26 episodes

The future isn’t just written by the past. It’s written by the right now. And right now, we’re focused on what’s next.
Welcome to the Future. Faster. A sustainable agriculture podcast created by Nutrien Ag Solutions—for growers, for partners, for the planet.
Nutrien Ag Solutions is the retail division of Nutrien, the world’s largest crop inputs company. At Nutrien Ag Solutions, our network of over 2,000 retail locations and 3,400 crop consultants across 7 countries helps support our more than half a million grower-customers in their mission to feed the world.
Join Sustainable Ag Director of Retail Tom Daniel and Field Manager Sally Flis from Nutrien Ag Solutions every other week as they share company, industry and partner updates, plus engage with agriculture and environmental professionals to generate dialogue about sustainable agriculture. Follow along, as we stay a step ahead and pursue sustainable success.
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Feature Interviews with agronomic specialists, sustainable ag experts, and industry leadership figures

The Future. Faster. The Pursuit of Sustainable Success with Nutrien Ag Solutions Nutrien Ag Solutions

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    • 3.7 • 3 Ratings

The future isn’t just written by the past. It’s written by the right now. And right now, we’re focused on what’s next.
Welcome to the Future. Faster. A sustainable agriculture podcast created by Nutrien Ag Solutions—for growers, for partners, for the planet.
Nutrien Ag Solutions is the retail division of Nutrien, the world’s largest crop inputs company. At Nutrien Ag Solutions, our network of over 2,000 retail locations and 3,400 crop consultants across 7 countries helps support our more than half a million grower-customers in their mission to feed the world.
Join Sustainable Ag Director of Retail Tom Daniel and Field Manager Sally Flis from Nutrien Ag Solutions every other week as they share company, industry and partner updates, plus engage with agriculture and environmental professionals to generate dialogue about sustainable agriculture. Follow along, as we stay a step ahead and pursue sustainable success.
Categories:

Coffee shop talk

Feature Interviews with agronomic specialists, sustainable ag experts, and industry leadership figures

    Milestone Edition: Sustainability Highlights and Insights from Our First 25 Podcast Episodes

    Milestone Edition: Sustainability Highlights and Insights from Our First 25 Podcast Episodes

    It's been a busy year full of insights on the Future. Faster. Podcast.
    And if you missed even one episode, you missed a lot.
    So in this, our 25th podcast episode, we're listening back to some of the highlights from the last year of the Nutrien Ag Solutions podcast project.
    We'll hear some of the most important lessons, and some of the most memorable moments, including actionable insights for cover cropping this fall, how last winter’s climate predictions have held up this summer, and so much more.
    The guests from whom we'll hear clips include:


    Jeff Tarsi, President of Global Retail at Nutrien Ag Solutions


    Patrick Reed, Vice President of Sales and La Crosse Seed


    Christine Chitwood, Northern High Plains Division Research and Sustainability Manager


    Brent Smith, Global Vice President of Sustainable Ag, Innovation, Marketing and Proprietary Products at Nutrien Ag Solutions


    Eric Snodgrass, Science Fellow and Principle Atmospheric Scientist at Nutrien Ag Solutions


    Ryan Bond, Senior Director of Crop Protection and Nutrition Innovation at Nutrien Ag Solutions


    David Elser, Senior Vice President for North America Retail at Nutrien Ag Solutions

    • 37 min
    New Fall and Winter Sustainability Opportunities Enrolling Now from Nutrien Ag Solutions

    New Fall and Winter Sustainability Opportunities Enrolling Now from Nutrien Ag Solutions

    Most crops are in the ground for the summer here in North America. But that just means that the time is upon us to look ahead to the fall and winter.
    And so in this episode, we’re going to review some of the sustainability programs that Nutrien Ag Solutions is rolling out for later this year, so that you can get prepared to maximize your yields, capitalize on those new sustainability revenue sources and do right by your growing ecosystem.
    Plus, Tom and Sally explore some of the new ways that technology is supporting growers in their efforts to add value to their crops, including blockchain tracking and biofuels carbon intensity research, and discuss plans for expanding Nutrien Ag Solution's sustainability offerings westward.
    Learn more about the Sustainable Nitrogen Outcomes program and sign up now.

