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Conversations with farmers, leaders, and lawmakers around the country on what it takes to grow a safe and sustainable food supply. These monthly chats are hosted by American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall.

Farmside Chat American Farm Bureau Federation

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

Conversations with farmers, leaders, and lawmakers around the country on what it takes to grow a safe and sustainable food supply. These monthly chats are hosted by American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall.

    The Secret to Growing and Finding a Good Watermelon

    The Secret to Growing and Finding a Good Watermelon

    Florida watermelon grower Kevin Sanchez joins AFBF President Zippy Duvall to chat about all that goes into sustainably growing one of America’s favorite summer treats.

    • 31 min
    Healthy Pollinators Make Healthy Farms

    Healthy Pollinators Make Healthy Farms

    Pollinators are critical workers on America’s farms, and farmers across the country are taking steps to promote healthy habitats to keep pollinators thriving. In the first half of this episode, Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill discusses how efforts across the Midwest are preserving Monarch butterflies. Then, North Carolina farmer Kamal Bell shares his beekeeping knowledge and how Sankofa Farms is supporting the local community and getting the next generation excited about sustainable agriculture.

    • 48 min
    FFA Leaders on the Future of Agriculture

    FFA Leaders on the Future of Agriculture

    National FFA President Doster Harper and Secretary Anna Mathis share the exciting pathways for the next generation of agriculturalists and discuss with AFBF President Zippy Duvall how the future of agriculture is being shaped today.

    • 34 min
    #StillFarming and Feeding America

    #StillFarming and Feeding America

    Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot joins AFBF President Zippy Duvall to discuss how communities have come together over the last year to ensure food is getting from the farm to those who need it most.

    • 23 min
    Innovation Seeking Solutions to Farm Challenges

    Innovation Seeking Solutions to Farm Challenges

    Innovators and entrepreneurs play a key role in helping farmers find solutions to help keep their businesses efficient and sustainable. AFBF President Zippy Duvall chats with Andrew Rose of MidAtlantic Farm Credit on how investments can drive this innovative work on and off the farm, and then with 2021 Farm Bureau Entrepreneurs of the Year, Riley Clubb and James Christopher Hall, who developed Harvust, a software platform that helps farmers successfully hire, train and communicate with employees.

    • 43 min
    Land O’ Lakes CEO Beth Ford on the Future of Agriculture

    Land O’ Lakes CEO Beth Ford on the Future of Agriculture

    What will be the greatest opportunities and most pressing challenges facing agriculture and the food supply chain as we head into 2021? Land O’ Lakes CEO Beth Ford joined AFBF President Zippy Duvall for a fireside chat at the 2021 AFB Virtual Convention to discuss what’s on the horizon and how agriculture can move forward stronger together.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Farmerbright ,

Casual conversations

Enjoying listening to these. Feels like you’re listening to a conversation between a group of friends outside the local farm store.

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