Farm Traveler

Food is a common language that we all share; we all have our favorite meals, deserts, and guilty pleasure snacks. That food didn't magically appear in a grocery store or on your plate, it was cultivated by the hardworking men and women behind the scenes in the agriculture and food science industries. Join host Trevor Williams as he interviews farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs, and others to learn about the processes, technology, and science behind food production.


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Education
Careers
Food
1
90: Honest, Sustainable Meat - The Honest Bison
Bison straight to your door!
67 min
2
89: Michelle Martin - Jack of All Trades
Farmer, Magazine Editor, "Farmer Who", TV Host, and a LOT more!
25 min
3
88: Farm Financial Planning from the Expert
Michelle Patten is a agribusiness consultant.
31 min
4
Farm Traveler Season 3 is HERE!
And Happy 2021!
8 min
5
87: The Final Episode...of 2020!
More to come in 2021!
15 min
6
86: Starting an Orchard AND a YouTube Channel
Farmer Dre is a jack of all trades!
26 min
7
85: Pesticides 101
A deep dive into pesticides and how farmers use them safely!
50 min
8
84: The Most Popular Farming Game - Farming Sim...
Farming Simulator has a massive e-Sports following.
39 min
9
83: How Artificial Intelligence is Improving Ag...
Silicon Valley meets Agriculture.
44 min
10
82: Improving the Farmland Renting Process with...
Renting farmland is great to new farmers or growing operations.
34 min
11
81: The Diversity of Southern Cuisine
And yeah, even more than fried catfish, too.
57 min
12
80: Behind the Scenes of a Family Orchard
Apples, Peaches, Pears, Oh MY!
34 min
13
79: Investing in Farmland with AcreTrader
Farmland can be super profitable for not just the farmers!
27 min
14
78: Milk, Cheese, and Showing Dairy Cattle
Also learning about the many misconceptions about dairy production.
35 min
15
My Friend, the National Champion: DJ Wayne.
Max is one of the reasons I joined FFA, back in the day!
23 min
16
77: Seed Salesman and Seminole Indian Reenactor
Tons of Florida Agriculture facts in this episode!
38 min
17
76: Working a 4th Generation Family Farm
Continuing the family tradition.
31 min
18
75: Advocating for Science (Rebroadcast with Dr...
Dr. Folta is an EXPERT communicator when it comes to science and agriculture.
53 min
19
74: What Makes A2 Milk Different Than Regular Milk
A2 milk, a new dairy milk taking shelves by storm.
26 min
20
73: What Makes Coffee "Fair Trade"?
Coffee, coffee, coffee!
29 min
21
What I've Learned From Season 2
My thoughts...you've been warned!
13 min
22
72: Showcasing the Humanity Behind Farming
Dillon Hancoop is the host of the Real People, Real Food podcast, aimed at discovering real stories of the people behind our food.
48 min
23
71: The Future of Buying Meat and Learning abou...
Also, we will talk about WAGYU beef!
46 min
24
70: Colorado Aquaponics and Supporting Student'...
Helping students with STEM skills as well as building positive mental health.
28 min
25
69: Why Do Cranberries Grow In a Pond?
And yes, their cranberries are with OceanSpray!
37 min
26
68: Onions Don't Grow On Trees?!
Shay Myers, a 3rd generation farmer, is our guest today on Farm Traveler. Maybe you've seen Shay on Instagram or even on TikTok as her creates quick but super educational videos on farming, specifically on onion production.
24 min
27
67: Why a Second-Generation Family Farm Switche...
In our interview today, Rogelio Ponce Jr joins us and explains the history of Sun Valley Farms, how his dad started and helped grow the business, their production methods, and much more!
44 min
28
Ben Hall's Latest Film, Night Into Day
16 min
29
66: One to Grow On Podcast - Educating Consumer...
Hallie and Chris Casey are the two hosts behind the One to Grow On Podcast where the two learn about agriculture from different perspectives.
30 min
30
65: Regenerative Ranching in Australia
This is a fascinating interview as we learn more about Australia agriculture, what regenerative cattle ranching looks like, and how farm tours help educate consumers.
30 min
31
64: How a Small Scale Farm Adapts to COVID-19 a...
Sustainable and regenerative farming practices in work in North Carolina.
23 min
32
4th of July AG Facts
Allie was curious about Ag facts for the 4th!
9 min
33
63: Lessons Learned Podcasting with Jason Medows
Former guest and podcaster Jason Medows and I talk podcasting.
43 min
34
62: Florida's Berry Best Berries
Did you like the dad joke? Berry best berries?
