Wheat All About It! is a weekly podcast that takes a wide-ranging look at wheat farming in the Pacific Northwest. Since January 2017, Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations for the Washington Grain Commission, has interviewed farmers, researchers, industry leaders and consumers about issues that impact wheat in the region. Educational as well as entertaining, Wheat All About It! is a podcast for anyone who wants to stay up on the crop that’s grown on more acres than any other in the region. For a summary of all episodes visit wagrains.org.
Episode 210: Closing Time
12.29.20 Four years and 210 episodes later, the first podcast devoted to wheat and wheat farming in the Pacific Northwest calls it quits. Starting in January 2017, the Washington Grain Commission-sponsored Wheat All About It! has introduced listeners to hours of information and entertainment about the industry and the grain chain that supports it. In … Episode 210: Closing Time Read More »
Episode 209: WSU Scientist By Day, Genetic Entrepreneur By Night: Kulvinder Gill Straddles Two Worlds
12.22.20 As an emigrant to the U.S. from India., Kulvinder Gill is used to working with different cultures, which makes his status as a scientist at Washington State University and as CEO of his own company, easier to navigate. In episode 209 entitled: WSU Scientist By Day, Genetic Entrepreneur By Night: Kulvinder Gill Straddles Two … Episode 209: WSU Scientist By Day, Genetic Entrepreneur By Night: Kulvinder Gill Straddles Two Worlds Read More »
Episode 208: At the WSCIA, the Devil is in the Details
12.15.20 It’s not just farmers who operate under a regulatory burden. In episode 208 entitled: At the WSCIA, the Devil is in the Details, Lauren Port, manager of the organization, talks about the state and federal laws which guide the operations of the non-profit and ensure farmers receive only the highest quality seed. Port, who … Episode 208: At the WSCIA, the Devil is in the Details Read More »
Episode 207: Time Flies When You’re Breeding Wheat
12.8.20 It’s been 10 years since Arron Carter took over winter wheat breeding duties at Washington State University. In episode 207 entitled, Time Flies When You’re Breeding Wheat, Carter talks about new varieties, including a club Clearfield variety, the importance of his technicians, the promise of advanced breeding technologies, a peculiar phenomenon that occurred among … Episode 207: Time Flies When You’re Breeding Wheat Read More »
Episode 206: Let’s See What We Can Do About That—Or How Garry Rosman Learned To Walk Again
12.1.20 In 1989, Gary Rosman was a 36 years old wheat farmer with plans to buy more land when a grain auger he was moving fell and crushed his back. Paralyzed, Rosman could have accepted his doctor’s advice to get used to a wheelchair. He didn’t, and as a result not only did he learn … Episode 206: Let’s See What We Can Do About That—Or How Garry Rosman Learned To Walk Again Read More »
Episode 205: Malt to the Future!
11.24.20 Bob Brueggeman makes no bones about it. The barley breeding position at WSU, known as the R.A. Nilan Endowed Chair in Barley Research and Education, is his dream job. In episode 205 entitled: Malt to the Future! we learn that part of that dream includes a spotlight on malt barley, the category of grain … Episode 205: Malt to the Future! Read More »
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