Successful Farming Podcast

Go in-depth into the topics that affect farmers and ranchers. Hear from industry leaders and experts on topics ranging from agronomy, technology, rural lifestyle, ag policy, farm machinery, and more. Listen in at and

SF Podcast 47: Training your farm team with pre...
SF Podcast 47: Training your farm team with precision tools
19 min
SF Podcast 46: Measuring the effectiveness of p...
SF Podcast 46: Measuring the effectiveness of precision farming
19 min
SF Podcast 45: Connecting your fleet with preci...
SF Podcast 45: Connecting your fleet with precision ag for maximum productivity
14 min
SF Podcast 44: How to start incorporating preci...
SF Podcast 44: How to start incorporating precision ag on your farm
19 min
SF Podcast 43: Cover Crop Cost Share
The costs associated with growing cover crops can cause hesitation for farmers. Cost sharing collaboration is a key between landowners, operators, and those who serve as a resource.
19 min
SF Podcast 42: From track and field to the farm...
Jacquelyne Leffler had a full ride scholarship to attend Kansas State University and earn a degree in kinesiology. However, the four-generation family farm was a powerful draw for this award-winning athlete.
40 min
SF Podcast 41: Terminating a Cover Crop
Cover crops that don't winterkill will need some sort of management in the spring before the cash crop can be planted. And, some cover crops left to their own devices will get out of control. Listen in as Successful Farming's Megan Vollstedt talks termination with a cover crop grower and an extension specialist.
19 min
SF Podcast 40: Cover Crop Champion
Lee Tesdell's cover crop championship "trophy" is the many benefits and improvements he's made on his farmland.
20 min
SF Podcast 39: Transitioning to No-Till
Longtime no-tillers report multiple benefits from making the leap from tillage to no-till. Here's how to do it, what to expect, and how long it takes.
19 min
SF Podcast 37: Get the Sprayer Ready for Spring
You and your sprayer are itching to start rolling in the field. But before you do, here's how to give the sprayer a thorough check over, make sure old chemicals are washed out and new chemicals properly mixed, and also how to get yourself mentally ready for the task at hand.
12 min
SF Podcast 38: Dealing with Soggy Soils
This spring could shape up to be a soggy one in some areas, especially with already-saturated ground from last fall. Listen in to learn the most important soil conditions for planting, consequences for planting into mud, and at what point do you consider switching hybrids.
12 min
SF Podcast 36: Microbial and Biological Products
Healthy soil depends on microbial action under the soil surface, but maybe you need to add more to the party.
18 min
SF Podcast 35: 2020 Farm Health & Wealth - Ag R...
Farmers can get traditional financing through banks, government programs and more. Ag Resource Management is a relatively-new specialty lender that brings financial and risk management solutions to farmers and agribusinesses that serve farmers.
11 min
SF Podcast 34: 2020 Farm Health & Wealth - Hope...
There is a lot of uncertainly in the hemp industry, but a Minnesota corn and soybean farmer is forging ahead.
56 min
SF Podcast 33: 2020 Farm Health & Wealth - Bank...
Most beginning farmers need to borrow money for their operation. Understand your lending options, the financing process and how to communicate with your lender.
11 min
SF Podcast 32: 2020 Farm Health & Wealth - Fail...
When farming isn't profitable, you have to make hard decisions and often very quickly. Hear how one woman saved her operation during the Great Recession, and the advice she gives other farmers to help them through similar situations.
19 min
SF Podcast 31: 2020 Farm Health & Wealth - Nati...
It's been a year that most corn growers would like to forget. Successful Farming's Gil Gullickson sits down with Jon Doggett and Kevin Ross of the National Corn Grower's Association discussing trade issues, climate change, crop insurance and more.
29 min
SF Podcast 30: 2020 Farm Health & Wealth - Farm...
How do you define "farm health"? Successful Farming's Jodi Henke talks with Curtis Mahnken, an extension economist at the University of Minnesota about what farm health should look like.
14 min
SF Podcast 29: The War on Weeds
Weeds are having a good time in farm fields because the wet spring of 2019 didn't allow for normal weed control measures...
15 min
SF Podcast 28: Harvesting Green Soybeans
Soybean growers may be harvesting beans that are partially green and not as dried down as they'd like...
14 min
SF Podcast 27: Drying High Moisture Corn
The corn harvest might be late in 2019 with producers bringing it in at less-than-ideal moisture levels. Host Jodi Henke talks with Ken Hellevang from North Dakota State University about handling high moisture corn.
15 min
SF Podcast 26: What If There’s an Early Frost
A delay in crop maturity could make corn and soybeans susceptible to an early frost – if that happens.
13 min
SF Podcast 25: Six Men, Two Countries And One A...
Finding seasonal farm labor in the United States is tough. In the Ukraine, finding a good-paying job is tough. This is what happens when two countries work to better each other, one farm at a time. 
19 min
SF Podcast: Hometown USA – New Lenox, Illinois
Familiar people and places make a town feel like home. What happens when those things aren't quite as you remembered them? Editorial Content Director, Dave Kurns, finds out when he visits the growing suburb of a suburb where he grew up: New Lenox, Illinois.
23 min
SF Podcast: Hometown USA - Clarence, Iowa
In this Hometown Series, our editors packed up their bags and hit the road ready to look at their hometown from a different perspective. Listen to see how things have changed since their childhood.
20 min