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The Millennial Ag Podcast
9 minutes | May 26, 2022
Episode 128 - Since We've Been Gone
Hi listeners! We know it's been a few weeks. In this episode, we share where we've been, and what our plans for summer and fall are, both in our personal lives and what we've got planned for the podcast. Thanks so much for being loyal listeners....we've got great content coming your way! Love, Val and Katharine
24 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
Episode 127 - Mental Health Moment with Katharine and Valene
In our last episode with Dr. Nora Feldpausch, we brought up the idea of Mental Health Moments. It's been awhile since we've checked in in that department, so this week's episode is about taking a moment and checking in with ourselves. We share some of the ways we each take stock of our own moods and frames of mind, and some things that help us get back on track when we notice we're slipping. Maybe there's something in here that will speak to your heart and help you ask some questions of yourself if you feel like you're drifting. Thanks for listening!
20 minutes | Mar 25, 2022
Episode 126 - What We're Hearing In the Countryside
This week, Valene gives an overview of what she's been hearing from producers in the countryside. She talks about how some producers are looking to expand, but can't get the necessary feed delivered. It's not an issue of supply or demand, but rather labor. We're heading into a droughty crop season and there's lot of speculation on whether there's going to be enough water to get farmers through the year. At the end, we remind each other how important it is to have a support system, and the value of taking a step back, a deep breath, and maybe a cocktail on the back porch to let perspective gain a little ground.
24 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
Episode 125 - Wild Grain Markets with Angie Setzer
This week, we're joined by Angie Setzer, or, as she goes by on Twitter, @GoddessofGrain. She gives us the rundown of what in the world is going in with global grain markets. She discusses the Ukraine/Russia situation, talks about how grain marketers now have to be geopolitical watchers as well as marketers, drought in the US and South America, and what producers can do to somewhat insulate themselves from the crazy ups and downs. She also discusses how Black Swan events have upended grain trading as it was long known. Jump into this episode for a bird's eye view of today's grain markets.
23 minutes | Mar 12, 2022
Episode 124 - How Do We Have Meaningful Relationships Within Our Agricultural Organizations?
This week, Katharine and Val are back in the same space, recording together. We take a look at how we are and aren't involved in our agricultural organizations, and discuss how they may be struggling to speak to our generation. We walk carefully, because these organizations are institutional and have served vital purposes over the years, but also ask the question of how can they be more? How can we be more through them? As noted several times in the episode, we don't have answers, and so come to you, our audience, for your perspective and thoughts on this topic. Get in touch with us! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and directly at email@example.com. Thanks as always for listening, and we look forward to the conversation this episode will start.
31 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
Episode 123 - Flowers and Vegetables in Southern Idaho
This week, we're joined by Brittany and Bonnie, who together form Peters Family Farms. These ladies started out with a U-Pick strawberry venture which has morphed into a fully fledged diversified vegetable and cut flower operation. They talk about how they got started, challenges they've overcome in four seasons, and what's next for them. They share how their families are an integral part of their operation, and how it's important to do things even if you're scared. Great conversation with some awesome guests! Tune in this week.
31 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
Episode 122 - Regenerative Ag & Its Social Implications
This week, we're joined by a guest with a deep background in global ag. Dr. Kelly Wilson is the Assistant Director of the University of Missouri Center for Regenerative Agriculture, and brings us what she calls the definition-defying nature of regenerative ag. She doesn't give us a specific definition, because she believes that regenerative can mean different things in different places to different people, but does give us an overview of what her research covers and what the Center does. She also regales us with tales of her agriculture experiences in sub-Saharan Africa, where she worked with subsistence farmers and saw a very different mode of agricultural production that was focused mainly on feeding the people who farmed the land. This is an excellent interview with a great guest in our series on regenerative agriculture. Don't miss it! This episode was brought to you by FMC. The Center for Regenerative Agriculture can be found at:https://cra.missouri.edu/about/
28 minutes | Feb 12, 2022
Episode 122-What Sustainability Means for Beef Producer Kara Smith (rerelease of Episode 107)
Kara Smith, co-owner and operator with her husband Jeff of Colorado Craft Beef, explains that sustainability is doing right by everyone today to make sure the future will be bright as well. She helps us dive into the three legged stool of sustainability, economic sustainability, and what it means for the beef industry as a whole on this week's episode. You definitely won't want to miss this episode with Kara!
27 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
Episode 121 - Regenerative Ag Practices in the Dairy Industry with Tanya Oldham
This week, we're joined by Tanya Oldham of the Idaho Dairymen's Association. We continue our series on regenerative ag, with Tanya detailing practices being used by dairymen to enhance sustainability and create more with less. This is a great episode talking about regenerative ag in an area where it hasn't been heard as much, but with producers still doing the work to achieve higher levels of sustainability.