    • 33 min
    Corn Belt Climate Resilience, with Agri-Business Association of Iowa CEO Bill Northey

    Corn Belt Climate Resilience, with Agri-Business Association of Iowa CEO Bill Northey

    The State of Iowa is home to some of the richest, most productive farm fields in North America.
    But it’s also the site of one of the greatest agricultural climate disasters of all-time, the 2020 Derecho storm event that flattened six million acres of crops.
    In this episode, we talk with Bill Northey, former USDA Under-Secretary and the new CEO of the Agri-Business Association of Iowa, about how growers in that state are adjusting their practices to promote climate resilience and nutrient management. 
    He explains how extreme weather events have elevated growers’ awareness of climate issues, and about how the Agri-Business Association of Iowa is expanding its 10-year test plot project to explore how variable rate nitrogen application can be used to maximize nutrient retention and crop yield in varying soil and planting conditions.
    Plus, Tom and Sally discuss how a Spring season full of economic and policy volatility, like the Federal Reserve’s planned interest rate hikes, will effect growers at a farm-level. 
    Read more about the relationship between interest rates and land value.

    • 32 min
    Sustainable Ag in the Sunshine State, with Florida's David Royal from the Nature Conservancy

    Sustainable Ag in the Sunshine State, with Florida's David Royal from the Nature Conservancy

    The State of Florida is as unique a place to farm as it is important to the North American food supply, serving as America's "winter vegetable basket."
    But whether it's citrus or tomatoes or cabbage or one of the other 300 crops harvested in the Sunshine State, David Royal from the Nature Conservancy says 4R nutrient management principles are as important as ever when it comes to protecting Florida's complex and varied watersheds and keeping growers growing.
    In this episode, he updates Tom and Sally on some of the innovative approaches growers are taking in Florida, and how they're doing a better job of telling their sustainability story to regulators and to the public.
    Plus, Tom and Sally dig in on the volatile global market conditions and the uncooperative weather that have hampered planting this year, and analyze what it will mean for growers going forward.

    • 31 min
    What This Year's Slow Start to Planting Means for Nitrogen Applications, and a Visit with National Corn Growers Association VP Nathan Fields

    What This Year's Slow Start to Planting Means for Nitrogen Applications, and a Visit with National Corn Growers Association VP Nathan Fields

    Farmers are the original conservationists.
    But over the last 20 years, the agriculture industry has gotten much better at telling its sustainability story.
    And one organization that's helped lead the way is the National Corn Growers Association.
    So in this episode, we talk to Nathan Fields, NCGA Vice President of Production and Sustainability, about how the association is working to protect the future of agriculture by putting grower-driven solutions front-and-center in the national discussion. Nathan also lays out NCGA's sustainability goals: land use efficiency, reduced soil erosion, water use efficiency, energy efficiency, and reduction of greenhouse gases.
    Plus, Tom and Sally have an update from the Nutrien Ag Solutions retail team out in the field, and it sounds like poor conditions are causing a late start to the planting season. It means many growers will have to adjust their nitrogen application plans, and we'll discuss how.
    As a result, the deadline to apply for the Nutrien Ag Solutions Sustainable Nitrogen Outcomes program has been extended to May 31.
    Learn more about Sustainable Nitrogen Outcomes and see if you qualify.

    • 33 min
    How Strip Till and New Equipment Tech Create Sustainable Ag Opportunities, with Dave Sender from Soil Warrior

    How Strip Till and New Equipment Tech Create Sustainable Ag Opportunities, with Dave Sender from Soil Warrior

    To till or not to till is an issue that many sustainability-conscious growers grapple with each year.
    But with the right equipment, strip till offers an attractive third option, allowing growers to reduce the impact of tilling while minimizing their fertilizer application with targeted, variable-rate application technology.
    In this episode, Dave Sender, the regional sales manager at Environmental Tillage Systems, joins us to discuss how strip till can help lower an operation’s carbon footprint, build soil health, reduce inputs and improve yields. ETS produces the Soil Warrior line of strip till equipment, and Dave will tell us why it's is an increasingly popular practice for growers who want the best of both worlds.
    Also, Tom and Sally provide an update on the Nutrien Ag Solutions Sustainable Nitrogen Outcomes Program, which has gone live.
    Growers who enroll can get paid to participate in practices that keep nitrogen applications on crops in the field, reducing runoff into reservoirs or aquifers. But it also prevents nitrogen from being exposed to the environment and being released as the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide.
    Click here to learn more or get involved in the Nutrien Ag Solutions Sustainable Nitrogen Outcomes Program.

    • 33 min

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Franks_Dad ,

I could listen for hours

Great info! I love that you’re letting listeners ask questions and actually addressing them on the podcast now. I have a question for Tom and Sally. Does a grower have to be a Nutrien Ag Solutions customer to enroll in the Sustainability programs you all offer?

Carbon Tom ,

Amazing

This is a very informative podcast about sustainability. Highly recommend!

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