Smart Farmer Podcast

The SMART Farmer podcast features interviews with today's advanced food producers who use data and technology to be faster, more efficient, more nimble and more equipped to be sustainable while still growing and producing the world’s best food supply.
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Apr 23, 2017

Kavazanjian-Hammer Farms


Nancy Kavazanjian farms with her husband Charlie Hammer in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on land that has been in his family for 150 years. She grew up on Long Island, made a career as an agricultural journalist, has served as chairperson of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and currently serves on the board representing the United Soybean Board.


Apr 9, 2017

Galen Lee has a diversified 4th generation farm operation in southwest Idaho that produces sugarbeets, asparagus, and peppermint, as well as dairy and beef. In this podcast, he talks about how sugarbeets are raised and made into sugar and how biotech varieties have made them more sustainable. He also talks about how he raises peppermint for the oil that is used in things like gum, candy and toothpaste! Galen is president of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association and a board member of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.

Mar 28, 2017

This SMART Farmer podcast features Ohio pig farmer Lauren Schwab, one of the USFRA Faces of Farming and Ranching -  known on Twitter as FarmGirlWCurls. Lauren Schwab

Mar 13, 2017

Illinois grain farmer and USFRA board member Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare talks about using technology on her family farm

Feb 28, 2017

This second edition of the SMART Farmer podcast features Chip Bowling, a grain farmer from Maryland who is chairman of the National Corn Growers Association and Vice Chair of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)

Feb 18, 2017

This first SMART Farmer Podcast episode includes comments from U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance CEO Randy Krotz who explains how today's SMART farms use the latest technology to be more sustainable. Katie Brenny, a beef producer from Minnesota, talks about how she uses technology on the farm and how USFRA is helping to educate the public.