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Is it best that our food is Local and Organic or Big and Conventional? Our view is “Both, and..” We don’t come to the table with a bias, except that good farming like good food comes in all shapes and sizes. 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 a ...
 
Conversations with global thought-leaders to demystify success, help you take your career to the next level, and stand out from competitors and peers. Ryan Shekell pulls from his experience as a former collegiate athlete, ultra-marathon runner, and award-winning medical device sales executive to discuss growth hacks with Navy SEALs, Fortune 100 CEO's, Best-Selling Authors, Entrepreneurs, Professional and Olympic Athletes and much more.
 
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The health of land and the health of bodies are connected. Or as Kate Kavanaugh explains it’s about mind, body and soil. Kate is a butcher, a farmer, a newly podcast host and more — all existing within the regenerative ag space. As a butcher, she founded Western Daughters Butcher shop in Denver featuring local grass fed beef, pork and chicken from …
 
My guest today is founder of the Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs, Rick Terrien. Rick is a lifelong entrepreneur, with a focus on business sustainability. He is an accomplished public speaker who is passionate about sharing his love of ageless entrepreneurship. In this episode we discuss: Is it ever too late to become an entrepreneur? The skills an…
 
Sheep may be today’s most popular animal for a new breed of sustainable farmers and ranchers with new consumers who are discovering a taste for lamb, raised right. To meet this opportunity lamb processor Superior Farms and sheep producers from six states have launched a state-of-the-art sheep facility, in Nephi, Utah. Superior Farms CEO, Rick Stott…
 
Seeds are the source of all food. Will seeds save us? The FAO reports that only nine crop species now account for the majority of the world’s food supply. There has been a 90% decrease in plant breeding diversity since the early 1900’s. Farmers are not able to save seeds for future planting that are protected by intellectual property laws and 4 cor…
 
My guest today is Steve Fredlund. For 30 years, Steve Fredlund has been a sought-after problem solver, strategist and catalyst whose insights have powered breakthroughs around the world through Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and nonprofits. Steve loves helping individuals, organizations and communities with their unique situations as well …
 
Worthwhile endeavors that are to protect and regenerate the Earth, must be “Earthwhile”. Nestled in the heart of California’s San Benito County among sweeping oak-studded hillsides, Paicines Ranch is habitat for a diversity of wildlife including animals, birds, insects, trees, plants, grasses, springs, rivers, and more. Ranch owner,Sally Callhoun s…
 
My guest today is John Laurito. John is a leadership consultant and thought leader as well as author of the book Tomorrow's Leader. He is also host of the podcast, Tomorrow's Leader. He specializes in turning around companies with poor performance and disengaged employees. Highlights: What Baseball taught John and Ryan about Leadership The importan…
 
Regenerative agriculture can significantly curb climate change, but only if it’s coupled with racial and land justice. UC Santa Barbara professor and writer Liz Carlisle’s book, Healing Grounds: Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming explores how we got here and how we heal the earth and the food system. Along the way she shar…
 
My Guest today is Todd Ehrlich, former Navy Seal, Founder of Kill Cliff Recovery Drinks, Venture Capitalist and Philanthropist. Todd shares how fortitude and resilience helped him get through SEAL training while other elite athletes failed, and how these same traits helped Todd thrive as an entrepreneur. Todd continues to invest in early stage comp…
 
A food system revolution is under way that begins with farming better. From his Blue Dasher Farm in South Dakota and the non-profit Ecdysis Foundation, Jonathan Lundgren professes that “we can grow food and conserve biodiversity and environmental health” by making innovative practices scalable and transferable to as many farms as possible . Nothing…
 
My guest today is Dane Smith. Dane is a two-time best-selling author, public speaker, and teacher. He is CEO of TellMeYourDreams.com - a coaching and training company that helps employees love their job. In this episode, we discuss: How to market ethically like Seth Godin How to market yourself with humility Service vs Selfish Sales and marketing C…
 
Caroline and Jesse McDougall work everyday to build abundance, diversity, and resilience on their farm in rural southern Shaftbury Vermont. Studio Hill Farm transitioned from conventional chemical management to organic holistic management in 2012. To rehabilitate 250+ acres of degraded land, they raise sheep, pigs and poultry on pasture and use reg…
 
