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Send us a Text Message. Doug Berven, vice-president of corporate affairs at POET, previews how biofuels are being used around the world. Farm Food Facts host Joanna Guza and Doug discuss what sources countries use to produce biofuels, which country is the most successful, challenges and the future of biofuels in the U.S. Become a partner of USFRA: …
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Send us a Text Message. Expert Ian Welsh, publishing director and podcast host for the Innovation Forum, join us to discuss the importance of on-farm data collection and why it is so valuable. Farm Food Facts host Joanna Guza and Ian discuss the importance of data collection globally, brands interest in agricultural data, data currency and how we k…
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Send us a Text Message. Second generation dairy farmers, Mitch and Holly Hancock, will be hosting the 2024 U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action's Honor the Harvest. In this bonus episode, they share what they are focused on for the future of their farm and agriculture in Utah. Become a partner of USFRA: usfarmersandranchers.org/partnerships Join us …
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Send us a Text Message. Second generation dairy farmers, Mitch and Holly Hancock, will be hosting the 2024 U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action's Honor the Harvest Forum. They care for 7,000 animals across their three locations in Utah and farm 2,500 acres. Mitch and Holly share about the history of the farm, team of employees, conservation efforts,…
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Send us a Text Message. On this bonus episode, Carla Schultz, owner of Eight Plates Farm in Michigan and a United Soybean Board farmer-leader and Mark Messina, director of nutrition science and research at Soy Nutrition Institute, share their future concerns on the future of land and energy use and the nutrition content of food. If the guests spark…
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Send us a Text Message. Two experts in the agricultural value chain, Carla Schultz, owner of Eight Plates Farm in Michigan and a United Soybean Board farmer-leader and Mark Messina, director of nutrition science and research at Soy Nutrition Institute, share the nutritional value and benefits of soy. Carla shares about a recent study by the United …
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Send us a Text Message. The leader of U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action, Kevin Burkum, shares what topic he is keeping an eye on that will have an impact on agriculture. Stay connected with USFRA at usfarmersandranchers.org. Learn more about U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action: usfarmersandranchers.org Connect with Kevin on LinkedIn: linkedin.com…
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Send us a Text Message. Kevin Burkum, CEO of U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action, shares how USFRA is making changes to help support agriculture in meeting its challenges and leveraging opportunities, both domestically and internationally. Kevin also shares more about his background and professional experiences. Learn more about U.S. Farmers and Ra…
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Send us a Text Message. Expert Celya Glowacki, team lead for advocacy, literacy and ag-based experiences at National FFA, shares how they focus on the evolving careers in agriculture. Celya shares how they receive feedback from corporate partners about what skills they are looking for in the next generation of agriculturists and the new National FF…
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Send us a Text Message. Honor the Harvest Forum is an invitation-only event that gathers food and agriculture leaders to further our global sustainable food system. Former head of Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness Program and is known as a strategic pathfinder in the global agri-food industry, Mary Shelman, emceed the USFRA Honor the Harvest. …
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Send us a Text Message. Culvers is based out of Sauk City, Wisconsin and there are over 900 Culver’s locations across the United States. Today, we are going to learn more about their three pillars to Culver’s Thank You Farmers Project. We are joined with Alison Demmer, she is the marketing and public relations manager at Culvers. Learn more about C…
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Send us a Text Message. Today, we are headed to Maryland to learn more about grain and we are joined by expert Lindsey Thompson. She is the executive director of the Maryland Grain Producers and also the owner Hidden Potential Farms with her husband, where they farm 130 acres of corn and soybeans. Did you know that Maryland typically grows soft red…
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Send us a Text Message. Join us as we discuss the ideal flavor packaging and the next generation of milk drinkers with Dr. Maryanne Drake, a professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences at North Carolina State University, and director of the Southeast Dairy Foods Research Center and Dr. Eric Bastian, the Vice President …
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Send us a Text Message. Authenticity shines in this episode with veteran and rancher Steve Cook of Cook Beef Cattle located in central Texas. Steve shares about his military career, transitioning to civilian life, mental health, Farmer Veteran Coalition and future advice and goals. We're thankful to have Steve share real experiences with us and the…
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Send us a Text Message. November is Native American Heritage Month, and we invite you to learn more about the cultures, traditions, and achievements of Native Americans. Today we are joined by Chanel Ford the director of programs at the Native American Agriculture Fund. NAAF provides grants to eligible organizations and business assistance, agricul…
