Ep 126: Moomers Homemade Ice Cream

Moomers Handmade Ice Cream is home to the best ice cream in Michigan and I can attest to that! It’s also approved by the President of the United States! Today on the show, I chat with Jon Plummer about his family dairy business, how it started, and how they do everything on-site in terms of milking cows, processing the milk, and selling it or turning it into some great ice cream.

Jon (Left) and POTUS (right) with the ice cream.

Check them out at the links below:

Moomers.com

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Show Notes

  • Background of Moomers
  • Start of the dairy and ice cream
  • Why Holstein cows? Volume of milk!
  • Processing milk on site.
  • What goes into creating flavors?
  • Thoughts on farmer/consumer relationship
  • Traverse City is the Cherry capital of the world!
  • President Biden’s visit

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Ep 102: Forward Farming Podcast and Wisconsin Ag

My guests today are Amber and Becca from the Forward Farming Podcast. You might remember Amber, a Wisconsin cranberry grower who we had on a few months ago, who is joined by Becca, a Wisconsin dairy farmer. Amber and Becca are two friends who actually met on social media and were quick to bond over their passion for all things Wisconsin. On our show today, I interview Amber and Becca about their farms, podcasting, and more! And be sure to check out the Forward Farming Podcast, Amber and Becca also interviewed me on podcasting, what I’ve learned, and lots more! Check it out here!

Check out Amber, Becca, and the Forward Farming Podcast at the links below:

Amber on Instagram

Becca on Instagram

Forward Farming Podcast

My Interview on their show!

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Show Notes

  • Amber and Becca’s background
  • Wisconsin agriculture
  • Cranberry production
  • Dairy production
  • Growing up on the farm vs being new to farming
  • Starting a podcast
  • Working with Charlie Berens

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Ep 98: TeleSense and Starting a Company in Silicon Valley

My guest today has started not 1, not 2, not even 3 or 4, but 5 companies in Silicon Valley. One of which was responsible for creating the fingerprint scanner on iPhones! Today, Naeem Zafar and I will be chatting about his most recent company, TeleSense and how they plan to revolutionize grain management. Naeem and I talk about his experiences starting a few companies in Silicon Valley, how to know when is the right time to sell a company versus keep it growing, why he ventured into developing technology for the agriculture industry, and even his thoughts on 3D printed foods.

Naeem’s Bio

Naeem Zafar is a 7x entrepreneur and 5x CEO, with multiple successful exits. He currently serves as the Co-founder and CEO of TeleSense, an IoT company creating real-time wireless sensing and predictive analytics solutions for the stored grain industry. He is deeply ingrained in the Silicon Valley ecosystem and frequently speaks about innovation and entrepreneurship. Naeem has authored five books on entrepreneurship and he teaches entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley and Northeastern University. He has a graduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota. More about him at http://www.NaeemZafar.com.

Check out TeleSense at the links below

TeleSense.com

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Show Notes:

  • How to grow a start-up
  • TeleSense Background
  • Process of grain management
  • What data can be gathered from grain
  • How technology/AI has changed grain storage
  • How might this effect consumers?
  • How does this play into sustainability?
  • Experiences working in both US and European markets
  • Thoughts on 3d printed food

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Ep 97: Marianna Creamery

In this episode, we are chatting with Dale Eade, a dairy farmer and creamery owner in Marianna, FL. Dale will explain how the family got into dairy farming, what it’s been like opening and running a creamery, and the benefits of interacting with consumers daily.

This was a fun interview! I’ve heard nothing but great things about Southern Craft Creamery from friends and family that have gone there. Can’t wait to try it out myself. Always fun to chat with farmers from North Florida!

Check out Southern Craft Creamery at the links below:

https://www.southerncraftcreamery.com/

https://www.instagram.com/southerncraftcreamery/

https://www.facebook.com/SouthernCraftCreamery/

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Show Notes:

  • Dale’s background
  • Southern Craft Creamery Background
  • Struggles of starting out
  • North Florida agriculture
  • Processes of making ice cream
  • Dairy production
  • Meeting consumers face to face
  • Hurricane Michael’s impact
  • Farmer/Consumer relationship
  • Future plans

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Podcast Episode 79: Investing in Farmland

I’ve just started to invest in actual stocks and man, is there a lot to learn!  But, I didn’t know that investing in farmland is a thing and sometimes sees higher returns than traditional stocks.  One such company helping both investors and farmers is Acre Trader.  Today on the show, we sit down with Ben Maddox to learn about AcreTrader, their mission, and how investment platforms like this help farmers as well as investors.  Check it out if you want to learn more about how stuff like this works!

