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We’re about to make the best even better with Pederson’s Podcast: Powered by Protein! “Making the Best Better​.​” ​W​e say that a lot, but what does it mean? It means building a company with a culture of transparency. It means substantial two​-​way dialogue with our consumers, customers, vendors, employees, and peers about everything from agriculture, sustainability, and animal welfare to transparency, diversity, and philanthropy. This podcast is an open door to what was previously behind the scenes conversations. We hope you’ll join us because to be better, we have to work together to do better, and we know everyone deserves a seat at that table.

Be sure to check us out at https://pedersonsfarms.com

The Pederson's Natural Farms Podcast is produced by Johnny Peterson (notice the "t") and Root & Roam.

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We’re about to make the best even better with Pederson’s Podcast: Powered by Protein! “Making the Best Better​.​” ​W​e say that a lot, but what does it mean? It means building a company with a culture of transparency. It means substantial two​-​way dialogue with our consumers, customers, vendors, employees, and peers about everything from agriculture, sustainability, and animal welfare to transparency, diversity, and philanthropy. This podcast is an open door to what was previously behind the scenes conversations. We hope you’ll join us because to be better, we have to work together to do better, and we know everyone deserves a seat at that table.

Be sure to check us out at https://pedersonsfarms.com

The Pederson's Natural Farms Podcast is produced by Johnny Peterson (notice the "t") and Root & Roam.

    #5 David Paul Miller: Chief Sales Officer at The New Primal

    #5 David Paul Miller: Chief Sales Officer at The New Primal

    A Peer in our industry – DPM (David Paul Miller) is the Chief Sales Officer at The New Primal, a brand with Whole30 compliant products and a kindred spirit! As you might expect as the CSO he has a broad understanding of the industry, buyers, consumers, and how his brand brings value!
    Fun fact: He once commandeered a button-down shirt from the hotel he was staying in because his luggage didn’t make the trip across the country with him in time for his meeting. So, he wore a shirt that said “Inn By The Sea La Jolla CA” to a meeting 😂
    Check out the Whole30 Approved Program Here
    (3:10) - The story of “DPM” and thoughts on Personal Branding
    (6:15) -  Behind the scenes of The New Primal
    (12:30) - Who’s your biggest competitors and how do you differentiate?
    (16:56) - How TNP brings new products to market & The  Whole30 Theme
    (26:23) - The importance of being collaborative partners with retailers & How DPM pitches retailers
    (31:15) - AIP: Auto-immune Protocol
    (35:19) - Growth plans for The New Primal
    (37:36) - Do you still feel like a startup?
    (44:50) -  The New Primal’s newest products
    (48:35) - What are your buyers’ biggest pain points?
    (57:18) - Wrap Up
    The Pederson's Natural Farms Podcast is produced by Straight Up Podcasts & Root and Roam.

    • 59 min
    #4 AJ Flinn - Internal Operations Coordinator at Pedersons

    #4 AJ Flinn - Internal Operations Coordinator at Pedersons

    An Employee of Pederson’s for 11 years as of recording – AJ Flinn is our Internal Operations Coordinator. She is our go to expert for Label Compliance, Nutritional Fact panels, and IT/Network/Software/Hardware solutions. Her input drives much of our decision making and her experience makes her one of the best in the industry!
    She has done 1.5 Whole30s…yes we know there is no such thing as doing a .5 Whole30…we forgive her!
    Check out the Whole30 Approved Program Here
    (1:56) - AJ’s background and the value she brings to the team
    (3:59) - What do you wish consumers and customers knew about your work
    (5:39) - How AJ came to Pederson’s
    (7:28) - How the natural farming industry has changed & butting heads
    (8:33) - Nutritional Facts Panels and how they’re written
    (12:17) - Who is the ‘Nutritional Police’?
    (13:17) - What are the most common questions you get from customers and vendors?
    (15:06) - Investing in Employee talent & Working with great vendors
    (17:55) - Whole30
    (21:32) - Are consumers getting more interested in what’s in their food and where it came from?
    (24:51) - What’s your favorite thing about PNF
    (25:34) - What’s your least favorite thing about PNF?
    (28:21) - Wrap Up & words of encouragement 
    USDA Labeling Regulations
    Pederson's Natural Farms 

