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This podcast is brought to you by New York Agriculture in the Classroom and the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation, with guest hosts from Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom, Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom, and Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, as we explore how agriculture meets some of our most basic needs of food, fiber, and fuel.

We’ll hear from educators who are creatively teaching and inspiring their students in food and agriculture. And we’ll hear from industry experts showing the technology and science of modern agriculture and food production.

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

This podcast is brought to you by New York Agriculture in the Classroom and the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation, with guest hosts from Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom, Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom, and Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, as we explore how agriculture meets some of our most basic needs of food, fiber, and fuel.

We’ll hear from educators who are creatively teaching and inspiring their students in food and agriculture. And we’ll hear from industry experts showing the technology and science of modern agriculture and food production.

    Aquaculture in Florida

    Aquaculture in Florida

    How familiar are you with aquaculture? Florida has a large aquaculture industry, especially with ornamental fish. In this episode, you’ll hear from Eric Cassiano, Assistant Extension Scientist with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Eric discusses Florida’s aquaculture industry, including interesting facts and some historical context.

    You’ll also hear from Broderic and Caroline Ogzewalla, who both teach agriculture at Haines City High School. They discuss their program’s farm, what types of aquaculture they’ve included, and how they incorporate other classroom subjects like math and reading into their hands-on agriculture activities.

    Through these interviews, we hope you’ll learn about the interesting world of aquaculture and how it can fit into classroom instruction. Listen in to learn more!

    Show Credits:
    Hosted by Becky Sponholtz
    Sound editing by Chrissy Rhodes
    Thank you to our guests; Eric Cassiano and Broderic and Caroline Ogzewalla

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    • 45 min
    Pork in Iowa

    Pork in Iowa

    Pork production is an important part of Iowa agriculture. Iowa is the number one pork producing state, in part because of high levels of corn and soybean production, which is what pigs eat!

    In this episode, you’ll hear from Jarrod and Shari Bakker, who have a farrow-to-finish pig operation alongside of a show pig operation.

    You’ll also hear from Tara Norman, an elementary school teacher that uses agriculture regularly in her classroom, and also leads an Ag Club for her students after school.

    Through these interviews, we hope you’ll learn about pork production and how well the application of that science fits in the classroom. Listen in to learn more!

    Show Credits:
    Hosted by Will Fett
    Sound editing by Chrissy Rhodes.
    Thank you to our guests; Jarrod and Shari Bakker and Tara Norman

    For other episodes, visit @oitfpod
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    Visit our website: www.agclassroom.org/outstandingpodcast

    • 44 min
    Cotton in Oklahoma

    Cotton in Oklahoma

    What do you know about cotton? Join guest host Melody Aufill of Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom this week to learn more about cotton production and education!

    In this episode, you’ll hear from Brandon Varner, manager of CHS Cotton Gin in Frederick, Oklahoma.

    You’ll also hear from Lisa Sizelove, a third-grade teacher in Frederick who incorporates cotton into regular classroom instruction.

    Through these interviews, we hope you’ll learn about the cotton production, the ginning process, and how well the application of that science fits in the classroom. Listen in to learn more!

    Show Credits:
    Hosted by Melody Aufill
    Sound editing by Audrey Harmon and Chrissy Rhodes.
    Thank you to our guests; Brandon Varner and Lisa Sizelove

    For other episodes, visit @oitfpod
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/outstandingintheirfieldpodcast/
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/outstandingpodcast/
    Visit our website: www.agclassroom.org/outstandingpodcast

    • 43 min
    Eggs in Iowa

    Eggs in Iowa

    From omelets to cakes, eggs are an important kitchen staple. In this week’s episode, you will learn about egg production in Iowa from the perspective of an Iowa egg farmer and a high school family and consumer science teacher.

    In this episode, you’ll hear from Denise Harmsen, an egg farmer and active member of the egg production community, about chickens, eggs, and how they go from farm to grocery store.

    You’ll also hear from Megan Thorson, a high school family and consumer science teacher who incorporates agriculture regularly into her foods lessons.

    Through these interviews, we hope you’ll learn a little more about egg production and how to incorporate agriculture into the classroom. Subscribe to our podcast to hear more next week!

    Show Credits:
    Hosted by Will Fett
    Sound editing by Chrissy Rhodes.
    Thank you to our guests; Denise Harmsen and Megan Thorson

    For other episodes, visit @oitfpod
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/outstandingintheirfieldpodcast/
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/outstandingpodcast/
    Visit our website: www.agclassroom.org/outstandingpodcast

    • 45 min
    Nursery Production in Oregon

    Nursery Production in Oregon

    Do you like getting new plants from box stores or local nurseries? You have maybe purchased something from Oregon! In this week’s episode, you will learn about nursery production in Oregon from the perspective of a nursery Plant Health Manager and an elementary school teacher.

    In this episode, you’ll hear from Martha Sleeper, Plant Health Manager with Everde Growers, who works with her teams to provide safe and healthy plants to consumers across the country.

    You’ll also hear from Marc Wildfang, a teacher at Chehalem Elementary who has worked with a team of teachers, parents, and outside organizations to provide hands-on plant experiences for his students.

    Through these interviews, we hope you’ll learn a little more about nursery production and how educators can incorporate these great scientific concepts into their classroom. Subscribe to our podcast to hear more next week!

    Show Credits:
    Hosted by Casey Blake
    Sound editing by Chrissy Rhodes.
    Thank you to our guests; Martha Sleeper and Marc Wildfang

    For other episodes, visit @oitfpod
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/outstandingintheirfieldpodcast/
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/outstandingpodcast/
    Visit our website: www.agclassroom.org/outstandingpodcast

    • 45 min
    Flowers in New York

    Flowers in New York

    New York Agriculture in the Classroom is thinking spring in this episode all about flowers. The cut flower business is interesting because it can be hyper-local, or incredibly global – and everywhere in between. First we will meet Jess Beretz, owner of Farmhouse Floral Design, as we talk about the twists and turns in her path that helped her find her calling in agriculture.

    Michaela Kehrer is the agriculture teacher at Berne Knox Westerlo. Michaela grows incredible dahlias, and these flowers are purchased and used by her neighbor Jess Beretz in weddings across the capital region of New York. Inside the classroom, Michaela uses flowers as the real-world teaching tool to give her students a taste of running their own business, and hopefully encouraging their own entrepreneurship.

    Follow Farmhouse Floral Design on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/farmhousefloraldesign.

    Show Credits:
    Hosted by Katie Carpenter
    Sound editing by Chrissy Rhodes
    Thank you to our guests Jess Beretz and Michaela Kehrer

    For other episodes, visit @oitfpod
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/outstandingintheirfieldpodcast/
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/outstandingpodcast/
    Visit our website: www.agclassroom.org/outstandingpodcast

    • 43 min

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