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Farm to Table Talk explores issues and the growing interest in the story of how and where the food on our tables is produced, processed and marketed. The host, Rodger Wasson is a food and agriculture veteran. Although he was the first of his family to leave the grain and livestock farm after five generations farming in America, he's continually worked for and with farmers though-out America and around the world. From directly managing commodity boards and councils to presently building the strategic consultancy, Idea Farming Inc., the Farm to Table Talk podcast has been created to satisfy the curiosity of today's engaged consumers.

Farm to Table Talk explores issues and the growing interest in the story of how and where the food on our tables is produced, processed and marketed. The host, Rodger Wasson is a food and agriculture veteran. Although he was the first of his family to leave the grain and livestock farm after five generations farming in America, he's continually worked for and with farmers though-out America and around the world. From directly managing commodity boards and councils to presently building the strategic consultancy, Idea Farming Inc., the Farm to Table Talk podcast has been created to satisfy the curiosity of today's engaged consumers.
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Aptos, CA

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Farm to Table Talk explores issues and the growing interest in the story of how and where the food on our tables is produced, processed and marketed. The host, Rodger Wasson is a food and agriculture veteran. Although he was the first of his family to leave the grain and livestock farm after five generations farming in America, he's continually worked for and with farmers though-out America and around the world. From directly managing commodity boards and councils to presently building the strategic consultancy, Idea Farming Inc., the Farm to Table Talk podcast has been created to satisfy the curiosity of today's engaged consumers.

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English


Episodes

Ag's Communications Scarcity -- Jessica Eise, Author, Purdue

1/8/2017
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There is a scarcity of successful communications in Agriculture and the result is misconceptions and mistrust. Consumer are worried about Big Corporations controlling food system and cutting corners whenever they can get away with it. Author of the Communications Scarcity in Agriulture, Jessic Eise of Purdue Univesity, shares how to work with , not against the power of diversity of perspectives. "The small percent of people who will never open themselves up to a diversity of...

Duration:00:44:42

'Junk' to Table @FNCE? -- Lauren Harris-Pincus, RDN

10/29/2016
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Should companies that market unhealthy snacks, sweets or sodas be allowed to exhibit at Food and Nutrition Conferences where "influencers" are learning what to recommend to consumers? FNCE, the Food and Nutrition Conference of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics drew criticism in a Time magazine article for allowing participation by "corporations..not aligned with nutrtion and public health. FNCE attendee and registered dietitian Lauren Harris-Pincus quickly stepped up in her blog to...

Duration:00:30:53

Coexisting With GMO -- Elisha Kemp, Dow Agro-Sciences and Steve Smith, Save Our Crops Coaliton

10/10/2016
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Whatever is your personal view on GMO’s they are probably here to stay. Future focus will be on safety, transparency and coexistence between farms raising GMO crops and farms not raising GMO crops. So what happens if a herbicide that can be sprayed on a GMO Corn field drifts on to a tomato field? It can destroy the tomato field. This is especially concerning now that weeds are becoming more resistant to Glyphosate (Roundup) and new biotech crops are being used that are resistant to other...

Duration:00:31:38

Trans-Pacific Trade --Josh Rolfe, Farm Bureau

8/15/2016
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Have both major political parties turned protectionist and against free trade? Do the leading Presidential candidates know what is in the controversial "Trans-Pacific Partnership"? Whether it's foreign food for domestic tables or local food for foreign tables, it's an important issue that will have an impact on what farmers grow and what we eat. Josh Rolfe, Manager of Federal Policy for the California Farm Bureau explains what's at stake when trade is sacrificed to politics.

Duration:00:29:01

Food Trends -- Kelly Weikel, Technomic

5/19/2016
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Food Trends are not always what we think they are. No company watches true food trends in Restaurants better than Chicago-based Tecnhomic. Kelly Weikel, their Director of Consumer Insights on what consumers want to eat from food trucks to 'mash-ups' and identified sources. This year what we spend in restaurants for the first time passed what we spend to eat at home and of course, Millennials are leading the way. Kelly shared the insights at the Partnership for Healthier America Conference...

Duration:00:14:31