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This is a show for professional growers and agronomists who want to learn about the science and principles of regenerative agriculture systems to increase quality, yield, and profitability.

Regenerative Agriculture Podcast John Kempf

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    • 4.8 • 412 Ratings

This is a show for professional growers and agronomists who want to learn about the science and principles of regenerative agriculture systems to increase quality, yield, and profitability.

    Podcast Short #7: Assessing the Efficacy of Regenerative Products with Kish Johnson

    Podcast Short #7: Assessing the Efficacy of Regenerative Products with Kish Johnson

    In this episode, John Kempf speaks with Kish Johnson, Director of Partnerships and Expansion at Advancing Eco Agriculture. Kish shares insights into AEA's international expansion and maintaining high product standards for global distribution. The conversation touches on Kish's diverse background, including his time in the UK and the Middle East, as well as how these experiences have shaped his approach to agriculture today.
    They also discuss the evolution of AEA from a consulting company to one that also manufactures better-performing agricultural product offerings. Kish emphasizes the importance of thorough testing and validation, and that accurate agronomic recommendations depend on precise data, such as plant sap analysis and other methods, which is often lacking in the industry.

    Additional Resources
    To learn more about AEA, please visit: https://advancingecoag.com/

    About John Kempf
    John Kempf is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA). A top expert in biological and regenerative farming, John founded AEA in 2006 to help fellow farmers by providing the education, tools, and strategies that will have a global effect on the food supply and those who grow it.
    Through intense study and the knowledge gleaned from many industry leaders, John is building a comprehensive systems-based approach to plant nutrition – a system solidly based on the sciences of plant physiology, mineral nutrition, and soil microbiology.
    Support For This Show & Helping You Grow
    Since 2006, AEA has been on a mission to help growers become more resilient, efficient, and profitable with regenerative agriculture. 
    AEA works directly with growers to apply its unique line of liquid mineral crop nutrition products and biological inoculants. Informed by cutting-edge plant and soil data-gathering techniques, AEA’s science-based programs empower farm operations to meet the crop quality markers that matter the most.
    AEA has created real and lasting change on millions of acres with its products and data-driven services by working hand-in-hand with growers to produce healthier soil, stronger crops, and higher profits.
    Beyond working on the ground with growers, AEA leads in regenerative agriculture media and education, producing and distributing the popular and highly-regarded Regenerative Agriculture Podcast, inspiring webinars, and other educational content that serve as go-to resources for growers worldwide. 
    Learn more about AEA’s regenerative programs and products: https://www.advancingecoag.com

    • 25 min
    Episode 125: The Benefits and Challenges of Intercropping with Lana Shaw

    Episode 125: The Benefits and Challenges of Intercropping with Lana Shaw

    Lana Shaw is the Research Manager at the South East Research Farm in Saskatchewan, Canada. She has been with the research farm since 2010, overseeing its transformation from a poorly funded facility into a center for innovative agricultural research. Lana holds a master's degree and has a background in government work related to agriculture. 
    Her work focuses on practical, applied experiments that benefit local farmers, with a particular interest in intercropping and companion cropping to improve soil health and agricultural sustainability. Lana comes from several generations of Canadian farmers, grounding her efforts in the long-term resilience and sustainability of farm communities.
    In this episode, Lana and John discuss the:
    Benefits and challenges of intercropping
    Innovative research to discover more efficient and effective farming methods
    Importance of specialty crop variety development to support farmers
    Inherent complexity in agricultural systems
    Adoption of new techniques and technologies by farmers
    Additional Resources
    To learn more about the work happening at the South East Research Farm, please visit: https://southeastresearchfarm.org/
    About John Kempf
    John Kempf is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA). A top expert in biological and regenerative farming, John founded AEA in 2006 to help fellow farmers by providing the education, tools, and strategies that will have a global effect on the food supply and those who grow it.
    Through intense study and the knowledge gleaned from many industry leaders, John is building a comprehensive systems-based approach to plant nutrition – a system solidly based on the sciences of plant physiology, mineral nutrition, and soil microbiology.
    Support For This Show & Helping You Grow
    Since 2006, AEA has been on a mission to help growers become more resilient, efficient, and profitable with regenerative agriculture. 
    AEA works directly with growers to apply its unique line of liquid mineral crop nutrition products and biological inoculants. Informed by cutting-edge plant and soil data-gathering techniques, AEA’s science-based programs empower farm operations to meet the crop quality markers that matter the most.
    AEA has created real and lasting change on millions of acres with its products and data-driven services by working hand-in-hand with growers to produce healthier soil, stronger crops, and higher profits.
    Beyond working on the ground with growers, AEA leads in regenerative agriculture media and education, producing and distributing the popular and highly-regarded Regenerative Agriculture Podcast, inspiring webinars, and other educational content that serve as go-to resources for growers worldwide.
    Learn more about AEA’s regenerative programs and products: https://www.advancingecoag.com
     

    • 40 min
    Podcast Short #6: Key Qualities You Need in an Agronomist with David Miller

    Podcast Short #6: Key Qualities You Need in an Agronomist with David Miller

    In this episode, John speaks with his friend and colleague, David Miller, Director of Applied Agronomyat Advancing Eco Agriculture. Together, they discuss the essential knowledge and skills required to excel as an agronomist, especially within the regenerative agriculture space.
    David shares insights from his 15-year journey in agronomy, emphasizing the importance of big-picture thinking and a deep understanding of both plant physiology and soil biology. He talks about the balance between maintaining a high-level overview of agricultural systems while calling upon detailed, crop-specific knowledge in his work.
    This conversation highlights the need for agronomists to understand the timing of various applications relative to the specific growth stages of plants. David provides examples from pecan and cotton farming, illustrating how precision nutrient management and timing can significantly impact crop yield and health.

