New Agriblogs and Farm Podcasts

Cindy Zimmerman

ZimmComm has been Agriblogging and FarmPodcasting for 15 years now. AgWired was actually the first blog, and the ZimmCast was the first podcast, that focused on agricultural business and marketing. So, it’s always great to see those communications platforms continue to grow.

A new addition to the farm podcasting family this week is Groundwork from Farm Policy Facts, which debuted April 22. The monthly show will focus on a range of policy issues that are important to American farmers in upcoming episodes. The first episode features two sugar farmers who traveled to Washington last month to make the case for smart farm policies.

Another new podcast coming soon will bring together two Midwestern row-crop farmers to host honest conversations about sustainable agriculture, what works and what doesn’t. Field Work will feature farmers and other guests from across the agriculture industry every week, beginning with the May 1 premiere episode.

Field Work’s hosts are Zach Johnson, a fifth-generation family farmer from central Minnesota known to more than 200,000 YouTube subscribers as the “MN Millennial Farmer” on his channel that chronicles daily experiences on the farm, and Mitchell Hora, a farmer and young entrepreneur from Washington, Iowa who owns a consulting company focused on soil health and hosts a podcast with the same focus.

In the agriblogging category, the Farm Foundation Food and Agricultural Trade Resource Center has launched a blog to generate additional opportunities to discuss challenges and opportunities in agricultural trade. Launch of the blog comes just as the Trade Resource Center is about to host its first trade conference, April 30 at the DoubleTree Hotel Crystal City, Arlington, VA.

“The U.S. agricultural sector can’t afford to take its eyes off trade,” says Darci Vetter, General Manager for Public Affairs at Edelman, former Chief Agricultural Negotiator with the U.S. Trade Representative and a member of the Farm Foundation Board of Directors. Vetter is the author of the latest post on the Trade Resource Center Blog, and a member of the Resource Center’s Advisory Committee.

Farm Policy, Podcasts