Future of Agriculture
About This Show
Welcome to the Future of Agriculture Podcast with Tim Hammerich. This show looks into the diversity that is agriculture and agribusiness.
The global population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050 and agriculture is expected to produce more food with less land and less water. Agribusiness will be part of the future to constantly innovate and find sustainable ways of meeting the challenges of tomorrow.
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Most Recent Episode
Future of Agriculture 092: Farmer and Rancher Advocacy with RJ Karney of the American Farm Bureau Federation
5 days ago
RJ Karney is the Congressional Relations Director of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), an organization founded in 1919 that aims to be the country’s Voice of Agriculture. He is a government relation specialist with over nine years of regulatory advocacy and federal policy experience. His position at AFBF makes him a federal lobbyist whose goal is to get the government to listen to the different problems farmers experience as well as solutions that require government backing. He specializes in rural development, unmanned aircraft systems, broadband, and economic development. In this episode, RJ shares AFBF’s advocacies as well as their various goals for agriculture. He shares what AFBF is all about, their projects, and their insight for the future of agriculture. He explains the importance of internet connection for crop and ranchlands, why the opportunities in rural America go beyond farming and ranching, and why 80% of farmer income is not through farming. “We have to change the narrative that there aren't opportunities in rural America.” – RJ Karney This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast: What is the American Farm Bureau Federation? What do they mean when they say they are a grassroots organization? Some of the projects he's worked on. What is their advocacy from a legislative standpoint? How they balance the needs of certain farmer groups versus other farmer groups if they are at odds. Areas that can positively impact rural economies. What is the Farm Bill and why is it important? American Farm Bureau Federation's diverse farm members. Connect with RJ Karney: American Farm Bureau Federation We Are a Part of a Bigger Family! The Future of Agriculture Podcast is now part of the Farm and Rural Ag Network. Listen to more ag-related podcasts by subscribing on iTunes or on the Farm and Rural Ag Network Website today.
Rated 4 out of
Really informative, a bit amateurish
Really tackles some interesting agricultural issues from many perspectives. Usually good interviewees, usually good interview questions. Yes, super-cheesy music and introductory bits, but well worth listening to keep up with trends
Date published: 2018-02-21