Om Farm4Profit Podcast
Marketing w/ Lighthouse Commodities Andrew Kabes – COO (pronounced Kubbish like “Rubbish”) Contact Number is 701-516-8025 We are joined by Andrew Kabes, the Chief Operating Officer (pronounced Kubbish like "Rubbish") of Lighthouse Commodities. With a rich background in the commercial grain industry, Andrew takes us on a journey through his early years, including working for the largest inland BNSF shuttle loader and merchandising a significant portion of the US white proso millet crop. Delving into the heart of grain merchandising, Andrew defines its relevance for row crop farmers and livestock producers. He emphasizes the importance of effective grain management and outlines key components crucial for success in this field. Looking forward, Andrew provides a comprehensive outlook on the commodity market, discussing crops and livestock. He sheds light on the significance of forward commodity market outlook for livestock producers, explores the impact of commodity prices on livestock production, and identifies the factors influencing market trends. Risk management takes center stage as Andrew explores strategies for both crops and cattle, including forward contracting and hedging techniques. Balancing risk and reward in commodity trading becomes a key focus. In the toolbox segment, Andrew discusses various tools available for farmers, catering to both beginners and seasoned professionals. For amateurs seeking to understand grain merchandising, he provides valuable guidance, educational resources, and courses to build a foundational understanding. Drawing on expert insights, Andrew shares what his best clients are doing better than anyone else, along with their experiences and lessons learned. He offers valuable advice for navigating the complex terrain of commodity markets. Looking ahead, the episode explores the future outlook for grain merchandising and commodity markets, discussing anticipated challenges and opportunities. A recap of key takeaways wraps up the episode, followed by contact information and a warm thank you to the audience for tuning in. Stay informed, stay engaged, and happy listening!
@kowalchukfarms1 Instagram 1.8k TikTok 13.7k YouTube 661 Twitter 20.8k In this episode, we dive into the world of agriculture and social media with John Kowalchuk from @kowalchukfarms1. With a substantial following on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Twitter, John shares his mission to promote agriculture to the general public. We explore his passion for showcasing farm life, discussing why he feels compelled to share the story of his farm with a broader audience. We start by delving into John's roots – a Central Alberta (Canada) farmer with a wife, three kids, and the invaluable help of his brother and son during harvest. John shares insights into the crops they cultivate, emphasizing the importance of unity among farmers. As we tour John's farm, we learn about the history behind the 100-year-old barn and the extensive work he's put into the property. John's down-to-earth demeanor shines through as he talks about his experiences with unexpected October snow, hosting Italian visitors, and the beauty of harvest sunsets. The episode takes a turn to discuss the 2023 harvest recap, covering the performance of barley, wheat, and canola. John reflects on the challenges and successes of the season, highlighting the significance of weather conditions. We explore how social media has become a game-changer for John, discussing his motivations, preferred platforms, and how he navigates the ever-changing landscape of online content creation. From TikTok to YouTube, John shares the unique aspects of each platform and the impact they've had on his life. In a lighthearted segment, John takes on the "Start, Bench, Cut" challenge, offering his preferences on various farming and lifestyle choices. From crops to social media platforms, John provides entertaining insights into his preferences. Wrapping up the episode, we peek into the future with John, exploring what's next for @kowalchukfarms1. John reflects on the joys of being a farmer and shares what he enjoys most about his agricultural journey. Tune in for a captivating conversation that blends the world of farming, social media, and the passion behind @kowalchukfarms1.
In this episode, RYSE Aero Technologies takes the spotlight as it secures a spot on TIME's Best Inventions of 2023 list in the Transportation category. Mick Kowitz, CEO of RYSE Aero Technologies, expresses pride in the groundbreaking RECON, an ultralight eVTOL flying vehicle capable of water take-offs and landings. The RECON, available for purchase in the U.S., has logged over 600 flights, showcasing its accessibility and innovation. Leaftech Ag enters the scene with its revolutionary handheld "Digital Lab," transforming plant analysis with geo-location precision. Delivering rapid, site-specific data on nutrient composition, Leaftech Ag accelerates corrective actions and enhances environmental stewardship, providing a cost-effective solution to elevate crop potential. Sukup brings expertise in grain drying, offering efficient Mixed-Flow, Cross-Flow, and Tower Dryers equipped with the QuadraTouch Pro™ control system. As a family-owned company with a rich history, Sukup's commitment to innovation and sustainability sets the standard in the agriculture industry. This episode unfolds the narratives of three trailblazing companies, each contributing to the evolution of agriculture through technological advancements and groundbreaking solutions. From transformative eVTOL vehicles to handheld digital labs and state-of-the-art grain dryers, these innovations redefine the landscape of modern farming, setting new standards for efficiency, productivity, and sustainability.
