Conversation and interview with farmers and hunters
What's the oddest thing you've found on your farm/ranch?
Listen as I talk with Russel & Brandy Johnson, they had an Apache helicopter crash on there's
How has John Kowalchuk been able to stay so positive?
Listen as we talk with TikToks favorite running agronomist Gina Panuska
We also talk about the worlds largest strawberry and the worlds largest frying pan... both in Iowa
Are you following Wiktor Ivanovko on TikTok?
Listen as I talk with America's favorite Soviet vehicle inspector
Do you have any meat judging jokes?
Listen as I talk with butcher Sierra Jepsen
Why did the horse go to therapy?
Because he fell and couldn't giddy up
Seriously... does horse therapy work?
Listen as I talk with Jenny & Josh Eggers
Did you know... you could hold a world record for how far you can float down a river... in a pumpkin
Listen as I talk with giant pumpkin grower Ryan Cook
Imagine being the head of human resources at a casino and never seeing the movie.... Casino
Listen as I talk with Trish Tuck
Do you use cellular trail cameras?
Let's see some of your pics
Listen as I talk with Chuck Weldon
Imagine owning a fertilizer company, the whole community thinking you're a huge success, but your personal life is such that you are suicidal
Listen as I talk with Stu Manchester
Tell me an invaluable lesson you have learned from one of your past failures...
Listen as I talk with Denny Bryant who accredits his success to learning from his failures
Are you in favor of Carbon Dioxide pipelines?
Listen as I talk with @trentloos
This week is slightly different than last week...
Are you in favor of Carbon Dioxide pipelines?
Listen as I talk with Elizabeth Burns-Thompson
btw, message me if you would like to represent an anti pipeline opinion
What's harder... playing in the NFL or farming?
Listen as I talk with @HANK_it56
Could you farm and be a mom when you only had 1700 steps in you per day?
Listen as I talk with Carey Portell about her journey after being hit by a drunk driver
He started his own dairy herd when he was 15.,.. but don't assume it was given to him.
Ryan Kelly, from Wisconsin, has earned everything he has
He said ask me anything... but you should have seen Emily's face when I asked if they just sold floor sweepings from Bayer and Corteva
Listen as I interview Scott Beck of @BecksHybrids
"If it was so abusive, why didn't you leave sooner"
Lindsey Feuerborn tells her story about leaving an abusive relationship and what people might not understand.
Tired of spending big bucks on duck hunting food plots, Tommy Wheeler & Al Spruill, of North Carolina, have started growing and selling rice.
Have a Listen to the story of Jim Moreno.
After retiring from the gang unit he moved his entire family up to Idaho to become a first generation wagyu beef rancher.
Do you believe that the drug addicts, living on the streets, can ever turn their lives around?
Listen as I talk with self-taught huntress and fisherwoman Whitney Gouw
Do you have a tractor that runs on LP?
Lets see them
Listen as I talk with Jim Bunsey
Would you hire a traveling raw oyster bar for your next party?
Listen as I talk with Rachel Precious as she goes from tide to table offering a shuckin good time
Were your grandmother's sheet better than your sheets today?
Listen as I talk with Mark Yeager, who is trying to make your bed better
Just a regular farmer with real life struggles...
listen as I talk with Freddy Weaver, better known as @farmerwewe on TikTok
What happens to that half eaten tomahawk steak you couldn't finish in Las Vegas?
Listen as I talk with Sarah Stallard, and hear how she's turning food waste into livestock feed
I ask every guest to give me 4 things they want people to know about them after listening....
at 23:53 we learn Trevor Bales delivered his 3rd child
Should the government ban propane stoves?
Listen as I talk with Mike Newland about what energy is best for your farm
His Granny has zero tolerance for any hussy comin around the ranch
Listen as I talk with Jarrett Sitton aka Gate Bart
What did you learn growing up on a farm?
Molly & Carrie Nienhuis are sisters and farmgirls that are taking on the world!!!
I had my hands full with these two...
He did rodeo and she was in the Coast Guard. They met in a bar, when she hit on his friend, and now they farm.
It's the old classic love story
mRNA vaccines for livestock???
Lets here the fact from Dr. Kevin Folta
Is agriculture a little stubborn at times?
Maybe a little resistant to change?
....I didn't think so either😉 but lets have a listen to Sarah Bohnenkamp
99 year old Evelyn Brandt Thomas was one of original founders of @BRANDT_co
...that was 70 years ago
What is your off farm job?
Listen as I talk with Rachel Fishback (Iowa Farm Mama) about balancing coming back to the family farm and a full time job.
I gotta admit, I have been enjoying talking with these older folks in agriculture.
Listen as I talk with auctioneer and 27 year kidney transplant survivor Jay Wilson
Would you change your entire life to save the family farm?
Listen as I talk with Amber Gustafson
Would you like to travel around the world working on farms?
