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SharkFarmer Podcast

Conversation and interview with farmers and hunters

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420 Elsie Risacher turnin wrenches

Here's a story of a young lady that has an incredibly supportive father, who helped her rent her first farm at 14. I'm sure this is commonplace... Have a listen as I talk with Minnisota farmer Elsie Risacher

June 18 • 46m 15.5s

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420 Elsie Risacher turnin wrenches cover art

420 Elsie Risacher turnin wrenches

Here's a story of a young lady that has an incredibly supportive father, who helped her rent her first farm at 14. I'm sure this is commonplace... Have a listen as I talk with Minnisota farmer Elsie Risacher

June 18 • 46m 15.5s
419 Brian Clarke September 11th Attack Survivor cover art

419 Brian Clarke September 11th Attack Survivor

Imagine being in the World Trade Center during the attacks of September 11th... imagine the plane hitting your floor. Listen to the incredible story of Brian Clarke

June 11 • 53m 59.6s
418 Mark Kannmacher Talkin Turkey cover art

418 Mark Kannmacher Talkin Turkey

Have a listen to how Mark Kannmacher was able to go from an Industrial Arts teacher to the turkey king of Clark County

June 4 • 47m 34.5s
417 Brandy Renshaw Levee Warrior cover art

417 Brandy Renshaw Levee Warrior

Have a listen as I talk with deep Southern Illinois Farmer Brandy Renshaw. She recounts what it was like growing up, on a farm, with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia

May 28 • 51m 22.3s
416 Joe Silar Sap Suckin Entrepreneur  cover art

416 Joe Silar Sap Suckin Entrepreneur

This is just a great interview with a crazy entrepreneur farmer  Listen as I talk with New York Farmer Joe Silar

May 21 • 50m 26.3s
415 Mary Kutter Devil's Money  cover art

415 Mary Kutter Devil's Money

Has social media helped the "average farmer" get an audience? It has completely changed the music world.  Listen as I talk with Mary Kutter an independent artist that just hit #5 on the ITunes country chart

May 14 • 45m 12s
414 Leeza and Cody Kostka dairy to beef cover art

414 Leeza and Cody Kostka dairy to beef

What would you do if you had a one million gallon slurry tank on your farm that wasn't being used? swimming pool... Listen as I talk with Leeza and Cody Kostka, first generation beef farmers from Wisconsin

May 7 • 47m 16.5s
413 Todd Hays keeps his cool cover art

413 Todd Hays keeps his cool

Has hot tempers ever affected your farm or ranch??? How do you deal with it? Listen as I talk with Missouri Farmer Todd Hays about his farm and how they don't blow their top.

April 30 • 52m 59.3s
412 Avery Davidson The TWILA Saga cover art

412 Avery Davidson The TWILA Saga

You may know him as a TV host, but I think he's the funniest guy in agriculture. Listen as I talk with Avery Davidson

April 23 • 51m 34.3s
411 Natasha Lewis a Woolly Situation cover art

411 Natasha Lewis a Woolly Situation

Have you ever used a spinning wheel? Listen as I talk with Natasha Lewis of Big Rock Illinois about how she turned an 8 acre farm into a successful business

April 16 • 48m 30.5s
410 Belle & Emmy Dallam grow everything cover art

410 Belle & Emmy Dallam grow everything

Pretty cool interview of a family farm, that was able to bring their 2 daughters back by processing their own milk and making their own ice cream. Have a listen to sisters, Belle & Emmy Dallam

April 9 • 51m 14.5s
409 Quick Dick McDick cover art

409 Quick Dick McDick

Hold on tight... i interview the best beard in agriculture Quick Dick McDick

April 2 • 48m 4.4s
408 Some Girls and a Mural cover art

408 Some Girls and a Mural

March 26 • 46m 39.9s
407 James Pieper Skip Generation Farmer cover art

407 James Pieper Skip Generation Farmer

Are skip generation farmers becoming more numerous? Did the 80's farm crisis cause this phenomenon? Listen as I talk with @JamesPieper10

March 19 • 48m 56.7s
406 Andy Holloway Texas Wildfires cover art

406 Andy Holloway Texas Wildfires

Listen to Andy Holloway talk about the devastating wildfires in the Texas Panhandle that have burned over one million acres.  Donations for the Texas wildfires can be sent to: Canadian Volunteer Fire Dept. PO Box 300 Canadian TX 79014 Checks written out to: State Rancher Wildlife Relief Fund