28 min
35
61: Crop Dusters and World Explorers
I'm still fascinated with airplanes and when I found out today's guests combine both aviation AND agriculture, I just had to have them on
31 min
36
My Top 5 DREAM guests.
Kimbal Musk is happening!!!
10 min
37
60: Are GMOs safe to eat? Science says: YES!
GMO Answers is a fantastic website that thoroughly explains the science and research behind GMOs.
37 min
38
Processing deer, raising ostriches, and caviar ...
This might be the best episode title yet.
12 min
39
59: Gene-editing to make plants tastier and hea...
Imagine one day eating Doritos, Cheetos, or your favorite chips or candy bar and being guilt-free from sugar, fat, and the other not so healthy aspects of junk food. Thanks to gene editing and food science, that future might not be too far off.
18 min
40
AG 101: Carbon Farming
How can farmers capture carbon?
12 min
41
58: Microgreens and Corner Stores
Our guest today is Mike Jackson, the founder of Kentucky Greens in Louisville, Kentucky.
30 min
42
57: Supplying San Francisco with Organic Produce
Earl Herrick is the founder of Earl's Organic Produce, a California based produce distributor located in San Francisco.
42 min
43
What I've learned about podcasting.
A lot...but there is still much to learn!
10 min
44
56: The Booze Traveler Talks Hemp
The host of Booze Traveler is our guest today (trying to contain excitement), Jack Maxwell!
32 min
45
COVID-19's Impact on the Beef Industry
On the Monday Show, I talk with Ryan Goodman, aka the Beef Runner, about COVID-19's impact on the Beef Industry.
15 min
46
55: The Farm Babe talks organic, food labeling,...
In our interview today, Michelle will talk to us about how her path lead her from Los Angeles to farming in Iowa and becoming one of the most popular agriculture influencers out there.
43 min
47
The Three Amigos talk Farm Traveler
We three best friends talk about what we've learned from the podcast and what we would like to learn about in the future of Farm Traveler!
21 min
48
54: YouTube's most famous farmer - Millennial F...
Zach, also known as the Millennial Farmer, will explain how he got started farming and how he is using social media to showcase what goes on at the farm.
26 min
49
Behind the scenes of this podcast is one great ...
8 min
50
53. Growing Both Organic and Conventional Crops
Can a farmer grow both conventional and organic crops? Yes, yes they can.
28 min
51
How YOU Can Help Farmers During COVID-19
14 min
52
52: Tennessee Agriculture Law
Our guest today is Matthew McClanahan, an Ag Lawyer, Advocate, and rancher from the great state of Tennessee. Matthew will tell us about his background growing up on the farm, practicing Ag Law, and advocating for agriculture with the American Farm Bureau
46 min
53
51: Addressing Mental Health in Agriculture
Are farmers like the rest of us and have mental health problems every now and then? You betcha, and sometimes much more often.
31 min
54
50: Land-Grant Colleges and Florida Ag with UF'...
In our interview today, Dr. Payne will highlight his career as head of the University of Florida's IFAS, the many land-grant colleges he has worked at, and his time spent at Ducks Unlimited. Dr. Payne will also touch base on how land-grant colleges have helped improve farming across the country and how the Florida agriculture industry manages to be one of the most diverse in the country.
43 min
55
49: Former National FFA Advisor Dr. Larry Case
Dr. Larry Case served as the National FFA Advisor from 1984 to 2010.
34 min
56
48: The Grateful Farm Wife - Kylie Epperson
Row cropping isn't easy. Neither is pork production. Motherhood surely isn't a walk in the park either. Now imagine doing all three!
24 min
57
47: Drone Technology in Agriculture
Our guests today are David Plummer and Michael Ferguson from Illinois based Aerial Influence. David and Michael will both explain how drone technology has changed in recent years, the many uses of drones in the agriculture industry, and what regulations drone pilots must follow.
34 min
58
46: Going Once, Going Twice, SOLD to BigIron Au...
Let's talk auctions! Get ready for the auctioneer voice!
37 min
59
BONUS: Fireside Chats with Paul
12 min
60
45: Beef and Ellen Degeneres?
Amanda Radke is an Agriculture Speaker, Beef Blogger, pretty much a jack of all trades. Amanda has a background in Ag Communications, writing for BEEF Magazine, and working with beef cattle.
30 min
61
44: Saltwater Tomatoes in Saudi Arabia
Ryan Lefers is the co-founder of Red Sea Farms located in Saudi Arabia. Ryan will explain the process of growing plants in saltwater and what the farmer/consumer relationship is like in Saudi Arabia.
23 min
62
43: Making Row Crops More Sustainable with the ...
