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AGI SureTrack CoffeeTalk

73 EpisodesProduced by AGI SureTrackWebsite

Grab a cup of coffee, and join us every week for an Ag education Podcast. Each week we'll dive into a different topic. Presented by AGI SureTrack.

73 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

The Grand Farm: A Research and Education Initiative

May 13th, 2022


Led by Emerging Prairie, an organization whose mission is rooted in connecting and celebrating the entrepreneurial ecosystem and energizing …

The Grain-Livestock Protein Relationship with USMEF Economist Erin Borror

May 6th, 2022


In this episode of CoffeeTalk, we’re sitting down the US Meat Export Federation’s Erin Borror to learn more about the relationship between our US …

A Conversation with Global Farmer Network CEO, Mary Boote

April 29th, 2022


The Global Farmer Network amplifies the farmers’ voice in promoting trade, technology, sustainable farming, economic growth and food security. On …

A Mississippi Waterways Improvement Conversation

April 22nd, 2022


In January, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that an $829.1 million investment would be targeted for lock and dam improvements along the …

A 2022 Weather Outlook with Matt Makens

April 8th, 2022


Weather an unknown wildcard for every agricultural operation. Matt Makens, Makens Weather has spent his career working to help farmers better plan …

#Plant22 Conversations with Farm Technology Manager, Leanne Marin

April 1st, 2022


We’re sitting down with Farm Technology Manager, Leanne Marin to kick-off our #plant22 conversations!
We’ll be talking technology and taking the …

Pan Canadian Smart Farm Network with Blake Weiseth

March 25th, 2022


On this week’s CoffeeTalk we’re joined by Discovery Farm’s Blake Weiseth, Applied Research Lead, to learn more about the Pan-Canadian Smart Farm Network.

With $1.1 M from the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and …

A Conversation with Grain Elevator and Processing Society’s Steve Records

March 18th, 2022


We’re joined by Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) Executive Director, Steve Records on this week’s CoffeeTalk. Steve joins us to share …

Farm Planning Systems with Compass

March 11th, 2022


In the age of digitization, ever-rising input costs and increased financial scrutiny, has there ever been a better time to up your record-keeping and …

From the Classroom to the Field, Sharing the Stories of Building Equity in Agriculture for Women in Africa

March 4th, 2022


From the classrooms of Kansas State University to the fields of Africa, two women share their stories of how the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for …

Grain Bin Safety Week Live from Peosta, Iowa

February 25th, 2022


This week, host, Laura Handke and producer, Brian Folkers are on-site at the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety with executive …

National FFA Week Conversation

February 18th, 2022


Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. It’s a time to share what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day! To do that, this week, we’re sitting down with National FFA …

A Conversation with Welker Farms

February 11th, 2022


On this week’s CoffeeTalk, we’re sitting down with Welker Family Farms’ Nick Welker, to discuss sharing the farming story on YouTube and becoming a BinManager customer – from install to operations integration. Sara …

Carbon Market Discussions with Agoro Carbon Alliance

February 4th, 2022


Backed by Yara, the Agoro Carbon Alliance is taking action on a global scale to reverse the effects of climate change. This week, we’re joined by Agoro Carbon Alliance Agronomist, Matt Rellaford, to learn how!

If you’ve …

National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF)

January 28th, 2022


In this week’s CoffeeTalk, we’re sitting down with Katie Pawlosky, Communications Director for The National Bio and Agro-defense facility (NBAF), a new 574,000 square foot biocontainment laboratory facility that will …

P.H.A.R.M. Dog USA - Save a dog. Help a farmer. Make a difference.

January 21st, 2022


When a purpose is driven by helping farmers and dogs, it’s hard not to get behind! This week we’re visiting with Jackie Allenbrand, founder of P.H.A.R.M. Dog USA, about the work that she and her team does in rescuing …

Regenerative Agriculture Conversations with Jess Gnad

January 14th, 2022


In this week’s AGI SureTrack CoffeeTalk, we sat down with regenerative agriculture educator and connector, Jessica Gnad to talk about the evolution …

Hemp Farming with Melissa Nelson

January 7th, 2022


CoffeeTalk is kicking off 2022 with a conversation about a new opportunity for many farmers across the U.S.! Melissa Nelson, crop scientist, owner of Performance Crop Research and co-owner of South Bend Industrial Hemp. …

Food Security Series - Microbes for a Better Tomorrow

December 17th, 2021


Rounding out 2021 and our Food Security series, Ivan Baxter of the Danforth Plant Science Center will join the conversation to discuss how the organization is standing up a new “center of excellence” in an effort to …

Food Security Series: Investing in a Food Secure Tomorrow

December 10th, 2021


On this week’s CoffeeTalk, we’re sitting down with JJ Jones, executive director for the National Institute of Animal Agriculture.