March 12 • 51m 59.5s
405 Common Ground is not that common cover art

405 Common Ground is not that common

Would you purchase insurance to protect your farm rent cost, based off of commodity prices? Listen as I talk with Chris Baumann and Brad Belser from @Common_GroundIO

March 5 • 48m 13.2s
404 Janet Adkison the voice of ag cover art

404 Janet Adkison the voice of ag

How important is it to have farm broadcasters that completely understand the agriculture culture? Listen as I talk with Janet Adkison

February 27 • 50m 28.7s
403 Kaala Clarke Runway Model to Island Farmer cover art

403 Kaala Clarke Runway Model to Island Farmer

Imagine hanging out with folks like Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire and then returning to take over the family farm in Hawaii Listen as I talk with Kaala Clarke about her life as a fashion model and becoming a 2nd generation farmer

February 20 • 49m 16.6s
402 Stuart & Natalie Beam Skip Generation Farmers cover art

402 Stuart & Natalie Beam Skip Generation Farmers

How many landlords do you have? Stuart & Natalie Beam navigate over 40 landlords Listen to how these North Carolina "skip generation" farmers are living their dream.

February 13 • 50m 26.4s
401 Will Brinkley the Tarheel Farmer cover art

401 Will Brinkley the Tarheel Farmer

"It's hard to make a living when someone else prices your product" Listen as I talk with Will Brinkley the Tarheel Farmer His goal is to send every bushel off his farm with value added dollars attached

February 6 • 46m 33.1s
400  Taylor Sumption Oatmeal King cover art

400 Taylor Sumption Oatmeal King

Question: are you team Oatmeal or team Cream-of-Wheat Frustrated by low commodity prices, South Dakota farmer, Taylor Sumption decided to cut out the middleman and create his own oatmeal.

January 30 • 45m 33s
399 Austin Williams 90s Rap Mashup cover art

399 Austin Williams 90s Rap Mashup

Have you heard the song 90s Rap Mashup by Austin Williams? Listen to how a country boy navigates the Country music industry?

January 23 • 52m 39.6s
398 Scott Gaffner Scoot On Around cover art

398 Scott Gaffner Scoot On Around

Who is better? @Starbucks @TimHortons @scooterscoffee Listen as I talk with farmer Scott Gaffner who also owns a Scooters

January 16 • 49m 18s
397 Ashlee Pitzl the NewsHound cover art

397 Ashlee Pitzl the NewsHound

Is there a bias in your local news? Listen as we get a "behind the curtain" peak with Ashlee Pitzl

January 9 • 49m 15.2s
396 Chad & TeNeille Gripp keeping dreams alive cover art

396 Chad & TeNeille Gripp keeping dreams alive

What opportunities have you seen that allow farm kids be able to return to the farm? What about owning spray drones? Listen as I talk with Chad & TeNeille Gripp about their business Sweetwater Technologies

January 2 • 52m 23.9s
395 Chris Wiley staying positive cover art

395 Chris Wiley staying positive

He was homeless and going though chemo, but worked his way to a very successful ag career today Listen as I talk with the always positive @chriswileyGA

December 26 • 55m 26.3s
394 Emily Hartzell Rogers powering through cover art

394 Emily Hartzell Rogers powering through

Lots of Iowa jokes in this one... most of them I didn't get Listen as I talk with Emily Hartzell Rogers, who wasn't afraid of her stage 4 cancer diagnosis, because she knows the anatomy of a cow

December 19 • 53m 10.3s
393 Grant Miller smashing combines cover art

393 Grant Miller smashing combines

Who is the most interesting person in agriculture? I would love to hear who think... Listen as I talk with Grant Miller as he talks about: combine derbies, being in Playboy, growing wheat for Hasidic Orthodox Jews... and so much more

December 12 • 47m 48.2s
392 Russel & Brandy Johnson border ranching cover art

392 Russel & Brandy Johnson border ranching

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

December 5 • 49m 6.6s
391 John Kowalchuk staying positive cover art

391 John Kowalchuk staying positive

How has John Kowalchuk been able to stay so positive?

