The industrial revolution sparked the modern wave of thought that agriculture is a profession for only country folk or those living in the past. The reality is that we rely on agriculture as much as ever, and the modern farmer has an array of high-tech tools at their disposal that the typical shopper is completely unaware of. These podcasts will fill you in on the latest and greatest trends from the world of agriculture.
1. AgGrad Live
Tim Hammerich hosts AgGrad Live, a weekly podcast meant to ‘to promote agricultural career discovery, agribusiness networking opportunities, and professional development for all interested in the agriculture industry’.
Visit their website: aggrad.com/aggrad-live-podcast/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/aggrad-live-podcast/id1348849794
Farm Journal presents AgPro Podcast, hosted by Ashley Davenport. The show features ‘conversations with retailers and industry leaders on top-of-mind topics affecting ag retail today and in the future’. Monthly shows typically run between ten and 15 minutes.
Visit their website:agprofessional.com/agpro-podcast
Visit their website: stitcher.com/podcast/rdo-equipment-co/agriculture-technology
Eric Atkinson hosts Agriculture Today, a daily podcast that ‘features K-State agricultural specialists and other experts examining agricultural issues facing Kansas and the nation’. Episodes run 40 minutes long.
Visit their website: ksre.k-state.edu/news/radio-network/ag-today.html
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/agriculture-today/id1251632419
Agri-Pulse Open Mic features interviews with ‘leaders in Ag policy’. Weekly episodes typically run around the 20-minute mark.
Visit their website: agri-pulse.com/media/podcasts
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/agri-pulse-open-mic-interview/id1291526979
Chip Flory hosts the AgriTalk podcast, ‘a daily national conversation about the latest issues impacting agriculture and rural America’. Daily episodes typically run an hour long.
Visit their website: agweb.com/agritalk
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/agritalk/id619537283
Ohio State University presents the Agronomy and Farm Management podcast, a bi-weekly show where hosts Amanda Douridas and Elizabeth Hawkins ‘interview experts in agronomy and farm management’. Episodes typically last 20-30 minutes long.
Visit their website: stitcher.com/podcast/the-ohio-state-university/agronomy-and-farm-management
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/agronomy-and-farm-management/id1385727972
Sarah Nolet hosts Agtech – So What?, where she helps ‘tell the stories of innovators at the intersection of agriculture and technology to answer the question: what really is agtech and why should you care?’ Episodes drop twice per month and typically run 20-30 minutes.
Visit their website: agtechsowhat.com/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/agtech-so-what/id1287042803
Sabrina Hill and Rusty Halvorson are hosts of the American Ag Network podcast, ‘a weekly recap of the latest agriculture news from North and South Dakota and the nation’. Weekly episodes usually last 15-17 minutes.
Visit their website: americanagnetwork.com/2018/04/american-ag-network-week-in-review-podcast-for-april-21/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/american-ag-network/id1369304449
FieldView presents Around the Farm, where host and digital farming expert Clint Chaffer ‘brings first-hand knowledge and high-energy personality to interviews with industry thought leaders on topics farmers are thinking about’. Monthly episodes run anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes.
Visit their website: climate.com/podcasts
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/around-the-farm/id1458148332
The Rural Business Collective presents Beating Around the Bush, where hosts Fleur Anderson, Wade Dabinett and their guests ‘discuss the week in Agriculture and rural and regional news’. Episodes usually run 20-30 minutes and are released on a varying schedule.
Visit their website: podbean.com/podcast-detail/543nj-432c5/Beating%20Around%20The%20Bush
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beating-around-the-bush/id1138785786
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln presents BeefWatch, a podcast that delivers ‘timely information to help beef cattle producers improve the sustainability and profitability of their operations’. Episodes arrive twice per week and typically run between five and 25 minutes.
Visit their website: beef.unl.edu/beefwatch-podcast
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unl-beefwatch/id964198047
Cal Ag Roots is a podcast that ‘unearths stories about farming history that challenge us to think deeply about the struggles, breakthroughs, battles, and innovations that have shaped California agriculture’. Episodes usually run around 25 minutes and are released every few months.
Visit their website: agroots.org/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cal-ag-roots-podcast/id1080823272
Spark: Careers in Agribusiness was created so listeners could ‘learn about the careers of successful men and women in ag’. Sara Steever hosts episodes that last 20-60 minutes and are released on a varying schedule.
Visit their website: stitcher.com/podcast/paulsen-marketing/spark-women-in-agribusiness
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spark-careers-in-agribusiness/id1188372285
Cobs and Spikes offers ‘explainers, stories, and conversations with experts innovating in the fields of agriculture, food security and nutrition’. The show is sponsored by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and episodes run between five and 55 minutes.
