FarmHer Talks

FarmHer Talks

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July 22, 2020 33 min

The world is changing faster than most of us can comprehend and FarmHers are changing and adapting with it. In the continuing discussion around farming and pivoting Marji talks to Erin Cumings, a FarmHer and part of the Nationwide team to uncover some of the issues that could get sticky through these changes, how to manager your risk through it, and hear how she is adapting on the farm.

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July 14, 2020 22 min

Plan, Plant, Pivot and Run. That’s the name of the game for FarmHers...and well...all of us really these days. Keep up with the world or get left behind….and this FarmHer is not getting left behind. In the continuing discussion around farming and pivoting Marji talks to Jenny Quiner about the changes she has made as we sank into a new farming normal.

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June 30, 2020 11 min

Here's a not-so-secret...I don't like chickens (notice a theme here) We’re digging in to the things that I don’t like!. Come along as I visit my sister-in-laws backyard bird farm...yes she has chickens!. We'll talk why, where, how, and more on this new FarmHer Talks!

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Pivoting...it’s the new normal. Kara Babinec is no stranger to jumping right into the deep end. As the head of sales and marketing for the family livestock operation, which is one of the largest pastured poultry operations in the country, Kara and the team have made major shifts from selling direct to restaurants to focusing on getting their meat straight into the hands of their new customers….you and me.

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Welcome to the refreshed FarmHer brand experience...a place to explore the world around you, expand your horizons and live your best life with entertainment, connection and inspiration for the FarmHer in all of us. Introducing FarmHer Talks (formerly Shining Bright), FarmHer Stories and soon, FarmHer On the Road!

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June 1, 2020 37 min

Strong women, may we know them, may we be like them! Jennifer Sirangelo, President and CEO of the National 4H Council is one leader that we all need to know! She is a believer in young people and their capacity to change the world through 4H. Listen in as we find out what lights her fire in this latest installment of FarmHer + Nationwide's Everybody Eats.

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Here's a not-so-secret...I don't like tomatoes. I never have...but leave it to FarmHer Jennie Smith of Butcher Crick Farms in Iowa to get me to try a few varieties and to change my mind. We'll talk varieties, how to plant, good growing methods and of course, our favorite way to eat them!

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Everybody needs to eat and all food starts at the farm. To continue our look at the ways that food makes it to our plates, we’re taking a look at the people who are often behind the scenes on farms...but front and center to making sure the food gets to our table - the farm workers. There are 2.5 million agriculture laborers working day in and day out to plant, care for, harvest, process, pack and ship the food from the fields to t...

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It's true. I turned 40...in my stretch-pants. Despite what I had hoped for such a milestone, the quarantine had other ideas. Listen in as Erin interviews me about the year so far and what's up next!

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FarmHers are the OG environmentalists, focusing on sustainability to preserve their land and their lifestyle for future generations. Listen in as Marji talks to Krysta Harden, the most EPIC woman involved in agriculture to understand how the dairy industry is focusing on sustainability and then head to the farm with Dairy Carrie to see the very real difficulties dairy FarmHers are working through amidst a global crisis.

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Have you been thinking about who is making sure those that are the most in need are fed? Everybody needs to eat and all food starts at the farm. Continuing our look at they ways that food makes it to our plates, head to the front lines with Marji to meet the woman behind feeding the growing number of food insecure people during the pandemic. Find out how big the problem is, what their focus is and how they are getting it done in a...

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This week on Shining Bright, I'm checking in with a few of my FarmHer friends. Just like you might be feeling isolated, confused, scared or any other mix of emotions, I bet your friends out there are too! Marji will talk with a few women with different types of businesses from around the country to see what they are going through.

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March 25, 2020 52 min

This week on on Shining Bright we’re tapping into that entrepreneurial spirit and being in the right place at the right! We’ll talk to Michelle Mills who saw a need, created a product that worked at home, in her kitchen, then went on to put courage over comfort pitching it to Tractor Supply and eventually landing it on shelves across the country - this is a can’t miss story on Shining Bright by FarmHer.

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In this special episode of Shining Bright by FarmHer, Marji discusses the current state of affairs for small businesses of all kinds with Daniel Winegarden, Lead Faculty at Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses in Iowa. We’ll talk about the current state of affairs for small businesses and the idea of “pushing pause” including assessing financial options, considering assistance and where to turn for help.   Whether you are an indiv...

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March 18, 2020 52 min

Hi this is Marji Guyler-Alaniz. This week on on Shining Bright we’re talking with Agriculture Wellness Advocate and FarmHer Adrienne DeSutter who is raising awareness, providing education and building connections as a resource to farm families on Shining Bright by FarmHer.

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This week on on Shining Bright we’re getting social! We’ll cover why you need to think about sharing your story and then dig into the how. Learn a little bit about the purpose and use of a variety of social platforms and get some tips on cutting and building your own brand with Marketing expert Jodi Oleen on Shining Bright by FarmHer.

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This week on on Shining Bright we’re keeping the party going! We’re going to be talking about the really big way that National FFA is celebrating 50 years of women through a really touching video that brings to life the grit and grace of women in ag through the words of an absolutely amazing country artist on Shining Bright by FarmHer, Saturday at noon and Sunday at 2pm Eastern on Rural Radio 147 and the Sirius XM app.

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This week on on Shining Bright we’re celebrating the big FIVE O! It’s FFA week and we are celebrating fifty years of women being a part of the organization. We’ll talk to a few women who have both had their lives affected by their time in FFA and hear about their journey’s since then and how they are helping the next generation still today on Shining Bright by FarmHer, Saturday at noon and Sunday at 2pm Eastern on Rural Radio 147 ...

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February 19, 2020 51 min

This week on on Shining Bright we're diving into a deep topic centering around safety on the farm. We’ll start with Sam Goldberg, producer of the feature length film, Silo on his why and how and what he hopes we all can learn from his film, then we’ll hear from Marilyn Adams, a FarmHer who has lived out this horrible tragedy on Shining Bright by FarmHer.

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February 12, 2020 50 min

This week on Shining Bright First in celebration of 50 years of women being in the FFA organization we'll talk to some young women about their ag experiences. Then, we take it to Peg Armstrong Gustafson, who was Iowa’s first female state FFA president, and the first female national FFA officer candidate on Shining Bright by FarmHer.

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