Regenerative Agriculture Podcast
This is a show for professional growers and agronomists who want to learn about the science and principles of regenerative agriculture systems to increase quality, yield, and profitability.
info_outline Episode #67: Jesse Frost 03/31/2021
Episode #67: Jesse Frost Jesse Frost is the Co-Owner of Rough Draft Farmstead in central Kentucky and host of the No-Till Market Garden Podcast. Jesse shares his experience as a farmer with John, giving listeners an in-depth understanding of no-till market gardening.
info_outline Episode #66: Jon Stika 03/18/2021
Episode #66: Jon Stika Jon Stika is a writer, agronomist, and former soil health instructor with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). John sits down with Stika to discuss his background and the power of observing soil as a biological system.
info_outline Episode #65: Jay Fuhrer 03/12/2021
Episode #65: Jay Fuhrer Jay Fuhrer is a conservationist & veteran Soil Health Specialist from the Natural Resources Conservation Services, in Bismarck, North Dakota. John & Jay discuss the 5 Soil Health Principles and Jay’s work at the Menoken Demonstration Farm.
info_outline Episode #64: Ben Taylor-Davies 02/25/2021
Episode #64: Ben Taylor-Davies Ben Taylor-Davies is a farmer and regenerative agriculture consultant in the United Kingdom. Ben and John discuss Ben’s current management practices, proper CO2 delivery, and the promise of regenerative agricultural methods in the UK.
info_outline Episode #63: Cannon Michael 01/29/2021
Episode #63: Cannon Michael Cannon Michael is a 6th generation family farmer in California’s Central Valley. He and John discuss changes to the operation over recent years, focusing on innovation, regulation, technology, branding, and the business climate of modern agriculture.
info_outline Taking Charge Of Your Farm’s Future With Jay Hill 12/08/2020
Taking Charge Of Your Farm’s Future With Jay Hill Jay Hill is an agricultural visionary from the American Southwest. Utilizing his online presence, Jay is calling on farmers everywhere to abandon their old ways and take back the role of “business owner” in their operations.
info_outline Reversing Soil Degradation with Dwayne Beck 11/03/2020
Reversing Soil Degradation with Dwayne Beck Dr. Dwayne Beck is one of the pioneers of no-till agriculture in central South Dakota. For more than 30 years, Dr. Beck has been creating systems for both irrigated and dryland crop production, educating growers on the power of sustainable practices.
info_outline Updating Soil Analysis to Consider Microbial Influence with Rick Haney 10/06/2020
Updating Soil Analysis to Consider Microbial Influence with Rick Haney Rick Haney is a researcher at the USDA and the creator of the Haney Soil Analysis, an innovative procedure to assess overall soil health. Rick discusses his work with John and shares his thoughts on the future of agriculture.
info_outline Rebuilding Rural Economies with Ancient Grain and Regenerative Practices with Bob Quinn 09/15/2020
Rebuilding Rural Economies with Ancient Grain and Regenerative Practices with Bob Quinn John sits down with Bob Quinn, a Montana-based expert in organic farming practices & founder of the Montana-based Kamut International, an organization devoted to high quality Khorasan wheat and sustainable agricultural practices.
info_outline Facilitating Large Scale Transitions to Regenerative Agriculture with Terry McCosker 09/02/2020
Facilitating Large Scale Transitions to Regenerative Agriculture with Terry McCosker John interviews Dr. Terry McCosker, Australia’s acclaimed Regenerative Ag thought leader who has worked with about 10,000 Australian farmers over the years, discussing everything from pasture ecology to proper farm succession strategies.
info_outline In Defense of Biological Systems with Robert Linderman 08/11/2020
In Defense of Biological Systems with Robert Linderman John interviews plant pathology veteran & agricultural visionary, Dr. Robert Linderman, discussing the benefits of mycorrhizal fungi and other bio-control agents that protect crops from soil borne pathogens.
info_outline Building Soil While Cash Cropping with Loran Steinlage 08/04/2020
Building Soil While Cash Cropping with Loran Steinlage John Kempf interviews Loran Steinlage to discuss his experiences with relay cropping, 60-inch corn, interseeding, controlled traffic farming, as well as reducing soil compaction and improving water infiltration.
info_outline The Fallacy of Mainstream Potassium and Nitrogen Fertilization with Richard Mulvaney 07/14/2020
The Fallacy of Mainstream Potassium and Nitrogen Fertilization with Richard Mulvaney John Kempf interviews Dr. Richard Mulvaney to discuss how nitrogen applications can be a waste of money, the soil test growers use to understand nitrogen, and the “potassium paradox” that describes why applying potash can be detrimental to potassium availability.
