Open Field Radio

Open Field Radio

Podcast by Gowan Global Media

Episodes

October 13, 2021 33 min
Who knew pumpkins grew in west Texas! Floydada, Texas to be exact. And the man to wrangle all of it? Tim Assiter, Assiter Punkin Ranch. Once again, true Americana.
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What do you do when dad hands you the keys to the farm...and you're just a kid? In this episode we talk with Lance Sensenig, American Farmer. It's that simple. What started out as an interview about his farm and his business etc. turned into a great story of learning to be a kid farmer. Amazing integrity and dedication.
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In this episode we talk with Christian Brown of McIlhenny Company, Tabasco® and Avery Island. A fantastic conversation about agriculture, history, tradition and family pride.
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Welcome to Season 2! In this episode we talk with Neil Dahlstrom, archivist for John Deere. It's a great conversation that goes way beyond tractors and John Deere green, however, we do talk about it! Neil has a new book coming out and he also talks about his experience on History Channel.
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In this episode we talk with Dr J. David Rogers, Professor of Geological Engineering Missouri University of Science &Technology and expert of Hoover Dam. This is a fascinating episode full of history, science and passion.
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In this episode, we look back to the inception of OFR, monumental shows from season one and what's ahead for season two. As the R&B bandleader Tiny Bradshaw said in 1951, "the train kept a-rollin". All aboard!!
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In this episode we talk with Julie Heckman, executive director for the American Pyrotechnics Association. What do pyrotechnics and agriculture have in common? More than you think. From regulations and industry committees to celebrations and pest control. Great episode.
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In this episode we talk with Mary Tangen, VP of Agriculture Strategic Initiatives at DTN. We talk farmers and ag tech, weather, rain and wind, farmers and no internet and generation gaps and ag technology.
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In this episode we talk with Katie Commender, Agroforestry Program Director with Appalachian Sustainable Development. She walk us through all the aspects of agroforestry, forest farming, row cropping and much more. She also, tell about the ongoing effort of ASD and it connection with local forest farmers.
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In the episode, we talk with Steven Arthurs - entomologist, bug lover and proponent of beneficial insect use in agriculture. His work with BioBee USA puts him in the field where he see the science and the process working hand in hand. Great interview. Who new bugs were this cool?
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This week on OFR we talk with Kenny Barnwell, Henderson County North Carolina. What starts off as a regular conversation about North Carolina apples takes a deep dive into one man's perspective on the future of apple farming and the realities that come with it. We talk about the culture and the mystery of the Appalachian region, his families seven generations of apple farming in that region and the successes and struggles the...
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This week on OFR we talk with Doug Greenway and The Worlds Only Corn Palace. Pure Americana. A structure entirely covered in South Dakota corn. What a statement. Doug tells the history, the stories and the adventure of maintaining this one of a kind destination.
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This week on OFR we talk with Ric Richter of Richter Aviation, Maxwell, California. Crop-duster, aerial applicator, air ag. It's all cool. Rick gives us the ins and outs of the business, the plane and the future of this critical industry. And his passion for it is amazing.
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This week on OFR we talk with we talk with Jim Travers, contributor to US News, Cars.com, and eBay, former Buyers Guide Editor for Car and Driver and an Autos Editor at Consumer Reports. We had a great time talking the entire history and then some of an American original...the pickup truck. And who doesn't have a pickup truck story?!
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This week on OFR we talk with Jarrod Goldin of Entomo Farms, Norwood, Ontario, Canada. He paints a great visual of what a cricket farm looks like, feels like and sounds like. (Think about that one!) He also walks us thru the many uses for crickets. Everything from human consumption to uses of byproducts and much, much more. Very interesting!
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This week on OFR we talk with Ricardo Trillos of Cao Chocolates Miami, Florida. He walks us through the trials and successes of growing cacao in the continental US, the science of chocolate, sourcing cacao from around the world, working with Guy Fieri, the Food Network and his passion for all things chocolate.
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This week on OFR we talk with Don Ed Holmes of The Onion House in Weslaco, Texas. They call him the Onion King of Texas. We talked all kinds of things from the good ole day of onion farming and selling, to the new way things are done. Great stories and a perfect picture of onion farming in the Rio Grande Valley.
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This week on OFR we talk with Daniel Carmichael of Bear Flag Robotics. We talk automation technology, best-in-class autonomous technology for agriculture equipment (Robot Tractors), the future in agriculture and great job opportunities.
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This week on OFR we talk with Matt Gregg of Forty North Oyster Farms. He walks us through the ins and outs of starting and operating an oyster farm in New Jersey. Fascinating episode.
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This week on OFR we talk with Chandler Bennette of Parabug, using drones to apply benificial insects to crops. Not only is this fascinating, the future could be right now.
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