SMART Farmer Emily Buck

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Emily Buck farms with her husband and daughter near Columbus, Ohio where they raise soybeans, corn and wheat and also have a small sheep operation. Her main role on the farm, beyond helping with crops, is to manage the 40 ewes. Off the farm, Emily is a university researcher and professor of agricultural communication at Ohio State University, which gives …

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SMART Farmer Robb Fraley

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Robb Fraley isn’t our typical SMART Farmer, but after growing up on a small Illinois farm, his work has helped farmers around the world produce food more sustainably with science and technology that has helped increase yields by decreasing threats to crops. That technology is genetic modification of plants, creating GMO crops that are resistance to insects and disease, able …

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SMART Farmer Anne Meis

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Anne Meis is a family farmer from Elgin, Nebraska who raises corn, soybeans, and beef with her husband Jim, and serves on the boards of the Nebraska Soybean Board and the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA). In this SMART farmer podcast episode, she talks about the importance of technology such as genetically modified crops for smart farmers. She also …

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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 …

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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 …

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Wisconsin Corn and Soybean SMART Farmer

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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 …

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Galen Lee is This Week’s SMART Farmer

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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 …

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Lauren Schwab on SMART Farmer Podcast

Kelly Marshall

This edition of the SMART Farmer podcast comes from National Ag Day in Washington D.C. last week where USFRA Faces of Farming and Ranching representative Lauren Schwab talked about SMART Farming. Lauren, who is known as FarmGirlWCurls on Twitter and Facebook, loves sharing her love of piglets on social media and educating non-farmers about the business. She talks about how …

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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 …

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