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The Livestock Conservancy is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting endangered livestock and poultry breeds from extinction. In this podcast, rare breed livestock and poultry experts share their best advice, challenges, and celebrations in chats about agriculture history, scientific breakthroughs, marketing, husbandry, genetics, farm life, and everything in between. Each month features a new species listed on the Conservation Priority List and new guests who share their stories about raising an ...
 
This podcast is produced and hosted by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Field Agricultural Engineering Team. We are a group of agricultural engineers that work with farmers and agribusiness professionals to help improve the efficiency, profitability, and environmental outcomes on farms. This podcast will feature information and interviews with ISU Extension field ag engineers and others with expertise in engineering and environmental issues in agriculture. We will cover a var ...
 
Regeneration Rising is a podcast for beginning agrarians, about the trials, tribulations, and joys of a life in regenerative agriculture. Each episode will feature conversations with apprentices and other young agrarians, tidbits and tips from regenerative ag experts, job announcements, and more. Originally started by Shawna Burhans and Ariel Bobbett, two young agrarians, season two is now being led by Quivira Coalition’s New Agrarian apprenticeship program. As we face the challenge of repop ...
 
HPJ Talk is a weekly podcast featuring commentary and news for farmers, ranchers, and those who live and work in the High Plains. Soil Solutions with Jessica Gnad emphasizes the importance of producing healthy soil, and provides important tips and insights from industry leaders on the topic of soil health and regenerative agriculture. #RideWithUs #HighPlainsJournal #GreatPlainsRegeneration #SoilHealth
 
At the Wool Academy Podcast, the show's host Elisabeth van Delden, talks to one wool industry expert every week. Guests of the show are wool growers, marketing experts, retail brands, researchers and many more. The focus of the Wool Academy Podcast is to find out what is working now to be successful in wool while discussing different business, product, brand and social media strategies. You will be surprised how many wonderful stories wool has to tell.
 
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In 2022, Marketing Monday is focusing on how to turn your audience into a community. Today, Special Guests Matt LeRoux Extension Associate at Cornell University & Marketing Specialist at NC Choices (https://ncchoices.org/), and Sarah Blacklin, NC Choices Program Director, chat about their new Marketing Channel Assessment Tool for produce growers an…
 
In this episode we chat with Nancy Vander Byl, North American Territory Manager for Core Cool Systems, about how to keep livestock cool and comfortable by managing airflow and humidity in barns. We discuss the importance of airspeed, evaporative cooling, and other factors for keeping animals comfortable to maximize productivity. You can learn more …
 
Special Guests historian Doyle Conner Jr. and Cowboy Poet Stephen Monroe join guest host Martha Hoffman Kerestes and Brittany Sweeney to chat about Florida Cracker cattle, listed as threatened on the Conservation Priority List. Doyle Conner Jr., a sixth-generation Cracker and cowman, has studied, researched and shared Florida's cow history for more…
 
In this episode of Regeneration Rising, NAP's Taylor Muglia sits down with Caleb Valdez, a young rancher and owner of Uncompahgre Farms in Montrose, CO. Caleb has built his grassfed beef business from scratch, starting out by knocking on doors of neighbors with land to see if he could graze his small cattle herd. He talks about building a rapport w…
 
Special Guest Kimberly Radcliffe joins Cindra Kerscher to chat about working with raw fleece, combed preparation and lace spinning. Learn more about this "Unapologetic Raw Fleece Enabler" on her website at https://thenaturalspinner.com. As a young child, Kimberly learned from her grandmother, how to knit and crochet. In 2009, she gifted herself spi…
 
On today's Cattle Chat, Special Guest Dr. Richard Browning, Professor of Animal Science at Tennessee State University in Nashville, joins guest host Martha Hoffman Kerestes and Brittany Sweeney to chat about small farm economics and Dexter cattle, listed as recovering. Richard Browning grew up in Raywood, Texas where he was active in the Hull-Daise…
 
Aloha and thank you for tuning in to season 2! If you every wondered about how to get involved with 4H or just want to learn more about 4H programs in Hawaii, then this is the episode for you!In this episode we will be talking with Becky Settlage, who is the county extension agent for 4H programs in East Hawaii. Come learn about the program, how yo…
 
