
May 1, 2019 • 22 min
Today’s guest is Stephen Janak, a Texas A&M Extension Program Specialist in Colorado County. Stephen will tell us about his experience with the Texas Ag industry as well as a booming Olive industry in the Lone Star state. Learn more about your ad choices.…
Ep 5: Honey production in Florida and benefits of bee pollen with Register Family Bee Farm
Apr 24, 2019 • 19 min
Today, Joseph will talk us through the honey production process, how and why bees make honey, and interesting ways you can add bee pollen to your diet. Register Family Bee Farm Website - https://registerfamilyfarm.com/ Instagram -…
Ep 4: Teaching the next generation of Ag Teachers with Dr. Eric Rubenstein
Apr 17, 2019 • 25 min
Dr Eric Rubenstein is an assistant professor at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication. In today’s episode, Dr Rubenstein will discuss his experiences teaching middle, high school and college…
Ep 3: Peanut production and starting a beef cattle operation with Emmanuel Bankston
Apr 10, 2019 • 25 min
Emmanuel will talk to us about his start in the agriculture industry, peanut processing, goods procurement, and what it’s like to have a small beef cattle operation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 2: Fighting misconceptions, benefits of agrotourism, and farmers using social media
Apr 4, 2019 • 26 min
Our guest is Ashley McLeod Morin who is the communications coordinator for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Center for Public Issues Education also known as the PIE Center. Today we will talk about Agritourism,…
Ep 1: Dairy farming, cheese production, and robot milkers
Apr 2, 2019 • 19 min
Sweetwater Valley Farms is a dairy farm that makes their own cheese and uses robotic milking techniques. Today, Mary will wall us through their process as well as showcase some ways they have use agrotourism to grow their business. We will also discuss…
Episode 0: Intro for the Farm Traveler Podcast
Mar 31, 2019 • 6 min
The intro episode to the Farm Traveler Podcast. We’ve got two goals for this podcast: 1: Inform consumers on how their food is made. 2: Provide a resources for farmers to share their stories. If you or someone you know would be interested in being on the…