SMART Farmer Scott VanderWal

Kelly Marshall

This week the SMART Farmer podcast features Scott VanderWal, a third-generation corn and soybean farmer and cattle feeder from Volga, South Dakota. In addition to operating the family farm with his father and brothers, Scott serves as vice president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, president of the South Dakota Farm Bureau, and is a board member of the U.S. Farmers and …

Groundswell Podcast Focuses on Sustainability

Kelly Marshall

When you do what you’ve always done, you get what you’ve always gotten. That’s why those in the agriculture industry know they’ve got to do something different when it comes to sustainability. Now, thanks to GroundWork, there’s a new podcast series designed to offer a new look at tools, technologies, and practices that improve soil health and water quality. Listeners …

USFRA, ZimmComm Launch SMART Farmer Podcast

Kelly Marshall

Consumers can relate to the idea of ‘smart’ items like the smart phone, smart home or smart classroom. That’s why the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance is promoting the idea of the SMART farm— connecting consumers with the technology used to make farms and ranches more sustainable and efficient. One of the ways they’re sharing this message is through a new …

Wisconsin Corn and Soybean SMART Farmer

Kelly Marshall

Nancy Kavazanjian is the second chairperson for the U.S. Farmers and Rancher Alliance and this week’s feature for the SMART Farmer Podcast. Nancy farms with her husband Charlie Hammer in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on land that has been in his family for 150 years. She grew up on Long Island, made a career as an agricultural journalist, has served as …

Galen Lee is This Week’s SMART Farmer

Kelly Marshall

Galen Lee’s family has been farming the same piece of ground since the turn of the last century and it’s SMART farming and technology that will allow his family to continue working on that same piece of land in the future, he explains in this week’s edition of the SMART Farmer Podcast. Galen raises sugar beets, asparagus, and peppermint along with dairy …

New SMART Farmer Podcast

Kelly Marshall

Our latest SMART Farmer podcast episode – and the first of three from Commodity Classic – features Illinois farmer Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare. In the craziness that is Classic, Robert and I found a quiet corner to sit down and talk about what being a SMART farmer means to her. Roberta says she and her husband are first generation farmers, with their …

SMART Farmer Podcast with Chip Bowling

Jamie Johansen

Our new SMART Farmer podcast episode features Maryland grain farmer Chip Bowling, vice chairman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance who was recently in Panama with the U.S. Grains Council. He talks about his family farm, which is located almost in the shadow of the DC beltway, and how he uses the latest innovation and technology to be more …

Announcing SMART Farmer Podcast

Kelly Marshall

We are pleased to introduce the very first SMART Farmer podcast which features interviews with the people who use data and technology to be more sustainable and to help build a smarter version of the American farm and ranch. In this first episode, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance CEO Randy Krotz talks about how people can relate to the SMART …