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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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Jun 19, 2017

Learn about today's smart poultry and egg producers from a poultry industry veteran who has worked in nearly all aspects of the business. Monty Henderson started as a broiler service manager with Tyson Foods and later with Campbell Soup Company. He served as president of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation and in 1994 joined George’s, Inc., as president and CEO where he retired in 2010. In addition to serving as a past chairman for U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, Henderson has served on the Board of Directors for the National Chicken Council and as a director of the American Egg Board.

Jun 4, 2017

Brad Greenway of South Dakota was named 2016 Pig Farmer of the Year by the National Pork Board. The award recognizes a pig farmer who excels at raising pigs using the industry’s We Care ethical principles that include not only raising pigs humanely and safely, but also promoting a safe workplace and contributing to the local community – and Brad does all that, in addition to being the chairman for the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.

May 21, 2017

In this episode of the SMART Farmer podcast we meet Scott VanderWal, a third-generation corn and soybean farmer and cattle feeder from Volga, South Dakota.

In addition to operating the family farm with his father and brothers, Scott serves as vice president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, president of the South Dakota Farm Bureau, and is a board member of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.

May 7, 2017

Bev Flores with John Deere discusses how the 180-year-old company continues to innovate for farmers and ranchers. She took part in a recent National Ag Day event with the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA).

Bev Flores, John Deere

 

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.

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