Aloha and thank for tuning in to the MINI Livestock Wala'au! It's season 2 and we have lot's to share! In this mini-episode we will be discussing some brief updates for CTAHR and livestock in the state! We will also be sharing about our next episode where we will be talking about Hawaii 4-H programs! Mahalo for listening & hope you will participate…
 
In 2022, Marketing Monday is focusing on how to turn your audience into a community. This week, Special Guest Laura Jensen of Jensen Reserve (www.jensenreserve.com), the American Meishan Breeders Association (www.meishanbreeders.com), and Meishan Preservation (www.meishanpreservation.com) joins Brittany Sweeney and Samantha Gasson to chat about mar…
 
Caity Roberts, 2nd year Apprentice/Apprentice Coordinator at Ferrell Ranch/4L Grazing in Beaumont, Kansas sits down to talk about her journey in agriculture, and particularly how she has learned to care for her mental health and mindset while working on vineyards and ranches. Caity has helped Ferrell Ranch build their own apprenticeship program and…
 
Special Guest Judy Barnet, Director of Rare Breeds Trust of Australia (https://rarebreedstrust.com.au/), joins Charlene Couch and Brittany Sweeney to chat about the work to save rare breeds in Australia. Judy has been with the Rare Breeds Trust of Australia since 2015 as a director and treasurer. She also looks after the memberships and organizes t…
 
Special Guest Mary Egbert joins Cindra Kerscher to demonstrate tips and tricks for scouring a raw fleece at home. Mary is the owner of Camaj Fiber Arts (https://camajfiberarts.com/) and author of the bestselling book on scouring fibers, "The Art of Scouring Wool, Mohair and Alpaca." Mary is also the head instructor at the Camaj School of Fiber Arts…
 
Aloha and thank for tuning in to the Livestock Wala'au season 2! In this episode we will be talking with Kristen Kiriu, Farm Program Chief/District Director and Richard Nichols, Farm Loan Chief, from the USDA Farm Service Agency with the Hawaii & Pacific Basin State Office. They will be sharing about livestock and farm programs available for produc…
 
Welcome back to Soil Solutions with Jessica Gnad. This episode features Monte Bottens, a fifth-generation Illinois farmer who owns and operates Bottens Family Farm, Grateful Graze, is the Founder and CEO of Ag Solutions Network Inc., and host of the AgEmerge Podcast. Monte shares what regenerative ag means to him and how producers can get started w…
 
Seed conditioning encompasses a critical and underappreciated set of processes and technologies to ensure that we have viable high-quality seed to plant. In this episode, we sit down with Alan Gaul, a Seed Conditioning Specialist with the Seed Science Center at Iowa State University. The discussion covers both the history and current industry trend…
 
Aloha and thank for tuning in to the MINI Livestock Wala'au! It's season 2 and we have lot's to share! In this mini-episode we will be discussing some brief updates for CTAHR, HPAI and a bit about our upcoming podcast with local FSA! Mahalo for listening & hope you will participate in providing feedback about our podcast! FEEDBACK FEST LINK Check o…
 
Special Guests Claus Kropp and Peter Herold join Jeannette Beranger and Brittany Sweeney to chat about draft animals, including oxen and horses, in Germany. Learn more about the group at https://www.zugrinder.de/en/home.html Claus Kropp is manager of the Lauresham Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology and currently also President for the Internat…
 
Quivira Coalition's Taylor Muglia sits down with Geoffrey Van, Program Director of the Changing Hands Program at Rogue Farm Corps. Geoffrey talks about a childhood surrounded by concrete in Hong Kong, then moving to the US and finding his passion in farming, first on a goji berry farm, and then in raising livestock. He found himself learning butche…
 
Special Guest Paige Jackson of Grass Grazed Farm joins Brittany Sweeney and Samantha Gasson to chat about how to set up your social media channels and the basics of running social media business campaigns. Paige Jackson is the farm manager and co owner of Grass Grazed Farm (https://www.grassgrazed.com/). She and her husband Derrick along with 5 kid…
 
