AgriTalk
08/12/2019
Episode 54 Michael Willis Cover Crops-Why and How to Use Them
There’s no doubt cover crops can have benefits on fields, but how can you reduce your learning curve and find success more times than not?  We’ll talk with one young farmer who will help you reduce you avoid mistakes and make the most of the process.
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08/02/2019
Wayne Cryts – The Farmer Who Fought the Courts for His Own Grain
Forty years ago this fall Wayne Cryts stored his beans in an elevator near New Madrid, MO.  When the elevator went bankrupt a multi-year battle began for Wayne to get the right to sell those beans.  Hundreds of farmers came to his aid, crossed lines of federal marshalls and brought the story to nati
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07/26/2019
Episode 52: AgroTourism and Farming in the Oil Fields of Illinois
All of the stories stand on their own, but what you may not realize is the fact that all four guests you’ll hear are newly elected state FFA officers who are excelling in the field of agriculture before their 20th birthday.
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07/19/2019
Episode 51: Marketing the 2020 Crop and Beyond, Is Corn Fungicide Economical in 2019?
Chip Flory and Davis Michaelsen share how to take advantage of higher corn prices in 2020 and beyond. Andrew discuss whether applying fungicide on this year’s corn crop makes economic sense with agronomist Jason Worthington.
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07/12/2019
Episode 50: Growing and Thriving with Hogs, Managing the Farm Workforce
Ben Luebbering is a young farmer who will tell you how you can survive and thrive as a smaller hog producer. Andrew also talks ag work force management with the founder of Shepherd, Tyler McGee.
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07/05/2019
Episode 49: Independence Day Special: Stories From Vietnam Veteran and Musician Glen Miller
Dave Roever, a Vietnam veteran, shares his story, a story that brought tears to both his and Andrew's eyes. Andrew also shares the story of musician Glen Miller, who was devoted to serving the U.S. through his talent.
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06/28/2019
Episode 48: Generic Herbicides, Weed Control, and Dicamba Use
This week, we're talking with Dr. Jason Weirich about weed control, nitrogen loss and ways to get the best yield possible. Dr. Kevin Bradley of Mizzou discusses key items his research has revealed about the use of dicamba.
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06/21/2019
Episode 47: Using Cover Crops to Increase Profits With Beef
Today's conversation with John Kleiboker might make you want to rethink how you're using pasture land, forages and improve your beef herd.
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06/14/2019
Episode 46: Meatless Meat, Fad or Frenzy?
Greg Henderson, editor of Drovers discusses meatless meat, the Beyond Burger and more.  He also dives into the cattle market outlook for 2019.
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06/07/2019
Episode 45 - To Plant or Not To Plant
Ken Ferrie provides tips for your crop whether it’s in the ground or not, and Sonja Begemann of AgWeb.com gives and update on the latest crop input prices.
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05/31/2019
Episode 44: New Nitrogen Products & Getting the Most From Your Grazing Ground
This week we visit about two new nitrogen products with Steve Cromley of Koch Industries and the promise they may hold for producers. We also talk about the challenging weather and its impact on grazing ground with agronomist specialist Valerie Tate and tips to improve your pastures.
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05/24/2019
Episode 43: Prevented Planting, Choosing Between ARC and PLC
Crop plantings are far off pace with wet weather everywhere. Should you consider prevented planting? AgriTalk's Chip Flory shares insight.  Plus, Paul Neiffer talks about ARC & PLC sign-ups and how to choose what’s best for you
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05/17/2019
Episode 42: April Hemmes, Farming with your 101-year-old grandfather
April Hemmes of Hampton, Iowa not only farms several acres, but it seems she has done just about everything else in the ag industry. You will certainly enjoy her contagious enthusiasm and humorous outlook.
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05/10/2019
Episode 41: Best Nitrogen Practices to Increase Profits, Teralytic on Soil Science and Ag Tech
When is the best time to apply nitrogen for the best yields? Some of the answers may surprise you as we discuss best practices and myths with Peter Scharf, nutrient management specialist at the University of Missouri.  Plus, we’ll talk soil science and ag tech with Teralytic.
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05/03/2019
Episode 40: 2019 Farm Finance Update - Tips & Trends
This week on Farming the Countryside, Joe Caffee, president and CEO of the First State Bank of Middlebury, talks about tight margins and how the late start planting will impact farmers.
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04/26/2019
Episode 39 Free Land Draws Newcomers to Small Towns – Tech and Trends New Holland Equipment
How can you draw new residents to small towns and agricultural areas? How about offering free land? Hear from Anita Hoffines  on how that plans work for some towns in Kansas that have and are trying it? Plus we take a look at some of the latest technology and equipment from New Holland with Luke Zer
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04/18/2019
Episode 38: How Michelle Washburn Thrives, What is Blue Ag?
Michelle Washburn has quite the story of how she and her husband began farming–a story that includes challenges to their operation from Facebook. Learn how they have grown and thrived on their Michigan farm. Plus in the back half of the show we visit with a company making itself known in agriculture
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04/12/2019
Episode 37: Crop Input and Marketing Update, 2019 Top Producer of the Year.
We are talking with Chip Flory and Davis Michaelsen of AgriTalk on the latest news on how the weather is impacting crop plantings, or the lack thereof, and how that may effect markets and the type and price of fertilizer.  Plus we visit with the 2019 Top Producer of the Year, a man who began as a si
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04/05/2019
Episode 36: Chris Adams – Finding New Profit Centers in a Conventional Crop Operation
Chris Adams doesn’t mind trying something new to add to what is tried and true.  Part of his crop line-up includes a type of dry bean called Cranberry beans and he’s also added hemp to the rotation.  It’s resulted in a very profitable enterprise.
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03/29/2019
Episode 35: Tony Schwark, Top Proudcer Horizon Award Winner
Tony Schwark – Top Producer Horizon Award Winner shares his insights on how a young person in agriculture can not only survive but thrive. Hear how he took a successful crop farm and added a fed cattle operation to it to improve his overall enterprise.
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03/22/2019
Episode 34: Ken Ferrie on Essentials for Great Corn Crop - Sound Agriculture - Orange Corn
We’re discussing the essentials of a great corn crop with Corn College instructor Ken Ferrie.  We also talk about a new company working to improve yields no matter the weather.  And we conclude with a novel type of corn fitting a niche market.
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03/15/2019
Episode 33: Spring Nitrogen Application and Reasons to Come Back to the Farm
How will a wet spring affect nitrogen applications?  Andrew McCrea visits with Doug Sibbitt at ESN.  And, why should someone consider coming back home to farm?  Lisa Peterson shares how she left the city to come home to her rural Iowa farm.
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03/08/2019
Episode 32: Marion Calmer: Plant Populations & Residue Management. Are P & K Necessary for Corn?
Marion Calmer talks all things corn. From plant populations to residue management, he has the data, and if P & K are necessary for corn.
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03/01/2019
Episode 31: Veris Soil Mapping – 25 Vital Skills for Success
We’ll talk long-term data for your fields by understanding the actual soil you have in the field and we look at 25 vital skills for success in business and life.
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