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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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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.

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