@theoneleggedmom Instagram 32.7k TikTok 1M YouTube ___ Twitter ____ Launch Had her entire leg amputated up to her hip joint, and she also had the muscles and tendons cut out of her arm - Had 28 surgeries during the nearly 2 months she spent in the hospital - 4th person in US to have this, and the only one to survive Review – text line – Mike from the East Coast I’ve listened since 2020 and I always learn something new on the profit shows. Thanks for taking the time and effort you put into every show. “Go Hawks” Josie Wendel Where are they from, what do they farm How’s the family - do they farm with family? Josie Wendel - Mom of 3 - Farm Wife - 31 What are they up to today? – Mom night out? Amputee In 2015 was diagnosed with a rare strand of necrotizing fasciitis and become an amputee after less than 24 hrs of feeling sick Woke up at 3am on April 3, 2015, with aches and a fever Assumed she had contracted a late-season flu and called off work while their 10-year old son went with his babysitter At noon she developed painful muscles spasms that lasted hours Spent 6 hours taking hot showers because it was the only thing that made her feel better When her husband arrived home at 6pm, she made the decision to go to the ER Waited in the emergency room as it was full at the time Her parents got the hospital around 9:30 pm Found a football sized bruise on her left shin after ripping the blankets off of her leg (wasn’t there 4 hours ago) Life flighted to another hospital around midnight 1st surgery she had a 5% chance of coming back out Amputated below her knee with goal of preserving her quality of life Ended up needed at hi disarticulation, an amputation where the entire leg all the way up to the hip joint is removed 2 day after surgery displayed symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis in her forearm - rushed to surgery then Took out all the muscles and tendons from the top of her arm to clean it out Put a skin graft on top of her arm When her husband wasn’t at the hospital with her he was home making adjustments to it to make it handicap accessible She was in the SICU for 3 weeks before being moved to the burn unit for 2 more week Spend last weeks in the rehab unit Sent home on May 21, 2015 Only saw her son twice in the hospital Had her entire leg amputated up to her hip joint, and she also had the muscles and tendons cut out of her arm Had 28 surgeries during the nearly 2 months she spent in the hospital 4th person in US to have this, and the only one to survive Today: Works on the farm Running the tractor Cattle chores Playing with her kids Word association - Take the word we share and say the first thing thing that comes to mind connecting it to agriculture Coffee Kids Bacon Steak Cattle School Vodka Traffic Circle Chapter Text Sweat Sentiment Houseplant Harvest Pumpkin Museum Laughing What’s next for them? What can our listeners do to help? What can we do to help? What does she like most about farmers?
Introduction: Brief overview of precision agriculture and the importance of efficient nutrient delivery and irrigation. Segment 1: Meet the Innovators Introduce the representatives from Nutridrip and Netafim. Background, role, and tie to agriculture. Company mission and goals. Segment 2: Nutridrip's Role in Precision Agriculture Discuss Nutridrip's focus on nutrient delivery. How Nutridrip addresses specific challenges in crop nutrition. Key products and technologies offered. Segment 3: Netafim's Impact on Irrigation Explore Netafim's role in precision irrigation. Overview of drip irrigation technology. How Netafim contributes to water efficiency in agriculture. Key products and solutions provided by Netafim. Segment 4: Intersection of Nutrient Delivery and Irrigation Discuss how Nutridrip and Netafim collaborate or complement each other. Examples of successful joint projects. The synergy between precise nutrient delivery and efficient irrigation. Segment 5: Technological Advancements Highlight the latest technological innovations from Nutridrip and Netafim. How technology is shaping the future of precision agriculture. Real-world examples and success stories. Segment 6: Industry Challenges and Solutions Address common challenges in nutrient delivery and irrigation. How Nutridrip and Netafim provide solutions. Insights into overcoming obstacles in precision agriculture. Segment 7: Environmental Sustainability Discuss the environmental impact of Nutridrip and Netafim technologies. How precision agriculture contributes to sustainable farming practices. Future goals for environmental stewardship. Segment 8: Farmer Engagement and Adoption Explore how farmers are responding to Nutridrip and Netafim technologies. Success stories from farmers who have adopted these innovations. Challenges in encouraging widespread adoption. Segment 9: What's Next for Nutridrip and Netafim Future plans, projects, and innovations in the pipeline. Expansion into new markets or technologies. Opportunities for collaboration with farmers and the agriculture community. Segment 10: Closing Thoughts Recap key insights from Nutridrip and Netafim representatives. Express gratitude for their contributions to precision agriculture. Encourage listeners to explore Nutridrip and Netafim technologies. Outro: Thank the audience for listening. Mention upcoming episodes and topics. Invite feedback, reviews, and suggestions. This outline provides a structured flow for the podcast episode, allowing for an in-depth exploration of Nutridrip and Netafim and their impact on precision agriculture.