My guest today is RJ Maute. Two huge challenges, as the internet evolves from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0, are how quickly should we introduce our children to the internet and who owns our identity? RJ has worked in technology sales for 20 years. We dive into how tech companies are profiting off of our data, and how to be the best versions of ourselves in t…
 
Almost 50 years ago the Agriculture Council of America started National Ag Day. Since then across America, agriculture has been recognized and celebrated on a day or all week in March of every year. It is based on the belief that everyone should:understand how food and fiber products are produced; appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing …
 
My Guest today is Frank Berry, former Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health and current Executive Director at EY (Ernst and Young). Frank was appointed to Commissioner by Governor Nathan Deal because of his ability to motivate and mobilize people around a mission of serving others. In this episode we discuss: The attributes it …
 
Country music legends and livestock on a farm in East Tennessee surprisingly have something in common. Aliceson and Barry Bales own a family farm in East Tennessee where they raise grass fed and finished beef, pastured pork and chicken and their CEO (Chief Egg Officer) son has a pastured egg operation. Aliceson has published a cook book and Barry i…
 
My guest today is Brandon Bahr, co-founder and CEO of Simple Solvants, providing the highest quality ethanol for medical grade hemp oil extraction. Brandon started his company at the onset of the Covid Pandemic immediately addressing a need for ethanol in hand sanitizer production. However, he chose to pivot and focus on what he and his co-founders…
 
Local Butcher Shops are coming back as more consumers want to experience the craft, knowledge and quality assurance of old. The new version of an old tradition provides local, humanely treated, pasture raised beef, lamb, pork and poultry. Expert butchers not only know how to cut meat, they can answer questions on production practices, menu ideas an…
 
My guest today is former NFL fullback, Chris Manderino. After his football career with the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals, Chris founded Lyfe Fuel, a plant based supplement company knowing the importance of healthy nutrition to performance and longevity. In this episode we discuss: ⁃ The perfect morning smoothie recipe - What mental and …
 
Distinguished Named Professor Jayson Lusk, Agricultural Economics. (Purdue University/ Mark Simons)Food insecurity is a reality for 16% of the public and 32% are waiting for their next pay check before they can buy food. Trends like this matter and are now being discovered by the Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability at Purdue Universi…
 
My guest today is Edmund McCormack. Edmund is the founder and managing partner of Dchained, a multi-strategy hedge fund that combines fundamental analysis to maximize risk-adjusted investments in emerging blockchain leaders. Unless you've been living under a rock, you're aware of bitcoin, NFT's, and cryptocurrencies. You might be wondering how peop…
 
The most hated chore on most farms is paperwork. From her family farm in Nebraska Peggy Meyer thought there had to be a better way, so she created an app to help farmers manage their paperwork more efficiently. She felt the pains of time management and record keeping and wanted to build something to help! Somehow between raising 6 kids and farming,…
 
My guest today is Erez Agam. Erez authored the book, Berlins Immigration Secrets. This is a powerful episode that highlights the idea that you are in control of your own future and you can choose the direction you desire to go through choosing where to live. In this episode, we discuss: How experiencing different locations can expand your perspecti…
 
When we think of pasture sounds, it's moo, baaa, or whinnies. So why not quacks, clucks and honks.? Well poultry in the pasture is the gateway to farming since the aspiring farmers can start with just a few acres, as did Jeff Siewicki in South Carolina. He had to figure out how to start with low investment and no experience but with passion to spar…
 
My guest today is Mark Herschberg. Mark is the author of The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. From tracking criminals and terrorists on the dark web to creating marketplaces and new authentication systems, Mark has spent his career launching and developing new ventures at startups and Fortune 500s and in academia…
 
Some are concerned about whether or not the foods they buy contain GMO, genetically modified organisms, or what USDA refers to as Bioengineered. As a result of a 2016 Bill passed by Congress and signed into Law by President Obama, USDA regulations have just gone in to effect that specifies that foods that are bioengineered or contain bioengineered …
 
