Podcasts have gotten really popular in recent years, and for ranchers who rarely sit still, audio may just be the easiest format of news to digest while riding in the pickup or working on a project outside in the shop.
One of our most popular blogs on BEEF is titled “8 apps for ranchers recommended by ranchers.” Along that same vein, the BEEF team thought it might benefit readers to create a list of popular podcasts for ranchers to enjoy.
We asked our fans on social media to help build a list of podcasts they love. As a result of this informal Facebook poll, here are 10 podcasts you may want to check out the next time you’re looking for some entertaining and relevant agricultural information.
The BeefWatch podcast is an audio companion to the UNL BeefWatch newsletter. Information is geared to helping beef cattle producers improve the sustainability and profitability of their operations.
Whether you trade cattle once a year or every day, Cattle Current with BEEF’s Wes Ishmael helps you stay in the market with a daily morning snapshot of the previous day's market action and news shaping the market ahead. Cattle market highlights and commentary include: market news; cash calf and feeder cattle price trends at auction; relevant futures prices and trends; cash fed cattle prices; overview of the cash grain market; trends in major Equity indexes. Stay in the market.
3. AgPhD Radio
Listen to Brian and Darren Hefty give agronomic advice and agricultural information on Ag PhD Radio on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.
The Girls Talk Ag podcast features discussions on GMOs, COOL and mom moments with Angie Setzer, a grain trader and market analyst, Jen Campbell, a passionate advocate for agriculture and farmer, and Karen Corrigan, an independent agronomist and business owner.
5. Future of Agriculture from AgGrad
Podcasts explore a wide range of topics such as food security, biotechnology, hydroponics, farm to table restaurants, healthy eating, managing your agribusiness and more.
The Great Yield Mystery, created by Mosaic, was launched in fall 2015, but is still relevant today. It's the story of a farmer whose yield did not meet expectations. Presented in a series of 10 episodes, the farmer's brother backtracks through the season trying to figure out what went wrong. Check it out!
This daily podcast covers current events, local issues, politics and prices. Tune in from 10:06 a.m. to 11 a.m CST to listen in. Today’s topic will discuss the day’s top headlines and people who are making the news.
8. Max Armstrong Morning Midwest Digest
Another familiar face at BEEF, Max Armstrong’s podcast is a popular choice for producers. Check out the segments as he discusses markets, farm research, harvest progress, farm tax reform and more.
Hostess, Jenny Schweigert of the Keeping Ag Real podcast, has created a show highlighting what is really happening in agriculture in a how its grown point-of-view. From citrus processing managers to farmers and ranchers to the restaurant sector, the show aims to showcase all of agriculture - the good, the bad and even the tough issues facing our industry.
10. Shark Farmer
Hosted by Emily and Rob Sharkey, this podcast features interviews with industry leaders and agricultural professionals and is popular for discussions on hot agricultural topics.
What else would you add to the list? Share your podcast suggestions in the comments section below. While you’re at it, we’re working to update our list of best agricultural apps. If you have one you use and love, let us know below or email me at [email protected] Thanks!
The opinions of Amanda Radke are not necessarily those of beefmagazine.com or Farm Progress.