Field Notes by AgChoice

Field Notes by AgChoice

Field Notes by AgChoice is a podcast series covering timely, relevant topics for Pennsylvania’s agricultural and rural communities. Each episode will include an interview of an AgChoice expert or one of our industry partners discussing information you ?


17 - Taking Care of Yourself During Stressful Times
Jul 9 • 4 min
Kristina McAllister, regional manager for AgChoice Farm Credit, shares the importance of taking care of ourselves during stressful times and highlights resources available to help.
16 - AgChoice’s Commitment to Agriculture
Jun 30 • 6 min
AgChoice President and CEO Darrell Curtis updates listeners on the latest happenings.
15 - Strengthening the PA Dairy Industry
Jun 24 • 12 min
Jayne Sebright, executive director of the Center for Dairy Excellence, outlines new resources available for PA dairy farms.
14 - Ag Issues Facing Farmers
Jun 16 • 8 min
Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding shares his perspective on the global pandemic and agricultural’s role in serving our communities.
13 - Power of Positivity in Times of Uncertainty
Jun 11 • 8 min
Gary Heckman with AgChoice Farm Credit explains his perspective on how to maintain a positive mindset especially during times of uncertainty.
12 - Pasa Supports You During COVID-19
Jun 3 • 9 min
Learn how Pasa Sustainable Agriculture is here to help you during COVID-19. Hannah Smith-Brubaker, Executive Director of Pasa, explains how Pasa is a prime resource for farmers.
11 - What the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Means for Farmers
May 27 • 7 min
Mike Schrey, chief credit officer for AgChoice Farm Credit, reviews the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAB) and highlights the next steps Pennsylvania Farmers need to take to access the funding.
10 - What to Know Before Applying for SBA’s EIDL
May 21 • 4 min
Dan Brogdon, lender development coach for AgChoice Farm Credit, reviews the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and what farmers should know before applying.
9 - Managing the Uncontrollable with Crop Insurance
May 13 • 6 min
Andy McCarty, crop insurance specialist for AgChoice Farm Credit and Crop Growers LLP, covers the role of crop insurance in today’s challenging environment in addition to explaining how crop reporting will work during these times.
8 - Penn State Extension Is on Your Side During COVID-19
May 7 • 9 min
Brent Hales, director of Penn State Extension, shares how Penn State Extension is helping farmers, the agriculture industry and our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
7 - CARES Act Tax Programs with Dan Faye
Apr 30 • 9 min
Dan Faye, accounting services manager, navigates the business impact of the CARES Act tax provisions and discusses next steps for farm business owners..
6 - Farm Contingency Plan Basics with Phil Taylor
Apr 23 • 7 min
Phil Taylor, ag business consultant with AgChoice Farm Credit, discusses farm contingency plans including why they are important and what aspects are included.
5 - Perspectives from Congressman Glenn Thompson
Apr 17 • 9 min
Congressman Glenn Thompson shares his perspectives on the COVID-19 crisis and its impacts on agriculture.
4 - COVID-19 Impacts on PA Agribusinesses with Chris Herr
Apr 10 • 4 min
Chris Herr, executive director of PennAg Industries Association, discusses how agribusinesses in Pennsylvania are managing through the COVID-19 crisis.
3 - SBA Paycheck Protection Program with Mike Hosterman and Dan Brogdon
Apr 8 • 9 min
Mike Hosterman and Dan Brogdon with AgChoice Farm Credit discuss information about the SBA Paycheck Protection Program and information needed for the SBA PPP application.
2 - Impacts of COVID-19 on the PA Dairy Industry with Jayne Sebright
Apr 3 • 6 min
Jayne Sebright, executive director of the Center for Dairy Excellence, discusses current challenges in the dairy industry related to the COVID-19 crisis and resources available for dairy farmers.
1 - Perspectives from AgChoice with Darrell Curtis
Mar 31 • 4 min
AgChoice President and CEO Darrell Curtis discusses how AgChoice continues to serve customers during the COVID-19 crisis.