One of my favorite things to do while working in the office, taking a long drive or cooking dinner is to listen to the latest podcasts. People and news outlets use podcasts to share relevant information, ideas and interesting stories. Luckily, that has transcended into the agriculture industry as well! Recently, I went on a mission to find some of the best agriculture-friendly podcasts. Throw on your headphones and check them out…
Future of Agriculture
This podcast, run by Tim Hammerich from AgGrad, looks into diversity related to agriculture and agribusiness. With over 100 episodes, the podcast covers all avenues of agriculture, from nutrient management to urban agriculture to grassfed beef. If that’s not enough to make you want to tune in, episode 48 features Alliance Vice President of Communications, Hannah Thompson-Weeman!
What the Cluck!
This is a brand new podcast developed by the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota. Host, Steve Olson, brings on farmers and others engaged with the industry. They discuss what it looks like to raise healthy poultry and get them from the barn to the table. You can find the first episode of the podcast here.
The Story of Agriculture
As an Ohio native, I love this podcast because it is run by fellow Ohioans, B.J. and Marlene Eick and their company Herdmark Media. The podcast interviews people engaged in different facets of the agriculture industry. Episodes feature food scientists, communication directors, farm broadcasters, college professors and more! Side Note: I’d suggest checking out episode 20, which features also our own Hannah Thompson-Weeman! (She’s a podcast celebrity!)
If you only have 20 minutes to spare, then tune into POPagriculture! In partnership with the CropLife Foundation, this podcast was launched in 2017 by plant pathologist Steve Savage. Savage combines an interest in pop culture and his more than 35 years of experience in the agriculture industry to discuss today’s agricultural systems in 15-minute episodes.
This podcast is great for young women, like myself, who are interested in entering the industry because it shines a light on women who are excelling in agriculture. Hosted by FarmHer Founder, Marji Guyler-Alaniz, episodes of the podcast feature women ranchers, entrepreneurs, communicators and agricultural leaders. The FarmHer mission is to “update the image of agriculture to include women.”
Similiar to POPagriculture, this podcast is great if you only have a few minutes to spare. Beltway Beef is hosted by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and touches on policy changes and legislation that impacts the beef industry. The podcast features ranchers, policy directors, NCBA staff and others. As a beef enthusiast, I enjoy these short episodes because they keep me up to date each week on what is impacting the industry!
The Modern Acre
If you enjoy learning about new innovations and technology related to agriculture than this is the podcast for you! Hosted by brothers, Tyler and Tim Nuss, the podcast kicked off in February 2018. Episodes feature students, farmers, entrepreneurs and others who are working to build a strong agricultural business. The goal of the podcast is to share value-added insight for anyone involved with agriculture.
Tune into even more podcasts!
Since I didn’t go into depth about every agriculture-friendly podcast I enjoy, below are a few more you may want to check out! These can all be found in the podcast app and/or on iTunes.
Shark Farmer: hosted by Rob Sharkey.
Agriculture Proud: hosted by Ryan Goodman.
Farm to Table Talk: hosted by Rodger Wasson.
Beef Pros: hosted by Ben Spitzer and Garrett Thomas.
Poultry Health Today: sponsored by Zoetis.
Ag News Daily: hosted by Mike Pearson and Delaney Howell.