Farm Traveler Podcast

By Trevor Williams

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Bridging the gap between the farmer and the consumer. Our interviews educate consumers on how our food is made, and provides an outlet for people in the agriculture industry to share their knowledge.

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Ep. 41: How and Why Farmers Need "Off-Farm Income" with Matt Brechwald
Our guest today is Matt Brechwald. Some of you might know him as the man behind podcasts like Off Farm Income and the new podcast, Microphone Money. In our interview today, Matt will talk about the many reasons farmers might need some off farm income as well as entrepreneurship advice he gives his listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 15, 2020
Ep. 40: Getting Fit for the New Year with Emily Shaw
It's the beginning of a new year! Most of us might have made some goals to better ourselves in the new year in ways like eating better, exercising more, basically getting in shape like The Rock. Our guest today is Emily Shaw, better known on Instagram as Dairy Girl Fitness. Emily has created a platform on motivating people to get fit and as she puts it, "Help women build confidence, feel strong & eat the foods they love." Emily will share her knowledge on planning your workouts, best practices on diets and supplements, and how she advocates for the dairy industry. This is a super informative podcast if you are interested in fitness and getting in shape this year! Be sure to follow Emily on her Instagram page for more fitness advice! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 08, 2020
Ep. 39: Food Bullying and How to Avoid Buying B.S. with Michele Payn
Did you know there is something like 200,000 misleading marketing labels at grocery stores? Our guest today is the author of several books including, Food Bullying: How to Avoid Buying B.S. and Food Truths: From Farm to Table. In her books, Michele covers all the misleading claims that confuse consumers at the grocery store, explanations behind nutrition labels, and steps on how you can not fall victim to crazy labeling techniques. Be sure to check out Michele's work at the links below. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 18, 2019
Ep. 38: The Science and Art of Butchery with Jake Levin
The history and techniques of butchery work is something you don't hear or see very much of anymore as the neighborhood butcher becomes a thing of the past. Well today we will learn a thing or two about the art and science behind butchery work. Our guest today is Jake Levin. Jake travels to farms, chefs, and homesteaders and processes whole animals. Jake also does workshops to showcase his process and most recently released his book, Smokehouse Handbook. His book focuses on the history, techniques, and some recipes for smoking meats. Check out Jake on Instagram: @therovingbutcher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 11, 2019
Ep. 37: Advocating for Agriculture with David Hafner
David Hafner is a farmer and rancher from Martin County, Florida. David is passionate about agriculture and advocating for agriculture in the sunshine state. Today, David will tell us about his background, agrotourism experiences he has had, his farming operation, and more!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 04, 2019
Ep. 36: Butterball - A Thanksgiving Special
There is a HIGH chance that you will be eating some turkey on Thanksgiving day. And there is also a pretty high chance that turkey is produced from our guest today, Butterball! Today we have the pleasure of interviewing two people that work at Butterball, Rebecca Welch, the senior brand manager, as well as Wellie Jackson, a Butterball contract grower. Rebecca will talk to us about the history of Butterball, the Turkey Talk-Line and much more. Wellie will explain what it's like to be a contract grower, the process of raising turkeys, misconceptions, and some great Thanksgiving cooking advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 27, 2019
Ep. 35: Former Director of Millennial Engagement at Monsanto - Vance Crowe
Our guest today is a fellow podcaster and agriculture enthusiast, not to mention a jack of all trades. Vance Crowe has served as the Director of Millennial Engagement for Monsanto, a Communications Strategist for the World Bank Group, U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Communications Coordinator at NPR, and much more! Now, Vance spends his time as a communications consultant, podcasting, and offering talks with companies about technology and communicating with critics and stakeholders. Be sure to check out his podcast, the Vance Crowe Podcast! Support fellow podcaster making great content! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 20, 2019
Ep. 34: Bridging the Gap Between Farm and Fork - Animal Ag Alliance
Our guest today is Casey Kinler with Animal Agriculture Alliance. Animal Ag Alliance is all about keeping everyone in animal agriculture on the same page as well as bridging the gap between farm and fork. Casey will explain the mission of Animal Ag Alliance, tips they give to livestock farmers, information on their Primed and Prepared Summit, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 13, 2019
Ep. 33: Supplying Seeds to Small Scale Farms - Johnny's Selected Seeds
Have you wondered where exactly get their seeds from? Today our guest, Blake Thaxton, is a sales rep for Johnny's selected seeds. Blake will explain the importance of building relationships with customers, what Johnny's Selected Seeds has to offer, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 06, 2019
Ep. 32: Ranching, Farming, and Family - JaTanna and Natalie of Ranch Wives Beef Co.