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Send us a Text Message. Who should farmers be connected with to help bridge the gap between processors and brands? We’re joined by CEO of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, Tim Trotter, as we discuss the ins and outs of the important relationships and connections that farmers need to successfully market their products. Does a relationship with processo…
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Send us a Text Message. This exclusive episode is a double feature for National Farmer's Day! We had the chance to connect with fifth-generation farmer Andrew Lauver at Honor the Harvest this year and get his story on taking over the family farm. Then join us as we catch up with first-generation rancher Angela Scott as she talks about her lessons l…
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Send us a Text Message. This exclusive episode is a double feature for National Farmer's Day! Join us as we catch up with first-generation rancher Angela Scott at Honor the Harvest this year. She talks about her lessons learned as a newer rancher and that it's ok to ask questions! Then join us for our second podcast episode of the day featuring fif…
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Send us a Text Message. We had a chance to catch up with VP of Market Intelligence at United Soybean Board, Mac Marshall, during our Honor the Harvest Forum in September. Mac gave us some major insight into the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate Report and how farmers and ranchers can use this as a resource. Listen in to this episode of …
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Send us a Text Message. Our leading expert Jenny Rees, an extension educator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field is nothing short of impressive! We discuss the basic benefits of planting a perennial companion in soybeans, common perennial companion crops, on-farm research, challenges and if per…
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Send us a Text Message. Meet expert David Iverson, a true steward of the land! Today on Farm, Food, Facts, we have the honor of sharing his incredible journey as a fourth-generation crop farmer at Iverson Farms in South Dakota. David has taken sustainable agriculture to the next level by implementing two conservation practices: no-till and fertiliz…
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Send us a Text Message. Biofuels fits into the equation of being a strong competitor as a fuel source. Our leading expert, Doug Berven, vice president of corporate affairs at POET, shares the basics, competitors, infrastructure, economic benefits, how other countries utilize biofuels, challenges and trends of biofuels. Learn more about POET at poet…
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Send us a Text Message. Our expert in this episode has over 20 years of experience in the agricultural industry, John Maman is the director of sales and marketing at Nutrien Financial. He shares more about inclusive financing, managing high interest rates, digital financial tools, financially assessing crops and what financial trends to follow. Che…
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Send us a Text Message. Get ready to be soy-amazed! Join us as we chat with leading expert and soy farmer extraordinaire, Laurie Isley, who spills the "bean" on all things soy. From soy-based shoes that are trendy as they are eco-friendly, to mind-blowing uses you never knew existed with tires, plywood, dust suppressant, turf and more. This episode…
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Send us a Text Message. Join us for an insightful discussion with our special guest, Gena Perry, executive director of the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH). A program of the American Soybean Association, WISHH expands global access to U.S. soy. Through partnerships, technical assistance, and training, WISHH helps address the protein…
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Send us a Text Message. Alyssa Cho, Sustainable Agronomy Field Team Lead at Bayer is our guest. Alyssa is building a team of Sustainable Systems Agronomists to provide support to farmers for a successful transition to regenerative practices as part of ForGround by Bayer. Alyssa was the Agronomy Lead for a drone-based technology start-up, Aker Techn…
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Send us a Text Message. Today's episode is a must see and is reference for all of our futures. USFRA CEO, Erin Fitzgerald, has been on a worldwide tour sharing the voice of the US Farmers and Ranchers globally. She's just returned from the critical and sometimes nail-biting 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or what's called the confere…
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Send us a Text Message. To round out summer listening, we are scheduled to hear from Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, winner of the prestigious 2022 World Food Prize, which honors leaders who are making huge strides in enhancing global food security and availability. Dr. Rosenzweig, a senior research scientist and head of the Climate Impacts Group at NASA’s…
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Send us a Text Message. In today’s episode we explore how the almost $13 billion retailer – Tractor Supply, with over 2,000 stores across 49 states, is a leader in working with farmers and ranchers - and committed to the goal of net zero operations. Tractor Supply’s mission statement is: “To work hard, have fun and make money by providing legendary…
