Fitness & Nutrition

The Farmer and The City Girl - Real life conversations about agriculture and how it affects the consumer's food. From farming t

Carrie Zylka & Rob Sharkey

Weekly conversations between Rob Sharkey and guest co-hosts about food, agriculture and farming and how it affects the consumer. Topics include public perception, legislature, consumer buying habits, marketing strategies and an explanation of farming techniques.

Episodes

037 WTF is a SuperWeed
31:42
2017-09-23 00:49:05 UTC 31:42
037 WTF is a SuperWeed

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 037 - WTF is a SuperWeed

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about weed resistance and how to describe it to non farmers 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

036 Crazy Celebrities and Jade Rocks
30:26
2017-09-23 00:49:05 UTC 30:26
036 Crazy Celebrities and Jade Rocks

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 035 - Crazy Celebrities and Jade Rocks

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about Gwyneth Paltrow and what she puts where. 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

035 A farm family's account of the Texas flood
39:20
2017-09-23 00:49:05 UTC 39:20
035 A farm family's account of the Texas flood

In this episode Lesley and Rob talk to Michael Goudeau and his daughter Logan about their experience with the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Here are the pictures from Logan

https://www.facebook.com/logan.goudeau/posts/1452555061500344

034 Alcohol for your car
31:49
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 31:49
034 Alcohol for your car

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 034 -  Alcohol for your car

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about the the pros and cons of ethanol

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

033 Fake meat and Coors Banquet
29:02
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 29:02
033 Fake meat and Coors Banquet

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 033 -  Fake Meat and Coors Banquet

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about the Meatless Meat 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

032 The slime that cost ABC 177 gazillion
30:27
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 30:27
032 The slime that cost ABC 177 gazillion

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 032 -  The Slime that cost ABC 177 gazilion dollars 

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about the infamous pink slime reporting  

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

031 Time to re-brand this SOB
25:21
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 25:21
031 Time to re-brand this SOB

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 031 - When you aren't reaching your goals.... ask for help

Lesley Kelly agrees to be my co-host 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

030 Farmers vs. Hunters... kinda
28:47
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 28:47
030 Farmers vs. Hunters... kinda

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 030 -  Farmers vs Hunters.... kinda

In this episode, Lindsay Persico and Rob Sharkey are talking about the how farmers and hunters view things differently 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

029 Educating kids about Cosmic Brownies
29:08
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 29:08
029 Educating kids about Cosmic Brownies

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 029 -  How important is Ag Education? 

In this episode,Marci Goodwin and Rob Sharkey are talking about the importance of teaching agriculture in schools.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

028 What is the true cost of organics
29:45
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 29:45
028 What is the true cost of organics

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 028 -  The true cost of organics 

In this episode,Kellee James and Rob Sharkey are talking about how much people are willing to pay for organics.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

027 Food Waste
36:46
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 36:46
027 Food Waste

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 027 -  Food Waste

In this episode, Lesley Kelly and Rob Sharkey are talking about how much food we waste.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

026 Eating healthy on the road
33:35
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 33:35
026 Eating healthy on the road

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 026 -  Eating healthy on the road"

In this episode, Ginelle James and Rob Sharkey are pointing out the pros and cons of Amazons new purchase.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

025 WholeFoods and Amazon
29:22
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 29:22
025 WholeFoods and Amazon

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 025 -  WholeFoods and Amazon???

In this episode, Leslie Kelly and Rob Sharkey are pointing out the pros and cons of Amazons new purchase.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

024 We gettin screwed on organics?
32:29
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 32:29
024 We gettin screwed on organics?

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 024 -  We gettin screwed on organics?

In this episode, Julie Kelly and Rob Sharkey are pointing out ways the organics industry is not what they claim.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

ep023 What's a traditional farmer
29:49
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 29:49
ep023 What's a traditional farmer

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 023 -  What's a traditional farmer

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about who agriculture promotes as the face of farming 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

022 - Practice What We Preach
33:02
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 33:02
022 - Practice What We Preach

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 022 - Practice What We Preach"

In this episode, Rob shares his experience advocating at an event.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

ep-021 Tips for consumers to learn about ag
29:52
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 29:52
ep-021 Tips for consumers to learn about ag

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 021 -  Tips for consumers to learn about ag

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about how consumers can go about finding information about agriculture 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your top tips 

020 - Tips for Connecting with Consumers
38:57
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 38:57
020 - Tips for Connecting with Consumers

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 020 - Tips for Connecting with Consumers"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are giving you three easy ways ag media can connect with consumers.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

019 - (NSFW) #Agvocates Part 2 No Ranting
27:13
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 27:13
019 - (NSFW) #Agvocates Part 2 No Ranting

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 019 - (NSFW)#Agvocates No Ranting Part 2"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about how bloggers and marketers have taken the word and turned it into a title rather than an advocacy strategy.

 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your top tips for advocating.

018 - (NSFW) #Agvocates Part 1 Rant
29:33
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 29:33
018 - (NSFW) #Agvocates Part 1 Rant

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 018 - (NSFW)#Agvocates Rant Part 1"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about how bloggers and marketers have taken the word and turned it into a title rather than an advocacy strategy.

 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your top tips for advocating.

017 - Tips For Gaining Permission to Hunt From Farmers
40:45
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 40:45
017 - Tips For Gaining Permission to Hunt From Farmers

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 017 - Tips For Gaining Permission to Hunt From Farmers"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about how hunters and farmers can work together. They each provide a list of "tips" that hunters can abide by to increase the odds of gaining permission.

 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your top tip for gaining permission and stories you have to tell.

016 - Gadgets and Indoor Gardens
29:49
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 29:49
016 - Gadgets and Indoor Gardens

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 016 - "Gadgets and Indoor Gardens"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about what they think are the coolest gadgets that apply to farming.

Rob talks about using satellite imagery to help farmers scout their crops

Carrie is fascinated with watering vegetables over her phone with a Fibonacci.

 

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

What are your top tech picks???

 

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep016

015 - Food Influencers
32:46
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 32:46
015 - Food Influencers

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 015 - Food Influencers"

Food Influencers aren't just people like it was twenty years ago.

