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It's one thing to listen to doom and gloom about
food and fertilizer shortages, skyrocketing prices,
the cost of living, or your job being outsourced
overseas or eliminated due to automation.

It's another thing to hear practicable, immediately
actionable advice from experts who can help you reduce
the fear, anxiety, and burden of these problems.

Tune in now to the Surviving Hard Times Podcast with
Richard Jacobs.

Surviving Hard Times Richard Jacobs

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

It's one thing to listen to doom and gloom about
food and fertilizer shortages, skyrocketing prices,
the cost of living, or your job being outsourced
overseas or eliminated due to automation.

It's another thing to hear practicable, immediately
actionable advice from experts who can help you reduce
the fear, anxiety, and burden of these problems.

Tune in now to the Surviving Hard Times Podcast with
Richard Jacobs.

    More for Your Money - Join a True Expert, Spot Superior Fruits & Vegetables

    More for Your Money - Join a True Expert, Spot Superior Fruits & Vegetables

    When you head to the grocery store's produce section, what are you looking for? The ripest bananas? The juiciest tomatoes? The largest oranges?
    Whatever your answer, you might be surprised to learn what dictates the taste, ripeness, and nutritional quality of fruits and vegetables.
    Angelos Deltsidis shares interesting details of his unique area of expertise: post-harvest ripening.  
    Tune in to learn:
    What function ethylene serves (and why only some fruits and vegetables produce it) Level of ripeness vs. storage conditions: does one have a heavier hand than the other in the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables? New methods for increasing the overall quality of fruits and vegetables on the market  What goes into building a bountiful fruit and organic garden harvest Interested in learning more?
    Press play to hear the entire conversation and visit Angelos Deltsidis - People | Horticulture (uga.edu).
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3bO8R6q

    • 31 min
    What Is The Real Objective World? | Breaking Down Scientistic Belief With Dr. Wolfgang Smith

    What Is The Real Objective World? | Breaking Down Scientistic Belief With Dr. Wolfgang Smith

    Joining us in this episode is Dr. Wolfgang Smith, a mathematician, physicist, philosopher of science, and metaphysician. Born in 1930, Dr. Smith developed his understanding of the world through the lens of philosophy and physics. Over the years, his fascination with these subjects has enabled him to apply a critical perspective to some of the world’s biggest questions.
    During his time as a researcher, not only has Dr. Smith met the great Albert Einstein, but he has also written many books including Physics and Vertical Causation: The End of Quantum Reality, The Quantum Enigma: Finding the Hidden Key, and Vedanta in Light of Christian Wisdom. In addition to this, he has also contributed to film documentaries – one of which is coming out soon…
    Join the conversation now to uncover:
    If humans are anywhere close to figuring out the nature of reality. The two things that physics consists of.  What a “scientistic belief” is.  The importance of the wisdom that bygone ages have passed on to us. Wondering what Dr. Smith has found through all of his years investigating philosophy and physics? Jump in now to find out!
    To learn more about Dr. Smith and his work, visit Philos-sophia.org now!
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3bO8R6q

    • 43 min
    Cover Cash Crop Comeback? Tools for Superior Soils & Economic Opportunity

    Cover Cash Crop Comeback? Tools for Superior Soils & Economic Opportunity

    Cover crops have been around for over 10,000 years. It wasn’t until about 50 years ago that they started being replaced with chemical fertilizers, which many farmers saw as a more modern, efficient method.
    But the tide may be turning again – back to the (cover crop) roots. And this time, there may be loads of economic opportunity and environmental sustainability to gain.
    Press play to explore:
    Tips for growing cash crops that will enrich soils, leading to better harvests How algal blooms and drinking water problems can result from bare soils in the winter months How relay cropping works and why it’s so useful Mitch Hunter is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Forever Green Initiative at the University of Minnesota. This interdisciplinary initiative is dedicated to helping farmers and the environment by developing comprehensive crops, cropping systems, and supply chains for novel crops. The ultimate goal is to keep soils covered all year long, preventing fertilizer from washing into bodies of water, maintaining soil quality, and boosting overall productivity.
    Tune in and visit Home | Forever Green (umn.edu) to learn more.
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3bO8R6q

    • 28 min
    What Is Cold Hardiness & Dormancy In Plants? | A Horticulturist Explains

    What Is Cold Hardiness & Dormancy In Plants? | A Horticulturist Explains

    Joining us today to discuss dormancy and cold hardiness in plants is Al Pacheco Kovaleski, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since connecting with the UW–Madison faculty in March 2021, Al has enjoyed applying his research in plant cold hardiness to the freezing Wisconsin winters…
    Al grew up in one of the coldest parts of Brazil, which encouraged his interest in horticulture in cold environments from a young age. Since then, he has focused his research on how plants control their cold hardiness and dormancy during the winter, and how that leads to bud break and flowering in the spring – all from a physiological and molecular level. 
    Join us now to hear Al discuss: 
    What happens to plants during the winter.  Why some plants are not able to survive cold environments. How climate change is altering which plants are able to thrive in certain geographical areas. What can lead plants to gain and/or lose cold hardiness. To learn more about Al and his research, click here now!
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3bO8R6q

    • 27 min
    How To Use Permaculture To Regenerate Land | Essential Tips From An Expert

    How To Use Permaculture To Regenerate Land | Essential Tips From An Expert

    Today, we sit down with Rob Avis, the Owner, Lead Instructor, and Engineer at Verge Permaculture. Rob is an expert in regenerative business and eco-entrepreneurship, and he is using his skills to lead the next wave of permaculture education – covering everything from building science to agroecology.
    In this episode, you will uncover:
    Why the energy return on fossil fuel may be dwindling.  The limitations of our world’s current energy sources.  Why the nutrient density of our food is steadily declining.  What’s the future of energy and food production on our planet? Experts like Rob are determined to find out…

    Want to find out more about Rob and his work? Click here now!
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3bO8R6q

    • 34 min
    How to Breed & Harvest Wild Rice – Experience the Beauty of Diverse Life

    How to Breed & Harvest Wild Rice – Experience the Beauty of Diverse Life

    Wild rice isn’t just uniquely delicious: it’s highly nutritious and takes a lot of careful work to grow. 
    Learn the ins and outs of breeding and cultivating wild rice in Minnesota from Jennifer Kimball, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota.
    Tune in to explore:
    Environmentally responsible practices in wild rice breeding and cultivation The purpose and importance of “seed shattering” How long people have been breeding wild rice compared to other grain crops like wheat and corn Wild rice planting to harvesting - how long does it take? Press play to hear the full conversation and learn more about Kimball’s work at Jennifer A Kimball | Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics (umn.edu).
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3bO8R6q

    • 29 min

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