Farm Traveler Podcast

By Trevor Williams

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Here on the Farm Traveler podcast, we interview farmers, ranchers, and anyone involved in supporting industries to agriculture. We hope that these interviews not only better inform consumers about how their food is made, but also acts as an outlet for farmers to share their stories.https://thefarmtraveler.com/

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Episode 22: Jonny Reader - V-Farm
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Hello and welcome to the Farm Traveler Podcast.  With the trend of urban agriculture on the rise to help create more sustainably and locally grown produce, one company based in the United Kingdom is leaving their mark on the industry.  V-Farm creates custom built vertical farms that can be used in restaurants, businesses, and markets.  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.  

V-Farm Website: https://v-farm.co.uk/

V-Farm Instagram: https://v-farm.co.uk

Aug 21, 2019
Episode 21: Kacy Atkinson - Wyoming Cattle Rancher
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Our guest today knows a thing or two about cattle ranching in Wyoming and all that that entails.  Kacy Atkinson is a rancher, speaker, and agriculture advocate that will talk to us about her experience ranching in secluded Wyoming and what farmers can do to improve their relationship with consumers.

Website: https://kacyatkinson.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/10milespast
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/10milespastnowhere/

Aug 14, 2019
Episode 20: Vine Farm Dairy in the United Kingdom
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Vending machines are cool, right?  You can get almost whatever kind of drink or snack you want.  Well, ever hear about a milk vending machine?!  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. 

Check them out at the links below.
Website: http://www.vinefarmdairy.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vinefarmdairy/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vinefarmdairy/


Aug 07, 2019
Episode 19: Michael Newton - Panhandle Hydroponics
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Hope you're as excited as I am!  Today we are going to talk about all things hydroponics!  Michael Newton owns a hydroponics store in Panama City Beach, FL.  Michael will talk to us about the basics of hydroponics, how it's exploding in the urban agriculture industry, and much more.

Panhandle hydroponics Website - https://www.panhandlehydroponics.com/?fbclid=IwAR2067vfaMKCn8pXuz1mH8l2SvOr0neYivZLtv3MYvjjNGQZtaYKAInTv-g

Panhandle Hydroponics Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/Panhandlehydroponics/

Article explaining different hydroponic systems - http://www.nosoilsolutions.com/6-different-types-hydroponic-systems/

Jul 31, 2019
Episode 18: Paul and Kendra Moravec - Moravec Cattle Co.
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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.

https://www.instagram.com/bar_m.beef/

Jul 24, 2019
Episode 17: Kassi Tom Rowland - Tom Farms
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Our guest today is part of a third generation farm in Northern Indiana.  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!

https://www.instagram.com/tomfarms/

https://www.tomfarms.com/

Jul 17, 2019
Episode 16: Megan Brown - Cattle, Heritage Pork, and Feminism/Sexism in Ag
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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: http://thebeefjar.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thebeefjar/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MegRaeB

Jul 10, 2019
Episode 15: Anthony and Brian - Live Wire Hops
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Let's talk about beer.  Or rather one of the most important components of beer, hops!  Today our guests are a pair of cousins who started their own hop farm in Illinois.  Anthony Welty and Brian Dallam of Live Wire Hops will tell us about their journey of starting a hop farming business, various ways to create contracts with breweries, and more!

https://www.instagram.com/livewirehops/

https://www.facebook.com/livewirehops/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/livewirehops/



Jul 03, 2019
Episode 14: Joe Lamp'l - Home Gardening and the TV Show "Growing a Greener World"
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Our guest today is a man that knows a thing or two about gardening.  Joe Lamp'l is the creator of joegardener.com and the creator, producer, and host of the TV show, "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.

