• The Stock Cropper & A Grazemaster Field Day in July

    29 MAY. 2024 · This Underdog Ag Podcast is building excitement for a historic day in Nebraska! On Wednesday, July 24, 2024 the Graze Master Group is bringing together a moment never witnessed before.  Zack Smith, the inventor of the Stock Cropper – the world’s first autonomous, solar powered, self-steering multi-species grazing barn, will be demonstrating his rural changing invention at Brian Brhel’s farm – one of the most innovative and resilient farms and ranches in Nebraska.   This duo is kicking off our July 24 field day and event with a confident, common sense message – we must save the nation’s soil and water and we most certainly can do so by Balancing Nature & Profitability.  If you want to network with some of the most influential leaders in agriculture and learn from their challenges and successes, this is a must attend event.  It’s FREE to make the information accessible to everyone.  You will leave with a renewed vision and tangible information and resources to improve your farm, ranch, rural community, and nation.  Register here:  http://www.grazemastergroup.com/events or call/text Kerry Hoffschneider, co-founder of the Graze Master Group at (402) 363-8963.  We cannot wait to see neighbors from near and far come together.  It’s going to be awesome.  Thank you! -- Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. HOST: Kerry Hoffschneider -- CREDITS: Mitchell Roush, Producer Bibi Luevano, Cover Art Purple Planet Music, Theme
    24m 28s
  • Real Farming and Real Talk with Del Ficke & Vance McCoy

    24 ABR. 2024 · This Underdog Ag Podcast presents: “Everything you don’t want to hear, but really need to about the current state of agriculture (with a light at the end of the tunnel if we don’t ignore the train a coming).”   If you aren’t ready to hear about how agriculture really is, this podcast isn’t for you.   If you do want to hear real farmers and ranchers discuss issues that may make us all squirm a bit and should, please tune in.    Del Ficke of Ficke Cattle Company and co-founder of the Graze Master Group will have a frank discussion with Vance McCoy of Triple Creek Cover Crops and Graze Master partner along with Kerry Hoffschneider, co-founder of the Graze Master Group.   No one held back in this discussion because agriculture doesn’t need a public relations campaign. It needs solutions. Now.   Get your minds and hearts ready. We need all of us eyes wide open and on deck if we’re going to get things right. The good news is. We can.   To find out more about Graze Master Group Transitional Ag Services that Balance Nature & Profitability contact: Del Ficke:  402-499-0329 Kerry Hoffschneider:  402-363-8963 Vance McCoy:  308-352-6031 Join us in Denton, Neb. for our no-cost field day by registering here:  http://www.grazemastergroup.com/events -- Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. HOST: Kerry Hoffschneider -- CREDITS: Mitchell Roush, Producer Bibi Luevano, Cover Art Purple Planet Music, Theme
    1h 30m 34s
  • Nick Cuchetti – Missouri rancher and Conservation Agronomist at Carbon Smart Ag

    8 MAR. 2024 · Nick Cuchetti is a highly motivated Conservation Agronomist – Certified Crop Advisor and Real Estate Agent specializing in Regenerative Agriculture and Ecological Markets. With a strong academic background in plants and soils, Nick earned a degree in Plant and Soil Sciences from the University of Missouri. Passionate about regenerative land management and the development of Ecological Markets, Nick combines his expertise in agronomy with his extensive knowledge of real estate to offer clients innovative solutions within the realm of Regenerative Agriculture and Ecological Markets. As a Conservation Agronomist, Nick collaborates closely with farmers, landowners, and stakeholders to design and implement effective strategies that enhance soil health, promote biodiversity, and foster ecosystem resilience. By employing regenerative practices such as cover cropping, rotational grazing, and no-till systems, Nick helps farmers optimize their land's productivity while minimizing environmental impact. With a keen understanding of the real estate market, Nick assists clients in identifying properties that align with their aspirations in Regenerative Agriculture and Eco Markets. Whether it involves finding land suitable for organic farming, establishing agroforestry systems, exploring opportunities for conservation easements, Nick leverages their expertise to guide clients towards sustainable and profitable investments. Recognizing the importance of education and community engagement, Nick actively participates in various workshops, conferences, and events to promote the benefits of Regenerative Agriculture and Eco Markets. They are dedicated to inspiring others to embrace sustainable land management practices and contribute to the creation of a greener and more sustainable future. Through his combined passion for conservation, agronomy, and real estate, Nick Cuchetti is a trusted professional committed to making a positive impact on the environment and the lives of his clients. Follow Nick at:http://www.carbonsmartag.com/https://www.facebook.com/CarbonSmartAg?mibextid=LQQJ4d -- Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. HOST: Kerry Hoffschneider -- CREDITS: Mitchell Roush, Producer Bibi Luevano, Cover Art Purple Planet Music, Theme
    38m 59s
  • Becoming A Student of the Soil with Howard Vlieger