JaTanna and Natalie are the brains behind Ranch Wives Beef Company. They also have some of the hardest jobs out there, working on a ranch and being mothers. JaTanna and Natalie will talk to us today about their life ranching in Nebraska and Montana, using social media to educate consumers, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 30, 2019
Ep. 31: Dr. Kevin Folta - Discussing Genetic Engineering and the Matoke Banana to solve vitamin deficiencies
Dr. Folta is a professor in the Horticultural Sciences Department and spends his spare time advocating for genetic engineering and bridging the gap between science and consumers.  Dr. Folta will tell us about his research, how exactly scientists make GMO crops, issues facing genetic engineering, and the dangers of misinformation with genetic engineering.  This is a GREAT episode full of valuable lessons we all should take when it comes to battling misinformation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 23, 2019
Ep 30: Local produce delivered straight to your door - Shuan Lee of Farmhouse Delivery
Shuan Lee is the President and Co-Founder of Farmhouse Delivery in Austin, Texas. Farmhouse Delivery is a food delivery service that offers a wide range produce, meats, and meal kits to their customers. In our interview, Shaun will talk to us about the start of Farmhouse, how they partner with local farmers, how they come up with recipes for meal kits, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 16, 2019
Ep 29: Dairy farming, Tillamook, and fighting internet trolls with Derrick Josi
Our guest today is Derrick Josi, but you might know him best as tdf_honest_farming on Facebook and Instagram.  Derrick is a fourth generation dairy farmer in Tillamook County, Oregon.  Derrick is super active on social media showcasing the life of a dairy farmer and constantly fighting misinformation surrounding dairy production.  Check out our great conversation and be sure to check out Derrick's content at the links below. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 09, 2019
Ep 28: Interviewing an Astro-Botanist and other cool guests from the Future of Agriculture Podcast with Tim Hammerich
Tim Hammerich is host of the popular podcast, The Future of Agriculture. In our interview today, Tim will tell us about his guests, his Ag background and more! Be sure to check out his podcast as well for more great interviews from Tim. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 02, 2019
Ag 101: Hydroponics
The future of sustainable agriculture is...hydroponics?  Let's find out more about hydroponics on this second episode of Ag 101. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 27, 2019
Ep 27: The future of urban agriculture across the world with Henry Gordon-Smith
Our guest today is Henry Gordon-Smith of Agritecture.  Agritecture offers consulting services for entrepreneurs, companies, and cities, including feasibility studies, farm design, recruiting, and local food system planning.  Some topics we will discuss include how  architecture changed in the last few decades in agriculture, examples of international partners and what are their plans for urban agriculture and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 25, 2019
Ep 26: The job of a Horticulture Extension Agent with Daniel Leonard
Today's guest is another old friend, Daniel Leonard.  Daniel is an Extension Agent with the University of Florida.  He worked in Walton County, Florida as a Commercial and Residential Horticulture Extension agent and recently took the position of Extension Director in our home county of Calhoun County, FL.  Daniel will tell us about his upbringing in the Florida panhandle, the responsibilities of a horticulture extension agent, and much more!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 18, 2019
BONUS Episode: Life as a Hollywood filmmaker with Ben Hall
Ben Hall is a writer, director, producer, (and countless other job titles) in Hollywood, California.  Ben has worked with film legends like Own Wilson, Zach Galifiankis, Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Sandra Bullock.  Films and television shows he has worked on include Lady Bird, Cosmos, Nocturnal Animals, Straight Outta Compton, and even the new Lion King movie.  Ben has filmed two films during his time in Hollywood, The Man from Outer Space (available on Amazon) and the upcoming movie Night into Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 13, 2019
Ep 25: Teaching small scale vegetable production in Canada
Our guest today is Jared Regier.  Jared is the creator of Vegetable Academy in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Vegetable Academy is designed to teach urban farming and small scale vegetable production.  We will discuss how the academy started, the impact they hope to have with sustainable agriculture, and more!   Check them out at the links below: Vegetable Academy Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 10, 2019
