Here on the Farm Traveler podcast, we interview farmers, ranchers, and anyone involved in supporting industries to agriculture. We hope that these interviews not only better inform consumers about how their food is made, but also acts as an outlet for farmers to share their stories. https://thefarmtraveler.com/
Today our guest from across the pond is Jonny Reader of V-Farm. Jonny will explain how V-farm started, how their custom built vertical farms work using hydroponics, and some example businesses and restaurants that put their systems to use.
Today our guests today are Charlotte and James from Vine Farm Dairy and have a unique milk vending machine at their farm. We will also talk about the UK agriculture industry and the local impact their dairy has had.
Today our guest is Austin Accursio. Austin is a vegetable farmer in Homestead, FL. Austin is going to tell us about what all goes into growing vegetables, his experience with growing organic, and some issues he as seen in the Ag industry.
Today's guest is Stephen Janak, a Texas A&M Extension Program Specialist in Colorado County. Stephen will tell us about his experience with the Texas Ag industry as well as a booming Olive industry in the Lone Star state.
If you’ve ever had an Ag class, you can probably recall how much fun it was and all the fantastic knowledge you gained in that class. Or maybe you never took an Ag class but remember seeing those Ag students out working with plants or animals, practicing public speaking, and maybe you even saw them wearing those blue corduroy jackets. Well those Ag classes were taught by hard working Ag teachers that wear many hats throughout their career. Today we are going to talk to one of those Ag teachers, who is now educating the next generation of Ag Education students. Dr Eric Rubenstein is an assistant professor at the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication. In today's episode, Dr Rubenstein will discuss his experiences teaching middle, high school and college agriculture education students, experiential learning, and some growing trends in the Ag Ed world.UGA Ag Ed - http://alec.caes.uga.edu/
If you’ve ever wondered what some major misconceptions consumers have of agriculture, or rural Ag community struggles, our guest today works with the University of Florida to find out just that. Our guest is Ashley McLeod Morin who is the communications coordinator for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Center for Public Issues Education also known as the PIE Center. Today we will talk about Agritourism, social media usage of farmers, and something called "The Rural Braindrain."UF PIE Center- http://www.piecenter.com/PIE Center Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thePIECenter/
Our first guest is Mary Lyndal Harrison the marketing director for Sweetwater Valley Farms in Philadelphia, TN. Sweetwater Valley Farms is a dairy farm that makes their own cheese and uses robotic milking techniques. Today, Mary will wall us through their process as well as showcase some ways they have use agrotourism to grow their business. We will also discuss cow health and happiness and how no one cares for cows as much as a dairy farmer. Sweetwater Valley Farms Website - https://sweetwatervalley.com/
The intro episode to the Farm Traveler Podcast. We've got two goals for this podcast: 1: Inform consumers on how their food is made. 2: Provide a resources for farmers to share their stories.If you or someone you know would be interested in being on the podcast, drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.Check us out at the following links:Farm Traveler Website - https://thefarmtraveler.com/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFarmTraveler/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/farm_traveler/