83 episodes

That Farm Life is Agri-Health Network's weekly podcast hosted by Archie Mason. We dive into topics that affect those in the farming community. We believe it's ok to not be ok, but we want to help people not stay that way.The Agri-Health Network is a non-profit established to provide stress assistance those engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations. We encourage and provide resources for these groups to create a safe zone in the Agri-community to handle stress with biblical, faith based answers. ​Our goal at the Agri-Health Network is to help others recognize the signs of stress and offer opportunities to help deal with that stress through faith, family, and community with other farmers.

That Farm Life Agri Health Network

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

That Farm Life is Agri-Health Network's weekly podcast hosted by Archie Mason. We dive into topics that affect those in the farming community. We believe it's ok to not be ok, but we want to help people not stay that way.The Agri-Health Network is a non-profit established to provide stress assistance those engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations. We encourage and provide resources for these groups to create a safe zone in the Agri-community to handle stress with biblical, faith based answers. ​Our goal at the Agri-Health Network is to help others recognize the signs of stress and offer opportunities to help deal with that stress through faith, family, and community with other farmers.

    The USDA Appeals Process with Tezra Woody

    The USDA Appeals Process with Tezra Woody

    Many times people in agriculture apply for loans, grants, or other financial support from the USDA. When they are denied, there is a free resource to appeal.
     In today’s episode Archie interviews Tezra Woody, the Regional Director for the Southern Region of the USDA National Appeals Division. She shares reasons a person may want to appeal and the free process. 
     Her personal story of growing up on a truck patch farm to the military, to law school, to the Army JAG Corps, and now to the National Appeals Division is inspiring and encouraging for anyone who has big dreams.
     More information on the appeals process, visit the National Appeals Division at 
    www.nad.usda.gov. There are links to the application as well as other ways to contact NAD.

    You can also watch a video on the appeals division on YouTube.
     
    That Farm Life Podcast is a resource of Agri Health Network. For more information and to find more resources, check out AgriHealth.net. 
     
    Questions or comments? Email us at info@agrihealth.net.

    • 24 min
    Seeds of Faith with Rod Ohmes

    Seeds of Faith with Rod Ohmes

    Jesus told many stories based on the agrarian society of His day. Pastor Rod Ohmes from Ramsey Creek Baptist Churchin Clarksville, Missouri sees these stories come alive in the community of his rural church. 
     You can find Ramsey Creek Baptist Church at their website or on Facebook. 
     “Farming takes some of the most faith of any kind of a profession out there… Like Jesus talks about in Mark 4, that a farmer, he sows the seed, he puts the seed in the ground, and then he just goes to sleep and he trusts that it’s going to grow…. Nowadays we can put all kinds of things on the seed and we can wait until just the right time and we can fertilize it at just the right time, but no farmer out there causes that seed to grow. God does…. There’s a lot of faith involved in farming. And so we can draw a lot of parallels between faith and farming just out of the stories Jesus tells and what the nature of faith is.” – Rod Ohmes
    That Farm Life Podcast is a resource of Agri Health Network. For more information and to find more resources, check out AgriHealth.net. 
     
    Questions or comments? Email us at info@agrihealth.net.
     

    • 30 min
    The “Glorified Cowboy” with Tom Hess

    The “Glorified Cowboy” with Tom Hess

    In this episode Archie talks with Tom Hess, a Program Associate at the University of Arkansas Division of Agricultural Livestock and Forestry Research Station. Tom’s role as a self-described “glorified cowboy” includes research on new methods of livestock production. 
     You can learn more about the Livestock and Forestry Research Station here.
     
    That Farm Life Podcast is a resource of Agri Health Network. For more information and to find more resources, check out AgriHealth.net. 
     Questions or comments? Email us at info@agrihealth.net.