My guest today is Alan Lazaros. Alan is the CEO and co-founder of Next Level University. He is also co-host of Next Level University, a top 100 podcast with over 800 episodes in 100 countries worldwide. Alan is one of the most sought-after speakers about self-mastery, productivity and entrepreneurship. Have you ever wondered: How do I find happines…
 
Technology in smart phones and watches help people identify current and emerging issues that Doctors can address. Do animals deserve any less? Rapidly improving technology helps ranchers, farmers and their veterinarians know everything they need to about an animal's current condition and anticipate problems that are likely to occur. Beyond monitori…
 
My guest today is Rachel Brenke. Rachel is not only a multi-faceted entrepreneur, business strategist, and intellectual property attorney, She is a professional triathlete representing team USA and authored 7 books all while being a military spouse, mother of 5, and cancer survivor. I’ve always thought the busiest people in the world find time for …
 
Regenerative? Organic? Real Organic? Non GMO? Sustainable? Biodynamic? Consumers understandably get confused by the terms when they just want to buy the best food for themselves and their families. "Best" can mean everything from climate to nutrition but always includes taste. On his "Save Our Soil" (SOS) farm in Australia, Mark Rathbone is a firm …
 
My guests today are Lucas Foster and Jason Kannon. Lucas is headed to Beijing to compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics. The first part of this interview is with Jason Kannon, former professional snowboarder, and trainer and mentor to not only Lucas Foster, but many pro snowboarders. The second part is a re-broadcast of my July 2021 interview with Luc…
 
U.S. President Joe Biden holds a video conference with farmers, ranchers and meat processors to discuss meat and poultry supply chain issues, from an auditorium on the White House campus in Washington, U.S. January 3, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstPresident Biden has launched a well-funded action plan for a"Fairer, More Competitive and More Resilient…
 
My guest today is Dr. Peter McCullough. *Disclaimer - I am not a doctor and this should not be interpreted as medical advice. Please consult your doctor when making decisions concerning treatment and prevention of disease. Dr. McCullough is not just, aboard-certified cardiologist and internist, but the most published cardiologist in the history of …
 
There have been major, well-documented problems with child labor overseas in production of various food imports. These foods make their way into the US market--another reason consumers want to know who produced their food. Anne Ross with Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services emphasizes that it isn't fair for ethical farmers to have to compete with tho…
 
My guest today is Storm Cunningham. The Covid pandemic has hindered the global community. Storm is among the world leaders and has written multiple books about community revitalization. Storm and I discuss many aspects of revitalization including, climate change, infrastructure, and geopolitics. He shares some great examples of cities that were in …
 
Bacon crisis? Or not? Since Californians voted to require more space for pigs, chickens and veal calves, consumers have started to worry about what it will mean for the price and availability of bacon. The effects will not only be felt in California but nationwide for pig farmers, meat packers, food distributors, restaurants, supermarkets and consu…
 
My guest today is Chris Plourde. Chris was a Chief Executive before turning to a life of coaching. He now works with top athletes and well-known companies, celebrities, moms/dads, and even military special ops to help gain clarity, establish personal performance habits, create balance and unleash their true potential in all areas of their life. In …
 
“To make a living is not to make a killing. It’s to have enough.” says Wendell Berry in many ways, in scores of books over the years. As we consider the future of the world we need to reflect on the counsel of Wendell Berry who reminds us that the world will take care of us if we take care of it; knowing and loving it. If there was a poet laureate …
 
With climate change what is the future of agriculture? The author of The Dreamt Land, Mark Arax draws from his chronicles of California over the past three decades to consider where we've been and where we're headed to address the future of agriculture in a time of climate change. No writer has devoted more pages to the story of California agricult…
 
Today's episode is a "Best of 2021" for the podcast. I've chosen 9 different 5-minute clips to help you optimize your mindset and achieve unimaginable success in 2022. Hear from guests like X-Games Snowboarder, Lucas Foster, Best-Selling authors Tommy Breedlove, Nate Dukes, Nicholas Trevillian, 100-mile ultramarathoner Lesley Cortright, NFL Linebac…
 
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