Gary Zimmer Pt. 2 Gary's Insights on Dairy Nutrition and Soil Health #6
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5d ago
This episode of the Acres USA podcast, hosted by Taylor Henry, features Gary Zimmer sharing his experiences with sustainable dairy farming and nutrition. The discussion covers his work in Hawaii with pineapple hay, the challenges of insecticides, and his journey from college to practical farming. Key topics include quality forage, mineral balance, soil health, cow comfort, optimal feeding strategies, the impact of stray voltage, and the use of sexed semen. Additionally, the podcast delves into best practices for transitioning livestock from a grain to a grass-based diet, emphasizing a gradual ..read more
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Fraud Prevention Insights with Harriet Behar - #5
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1w ago
In this episode of the Acres USA podcast, host Taylor Henry interviews Harriet Behar, an organic inspector and educator, about sustainable farming practices and the prevention of organic fraud in the supply chain. Behar shares her extensive experience with organic farming, describing her work on her certified organic farm and her involvement with the National Organic Standards Board and the Organic Farmers Association. The discussion focuses on recent regulatory changes to strengthen organic enforcement and improvements in organic livestock standards, highlighting the importance of maintaining ..read more
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The Evolution of Eco Agriculture with John Kempf - #4
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2w ago
Tune into this in-depth conversation between John Kempf and Taylor Henry. They cover Kempf's transition to regenerative practices, the establishment of Advancing Eco-Agriculture, the community-driven approach, and the prediction of widespread adoption. Additionally, they explore the current adoption landscape, emphasizing mindset shifts, technological advancements, and the imperative of investing in agri-tech for sustainable practices in agriculture ..read more
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Gary Zimmer Part 1 - Childhood and Education - #3
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by Tractor Time by Acres U.S.A.
2w ago
This is the first podcast of a series with Gary Zimmer, where Acres owner and CEO, Taylor Henry, will sit down with Gary and discuss what steps led him to where he is at currently in his life. On this episode, they talk about how Gary was raised on a dairy farm over on the East side of Wisconsin. They discuss Gary's time at the University of Madison, Wisconsin, his experiences in Hawaii, becoming a professor in Winona, finding his way back to Wisconsin, and buying a farm in the Spring Green area. Through the conversations, they discuss how he came to found Midwest BioAg and how he became a sta ..read more
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Introducing: The Acres U.S.A. Podcast - Episode 1
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1M ago
Introducing a brand new podcast from Acres U.S.A. - The Acres U.S.A. Podcast! In this inaugural episode, your host Taylor Henry delves deep into the world of sustainable farming and regenerative practices. Joined by guest expert Steve Diver, a seasoned horticulturist and organic farming guru, they explore the fascinating realm of herbicides in organic farming. From cultural practices to cover crops, they unravel the secrets of weed control while preserving soil health. Discover the evolution of organic herbicides, the environmental impact of conventional counterparts, and groundbreaking techni ..read more
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Tractor Time Special Edition: From Soil to Certification - The Organic Journey with Sam Welsh
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3M ago
On this special edition of the Tractor Time podcast, hosted by Taylor Henry, CEO of Acres U.S.A., we delve into sustainable farming, regenerative practices, and organic certification with guest Sam Welsh from OneCert, Inc. This podcast was made possible by the partnership between Acres U.S.A. and OCIA. The USDA's Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP) is aimed at educating producers on transitioning to organic farming through white papers, webinars, podcasts, and on-farm events. Sam Welsh shares his journey from executive director at OCIA to founding OneCert in 2003 and its growth to ..read more
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Tractor Time Episode #74: Diggin’ Livin’ Owners Eric & Joy McEwen on the Regenerative Power of Bees
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5M ago
On this episode, we speak with Eric & Joy McEwen, Owners of Diggin’ Livin’. They talk about the origin of the farm, the positive effects of having beehives for a landscape, the generic interplay with nature and the need for a new generation of beekeepers.  Thank you for listening. You can learn more about Acres U.S.A. at www.AcresUSA.com ..read more
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Tractor Time Episode #72: Vilicus Farm’s Paul Neubauer on Livestock and Crop Integration
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5M ago
On this episode, we speak with Paul Neubauer, Farm Foreman at Vilicus Farms and owner of P/N Custom Grazing. Paul speaks about his passion for livestock integration with crop production and the inequalities that exist in the agricultural landscape.   Paul Neubauer is a young agrarian and first-generation farmer and rancher. Growing up in Buffalo, NY Paul did not get first-hand exposure to agriculture until after graduating high school when he worked on his uncle’s ranch in Tennessee. He was immediately attracted to raising livestock as well as agriculture in general, and was able to build ..read more
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Tractor Time Episode #71: Propagate Co-Founder Harry Greene on Tree Crop Investing
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5M ago
On this episode, we speak with Harry Greene, Co-founder of Propagate. Harry speaks about the creation of Propagate, how their software generates more profit per acre and the future of agroforestry.    Harry is an agroforestry agronomist, focusing on finance and economics for useful trees on working farms: orchards, windbreaks, silvopasture, and alley cropping. He spent years trail running, swimming, and kayaking made clear the connection between forests, clean air, and clean water. Before an MBA, Harry spent two years as a resident modern pentathlete at the Colorado Springs Olympic T ..read more
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Tractor Time Episode #70: Paicines Ranch’s Kelly Mulville on Vineyard Management
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5M ago
On this episode, we speak with Kelly Mulville, Vineyard Director of Paicines Ranch. Kelly speaks about how his passion for holistic agriculture developed, the technics he employs at Paicines Ranch and the future of the industry.     For the past 25 years Kelly Mulville has managed and consulted with vineyards, farms and ranches throughout the western USA, Spain and Australia. His focus is on combining experience in farming and viticulture with holistic management in order to design and manage more ecologically, socially and economically sound farming practices. This usually invo ..read more
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