Ep 24: The Florida timber industry with Will Leonard
Today our guest on the podcast is an old friend, Will Leonard.  Will is a forester in North West Florida and will talk to us about what all his job encompasses, how timber is harvested and much more.  Will is also going to touch base on the impact that hurricane Michael has had on the timber industry since it made landfall back in October of 2018. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 04, 2019
Ep 23: The day in the life of a High School Ag Teacher with Jenna Blankenbaker
Our guest today is a friend from my time at University of Florida - Jenna Blankenbaker is a high school agriscience teacher here in Florida.  Jenna will talk to use about the day in the life of an Ag teacher, what it's like teaching a diverse group of kids, and the MANY other aspects of being an Ag teacher AKA a jack of all trades.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 28, 2019
Ag 101: The Food Supply Chain
Let's talk about the food supply chain! AKA How food goes from the farm to your table! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 23, 2019
Ep 22: Custom built vertical farms in the UK
Today our guest from across the pond is Jonny Reader of V-Farm. Jonny will explain how V-farm started, how their custom built vertical farms work using hydroponics, and some example businesses and restaurants that put their systems to use. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 21, 2019
Ep 21: Life and Ranching in Wyoming with Kacy Atkinson
Our guest today knows a thing or two about cattle ranching in Wyoming and all that entails. Kacy Atkinson is a rancher, speaker, and agriculture advocate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 14, 2019
Ep 20: A milk vending machine in the UK with Vine Farm Dairy
Today our guests today are Charlotte and James from Vine Farm Dairy and have a unique milk vending machine at their farm. We will also talk about the UK agriculture industry and the local impact their dairy has had. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 07, 2019
Ep 19: The basics of hydroponics with Michael Newton of Panhandle Hydroponics
Michael will talk to us about the basics of hydroponics, how it's exploding in the urban agriculture industry, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 31, 2019
Ep 18: First generation cattle ranchers with Moravec Cattle Co.
Paul and Kendra Moravec are first generation beef cattle ranchers in Grand Bay, Alabama.  They will talk to us about their beef cattle operation, animal health, and how they are using social media to help the farmer/consumer relationship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 24, 2019
Ep 17: Large scale farming, working with H2A Visa's at Tom Farms
Kassi Tom Rowland is from Tom Farms and will talk to us about their farm, the history behind it, how they deal with employment with H2A Visa's, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 17, 2019
Ep 16: Feminism/Sexism in Ag, California Wildfires, and Heritage Pork
Today's guest is going to cover a ton of topics.  Megan Brown is a 6th generation cattle farmer in Northern California who also raises heritage pork.  Megan and the family farm also went through the Cherokee and Campfire Wildfires back in 2017 and 2018.  She will also talk about her fight in promoting feminism and bring to light some sexism that occurs in the industry. Website: Facebook: Twitter: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 10, 2019
Ep 15: Growing the most important part of beer, Hops! With Anthony and Brian of Live Wire Hops
Let's talk about beer. Or rather one of the most important components of beer, hops! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 03, 2019
Ep 14: Joe Lamp'l - Home Gardening and "Growing a Greener World"
Today, Joe will give us some of his best advice on starting a home garden and how he got started in the world of home gardening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 26, 2019
Ep 13: Turning a backyard into a farm with Josh Sattin - Sattin Hill Farm
Josh Sattin is a farmer from North Carolina that turned his backyard into a small farming operation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 19, 2019
Ep 12:, Ag children's books and cookbooks
Luella Fischer Gregory is a farm mom, wife, director of, and has authored agriculture focused children's books as well as cook books.  Today, Luella will talk to use about her Ag background and how she started writing books to help spread the word about agriculture.   Ag Moves: CookBook: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 12, 2019
