Honor the Harvest and the Future of Ag
Farm Food Facts
by USFRA
2M ago
Honor the Harvest Forum is an invitation-only event that gathers food and agriculture leaders to further our global sustainable food system. Former head of Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness Program and is known as a strategic pathfinder in the global agri-food industry, Mary Shelman, emceed the USFRA Honor the Harvest. Today, we gain her high-level perspective of the event and what she’s keeping an eye on in the future of agriculture.  ..read more
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Culvers successful marketing includes support of agriculture
Farm Food Facts
by USFRA
2M ago
Culvers is based out of Sauk City, Wisconsin and there are over 900 Culver’s locations across the United States. Today, we are going to learn more about their three pillars to Culver’s Thank You Farmers Project. We are joined with Alison Demmer, she is the marketing and public relations manager at Culvers.  Learn more about Culvers at https://www.culvers.com/about-culvers ..read more
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Unique market and value-added opportunities for grain farmers
Farm Food Facts
by USFRA
2M ago
Today, we are headed to Maryland to learn more about grain and we are joined by   expert Lindsey Thompson. She is the executive director of the Maryland Grain Producers and also the owner Hidden Potential Farms with her husband, where they farm 130 acres of corn and soybeans. Did you know that Maryland typically grows soft red winter wheat and it is consumed by chickens and used to mill flour for cookies, pretzels, and pastries?  Learn more about all the things grain touches and how farmers are working in this unique market.  ..read more
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Study shows preferences and perceptions of milk in schools
Farm Food Facts
by USFRA
3M ago
Join us as we discuss the ideal flavor packaging and the next generation of milk drinkers with Dr. Maryanne Drake, a professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences at North Carolina State University, and director of the Southeast Dairy Foods Research Center and Dr. Eric Bastian, the Vice President of Innovation Partnerships at Dairy West and the director of the Western Dairy Center at Utah State University. We dig deeper into dairy product consumption's motivation by both familiarity and habit and what the future looks like for school meals. Want to learn even more a ..read more
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From Veteran to rancher: A life of service
Farm Food Facts
by USFRA
3M ago
Authenticity shines in this episode with veteran and rancher Steve Cook of Cook Beef Cattle located in central Texas. Steve shares about his military career, transitioning to civilian life, mental health, Farmer Veteran Coalition and future advice and goals. We're thankful to have Steve share real experiences with us and the importance of networking with others.  Connect and support Steve's ranch by checking out his website at cookbeefcattle.com. Learn more about the Farmer Veteran Coalition at farmvetco.org. We appreciate the support from The Platform for Agriculture and Climate Transf ..read more
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Navigating relationships with processors and brands
Farm Food Facts
by USFRA
4M ago
Who should farmers be connected with to help bridge the gap between processors and brands?  We’re joined by CEO of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, Tim Trotter, as we discuss the ins and outs of the important relationships and connections that farmers need to successfully market their products. Does a relationship with processors and brands improve a farmer’s future success?  And why act now? Learn about these topics and more now ..read more
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Ranching with Angela Scott
Farm Food Facts
by USFRA
4M ago
This exclusive episode is a double feature for National Farmer's Day! Join us as we catch up with first-generation rancher Angela Scott at Honor the Harvest this year. She talks about her lessons learned as a newer rancher and that it's ok to ask questions! Then join us for our second podcast episode of the day featuring fifth-generation farmer Andrew Lauver and his story about taking over the family farm ..read more
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Farming with Andrew Lauver
Farm Food Facts
by USFRA
4M ago
This exclusive episode is a double feature for National Farmer's Day! We had the chance to connect with fifth-generation farmer Andrew Lauver at Honor the Harvest this year and get his story on taking over the family farm.  Then join us as we catch up with first-generation rancher Angela Scott as she talks about her lessons learned as a newer rancher and that it's ok to ask questions ..read more
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Honor the Harvest with Mac Marshall
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by USFRA
5M ago
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Research on perennial companions in soybeans
Farm Food Facts
by USFRA
5M ago
Our leading expert Jenny Rees, an extension educator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field is nothing short of impressive! We discuss the basic benefits of planting a perennial companion in soybeans, common perennial companion crops, on-farm research, challenges and if perennial companions will become more popular. If you're as interested in this topic as we are, then check out Jenny's blog at jenreeseresources.com and stay connected to research items like this by following the Nebraska Soybean board at nebraskasoybeans.org.   We appre ..read more
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