If you were a listener of the AgGrad podcast, this episode will be a repeat for you, but it's great nonetheless.
Debbie Lyons-Blythe runs a successful cattle ranch in Kansas and blogs about it at http://www.kidscowsandgrass.com.
She is a fantastic advocate for agriculture, ranching, and sustainable practices. She is a winner of the "Farm Mom of the Year", and as you will hear, a very knowledgeable and articulate leader for the ag industry.
Debbie mentions that she is open to inviting anyone who wants to experience production agriculture to her ranch. Reach out to her on Twitter @DebbieLB if interested.
Also, please visit http://www.AgGrad.com to get connected with agricultural careers and internships.
This episode was originally posted on the AgGrad Podcast, but it was so good we had to re-publish here.
Damian is a professional public speaker to agribusinesses and agricultural association events. He has a background in production agriculture, and a very unique but well thought out perspective on several agricultural issues.
Damian got his start in the entertainment business as a Bill Clinton impersonator (which he recently brought back to his offerings due to political relevance).
On this episode, we talk about the value of internships to self discovery, why the Ag industry might be wasting its time trying to "educate" their customer, and we even get a little guest appearance by Bill Clinton.
Enjoy this episode!
To learn more about Damian Mason or to book him for your next event please visit: http://www.damianmason.com.
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Usually when people first think of organic agriculture they think of one thing: raising crops with no chemicals. Well, this industry is WAY larger and MUCH more complicated than that.
Take, for example, organic milk. A product that has become commonplace in most grocery stores. Certified organic milk must come from certified organic dairies that feed certified organic feed.
For there to be a consistent supply of milk to keep grocery store shelves full of fresh product, there must be a consistent and abundant supply of organic feed to keep the cows fed. This is no simple task. Especially considering the fact that certified organic acreage is growing, but still limited.
Cameron Molberg is the CEO and General Manager of Coyote Creek Feed Mill in Elgin, TX. Cameron and Tim talk about both the challenges and opportunities arising from the increasing demand for organic agricultural products. Cameron also notes the challenges small farmers face to make a living or just to break even.
To learn more about Coyote Creek Feed Mill visit: http://coyotecreekfarm.org/
Why did we create the "Future of Agriculture" Podcast?
In this episode, Tim explains that the next 30 years are likely going to be one of the most crucial times ever for agriculture and agribusiness.
Population growth, limited resources, and variable consumer preferences create challenges and opportunities for all of those who work in the ag industry.
These issues affect everyone along the value chain from farm to fork. Tim lists a few of the over 300 careers that exist in the agriculture industry.
The concept of this show came from feedback from the original AgGrad Podcast. Based on that feedback, we realized 1) listeners wanted to hear more about issues and ideas, 2) listeners were most interested in talking about the future, and 3) it was hard to find the AgGrad podcast while searching podcast players for topics such as "agriculture" and "agribusiness. For those reasons, we decided to re-brand and launch this podcast.
Some of the coming episodes are brand new original content about topics ranging from cellulosic ethanol to organic animal feed to superpests. Others will be re-purposed (but still relevant) from the original AgGrad show.
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