Luke @fvsoutherngirl Instagram: 251k YouTube: 361k TikTok: 1.6M Launch 27 year old first generation crabber and selling crabs direct to consumer Review – Apple Podcasts Matt R 844, 10/20/2023 -Love the show and please keep it up and more John Deere equipment please. Not a farmer yet but want to be a farmer Luke Where are they from, what do they farm, how did they get into farming How’s the family - do they farm with family? 27, a first-generation crabber Chesapeake bay waterman,Captain: F.V. Southern Girl (30ft fishing vessel) - Wife, Lindsey - helps with sales Last day of crabbing season: October 12 Not an average year: this year had a lot of problems and challenges crabbing every day, selling every weekend and day, written every ad for crabs w/ price, answered every phone call and text Shipped crab that’s gone across the country Done a merch line, Shooting, editing, and posting 6 videos a week Can it catch Trying baits that the viewers suggest What were some of the most random things? Goals: Knowledge of sea creatures He speaks for the watermen whose livelihood is affected by regulations He’s raising money for a group of kids to get a day on the water Growing up Dad is a psychiatrist and his mom is a stay-at-home mom Started with an 8ft dingy he bought with $175 of lawnmowing money at 11 Says he doesn’t like working out sponsorship deals? Why? Maryland Watermen’s Association Will be on the billboard before the be national convention in January How has social media changed his life? If you were an animal, what do you think you would be? If you could make anything bigger on your body what would it be? Would you rather Only use tiktok for social media or have everything but tiktok Use gummy worms or bananas as crab bait Speak in front of a conference or be recognized at a NFL game Compete in a rowing competition or bobsledding competition Have a huge (400+) wedding or a small (50) wedding Shout all the time or only whisper Look like a crab or smell like a crab What’s next for them? What can our listeners do to help? What does Luke like most about farmers?
www.sukup.com " Building Your Grain Handling Facility Right" Explain the importance of proper planning and considerations when building or expanding a grain handling facility. Discuss the significance of choosing the right location for your grain handling facility. Explain factors like soil type, drainage, and accessibility. Highlight the importance of proper space and land use planning. Sizing Up Your Grain Bins Explain the various considerations for selecting the appropriate grain bin size. How do you know how wide and how tall to go? Discuss how crop volume, storage needs, and crop diversity impact bin size decisions. Mention factors like grain quality, airflow, and temperature control. Grain Receiving Capacity Discuss the importance of grain receiving capacity for efficiency. Explain how to choose the right number and size of receiving pits or augers. Drag or auger? Highlight strategies for minimizing bottlenecks during harvest. Grain Drying Capabilities Explain the significance of grain drying in preserving crop quality. Discuss different drying methods and technologies. What kind of dryers are there? How do we know what one is right for our farm? Offer guidance on sizing and selecting the right grain dryer for your operation. Powering Your Facility Explore options for the source of power, do you have to have 3 phase? Discuss backup power solutions to ensure uninterrupted operation. Mention energy efficiency considerations. Methods of Unloading Discuss various unloading methods, such as augers, conveyors, overhead bins and legs. Explain the pros and cons of each method. Provide tips on selecting the right unloading equipment for your facility. Safety and Compliance Emphasize the importance of safety in grain handling facilities. Discuss safety measures, training, and equipment. Automation and Technology Explore the role of automation and technology in modern grain handling facilities. Discuss benefits like remote monitoring, data management, and predictive maintenance. Highlight the potential for improved efficiency and profitability. Maintenance and Long-Term Considerations Talk about the importance of ongoing maintenance for facility longevity. Discuss strategies for preventing wear and tear. Summarize Challenge