Hosted by Zach Johnson and Mitchell Hora, Field Work talks about successes, failures, and tips and tricks the row crop sector face.
43 min
63
42: Inspector by day, Podcaster by Night - Nate...
Our guest today is a quality assurance representative in the potato industry by day and a podcaster by night. His name is Nate and his podcast is called Everyone Has a Story.
40 min
64
41: How and Why Farmers Need "Off-Farm Income" ...
Our guest today is Matt Brechwald. Some of you might know him as the man behind podcasts like Off Farm Income and the new podcast, Microphone Money.
37 min
65
40: Getting Fit for the New Year with Emily Shaw
Emily has created a platform on motivating people to get fit and as she puts it, "Help women build confidence, feel strong & eat the foods they love."
26 min
66
39: Food Bullying and How to Avoid Buying B.S. ...
Did you know there is something like 200,000 misleading marketing labels at grocery stores?
51 min
67
38: The Science and Art of Butchery with Jake L...
Our guest today is Jake Levin. Jake travels to farms, chefs, and homesteaders and processes whole animals. Jake also does workshops to showcase his process and most recently released his book, Smokehouse Handbook.
55 min
68
37: Advocating for Agriculture with David Hafner
David Hafner is a farmer and rancher from Martin County, Florida. David is passionate about agriculture and advocating for agriculture in the sunshine state.
34 min
69
36: Butterball - A Thanksgiving Special
Today we have the pleasure of interviewing two people that work at Butterball, Rebecca Welch, the senior brand manager, as well as Wellie Jackson, a Butterball contract grower.
26 min
70
35: Former Director of Millennial Engagement at...
Vance Crowe has served as the Director of Millennial Engagement for Monsanto, a Communications Strategist for the World Bank Group, U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Communications Coordinator at NPR, and much more!
50 min
71
34: Bridging the Gap Between Farm and Fork - An...
Casey Kinler will explain the mission of Animal Ag Alliance, tips they give to livestock farmers, information on their Primed and Prepared Summit, and more.
35 min
72
33: Supplying Seeds to Small Scale Farms - John...
Blake will explain the importance of building relationships with customers, what Johnny's Selected Seeds has to offer, and much more!
33 min
73
32: Ranching, Farming, and Family - Ranch Wives...
JaTanna and Natalie are the brains behind Ranch Wives Beef Company.  They also have some of the hardest jobs out there, working on a ranch and being mothers.  JaTanna and Natalie will talk to us today about their life ranching in Nebraska...
31 min
74
31: Genetic Engineering and the Matoke Banana t...
Dr. Folta is a professor in the Horticultural Sciences Department and spends his spare time advocating for genetic engineering and bridging the gap between science and consumers.
53 min
75
30: Local produce delivered straight to your do...
Shuan Lee is the President and Co-Founder of Farmhouse Delivery in Austin, Texas.  Farmhouse Delivery is a food delivery service that offers a wide range produce, meats, and meal kits to their customers.  Farmhouse currently focuses their...
23 min
76
29: Dairy farming, Tillamook, and fighting inte...
Our guest today is Derrick Josi, but you might know him best as tdf_honest_farming on Facebook and Instagram.  Derrick is a fourth generation dairy farmer in Tillamook County, Oregon.  Derrick is super active on social media showcasing the...
29 min
77
28: Interviewing an Astro-Botanist and other co...
Tim Hammerich is host of the popular podcast, The Future of Agriculture.  In our interview today, Tim will tell us about his guests, his Ag background and more! 
31 min
78
AG 101: Hydroponics
What is hydroponics and is it the future?!
8 min
79
27: The Future of Urban Agriculture Across the ...
Agritecture offers consulting services for entrepreneurs, companies, and cities, including feasibility studies, and more!
35 min
80
26: The job of a Horticulture Extension Agent w...
Today's guest is another old friend, Daniel Leonard.  Daniel is an Extension Agent with the University of Florida.
38 min
81
BONUS Episode: Life as a Hollywood filmmaker wi...
Today is a bonus episode with my good friend and Hollywood director, Ben Hall.   Ben Hall is a writer, director, producer, (and countless other job titles) in Hollywood, California.  Ben has worked with film legends like Own Wilson,...
43 min
82
25: Teaching small scale vegetable production i...
Jared is the creator of Vegetable Academy in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
29 min
83
24: The Florida Timber Industry with Will Leonard
Today our guest on the podcast is an old friend, Will Leonard.  Will is a forester in North West Florida and will talk to us about what all his job encompasses, how timber is harvested and much more.  Will is also going to touch base on the...
61 min
84
23: The day in the life of a High School Ag Tea...
