10 episodes

The Better Seed, Better Life Podcast digs into the many branches of issues facing the American seed industry. Host Ellen Zimmerman sits down with experts to discuss questions abroad, science innovations, top industry leaders, and American policy. Better Seed, Better Life Podcast is produced by the American Seed Trade Association, with episodes released as a series. Check out betterseed.org for more information and follow us on social media at @better_seed (Twitter, Instagram) and American Seed Trade Association (Facebook).

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    • Education
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

The Better Seed, Better Life Podcast digs into the many branches of issues facing the American seed industry. Host Ellen Zimmerman sits down with experts to discuss questions abroad, science innovations, top industry leaders, and American policy. Better Seed, Better Life Podcast is produced by the American Seed Trade Association, with episodes released as a series. Check out betterseed.org for more information and follow us on social media at @better_seed (Twitter, Instagram) and American Seed Trade Association (Facebook).

    Episode 25 – Plant Breeder Amit Dhingra

    Episode 25 – Plant Breeder Amit Dhingra

    In today’s episode, ASTA sat down with Washington State University plant breeder Amit Dhingra, who has a deep passion for nutritious food. Amit describes how his childhood experiences growing up in India have motivated him to pursue a career focused in developing a healthier and more secure food system. Amit started his PhD working in rice and has more recently shifted his focus to fruit crops, including more nutritious apples, berries and grapes. As a co-author on a recent scientific paper on the safety of plant breeding, Amit shares his take on the history, and future, of plant breeding – including evolving methods like gene editing.

    Send us an email at info@betterseed.org with any questions, comments, stories or ideas you have for future episodes. We would love to hear from you! Subscribe today to be notified of each episode release.

    Dont forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, you can find us by searching @better_seed and check out our website betterseed.org for more info on this podcast and world of seeds.

    • 31 min
    Episode 24 – Plant Breeder Natalie Kaiser

    Episode 24 – Plant Breeder Natalie Kaiser

    In today’s episode I am excited to share with you my interview with Natalie Kaiser a plant breeder and PhD candidate at Michigan State University. She shares some of the exciting work she and her team are doing, food safety and much more. Take a listen!

    Send us an email at info@betterseed.org with any questions, comments, stories or ideas you have for future episodes. We would love to hear from you! Subscribe today to be notified of each episode release.

    Dont forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, you can find us by searching @better_seed and check out our website betterseed.org for more info on this podcast and world of seeds.

    • 20 min
    Episode 23 – Hosting Virtual Events in Ag

    Episode 23 – Hosting Virtual Events in Ag

    Listen in to hear Chelsey Lenczyk of Bejo Seeds Inc. and Erica Strittmatter of NewLeaf Symbiotics talk about holding virtual events in the seed industry. Chelsey will be talking about how in an effort to support and encourage growers, Bejo Seeds Inc., has decided to create a ‘Virtual’ Open House for the highly attended Geneva, New York event. Chelsey will explain how they decided to take this annual event virtual and more about the planning to make it happen. Erica recently coordinated a virtual field day hosted via twitter for NewLeaf Symbiotics. She will talk a little about considerations they had in planning, how the event went and what lessons they learned.

    Send us an email at info@betterseed.org with any questions, comments, stories or ideas you have for future episodes. We would love to hear from you! Subscribe today to be notified of each episode release.

    Dont forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, you can find us by searching @better_seed and check out our website betterseed.org for more info on this podcast and world of seeds.

    • 58 min
    Episode 22 – What is PLDC Virtual And Why You Need to Tune In!

    Episode 22 – What is PLDC Virtual And Why You Need to Tune In!

    In today’s episode I am excited to share with you my interview with Jennifer Crouse.  She shares all about what PLDC Virtual is, how its different from any other conference we have held and why you need to tune in!

    To see the full agenda and register, check out the PLDC Virtual Website!

    Send us an email at info@betterseed.org with any questions, comments, stories or ideas you have for future episodes. We would love to hear from you! Subscribe today to be notified of each episode release.

    Dont forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, you can find us by searching @better_seed and check out our website betterseed.org for more info on this podcast and world of seeds.

    • 9 min
    Episode 21 – Dr. Wayne Parrott Talks Gene Editing

    Episode 21 – Dr. Wayne Parrott Talks Gene Editing

    In today’s episode I am excited to share with you my interview with Dr. Wayne Parrott of the University of Georgia. He shares some of the exciting work he and his team are doing, some of the roadblocks for new technology are much more. Take a listen to Dr. Wayne Parrott and all about gene editing!

    Send us an email at info@betterseed.org with any questions, comments, stories or ideas you have for future episodes. We would love to hear from you! Subscribe today to be notified of each episode release.

    Dont forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, you can find us by searching @better_seed and check out our website betterseed.org for more info on this podcast and world of seeds.

    • 19 min
    Episode 20 – Meet The Staff – Ellen S. Zimmerman

    Episode 20 – Meet The Staff – Ellen S. Zimmerman

    The Better Seed Better Life podcast brings to you the American Seed Trade Association Meet The Staff series! In our last episode of this series, you have listened in and gotten to know more about each our staff members and learned what issues they work on. This week we will be hearing from me, Ellen S. Zimmerman, Director or Internal Communication and Membership Engagement.

    Send us an email at info@betterseed.org with any questions, comments, stories or ideas you have for future episodes. We’d love to hear from you! Subscribe today to be notified of each episode release.

    Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, you can find us by searching @better_seed and check out our website betterseed.org for more info on this podcast and world of seeds.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Sean.15 ,

Interesting Podcast

I would highly recommend listening to the Better Seed, Better Life Podcast! It has great insight into the seed industry and shares relevant areas of interest.

Greenthumb1962 ,

Intriguing

As an individual that is interested in agriculture, I find this podcast very educational and informative.

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