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Send us a Text Message. In today’s episode we meet the authors of “Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take” – the best selling book that Financial Times named as one of the best business books of the year. Andrew Winston and Paul Polman teamed up to to write the book that has at its core the argument that the com…
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Send us a Text Message. USDA Deputy Undersecretary Stacy Dean and several members of Congress provided updates on emerging and pressing food/nutrition and WIC policy issues at the National WIC Association’s National Policy Conference. A number of these issues affect grocers and others in the retail food industry, including a tripling of funds for v…
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Send us a Text Message. Join USFRA and Phil Lempert as we sit down with the UN World Food Programme Chief who blames a hunger crisis on a “toxic cocktail” of conflict, climate change, disasters, poverty and inequality. 45 million people in 43 countries around the world stand at the frontlines of hunger. WFP Executive Director David Beasley says far…
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Send us a Text Message. Today we go behind the scenes and talk with Marlowe Vaughn and USFRA Board Chair Anne Meis. Marlowe Vaughan is the star of the USFRA produced short film, The Carbon Neutral Pig. She is also a North Carolina pig farmer and is the Executive Director of the Feed the Dialogue NC with a true passion for educating consumers about …
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Send us a Text Message. Our guest today is David Turner, President of Kincannon and Reed. He has been serving clients across the globe for Kincannon & Reed for nine years before being named President in 2019. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, David holds a BS from Arizona State University, an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and an…
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Send us a Text Message. Susanne Wasson is the President of the Crop Protection Business Platform for Corteva Agriscience. Previously, she was the Vice President of Commercial Effectiveness. Prior to being named VP, Susanne was the U.S. Commercial Leader of the Crop Protection Business of Dow AgroSciences. She was previously a Global Business Leader…
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Send us a Text Message. Jim O'Brien, Agrograph CEO/Co-Founder. He has held leadership positions at four startups, two of which he co-founded. His experiences have taken him around the globe from wine grapes in Europe, to potatoes in the UK to weather forecasting in Southeast Asia. James was on faculty at The Ohio State University in agricultural ex…
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Send us a Text Message. If there's one thing that we've learned over the past 15 months is we all have to work together. And that's why together today, we're going to talk about the common connections project. With us today is Danielle Solis, Communication Specialist at the Maschhoffs, Rochelle Krusemark USB Director and Meal Target Area Coordinato…
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Send us a Text Message. Jeff Broin is the Founder and CEO of POET, the world's largest producer of biofuels and bioproducts. He is a recognized innovator, entrepreneur, agriculturalist, philanthropist, and advocate for the biofuels industry. POET currently operates 33 bioprocessing plants with a combined annual production capacity of 3 billion gall…
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Send us a Text Message. Donna Lanzetta is an attorney and entrepreneur with a passion for sustainable seafood production. Motivated by a concern for our world’s growing population, our declining wild fish stocks, and the urgent need to feed our growing numbers, Manna Fish Farms (Manna) is currently awaiting permits to operate a sustainable and tran…
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Send us a Text Message. Candace Laing is VP Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations at Nutrien where she is involved in strategic initiatives for the company who is the world’s largest provider of crop inputs, services and solutions that span corporate affairs, sustainability, and stakeholder engagement. Her career has spanned both private and publi…
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Send us a Text Message. We continue our important discussion on the universal support of agriculture. Today's episode focuses on the Herculean efforts of two States, Maryland, and California, and the farmers who make those States great through the USFRA's Decade of Ag effort, Earth Day, and the public private partnerships, which we are all focused …
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Send us a Text Message. With Secretary of Agriculture Joseph Bartenfelder and Chip Bowling This is a very important time for our food supply. No one, from farmers and ranchers to supermarket leaders to the consumer can dispute how important agriculture and the universal support of agriculture is. Right now today's episode focuses on the Herculean e…
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Send us a Text Message. One of the biggest problems that many farmers and ranchers have doesn't have anything to do with soil or climate or water. Yes, these are all issues that we must solve, but the one problem that is much easier and quicker to solve has to do with technology specifically connecting rural communities to broadband 5g. Today I'm j…
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Send us a Text Message. The Native American Agriculture Fund provides grants to eligible organizations for business assistance, agriculture education, technical support, and advocacy services to support native farmers and ranchers. Janie Hipp is the president and CEO, and she joins us today. Janie oversees the work of the fund of philanthropic orga…
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