Since 1934, The Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman has been Iowa’s leading agriculture news source, and today it has the largest readership of any ag newspaper in Iowa. While The Spokesman newspaper is available exclusively to Iowa Farm Bureau members, The Spokesman Speaks podcast is available publicly, providing the ag news and farmer education that matter most.
Inside the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with Dr. Daniel Robison
Welcome to Episode 85 of The Spokesman Speaks podcast. This episode features a peek inside Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with Dr. Daniel Robison (dean of the college).
How an Iowa farm helped create a Super Bowl champion
Welcome to Episode 84 of The Spokesman Speaks podcast.
This episode includes some advice for a safe harvest and a discussion with 2021 America Needs Farmers Wall of Honor inductee Marshal Yanda (a former Iowa Hawkeye star, NFL All-Pro and Super Bowl champion) about his upbringing on an Anamosa, Iowa dairy farm.
Young farm leader shares opportunities for Iowa’s up-and-coming farmers
Welcome to Episode 83 of The Spokesman Speaks podcast. In this episode, Greg Hanes (CEO of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board) talks about the history of the Beef Checkoff (which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year) and what's around the corner. And the newly-elected chair of Iowa Farm Bureau's Young Farmer Advisory Committee (Randy Francois) shares the challenges and opportunities he sees for Iowa's up-and-coming farmers.
How a former U.S. Ambassador and USFRA’s CEO are sharing U.S. agriculture’s story internationally (emphasizing the importance of ag technology and livestock)
Welcome to Episode 82 of The Spokesman Speaks podcast.
In this episode, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture Kip Tom and U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action CEO Erin Fitzgerald discuss how they’re sharing U.S. agriculture’s story internationally (particularly the importance ag technology and livestock). Specifically, Tom and Fitzgerald talk about their work leading up to the inaugural UN Food Systems Summit (which will be held virtually, in late September 202
The latest updates on federal regulations, estate taxes and cattle market transparency with American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall
Welcome to Episode 81 of The Spokesman Speaks podcast. In this episode, American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall shares updates on some of the most important national policy issues facing farmers right now. (President Duvall’s interview took place on August 18, 2021.)
We also talk with Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill about a new series of videos that’s designed to improve consumers’ understanding of farming’s sustainability and animal care.
Iowa’s derecho recovery and a conversation with Iowa’s 2021 Conservation Farmers of the Year
Welcome to Episode 80 of The Spokesman Speaks podcast. In this episode, we reflect on Iowa’s derecho recovery (including a unique program to help livestock farmers who were impacted by the storm) with Brian Waddingham of the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. We also chat with the newly-announced winners of Iowa’s Conservation Farmer of the Year award; Ken Fawcett and his nephew Kent Stuart, who farm near West Branch.