 

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Don’t forget to check out ACre Trader at the links below: 

acretrader.com

Show Notes:

  • Ben Maddox’s background
  • Start of AcreTrader
  • Bear and Bull markets
  • Investing 101
  • How investing in farmland differs than investing in stocks
  • Returns and investment rates
  • Long-term crops vs short term crop investments
  • How this helps first-time farmers
  • Investing in sustainable agriculture?
  • Can you invest in organic crops?

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Podcast Episode 78: Milk, Cheese, and Showing Dairy Cattle

Tessa Pacion works at Ludwig Farmstead Creamery that produces great milk and even some cheeses.  In our interview today, Tessa will talk about how her animal science degree and working with dairy cattle in college.  Tessa will also address many misconceptions consumers have about milk production like the frequency milk is tested before consumption and why dairy calves are separated from their mothers.  This is a full episode of great information on all things dairy, as well as what showing dairy cattle is all about.

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Don’t forget to check out Tessa at the links below: 

Tessa on Instagram

Ludwig Farmstead Website

Show Notes:

  • Tessa’s background.
  • Animal Science degree and working with dairy cows in college
  • What is homogenization and pasteurization
  • How many times milk is tested before it gets to the consumer
  • Cheese production
  • Misconceptions with dairy cattle
  • Why dairy calves are separated from their moms
  • Cow comfort
  • Showing dairy cattle
  • COVID-19’s impact
  • Switching production from restaurant to grocery stores
  • Experience with farm tours and showing consumers how milk is produced

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Podcast Ep. 41: How and Why Farmers Need “Off-Farm Income” with Matt Brechwald

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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. In our interview today, Matt will talk about the many reasons farmers might need some off-farm income, entrepreneurship advice he gives his listeners, and how he has turned podcasting into a successful career.

 

Connect with Matt:

Off-Farm Income Website

Off-Farm Income on iTunes

Microphone Money on iTunes

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Show Highlights:

  • Matt’s entrepreneurial background
  • Off-Farm Income Podcast
  • Learning about money entrepreneurship in FFA with Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE)
  • Finding your passion
  • Why farmers need some extra income
  • Cash flow on farms
  • Fasting growing region in the United States
  • How Matt got started podcasting
  • Talking about successful corn seasons
  • Getting started podcasting
  • Microphone Money Podcast
  • Thoughts on the farmer/consumer relationship

Podcast Ep. 40: Getting Fit with Dairy – Emily Shaw

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It’s the beginning of a new year!  Most of us might have made some goals to better ourselves in the new year in ways like eating better, exercising more, basically getting in shape like The Rock.  Our guest today is Emily Shaw, better known on Instagram as Dairy Girl Fitness.  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.”  Emily will share her knowledge on planning your workouts, best practices on diets and supplements, and how she advocates for the dairy industry.  This is a super informative podcast if you are interested in fitness and getting in shape this year!  Be sure to follow Emily on her Instagram page for more fitness advice!

Connect with Emily:

Emily on Instagram

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Show Highlights:

  • Emily’s background
  • How to watching what you eat
  • Prioritizing workouts
  • Women’s fitness
  • Misconceptions with dairy
  •  Sharing the story of animal Ag
  • Animal based protein vs plant based protein
  • Tracking Macro-nutrients
  • Understanding supplements

Podcast Ep 30: Local produce delivered straight to your door – Shaun Lee of Farmhouse Delivery

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Shaun 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 efforts on the Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and Waco markets with hopes to grow across the Lone Star state.  In our interview, Shaun will talk to us about the start of Farmhouse, how they partner with local farmers, how they come up with recipes for meal kits, and much more!

Connect with Farmhouse Delivery:

Farmhouse Delivery Website

Farmhouse Instagram

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Show Highlights:

  • Start of Farmhouse Delivery
  • Farmhouses 3 types of deliveries
  • Making food from local farmers more accessible
  • Food Delivery Kits
  • How to ship food across the country
  • Working with local farmers
  • Maintaining food quality
  • Food standards
  • Sustainable Farming/Sustainable Agriculture
  • Organic Farming
  • Certified Organic
  • Free Range beef
  • Merging with Truckin’ Tomato

Podcast Ep 29: Dairy farming, Tillamook, and fighting internet trolls with Derrick Josi

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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 life of a dairy farmer and constantly fighting misinformation surrounding dairy production.  Check out our great conversation and be sure to check out Derrick’s content at the links below.

Connect with Derrick:

Derrick’s Facebook Page

Derrick on Instagram

Derrick’s website: Tillamook Dairy Farmer

AG Daily: 5 Best videos from Derrick of TDF_Honest_Farming

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Talking Points:

  • Oregon dairy industry
  • Current state of the U.S. dairy industry
  • Tillamook dairy
  • Tillamook County Creamery Association
  • Fighting animal rights activists on social media
  • Fighting false information in animal ag
  • Ag Industry helping farmers fight the good fight