In this episode Rob and Carrie are sharing their thoughts on so called diet Food Influencers, celebrity chefs, and how what we see, read and watch actually influences how we eat.  

014 - Sustainable Agriculture
31:28
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 31:28
014 - Sustainable Agriculture

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 014 - "Sustainable Agriculture"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about what sustainable agriculture actually means.

It's a term that consumers are extremely interested in, and maybe confused by what it actually means.

We talk about why farmers are so sensitive about it.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

Why are farmers so sensitive to the word?

 

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep014

013 - Chemical Drift - aka Rob Sharkey's All Time Favorite Subject
44:20
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 44:20
013 - Chemical Drift - aka Rob Sharkey's All Time Favorite Subject

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 013 - Chemical Drift - aka Rob Sharkey's All Time Favorite Subject"

{A must listen if you live near a farm and have any prejudice or concerns about chemicals infiltrating your garden or property.}

In this episode, Rob and Carrie are chatting about chemicals.

  • Where they go when farmers use them?
  • Are they more dangerous than bug spray?
  • How expensive are they?
  • How are they applied?
  • What should you do if you get "chemical drift" in your yard?
  • What to do if the pesticide gets onto your children's skin or onto your pets.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

  • Farmers: What chemicals do you use? Have you ever drifted a pesticide?
  • Consumers: What is your biggest concern about farmer chemicals invading your personal space?

012 - Container Gardens, 5 Tips From a Farmer
55:41
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 55:41
012 - Container Gardens, 5 Tips From a Farmer

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 012 - Container Gardens, 5 Tips From a Farmer"

In this episode, Rob and Carrie are chatting about container gardening, tips and myths.

They chat about what they are, and Rob gives advice on pests and how to tell if a plant is stressed, soil considerations, and debunks some of the more common myths.

Each give their idea of the perfect plant for a first time container plant.

To go straight to the tips, timestamp is 52:00 "5 Tips for Container Gardening".

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: If you do container gardening let us know what plants you grow. If we've inspired you to try, please let us know.

011 - First Hand Account of the Wildfires in Kansas
52:35
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 52:35
011 - First Hand Account of the Wildfires in Kansas

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 011 - First Hand Account of the Wildfires in Kansas"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are stepping away from their one on one conversation to talk to two people helping with the wildfires affecting Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas.

Denton Clark of Clark Farms went to help with fire mitigation, as he states, there’s no stopping a fire of this magnitude, you’re just trying to saves people’s farms.

He described what he saw as “nothing short of hell”. When you’re fifteen miles away and you can see the flames clear as day, and the wooden bridges you’re driving across is on fire, it becomes real.

Sean Harmon, a grain farmer from Iowa offered the use of his truck and trailer to haul extra hay, he grabbed his young daughter and headed south.

When she goes back to school after spring break, she’ll be able to tell the story to children not involved with agriculture. Without even realizing it she’ll be acting as an ambassador bridging the gap between farmer and consumer.

According to Sean the photos you see online just doesn’t do the actuality justice. He says he can’t express how insane it is, he heard about it on the news but seeing it in real life took his breath away.

For links to where you can help go to: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep011

010 - Shopping Preferences & Food Deserts
56:40
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 56:40
010 - Shopping Preferences & Food Deserts

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 010 - Shopping Preferences & Food Deserts"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about why people shop at the grocery store they do. What factors in their preferred habits.

And then they chat about food deserts what they are, where they are and what programs are out there combating them.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

  • Farmers: Are you involved in urban food distribution hubs? If so what are they?
  • Consumers: Do you know people affected by food deserts? Do you live in one - if so how do you handle it?

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep010

009 - The Breakfast Episode – Enriched vs Fortified
54:37
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 54:37
009 - The Breakfast Episode – Enriched vs Fortified

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 009 - The Breakfast Episode – Enriched vs Fortified"

Cream of Wheat has sparked an entire episode!

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about enriched and fortified foods, how it happens and why. How acids help your food last longer including the secret to keeping avocados from turning brown once it’s exposed to the air.

Which is better – Captain Crunch or Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, plus listen in to hear a super weird fact about Carrie's ice cream habit.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

  • Farmers: What is it that is added back into food? When you remove something, process it and then what is being added back in? What form is it in?
  • Consumers: Do the words “Enriched” or “Fortified” on the packaging prompt you to purchase your food? Do you seek out products that are enriched or fortified with specific vitamins or minerals?

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep009

008 – Big Ag, Hobby Farms and Birthrights
56:00
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 56:00
008 – Big Ag, Hobby Farms and Birthrights

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 008 – Big Ag, Hobby Farms and Birthrights”

In this episode, Carrie is trying to understand and Rob is trying to explain, the farmer mentality when it comes to hobby farms, intermediate size farms, big ag and corporate farms.

They talk about everything from the size of your tractor, the types of farm entities, BTO (Big Time Operator), how and why “big ag” can be extremely intimidating to the intermediate/small farmer, and Rob’s obsession with Old McDonald.

And then they drill deep into the farmer’s unique entitlement/failure mentality when it comes to what defines them and the lengths they will go to in order to keep farming.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: • Farmers: Have you ever had to take a non-farming job in order to keep food on your table? Did you feel like a failure because of it? Or did you feel like you had to do what you had to do to make it through the rough times?

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep008

007 - The Grain Farmer vs The Paleo Diet, Fad Diets, the Oprah vs the Cattlemen Issue and the Food Evolution
51:11
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 51:11
007 - The Grain Farmer vs The Paleo Diet, Fad Diets, the Oprah vs the Cattlemen Issue and the Food Evolution

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 007 - The Grain Farmer vs The Paleo Diet, Fad Diets, the Oprah vs the Cattlemen Issue and the Food Evolution"  

Once upon a time there was a girl who needed a healthy recipe for dinner. She looked at all the diet cook books in her pantry and thought “hmmm, I wonder if fad diets affect the farmers.”

So she asked one.  

In this episode, Rob and Carrie are chatting about diets, they focus mostly on the Paleo Diet but touch on other fads as well.