Brandon Hunnicutt works with his father and brother on land that has been in his family for nearly 120 years. As a 5th generation Nebraska farmer, his days are packed with farm responsibilities, yet he finds time to serve on the National Corn Growers Association and Nebraska Checkoff boards, act as chair of Field to Market, and chase around his seven kids. He’s also learning as much as he can about carbon and sustainability. “And when I’m really bored, I start learning about blockchain, because why not?” he laughs. Today, Brandon’s farm grows corn, popcorn, soybeans, and seed corn. Giltner, Nebraska, where Hunnicutt Farms is located, is a good area for corn. In fact, Nebraska is the Cornhusker State for a reason — the state ranks third in the nation for corn production overall, and first in popcorn. Although the farm has been operating for over a century, the challenges Brandon and his family face today are very different from past decades. Not too long ago, cross-pollination and herbicide drift weren’t understood as serious issues, and many growers didn’t think about an insecticides’ ability to kill everything in a field — harmful or not — from an environmental perspective. Today, concerns about the environment and climate change play a much larger role in farm operations and Brandon has seen the focus shift to the broader environmental impact of these practices.“ These are nuances that growers weren’t thinking about even 25 years ago,” he says.
Direct Pivot Parts – Irrigation Maintenance Travis Stephens, founder of www.directpivotparts.com. Meet Travis Stephens Background-tie to agriculture Where is he from? Does he farm? Family? Etc…. Discuss his journey and motivation to start Direct Pivot Parts. Was it a struggle to start? Is there anyone like them? Highlight the key products and services offered by www.directpivotparts.com. Independent rep – how many lines to they sell parts for? Pivot Irrigation What is it? How do the systems work? Why not flood, why not drip? Explain the differences between center pivot, lateral move, and linear move systems. Can you have irrigations pivots anywhere? Factors to consider when designing a system, including field size, water source, and crop type. Direct Pivot Parts - Revolutionizing Irrigation Explain how the platform works and its impact on irrigation systems. Share success stories and case studies from users of the platform. What’s new in the world of irrigation? Is there like a Toyota and a Lexus of pivots? Why do some farmers not buy higher quality parts? What typically breaks down? – what does he sell the most of? What are things our listeners can do to avoid having these common breakdowns? Overcoming Challenges Address the challenges Travis and his team faced while building Direct Pivot Parts. What challenges does he help his customer overcome? What’s it like being in entrepreneurship and navigating the agricultural industry giants. Discuss the future goals and expansion plans for the company. Advice for Aspiring Agricultural Entrepreneurs Offer advice to individuals looking to enter the agricultural tech space. Share valuable resources and tips for success in the industry. Does he need help? Summary Challenge Invite listeners to visit www.directpivotparts.com for more information and resources. What does Travis like most about working with farmers? Encourage listeners to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast.
Justin is a born and raised 5th generation Iowa farmer. He has actively farmed on 4 continents and has spent his entire career working in agriculture across North America (USA/Canada), South America, Europe, and Africa. https://mayacornheads.com/about-us/ Justin started working on building Clear Frontier in 2018 and officially launched the business in 2019 after spending 4.5 years as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Canterra Capital. Canterra Capital is the exclusive manager for the Canadian farmland portfolio owned by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). During Justin’s tenure in Canada the portfolio grew by 57,000 acres to 175,000. Justin was responsible for due diligence on new land acquisitions as well as land divestments for the fund. He also was responsible for working directly with farmers to negotiate new land leases as well as managing active leases in place with tenants. From 2008-2014, Justin lived and worked in Ukraine. From 2010 – 2014, Justin was the Chief Operation Officer at Agrokultura Ukraine (traded on Nasdaq Stockholm). He oversaw the buildup of farmed acres to a height of 135,000 acres as well as refining the portfolio to eliminate the less productive acres. Justin earned his bachelor's degree in Agronomy from Iowa State University in 2000. In 2007, he completed his MBA from California State University-Fresno. Justin is the Co-Founder and Chairman of AgFunder.com, one of the largest agriculture crowd funding businesses in the world with a 100% focus on funding agriculture projects. Justin has remained active in their family farming operation in NW Iowa which has transitioned the majority of the farmland to certified organic in the last 5 years. This allows him to stay very active in day to day changes in the production of crops and industry changes.
