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
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.
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.
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.
#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.
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.
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.
Enjoying listening to these. Feels like you’re listening to a conversation between a group of friends outside the local farm store.
Your Inspiration Helped This Weekend
This weekend the backhoe wouldn’t start and I kept thinking about your story in the first episode. We replaced one part after another another and finally had a good neighbor stop by to help. We got it started and the project finished just before the first snow storm hit Sunday morning.
Hang on Claire!!
Great job delivered 6.1 BILLION MEALS!!! AMAZING!!!!!