AgBiz Cast shares inspiring stories of young, beginning, and small farmers. Listen to graduates of the AgBiz Masters educational program to hear about their farming operations and gain advice for those looking to start their own business.
Episode 21 : SBDCs Help Businesses Get Started
In this week's podcast episode, we meet with Winifred McGee from the University of Scranton’s Small Business Development Center. Winifred tells us about SBDCs and how they help entrepreneurs get their businesses started. Listen to learn how you can benefit from the program!
Episode 20: Mastering 2,000 Acres: Potato Farming with Blakslee Frederick-Masters
For this week's podcast episode, we sit down with Blakslee Frederick-Masters. Blakslee is the manager of her family's 2,000 acre grain and potato farm, Haz-Wald Farms LLC, in northeastern PA. Listen to hear her favorite memories of the farm, including some pranks, and how she and her husband returned to the family farm.
Episode 19: Staying Safe Online – Cyber Security Tips
In this week's episode, Todd Shaak, AgChoice IT Specialist, discusses how individuals can stay safe online. Todd shares his most important cyber security tips for avoiding ransomware, creating a strong password, and using smartphones securely. Listen to the podcast to learn how you can protect yourself and your digital devices.
Episode 18: Quality Time: Turning a Love for Animals into a Career
This week, the AgBiz Cast talks with Tiffany Kline, dairy farm owner and operator. Tiffany shares her experience of purchasing her father's farm with her husband and appreciation for having the opportunity to turn spending time with animals into her career.
Episode 17: Top Tips for Farm Recordkeeping
In this week's podcast episode, we talk with AgChoice Accounting Officer Kenny Nearhoof on the importance of recordkeeping in farm operations. Listen to hear how and why you should keep record of payroll and taxes, as well as Kenny's advice for accounting success.
Episode 16: Nurturing Nursery: Talking Trees and Shrubs with Chris Uhland
This week, Chris Uhland of Harmony Hill Nursery spoke with us about his favorite parts of agriculture, from plant growing to artistic expression. Listen to hear some of Chris' favorite memories over the years at his nursery business.