Welcome back to Soil Solutions with Jessica Gnad. This is the third of three episodes highlighting the Kansas Dept. of Agriculture's Division of Conservation. Chad Basinger is a KDA Divison of Conservation representative for the Central Kansas region. In this episode, Chad shares how he got started farming and developed interest in soil health prac…
 
Special Guest Vernon Brown joins Charlene Couch and Brittany Sweeney to chat about Silver Fox Rabbits, listed as Recovering on the Conservation Priority List. Vernon Brown is a longtime member of The Livestock Conservancy and is focused on the stewardship of conserving Silver Fox rabbits. He raises the breed on his farm, Brownie's Bunnies, in Kings…
 
Welcome back to Soil Solutions with Jessica Gnad. This is the second of three episodes highlighting the Kansas Dept. of Agriculture's Division of Conservation. MIchael Thompson is a KDA Divison of Conservation representative for the Western Kansas region. In this episode, Michael shares his thoughts on why and how we can better manage our soil, mit…
 
Welcome back to Soil Solutions with Jessica Gnad. This is the first of three episodes highlighting the Kansas Dept. of Agriculture's Division of Conservation. Rod Vorhees and Daryl Donohue are KDA Divison of Conservation representatives for the Eastern and Southeastern regions of the state of Kansas. In this episode, they share their thoughts on th…
 
Special Guest Eric Stewart, Executive Director of the American Rabbit Breeders Association (https://arba.net/), joins Charlene Couch and Brittany Sweeney to chat about rabbit shows, heritage breeds, breed census, and more. The American Rabbit Breeders Association is the world’s largest registry of rabbits and cavies boasting over 20,000 members wor…
 
Aloha and thank for tuning in to the Livestock Wala'au! It's season 2 and we have lot's to share! In this episode we will be talking with swine specialist, Dr. Thomas Petznick from ArkCare in Nebraska. Join us to learn more about upcoming workshops with Dr. Petznick and some tips on swine health management! Mahalo for listening & hope you will part…
 
Aloha and thank for tuning in to the MINI Livestock Wala'au! It's season 2 and we have lot's to share! In this mini-episode we will be discussing some brief updates for CTAHR , our Feedback Fest and upcoming workshops! Mahalo for listening & hope you will participate in providing feedback about our podcast! FEEDBACK FEST LINK Check out our other so…
 
Listen in as we discuss important planter maintenance items, planter setup in the field, how to assess your planter performance, and the pros and cons of high-speed planters. Our guest is Ryan Bergman, a technical project specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University. Check out https://www.abe.iast…
 
Special Guests Nicolle Ferrier of Sugar Feather Farm and Carolyn Rose-Seed of Mamma Springs Farm join Brittany Sweeney and Samantha Gasson to chat about email newsletters for your small business. Nicolle, aka The Fowl Guru, has been raising animals for over 20 years as a self-trained fowl expert. She has education, trainings and background working …
 
Macauley Kincaid joins us on the Soil Solutions podcast to discuss how focusing on the pricinciples of soil health is vital for your operation, how integrating livestock helps produce healthier soil, the importance of self-education, how soil health impacts life beyond farming, and more. This episode is jam-packed with tons of great knowledge and i…
 
Special Guest Michael Rulman, an award-winning author, chef, and journalist, joins Jeannette Beranger and Brittany Sweeney about halfway through to chat about cooking with chicken fat, also called schmaltz. Michael Rulman is the author of nine non-fiction books, one collection of novellas, and eight cookbooks; he is the co-author with various chefs…
 
In this episode we discuss spring manure application strategies, yield implications, and adjustments for dry weather and high fertilizer prices to help you maximize the value of spring applied manure. Our guests are Dr. Dan Andersen, associate professor in the Dept. of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and Extension manure management speciali…
 
In this episode we speak with Shalini Karra. She's the Holistic Livestock Manager at Apricot Lane Farms in Moorpark, California. Shalini didn't come from an agricultural background, but took several important opportunities - including a New Agrarian Program apprenticeship and working with Gabe Brown - that allowed her to develop a career in regener…
 