    1 FEB. 2024 · This Underdog Ag Podcast features Maurice, Iowa farmer and livestock producer, Howard Vlieger, who started asking serious questions about agriculture in 1989 when he switched to alternative farming on their family farm. “This is when I became a ‘student of the soil’ and I have no problem admitting that ‘the more I know, the more I know I don’t know.’ What I do know is the Good Lord gave us an amazing Creation to be caretakers of and it is a never-ending learning opportunity.” Vlieger started studying GMOs in 1994 and began conducting on-farm research in 1997, “I am blessed to work with scientists and researchers from around the world. I have been privileged to give numerous educational presentations on GMO crops and the chemicals used in growing them. I am the primary coordinator and co-author of a first of its kind in the world, lifetime feeding study for pigs as a meat animal. The study was published in 2013. ” The 2013 study can be found here: https://gmojudycarman.org/ Take a listen and find out some of the questions Vlieger has pursued in his agricultural journey! -- Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. HOST: Kerry Hoffschneider GUESTS: Howard Vlieger, Farmer -- CREDITS: Mitchell Roush, Producer Bibi Luevano, Cover Art Purple Planet Music, Theme
    1h 12m 37s
  • Soil Health with Scott Gonnerman

    12 DIC. 2023 · We saved the best for last this year on the Underdog Ag Podcast. I have been wanting to interview my cousin Scott Gonnerman for so long and I finally headed to the Gonnerman farm in York County, Neb., sat down at the kitchen table, and did just that. Scott Gonnerman has the kind of salt-of-the-earth common sense that can be a rare find nowadays. When Gonnerman was a child, he told everyone he wanted to be, “a farmer and a semi-driver.” Gonnerman has achieved all of these goals and much more. His farm in York County, Neb. has hosted visitors from all over the world: Australia, Russia and even Africa. Why? Because he sees change coming. While some of his farming neighbors may drive by in wonder, his national and international visitors know exactly what is going on – the soil across the earth is depleted and our freshwater resources are running dry. They want to learn how Gonnerman and others are salvaging and rebuilding their farms and ranches in a “regenerative” fashion – a phrase that has been made popular by others in this soil movement that has reached a revival-like status. But, for Scott and his wife Barb, it’s simply about doing what’s right for the next generation. “We bought this farm in 2004 from my Grandfather Raymond and Grandmother Evelyn Gonnerman,” Gonnerman said. Today, he said, the farm has been in the family for more than 100 years. Gonnerman grew up near Benedict, Neb. His father, Smokey, and mom, Donna, were pragmatic, hardworking people. The Gonnerman farm was not unlike the diversified farms of the past. He remembered farrowing sows with his mom and his dad going to town in the fall to purchase a straight-truck of calves to put out on the corn stalks to graze. In the spring, they would sell the cattle. The ones that didn’t fit on the truck were butchered and fed the family the next winter. What separated Gonnerman from some of his other farming peers was his father’s openness to learn right alongside him. As the years progressed, the Gonnermans were farming what is now coined as “conventional” like many of their neighbors. This means they were still disking the land and applying synthetic inputs. Their cropping systems were a basic rotation of corn, beans, and sometimes wheat. “But I was lucky because my dad was willing to learn and we went to meeting after meeting together. So we were learning together. That was key. My wife Barb would come along too. It’s so important to have everyone involved on the same page. In order to be on the same page, you have to attend the meetings together. You have to learn together,” Gonnerman stressed over and over. Learn they did, traveling everywhere from North Dakota to South Carolina and Ohio. Some of their biggest influencers were soil health leaders Gabe Brown, David Brandt, and Ray Archuleta. However, the real game-changer came when they came across a simple, but powerful, presentation by Dan Gillepsie, a Soil Conservation Technician and No-Till Specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The presentation consisted of boxes of various soils that had been farmed differently – from full-bore tillage to cover crops and then a final box with native prairie. Above the boxes was a hose with a head shooting down water to create the simulated rainfall effect. At the end, the boxes of soil were tipped over. Farmers were able to see the difference between tilling their fields (which destroys soil structure) and the positive impact of no-till and covering the soil year-round with living plants that creates a strong root structure underneath. “Gillespie’s presentation got us started. At that time, we were still gravity irrigating dad’s farm (irrigating the crops with pipe hooked together on the ground with gates that are opened to let water out into the rows on the field),” he began. Then they began to change the farm for the better. You will love hearing what they did too! Please listen and soak in Gonnerman’s wisdom. -- Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. HOST: Kerry Hoffschneider GUESTS: Scott Gonnerman, Farmer -- CREDITS: Mitchell Roush, Producer Bibi Luevano, Cover Art Purple Planet Music, Theme
    30m 45s
  • By-O-reg+ with Dr. James Caldwell & Ken Stewart