Our guest today is a friend from my time at University of Florida - Jenna Blankenbaker is a high school agriscience teacher here in Florida.  Jenna will talk to use about the day in the life of an Ag teacher, what it's like teaching a diverse...
38 min
85
AG 101: The Food Supply Chain
Have you ever wondered how the carrots you bought the other day traveled from the farm to your table?  Or maybe you’ve wondered how that juicy steak made its way from a ranch in Texas to the table at your favorite steak house?  Well today ...
10 min
86
22: Custom built vertical farms in the UK
Hello and welcome to the Farm Traveler Podcast.  With the trend of urban agriculture on the rise to help create more sustainably and locally grown produce, one company based in the United Kingdom is leaving their mark on the industry.  V-F...
18 min
87
21: Life and Ranching in Wyoming with Kacy Atki...
Our guest today knows a thing or two about cattle ranching in Wyoming and all that that entails.  Kacy Atkinson is a rancher, speaker, and agriculture advocate that will talk to us about her experience ranching in secluded Wyoming and what farm...
28 min
88
20: A Milk Vending Machine in the UK with Vine ...
Vending machines are cool, right?  You can get almost whatever kind of drink or snack you want.  Well, ever hear about a milk vending machine?!  Today our guests today are Charlotte and James from Vine Farm Dairy and have a unique mil...
30 min
89
19: The Basics of Hydroponics with Michael Newt...
Hope you're as excited as I am!  Today we are going to talk about all things hydroponics!  Michael Newton owns a hydroponics store in Panama City Beach, FL.  Michael will talk to us about the basics of hydroponics, how it's exploding ...
22 min
90
18: First Generation Cattle Ranchers with Morav...
Paul and Kendra Moravec are first generation beef cattle ranchers in Grand Bay, Alabama.  They will talk to us about their beef cattle operation, animal health, and how they are using social media to help the farmer/consumer relationship.
26 min
91
17: Large Scale Farming, Working with H2A Visa'...
Our guest today is part of a third generation farm in Northern Indiana.  Kassi Tom Rowland is from Tom Farms and will talk to us about their farm, the history behind it, how they deal with employment with H2A Visa's, and much more!
28 min
92
16: Feminism/Sexism in Ag, California Wildfires...
Today's guest is going to cover a ton of topics.  Megan Brown is a 6th generation cattle farmer in Northern California who also raises heritage pork.  Megan and the family farm also went through the Cherokee and Campfire Wildfires back in ...
22 min
93
15: Growing the most important part of beer, Hops!
Let's talk about beer.  Or rather one of the most important components of beer, hops!  Today our guests are a pair of cousins who started their own hop farm in Illinois.  Anthony Welty and Brian Dallam of Live Wire Hops will tell us a...
35 min
94
14: Joe Lamp'l - Home Gardening and "Growing a...
Our guest today is a man that knows a thing or two about gardening.  Joe Lamp'l is the creator of joegardener.com and the creator, producer, and host of the TV show, "Growing a Greener World".  Today, Joe will give us some of his best advi...
37 min
95
13: Turning a backyard into a farm.
Josh Sattin is a farmer from North Carolina that turned his backyard into a small farming operation.  Today Josh will tell us why he got into farming, what he has learned in his two seasons, and how he goes about selling his produce.
30 min
96
12: AgMoves.com, Ag children's books and cookbo...
Luella Fischer Gregory is a farm mom, wife, director of Agmoves.com, and has authored agriculture focused children's books as well as cook books.  Today, Luella will talk to use about her Ag background and how she started writing books to help ...
19 min
97
11: Bringing together Ag entrepreneurs to innov...
A podcast on another podcast?!  What is this?!  Today our guests are Tim and Tyler Nuss, creators and hosts of The Modern Acre Podcast.  Tim and Tyler will talk to us about what it's been like to bring together farmers and Ag entrepre...
27 min
98
10: The Environmental Stewardship of Farmers - ...
Cacee Hilliard is the CARES coordinator with Florida Farm Bureau.  In our episode today, Cacee will explain what the CARES program is, how it go started, and how farmers can be eligible to be recognized as part of the program designed to give h...
27 min
99
9: Dairy farming, "Ask a farmer not Google", an...
Our guest today is Katie Dotterer-Pyle, a Maryland Dairy Farmer.  Katie will tell us about her dairy operation, issues she and other dairy farmers face, and much more!Instagram-
20 min
100
8: Maryland Agriculture, Environmental Regulati...
Today on the Farm Traveler Podcast, Paul Goeringer, a Maryland Extension Agent, will walk us through Maryland Agriculture, Legal issues facing farms, as well as environmental regulations farmers must follow.  Paul will also talk to us about wha...
21 min