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There are many people who know something about ruminant animal agriculture and the essential role it plays in meeting the needs of today’s world and the world of 2050. Their expertise may be in some aspect of soil, plant, animal or human health. Or it may be in topics related to environmental stewardship, public policy, or sustainable development. The Ruminati is my attempt to assemble them and introduce them to each other. The goal of this sodcast (see what I did there?) is to make their in ...
 
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Matt's a farmer with a day job at North Carolina State University - https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/profile/matt-poore/ Amazing Grazing: Pasture-Based Livestock Education Program - https://cefs.ncsu.edu/extension-and-outreach/amazing-grazing/ The Alliance for Grassland Renewal - https://grasslandrenewal.org/ and its newsletter, “Novel Notes” https://grass…
 
A 2KD Classic with a brand new intro!! At the Low Carb Down Under conference at the Gold Coast, Richard sat down with Professor Stephen Phinney author of the Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living. Dr. Phinney is also a researcher and author of dozens of studies into ketogenic diets. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-keto-dudes/…
 
Richard picks a classic podcast here from Prof. Thomas Seyfried about his research into the use of ketogenic diets to combat cancer and talks about how Professor Seyfried's work has contributed to Richard's undergraduate honours. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-keto-dudes/donationsBy 2 Keto Dudes
 
Carl Stafford is a forage and grazing management champion. A witness to the changes in agriculture. Carl is a Senior Extension Agent serving Culpeper County, Virginia in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech. He's served forage agriculture across the US.https://culpeper.ext.vt.edu/staff/stafford-carl.htmlV…
 
Ben Campbell is a: Third- & first-generation rancher; Recovering engineer; Conservationist; and Environmental advocate. He's one of the guardians of the grasslands. "Since 1970, 84% of grassland species have been lost." "If you borrow something, you return it in better condition" Grazed Right - https://grazedright.com/ "Guardians of the Grasslands"…
 
"Since the '70s we've lost 87% of prairie obligates." We've lost four football fields-worth of grassland lost per minute (from 2014-2018). Kristine Tapley, Regional Agrologist, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Owner Operator Cow-Calf Operation, Old Shore Cattle Company, Langruth, Manitoba. “The thriving beef industry that can compete on that landscape will …
 
The wonder of the essential ruminant, the treasure of our grasslands. Dr. Tim McAllister grew up on his parents’ cow/calf farm in Innisfail, Alberta. He obtained a B.Sc. (Agr) and M.Sc. from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and a Ph.D. in ruminant nutrition and microbiology from the University of Guelph, ON. He accepted an NSERC post-doctoral…
 
Organic matter, soil health, soil biology, and soil ecology - the foundation! Alan Franzluebbers is a Research Ecologist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh NC. He has more than 30 years of research experience starting with a master’s program in Nebraska, PhD in Texas, post-doctora…
 
Documentary filmmaker, podcaster, health coach, businessman. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and then turned to technology and sold an app company. He’s used his technical background and love for fitness & nutrition to also work as a Health Coach and be the co-founder of the health, media, and technology company SAPIE…
 
"If we are interested in ecosystem function, if we are interested in wildlife diversity, going on a 100% plant-based diet is absolutely the worst choice that anyone can make." Grazing expert, author, consultant, and speaker Jim Gerrish is an independent grazing lands consultant providing services to farmers and ranchers on both private and public l…
 
Professor, Extension Soil Specialist, Soil Science Department, North Dakota State UniversityFrom Dr. Franzen's University of North Dakota webpage - https://www.ndsu.edu/snrs/people/faculty/dave_franzen/ "Until a few years ago, I was aware of historical loss of topsoil from North Dakota, but I was unaware of the huge scale of losses incurred, and th…
 
"Can Soil Health Equal Rancher Wealth? Adaptive multi-paddock (AMP) grazing is regenerating soils, watersheds, critical ecosystem services and livelihoods in North America. Early data shows soil carbon is the essential currency for this vibrancy. We are building on these early results with multi-disciplinary research conducted with regenerative ran…
 
Agriculture is a complex natural system.Keep the culture in agricultureDirt's under our fingernails, soil's under our feet. Associate professor of Animal Science (Michigan State University) and C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture , Dr. Jason Rowntree coordinates Lake City and UPREC AgBioResearch and Extension Centers where he addresses e…
 