“The Field Advantage of Captive Financing”. General topic summary – Although banks can finance beyond what most captive lenders can, there is also a lot of red tape. Captive financing provides numerous benefits to agriculture customers including competitive interest rates, innovativeness – both tech and financing products, responsive/localized service, alternative funding options, and fast service. How captive financing is different from what a bank does Captive financing benefits to farmers Disadvantages Jordan’s Bio: Jordan Howe is a senior territory sales manager for Nutrien Financial. He provides financing expertise to growers across the Midwest to increase their buying power and maximize every opportunity for success. Learn more at NutrienFinancial.com. How developing an online brand can generate income…. Where are they from, what do they farm, how did they get into farming How’s the family - do they farm with family? Tara Vander Dussen Natalie Kovarik Motto: “Agriculture you can relate to” What platforms are you on? Which platform did you see success on first? Do you think there is one platform better than another? What are ways individuals or companies can “make money” through social media? What was an unexpected revenue generating source through your online brand? Do you consider in-kind or product sharing revenue? Or is it just cost reduction? Where could farmers/producers get started on social media? What could/should they share? Do you start with posting or should you start with a plan? What does a social media plan look like? What are people interested in? Do you recommend a structure to their online presence? Growing your Brand Where did you start with Discover Ag? What was the biggest contributor to the brand’s growth? What has sustained the audience since it grew? Did you have specials/events that brought people in? What do you recommend to others to draw people in? Does age of target audience matter? Older Audiences How do you get them engaged? How does our listener develop a target audience? What should people expect within the first couple of months of starting a platform? For small business - how to acquire leads in a low cost way? Ex. giving 10% discount to everyone that gives you a follow on instagram Is it easier as a business to build a social media presence or harder? Social Media Facts Less than 2% of the population is directly involved with agriculture 60% of the global population are social media users People use an average of 6.6 different social networks each month Average time spent on social media daily is 2 hours and 24 minutes Tiktok is the most popular platform in terms of time spent 26.8% of users discover brands, products, services via ads on social media 81% of organizations use social media to increase brand awareness 42.62% of organizations plan to increase their social media budget in 2024 72.8% of internet users use social media for brand research What is Elevate Ag What did we miss? Summary and Challenge What do you like most about farming and ranching or what do you like most about farmers and ranchers?
Noah @korean.kornfarmer Instagram: 6.9k YouTube: 225 TikTok: 208.6k Catch Up Where are they from, what do they farm, how did they get into farming How’s the family - do they farm with family? Nebraska Came to the US in 1993 (adopted) What are they up to today? What they see that excites them? What do they want to make sure they see before they leave Mail goal: education the general public what it takes to feed and power the world 4th Generation farm in central Nebraska Raises corn and soybeans on the family farm Creates content on Instagram and TikTok Bachelor's degree in diversified ag and minor in agronomy Dog - Remi Rides in the tractor Names Equipment Dorothy, Agatha, Irene, Wilma, Adeline Farm Plants Pioneer seed Runs John Deere Loves classic vehicles - 54 chevy pickup Social media Negative comments How do you handle those? How has your audience helped you? How has social media changed his life? Why do it? How would he start it over differently? Which is their favorite platform? How do you deal with negative comments? If you were an animal, what do you think you would be? Right now, who inspires you? If you could make anything bigger on your body what would it be? Would you rather Be 4ft tall or 8ft tall Share a bed with a walrus or an eel Ability to change the past or see into the future Only eat hot dogs or only eat macaroni and cheese Always be cold or always hot Smartest person or funniest person Have no tiktok or not be able to drive a tractor and combine Adeline or Dorothy (i believe these are names of things) What’s next for them? What can our listeners do to help? What do you like most about being a farmer?