  • How Rob feels about something like the Paleo Diet which is grain free as a grain farmer.
  • His thoughts on a previous experience with the Pork Producer Association.
  • How farmers “agvocate” (or don’t) against fad diets.
  • Food portions, what part of a diet is the most important for losing weight, American clothes sizes compared to Asian clothes sizes.
  • And Rob tells a funny story about eating butter in Japan.
  • They talk about the “blindly follow Oprah/Dr. Oz” mentality and how the modern age has brought about a need for information and research.
  • And then they wonder do consumers really want lean meat? Or has the food evolution changed that mentality?

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

  • Farmers: Do you know of past examples where someone famous/influencer has made a bold opinion that affected food markets.
  • Consumers: What eating habits have you changed that has affected you in a positive or negative way? And what fad diets have you tried, was it because your friends turned you on to it?
  • How many of you loved (or still love) the McRib????

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep007

006 - Cover Crops
52:22
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 52:22
006 - Cover Crops

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 006 - Cover Crops"

In this episode Carrie wants to know what cover crops are, what their actual purpose is and why they help regular harvested crops. Rob tries to keep it non-political, but eventually they discuss the pro vs anti cover crop guys.

Then they discuss the Milwaukee Crypto Outbreak and why Milwaukeeans would be happy if farmers got a stipend to plant cover crops to keep pollutants out of the water. And how the consumer would even make the correlation between cover crops that were involved and the food they purchase.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: Do you plant cover crops? If so what kind and what state are you from?

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep006

005 - TPP & Country of Origin Labeling
47:39
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 47:39
005 - TPP & Country of Origin Labeling

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 005 - TPP & Country of Origin Labeling"

In this episode Rob explains the complexities of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), what countries it affects and why it's good/bad. Then we talk about country of origin labeling, who actually cares about it and why it matters.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: we want to know what your experience has been - do you care about country of origin when it comes to your beef? If so why? What information are you getting from that label?

Ranchers/Farmers - how would country of labeling affect you?

Leave at comment at:  http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep005

004 - Farmers Markets, Myths & Misconceptions
40:33
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 40:33
004 - Farmers Markets, Myths & Misconceptions

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode - 004 - Farmers Markets, Myths & Misconceptions"

In this episode Rob and Carrie are chatting about why people actually go to Farmers Markets, is it to talk to the farmer? Is it because the products are fresher/safer/better for the environment? We touch on WIC being accepted and why Big Ag farmers and Farmer Market farmers don't get along.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: we want to know what your experience has been - do you attend Farmers Markets? And if so - why? Do you have a booth? If so - what are your experiences?

 

Leave at comment at:  http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep004

003 - GMO & Public Perception
47:39
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 47:39
003 - GMO & Public Perception

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 003 - GMO & Public Perception"

(Psst! Support the show by sharing this episode to facebook/twitter - thank you!!)

In this episode we are challenging each other on the importance of GMO perception both from the consumers standpoint but the farmers as well.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: we want to know how important GMO labeling is to you when you purchase something? 

Leave at comment at:  http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep003

002 - Animal Welfare vs Animal Rights
50:49
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 50:49
002 - Animal Welfare vs Animal Rights

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 002 - Animal Welfare vs Animal Rights"   In this candid conversation, we share our thoughts and opinions on the difference between animal "welfare" and "rights" and how their perception varies.   What the terms "free range" and "hormone free" mean. If "antibiotic free" is really just a marketing ploy and how some slaughterhouses operate.   Then we discuss our love of weird cheeses.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: we want to know what your the most frustrated in as a farmer? How do you handle angry consumers who are riddled with misconceptions?

What are you doing to bring awareness about your from to the general public?

Leave at comment at:  http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep002

001 - Introduction to Rob Sharkey & Carrie Zylka & the Purpose of This Podcast
32:05
2017-09-23 00:49:06 UTC 32:05
001 - Introduction to Rob Sharkey & Carrie Zylka & the Purpose of This Podcast

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 001 - Introduction to Rob Sharkey & Carrie Zylka & the Purpose of This Podcast"

In the introductory episode, we discuss who we are, and how the idea of the show came about. What we both want to achieve with the show. Our opinions on what the disconnect between the farmer and consumer truly is. What the schedule will be, and how you can suggest topic suggestions or corrections.

Leave comment at http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep001

038 Kevin Folta talks hurricane Irma
38:54
2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 38:54
038 Kevin Folta talks hurricane Irma

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 038 - Kevin Folta talks hurricane Irma

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking to Dr. Kevin Folta about Hurricane Irma's affect on Florida agriculture

Here is what Kevin has been up to:

https://youtu.be/9EKFO3sf5EA

 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

037 WTF is a SuperWeed
31:42
2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 31:42
037 WTF is a SuperWeed

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 037 - WTF is a SuperWeed

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about weed resistance and how to describe it to non farmers 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

036 Crazy Celebrities and Jade Rocks
30:26
2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 30:26
036 Crazy Celebrities and Jade Rocks

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 035 - Crazy Celebrities and Jade Rocks

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about Gwyneth Paltrow and what she puts where. 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

035 A farm family's account of the Texas flood
39:20
2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 39:20
035 A farm family's account of the Texas flood

In this episode Lesley and Rob talk to Michael Goudeau and his daughter Logan about their experience with the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Here are the pictures from Logan

https://www.facebook.com/logan.goudeau/posts/1452555061500344

034 Alcohol for your car
31:49
2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 31:49
034 Alcohol for your car

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 034 -  Alcohol for your car

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about the the pros and cons of ethanol

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

033 Fake meat and Coors Banquet
29:02
2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 29:02
033 Fake meat and Coors Banquet

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 033 -  Fake Meat and Coors Banquet

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about the Meatless Meat 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

032 The slime that cost ABC 177 gazillion
30:27
2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 30:27
032 The slime that cost ABC 177 gazillion

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 032 -  The Slime that cost ABC 177 gazilion dollars 

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about the infamous pink slime reporting  

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

031 Time to re-brand this SOB
25:21
2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 25:21
031 Time to re-brand this SOB

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 031 - When you aren't reaching your goals.... ask for help

Lesley Kelly agrees to be my co-host 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

030 Farmers vs. Hunters... kinda
28:47
2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 28:47
030 Farmers vs. Hunters... kinda

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 030 -  Farmers vs Hunters.... kinda

In this episode, Lindsay Persico and Rob Sharkey are talking about the how farmers and hunters view things differently 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

029 Educating kids about Cosmic Brownies
29:08
2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 29:08
029 Educating kids about Cosmic Brownies

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 029 -  How important is Ag Education? 