From a multi-generational farm in Pennsylvania to respected forage researcher and educator. Forages in Florida and beyond.Logical decisions don't always restrict our interests. Dr. Lynn Sollenberger is Distinguished Professor and Graduate Coordinator of Agronomy at the University of Florida. His appointment is 50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% se…
 
Forage Fanatic! Dr. Jennifer Tucker is an Associate Professor of Beef Nutrition and Forage Management. Dr. Tucker was raised on a small beef cattle operation in South Central Kentucky where she grew up showing cattle, raising various crops including tobacco and vegetables, and helping to improve the pastures on her family's farm. Growing up Tucker …
 
Tangriani holds a doctorate in Agronomy at the Federal University of Paraná and INRAe -FR – Clermont-Ferrand. Her thesis was on nitrogen cycling in integrated crop-livestock systems. In 2015 she served as a visiting scientist in the Soil Management and Ecology team led by Dr. Alan Franzllubers at North Carolina State University. She is a full profe…
 
Serendipity in life. Mentors in careers. Importance of forage breeding. Addressing bottlenecks in Southeast US forage agriculture. Dr. Joe Bouton earned his B.S. degree at Miss. State Univ., and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the Univ. of Florida. He was a Professor (now Emeritus), Univ. of Georgia; and a Director, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. H…
 
Working "...to sustainably intensify smallholder livestock systems in order to improve the nutrition, health, livelihoods and incomes of the poor."Dr. Adegbola Adesogan is a professor of ruminant nutrition and director of the Food Systems Institute and Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems. His research focuses on sustainably increas…
 
Benjamin Bikman, Associate Professor at BYU. Author of "Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease - and How to Fight It".Dr. Bikman’s research focus is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that mediate the disruption that causes and accompanies metabolic disorders, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and dementia. Driv…
 
Dr. Baltenweck is a development economist with twenty years of post-doctoral experience in agricultural systems in Africa, South and South-East Asia, with a focus on livestock value chains. Starting her career as a development economist with an emphasis on adoption and impact assessment studies in livestock systems, she has increasingly sharpened h…
 
Nick on twitter - @nicknorwitz Nick's story https://youtu.be/y2louDfTFt0 Nick's new paper in "nutrients" - "Precision Nutrition for Alzheimer’s Prevention in ApoE4 Carriers" https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1362 "The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook" https://newmediketo.com/dr-nicholas-norwitz/ Dr. Nicholas Norwitz is a new shining star in nutrit…
 
"The executive editor of “The Lancet” wrote, “this is a disquieting book about scientific incompetence, evangelical ambition, and ruthless silencing of dissent that has shaped our lives for decades…researchers, clinicians, and health policy advisors should read this provocative book.” A review in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said, “Th…
 
Fred Provenza is professor emeritus of Behavioral Ecology in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University. At Utah State, Provenza directed an award-winning research group that pioneered understanding of how learning influences foraging behavior and how behavior links soils and plants with herbivores and humans. Provenza is one of …
 
Conservation Stewardship Leader and Senior Pasture and Range ConsultantNoble Research Institute's dedication to regenerative agriculture.Jeff is a pasture and range consultant in the producer relations program at Noble Research Institute (https://www.noble.org/). Before joining the Noble Research Institute in 2016, Jeff was the state rangeland mana…
 
The Ruminati are a bunch of Herd Quitters! Kit Pharo started out in 1985 by leasing grassland and buying cows. In the beginning, he strived to build a herd that would wean bigger calves. He quickly learned that increasing weaning weights did not increase profit. Therefore, Kit changed his management style to be profit-driven instead of production-d…
 
Another academic brother!Scott Flynn grew up working on a small family farm in Irvine, Ky that primarily produced tobacco and cattle. He received a B.S. in Agriculture and a Business Minor from Eastern Kentucky University; a Master’s Degree in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Kentucky; and a PhD in Crop Production and Physiology from I…
 
Gary Taubes is an investigative science and health journalist and co-founder of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI.org). He is the author of The Case Against Sugar (2016), Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It (2011) and Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007), published as The Diet Delusion in the UK. Taubes is the recipient of a Robert…
 
Dr. Ted Naiman is a board-certified Family Medicine physician in the department of Primary Care at a leading major medical center in Seattle. His personal research and medical practice are focused on the practical implementation of diet and exercise for health optimization. He is the author of ‘The P:E Diet’.The P:E Diet - https://pedietbook.com/On…
 
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