Ontario Agcast – The Complete Collection

Someone recently made the very logical suggestion that by including Episode #s and Dates when posting podcasts it would be easier for listeners to search old episodes. So, if you have been just dying to catch up on the Ontario Agcast, here you go….  Somehow we have made it to Episode 34. WOW.

Episode 1- February 16, 2016

Kelly Daynard –  Farm and Food Care Canada



Episode 2 – February 23, 2016

Dr. Reg Clinton – Inaugural London Dairy Congress



Episode 3- February 30, 2016

Dr. Leah Dorman – Responsible Antibiotic Use on Farms



Episode 4 – March 27, 2016

Blair Cressman – Ontario Pork Congress



Episode 5- March 10, 2016

Steve Thomas – Ontario Pork Industry Council, Friends of the Foodbank



Episode 6- March 21, 2016

Amy Matheson – Responding to Animal Welfare concerns on dairy farms



Episode 7- April 28, 2016

Bruce Sargent – Agriculture Mean Tweets



Episode 8- May 6, 2016

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois – Integrity of our food system



Episode 9 – May 13, 2016

Stewart Skinner – 140 characters aren’t enough. Sometimes we need to have real conversations



Episode 10- May 30, 2016

Jenn Christie – Everything 4-H



Breakfast On the Farm – June 11, 2016

Talking to people from the city




Episode 11- June 13, 2016

Sandi Brock – Sheep and Snapchat. From the barn



Episode 12- September 16, 2016

Courtney Denard – Women in Ag Conference / Adjusting to life on the farm



Episode 13- September 20, 2016

Ken Schaus – Beef Farming Rollercoaster



Episode 14- September 27, 2016

Kevin Folta – Speaking Up for Science



Episode 15- October 11, 2016

Hugh Simpson –A Beekeeper is a Farmer Too



Episode 16- October 18, 2016

Greg Peterson – From the Tractor – Being a Youtube celebrity



Episdode 17- October 25, 2016

Jenni Tilton-Flood

Lover of green & yellow and black & white; Jenni Tilton-Flood!
Talking about all things agriculture and field hockey.

Check out Jenni’s blog: thedeeremilkmaid.com/

Episode 18- October 31, 2016

Clair Doan- turkey farmer, 2016 Canada Nuffield Scholar and banker.
Clair talks about what it’s like to travel the world, examining poultry markets, undercover videos and what he’s wearing for Hallowe-en.



Episode 19- November 7, 2016

Mark Andrew Junkin – Farm Succession Planning



Episode 20- November 14, 2016

Chelsea Boonstra – Agronomist, Dairy Farmer, Woman in Ag



Episode 21- Election Special- November 18, 2016

Trent Loos – Trump, Trade and Joe Biden Memes



Episode 22- November 21, 2016

Andrew Campbell – #Farm365

Wendell and Andrew talk about farming and share a touching moment



Episode 23 – NY Farmer – November 29, 2016

Lorraine or better known as the NY Farmer talks to us about life as a lawyer, a farmer and an unapologetic advocate for agriculture. This is the first (and probably the last) show that we’ve used #horseswearingdiapers. Listen to find out why…



Episode 24 – December 12, 2016

Tonya Haverkamp – Everything Eggs



Episode 25 – December 20, 2016

Amy Matheson & Stewart Skinner

Amy and Stew share way more than 140 characters and their views on supply management, family farms and online conversations.
No Stewarts were harmed in the making of this podcast.



Pubcast Special- December 30, 2016

Guest from the past year join us for some drinks



Episode 26- January 4, 2017

Mike Pasztor – The Pickle King and running a cartel



Episode 27- January 10, 2017

Dylan Sher – Before the Plate. Telling our food story

Dylan, a third year Ag Business student at the University of Guelph and founder of Before the Plate, talks to us about his new initiative. Connecting urban audiences with real farmers.



Episode 28- January 18, 2017

Chris Moore – Kinburn Sheep. What can I say?



Episode 29- January 23, 2017

Dr. Cody Creelman, Cow Vet – Telling a vets story. Graphically.



Episode 30- January 31, 2017

Yvette D’Entremont – The Scibabe is Awesome!

The SciBabe, Yvette D’Entremont knows her science AND has a sense of humor.
0:15 On being Acadian, not French
2:45 The most embarrassing SciBabe story ever
3:50 Rules for Facebook – don’t be a dick
8:00 How one becomes the SciBabe
11:45 Visiting the Evil Empire
13:45 Health nut word association
18:20 We are not the same as bugs
21:20 Naked and Afraid – Nature wants to kill you
25:40 When good people do stupid things
29:30 Yvette and Wendell sing Kumbaya and tell Kevin Folta stories
33:54 Bonus footage – the part you really don’t want to miss!



Episode 31- February 5, 2017

Aussie Farmer James Stacey

1:08 Reasons you might punch a kangaroo in the face
5:23 Aussie supply management deregulation for dummies/Wendell
9:25 Wendell makes a fairly obvious comparison
12:55 Chasing export markets – Myth or reality
20:30 How a politician answers a loaded question
23:10 Poke machines have nothing to do with Pokemon
27:20 Australian farmers have the same problems as Canadians



Episode 32 – February 21, 2017

Farm and Rural Ag Network Launch

Podcasts are the fastest growing information platform out there. At #OntarioAgcast we are thrilled to partner with Tim Hammerich, Rob Sharkey and Donnarie Hales to change the way people listen to ag podcasts. Have a listen – This is not your Dad’s ag radio!



Episode 32 – February 24, 2017

Philip Shaw – Farmer, Economist, Speaker, Generally Good Guy

0:50 Why Canadian sugar beets are processed in the US
3:10 Phil explains why Ontario farmers grow better corn than most US states including Illinois
9:00 Consumers really just want cheap food
13:50 Food is not like Uber
18:50 And……. Trump
24:50 Phil tells us his cat story
27:30 Some countries actually have food safety issues without making stuff up



Episode 33 – March 1, 2017

Maegan MacKimmie & SteveMcCabe from Grain Farmers of Ontario
1:15 Maegan’s job at GFO is not just babysitting Steve. 2:45 From now on, Steve would like to be referred to as “The Silver Surfer” 5:10 Shout out to the Tavistock Hops Company and craft breweries. 10:40 Social Licence – of course Maegan wants to talk about this. 16:30 Pushing back against over-reaching regulation. 20:40 Even soybeans have some limitations. 23:45 Steve and Wendell claim to not know who the bachelor is. 29:00 Wendell gives Maegan some mint new marketing ideas for GFO which Steve mostly shoots down.



Episode 34 – March 9, 2017

Kevin McArter – Nobody has a Better Voice than an Auctioneer

1:30 Why beef farmers and bankers make good partners
6:40 Western cattle- Ontario or bust!
9:50 Senior A Hockey- if you’re not Canadian you won’t understand
11:50 Wendell accidentally buys a steer. And overpays
16:15 Lubricating the auctioneer- with scotch
19:30 Alberta- it’s a dry cold
22:00 Kevin calls Wendell a big, dopey dog
26:30 Kevin has come up with the perfect Friday night








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