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This original podcast series is hosted by Anders Gurda, Manager of Agronomy Solutions at Pipeline Foods. It provides in-depth interviews with organic farmers and experts, and covers a wide variety of topics and stories related to organic row crop production. We know that you have plenty of windshield time in your profession, so wanted to give you something to listen to and think about as you plant, cultivate, harvest, and spend those hours on the road. In these episodes, we wander into the weeds so that you don’t have to.

This original podcast series is hosted by Anders Gurda, Manager of Agronomy Solutions at Pipeline Foods. It provides in-depth interviews with organic farmers and experts, and covers a wide variety of topics and stories related to organic row crop production. We know that you have plenty of windshield time in your profession, so wanted to give you something to listen to and think about as you plant, cultivate, harvest, and spend those hours on the road. In these episodes, we wander into the weeds so that you don’t have to.
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United States

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This original podcast series is hosted by Anders Gurda, Manager of Agronomy Solutions at Pipeline Foods. It provides in-depth interviews with organic farmers and experts, and covers a wide variety of topics and stories related to organic row crop production. We know that you have plenty of windshield time in your profession, so wanted to give you something to listen to and think about as you plant, cultivate, harvest, and spend those hours on the road. In these episodes, we wander into the weeds so that you don’t have to.

Language:

English

Contact:

651-491-2562


Episodes

Episode 7: An exploration of farmland investing and management

1/14/2019
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In this episode of Into The Weeds, Pipeline Foods' Erin Heitkamp guest-hosts and explores trends in the world of farmland investing and management with Steve Bruere and Dave Muth of Peoples Company. Together, they discuss the consumer and regulatory drivers to focus on longer-term land values and environmental returns, support for new farmers entering the space, and where organic fits in the larger scheme of things.

Duration:00:31:15

Episode 6: A conversation with an organic farmer/conventional agronomist

12/17/2018
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Will Glazik is a bridge-builder. He has one foot in the organic world, being raised on a diverse organic grain and livestock farm where he learned the value of rotation as well as how to use cover crops. His other foot is in the conventional world, working as an agronomist for BCS, a soil testing lab and full-service retail operation in Illinois. Will received his B.S. in Crop Science from the University of Illinois and is a Certified Crop Consultant (CCA) - 4R NMS. He’s spent the last few...

Duration:00:36:34

Episode 5: On the Farm - Kade McBroom, SE Missouri

10/22/2018
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Kade McBroom is a farmer, small business owner, and Regional Program Representative for the Pipeline Foods Farm Profit Program. Living and working in Southeast Missouri, Kade isn't exactly surrounded by organic farmers, making his decision to transition some of his land to organic a popular topic at the coffee shop. In this episode we talk about why Kade made the decision to transition, growing pains, how T1 is going, and how to deal with the cultural and agronomic barriers to going organic....

Duration:00:31:22

Episode 4: On the Farm - Joel Layman, SW Michigan

9/25/2018
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We’re fascinated by transition stories. What was the seed that grew into the decision to start the journey towards organic? What challenges were faced along the way and how were they addressed? What advice would a farmer who’s gone through transition have for others thinking about it? Today we introduce a new category of podcast: On the Farm, where we’ll hear from farmers about their transition experiences and dial down into the production, marketing, and planning processes that have spelled...

Duration:01:01:54

Episode 3: Organic farmers can get crop insurance too!

7/16/2018
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Guest: Ginny Kaupang, Senior Account Executive and VP of Crop Insurance Organic farmers haven’t always had access to crop insurance, and if they did, it was rarely worth it. That’s all changing thanks to years of advocacy and education by folks like Ginny who are working hard to protect organic farmers from risk and make sure it’s an even playing field for American farmers. Ginny runs us through the programs that are relevant for organic farmers and provides invaluable information on...

Duration:00:33:43

Episode 2: Soil fertility through the transition

7/13/2018
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Guest: Allen Philo, BioStar Renewables Although our crops needs stay the same through transition and into organic production, how we deliver the nutrients and why changes drastically. A new mindset and a new set of tools are necessary, but it’s not as complicated as you might think. Allen takes us through some of the basic theory of soil fertility through the transition and gets beyond the ‘how’ to start exploring the ‘why’.

Duration:00:52:22

Episode 1: A conversation about the who, how, and why of Pipeline Foods

7/13/2018
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Guest: Eric Jackson, Chief Executive of Pipeline Foods Eric shares the genesis story of Pipeline Foods – what inspired him to found the company, what makes Pipeline unique, and what our collective vision is for a future with healthy soils, resilient rural communities, and informed consumers.

Duration:00:36:14

Introduction

7/9/2018
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This Pipeline Foods original podcast series is hosted by Anders Gurda, Manager of Agronomy Solutions. It provides in-depth interviews with organic farmers and experts, and covers a wide variety of topics and stories related to organic row crop production. We know that you have plenty of windshield time in your profession, so wanted to give you something to listen to and think about as you plant, cultivate, harvest, and spend those hours on the road. In these episodes, we wander into the...

Duration:00:07:18