    27 OCT. 2023 · I sat with two men who genuinely know the livestock industry on this Underdog Ag podcast, Mr. Ken Stewart from XL Ranch in Cowley, Wyo. and Dr. James Caldwell of Harrisburg, S.D. More about my guests: About Dr. Caldwell: James Caldwell and his wife Michelle reside in Harrisburg, S.D. with their three children – Trey, Jackson, and Zoey. James grew up farming tobacco and managing cow/calf operations in Ohio. He knew at a young age all he wanted to do was farm; however, he fell in love with research in school. In 2009, James earned his P.h.D in Ruminant Nutrition and has been conducting research in some capacity ever since. Dr. Caldwell’s diverse experiences include teaching at the college level, becoming a small ruminant expert, running companion animal research and milk replacer research for Land O’Lakes Purina in Gray Summit, MO. and then diving headfirst into feed additives throughout the next eight years. The Caldwells just recently sold their 270-acre cow/calf and hair sheep farm in Kentucky to move to South Dakota. They still own cattle and are still heavily involved in agriculture with their kids and livestock. James still leads the research at Advanced Ag Products while taking on the role as President for the company this past July. About Ken Stewart: Ken and his wife Jenny Stewart are owners of XL Ranch in Wyo. Ken grew up on a dairy that was converted to beef when he was still quite young. It didn’t take him long to know that raising beef cattle was what he wanted to do. The study of genetics and the ability to breed cattle that can perform within the parameters of the resources available on any given location at the optimum level, is what really turns Stewart's crank and fuels his passion. Stewart’s diverse experience includes management of large, commercial herds in excess of 12,000 cows all the way to smaller seedstock operations of numerous sizes across the continental U.S.A. He also serves as the National Sales Director at By-O-reg+. Contact Info:Toll Free: 1.844.229.6734 Main Office: 605.558.1044 Address: 1220 N. Dakota St.Canton, SD 57013 Social Media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ByOregAAP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/by_o_reg.aap/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/advanced-ag-products-llc/ Website:http://www.byoreg.com/ Ken Stewart: Email: mailto:info@xlranch.com Website: http://www.xlranch.com/ Phone: tel:601-528-4029 and tel:307-254-0292 -- Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. HOST: Kerry Hoffschneider GUESTS: Genevieve Tonniges, Director - Wessels Living History Farm -- CREDITS: Mitchell Roush, Producer Bibi Luevano, Cover Art Purple Planet Music, Theme
    41m 19s
  • Wayne Swanson - Farmer, Trailblazer, & Difference Maker

    27 SEP. 2023 · It’s Underdog Ag podcast time again. This month we spent some time with Mr. Wayne Swanson. There is a way in agriculture to do what you love and use your gifts. You will absolutely believe that after listening to my friend sending his positive message clear from Decatur, GA. What an inspiring visit Wayne. Thank you so much. You’re helping so many people and making a big difference. Find Wayne’s endeavors by searching for Swanson Family Farm on Facebook and www.swansonfamilyfarmllc.com -- Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. HOST: Kerry Hoffschneider GUESTS: Genevieve Tonniges, Director - Wessels Living History Farm -- CREDITS: Mitchell Roush, Producer Bibi Luevano, Cover Art Purple Planet Music, Theme
    1h 10m 31s
  • Genevieve Tonniges - Wessels Living History Farm