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cobs-spikes/id1438464146
Mecardo presents Commodity Conversations, where listeners will find agricultural commodity market analysts ‘discussing the ins and outs of the agriculture industry and the stories behind what’s driving the market’. Episodes come out every few days, lasting somewhere between 10 and 45 minutes.
Visit their website: offers.mecardo.com.au/podcast
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/commodity-conversations/id1454472230
Countrywide is an Australian podcast focused on Australian agriculture, ‘talking about the food you eat, how it’s produced, and what all this means for the Australian economy’. Weekly episodes run 30 minutes long.
Visit their website: rte.ie/radio1/countrywide/podcasts/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/countrywide/id598830819
This is the Podcast from Cover Crop Strategies, a publication that aims to help farmers grow and preserve their crops more intelligently. Episodes usually run around an hour long and are released on a varying schedule.
Visit their website: covercropstrategies.com/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cover-crop-strategies-podcast/id1451540843
‘If you want to own a farm, step back from your farm or invest in a farm then this is the podcast for you’. Episodes of Cultivate Farms can run anywhere from four minutes for over 45 minutes, with new shows arriving on an indeterminate schedule.
Visit their website: pca.st/YuOD
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cultivatefarmss-podcast/id1331354549
Down to Agribusiness is a show that airs every two-to-three months. Episodes illuminate ‘industry experts [who] discuss developments currently shaping agribusiness sectors and markets around the world.’ Episodes last anywhere from 12 to 30 minutes long.
Visit their website: agribusinessintelligence.informa.com/landing-page/agribusiness-podcast
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/down-to-agribusiness/id1240735778
The Farm & Rural Ag Network is a daily show that features interviews with ‘farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs, and agribusiness influencers about the issues facing modern agriculture’. Episodes usually run between 30 minutes and a bit over an hour.
Visit their website: farmruralag.com/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/farm-rural-ag-network/id1207587305
Diego Footer hosts Farm Small Farm Smart, a daily podcast that offers ‘insights for vegetable farmers and market gardeners who earn, or want to earn, a living growing vegetables profitably’. Footer interviews farmers ‘to find out what makes their market farm successful.’ Episodes can last anywhere from a minute to an hour, with most on the shorter side.
Visit their website: permaculturevoices.com/tag/farm-smart/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/farm-small-farm-smart/id1271270819
Farm to Table Talk was created ‘to explore what Farm To Table means in the Culinary world and the trends that change menus’. Weekly episodes typically run 20-45 minutes long.
Visit their website: farmtotabletalk.com/
Trevor Williams hosts the Farm Traveler podcast, a show that aims to ‘better inform consumers about how their food is made, but also acts as an outlet for farmers to share their stories’ through interviews with industry pros. Weekly episodes can last anywhere from ten minutes to over an hour.
Visit their website: buzzsprout.com/250966
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/farm-traveler-podcast/id1458246439
Chris Blanchard hosts Farmer to Farmer, a weekly podcast that usually runs around the hour mark. Listeners can expect ‘down-to-earth conversations with experienced farmers – and the occasional non-farmer – about everything from soil fertility and record-keeping to getting your crops to market without making yourself crazy.’
Visit their website: farmertofarmerpodcast.com/
The BBC presents Farming Today, a show that offers ‘news about food, farming and the countryside’. Daily episodes typically run 13 minutes long.
Visit their website: bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qj8q/episodes/downloads
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/farming-today/id261779638
The Farmers Business Network sponsors the FBN Podcast, a bi-weekly show ‘for farmers about how you can gain more choice, freedom and transparency in your farming business’. Episodes typically run between 15 and 25 minutes.
Visit their website: emergence.fbn.com/farm-and-rural-issues/introducing-the-fbn-podcast-2019
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fbn-podcast/id1461535072
The Female Farmer Project is a ladies-first ‘ podcast series that aims to serve as a platform for women to discuss agricultural issues, and give power to the traditional, cultural, and experience-driven knowledge’. Bi-monthly episodes typically run between 30 and 60 minutes.
Visit their website: femalefarmerproject.org/the-podcast
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/female-farmer-project/id1164772579
Commercial row-crop farmers Zach Johnson and Mitchell Hora host Field Work, ‘a podcast that provides space for frank, realistic discussions about the benefits and challenges of sustainable agriculture’. Weekly episodes typically run between 20 and 60 minutes.
Visit their website: fieldworktalk.org/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/field-work/id1460010498
Louisa Burwood-Taylor hosts Future Food, a podcast that weighs questions like ‘What will you be eating in 2050? How will it get to your table?’ while facing the reality that ‘how we grow, purchase, and eat our food is changing’. 20-60 minute episodes usually arrive twice per month.