JP Baric, is not only a prominent figure in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency but also the brilliant mind behind MiningStore.com, a trailblazing platform that has been instrumental in shaping the way we perceive and understand cryptocurrency mining. JP's journey in the crypto space began with an insatiable curiosity for the underlying mechanics of blockchain technology. Over the years, his passion evolved into a mission to democratize the process of cryptocurrency mining, making it accessible to enthusiasts, investors, and businesses of all sizes. Segment 1: Understanding Cryptocurrency & Mining What is cryptocurrency What is cryptocurrency mining, and how does it work? Explanation of proof-of-work vs. proof-of-stake consensus mechanisms. Discussion on the role of miners, hardware, and energy consumption in the mining process. How are his miners set up for energy use? Segment 2: Cryptocurrency as a Digital Currency How is cryptocurrency as a form of digital currency and its advantages over traditional fiat currency. What is fiat currency? How can cryptocurrencies be used for transactions and payments? Discuss the role of blockchain technology in ensuring security, transparency, and immutability of transactions. Mention key cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and their use cases. Segment 3: Applications of Cryptocurrency in Agriculture Discuss potential benefits of using cryptocurrency in agricultural transactions and supply chain management. Explore how smart contracts could streamline agreements between farmers, distributors, and consumers. Moo4ISU – selling dairy cows Highlight the challenges and opportunities of implementing cryptocurrency in the agricultural sector. Segment 4: Future Possibilities: Cryptocurrency in Agriculture Speculate on potential future uses of cryptocurrency in agriculture. How could blockchain technology be utilized for tracking the origin and quality of agricultural products? Discuss the potential for tokenizing agricultural assets, such as farmland or livestock. Jaclyn Wilson NFT Address concerns about scalability, regulatory hurdles, and technological adoption in the agriculture-crypto intersection. What are some real-world examples of cryptocurrency adoption in agriculture? What else did we miss? What is some advice for those looking to begin investing in crypto? What do you enjoy most about farming, what do you like most about farmers? Summary Challenge Contact info
www.agleader.com www.sukup.come www.steinbauer.us www.johndeere.com We explore the stories of the co-hosts of the Straight Forward Farming Podcast. Straight Forward Farming Our goal is to discuss American Agriculture from a farmers point of view. We'll discuss current farming trends, machinery from the past and present, how the farming community has changed for the better and worse, and the sometimes unintended consequences of ag policies from Washington D.C. Grab a cold beer and come join us!!!
Millennial Farmer, Zach Johnson, is a 5th generation family farmer from West Central Minnesota. Zach actively promotes agriculture by sharing his day-to-day experiences on the family farm. His vision is to build the connection between farms and consumers. Zach's mission is to become a national voice for agriculture, provide farmer to farmer education, and facilitate a collaborative conversation between farmers and the public. With over a million subscribers on YouTube, Zach's passion, experiences, knowledge, dry sense of humor and relatable personality make him a hit with audiences of all ages. His unique abilities have made him a valuable asset within the agriculture community. Whether you're a seasoned farmer or simply curious about the world of agriculture, Zach will leave you with a new perspective and a deeper appreciation for the hard work that goes into producing our food. So join Zach on his journey and discover what it truly means to be a farmer in the 21st century. Jason Cope - Understanding that perseverance is a very important factor. Stay focused on things you know you can achieve and accomplish.You can ‘minimize the background noise’ and continue to focus on that goal. Do it in a way that’s good for yourself, but also good for others.The growth you’ll experience through that type of perseverance, is life changing. Royce Johns - Don’t trust everything they say.Consider what they say and listen, but make your own decisions. Tony Latcham – Don’t stress/worry so much. Enjoy that time. Life’s too short. It passes by in a blink of an eye. Joy VanWyngarden – Pick friends that are “where” you want to go.Hang out with like-minded people. Jackie Wilson Flying Diamond Beef - Life will have challenges – keep a positive attitude, think about the big picture and do things for others. Jacquelyn Leffler - No matter how you grew up in life, no one can take away your education. But I would now change the word “education” to “experience”. If you can figure out that the sky’s the limit, you’re gonna go far.There’s no limit to success. If you have that mentality, success is yours already. Viren Dsouza - Keep taking chances. Don’t worry about others’ perception of you. Do your own thing and go for it. Nick Tsiolis, Farmer’s Keeper - Be a sponge!Absorb and learn and ask as many questions as you can. You have energy, time, less commitments and can really throw yourself into learning your craft. Totally immerse yourself in the learning. WHO do I want to be, not WHAT do I want to be. Look at people further along in life, and more successful and have more experiences than yourself. Tom Stanton Red Star– Don’t be afraid to move. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Elaine Froese - Be aware of what your strengths are. Know what you’re good at and what you should be valued at. Have family meetings because you can’t assume everyone wants and feels the same as you. Corey – Buy Land, however you can. Dave – Why are you in such a hurry to grow up?Travel NOW (when you’re young).(Huey & Annie also) Tanner – Go do “it”.You’ll never be fully ready, just go do it.