J.J. will share his …

Food Security Series: From the Ground Up, Soil Talk with Dr. Kristine Nichols

December 3rd, 2021


Last week, we heard from the Feed the Future Innovation initiative to learn more about how food security is being addressed through research and …

Food Security Series: A Conversation with Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet

November 22nd, 2021


This holiday season, we’re talking food security – where we are and how we need to get to where we need to be, globally. To kick off this series of …

Farming's Family Tradition with Cole the Cornstar

November 12th, 2021


On this week’s CoffeeTalk, we’re talking family tradition, and there’s no greater family tradition than farming. We will be joined by Cole…you may …

Measuring Success: A Conversation with Continuum Ag Founder, Mitchell Hora and SureTrack SVP Jason Tatge

November 5th, 2021


Join Continuum Ag founder, Mitchell Hora and SureTrack SVP, Jason Tatge, for a conversation around “growing” out-of-the-box on November 5!

Mitchell …

LEARN – One-Stop-Shop for all things AGI SureTrack

October 29th, 2021


New in 2021, the SureTrack training team has quickly become the go-to resource for all things learning, development and training. This Friday, we’ll discuss how the team is bringing resources together, in one location, …

Canada’s Discovery Farm: Unearthing Possibilities Through Farmer-Led Research

October 22nd, 2021


Owned by Glacier Farm Media, Discovery Farm, is an innovative agricultural event and demonstration site designed to connect Canadian farmers with …

Soil Health Metrics for a Better Tomorrow

October 15th, 2021


The Soil Health Institute (SHI) was established to serve as an umbrella for all individuals and organizations who desire to improve soil health by working together for the common good. With a core commitment to the …

Leadership, Education and Engagement from the Voice of Agriculture

October 8th, 2021


With most Americans 3 to 4 generations removed from agriculture, telling the story of food production from America’s farms and ranches has never been …

Global Soy Education Initiatives: A Focus on the Soy Excellence Center Model

October 1st, 2021


With a mission to improve the health and nutrition of local communities in budding markets by building capacity and market potential of businesses in …

Perspective and Insight on Connection, Communication and Brand Awareness

September 24th, 2021


There are some savvy marketing minds behind the global AGI brand family. And on this week’s CoffeeTalk we’re sitting down with three of the women who work to tell the story of some of those brands.

We’ll be joined by …

Food Security from Past to Present: A Conversation with Julie Borlaug

September 20th, 2021


As the president of the Borlaug Foundation and granddaughter of the “father of modern agriculture”, Julie Borlaug’s roots run deep in the fight …

Conversations with American Farmland Trust’s Women of the Land Program Director, Gabrielle Roesch-McNally

September 10th, 2021


American Farmland Trust (AFT) believes that women are ideal partners in farmland protection and conservation of our working lands, and that we need …

Finding Your Passion in Agriculture

September 3rd, 2021


Kicking off our month-long women in agriculture series, we’re visiting with Zoe Schultz, a Kansas State University student who was recently honored …

Carbon Market Discussions

August 27th, 2021


We’ve all heard the term “carbon market”, but how do they work, who is offering them and what opportunities currently exist for a farmer to capitalize on their carbon farming practices?