Listen as I talk with @agwithemma
While attending Juilliard, Nick Hagen met his wife @mollyyeh of the @FoodNetwork
Listen to the journey that has led them both back to Nick's family sugar beet farm in Minnesota
Sometimes it's just nice to talk to a good ol boy that has worked for everything he's got
Listen as I talk with Kentucky farmer Mike Calebs
Listen to a very cool story about @ShelleyFinfrock
She navigated her family and farm through her husbands accident.
Honestly, I never knew if I could laugh at their feet jokes,,
Listen to the amazing story of Seth & Jennie Becker of Montana. They are now ranching after Seth lost his feet in a fracking accident.
Over the past few years Mike Burkhart has been navigating selling his farm and his son being in a debilitating accident.
Have a listen to what he's learned.
Listen as I have a candid conversation with Kennedy Youngren, a dairy farmer from Minnesota, about her struggles with an eating disorder.
Also, how she is now helping rural families stay healthy.
Listen as I get my ass kicked by a first generation dairy farmer
"The best way to be in business is to be in business"
Listen as I talk with Ryan Peter about how this Illinois farmer started an oil business
Does the U.S. really import 90% of it's seafood?
Listen to how the Midwest is starting to utilize the hated flying Asian Carp (copi)
Just a good ol chat with a hard working farmer.
Listen as I talk with Randy Nessman the Master Pipe Layer
Was a place made available for you to come back to the family farm?
Listen as I talk with The Farmer Grayce who truly appreciates her farming opportunities
Join me and co-host Sammi Wangsness as we talk with
Here is a very cool story of a Nebraska farmgirl that went on to start Alaska's first certified goat dairy.
Did you know most sheepskins get thrown away?
What else in agriculture is being wasted?
Listen as I talk with the owners of Driftless Tannery
Has the government ever stood in the way of you farming?
Listen as I talk with RJ Taylor. Their fish farm was on hold for nine years waiting on permits.
Agriculture is much more than farmers and ranchers.
How do you choose what agronomist or sales people that you work with?
Listen as I talk with sales agronomist Jessica Schultz
Alaska... Where milk is $15 a gallon but you can live on moose meat.
Listen as I talk with Adam and Tana Grenda about foster care and teaching survival schools.
In a nice change of pace @farmwithzoe came back to the farm because she enjoys working with her Dad...
Sometimes you just can't rattle the guest
Listen as I attempt to interview Greta Wilson Wetzel
Is rural America lacking when it comes to general nutrition?
Listen as I talk with Dr. Bailee Cooper about common sense nutrition
A farmer goes to NASA
It's been 5 years since I talked to Derek Klingenberg
I enjoyed those 5 years
Have you ever made whiskey or vodka from your own grain?
Listen as I talk with Dallas Glazik, an organic farmer who started his own (legal) distillery
Listen as Chantel McClung opens up about losing her husband suddenly five years ago, forcing her to face a new normal and becoming a single mother.
Is it worth putting yourself through public hearings to build a livestock barn?
Listen to the slickening things Erik Soll had to endure
Is there life after livestock?
Listen as I talk with Brad & Nicole Wren who were 1st generation dairy farmers that ultimately decided to sell their herd.
How many tractors does your farm have?
Brian Totzke's farm has over 30.
Have a listen as I talk with the largest grape grower in Michigan
The McMahon family (Balzer Grain Carts) suffered a horrible loss that only made their family tighter. We recorded this before I got to spend some time with them at Farm Progress Show, Their story is inspiring.
There isn't enough positive energy in this world
Listen as I talk with Marc Warnke Goat Philosopher
Would you have enough courage to go back and finish veterinarian school after flunking out?
Listen as I talk with Chelsea Smith DVM
How many hours do you work a week?
Listen as I talk with Al Myers the founder-president of @AgLeaderTech
Do you know a farmer/rancher that has been told by the bank that they should quit?
Is that person still farming/ranching
Listen as I talk with North Dakota Farmer Dustin Young
Are agronomist the unsung hero of agriculture?
Listen as I talk with Ian Kessler
From a cancer scare to gaining over 650K+ followers, listen as I talk with Dan Venteicher Iowa Dairy Farmer
Everyone that farms has a journey... are you willing to share yours?
Listen as I talk with Kelly Nieuwenhuis
Not many people truly follow their dreams like Lee Lakosky.
But what he didn't expect was that his love of hunting led to a love of farming.
Is there pressure on a kid that comes back to the farm to earn their place?
Listen as I talk with Mark Thomas
If your salesman/saleswoman at your ag retailer changes companies, do you follow the person or stay with the company?
Listen as I talk with Steven Valencsin from @growers_
She met her husband while meat judging... jokes kinda write themselves
Amanda Radke talks about adoptions and her journey in ag
Where did you intern and was it worth it?
Listen as I talk with Gabriella Neven about her path to becoming an Oregon rancher.
Buckle in as we talk with American Ninja Warrior @lancepekus
Lance talks about competing, ranching, and his amazing wife