AgriTalk
11/28/2018
Episode 017: Jarrod Sanders
Jarrod Sanders decided he wanted to become a farmer to do something bigger than himself. So in March he got up the nerves to approach an established farmer in his community to serve as his mentor. Over the past few months he’s acquired the knowledge necessary to start his own farm and is in the proc
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11/21/2018
Episode 016: Wesley Kent
Wesley Kent started his farm with a 100-cow dairy in 2000. Since that time he’s diversified his operation to include beef cows, 600 acres of crop and pasture land and two turkey houses. In this episode he walks us through the process of raising turkeys from the time they arrive on the farm until the
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11/14/2018
Episode 015: Tyler Hedge
Tyler Hedge is a first generation farmer from Indiana. Growing up, he watched his neighbor farm, and now he's working alongside him trying to build his business for his kids to enjoy later in life.
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11/07/2018
Episode 014: Matt Niswander
Matt Niswander grew up in the suburbs of Tennessee. At 16, he took a job at a local dairy farm and fell in love with the industry. Now a physician’s assistant, Matt farms alongside his wife and three sons. He shares the headwinds he faced and how he is showing his children and others the importance
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10/31/2018
Episode 013: Tom Murray
Tom Murray started his farm with his wife Nancy in 1991. At that time their sole focus was breeding impeccably beautiful cows. In 1997, they even had a cow break the world record for milk production. But today, genetics are just a small portion of a broader business plan that includes a cheese room
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10/24/2018
Episode 012: Russell Hedrick
First-generation farmer Russell Hedrick went from firefighter to farmer. After six years of farming, he is considered one of the most progressive farmers in North Carolina. You’ll love to hear his story of bucking tradition, sticking to different and focusing on profitability. Oh, and did we mention
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10/17/2018
Episode 011: Heather Moore
When Heather Moore was 9 years old, her family sold their small dairy. From that day on, she dreamt of starting her own dairy. Listen to her journey to building Moore Family Farms.
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10/08/2018
Episode 010: Ben Neale
Ben Neale is a lifelong learner. As such, he took the knowledge and relationships he began developing with ranchers as a kid and has built a ranching business from the ground up. Today his operation includes a herd of 200 cows, a small flock of sheep, honeybees and a USDA inspected meat processing f
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08/03/2018
Episode 009: Austin Allred
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07/18/2018
Episode 008: Jacob Schmidt
First-generation farmer Jacob Schmidt of west central Illinois grows corn and soybean and has his own cow-calf operation. Hear how he got his start into farming and agriculture on The First Years with host Anna-Lisa Laca.
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06/28/2018
Episode 007: Anita Van Der Laan
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06/20/2018
Episode 006: Greg Hooker
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06/14/2018
Episode 005: Robert Mills Jr.
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06/08/2018
Episode 004: Krista Stauffer
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05/29/2018
Episode 003: Andrew Fansler
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05/24/2018
Episode 002: Chalmers Carr
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05/07/2018
Episode 001: Andrew Hartshore
Andrew Hartshorn grew up in his family's funeral business. After meeting his wife Amy, he fell in love with not only her but the farming lifestyle her family enjoyed. Andrew built his business from the ground up, under the wing of his father-in-law who he affectionately calls Mr. Phillip. A failed r
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