    3 AGO. 2023 · The Underdog Ag podcast presents: Genevieve Tonniges, a York County native, and University of Nebraska - Lincoln graduate, who now serves as the executive director at Wessels Living History Farm. Combining a passion for agriculture, history, and community, she's starting this new chapter with vision, enthusiasm, and love for the farm. In her free time, she's an avid reader, an armchair historian, an amateur writer, an aspiring world-traveler, and a sub-par gardener. -- Thank you for listening! Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. HOST: Kerry Hoffschneider GUESTS: Genevieve Tonniges, Director - Wessels Living History Farm -- CREDITS: Mitchell Roush, Producer Bibi Luevano, Cover Art Purple Planet Music, Theme
    27m 4s
  • Emily Estes - Wellness Advocate & NEDN Co-Founder

    6 JUN. 2023 · The Underdog Ag podcast presents … Emily Estes, Registered Dietitian – MS, RD, LMNT and speaker at the upcoming June 28-29 Graze Master Group event, “Historic Roots for Agriculture’s Future.” Register and see the complete agenda here: http://www.grazemastergroup.com/events or call/text Kerry at 402-363-8963. About Emily: Emily is the Founder of Cultivated Legacy Consulting where she seeks to empower agricultural families and businesses to engage in intentional practices that promote a legacy of healthy individuals, families, and communities. Emily earned her Masters of Science in Nutrition and Health Science at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL). Through the completion of her dietetic internship at UNL, Emily held a special interest for developing skills to engage in eating disorder treatment. Her passion for education, treatment, and prevention of eating disorders led Emily to enter private practice following her dietetic internship. She is the Founder of Sage Nutrition, LLC where she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, body image struggles, and holistic health. Her treatment philosophy encompasses the philosophies of Health At Every Size, Body Trust, and Intuitive Eating, with a goal to see individuals move toward self-acceptance while finding joy and pleasure in their relationship to food and body. Emily has long been an advocate for bringing mental health and eating disorder treatment opportunities to Nebraska and the rural communities. Emily is passionate about bringing community providers together to provide networking and continuing education opportunities. She is the co-founder of the Nebraska Eating Disorder Network (NEDN). She is the author of many articles and resources including, “The Cultivated Self” and “CRAVE: Discovering God’s Goodness in Food and Body.” In her time away from work, Emily enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her golden doodle pup, traveling, and exploring her creative outlets. -- Thank you for listening! Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. HOST: Kerry Hoffschneider GUESTS: Emily Estes, Co-Founder of the Nebraska Eating Disorder Network -- CREDITS: Mitchell Roush, Producer Bibi Luevano, Cover Art Purple Planet Music, Theme
    35m 35s
  • Del Ficke, Graze Master Co-Founder & Larry Hafer, Agoro Carbon Dir.

    2 MAY. 2023 · Del Ficke of Ficke Cattle Company and co-founder of the Graze Master Group took time to visit with longtime friend Larry Hafer, Director of Agoro Carbon U.S. about agriculture’s incredible potential. The duo is super pumped about the Graze Master Group’s exciting event coming up June 28-29: “Historic Roots for Agriculture’s Future” at Harvest Hall in Seward, Neb. You can find the complete agenda and registration here:http://www.grazemastergroup.com/events We are more than happy to also take registrations by phone. Give us a call at: Kerry Hoffschneider at 402-363-8963 or Del Ficke at 402-499-0329. You won’t want to miss these old friends reminiscing and talking about the positive future they see for the industry they love. Learn more about the Graze Master Group and Agoro Carbon connection here: http://agorocarbonalliance.com/agoro-carbon-graze-master/ -- Thank you for listening! Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. HOST: Kerry Hoffschneider GUESTS: Del Ficke, Graze Master Group & Larry Hafer, Agoro Carbon -- CREDITS: Mitchell Roush, Producer Bibi Luevano, Cover Art Purple Planet Music, Theme
    50m 39s
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