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34 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
OFR S2 | E4 Tim Assiter Floydada, Texas "The Pumpkin Capital of America"
Who knew pumpkins grew in west Texas! Floydada, Texas to be exact. And the man to wrangle all of it? Tim Assiter, Assiter Punkin Ranch. Once again, true Americana.
33 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
OFR S2 | E3 Lance Sensenig American Farmer
What do you do when dad hands you the keys to the farm...and you're just a kid? In this episode we talk with Lance Sensenig, American Farmer. It's that simple. What started out as an interview about his farm and his business etc. turned into a great story of learning to be a kid farmer. Amazing integrity and dedication.
30 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
OFR S2 E2 Christian Brown Avery Island Tabasco®
In this episode we talk with Christian Brown of McIlhenny Company, Tabasco® and Avery Island. A fantastic conversation about agriculture, history, tradition and family pride.
42 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
OFR S2 E1 Neil Dahlstrom John Deere Archivist and Author
Welcome to Season 2! In this episode we talk with Neil Dahlstrom, archivist for John Deere. It's a great conversation that goes way beyond tractors and John Deere green, however, we do talk about it! Neil has a new book coming out and he also talks about his experience on History Channel.
57 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
OFR S1 | E25 Dr J David Rogers Hoover Dam Expert
In this episode we talk with Dr J. David Rogers, Professor of Geological Engineering Missouri University of Science &Technology and expert of Hoover Dam. This is a fascinating episode full of history, science and passion.
29 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
OFR S1 | E24 What Is Open Field Radio?
In this episode, we look back to the inception of OFR, monumental shows from season one and what's ahead for season two. As the R&B bandleader Tiny Bradshaw said in 1951, "the train kept a-rollin". All aboard!!
30 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
OFR S1 | E23 Julie Heckman American Pyrotechnics Association
In this episode we talk with Julie Heckman, executive director for the American Pyrotechnics Association. What do pyrotechnics and agriculture have in common? More than you think. From regulations and industry committees to celebrations and pest control. Great episode.
30 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
OFR S1 | E22 Mary Tangen DTN Ag Technologies, News and Information
In this episode we talk with Mary Tangen, VP of Agriculture Strategic Initiatives at DTN. We talk farmers and ag tech, weather, rain and wind, farmers and no internet and generation gaps and ag technology.
33 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
OFR S1 | E21 Katie Commender Agroforestry and Appalachian Sustainable Development
In this episode we talk with Katie Commender, Agroforestry Program Director with Appalachian Sustainable Development. She walk us through all the aspects of agroforestry, forest farming, row cropping and much more. She also, tell about the ongoing effort of ASD and it connection with local forest farmers.
35 minutes | May 27, 2021
OFR S1 | E20 Steven Arthurs BioBee USA Beneficial Insects
In the episode, we talk with Steven Arthurs - entomologist, bug lover and proponent of beneficial insect use in agriculture. His work with BioBee USA puts him in the field where he see the science and the process working hand in hand. Great interview. Who new bugs were this cool?
31 minutes | May 12, 2021
OFR S1 | E19 Kenny Barnwell Appalachian Apples
This week on OFR we talk with Kenny Barnwell, Henderson County North Carolina. What starts off as a regular conversation about North Carolina apples takes a deep dive into one man's perspective on the future of apple farming and the realities that come with it. We talk about the culture and the mystery of the Appalachian region, his families seven generations of apple farming in that region and the successes and struggles the North Carolina apple farmer faces everyday.
40 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
OFR S1 | E18 Doug Greenway The World’s Only Corn Palace
This week on OFR we talk with Doug Greenway and The Worlds Only Corn Palace. Pure Americana. A structure entirely covered in South Dakota corn. What a statement. Doug tells the history, the stories and the adventure of maintaining this one of a kind destination.
29 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
OFR S1 | E17 Rick Richter Richter Aviation Aerial Applicator
This week on OFR we talk with Ric Richter of Richter Aviation, Maxwell, California. Crop-duster, aerial applicator, air ag. It's all cool. Rick gives us the ins and outs of the business, the plane and the future of this critical industry. And his passion for it is amazing.
42 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
OFR S1 | E16 Jim Travers - The History Of The Pickup Truck
This week on OFR we talk with we talk with Jim Travers, contributor to US News, Cars.com, and eBay, former Buyers Guide Editor for Car and Driver and an Autos Editor at Consumer Reports. We had a great time talking the entire history and then some of an American original...the pickup truck. And who doesn't have a pickup truck story?!
47 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
OFR S1 | E13 Don Ed Holmes The Onion King of Texas
This week on OFR we talk with Don Ed Holmes of The Onion House in Weslaco, Texas. They call him the Onion King of Texas. We talked all kinds of things from the good ole day of onion farming and selling, to the new way things are done. Great stories and a perfect picture of onion farming in the Rio Grande Valley.
44 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
OFR S1 E15 Jarrod Goldin Entomo Farms Edible Bugs! (Crickets)
This week on OFR we talk with Jarrod Goldin of Entomo Farms, Norwood, Ontario, Canada. He paints a great visual of what a cricket farm looks like, feels like and sounds like. (Think about that one!) He also walks us thru the many uses for crickets. Everything from human consumption to uses of byproducts and much, much more. Very interesting!
31 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
OFR S1 | E12 Daniel Carmichael Bear Flag Robotics
This week on OFR we talk with Daniel Carmichael of Bear Flag Robotics. We talk automation technology, best-in-class autonomous technology for agriculture equipment (Robot Tractors), the future in agriculture and great job opportunities.
43 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
OFR S1 | E14 Ricardo Trillos Cao Chocolates
This week on OFR we talk with Ricardo Trillos of Cao Chocolates Miami, Florida. He walks us through the trials and successes of growing cacao in the continental US, the science of chocolate, sourcing cacao from around the world, working with Guy Fieri, the Food Network and his passion for all things chocolate.
42 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
OFR S1 | E11 Matt Gregg Forty North Oyster Farms
This week on OFR we talk with Matt Gregg of Forty North Oyster Farms. He walks us through the ins and outs of starting and operating an oyster farm in New Jersey. Fascinating episode.
29 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
OFR S1 | E10 Chandler Bennette Parabug drone beneficial insect application
This week on OFR we talk with Chandler Bennette of Parabug, using drones to apply benificial insects to crops. Not only is this fascinating, the future could be right now.
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