@michael_bergen Instagram: ___ TikTok: ___ YouTube: ___ Twitter: 4.8k Catch Up Where are they from, what do they farm, how did they get into farming How’s the family - do they farm with family? Aurora, NE Started adult life <10 miles from where he grew up Father, husband, coach 1st generation Nebraska row crop farmer Family owned and operated farm -- Irrigated corn and soybeans for biofuels Childhood → Now 2 yrs old - pushed John Deere tractors across the floor 2006 - graduated from UNL → planted 1st crop on 145 acres Now: ⅔ corn, ⅓ soybeans Farms on top of the world's largest source of water, the Ogallala Aquifer - irrigate crops during summer Utilize center pivot irrigation, subsurface drip irrigation, and a smaller amount of flood irrigation Corn stored on farm in grain bins - haul during winter/spring 95% of our corn used for biofuels. *huge supporter of biofuels Stewards of the land, water, and air Fun facts: 100 mile runner, Future author Trap shooting - with his son, uncle, nephew Wife is the executive director of Aurora Development Corporation Broke ground on $20M chemical manufacturing plant - 8/11/23 2 Twin Sons One has special needs (I’m not sure how willing he is to talk about it but posted on twitter) Worked 8 weeks before fair to show his animals Other son plays baseball Started to let him drive the tractor on his own Michael coaches high school track Hamilton County Corn Growers President Leadership Academy - what did this include? Who attended? Attended Commodity Classic A delegate for Nebraska Corn growers fro Corn Congress General Session Harvest Drought and intense heat ruined some of his crops - Ahead of schedule If you were an animal, what do you think you would be? If you could make anything bigger on your body what would it be? Word association Twitter Trap-Shooting Irrigation Biofuel Milk Love Popsicle Mitten Rainbow Zoo Bracelet Submarine Whiskey Embarrassment Disgust Science Taxes What’s next for them? What can our listeners do to help? What do you like most about being a farmer or about farmers ?
Beginning Farmer Advice and Story Episode When do you remember deciding you wanted to be a farmer? How did you decide to become a farmer? What inspired you to start your own farm instead of working on another one? Did you have any prior experience or background in farming? What were the initial challenges you faced when starting your farm? How did you acquire your land for farming? How did you start to acquire equipment for farming? What were your first purchases? Do you still have them? If you started over again would they be your first purchases? What investments did you make in technology or automation to improve efficiency? Did you do this right away or were they upgrades? What crops or livestock did you choose to focus on and why? How did you learn about the best farming practices for your chosen crops or livestock? Did you face any financial hurdles in the beginning, and how did you overcome them? Did you have to work another job before starting your farm? Did you use loan products? Private, conventional, government? Did you receive any support or guidance from agricultural organizations or programs? In your first few years, Did you face any weather-related challenges, and how did you adapt to them? How did you market and sell your farm products when you first started? Any marketing advisors help? Did you establish any partnerships or collaborations to enhance your farm's success? How did you build relationships with suppliers, buyers, or other farmers in your area? How did you get neighbors to not see you as “competition”? How did you handle competition from other farmers or agricultural businesses? What role did networking and community involvement play in your farm's growth? What marketing strategies have you found to be successful in promoting your farm or crops? What were some of the most valuable lessons you learned during the early years of your farm? How did you balance your work-life responsibilities as a first-generation farmer? Is there really a balance in the beginning? Do you really just have to work hard? Did you have any mentors or role models in the farming industry? Have you diversified your farm's offerings over time, and why? What were the key factors that contributed to your farm's success? Looking back could you have done something different to have success sooner? Have you faced any setbacks or failures, and how did you recover from them? What are your future plans or goals for your farm? How do you measure the financial success and profitability of your farm? What advice would you give to someone considering starting their own farm today?