13 minutes | Jan 29, 2022
Episode 120 - On Being Present
This week, we keep it short and sweet. We talk about our New Year's goals that we're still figuring out, how you can always start again, and trying to be present in our lives.
41 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
Episode 119 - Regenerative Agriculture and Systems-based Thinking with Matt Craighead
What is regenerative agriculture? Much like sustainability, this new buzzword has become popular in the last several years. Also like sustainability, it can sometimes seem like it's defying definition. Matt Craighead, a former employee of a soil conservation agency and current agricultural educator joins the podcast this week to kick off our series about regenerative agriculture. Matt gives us his definition of the phrase, and walks us through a 30,000 foot view of what his perspective is regarding regenerative ag. Our conversation doesn't just touch on soil and crop practices, but on livestock and the success and succession of family farms. You don't want to miss this episode! Tune in!
32 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Episode 118 - "You Won't Hurt Anyone By Caring" - Dr. Nora Feldpausch
This week, we lead with a returning guest to the podcast. Dr. Nora Feldpausch first joined us when we thought the COVID pandemic would be over in a couple months. She is a psychiatrist and wife to a dairyman and shares with us how mental health has changed since the pandemic started. Nora talks about how telehealth has really expanded to offer especially rural communities more resources and mental health services. The conversation touches on how burnout has increased, how we are collectively tired from the trauma that COVID has wreaked on our global community, and shares critical resources for those who may be struggling or those who want to help someone in need. She says that you won't hurt anyone by caring, and we couldn't agree more. Mental Health Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is available to anyone. All calls are confidential. http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.Also visit the online treatment locator.https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
26 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
Episode 117 - Faith and Farming with Bo Stevenson
Bo Stevenson, a random Idaho Farmer (as his tiktok would say), joins us to talk about what it is like as a sixth generation farmer in Southern Idaho. We dive into what 2021 was like and the outlook for 2022. In addition to farming full-time, Bo is also a part time pastor and shares how he integrates farming and faith together by trying to love everyone and help provide light into the farming community! You won't want to miss this fun/dynamic conversation with Bo!
17 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
Episode 116 - Discussing Goals for 2022
As we are finishing out 2021, Millennial Ag reflects on the whirlwind the last two years have been. In a real and raw conversation, Valene and Katharine discuss how it has been hard to start writing their goals for 2022. With some discussion, they land on setting goals of being present and embracing the plans that are already in place for 2022! Tune in to this episode and let us know what your goals are for 2022! Happy New Year!!!
12 minutes | Dec 24, 2021
Episode 115 - Merry Christmas from Millennial Ag!
Merry Christmas from Katharine and Valene! A short and sweet episode, we discuss what's most important at Christmas to us.
28 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Episode 114 - End of Year Planning with Bill Lickley
As we near the end of the year, it is a great time to reflect on the year and start strategizing and planning for next year. This week Bill Lickley joins us to about his end of year tax planning strategies for their operation, what he has seen over the years as an agricultural lender, and how to start planning for next year. Taxes are complicated, especially in agriculture and it is better to start early! Tune in!
16 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Episode 113 - Food Price Inflation with Bailee Woolstenhulme
This week, we're joined by Bailee Woolstenhulme with the Utah Department of Ag. She dives into price increases faced by consumers in grocery stores caused by hiccups in the supply chain from COVID. She shares about programs that the Department is implementing to help producers market their products locally, and shines light on the labor and supply shortage issues that are causing the upheaval. This episode is a great follow up to last week's episode where we discussed how supply chain issues are affecting agriculture producers.
29 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Episode 112 - Supply Chain Headaches with Dairywoman Maria Nye
This week, we're joined by a guest from Utah. Maria Nye lays out how backups in the supply chain are affecting her dairy's business, from cow feed to toilet paper. She also discusses how labor is becoming a major issue both within the supply chain and on agricultural operations. Maria shares how her operation has had to get creative and find new ways to approach these challenges.
7 minutes | Nov 26, 2021
Episode 111 - Thanksgiving 2021
Happy Thanksgiving from Millennial Ag!!
26 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Episode 110 - Amy Shipley on Beef's Perennial Popularity
This week, we're joined by Amy Shipley, a marketing and innovation specialist in the beef industry. She shares insights about keeping beef on the menu, the demand to reimagine the versatile protein, and preserving sustainability in agriculture communities. Tune in for this great guest!
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