In this episode,Marci Goodwin and Rob Sharkey are talking about the importance of teaching agriculture in schools.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

028 What is the true cost of organics
29:45
2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 29:45
028 What is the true cost of organics

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 028 -  The true cost of organics 

In this episode,Kellee James and Rob Sharkey are talking about how much people are willing to pay for organics.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

027 Food Waste
36:46
2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 36:46
027 Food Waste

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 027 -  Food Waste

In this episode, Lesley Kelly and Rob Sharkey are talking about how much food we waste.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

026 Eating healthy on the road
33:35
2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 33:35
026 Eating healthy on the road

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 026 -  Eating healthy on the road"

In this episode, Ginelle James and Rob Sharkey are pointing out the pros and cons of Amazons new purchase.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

025 WholeFoods and Amazon
29:22
2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 29:22
025 WholeFoods and Amazon

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 025 -  WholeFoods and Amazon???

In this episode, Leslie Kelly and Rob Sharkey are pointing out the pros and cons of Amazons new purchase.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

024 We gettin screwed on organics?
32:29
2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 32:29
024 We gettin screwed on organics?

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 024 -  We gettin screwed on organics?

In this episode, Julie Kelly and Rob Sharkey are pointing out ways the organics industry is not what they claim.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

ep023 What's a traditional farmer
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2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 29:49
ep023 What's a traditional farmer

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 023 -  What's a traditional farmer

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about who agriculture promotes as the face of farming 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

022 - Practice What We Preach
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2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 33:02
022 - Practice What We Preach

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 022 - Practice What We Preach"

In this episode, Rob shares his experience advocating at an event.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

ep-021 Tips for consumers to learn about ag
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2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 29:52
ep-021 Tips for consumers to learn about ag

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 021 -  Tips for consumers to learn about ag

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about how consumers can go about finding information about agriculture 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your top tips 

020 - Tips for Connecting with Consumers
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2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 38:57
020 - Tips for Connecting with Consumers

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 020 - Tips for Connecting with Consumers"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are giving you three easy ways ag media can connect with consumers.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

019 - (NSFW) #Agvocates Part 2 No Ranting
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2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 27:13
019 - (NSFW) #Agvocates Part 2 No Ranting

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 019 - (NSFW)#Agvocates No Ranting Part 2"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about how bloggers and marketers have taken the word and turned it into a title rather than an advocacy strategy.

 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your top tips for advocating.

018 - (NSFW) #Agvocates Part 1 Rant
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2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 29:33
018 - (NSFW) #Agvocates Part 1 Rant

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 018 - (NSFW)#Agvocates Rant Part 1"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about how bloggers and marketers have taken the word and turned it into a title rather than an advocacy strategy.

 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your top tips for advocating.

017 - Tips For Gaining Permission to Hunt From Farmers
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2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 40:45
017 - Tips For Gaining Permission to Hunt From Farmers

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 017 - Tips For Gaining Permission to Hunt From Farmers"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about how hunters and farmers can work together. They each provide a list of "tips" that hunters can abide by to increase the odds of gaining permission.

 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your top tip for gaining permission and stories you have to tell.

016 - Gadgets and Indoor Gardens
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2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 29:49
016 - Gadgets and Indoor Gardens

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 016 - "Gadgets and Indoor Gardens"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about what they think are the coolest gadgets that apply to farming.

Rob talks about using satellite imagery to help farmers scout their crops

Carrie is fascinated with watering vegetables over her phone with a Fibonacci.

 

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

What are your top tech picks???

 

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep016

015 - Food Influencers
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2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 32:46
015 - Food Influencers

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 015 - Food Influencers"

Food Influencers aren't just people like it was twenty years ago.

In this episode Rob and Carrie are sharing their thoughts on so called diet Food Influencers, celebrity chefs, and how what we see, read and watch actually influences how we eat.  

014 - Sustainable Agriculture
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2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 31:28
014 - Sustainable Agriculture

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 014 - "Sustainable Agriculture"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about what sustainable agriculture actually means.

It's a term that consumers are extremely interested in, and maybe confused by what it actually means.

We talk about why farmers are so sensitive about it.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

Why are farmers so sensitive to the word?

 

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep014

013 - Chemical Drift - aka Rob Sharkey's All Time Favorite Subject
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2017-09-28 07:41:29 UTC 44:20
013 - Chemical Drift - aka Rob Sharkey's All Time Favorite Subject

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 013 - Chemical Drift - aka Rob Sharkey's All Time Favorite Subject"

{A must listen if you live near a farm and have any prejudice or concerns about chemicals infiltrating your garden or property.}

In this episode, Rob and Carrie are chatting about chemicals.

  • Where they go when farmers use them?
  • Are they more dangerous than bug spray?
  • How expensive are they?
  • How are they applied?
  • What should you do if you get "chemical drift" in your yard?
  • What to do if the pesticide gets onto your children's skin or onto your pets.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

  • Farmers: What chemicals do you use? Have you ever drifted a pesticide?
  • Consumers: What is your biggest concern about farmer chemicals invading your personal space?

012 - Container Gardens, 5 Tips From a Farmer
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012 - Container Gardens, 5 Tips From a Farmer

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 012 - Container Gardens, 5 Tips From a Farmer"

In this episode, Rob and Carrie are chatting about container gardening, tips and myths.

They chat about what they are, and Rob gives advice on pests and how to tell if a plant is stressed, soil considerations, and debunks some of the more common myths.

Each give their idea of the perfect plant for a first time container plant.

To go straight to the tips, timestamp is 52:00 "5 Tips for Container Gardening".

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: If you do container gardening let us know what plants you grow. If we've inspired you to try, please let us know.

011 - First Hand Account of the Wildfires in Kansas
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011 - First Hand Account of the Wildfires in Kansas

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 011 - First Hand Account of the Wildfires in Kansas"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are stepping away from their one on one conversation to talk to two people helping with the wildfires affecting Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas.