www.agleader.com www.steinbauer.us www.johndeere.com Farm Progress Show 2023 Mike Newland Mike Newland and I’m the director of agriculture business development for the Propane Education & Research Council, or PERC as you might know us. PERC is an organization that is funded by the propane industry to provide training and education on the safe use of propane in a variety of markets, including agriculture. We also work with partners to develop new propane technologies and initiatives. One of those partnerships is with Sukup Manufacturing. Explore Mike’s career and hobbies…. What is Propane? How is Propane formed? What is propane made of? Why is it called LP? What’s the difference between propane and natural gas? How long has propane been around? How long will it be around – will we run out? Where does propane come into play for agriculture? Reliability: Not only does your equipment have to be reliable, but the energy used to power it must be too. There are many reasons our customers choose propane to power their equipment but the reliability of the energy source itself is certainly a key reason too. Environmental Benefits: There is a lot of talk about clean energy and “electrifying everything” to curb emissions. While we at PERC are all about propane, we know that it will take a variety of energy sources working together to achieve sustainability and decarbonization goals. Versatility: So many uses for propane, but Let’s talk about some of those lesser-known applications or the other ways propane can be used. Agriculture(organic), Transportation, Home Use, others? Cost savings: (True Farm4Profit Value) Producers face very high costs for all farm inputs including energy. How has LP varied in cost compared to alternative energy sources? What are ways listeners can save by using propane? The Grain Drying Calculator allows users to simply input their average expected yield to determine the propane gallons needed to dry their crops by a specific moisture percentage. By planning and filling tanks before the hustle of harvest and winter seasons, you can make sure you have the energy you need—when you need it. And even save more in the process with those early tank fill programs Address any potential concerns or misconceptions related to propane use in farming Are there safety measures and regulations associated with using propane in agricultural settings? Do you have any insights into how farmers and agribusinesses can make informed decisions about integrating propane into their operations. Talk about the potential for innovation and advancements in propane-related technologies for agriculture. Discuss ongoing research, development, and partnerships that PERC is involved in to further promote sustainable propane use. What about for PERC—what’s big in 2024? Soil Steaming, Power Generation, Irrigation What is the role of education and outreach in raising awareness about the benefits of propane in agriculture? What did we miss – anything extra to cover? Summary Challenge What do you like most about farming or what do y
www.agleader.com www.steinbauer.us Annaliese Wegner @modfarmchick Instagram: 53k Email Subscribers: 4k Facebook: 134k Catch Up Where are they from, what do they farm, how did they get into farming How’s the family - do they farm with family? Wisconsin girl, dairy farmer, twin mom (Lane & Sage), & wife What are they up to today? What they see that excites them? What do they want to make sure they see before they leave Wisconsin Dairy Farmer Born into dairy farming Studied dairy science at University of Wisconsin - River Falls Member of dairy club Met her husband (Tom) through the club Now: Tom and Anneliese farm with his parents on Wegnerlann Dairy In-laws established farm in 1986 Grown farm to milk 650 cows, 3 times/day, in double parallel parlor Has your role on the farm ever changed? Shares modern-day farm life on social media Enjoys cooking, eating, drinking (Whiskey Wednesday), laughing, and hosting Farm + Grow Co. Started this business - she saw the consumer distance from agriculture Communication focused on engaging fellow farmers to share their story Why should farmers share their story? What has your role been through the company? Farm + Grow Co. Programs The Retreat: Weekend of self-development March 7-10, 2024 in the Wisconsin Dells Goal: obtain tools to help you be the best version of yourself to serve your family, farm, and agriculture The Event: Gathering of 60+ other women (afternoon/dinner) A peer-t0-peer mentoring group Journaling and discussion The Mastermind: A virtual workbook and “session” Teaching how to promote agriculture that works best for you Audience Details 82% are female Primarily ages 25-35 Is there anything unique you see with your audience? How has social media changed his life? Why do it? How would he start it over differently? Which is their favorite platform? How do you deal with negative comments? If you were an animal, what do you think you would be? Right now, who inspires you? If you could make anything bigger on your body what would it be? Would you rather Drink whiskey or tequila Live in a ranch home or old farmhouse Be wiping kids butts or spreading manure Drink white milk or chocolate milk Have meeting virtual or in-person Be on the beach or in the mountains Have a hotdog or a hamburger Fourth of July Parties or New Years Parties What’s next for them? What can our listeners do to help? What can we do to help? What do you like most about being a farmer or what do you like most about farmers?