Join us for a discussion on …

Pre-Harvest Safety

August 20th, 2021


There’s never a shortage of hazards on the farm, and when the urgency of harvest arrives, those hazards can quickly become magnified. On this week’s …

A Conversation with SureTrack Senior Vice President, Jason Tatge

August 13th, 2021


Join AGI SureTrack Senior Vice President and Farmobile CEO, Jason Tatge, Friday morning as he joins CoffeeTalk for a conversation on his new role in …

Harvest Help Solutions with AgButler

August 6th, 2021


Harvest is right around the corner and finding help has never been more challenging. In this edition of CoffeeTalk, we’re visiting with AgButler founder, Kevin Johansen, to learn how the mobile service takes the work …

Dealer Spotlight: Valley View Agri-Systems

July 30th, 2021


Join Valley View Agri-Systems’ Midwest Division Manager, Jeff Fjelstul, to learn more about the communication, leadership and history that has helped …

An Ecosystem Approach to Soil Health Monitoring

July 23rd, 2021


We’re joined by EcoLogical Ag Solutions principal and regenerative agriculture specialist, Jake Bevan, to learn about soil health monitoring from the …

FCC Precision Ag Task Force on Rural Connectivity: Year-One Update

July 19th, 2021


Last June we had the opportunity to sit down with members of the newly formed Federal Communications Commission Precision Ag Task Force on Rural Connectivity to learn about the leadership driving the group and hear …

Watershed Cover Crop Project

June 25th, 2021


Join Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy’s (WRAPS) Travis Sieve for a conversation around the creative approach Kansas Department of Health has taken to improve water quality through the integration of Hagie …

Succession Planning in the Absence of a Step-Up in Basis

June 18th, 2021


There’s no shortage of tax changes on the horizon in 2021 and beyond, and each change will carry with it significant changes to the way a farm will best structure a succession plan. Iowa State Extension Specialist and …

Roadmap to Safety

June 11th, 2021


We’re talking all things safety with SureTrack/CMC’s Director of Commerical Sales, Bob Reis. On this CoffeeTalk episode, Bob shares the Roadmap to Safety, a project he has been passionate about implementing across the …

Magnetic Ag Newsletter

June 4th, 2021


We’re straying from our subject-pointed content this week to bring you the 5-minute ag news download you didn’t know you were missing in your life. As the host of CoffeeTalk, I subscribed to Magnetic Ag last fall, right …

Redefining How Data is Collected and Used on the Farm

May 28th, 2021


As new members of the AGI family of brands, the team at Farmobile has been shaking up and redefining data collection. This week we are joined by …

The Making of Silo The Film - Key Learnings and Collaborations

May 14th, 2021


As the first ever feature film solely focused on bringing awareness to grain bin safety, SILO follows the events that transpire after the entrapment …

The Need for Agriculture Education and Advocacy

May 7th, 2021


May is Beef Month and to kick off the celebration of a major contributor to corn and soybean utilization, we’re visiting with the Missouri Beef Industry Council’s Luella Gregory, Director of the Mo Beef Mo Kids Fit …

Conversations with SureTrack Training Manager Randy Koch

April 30th, 2021


Randy Koch joined AGI SureTrack’s Lenexa, Kansas team as Training Manager in 2021 and we’re excited to learn more about the training initiatives he has underway. He’ll be joined by SureTrack’s Director of Marketing, …

Fertilizer’s Sustainable Path Forward

April 23rd, 2021


In honor of Earth Day, we’re talking with The Fertilizer Institute Director of Sustainability Communications Jennifer Martin, as well as AGI Fertilizer’s own Meg Steward, about how the fertilizer industry has moved the …

Turning Red Acres Green

April 16th, 2021


Troy Daniell, Minnesota State Conservationist and Tanner Bruse, Pheasants Forever’s Ag and Conservation Program’s Manager join us for this CoffeeTalk to share the importance of turning red acres green, for conservation, …

21st Century Farm Conversations

April 9th, 2021


On this week’s CoffeeTalk we are visiting with Kansas farmers Matt and Janna Splitter. Matt and Janna returned to the farm in 2011 and have continued to grow their operation through innovation and forward-thinking …

SureTrack PR0 2.0 - Updates and Insights

March 26th, 2021


Join the AGI SureTrack PRO 2.0 team to learn about the newest launch on the SureTrack  platform. We’ll be talking software, hardware, traceability, and much more!