Denton Clark of Clark Farms went to help with fire mitigation, as he states, there’s no stopping a fire of this magnitude, you’re just trying to saves people’s farms.

He described what he saw as “nothing short of hell”. When you’re fifteen miles away and you can see the flames clear as day, and the wooden bridges you’re driving across is on fire, it becomes real.

Sean Harmon, a grain farmer from Iowa offered the use of his truck and trailer to haul extra hay, he grabbed his young daughter and headed south.

When she goes back to school after spring break, she’ll be able to tell the story to children not involved with agriculture. Without even realizing it she’ll be acting as an ambassador bridging the gap between farmer and consumer.

According to Sean the photos you see online just doesn’t do the actuality justice. He says he can’t express how insane it is, he heard about it on the news but seeing it in real life took his breath away.

For links to where you can help go to: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep011

010 - Shopping Preferences & Food Deserts
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010 - Shopping Preferences & Food Deserts

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 010 - Shopping Preferences & Food Deserts"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about why people shop at the grocery store they do. What factors in their preferred habits.

And then they chat about food deserts what they are, where they are and what programs are out there combating them.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

  • Farmers: Are you involved in urban food distribution hubs? If so what are they?
  • Consumers: Do you know people affected by food deserts? Do you live in one - if so how do you handle it?

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep010

009 - The Breakfast Episode – Enriched vs Fortified
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009 - The Breakfast Episode – Enriched vs Fortified

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 009 - The Breakfast Episode – Enriched vs Fortified"

Cream of Wheat has sparked an entire episode!

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about enriched and fortified foods, how it happens and why. How acids help your food last longer including the secret to keeping avocados from turning brown once it’s exposed to the air.

Which is better – Captain Crunch or Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, plus listen in to hear a super weird fact about Carrie's ice cream habit.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

  • Farmers: What is it that is added back into food? When you remove something, process it and then what is being added back in? What form is it in?
  • Consumers: Do the words “Enriched” or “Fortified” on the packaging prompt you to purchase your food? Do you seek out products that are enriched or fortified with specific vitamins or minerals?

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep009

008 – Big Ag, Hobby Farms and Birthrights
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008 – Big Ag, Hobby Farms and Birthrights

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 008 – Big Ag, Hobby Farms and Birthrights”

In this episode, Carrie is trying to understand and Rob is trying to explain, the farmer mentality when it comes to hobby farms, intermediate size farms, big ag and corporate farms.

They talk about everything from the size of your tractor, the types of farm entities, BTO (Big Time Operator), how and why “big ag” can be extremely intimidating to the intermediate/small farmer, and Rob’s obsession with Old McDonald.

And then they drill deep into the farmer’s unique entitlement/failure mentality when it comes to what defines them and the lengths they will go to in order to keep farming.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: • Farmers: Have you ever had to take a non-farming job in order to keep food on your table? Did you feel like a failure because of it? Or did you feel like you had to do what you had to do to make it through the rough times?

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep008

007 - The Grain Farmer vs The Paleo Diet, Fad Diets, the Oprah vs the Cattlemen Issue and the Food Evolution
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007 - The Grain Farmer vs The Paleo Diet, Fad Diets, the Oprah vs the Cattlemen Issue and the Food Evolution

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 007 - The Grain Farmer vs The Paleo Diet, Fad Diets, the Oprah vs the Cattlemen Issue and the Food Evolution"  

Once upon a time there was a girl who needed a healthy recipe for dinner. She looked at all the diet cook books in her pantry and thought “hmmm, I wonder if fad diets affect the farmers.”

So she asked one.  

In this episode, Rob and Carrie are chatting about diets, they focus mostly on the Paleo Diet but touch on other fads as well.

  • How Rob feels about something like the Paleo Diet which is grain free as a grain farmer.
  • His thoughts on a previous experience with the Pork Producer Association.
  • How farmers “agvocate” (or don’t) against fad diets.
  • Food portions, what part of a diet is the most important for losing weight, American clothes sizes compared to Asian clothes sizes.
  • And Rob tells a funny story about eating butter in Japan.
  • They talk about the “blindly follow Oprah/Dr. Oz” mentality and how the modern age has brought about a need for information and research.
  • And then they wonder do consumers really want lean meat? Or has the food evolution changed that mentality?

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

  • Farmers: Do you know of past examples where someone famous/influencer has made a bold opinion that affected food markets.
  • Consumers: What eating habits have you changed that has affected you in a positive or negative way? And what fad diets have you tried, was it because your friends turned you on to it?
  • How many of you loved (or still love) the McRib????

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep007

006 - Cover Crops
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006 - Cover Crops

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 006 - Cover Crops"

In this episode Carrie wants to know what cover crops are, what their actual purpose is and why they help regular harvested crops. Rob tries to keep it non-political, but eventually they discuss the pro vs anti cover crop guys.

Then they discuss the Milwaukee Crypto Outbreak and why Milwaukeeans would be happy if farmers got a stipend to plant cover crops to keep pollutants out of the water. And how the consumer would even make the correlation between cover crops that were involved and the food they purchase.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: Do you plant cover crops? If so what kind and what state are you from?

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep006

005 - TPP & Country of Origin Labeling
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2017-09-28 07:41:30 UTC 47:39
005 - TPP & Country of Origin Labeling

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 005 - TPP & Country of Origin Labeling"

In this episode Rob explains the complexities of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), what countries it affects and why it's good/bad. Then we talk about country of origin labeling, who actually cares about it and why it matters.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: we want to know what your experience has been - do you care about country of origin when it comes to your beef? If so why? What information are you getting from that label?

Ranchers/Farmers - how would country of labeling affect you?

Leave at comment at:  http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep005

004 - Farmers Markets, Myths & Misconceptions
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2017-09-28 07:41:30 UTC 40:33
004 - Farmers Markets, Myths & Misconceptions

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode - 004 - Farmers Markets, Myths & Misconceptions"

In this episode Rob and Carrie are chatting about why people actually go to Farmers Markets, is it to talk to the farmer? Is it because the products are fresher/safer/better for the environment? We touch on WIC being accepted and why Big Ag farmers and Farmer Market farmers don't get along.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: we want to know what your experience has been - do you attend Farmers Markets? And if so - why? Do you have a booth? If so - what are your experiences?