Visit their website: efuturefood.fm/where-to-listen/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/future-food/id1400395761
Tim Hammerich hosts Future of Agriculture, a show that ‘explores the people, companies, and ideas shaping the future of agribusiness’. Common themes include rural entrepreneurship, agricultural sustainability, and food security. Weekly episodes typically last 30-40 minutes.
Visit their website: futureofag.com/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/future-of-agriculture/id1137767458
Angie Setzer and Jennifer Campbell host Girls Talk Ag, where ‘the girls get together every week to discuss what’s currently generating buzz in agriculture! Plowing through the manure on-line, not always politically correct but always honest.’ Monthly episodes typically run somewhere around 40 minutes.
Visit their website: globalagnetwork.com/girls-talk-ag/podcast
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/girls-talk-ag/id1217446389
Darby Simpson and Diego Footer host Grassfed Life, a podcast that offers ‘insights for small farmers and aspiring farm-based entrepreneurs who want to earn a living on the land doing something that they care about.’ Episodes typically run between 55 minutes and an hour and a half, with a varying release schedule.
Visit their website: grassfedlife.co/podcast/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/grassfed-life/id1270581396
Hoosier Ag Today provides insights around ‘Agricultural news, markets, agricultural technology, and farming weather for farmers’. Daily episodes typically run between 10 and
Visit their website: hoosieragtoday.com/hoosier-ag-week-podcast-top-news-indiana-us-agriculture/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hoosier-ag-today-podcast/id1220502880
Lancaster Farming presents the Industrial Hemp Podcast, which primes hemp farmers for questions like ‘What do farmers need to know?’ and ‘What can they do to get ready?’ On the show, hosts ‘talk to farmers, advocates and policy makers to find out.’ Weekly episodes typically last 30-60 minutes.
Visit their website: lancasterfarming.com/community/podcasts_and_audio/
Jace D. Young hosts Legacy Farmer, a podcast that ‘leads you through the truth about being a Modern Day Farmer, Rancher, Entrepreneur, Married Spouse, and Parent.’ Episodes typically last 7-10 minutes long and are released every few days.
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/legacy-farmer-the-podcast/id1451112290
Marlene Eick hosts Live Your Story, a weekly podcast offering ‘conversations on living, working, and leading from the perspective of a Millennial woman in agriculture’. Shows typically run 25 minutes to over an hour long.
RealAgriculture presents Mind Your Farm Business, ‘an audio series featuring thought-provoking leading business management experts in an engaging format’. Monthly episodes typically run 15-30 minutes.
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mind-your-farm-business/id1005114113
The No-Till Farmer Podcast offers ‘in-depth knowledge on high-profit no-till crop production, including planting, fertilizing, residue management, crop protection, cover crops and other management practices that promote stewardship of the environment’. Weekly episodes typically last 20-60 minutes.
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/no-till-farmer-podcast/id1155204185
Matt Brechwald hosts Off-Farm Income, a show that discusses ‘starting, funding and marketing small businesses specific to agriculture’. Episodes are released 3-4 time per week and typically last between 20 and 60 minutes.
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/off-farm-income/id952577100
Hallie Casey hosts One to Grow On, where they and their guests ‘dig into questions about agriculture and try to understand how food production impacts us and our world’. Weekly episodes typically last 30-40 minutes long.
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/one-to-grow-on/id1437683662
Diego Footer hosts Permaculture Voices, a show that features ‘down to earth conversations with farmers give us an inside look at what it really takes to earn an independent living being a farmer’. The show combines ‘true inspirational stories with tangible tools and tactics’ within shows that usually run over an hour.
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/permaculture-voices/id676930917
Craig Houin & Morgan Seger host Precision Vision, where they and guests ‘discuss the relevant precision technology in the agriculture industry as well as introduce and evaluate new tech as it arrives on the scene’. Weekly episodes usually run 20-50 minutes.
Farm Owners Academy presents Profitable Farmer, a podcast ‘all about increasing the profitability of your farm so you work smarter and not harder’. Andrew Roberts from the Farm Owners Academy hosts bi-weekly episodes that typically run between 20 and 40 minutes.
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/profitable-farmer/id1309434515
The Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University presents this 15-minute podcast. Listeners will get ‘the skinny on recent agricultural economic issues’. New shows drop on a varying schedule.
Rabobank sponsors this podcast, relying on researchers who ‘generate knowledge, and develop views and insights on businesses, topics and developments in the food & agribusiness sectors across the globe’. 10-15 minute episodes drop 1-4 times per month.
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/raboresearch-agri-commodities/id1236137111
John Kempf hosts the Regenerative Agriculture Podcast, ‘a show for professional growers who want to increase quality and yield — for growers and agronomists who want to learn about the science and principles of regenerative agriculture systems’. Monthly episodes usually run around 55-60 minutes.