    • 27 min
    Sixteen Years Clean with Dr. John Huff

    Sixteen Years Clean with Dr. John Huff

    After treatment for cancer and blood clotting, veterinarian John Huff began to have chronic pain. He heard about a medication that falsely promised pain relief without the risk of addiction – Oxycontin.  Like many others, he quickly became addicted to the medication. After several overdosing scares, John made his way to rehab. With determination, hard work, and God’s help, he was able to overcome his addiction. 
     “It’s been 16 years since I’ve been clean… God can get you through this…. You don’t have to just not use. God can deliver you from that, take that desire, and put it far from you. You don’t have to wake up every day thinking about it. You can be free from it.”  - John Huff
     To contact Dr. Huff about the support group for veterinarians mentioned in the episode, call his office at 870-935-VETS. You can also reach him via email at HuffDVM@msn.com.
     
    That Farm Life Podcast is a resource of Agri Health Network. For more information and to find more resources, check out AgriHealth.net. 
     Questions or comments? Email us at info@agrihealth.net.

    • 24 min
    Taking Her Seat at the Table with Jessica Burkham

    Taking Her Seat at the Table with Jessica Burkham

    Jessica Burkham’s Ag involvement began with a 4-H heifer that turned into a family business raising certified Angus beef cattle. After graduation from the University of Nebraska where she studied animal science and beef production, Jessica headed to Washington D.C. to work with a senator on agriculture policy. Now, as Managing Director for Beef Alliance, Jessica works with leaders of the cattle feeding industry to improve the way cattle are cared for. 
     In this episode she shares about industry innovations, woman in Ag leadership, and dealing with stress and strains.
     “If you’re struggling, don’t be afraid to share that… because ten times out of ten, your peers, your neighbors – they’re struggling, too. Or they have and they can offer a lot of really good advice.”   - Jessica Burkham
    You can learn more about Beef Alliance at beef alliance.com. 
    That Farm Life Podcast is a resource of Agri Health Network. For more information and to find more resources, check out AgriHealth.net. 
     Questions or comments? Email us at info@agrihealth.net.

    • 20 min
    Strength in Support Systems with Murray Benton

    Strength in Support Systems with Murray Benton

    In this episode Archie speaks with Murray Benton, the president Mid-South Sales. They provide a variety of petroleum products for industry and agriculture. Murray discusses the rising costs of oil and gas and some of the global situations that created the issue.
     Murray’s strong faith in Christ and a community of supportive friends help him through stressful seasons. You can build a community around yourself through people you work with, others in your same industry, neighbors, or your church. 
     Archie would like to invite any men in the Northeast Arkansas area to a new men’s group at his church:
    BetterMan Men’s Group - Begins September 6, 2022
    Every Tuesday, at6:00 a.m.
    Central Baptist Church Family Life Center
    Jonesboro, Arkansas
    Breakfast provided
    Register here to let them know you will be coming.
    You can contact Murray Benton through his company’s website or phone number:
    https://www.midsouthsales.com
    870-933-OILS   
    That Farm Life Podcast is a resource of Agri Health Network. For more information and to find more resources, check out AgriHealth.net. 
    Questions or comments? Email us at info@agrihealth.net.
     

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

MomintheWord ,

Soul Food

I rarely miss an episode of That Farm Life. I am not involved at all in the farming industry. However my Pepaw Finis was a big farmer in Beech Grove. I guess that is why I enjoy this podcast so much. It takes me back and feeds my soul. And it really causes me to be thankful for the hardworking men and women who sacrifice so much for Americas well being. I love the stories of faith and surrender that I hear. I now have a secret wish to work on a farm ☺️…..I guess it’s in my blood somehow.

Snelvis ,

WHAT A BLESSING!!!

Love this so much! Great help for farmers, but really great lessons learned and advice for everyone. Really enjoy listening to this every week!

Fellow Human 🥳🥳🥳 ,

Very encouraging.

I listen every Monday, and it boosts my attitude for the week. I love that it focuses on farmers like myself and I can’t wait for the next episode!

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