This podcast will surprise you! It is not your ordinary farm podcast. These are fascinating stories, from technology to human interest, where we talk to captivating people who are changing the landscape of the world around us. Hosted by the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation.
Talk Turkey To Me
One time a year, over 40 million turkeys are purchased for Thanksgiving dinner tables. How do turkey farmers plan for this yearly push and make it go off without a hitch? Owner, Ronny Lee and daughter, Charli Decker are turkey farmers in New Jersey who raise and sell these festive birds directly from their farm. They talk about turkeys, the history of Thanksgiving, and a few common misconceptions
Why Public Lands Need Grazers
It is impressive how ranchers who graze on public lands provide excellent land management services, while also saving taxpayers money. It is important to acknowledge the invaluable role that ranching plays in public land management and the positive impact it has on conservation and natural resources. Danny Munch, an esteemed economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation, sheds light on this matter with his insider's perspective, providing us with a better understanding of the benefits that ranchers bring to the table.
Invasive Quagga Mussels: An Alarming Issue
Of all the things we have imported from Europe, the Quagga Mussel is an accidental stowaway that threatens all U.S. waters. They can clog city water-intake structures, agriculture pipes, and create havoc on docks, buoys, boat hulls, and beaches. An estimated $500 million a year is spent managing them in the Great Lakes alone. Bruce Johnson, Lieutenant AIS Field Operations Utah Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, shares in behind-the-scenes work to control these aquatic pests.
Yakety Yak DO Talk Back
Yaks can't wait for the first day of winter! They get giddy as the first snowflakes hit their noses. This is especially true for Kent Sutton's Yak farm in Archer, Idaho. Not meant to be a cow rancher, Kent decided to become a Yak farmer after watching Brad Pitt in "Seven Years in Tibet". After many years and adventures with these charismatic animals, he hasn't regretted his decision. Listen and laugh as he tells his story.
Social Media: Another Tool For Farming
We live in a world of information overload. Unfortunately, not all information is accurate. Farmers now have the added job of addressing misinformation on agriculture practices that fills our social media channels daily. Shay Meyers, CEO of Owyhee Produce and social media influencer, shares his experiences of leveraging social media to counter false narratives and promote his family's operations.
A Farm In The Bay
Clams and Oysters aren't your traditional farm operation. Your farm may be under 4 feet of water or 6 inches of water depending on the tide. Kyle Sturgis, Farm Manager with Shore Breeze Farms LLC, teaches us more about this aquatic venture to meet the needs of seafood lovers everywhere.