Ep 11: Bringing together Ag entrepreneurs to innovate the industry with The Modern Acre Podcast
Tim and Tyler will talk to us about what it's been like to bring together farmers and Ag entrepreneurs in hopes of innovating agribusiness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 05, 2019
Ep 10: The environmental stewardship of farmers - This Farm CARES
Cacee Hilliard is the CARES coordinator with Florida Farm Bureau.  In our episode today, Cacee will explain what the CARES program is, how it go started, and how farmers can be eligible to be recognized as part of the program designed to give highlight Florida's oldest environmental stewards.  This Farm CARES: Instagram: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 29, 2019
Ep 9: Dairy farming, "Ask a farmer not Google", and the state of the industry
Our guest today is Katie Dotterer-Pyle, a Maryland Dairy Farmer.  Katie will tell us about her dairy operation, issues she and other dairy farmers face, and much more! Instagram- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 22, 2019
Ep 8: Maryland agriculture, environmental regulations, and more Paul Goeringer - Maryland Extension Agent
Today, Paul will talk to us about legal issues facing farmers, environmental regulations farmers must follow, and how to pass on a farm to the next generation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 15, 2019
Ep 7: Vegetable farming in Florida and trying to go "organic"
Today our guest is Austin Accursio. Austin is a vegetable farmer in Homestead, FL. Austin is going to tell us about what all goes into growing vegetables, his experience with growing organic, and some issues he as seen in the Ag industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 08, 2019
Ep 6: Texas agriculture and the booming olive industry
Today's guest is Stephen Janak, a Texas A&M Extension Program Specialist in Colorado County. Stephen will tell us about his experience with the Texas Ag industry as well as a booming Olive industry in the Lone Star state. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 01, 2019
Ep 5: Honey production in Florida and benefits of bee pollen with Register Family Bee Farm
Today, Joseph will talk us through the honey production process, how and why bees make honey, and interesting ways you can add bee pollen to your diet. Register Family Bee Farm Website - Instagram - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 24, 2019
Ep 4: Teaching the next generation of Ag Teachers with Dr. Eric Rubenstein
Dr Eric Rubenstein is an assistant professor at the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication.  In today's episode, Dr Rubenstein will discuss his experiences teaching middle, high school and college agriculture education students, experiential learning, and some growing trends in the Ag Ed world. UGA Ag Ed - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 17, 2019
Ep 3: Peanut production and starting a beef cattle operation with Emmanuel Bankston
Emmanuel will talk to us about his start in the agriculture industry, peanut processing, goods procurement, and what it's like to have a small beef cattle operation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 10, 2019
Ep 2: Fighting misconceptions, benefits of agrotourism, and farmers using social media
Our guest is Ashley McLeod Morin who is the communications coordinator for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Center for Public Issues Education also known as the PIE Center.  Today we will talk about Agritourism, social media usage of farmers, and something called "The Rural Braindrain." UF PIE Center- PIE Center Facebook - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 05, 2019
Ep 1: Dairy farming, cheese production, and robot milkers
Sweetwater Valley Farms is a dairy farm that makes their own cheese and uses robotic milking techniques.  Today, Mary will wall us through their process as well as showcase some ways they have use agrotourism to grow their business.  We will also discuss cow health and happiness and how no one cares for cows as much as a dairy farmer.   Sweetwater Valley Farms Website - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 02, 2019
Episode 0: Intro for the Farm Traveler Podcast
The intro episode to the Farm Traveler Podcast.  We've got two goals for this podcast: 1: Inform consumers on how their food is made.  2: Provide a resources for farmers to share their stories. If you or someone you know would be interested in being on the podcast, drop us an email: Check us out at the following links: Farm Traveler Website - Facebook - Instagram - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 31, 2019