    • 30 min
    #3 Gary Dial - Founder of Aberdeen Farms and Truebridge Foods

    #3 Gary Dial - Founder of Aberdeen Farms and Truebridge Foods

    A Vendor providing farm management services to Pederson’s – Gary Dial is the founder of Aberdeen Farms and Truebridge Foods. He is a veterinarian/professor who left academia and started his own business which works tirelessly to make 3 things happen within the operations he works with...better environment for pigs, consistent quality product, and financial feasibility!
    He is a big reason our pork supply is Whole30 compliant!
    Whole30 Approved Program
    (1:44) - Gary’s background and how he got into pig farming
    (6:20) - The sanitizing process when working with pigs
    (7:58) - Pigs are actually very clean animals
    (9:12) - Gary’s commitment to the well-being of pigs
    (16:22) - Staff training and Standard Operating Procedures
    (17:11) - Misconceptions in Pig Farming
    G.A.P. Standards for Pig Welfare
    (21:04) - Gary Walks us through one of his farms
    (25:25) - Farrowing and nursing pigs
    (30:41) - Environmental differences between commercial and traditional farms
    (32:38) - Gasses produced from manure and animals and their impact
    (34:09) - What goes into the pig feed?
    (35:20) - What grains or vegetable components make up the vegetarian-feed?
    (36:39) - Profitability & Sustainability
    (39:55) - Why don’t we expand this sustainable model faster?
    (43:35) - Wrap Up
    The Pederson's Natural Farms Podcast is produced by Johnny Peterson & Root and Roam.

    • 45 min
    #2 Angela Mavridis - TRIBALI Founder Nutritionist

    #2 Angela Mavridis - TRIBALI Founder Nutritionist

    A Customer buying Pederson’s pork – Angela Mavridis is the founder of TRIBALÍ Foods. As a kid in her grandmother’s Greek kitchen, Angela discovered the nurturing power of real foods. Today, her recipes are a flavorful celebration of simple ingredients — gathered from nature and seasoned with loving care — that make healthier eating easier for everyone. TRIBALÍ Foods seeks and sources high-quality animal meats — from grass fed and grass finished pastured beef, free-range chicken and turkey, to natural pork — to create a flavorful, versatile, and nutrient-dense centerpiece for wholesome, satisfying meals. Welcome to ancestral eating made for your modern world!
    Her company TRIBALÍ is a Whole30 partner!
    Check out the Whole30 Approved Program Here
    (1:20) - Angela’s background and Tribali
    TribaliFoods.com
    (3:39) - Angela’s thoughts on the changing consumer & wanting to know more about their food and who makes their food.
    (6:32) - Why did you become a nutritionist?
    Whole30
    (12:28) - How do you help clean up people’s plates?
    (15:37) - Angela’s Entrepreneurial insights
    (19:32) - Networking
    (20:24) - Tribali’s new products
    (22:24) - What drives you to differentiate your products?
    (24:43) - Who’s doing a great job in the food industry right now?
    Siete Foods
    Primal Kitchen
    (25:52) - How can people find more about you?
    Tribali on Instagram 

    • 28 min
    #1 Melissa Urban - Whole30 CEO Founder Author

    #1 Melissa Urban - Whole30 CEO Founder Author

    A Consumer of Pederson’s products - Melissa Urban is the co-founder and CEO of the Whole30 program, and a six-time New York Times bestselling author. She has been featured by Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, People, and Forbes; and ranks #19 on Greatists Top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness. Melissa is the host of the Do the Thing podcast, and is a prominent keynote speaker on social media and branding, health trends, and entrepreneurship. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT.
    She is the reason for a Whole30 themed month of episodes!
    Check out the Whole30 Approved Program Here
    (1:37) - Where did Whole30 come from?
    (3:20) - What’s it like writing a book?
    (4:52) - Food Freedom
    (6:00) - Melissa’s very first Whole30 in 2009
    (10:05) - Boundary Alerts 
    (15:36) - Blending your public persona with private life like marriage
    Melissa Podcast episode - Hypothangry
    (18:15) - Melissa’s Podcast journey
    Do the Thing w/ Melissa Urban
    (21:06) - The concept of being an ‘influencer’
    (27:32) - Is people wanting to know where their food comes from a long-lasting trend?
    (29:54) - How does Pederson’s continue to grow while maintaining the integrity in regards to animal welfare and quality of product?
    (33:50) - Melissa’s experience as a CEO and her 5 year plan
    (39:28) - Melissa’s relationship with the mountains & Faith
    (41:10) - Melissa’s advice for people getting into Whole30
    (46:48) - What does the growth of your community look like?
    (47:46) - Do you have ‘haters’?
    (48:54) - Melissa gives Neil personal coaching on healthy eating

    • 54 min
    Welcome to the Pederson's Natural Farms Podcast

    Welcome to the Pederson's Natural Farms Podcast

    The Pederson’s Natural Farms Podcast –​ ​Powered by Protein! Topics will range from bacon to air conditioning to business to healthy lifestyles...​ ​welcome to the communit​y ​ladies and gentlemen! While you’re here​,​ we look forward to sharing perspective, deep industry insights, and experience gained through the eyes of o​ur f​riends​ ​(consumers, customers, vendors, employees, and peers)! Our goal is for you to leave each episode with a trustworthy, transparent, and thought provoking experience. I believe I speak for everyone involved when I say this industry is our pa​ssion​!​ ​W​e appreciate you stopping by and giving us a chance to share that passion with you!
    Be sure to check us out at https://pedersonsfarms.com/
    Pederson's Natural Farms Podcast is produced by Johnny Peterson & Root and Roam.

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