 

Leave at comment at:  http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep004

003 - GMO & Public Perception
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2017-09-28 07:41:30 UTC 47:39
003 - GMO & Public Perception

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 003 - GMO & Public Perception"

(Psst! Support the show by sharing this episode to facebook/twitter - thank you!!)

In this episode we are challenging each other on the importance of GMO perception both from the consumers standpoint but the farmers as well.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: we want to know how important GMO labeling is to you when you purchase something? 

Leave at comment at:  http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep003

002 - Animal Welfare vs Animal Rights
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2017-09-28 07:41:30 UTC 50:49
002 - Animal Welfare vs Animal Rights

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 002 - Animal Welfare vs Animal Rights"   In this candid conversation, we share our thoughts and opinions on the difference between animal "welfare" and "rights" and how their perception varies.   What the terms "free range" and "hormone free" mean. If "antibiotic free" is really just a marketing ploy and how some slaughterhouses operate.   Then we discuss our love of weird cheeses.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: we want to know what your the most frustrated in as a farmer? How do you handle angry consumers who are riddled with misconceptions?

What are you doing to bring awareness about your from to the general public?

Leave at comment at:  http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep002

001 - Introduction to Rob Sharkey & Carrie Zylka & the Purpose of This Podcast
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2017-09-28 07:41:30 UTC 32:05
001 - Introduction to Rob Sharkey & Carrie Zylka & the Purpose of This Podcast

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 001 - Introduction to Rob Sharkey & Carrie Zylka & the Purpose of This Podcast"

In the introductory episode, we discuss who we are, and how the idea of the show came about. What we both want to achieve with the show. Our opinions on what the disconnect between the farmer and consumer truly is. What the schedule will be, and how you can suggest topic suggestions or corrections.

Leave comment at http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep001

039 Deep thoughts on tillage and casserole
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2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 30:11
039 Deep thoughts on tillage and casserole

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 039 - Deep thoughts on tillage and casserole

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about different types of tillage 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

038 Kevin Folta talks hurricane Irma
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2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 38:54
038 Kevin Folta talks hurricane Irma

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 038 - Kevin Folta talks hurricane Irma

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking to Dr. Kevin Folta about Hurricane Irma's affect on Florida agriculture

Here is what Kevin has been up to:

https://youtu.be/9EKFO3sf5EA

 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

037 WTF is a SuperWeed
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2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 31:42
037 WTF is a SuperWeed

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 037 - WTF is a SuperWeed

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about weed resistance and how to describe it to non farmers 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

036 Crazy Celebrities and Jade Rocks
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2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 30:26
036 Crazy Celebrities and Jade Rocks

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 035 - Crazy Celebrities and Jade Rocks

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about Gwyneth Paltrow and what she puts where. 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

035 A farm family's account of the Texas flood
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035 A farm family's account of the Texas flood

In this episode Lesley and Rob talk to Michael Goudeau and his daughter Logan about their experience with the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Here are the pictures from Logan

https://www.facebook.com/logan.goudeau/posts/1452555061500344

034 Alcohol for your car
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2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 31:49
034 Alcohol for your car

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 034 -  Alcohol for your car

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about the the pros and cons of ethanol

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

033 Fake meat and Coors Banquet
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2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 29:02
033 Fake meat and Coors Banquet

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 033 -  Fake Meat and Coors Banquet

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about the Meatless Meat 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

032 The slime that cost ABC 177 gazillion
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032 The slime that cost ABC 177 gazillion

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 032 -  The Slime that cost ABC 177 gazilion dollars 

In this episode, Lesley Kelley and Rob Sharkey are talking about the infamous pink slime reporting  

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 7pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

031 Time to re-brand this SOB
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031 Time to re-brand this SOB

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 031 - When you aren't reaching your goals.... ask for help

Lesley Kelly agrees to be my co-host 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

030 Farmers vs. Hunters... kinda
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030 Farmers vs. Hunters... kinda

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 030 -  Farmers vs Hunters.... kinda

In this episode, Lindsay Persico and Rob Sharkey are talking about the how farmers and hunters view things differently 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

029 Educating kids about Cosmic Brownies
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2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 29:08
029 Educating kids about Cosmic Brownies

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 029 -  How important is Ag Education? 

In this episode,Marci Goodwin and Rob Sharkey are talking about the importance of teaching agriculture in schools.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

028 What is the true cost of organics
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2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 29:45
028 What is the true cost of organics

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 028 -  The true cost of organics 

In this episode,Kellee James and Rob Sharkey are talking about how much people are willing to pay for organics.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

027 Food Waste
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027 Food Waste

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 027 -  Food Waste

In this episode, Lesley Kelly and Rob Sharkey are talking about how much food we waste.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

026 Eating healthy on the road
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026 Eating healthy on the road

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 026 -  Eating healthy on the road"

In this episode, Ginelle James and Rob Sharkey are pointing out the pros and cons of Amazons new purchase.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

025 WholeFoods and Amazon
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2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 29:22
025 WholeFoods and Amazon

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 025 -  WholeFoods and Amazon???

In this episode, Leslie Kelly and Rob Sharkey are pointing out the pros and cons of Amazons new purchase.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

024 We gettin screwed on organics?
32:29
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 32:29
024 We gettin screwed on organics?

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 024 -  We gettin screwed on organics?

In this episode, Julie Kelly and Rob Sharkey are pointing out ways the organics industry is not what they claim.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 6pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

ep023 What's a traditional farmer
29:49
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 29:49
ep023 What's a traditional farmer

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 023 -  What's a traditional farmer

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about who agriculture promotes as the face of farming 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your opinions 

022 - Practice What We Preach
33:02
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 33:02
022 - Practice What We Preach

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 022 - Practice What We Preach"

In this episode, Rob shares his experience advocating at an event.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

ep-021 Tips for consumers to learn about ag
29:52
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 29:52
ep-021 Tips for consumers to learn about ag

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 021 -  Tips for consumers to learn about ag

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about how consumers can go about finding information about agriculture 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your top tips 

020 - Tips for Connecting with Consumers
38:57
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 38:57
020 - Tips for Connecting with Consumers

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 020 - Tips for Connecting with Consumers"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are giving you three easy ways ag media can connect with consumers.

