Focused on keeping local farmers, ranchers and agribusiness men, and women up to date on agriculture industry issues that affect each state's rural economy. Tim Hammerich is an Agribusiness Recruiter and the Founder of AgGrad.com which offers career resources for agricultural professionals and recruiting services for agribusinesses and agtech companies. He is also the host of the “Future of Agriculture” weekly podcast about agricultural innovation. Tim is a former National FFA President and a graduate of the University of California, Davis with a degree in Crop Science and Management. He also completed the Masters of Agribusiness program at Kansas State University. Tim spent the first eight years of his career as an agricultural commodity trader and manager, where he developed a background in trading, management, sales, strategy, business development, and risk management.View Program
In its 35th year, this award winning program keeps farmers, ranchers and agri-business professionals informed. This program focuses on the cutting edge issues of farming. Advances in technology farming with GPS and satellite imagery technology, use of drones and advancements in infield communications , Crop and Soil Sciences, new crop varieties, changes in tillage, new soil treatment options in addition to farm human interest stories . Host of the show is David Sparks Ph.D. Sparks has 25 years of media related television experience. He has hosted an ESPN outdoors show, PM Magazine, News programs and early in his career an NBC game show. Outside of the studio, David is an avid tennis player and also precipitates in a competitive senior hockey league. He received his doctorate in audiology/psychoacoustics at Northwestern University.View Program
Colorado Ag Today tt, the program has also become an appreciated conduit recognized by the States’ many commodity groups as helping ensure that producers have a professional platform to communicate their story to urban, suburban and rural consumers, both on-air and through the sharing of Colorado Ag Today on various social media outlets.
Since 1993 this report has been covering tree fruit and grape industry news stories important to our growers. This has been accomplished through open channels of communications with the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, Washington Grape Growers Association, our land grant college scientists and USDA researchers Bob Larson host of the program has 20 years of news reporting experience and worked as News Editor for both KOMO and KIRO (the top radio stations in Seattle marketplace). Bob presents this industry’s information from an insider position talking one on one with the industries key newsmakers.View Program
This program is a market intelligence report. Farmers and ranchers can get the numbers anywhere, what they truly want is information that tells them what moved the numbers and any special information that will give them a hint as to where the market is headed. Bob Larson compiles and presents this information each day with interviews directly from the trading floor. Tim Hammerich is a former National FFA President and a graduate of the University of California, Davis with a degree in Crop Science and Management. He also completed the Masters of Agribusiness program at Kansas State University. Tim spent the first eight years of his career as an agricultural commodity trader and manager, where he developed a background in trading, management, sales, strategy, business development, and risk management.View Program
Sportsman’s Spotlight is a daily (Monday – Friday) program. In these short radio vignettes we take the listener on an audio adventure far away from their current environment, to a place they would rather be… The great outdoors! Content is focused on the many hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation stories of the West. Interviews with experts and local characters alike give the program a unique personality. David Sparks Ph.D., a veteran television personality of programs like the Outdoor channel’s Outfitters Showcase, ESPN’s Ultimate Outdoors, Jeep National TrailsView Program
This news program gets cutting edge science, technology, corporate mergers and innovative farming activities out to today’s ag community. In addition the ag economy relies on breaking news on farm regulations and political announcements, information important to keeping our producers ahead of the game not only locally but on the world stage. Bob Larson is the newest member of the team. Bob grew up in Southeastern WA working in the fields as all rural kids do. He left the country life behind to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. He comes to us from the number one talk radio station in Seattle, KIRO, where Bob was the station’s news editor for eight years. This is a daily 2:30 minute program.View Program
This program gives Russell Nemetz the freedom to cover stories important to a segment of the population that lives outside the city limits. Russell Nemetz speaks to those who grow crops for animal feed, and those involved with animal husbandry. Livestock relies on good land, healthy forage and a clean, plentiful supply of water, all topics Russell discusses in his report. Russel is no stranger to the beef industry as he appears on RFD TV’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen program as a regular. Russell has traveled not only all across the United States in search of pertinent agriculture news but also across the globe on trade missions to Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Russia and Taiwan. Russell Nemetz was raised in production agriculture along the Milk River Valley near Chinook, MT. It’s there his family continues to farm and ranch..View Program
In the grain, hay, potatoes and cattle are multi-million dollar crops. Rick Worthington, the networks agribusiness communications specialist, keeps producers up-to-date on farming, ranching and dairy activities. Rick has been known to be the first to break farm industry news stories weeks in advance of other media outlets. Rick is a 20 plus year radio veteran and is currently the News Director of KBOI radio in Boise, Idaho. He has been recognized twice with both the Associated Press Mark Twain Award and the Edward R. Murrow Award. Worthington has also earned the Best Newscast Award in Idaho by the Idaho State Broadcasters Association. Worthington was born in Elko, Nevada and spent most of his summers there with his grandparentsView Program
This program focuses on the Tree Nut producers needs and issues who care for two million acres of Nut Orchards which represent an annual revenue stream of over $8 billion to the California farm economy. This program is hosted by Patrick Cavanaugh the most respected Agribusiness journalist in California. Whether it be radio news casts, magazines, podcasts or twitter, Patrick has been bringing farm news to California since 1985. The California Tree Nut daily radio report is a program which has the backing of the Almond Board of California, California Walnut Commission and American Pistachio Growers.
The focus of this report is to keep local farmers, ranchers and agribusiness men and women up to date on agriculture industry issues which affect the Washington states rural economy. Bob Larson host of the program covers a broad array of topics; from farm human interest stories, to labor issues, state sponsored trade missions, crop outlook assessments, USDA risk management announcements and animal health stories are examples of the types of news topic categories covered each month.View Program
BL: Welcome back to another “Fruit Bites” brought to you by Valent U.S.A. With us again is Valent’s Allison Walston. And this week Allison, let’s talk about soil in the PNW?
AW: Undisturbed soil is typically air, water, organic matter and mostly mineral nutrients. When we relocate, plant into or compost our soil, it changes.
BL: why are nutrients important in the soil?
AW: In order for plant roots to uptake nutrients, they need to be there in a form that the plant can uptake. in low levels, plants won’t grow. We can add the big 3, nitrogen, phosphorus & potassium to help adjust for plant needs. We can plant legumes to fix nitrogen. And we can use mycorrhizae.
BL: We typically have low phosphorus levels in our soils, what then?
AW: this creates plant stress, which triggers the mycorrhizal spores to germinate. Their hyphae can grow further into smaller nooks & crannies to get more phosphorus, therefore the plant gets more nutrients.
BL: Well, thanks Allison. Join us again next time for Fruit Bites, brought to you by Valent. Until then, I’m Bob Larson.