GrowingAGreenerWorld.com

joegardener.com

Facebook.com/joegardener

facebook.com/GGWTV

twitter.com/joegardener

twitter.com/GGWTV

instagram.com/joelampl

Jun 26, 2019
Episode 13: Josh Sattin - Sattin Hill Farm
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Josh Sattin is a farmer from North Carolina that turned his backyard into a small farming operation.  Today Josh will tell us why he got into farming, what he has learned in his two seasons, and how he goes about selling his produce.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHynVrKVZtTXf3hndd2ZR4A/featured

https://www.instagram.com/sattinhillfarm/

Jun 19, 2019
Episode 12: Luella Fischer Gregory - AgMoves.com, Ag children's books and cookbooks
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Luella Fischer Gregory is a farm mom, wife, director of Agmoves.com, 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: https://www.agmoves.com/

CookBook: https://luellasfp.com/

Jun 12, 2019
Episode 11: Tim and Tyler Nuss - The Modern Acre Podcast
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A podcast on another podcast?!  What is this?!  Today our guests are Tim and Tyler Nuss, creators and hosts of 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.

The Modern Acre Podcast - https://themodernacre.co/

Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/modern-acre-agriculture-for-next-generation-farm-business/id1344108573?mt=2

Jun 05, 2019
Episode 10: Cacee Hilliard - This Farm CARES
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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: https://www.thisfarmcares.org/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisfarmcares/

May 29, 2019
Episode 9: Katie Dotterer-Pyle - Dairy Farmer
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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-https://www.instagram.com/cowcomfortinndairy/?hl=en

May 22, 2019
Episode 8: Paul Goeringer - Maryland Extension
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Today on the Farm Traveler Podcast, Paul Goeringer, a Maryland Extension Agent, will walk us through Maryland Agriculture, Legal issues facing farms, as well as environmental regulations farmers must follow.  Paul will also talk to us about what farmers can do to pass their farm on to the next generation.\

Maryland Extension - https://extension.umd.edu/

Paul Goeringer Twitter - https://twitter.com/aglawpaul?lang=en

Maryland Ag Law Education - http://umaglaw.org/

May 15, 2019
Episode 7: Austin Accursio - Sam S. Accursio and Sons Farms
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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.

May 08, 2019
Episode 6: Stephen Janak - Texas Olive Industry
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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 the booming Olive industry in the Lone Star state.

May 01, 2019
Episode 5: Joseph Register - Register Family Bee Farm
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Ever wonder if honey can actually spoil or what exactly goes into honey production?  Today our guest is Joseph Register of Register Bee Farm in Freeport, FL.  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 -  https://registerfamilyfarm.com/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/registerfamilyfarm/

Apr 24, 2019
Episode 4: Dr Eric Rubenstein - Agricultural Education Programs
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If you’ve ever had an Ag class, you can probably recall how much fun it was and all the fantastic knowledge you gained in that class.  Or maybe you never took an Ag class but remember seeing those Ag students out working with plants or animals, practicing public speaking, and maybe you even saw them wearing those blue corduroy jackets.  Well those Ag classes were taught by hard working Ag teachers that wear many hats throughout their career.  Today we are going to talk to one of those Ag teachers, who is now educating the next generation of Ag Education students.  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 - http://alec.caes.uga.edu/

Apr 17, 2019
Episode 3: Emmanuel Bankston - Peanut Production and Small Beef Cattle Operation
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Every wondered how peanuts go from the shell to the creamy peanut butter in your PB&J?  Our guest today, Emmanuel Bankston, works in the peanut industry in Alabama.  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.   

Apr 10, 2019
Episode 2: Ashley McLeod Morin - UF Center for Public Issues Education
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If you’ve ever wondered what some major misconceptions consumers have of agriculture, or rural Ag community struggles, our guest today works with the University of Florida to find out just that.  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- http://www.piecenter.com/


PIE Center Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thePIECenter/

Apr 05, 2019
Episode 1: Mary Lyndal Harrison - Sweetwater Valley Farm
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Our first guest is Mary Lyndal Harrison the marketing director for Sweetwater Valley Farms in Philadelphia, TN.  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 - https://sweetwatervalley.com/

Apr 02, 2019
Episode 0: Intro for the Farm Traveler Podcast
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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: farmtravelerseries@gmail.com.


Check us out at the following links:


Mar 31, 2019