    Additional Resources
    To learn more about AEA, please visit: https://advancingecoag.com/

    To learn more about AEA’s approach to agronomy, please watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dShMf8VmrM
    About John Kempf
    John Kempf is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA). A top expert in biological and regenerative farming, John founded AEA in 2006 to help fellow farmers by providing the education, tools, and strategies that will have a global effect on the food supply and those who grow it.​
    Through intense study and the knowledge gleaned from many industry leaders, John is building a comprehensive systems-based approach to plant nutrition – a system solidly based on the sciences of plant physiology, mineral nutrition, and soil microbiology.
    Support For This Show & Helping You Grow
    Since 2006, AEA has been on a mission to help growers become more resilient, efficient, and profitable with regenerative agriculture. 
    AEA works directly with growers to apply its unique line of liquid mineral crop nutrition products and biological inoculants. Informed by cutting-edge plant and soil data-gathering techniques, AEA’s science-based programs empower farm operations to meet the crop quality markers that matter the most.
    AEA has created real and lasting change on millions of acres with its products and data-driven services by working hand-in-hand with growers to produce healthier soil, stronger crops, and higher profits.
    Beyond working on the ground with growers, AEA leads in regenerative agriculture media and education, producing and distributing the popular and highly-regarded Regenerative Agriculture Podcast, inspiring webinars, and other educational content that serve as go-to resources for growers worldwide.
    Learn more about AEA’s regenerative programs and products: https://www.advancingecoag.com
     

    • 27 min
    Episode 124: Understanding the Complexities of Fruit Trees with Dr. Ted DeJong

    Episode 124: Understanding the Complexities of Fruit Trees with Dr. Ted DeJong

    Dr. Ted DeJong is a professor at the University of California where he has dedicated approximately 40 years to researching and teaching about stone fruits such as peaches, plums, and nectarines. His primary focus has been understanding the physiology of fruit trees, driven by his desire to probe into how plants function at a fundamental level.

    One of DeJong's significant contributions is his effort to simplify and clarify the complexities of fruit tree physiology. He’s observed that existing textbooks often describe the functions of trees in great detail but fail to explain how these functions occur. This gap led him to write his book, "Concepts for Understanding Fruit Trees," which distills these complex ideas into more straightforward principles. 
    In this episode, Ted and John discuss:
    Maximizing sunlight capture in orchard planting
    Challenges photosynthetic efficiency
    Impact of early ripening fruit varieties on yield
    How the genetic code of tree organs, such as flowers and fruits, dictates their growth and development
    Nitrogen fertilization practices in orchards
    How the day-night temperature cycle influences the activity of different parts of the tree
    The importance of pruning principles and the timing of fruit thinning 
    Additional Resources:
    To learn more about Ted and his research, please visit: https://dejong.ucdavis.edu/

    To get a copy of his book, Concepts for Understanding Fruit Trees, please visit: https://www.amazon.com/Concepts-Understanding-Fruit-Trees-Concise/dp/1800620861
    About John Kempf
    John Kempf is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA). A top expert in biological and regenerative farming, John founded AEA in 2006 to help fellow farmers by providing the education, tools, and strategies that will have a global effect on the food supply and those who grow it.
    Through intense study and the knowledge gleaned from many industry leaders, John is building a comprehensive systems-based approach to plant nutrition – a system solidly based on the sciences of plant physiology, mineral nutrition, and soil microbiology.
    Support For This Show & Helping You Grow
    Since 2006, AEA has been on a mission to help growers become more resilient, efficient, and profitable with regenerative agriculture. 
    AEA works directly with growers to apply its unique line of liquid mineral crop nutrition products and biological inoculants. Informed by cutting-edge plant and soil data-gathering techniques, AEA’s science-based programs empower farm operations to meet the crop quality markers that matter the most.
    AEA has created real and lasting change on millions of acres with its products and data-driven services by working hand-in-hand with growers to produce healthier soil, stronger crops, and higher profits.
    Beyond working on the ground with growers, AEA leads in regenerative agriculture media and education, producing and distributing the popular and highly-regarded Regenerative Agriculture Podcast, inspiring webinars, and other educational content that serve as go-to resources for growers worldwide.
    Learn more about AEA’s regenerative programs and products: https://www.advancingecoag.com
     