Visit their website: regenerativeagriculturepodcast.com/
Jim Smalley hosts this radio show-podcast that covers ‘the latest news and developments impacting the provincial agri-business industry, market and commodity prices and more’. Daily episodes last 15 minutes.
Visit their website: regenerativeagriculturepodcast.com/
Marjorie Guyler-Alaniz hosts this podcast with the mission ‘to shine a light on women in agriculture’ through interviews and news coverage. Bi-weekly episodes typically last around 50 minutes.
Visit their website: farmher.com/blogs/farmhers-ranchhers/tagged/podcast
This podcast is ‘the strip-tiller’s audio source for information on strip-tillage practices, technologies, and other helpful advice’. Bi-monthly episodes typically run around 20 minutes long.
Visit their website: striptillfarmer.com/topics/406-strip-till-farmer-podcast
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/strip-till-farmer-podcast/id1154155977
The publication Successful Farming presents its podcast, a show that covers ‘topics ranging from agronomy, technology, rural lifestyle, ag policy, and more’. Episodes typically run 20-30 minutes and are released on a varying schedule.
Visit their website: agriculture.com/podcast/successful-farming-podcast
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/successful-farming-podcast/id1176192313
Damian Mason hosts this podcast, where he ‘travels all over the globe talking to audiences about the topics surrounding the business of food fuel and fiber’. Episodes typically run around 35 minutes long and are released every week or two.
Visit their website: stitcher.com/podcast/damian-mason/the-business-of-agriculture-podcast
The Deal With Yield is ‘a podcast series covering the issues that matter most to farmers’ sponsored by WinField Solutions. Weekly episodes typically run 20-30 minutes.
Visit their website: winfieldpodcasting.podbean.com/
Lisa Held hosts The Farm Report, ‘a show about the people, processes, and policies that shape how food is produced today’. Episodes usually last 30-40 minutes and drop on a varying schedule.
Visit their website: heritageradionetwork.org/series/the-farm-report/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-farm-report/id330208267
Josiah Garber hosts this monthly podcast that focuses on natural farming methods as well as ‘topics related to natural farming: gardening, permaculture, homesteading and more.’ Shows typically run between 15 and 40 minutes.
Visit their website: thefarmingpodcast.com/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-farming-podcast/id555689754
Tim and Tyler Nuss host The Modern Acre, where they’ve built ‘a community of farmers, professionals, and entrepreneurs passionate about building their ag businesses through modern day innovation and technology’. Weekly episodes typically run 30-40 minutes.
Visit their website: themodernacre.co/
Loagan Robinson hosts The Ranching Brunette, a podcast ‘geared towards aspiring first-generation ranchers’ that offers ‘in-depth interviews with successful ranchers and influencers, primarily in the beef industry, as well as my experiences through the ups and downs of starting an agriculture business’. Episodes can last anywhere from ten to 60-plus minutes, and new shows arrive on a varying schedule.
Visit their website: theranchingbrunette.com/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ranching-brunette/id1457511351
The Urban Farm is a ‘3-day per week audio only podcast that’s featured special guests like Jason Mraz, Lisa Steele, and Kari Spencer’. The host and guests ‘discuss the art and value of growing food in urban areas’. Shows typically run 30-50 minutes.
Visit their website: urbanfarm.org/blog/podcast/
This radio show-podcast offers ‘the latest in cattle industry news, stories of the rancher/cowboy, listener response, cowboy poetry and music, rodeo action and much much more’. Episodes come out every 3-4 days and usually run between 20 and 60 minutes.
Visit their website: workingranchradio.podbean.com/
This uniquely named podcast hosted by Jayne Cuddihy ‘brings together farmers, scientists, consumers, industry and thought leaders to try and answer those tricky but crucial questions everyone else is avoiding’. Monthly episodes usually run a bit over an hour.
Visit their website: listennotes.com/podcasts/theres-an-elephant-in-my-paddock-jayne-DaEwsKTHq_u/
The WeedSmart Podcast sees hosts Peter Newman and Jessica Strauss ‘whip around the cropping regions focusing on weed control and issues which have cropped up (pun intended)’. Bi-weekly episodes usually last around an hour.
Visit their website: weedsmart.org.au/podcasts/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/weedsmart-podcast/id1176802774
Working Cows is for those who live the agriculture life, and it ‘gives you something to think about as you seek to maximize the effectiveness of your cattle operation and the joy your family receives from this lifestyle’. Weekly shows typically run 40-50 minutes.
Visit their website: workingcows.net/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/working-cows/id1307361758
Chuck and Cindy Zimmerman host ZimmCast, where they sit down with ‘leaders in the agrimarketing world and talk with them about what they’re doing that’s new and different’. Episodes usually run around 20 minutes long and shows are released on a varying schedule.
Visit their website: http://agwired.com/category/zimmcast/
Listen on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/zimmcast/id79144718