51 episodes

With the FARMSMART Podcast, we’re not just talking change. We’re making change.
We are focused on helping growers evolve their sustainability practices, and we use trusted agronomic proof to keep these solutions grounded in the here and now. We have the courage and care to challenge what we think we know, and we’re here to help you embrace sustainability at every level of your operation. 
Join us each month for invaluable insights from agricultural and environmental professionals about sustainable agriculture and the changes that are paving the road to our future.

The FARMSMART Podcast, presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions Nutrien Ag Solutions

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    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

With the FARMSMART Podcast, we’re not just talking change. We’re making change.
We are focused on helping growers evolve their sustainability practices, and we use trusted agronomic proof to keep these solutions grounded in the here and now. We have the courage and care to challenge what we think we know, and we’re here to help you embrace sustainability at every level of your operation. 
Join us each month for invaluable insights from agricultural and environmental professionals about sustainable agriculture and the changes that are paving the road to our future.

    Feeding the Future: Why It's Critical to Tell the World Our Sustainability Story, with Tim Faveri

    Feeding the Future: Why It's Critical to Tell the World Our Sustainability Story, with Tim Faveri

    The global spotlight on agriculture has never been brighter than it is today.
    Farmers have spent decades producing food, fuel and fiber for the world, all while serving as stewards for the land and the next generation.
    But increased global attention to the ongoing climate crisis means that every agricultural practice is under the microscope.
    And if growers aren't telling their sustainability story, they risk being left out of key discussions that will shape the future of agriculture policy.
    So in this episode, we're talking with Tim Faveri, the Vice President of Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations at Nutrien.
    His team works across the organization to integrate sustainability strategy and advance environmental stewardship with partners across the globe.
    We'll talk about how they are helping growers shape common sense policy, how fostering partnerships with external stakeholders are an important facet of the strategy, and what they've learned in the last several years of helping farmers share their sustainability story.

    • 31 min
    2024 Ag Weather Outlook: Everybody Needs Something from Mother Nature, with Eric Snodgrass

    2024 Ag Weather Outlook: Everybody Needs Something from Mother Nature, with Eric Snodgrass

    Let's start with the good news about the North American climate outlook for the 2024 growing season: drought conditions are significantly better than they were last year.
    However, maybe it's force-of-habit, but growers seem to have more anxiety than usual about weather in the coming growing season, according to Nutrien Ag Solutions science fellow and principal atmospheric scientist Eric Snodgrass.
    And among the growers he talks to across the continent, he says everyone has something they're hoping for that could make or break their year.
    So in this episode, we'll dive in to the climatological outlook for every region in North America and try to tell you what kind of help... or hinderance... you can expect from Mother Nature.
    We'll discuss what the unusually warm winter means for planting operations across the continent, and see how long-term trade winds trends will impact weather patterns.
    Then, Eric will explain why he expects to see an active severe weather season this Spring, followed by Summer weather that might seem reminiscent of 2016 for some growers.

    • 31 min
    What Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers Bring to the Sustainability Toolbox, with Loveland Products' Ron Calhoun

    What Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers Bring to the Sustainability Toolbox, with Loveland Products' Ron Calhoun

    Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium.
    Every grower knows that these three nutrients are at the heart of every successful cropping plan.
    But in 2024, the tools to manage those nutrients are so much more potent and complex than they used to be.
    And cutting back on fertilizer inputs—discerningly and purposefully—can be a powerful opportunity to reduce costs and improve an operation's sustainability footprint.
    So in this episode, we're talking to Ron Calhoun—Senior Marketing Manager of Plant Nutrition from Loveland Products at Nutrien Ag Solutions—to find out how growers can leverage tools like enhanced efficiency fertilizers.
    He'll tell us why there's no one-size-fits-all answer.
    But how, by bringing the best science and technology to bear, Nutrien Ag Solutions makes it possible for growers to improve their profitability and benefit the planet.

    • 38 min
    How Indiana Soybean Farmers Are Benefitting From Our New Sustainability Practices Incentive Program, with Danny Carmony Jr.

    How Indiana Soybean Farmers Are Benefitting From Our New Sustainability Practices Incentive Program, with Danny Carmony Jr.

    In the heart of soybean country, you'll find Indiana farmers who have been utilizing sustainable best practices since long before it was called "sustainability."
    But a new Nutrien Ag Solutions incentive program with Bunge is making it possible for these growers to actually be compensated for these practices. And that's changing the game, both in terms of environmental impact AND the bottom line.
    Danny Carmony Jr. is the division manager of Central Indiana for Nutrien Ag Solutions, and a back-to-back Dean Albrecht Award winner, an honor bestowed upon the manager of Nutrien Ag Solutions' top-performing division each year.
    And in this episode, he joins us to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities for growers in the central Indiana region, including its diverse geography and soil types.
    He'll also highlight the successes of the Bunge sustainable soybean program, discuss how it's affecting the implementation of sustainability practices like cover crops and no-till, and explore how offerings like Agrible make it easier than ever before to collect and leverage ag data.
    Visit this link to learn more about the sustainable soybean program:
    https://viewer.joomag.com/bunge-sustainable-soybean-program-sky-final/0749223001699469844
    And visit agrible.com to check your eligibility.

    • 27 min
    New Features in Agrible That Improve Sustainable Ag Outcomes, with Ryan Adams

    New Features in Agrible That Improve Sustainable Ag Outcomes, with Ryan Adams

    Most growers have reached the point in their year when it's time to look back on what they've accomplished, review the records, and start looking for ways to improve their operations in the new year ahead.
    Nutrien Ag Solutions can help connect growers to programs that pay farmers for their sustainable agriculture practices.
    But it's going to take carefully collected and curated data to back up your sustainability story.
    So Agrible is available to make data collection, management and insights easy to accomplish and understand.
    And in this episode, we're talking to Ryan Adams, Nutrien Ag Solutions Director of Digital Sustainability, to learn about the new features that are making this sustainability tool even more useful.
    Learn more or sign up at agrible.com.

    • 32 min
    A 50-Year History of Agriculture and Sustainability, with Tom Daniel

    A 50-Year History of Agriculture and Sustainability, with Tom Daniel

    Agriculture has been around for more than 10,000 years.
    But you can argue that in the last 50 years, it’s changing and evolving faster than ever before.
    That evolution has included the growing relationship between agriculture and what we now call “sustainability.” 
    And someone who's been along for almost that entire ride is our very own Tom Daniel, Nutrien Ag Solutions' Director of North America Retail and Grower Sustainable Ag, who is retiring after 43 years in the industry.
    So in this episode, we thought it would be fun and interesting to look back at that history through Tom's eyes.
    He'll tell us about trends that have come and gone and re-emerged yet again. We'll chart how new technologies have made better sustainability outcomes, higher productivity and healthier margins possible. And we'll explore the changing relationship between consumers and the food they eat, and how sustainable ag has always been at the heart of all we do—whether you actually call it "sustainable ag" or not.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Franks_Dad ,

I could listen for hours

Great info! I love that you’re letting listeners ask questions and actually addressing them on the podcast now. I have a question for Tom and Sally. Does a grower have to be a Nutrien Ag Solutions customer to enroll in the Sustainability programs you all offer?

Carbon Tom ,

Amazing

This is a very informative podcast about sustainability. Highly recommend!

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