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

019 - (NSFW) #Agvocates Part 2 No Ranting
27:13
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 27:13
019 - (NSFW) #Agvocates Part 2 No Ranting

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 019 - (NSFW)#Agvocates No Ranting Part 2"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about how bloggers and marketers have taken the word and turned it into a title rather than an advocacy strategy.

 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your top tips for advocating.

018 - (NSFW) #Agvocates Part 1 Rant
29:33
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 29:33
018 - (NSFW) #Agvocates Part 1 Rant

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 018 - (NSFW)#Agvocates Rant Part 1"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about how bloggers and marketers have taken the word and turned it into a title rather than an advocacy strategy.

 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your top tips for advocating.

017 - Tips For Gaining Permission to Hunt From Farmers
40:45
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 40:45
017 - Tips For Gaining Permission to Hunt From Farmers

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 017 - Tips For Gaining Permission to Hunt From Farmers"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about how hunters and farmers can work together. They each provide a list of "tips" that hunters can abide by to increase the odds of gaining permission.

 

Join us for #FCGchat Monday nights at 5pm central.

We'll be asking you to share your top tip for gaining permission and stories you have to tell.

016 - Gadgets and Indoor Gardens
29:49
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 29:49
016 - Gadgets and Indoor Gardens

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 016 - "Gadgets and Indoor Gardens"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about what they think are the coolest gadgets that apply to farming.

Rob talks about using satellite imagery to help farmers scout their crops

Carrie is fascinated with watering vegetables over her phone with a Fibonacci.

 

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

What are your top tech picks???

 

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep016

015 - Food Influencers
32:46
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 32:46
015 - Food Influencers

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 015 - Food Influencers"

Food Influencers aren't just people like it was twenty years ago.

In this episode Rob and Carrie are sharing their thoughts on so called diet Food Influencers, celebrity chefs, and how what we see, read and watch actually influences how we eat.  

014 - Sustainable Agriculture
31:28
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 31:28
014 - Sustainable Agriculture

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 014 - "Sustainable Agriculture"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about what sustainable agriculture actually means.

It's a term that consumers are extremely interested in, and maybe confused by what it actually means.

We talk about why farmers are so sensitive about it.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

Why are farmers so sensitive to the word?

 

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep014

013 - Chemical Drift - aka Rob Sharkey's All Time Favorite Subject
44:20
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 44:20
013 - Chemical Drift - aka Rob Sharkey's All Time Favorite Subject

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 013 - Chemical Drift - aka Rob Sharkey's All Time Favorite Subject"

{A must listen if you live near a farm and have any prejudice or concerns about chemicals infiltrating your garden or property.}

In this episode, Rob and Carrie are chatting about chemicals.

  • Where they go when farmers use them?
  • Are they more dangerous than bug spray?
  • How expensive are they?
  • How are they applied?
  • What should you do if you get "chemical drift" in your yard?
  • What to do if the pesticide gets onto your children's skin or onto your pets.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

  • Farmers: What chemicals do you use? Have you ever drifted a pesticide?
  • Consumers: What is your biggest concern about farmer chemicals invading your personal space?

012 - Container Gardens, 5 Tips From a Farmer
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2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 55:41
012 - Container Gardens, 5 Tips From a Farmer

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 012 - Container Gardens, 5 Tips From a Farmer"

In this episode, Rob and Carrie are chatting about container gardening, tips and myths.

They chat about what they are, and Rob gives advice on pests and how to tell if a plant is stressed, soil considerations, and debunks some of the more common myths.

Each give their idea of the perfect plant for a first time container plant.

To go straight to the tips, timestamp is 52:00 "5 Tips for Container Gardening".

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: If you do container gardening let us know what plants you grow. If we've inspired you to try, please let us know.

011 - First Hand Account of the Wildfires in Kansas
52:35
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 52:35
011 - First Hand Account of the Wildfires in Kansas

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 011 - First Hand Account of the Wildfires in Kansas"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are stepping away from their one on one conversation to talk to two people helping with the wildfires affecting Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas.

Denton Clark of Clark Farms went to help with fire mitigation, as he states, there’s no stopping a fire of this magnitude, you’re just trying to saves people’s farms.

He described what he saw as “nothing short of hell”. When you’re fifteen miles away and you can see the flames clear as day, and the wooden bridges you’re driving across is on fire, it becomes real.

Sean Harmon, a grain farmer from Iowa offered the use of his truck and trailer to haul extra hay, he grabbed his young daughter and headed south.

When she goes back to school after spring break, she’ll be able to tell the story to children not involved with agriculture. Without even realizing it she’ll be acting as an ambassador bridging the gap between farmer and consumer.

According to Sean the photos you see online just doesn’t do the actuality justice. He says he can’t express how insane it is, he heard about it on the news but seeing it in real life took his breath away.

For links to where you can help go to: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep011

010 - Shopping Preferences & Food Deserts
56:40
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 56:40
010 - Shopping Preferences & Food Deserts

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 010 - Shopping Preferences & Food Deserts"

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about why people shop at the grocery store they do. What factors in their preferred habits.

And then they chat about food deserts what they are, where they are and what programs are out there combating them.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

  • Farmers: Are you involved in urban food distribution hubs? If so what are they?
  • Consumers: Do you know people affected by food deserts? Do you live in one - if so how do you handle it?

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep010

009 - The Breakfast Episode – Enriched vs Fortified
54:37
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 54:37
009 - The Breakfast Episode – Enriched vs Fortified

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 009 - The Breakfast Episode – Enriched vs Fortified"

Cream of Wheat has sparked an entire episode!

In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about enriched and fortified foods, how it happens and why. How acids help your food last longer including the secret to keeping avocados from turning brown once it’s exposed to the air.

Which is better – Captain Crunch or Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, plus listen in to hear a super weird fact about Carrie's ice cream habit.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

  • Farmers: What is it that is added back into food? When you remove something, process it and then what is being added back in? What form is it in?
  • Consumers: Do the words “Enriched” or “Fortified” on the packaging prompt you to purchase your food? Do you seek out products that are enriched or fortified with specific vitamins or minerals?