November 28 • 52m 1.7s
390 Eric Brittle and Brian Foley can't hunt cover art

390 Eric Brittle and Brian Foley can't hunt

November 21 • 49m 41.1s
389 Gina Panuska it's not a sprint cover art

389 Gina Panuska it's not a sprint

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

November 14 • 49m 7.9s
388 Wiktor Ivanovko Soviet Vehicle Inspector cover art

388 Wiktor Ivanovko Soviet Vehicle Inspector

Are you following Wiktor Ivanovko on TikTok? Listen as I talk with America's favorite Soviet vehicle inspector

November 7 • 48m 31.6s
387 Sierra Jepsen judging meat cover art

387 Sierra Jepsen judging meat

Do you have any meat judging jokes? Listen as I talk with butcher Sierra Jepsen

October 31 • 58m 19.2s
386 Jenny & Josh Eggers horsin around cover art

386 Jenny & Josh Eggers horsin around

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

October 24 • 49m 30.4s
385 Ryan Cook Pumpkin Boats cover art

385 Ryan Cook Pumpkin Boats

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

October 17 • 52m 46.9s
384 Trish Tuck Doubles Down cover art

384 Trish Tuck Doubles Down

Imagine being the head of human resources at a casino and never seeing the movie.... Casino  Listen as I talk with Trish Tuck

October 10 • 50m 23.9s
383 Chuck Weldon Deer-Pig-DJ cover art

383 Chuck Weldon Deer-Pig-DJ

Do you use cellular trail cameras? Let's see some of your pics Listen as I talk with Chuck Weldon

October 3 • 52m 35.2s
382 Stu Manchester seeing the light cover art

382 Stu Manchester seeing the light

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

September 26 • 51m 16.4s
381 Denny Bryant lifetime of learning cover art

381 Denny Bryant lifetime of learning

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

September 19 • 47m 57.6s
380 Trent Loos CO2 Pipelines cover art

380 Trent Loos CO2 Pipelines

Are you in favor of Carbon Dioxide pipelines? Listen as I talk with @trentloos This week is slightly different than last week...

September 12 • 52m 7.5s
379 Elizabeth Burns-Thompson CO2 Pipelines  cover art

379 Elizabeth Burns-Thompson CO2 Pipelines

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 @NavigatorCO2

September 5 • 52m 11.8s
378 Cody White Tackles Farming cover art

378 Cody White Tackles Farming

What's harder... playing in the NFL or farming? Listen as I talk with @HANK_it56

August 29 • 46m 55.4s
377 Carey Portell will not sit cover art

377 Carey Portell will not sit

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

August 22 • 49m 37.3s
376 Ryan Kelly has earned everything cover art

376 Ryan Kelly has earned everything

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

August 15 • 1h 2m 40.9s
375 Scott Beck President of Beck's Hybrids cover art

375 Scott Beck President of Beck's Hybrids

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

August 8 • 1h 2m 23.5s
374 Lindsey Feuerborn definition of brave cover art

374 Lindsey Feuerborn definition of brave

"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.

August 1 • 47m 28.6s
373 Tommy Wheeler & Al Spruill feeding ducks cover art

373 Tommy Wheeler & Al Spruill feeding ducks

Tired of spending big bucks on duck hunting food plots, Tommy Wheeler & Al Spruill, of North Carolina, have started growing and selling rice.

July 25 • 47m 45.2s
372 Jim Moreno gang wars to wagyu cover art

372 Jim Moreno gang wars to wagyu

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.

July 18 • 46m 12.7s
371 Whitney Gouw 10 years sober cover art

371 Whitney Gouw 10 years sober

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

July 11 • 52m 12.4s
370 Jim Bunsey tomorrow's energy today cover art

370 Jim Bunsey tomorrow's energy today

Do you have a tractor that runs on LP? Lets see them Listen as I talk with Jim Bunsey

July 3 • 47m 2.5s
369 Rachel Precious Shuckin Awesome cover art

369 Rachel Precious Shuckin Awesome

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

June 27 • 54m 43.2s
368 Mark Yeager making your bed better cover art

368 Mark Yeager making your bed better

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

June 20 • 49m 44s
367 Freddy Weaver battling alcoholism  cover art

367 Freddy Weaver battling alcoholism

Just a regular farmer with real life struggles... listen as I talk with Freddy Weaver, better known as @farmerwewe on TikTok

June 13 • 48m 21.1s
366 Sarah Stallard Betting On Bacon cover art

366 Sarah Stallard Betting On Bacon

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

June 6 • 45m 34.5s
365 Trevor Bales birthin babies cover art

365 Trevor Bales birthin babies

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

May 30 • 54m 13.2s
364 Mike Newland likes gas stoves cover art

364 Mike Newland likes gas stoves

Should the government ban propane stoves? Listen as I talk with Mike Newland about what energy is best for your farm

May 23 • 48m 20.5s
363 Jarrett Sitton aka Gate Bart cover art

363 Jarrett Sitton aka Gate Bart

His Granny has zero tolerance for any hussy comin around the ranch  Listen as I talk with Jarrett Sitton aka Gate Bart

May 16 • 48m 13.8s
362 Molly & Carrie Nienhuis sisters hiking away cover art

362 Molly & Carrie Nienhuis sisters hiking away

What did you learn growing up on a farm? Molly & Carrie Nienhuis are sisters and farmgirls that are taking on the world!!!