Today Christie Apple joins us on Soil Solutions to discuss the importance of soil health and regenerative ag education, how your decisions impact your operation's soil, and her thoughts about water infiltration, cover crops, and crop diversity. Christie Apple, also known as 'CropScout Christie' on social media platforms, has been serving the agricu…
 
Special Guest Roy Clemes of Clemes and Clemes, Inc. joins Cindra Kerscher to chat about flicking, hand carding and drum carding. Roy grew up working in his family’s woodshop and is the younger half of the Clemes & Clemes duo, making innovative, generational fiber art equipment in the San Francisco Bay Area. Clemes & Clemes is known throughout the w…
 
Special Guest Cynthia Capers of Heniscity Farm (https://www.heniscityfarm.org/) near Nashville joins Jeannette Beranger and Brittany Sweeney to chat about running a small poultry business. Cynthia is a retired trauma nurse and pharmaceutical biotech clinical researcher and sorority member of Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc. She is also the founder/owner of He…
 
In this episode we’re going to talk about current status of the U.S. Livestock Markets. Shannon Sand, Agricultural Finance Extension Agent and co-host will be talk ing about the current market status and how the US market impacts us in Hawai'i. Mahalo for listening & hope you will participate in providing feedback about our podcast! FEEDBACK FEST L…
 
Properly managing in-season nitrogen and cover crop applications can be both challenging and profitable. In this episode we sit down with Kent Cavender-Bares, co-founder and CEO of Rowbot Systems, to discuss their autonomous Rowbot technology for application of nitrogen and cover crops during the growing season. To learn more, go to Rowbot.com…
 
Aloha and thank for tuning in to the MINI Livestock Wala'au! In this mini-episode we will be discussing some brief updates for CTAHR and our Feedback Fest! We are requesting your feedback on our podcast. Your feedback helps to provide information for us to know what you want to hear in the future, how we can improve your experience and other helpfu…
 
Special Guest Jennifer Kendall joins Brittany Sweeney and Samantha Gasson to chat about branding for your farm or small business. Jennifer Kendall has been a professional marketer for over 15 years. She prides herself in her ability to both THINK and DO - combining both strategy and action to propel organizations forward. She began her career in to…
 
Welcome back to Soil Solutions with Jessica Gnad. Today's episode features Gail Fuller. Gail shares his experience with using cover crops and soil health practices over the years. He shares the importance of the process of learning (and unlearning) farming practices that promote healthy soil, putting soil health ideas into practice, and educating o…
 
Special Guest Melinda Ellison, assistant professor of range livestock and sheep extension specialist at the University of Idaho, chats with Brittany about lambing and sheep winter management strategies. Melinda grew up on a beef cattle ranch in Colorado and has been raising sheep for about a decade. She currently raises a small flock of 30 ewes, wh…
 
Special Guest Mary Jeanne Packer, president and founder of Battenkill Fibers Carding & Spinning Mill (https://battenkillfibers.com/) in Greenwich, N.Y., joins Cindra to chat about working with your fiber mill, including selling fleeces vs. processing, how to select a mill, questions to ask, options for processing, proper fleece preparation, pricing…
 
In this episode of the Soil Solutions Podcast, Nicole Masters joins us to discuss using agroecology to find out what your soil needs to restore resilience and profitability with your operation. Nicole is an agro-ecologist, educator and systems thinker with nearly 20 years’ extensive practical and theoretical experience in regenerative land practice…
 
Special Guest Susan Schoenian, a Sheep and Goat Specialist at the University of Maryland's Western Maryland Research & Education Center, will chat with Cindra and Brittany about sheep husbandry and health, with a focus on meat production. Susan has been with University of Maryland Extension since 1988. Previously, she served as a Regional Farm Mana…
 
In this episode we’re going to talk about backyard poultry. Listen in as the hosts talk all about things to consider, how to get started and some other tips on raising laying hens in your backyard. If your just getting started or thinking about it then this episode is for you! Mahalo for listening & hope you will participate in providing feedback a…
 
Aloha and thank for tuning in to the MINI Livestock Wala'au! In this mini-episode we will be discussing some brief updates for CTAHR and our Feedback Fest! We are requesting your feedback on our podcast. Your feedback helps to provide information for us to know what you want to hear in the future, how we can improve your experience and other helpfu…
 
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