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Plant 2021 Insights with Agronomist, Chris Talley

March 12th, 2021


Did you have a chance to catch our last SureTrack virtual clinic  webinar? If so, you heard agonomist, Chris Talley, share his agronomy  insights. This Friday, we’re giving you a chance to tap into Chris’  knowledge …

2021 Farm Tax Updates You Should Know About

March 5th, 2021


We’re joined by Kristine Tidgren, Executive Director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation to discuss changes and updates to individual and …

Grain Bin Safety Awareness Week Discussions with Nationwide’s Paul Stevenson

February 26th, 2021


Since Nationwide Insurance founded National Grain Bin Safety Week in 2014, four farm families have been spared the heartache of the loss of a loved …

Building an FFA Chapter: From the Ground Up

February 19th, 2021


Join FFA advisor, Trenton Smedley, and Senior Software Engineering Manager David Duncan, for a conversation about building a new urban FFA program in Olathe, Kansas. Trenton shares his experience with FFA, what the …

Food Security Beyond the Holidays

February 9th, 2021


The Holidays have passed, but that doesn’t mean that food-security within the Kansas City Region has passed…in this week’s CoffeeTalk, we are …

Farm Credit of the Virginias - Advocacy Training for Tomorrow's Ag Leaders

January 29th, 2021


Centered around helping today’s farmers advocate for tomorrow, Farm Credit of the Virginia’s Knowledge Center not only helps small business ideas develop into business plans, but takes it a step further to keep those …

CoffeeTalk with Tech Tony

January 28th, 2021


If you’ve been to the SureTrack Community resource page, you’ve undoubtedly seen Tech Tony’s troubleshooting solutions to the SureTrack suite of …

Nutrients For Life: An Education for Students of All Ages

January 15th, 2021


The Nutrients for Life Foundation was formed in 2004 by leaders in the fertilizer industry with the belief that developing solutions to sustainably …

Welcome to the Team - A Conversation with Senior Product Manager Shane Rollins

January 11th, 2021


We are kicking off CoffeeTalk's 2021 line-up with new SureTrack Senior Product Manager, Shane Rollins. Joining the SureTrack team in November 2020, …

Building a Farm Succession Plan

December 18th, 2020


The goal of transitioning a family farm operation to future generations takes more than dreams – it requires concrete steps to build a succession …

Learning to Do, Doing to Earn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve: The Road to a National FFA Office

December 11th, 2020


As a Missouri FFA member, Paxton Dahmer, has served the members of the Missouri FFA Association. Today, Paxton finds himself prepared to embark on a …

The Farmlink Project - Connecting the Dots Between Food Waste and Hunger

December 4th, 2020


This past year, in response to COVID-19 mandated shutdowns and the waves of turmoil those food chain disruptions sent through the US, college …

The Makings of a Soil Health Consultant

November 20th, 2020


As the Director of Communications and Soil Health Content Consultant for Soil Health University, Jess Gnad has built a career in regenerative …

AGI SureTrack-Compass Education

November 13th, 2020


AGI Compass enterprise resource planning delivers both the "tool box" needed to manage farms of every size and the educational curriculum to help …

National Farmer Veteran Coalition

November 6th, 2020


As we gear up for Veteran's Day, join Farmer Veteran Coalition Executive Director, Jeanette Lombardo and SureTrack Field Services Manager, Rick Romano, in a salute to America's armed forces. We will be talking about how …

Getting Started with BinManager with Brian's Farming Videos

October 30th, 2020


Brian's Farming Videos' YouTube channel reaches hundreds of thousands of viewers each week with new footage and information directly from the farm. In this week's webinar, we're taking a look at what it means to be a …

US Grains Council: Strengthening Grain Prices through Global Market Development

October 23rd, 2020


By strengthening global relationships, the US Grains Council team helps to ensure that U.S. grains, co-products and ethanol are sold to buyers in …

Farm Safety 365

October 16th, 2020


On today's CoffeeTalk, Education Content Specialist for the Progressive Agriculture Foundation joins us to talk all things farm safety. Jana shares …

Saving Energy to Increase the Bottomline

October 2nd, 2020


As a Certified Energy Manager and a Technical Service Provider with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Bruce Everly has helped farmers and rural small businesses explore grant funded energy saving …

Temporary Storage Solutions

September 25th, 2020


With record harvests on the horizon, Rick McClelland, Senior Technical Support Specialist, and AGI SureTrack's Jeff Fjelstul, Director of Sales, Food …

20/20 Perspectives in Ag Tech

September 18th, 2020


As the Strategic Partnerships, Principle Program Manager Azure Global Engineering at Microsoft, AGI Board Member, Claudia Rössler knows the …

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