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26 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
How 4-H Is Cultivating Young Ag Leaders
National 4-H Council CEO Jennifer Sirangelo chats with AFBF President, and 4-H alum, Zippy Duvall about how 4-H is channeling Gen Z’s passion for change to boost innovation and continue to drive agriculture forward.
38 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Farming the Soil: Organic Grower Shares His Story
Dick Peixoto, first generation farmer and founder of Lakeside Organic Gardens in California, shares with AFBF President Zippy Duvall how growing his business from the soil up with a focus on cultivating a spirit of family has yielded a fruitful harvest on the farm and beyond.
41 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
Baling Hay and Boosting the Farm Story
Trevor Bales, 6th generation Arizona hay farmer, joins AFBF President Zippy Duvall to discuss the changes his family farm has seen in its long history, the challenges facing Western farmers today and the opportunities through social media to connect with farmers and consumers around the country.
32 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
The Secret to Growing and Finding a Good Watermelon
Florida watermelon grower Kevin Sanchez joins AFBF President Zippy Duvall to chat about all that goes into sustainably growing one of America’s favorite summer treats.
48 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Healthy Pollinators Make Healthy Farms
Pollinators are critical workers on America’s farms, and farmers across the country are taking steps to promote healthy habitats to keep pollinators thriving. In the first half of this episode, Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill discusses how efforts across the Midwest are preserving Monarch butterflies. Then, North Carolina farmer Kamal Bell shares his beekeeping knowledge and how Sankofa Farms is supporting the local community and getting the next generation excited about sustainable agriculture.
34 minutes | May 3, 2021
FFA Leaders on the Future of Agriculture
National FFA President Doster Harper and Secretary Anna Mathis share the exciting pathways for the next generation of agriculturalists and discuss with AFBF President Zippy Duvall how the future of agriculture is being shaped today.
24 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
#StillFarming and Feeding America
Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot joins AFBF President Zippy Duvall to discuss how communities have come together over the last year to ensure food is getting from the farm to those who need it most.
44 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Innovation Seeking Solutions to Farm Challenges
Innovators and entrepreneurs play a key role in helping farmers find solutions to help keep their businesses efficient and sustainable. AFBF President Zippy Duvall chats with Andrew Rose of MidAtlantic Farm Credit on how investments can drive this innovative work on and off the farm, and then with 2021 Farm Bureau Entrepreneurs of the Year, Riley Clubb and James Christopher Hall, who developed Harvust, a software platform that helps farmers successfully hire, train and communicate with employees.
50 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Land O’ Lakes CEO Beth Ford on the Future of Agriculture
What will be the greatest opportunities and most pressing challenges facing agriculture and the food supply chain as we head into 2021? Land O’ Lakes CEO Beth Ford joined AFBF President Zippy Duvall for a fireside chat at the 2021 AFB Virtual Convention to discuss what’s on the horizon and how agriculture can move forward stronger together.
31 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Keeping Christmas Green and Bright on the Tree Farm
What does it take to grow the “perfect” Christmas tree? Johnny Wishon, owner of Wishon Evergreens in Sparta, North Carolina, joins AFBF President Duvall to discuss what happens the other 364 days a year to grow our favorite holiday centerpieces.
36 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
Getting Out the Vote in Rural America
What are the key issues facing farm country leading up to the election? What is the importance of the rural vote? Sara Wyant, president of Agri-Pulse Communications, and Cody Lyon, AFBF’s managing director of advocacy and political affairs programs, join AFBF President Zippy Duvall to discuss.
58 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
Mental Health Matters in Rural America
Farm strength takes many forms and our rural communities are stronger when we come together to prioritize our mental health. AFBF President Zippy Duvall sits down with California farmer Tara Beaver Coronado and Colorado Farm Bureau Executive Vice President to discuss what tools and outlets are available to address rural stress and prioritize mental health.
45 minutes | Sep 6, 2020
US Food Supply Chain Adapts to Pandemic Shifts
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, employee safety and the security of the food supply have been top priorities of farmers and food companies as the challenges of this crisis have unfolded. FMI President and CEO Leslie Sarasin and South Carolina farmer Chalmers Carr chat with AFBF President Duvall about what’s next as the food chain adapts to major shifts in demand, as well as efforts on the farm and in local grocery stores to protect frontline employees.
33 minutes | Jul 5, 2020
Farmers and Innovative Companies Building a Sustainable Future
Farmers can't do the work of sustainability alone but rely on partnerships with innovative researchers and companies to provide the latest tools and technology for reducing their environmental footprint. Bayer crop scientist Dr. Calvin Treat and OptimaBio engineer Mark Maloney chat with AFBF President Zippy Duvall about the latest projects and cutting-edge technology from their companies.
27 minutes | May 31, 2020
New Dairy Tale Brings Kids to the Farm
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the newest book from Feeding Minds Press, “Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish” with American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture executive director Daniel Meloy and illustrator Ward Jenkins.
38 minutes | May 10, 2020
Farm Bureau Ramps Up Farm to Food Bank Efforts
Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert and Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening join AFBF President Zippy Duvall to share on-the-ground efforts from their members and staff to get food from the farm to those who need it most in this crisis.
26 minutes | Apr 19, 2020
Farmers Eager to Meet Market Demands
AFBF President Zippy Duvall is joined by Minnesota beef producer Peter Bakken and AFBF Economist Michael Nepveux to discuss the challenges facing livestock markets during COVID-19.
33 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
How Farmers Are Caring for the Environment
Come rain or shine, farmers are caring for their land and resources, leading the way in agricultural sustainability. AFBF President Zippy Duvall gets down to the numbers on impact and greenhouse gas emissions with Chief Economist John Newton and talks with Washington apple grower April Clayton about how her family farm stays green.
21 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
Farmers Respond to COVID-19
As America’s farmers rise to address challenges with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, AFBF President Zippy Duvall and Executive Vice President Dale Moore discuss what agriculture faces moving forward and how farmers are doing their part to protect our food supply.
34 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
H-E-B COO and Arizona Produce Farmer on Importance of Consumer Engagement
In agriculture, we talk about the disconnect between consumers and the farm. Most consumers are further removed from how their food is produced than generations before. Martin Otto, Chief Operating Officer of H-E-B and Arizona vegetable grower John Boelts join American Farm Bureau's Vice President of Communications Terri Moore to talk about the opportunity to share our story and connect with people outside our fence rows live from Farm Bureau’s Annual Convention.
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