May 9 • 54m 45s
361 Lauren & Drew Simmons First Gen Farmers cover art

361 Lauren & Drew Simmons First Gen Farmers

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

May 2 • 50m 26.1s
360 Dr. Kevin Folta mRNAmazing cover art

360 Dr. Kevin Folta mRNAmazing

mRNA vaccines for livestock??? Lets here the fact from Dr. Kevin Folta

April 25 • 48m 1.8s
359 Sarah Bohnenkamp the interloper cover art

359 Sarah Bohnenkamp the interloper

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

April 18 • 52m 45.8s
358 Evelyn Brandt Thomas 99 years young cover art

358 Evelyn Brandt Thomas 99 years young

99 year old Evelyn Brandt Thomas was one of original founders of @BRANDT_co  ...that was 70 years ago

April 11 • 44m 37.3s
357 Rachel Fishback Iowa Farm Mama cover art

357 Rachel Fishback Iowa Farm Mama

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.

April 4 • 51m 32.1s
356 Jay Wilson auctioneering life cover art

356 Jay Wilson auctioneering life

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

March 28 • 50m 45.1s
355 Amber Gustafson Adjust and Adapt cover art

355 Amber Gustafson Adjust and Adapt

Would you change your entire life to save the family farm? Listen as I talk with Amber Gustafson

March 21 • 52m 9.4s
354 Ag with Emma from parts unknown cover art

354 Ag with Emma from parts unknown

Would you like to travel around the world working on farms? Listen as I talk with @agwithemma

March 14 • 54m 19.4s
353 Nick Hagen trombone to beets cover art

353 Nick Hagen trombone to beets

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

March 7 • 51m 8.3s
352 Mike Calebs workin for a livin cover art

352 Mike Calebs workin for a livin

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

February 28 • 48m 31.4s
351 Shelley Finfrock A Family Farm cover art

351 Shelley Finfrock A Family Farm

Listen to a very cool story about  @ShelleyFinfrock She navigated her family and farm through her husbands accident.

February 21 • 44m 22s
350 Seth & Jennie Becker feet jokes cover art

350 Seth & Jennie Becker feet jokes

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.

February 14 • 48m 19.4s
349 Mike Burkhart we can do better cover art

349 Mike Burkhart we can do better

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.

February 7 • 53m 21.2s
348 Kennedy Youngren legend dairy dietitian cover art

348 Kennedy Youngren legend dairy dietitian

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.

January 31 • 49m 8.6s
347 Heidi Denbigh 1st generation dairy cover art

347 Heidi Denbigh 1st generation dairy

Listen as I get my ass kicked by a first generation dairy farmer

January 24 • 59m 2s
346 Ryan Peter Bushels and Barrels cover art

346 Ryan Peter Bushels and Barrels

"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

January 17 • 51m 23.8s
345 Roy Sorce & Clint Carter Copi not Carp cover art

345 Roy Sorce & Clint Carter Copi not Carp

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)

January 10 • 54m 6.2s
344 Randy Nessman The Master Pipe Layer cover art

344 Randy Nessman The Master Pipe Layer

Just a good ol chat with a hard working farmer. Listen as I talk with Randy Nessman the Master Pipe Layer

January 3 • 50m 35.8s
343 Farmer Grayce the next generation cover art

343 Farmer Grayce the next generation

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

December 27 • 47m 34.2s
342 2022 Christmas Episode  cover art

342 2022 Christmas Episode

Merry Christmas!!! Join me and co-host Sammi Wangsness as we talk with Tony Reed Lesley Kelly David Hoskins Kim Salerno Farmer Randy

December 20 • 39m 13.3s
341 Kelli Foreman Bears and Goats cover art

341 Kelli Foreman Bears and Goats

Here is a very cool story of a Nebraska farmgirl that went on to start Alaska's first certified goat dairy.

December 13 • 51m 50.9s
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