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This podcast is brought to you by New York Agriculture in the Classroom and the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation as we explore how agriculture meets some of our most basic needs of food, fiber, and fuel. We’ll hear from educators who are creatively teaching and inspiring their students in food and agriculture. And we’ll hear from industry experts showing the technology and science of modern agriculture and food production.

This podcast is brought to you by New York Agriculture in the Classroom and the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation as we explore how agriculture meets some of our most basic needs of food, fiber, and fuel. We’ll hear from educators who are creatively teaching and inspiring their students in food and agriculture. And we’ll hear from industry experts showing the technology and science of modern agriculture and food production.

Location:

United States

Description:

This podcast is brought to you by New York Agriculture in the Classroom and the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation as we explore how agriculture meets some of our most basic needs of food, fiber, and fuel. We’ll hear from educators who are creatively teaching and inspiring their students in food and agriculture. And we’ll hear from industry experts showing the technology and science of modern agriculture and food production.

Language:

English


Episodes

Urban Agriculture in New York

4/23/2020
When thinking of urban centers in New York, the first that likely comes to mind is the Big Apple – New York City. However, Upstate New York hosts 4 large population centers including Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany. Farming on rooftops and in small lots is not something unique to our five major cities in New York, and we are excited to share with you a thriving urban farm on 5.8 acres in Syracuse – changing your idea of what farming can look like. Charter schools are not unique in...

Duration:00:44:59

Berries, Vegetables, and School Gardens in New York

4/15/2020
This episode brings you the perspective of what it’s like growing specialty crops in New York State. We don’t have the longest growing season in the country, but are still able to support bountiful crops of delicious berries, sweet corn, peppers, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, and so much more. We also know that school gardens are one of the most popular ways to engage our students in food and agriculture, as they have the opportunity to touch and experience every single step in the food system...

Duration:00:44:59

Turkey in Iowa

4/6/2020
Iowa is a top-10 turkey producing state, primarily raising toms (male turkeys) for meat. Iowa is a good place to raise turkeys because of the easy access to grain for feed, and farmland to spread the manure that turkeys leave behind. In this episode, you’ll hear from Katie Hermanson, a turkey farmer and Agriculture in the Classroom coordinator that wears many hats in her community. Katie will talk about her family’s farm and what turkey production looks like. You’ll also hear from John...

Duration:00:44:59

Dairy in New York

4/6/2020
Dairy is the largest sector of New York’s agriculture industry. Not only do we produce a lot of milk, but we also process a large amount of our favorite dairy products – including cream cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, and cheese. You will meet Paul Molesky, the Operations Manager for Allenwaite Dairy in Schaghticoke, NY. While also running his home beef cattle operation, Paul can be found in the milking parlor or barns of Allenwaite, interacting with his diverse workforce. With his ability...

Duration:00:44:59

Soybeans in Iowa

3/5/2020
Along with corn, soybeans are a main cash crop in Iowa. Though most people only think of corn when they think of Iowa, many farmers depend on soybeans as a protein source for their livestock, and as a second crop to rotate with corn to benefit their soil health. This episode, you will meet Jordan Spear of Corteva AgriScience, who has worked as a soybean researcher since his college internship. He will share how soybean researching and genetics has changed over time, and how that innovation...

Duration:00:44:59

Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

3/5/2020
The food industry is ripe with potential for a motivated entrepreneur. Consumers are searching for new flavors, products, and food processing techniques from the local ingredients they know and love. Food and agriculture are moving fast today, and it is important that our spirited business owners and students with the next big idea feel supported in their communities and with their ideas. This episode features James Munn, owner of Black River Valley Natural, a new dairy creamery located in...

Duration:00:44:59

Beef in Iowa

3/4/2020
Iowa is good at raising lots of types of crops and livestock, and beef cattle is no exception. Since Iowa is home to lots of corn and soybean production, a grain feed source is handy for livestock producers. But Iowa also has lots of pastureland, which may not be quite suited for row crop production. Many of Iowa’s cattle farms are situated on these pastures, where cows and calves graze the thick Iowa prairie grasses. In this episode, you’ll meet Corinne Rowe of Rowe’s Red Cows...

Duration:00:44:59

Pigs And Sustainability in Iowa

1/9/2020
The pork industry is big in Iowa. In fact, Iowa raises more pork than any other state. These animals grow and reproduce efficiently, eat the crops grown in Iowa, and naturally produce a high-quality fertilizer. Because of this, sustainability can be a big part of the conversation when talking about raising pigs and pork. Listen along as we hear from pig and grain farmer Mike Paustian, and middle school social studies teacher Beth Laughbaum to hear how sustainability plays a role in what they...

Duration:00:44:59

Maple Syrup in New York

1/9/2020
Maple Syrup is an abundant and sustainable crop, and the New York’s maple industry is vibrant and growing. While maple syrup is a product rooted in tradition, it is also an incubator for innovation. Today’s producers are finding new ways to market their product not only within their communities and state, but also in international markets. While pure maple syrup will always be popular, value-added products are continually being developed to engage new maple consumers. Today you can find...

Duration:00:44:59

Corn In Iowa And New York

12/20/2019
Welcome to Outstanding in their Field! In this exciting first episode, we will be hearing from a corn farmer from Iowa (https://twitter.com/SchylerBardole), and a teacher from New York state (https://twitter.com/MTEGrade1). Listen along as they explain their careers and the importance of agriculture, education, and agricultural literacy. This podcast is hosted by the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation (www.iowaagliteracy.org), and New York Agriculture in the Classroom...

Duration:00:44:59

Outstanding in their Field - Trailer

12/16/2019
Outstanding in their Field is an agricultural literacy podcast, discussing what's going on in modern agriculture, and how it connects to what teachers are doing in their classrooms. Follow us starting Jan. 7, as we talk with educators and industry experts about the technology, innovation, and potential in their fields.

Duration:00:02:43