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep009

008 – Big Ag, Hobby Farms and Birthrights
56:00
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 56:00
008 – Big Ag, Hobby Farms and Birthrights

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 008 – Big Ag, Hobby Farms and Birthrights”

In this episode, Carrie is trying to understand and Rob is trying to explain, the farmer mentality when it comes to hobby farms, intermediate size farms, big ag and corporate farms.

They talk about everything from the size of your tractor, the types of farm entities, BTO (Big Time Operator), how and why “big ag” can be extremely intimidating to the intermediate/small farmer, and Rob’s obsession with Old McDonald.

And then they drill deep into the farmer’s unique entitlement/failure mentality when it comes to what defines them and the lengths they will go to in order to keep farming.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: • Farmers: Have you ever had to take a non-farming job in order to keep food on your table? Did you feel like a failure because of it? Or did you feel like you had to do what you had to do to make it through the rough times?

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep008

007 - The Grain Farmer vs The Paleo Diet, Fad Diets, the Oprah vs the Cattlemen Issue and the Food Evolution
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2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 51:11
007 - The Grain Farmer vs The Paleo Diet, Fad Diets, the Oprah vs the Cattlemen Issue and the Food Evolution

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 007 - The Grain Farmer vs The Paleo Diet, Fad Diets, the Oprah vs the Cattlemen Issue and the Food Evolution"  

Once upon a time there was a girl who needed a healthy recipe for dinner. She looked at all the diet cook books in her pantry and thought “hmmm, I wonder if fad diets affect the farmers.”

So she asked one.  

In this episode, Rob and Carrie are chatting about diets, they focus mostly on the Paleo Diet but touch on other fads as well.

  • How Rob feels about something like the Paleo Diet which is grain free as a grain farmer.
  • His thoughts on a previous experience with the Pork Producer Association.
  • How farmers “agvocate” (or don’t) against fad diets.
  • Food portions, what part of a diet is the most important for losing weight, American clothes sizes compared to Asian clothes sizes.
  • And Rob tells a funny story about eating butter in Japan.
  • They talk about the “blindly follow Oprah/Dr. Oz” mentality and how the modern age has brought about a need for information and research.
  • And then they wonder do consumers really want lean meat? Or has the food evolution changed that mentality?

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: 

  • Farmers: Do you know of past examples where someone famous/influencer has made a bold opinion that affected food markets.
  • Consumers: What eating habits have you changed that has affected you in a positive or negative way? And what fad diets have you tried, was it because your friends turned you on to it?
  • How many of you loved (or still love) the McRib????

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep007

006 - Cover Crops
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2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 52:22
006 - Cover Crops

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 006 - Cover Crops"

In this episode Carrie wants to know what cover crops are, what their actual purpose is and why they help regular harvested crops. Rob tries to keep it non-political, but eventually they discuss the pro vs anti cover crop guys.

Then they discuss the Milwaukee Crypto Outbreak and why Milwaukeeans would be happy if farmers got a stipend to plant cover crops to keep pollutants out of the water. And how the consumer would even make the correlation between cover crops that were involved and the food they purchase.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: Do you plant cover crops? If so what kind and what state are you from?

Leave at comment at: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep006

005 - TPP & Country of Origin Labeling
47:39
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 47:39
005 - TPP & Country of Origin Labeling

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 005 - TPP & Country of Origin Labeling"

In this episode Rob explains the complexities of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), what countries it affects and why it's good/bad. Then we talk about country of origin labeling, who actually cares about it and why it matters.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: we want to know what your experience has been - do you care about country of origin when it comes to your beef? If so why? What information are you getting from that label?

Ranchers/Farmers - how would country of labeling affect you?

Leave at comment at:  http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep005

004 - Farmers Markets, Myths & Misconceptions
40:33
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 40:33
004 - Farmers Markets, Myths & Misconceptions

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode - 004 - Farmers Markets, Myths & Misconceptions"

In this episode Rob and Carrie are chatting about why people actually go to Farmers Markets, is it to talk to the farmer? Is it because the products are fresher/safer/better for the environment? We touch on WIC being accepted and why Big Ag farmers and Farmer Market farmers don't get along.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: we want to know what your experience has been - do you attend Farmers Markets? And if so - why? Do you have a booth? If so - what are your experiences?

 

Leave at comment at:  http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep004

003 - GMO & Public Perception
47:39
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 47:39
003 - GMO & Public Perception

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 003 - GMO & Public Perception"

(Psst! Support the show by sharing this episode to facebook/twitter - thank you!!)

In this episode we are challenging each other on the importance of GMO perception both from the consumers standpoint but the farmers as well.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: we want to know how important GMO labeling is to you when you purchase something? 

Leave at comment at:  http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep003

002 - Animal Welfare vs Animal Rights
50:49
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 50:49
002 - Animal Welfare vs Animal Rights

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 002 - Animal Welfare vs Animal Rights"   In this candid conversation, we share our thoughts and opinions on the difference between animal "welfare" and "rights" and how their perception varies.   What the terms "free range" and "hormone free" mean. If "antibiotic free" is really just a marketing ploy and how some slaughterhouses operate.   Then we discuss our love of weird cheeses.

FEEDBACK REQUESTED: we want to know what your the most frustrated in as a farmer? How do you handle angry consumers who are riddled with misconceptions?

What are you doing to bring awareness about your from to the general public?

Leave at comment at:  http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep002

001 - Introduction to Rob Sharkey & Carrie Zylka & the Purpose of This Podcast
32:05
2017-10-07 17:18:25 UTC 32:05
001 - Introduction to Rob Sharkey & Carrie Zylka & the Purpose of This Podcast

"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 001 - Introduction to Rob Sharkey & Carrie Zylka & the Purpose of This Podcast"

In the introductory episode, we discuss who we are, and how the idea of the show came about. What we both want to achieve with the show. Our opinions on what the disconnect between the farmer and consumer truly is. What the schedule will be, and how you can suggest topic suggestions or corrections.

Leave comment at http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ep001