Podcasts

Engineering your Farm

This podcast is produced and hosted by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Field Agricultural Engineering Team. We are a group of agricultural engineers that work with farmers and agribusiness professionals to help improve the efficiency, profitability, and environmental outcomes on farms. This podcast will feature information and interviews with ISU Extension field ag engineers and others with expertise in engineering and environmental issues in agriculture. We will cover a variety of topics including grain drying, handling and storage issues, livestock facility design and ventilation, soil and water management, manure management, machinery management, composting, farm safety, and more. We will also discuss solutions to common problems with homes and farmsteads, including energy efficiency improvements, indoor air quality, and well water quality. Email us at engineeryourfarm@gmail.com with comments and suggestions.

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I See Dead Plants

The I See Dead Plants podcast shares the stories of people and plants, pests and pathogens, and the conflicts among them. Join us as we speak to the folks who are helping the rest of us live healthier, more productive lives through pest management research and education. We strive to make science accessible.

I See Dead Plants is created by the Crop Protection Network and hosted by Ed Zaworski. The Crop Protection Network is a product of land grant universities.

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Soybean Pest Podcast

Drs. Matt O’Neal and Erin Hodgson created a podcast to promote IPM concepts, like identification, sampling, economic thresholds, and insecticide efficacy. They also talk about updates on invasive pests and regulatory news, and translate new research relative to insects in agriculture.

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Dairy News & Views from ISU

This podcast will cover current educational, research, and industry tools available to produce the highest quality dairy products - efficiently and effectively. Produced by dairy field specialist, Jennifer Bentley.

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Small Farm Sustainability Podcasts

This podcast features a wide range of topics that address the opportunities and challenges associated with rural life. Recent topics have included biosecurity publications, Iowa organics, hunting perspectives, fall produce storage and the fall armyworm outbreak. Produced by Christa Hartsook and the Small Farm Sustainability team.

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I-29 Moo U Podcast

I-29 Moo U features the latest insights and information on dairying for dairy producers and industry. Presented by I-29 Moo University, a consortium of dairy experts from Universities in a five-state region.

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Habitat University

Habitat University is a science-based podcast delivering the latest information on habitat management. This podcast is part of the larger podcast network, Natural Resources University, funded by the Renewable Resources Extension Act. 

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PigX podcast

Ideas in the swine industry worth sharing. Join extension specialists and swine industry experts as they engage in conversations aimed to help producers succeed in raising healthy pigs. PigX is a national podcast hosted by the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University. 

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Garden Variety

Whether you're a master gardener, just getting started or somewhere in between — there's always something new to learn in your garden and landscape. That's where Garden Variety comes in. On each episode we'll talk with horticulturists, foresters and other experts. We'll learn about vegetable gardens, lawns, native plants, trees and more. Garden Variety is the podcast for all the things you'd like to grow or grow better. Garden Variety is a horticulture podcast from Iowa Public Radio and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Talkin' Crap

This podcast is produced and hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach manure management specialist Dr. Dan Andersen. This podcast will feature information and interviews with individuals with expertise related to the science technology and best management practices surrounding manure management. 

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What in the Weather

Join Dan Fillius, Iowa State University Extension Horticulture Field Specialist, and Dr. Justin Glisan, Iowa’s State Climatologist, as they discuss what is happening in the world of Iowa weather. Every week during the main growing season we'll discuss recent weather, its impacts on fruits and vegetables, and provide a climate outlook for the coming week in Iowa. Let us know what you think, though as Mark Twain once said, "If you don't like the weather, wait a few minutes."

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Unwrapping Wine Podcast

Curious about wine? Interested in emerging wine grape varieties and regions? Wine is about more than just what’s on the label. We talk about the diverse world of wine and have conversations with wine industry members to highlight unique things they are doing. Join Anne, winemaker and grape grower, and Randall Vos, commercial fruit specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, as they take wine drinkers on a journey to discover more about wine and uncover some hidden gems.

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Curious Planet

Curious Planet explores how our experiences in nature connect us to our own stories, emotions, sense of place, and desire to belong—and how this captivating kinship might invigorate us to save the home we live and rely on.

Cultural and spiritual traditions worldwide find their roots in reverence for the natural world. Moments of wonder in nature have inspired poets and writers, inventors and scientists, artists and adventurers throughout history. 

Curious Planet is hosted by anthropologist Jacqueline Comito, who has introduced many of these concepts in presentations to conservation professionals and environmentalists in Iowa and across the country. Each episode continues the conversation about engaging wonderment to heal and protect the environment.

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