    • 56 min
    Podcast Short #5: Benefits of Mid-Season Foliar Applications

    Podcast Short #5: Benefits of Mid-Season Foliar Applications

    In this episode, John delves into the critical role of mid-season foliar applications in boosting crop health and productivity. He talks about how timely and strategic foliar feeding can address nutrient deficiencies, enhance disease resistance, and improve overall plant vigor, leading to a more successful harvest.
    Key topics discussed:
    Understanding the optimal mid-season window for applying foliar nutrients to maximize benefits
    Identifying common mid-season nutrient deficiencies
    Exploring how foliar applications can bolster plant immunity and reduce the impact of diseases
    Highlighting best practices for effective foliar application to ensure maximum absorption and minimal waste
    Considering weather conditions and other environmental factors that influence the effectiveness of foliar feeding
    Additional Resources
    To learn more about AEA’s foliar products and programs, please visit: https://advancingecoag.com/

    To watch a webinar about AEA’s products, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cItpuQDX_M4&t=22s
    About John Kempf
    John Kempf is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA). A top expert in biological and regenerative farming, John founded AEA in 2006 to help fellow farmers by providing the education, tools, and strategies that will have a global effect on the food supply and those who grow it.
    Through intense study and the knowledge gleaned from many industry leaders, John is building a comprehensive systems-based approach to plant nutrition – a system solidly based on the sciences of plant physiology, mineral nutrition, and soil microbiology.
    Support For This Show & Helping You Grow
    Since 2006, AEA has been on a mission to help growers become more resilient, efficient, and profitable with regenerative agriculture. 
    AEA works directly with growers to apply its unique line of liquid mineral crop nutrition products and biological inoculants. Informed by cutting-edge plant and soil data-gathering techniques, AEA’s science-based programs empower farm operations to meet the crop quality markers that matter the most.
    AEA has created real and lasting change on millions of acres with its products and data-driven services by working hand-in-hand with growers to produce healthier soil, stronger crops, and higher profits.
    Beyond working on the ground with growers, AEA leads in regenerative agriculture media and education, producing and distributing the popular and highly-regarded Regenerative Agriculture Podcast, inspiring webinars, and other educational content that serve as go-to resources for growers worldwide.
    Learn more about AEA’s regenerative programs and products: https://www.advancingecoag.com

    • 20 min
    Podcast Extra: Ask Me Anything with John Kempf

    Podcast Extra: Ask Me Anything with John Kempf

    In this Ask Me Anything webinar from June, John answers pressing questions from the audience and shares his extensive research and firsthand experience to help farmers achieve healthier, more resilient crops.
    Discussion points include:
    Combating disease and pest pressure on a variety of crops Foliar application and management Nitrogen management Cover crops Sap analysis And much more Listen in to gain valuable insights and practical solutions from one of the leading experts in the field.
    Additional Resources:
    To watch more webinars from Advancing Eco Agriculture, please visit our YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/@AdvancingEcoAgriculture

    To get updates on webinars, podcasts, events, and promotions from Advancing Eco Agriculture, sign up for our newsletter: https://advancingecoag.com/newsletter
    About John Kempf
    John Kempf is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA). A top expert in biological and regenerative farming, John founded AEA in 2006 to help fellow farmers by providing the education, tools, and strategies that will have a global effect on the food supply and those who grow it.​
    Through intense study and the knowledge gleaned from many industry leaders, John is building a comprehensive systems-based approach to plant nutrition – a system solidly based on the sciences of plant physiology, mineral nutrition, and soil microbiology.
    Support For This Show & Helping You Grow
    Since 2006, AEA has been on a mission to help growers become more resilient, efficient, and profitable with regenerative agriculture. 
    AEA works directly with growers to apply its unique line of liquid mineral crop nutrition products and biological inoculants. Informed by cutting-edge plant and soil data-gathering techniques, AEA’s science-based programs empower farm operations to meet the crop quality markers that matter the most.
    AEA has created real and lasting change on millions of acres with its products and data-driven services by working hand-in-hand with growers to produce healthier soil, stronger crops, and higher profits.
    Beyond working on the ground with growers, AEA leads in regenerative agriculture media and education, producing and distributing the popular and highly-regarded Regenerative Agriculture Podcast, inspiring webinars, and other educational content that serve as go-to resources for growers worldwide.
    Learn more about AEA’s regenerative programs and products: https://www.advancingecoag.com
     

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
412 Ratings

412 Ratings

!TReads! ,

So glad I stumbled on this podcast

Not a farmer, but a home gardener who stumbled upon this podcast via the James White interview. I am so inspired by the conversations, information sharing and innovation presented in this podcast. To echo a previous reviewer, this podcast gives me hope! There really ARE brilliant people, all over the world, working on bettering our systems of food production and understanding how nature’s design really works.

Sara416 ,

Hope

I love this show. This show gives me hope.

Hyperwolf350 ,

Trucker wannabe farmer

I just listened to episode 105 that is one of the things I want to do in our property, I’m about to start listening to all podcast for some for the sixth time, as I slowly read John’s book. Thank you John for sharing the knowledge of all your guests and yours of course.
Gartner’s Farm.

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