Tailgate Talk Early Spring 2019

March 28, 2019 11:12 AM
What A Day; Farmer-to-Farmer Conversations on Farming the Countryside

What A Day: Looks Can Be Deceiving

Just because a field looks dry enough on the surface to run a sprayer doesn’t mean the soil underneath is up for it. Needless to say, the ruts from this mess weren’t a quick fix and will likely have a lingering impact for years.

If you’ve had one of those days—or captured someone else’s—we’d love to share it with our readers. Email images to whataday@farm journal.com or hashtag #FJWhatADay on Twitter and Instagram.

Farmer-to-Farmer Conversations

As a farmer, rancher, radio broadcaster and speaker, Andrew McCrea shares stories about what’s working—and what’s not—on farms, in fields and in communities across the U.S. This 30-minute podcast introduces the people, machinery, technology and best practices that propel the ag industry forward. “Farming the Countryside” episodes are available on the “AgriTalk” app and wherever you find podcasts. You can also access episodes here.

Plant Populations, Residue Management, P and K
Farmer and inventor Marion Calmer talks all things corn—and what he’s learning from his research. (Episode 32)

Soil Mapping and the Truths for Success
Tyler Lund explains how the Veris soil sensor platform measures soil properties to guide variable-rate applications. Ed Douglas shares 25 skills for success in business and life. (Episode 31)

Relationships in Rural America
You might not know Jerry Miller, but you’ve heard of FarmersOnly.com. The chat goes much deeper than social media and commercials. (Episode 29)

Rethinking Beef Nutrition
Eric Bailey, beef nutrition specialist, will challenge your thinking about feeding hay and share ideas that could improve your herd. (Episode 27)

Past, Present and Future of Hemp
You might have heard a lot of talk recently about the new farm bill lifting restrictions on growing hemp. What does that mean for farmers? How will hemp be used in the U.S.? Michael Bowman addresses misconceptions about hemp and shares his experiences growing it. (Episode 23)

Does It Pay to Use Precision Ag?
Tim Norris with Ag Info Tech breaks down the ROI on new technology. He also discusses autonomous tractors and how soon a rig could be operating on a farm near you. (Episode 22)

Direct to Consumers
Adam Birk is a twenty-something farmer who saw an opportunity to market items directly to consumers. He shares insights on how he began his business that now reaches customers in the St. Louis metro and parts of five states. (Episode 9)

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