info_outline Microbial Communities for Carbon Sequestration with David Johnson 06/29/2020
Microbial Communities for Carbon Sequestration with David Johnson John interviews Dr. David Johnson to discuss rapid carbon sequestration, the ideal fungal to bacterial ratio for healthy soils, how to obtain those communities while saving money, and the resilience of fungally dominant systems.
info_outline Embracing the Connection Between Agriculture and Health with Zach Bush 06/16/2020
Embracing the Connection Between Agriculture and Health with Zach Bush John interviews Dr. Zach Bush, discussing glyphosate, its impacts on human health and the environment, and the need for regenerative agriculture.
info_outline Resilient Agriculture Models for The Future with Joel Salatin 05/26/2020
Resilient Agriculture Models for The Future with Joel Salatin John interviews Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, discussing a sustainable, regenerative agriculture of the future focused on soil health, education, and farm inheritance.
info_outline The Role of Carbon in the Soil with Rattan Lal 05/11/2020
The Role of Carbon in the Soil with Rattan Lal John interviews Dr. Rattan Lal, an acclaimed soil scientist, researcher, and author. This episode is densely packed with information about soil health and how to achieve it, not only for farmers but also for policymakers and educators.
info_outline Collaboration, Spirit and Change, Perspectives from Ray Archuleta 04/28/2020
Collaboration, Spirit and Change, Perspectives from Ray Archuleta John Kempf interviews Ray Archuleta, a proponent of healthy soil systems. Ray delves into the history of the soil health movement and the roles that policy, society, and agriculture play in the broader global health context.
info_outline Biophysics of Soil Plant Systems with Arden Andersen 04/13/2020
Biophysics of Soil Plant Systems with Arden Andersen John interviews Dr. Arden Andersen, who explores agriculture from the perspective of biophysics and describes why understanding the energetic life forces is the key to gaining next-level performance from our crop genetics and environment.
info_outline Developing Disease Suppressive Soil with Jill Clapperton 03/31/2020
Developing Disease Suppressive Soil with Jill Clapperton John Kempf and Dr. Jill Clapperton delve into the science of the rhizosphere. Learn about the impacts of sugar on the microbial system, which crops have rhizobia that work well together, and why rapid root growth is key to inhibiting disease.
info_outline Achieving Genetic Potential of 2-3 X Higher Grain Yield with Norman Uphoff 03/17/2020
Achieving Genetic Potential of 2-3 X Higher Grain Yield with Norman Uphoff John interviews Dr. Norman Uphoff who trialed a new method of growing rice that spread globally within decades, achieving wide adoption of regenerative practices in an era when such practices were much less popular than today.
info_outline Relay Cropping Grain with Jason Mauck 02/24/2020
Relay Cropping Grain with Jason Mauck John interviews Jason Mauck, an Indiana corn, soybean, wheat, and hog producer, who thinks outside the borders of convention and has pioneered a number of innovative practices, measuring for resilience and control on inputs and yields.
info_outline Redox: The Driver of Soil Microbial Interactions and Nutrient Availability with Olivier Husson 02/11/2020
Redox: The Driver of Soil Microbial Interactions and Nutrient Availability with Olivier Husson John interviews French agronomist, Olivier Husson, who describes soil Eh, a measure of electrons in the soil that is key to gauging nutrient and water absorption as well as disease manifestation.
info_outline High Quality Wheat Production with Claudia Carter 01/28/2020
High Quality Wheat Production with Claudia Carter John Kempf interviews Claudia Carter, Executive Director of the California Wheat Commission, who describes how breeders are working to develop wheat varieties with increased quality and nutritional value.
info_outline How Plants Absorb Living Microbes and Convert Soil Pathogens into Beneficials with James White 01/15/2020
How Plants Absorb Living Microbes and Convert Soil Pathogens into Beneficials with James White John Kempf interviews Dr. James White of Rutgers University who explains how plants “farm” microbes, convert fungi from pathogenic to beneficials, and send endophytic ambassadors to forage for plant nutrition.
info_outline Intercropping and Regenerative Soil Management with Derek Axten 12/16/2019
Intercropping and Regenerative Soil Management with Derek Axten John Kempf interviews Derek Axten about intercropping, management to increase soil infiltration, controlled traffic farming, and decreasing applied nitrogen and synthetic inputs.
info_outline Measuring Nutrient Density with Dan Kittredge 11/05/2019
Measuring Nutrient Density with Dan Kittredge John interviews Dan Kittredge, Executive Director of the Bionutrient Food Association. Learn about growing nutrient-dense crops in this provocative conversation between two pioneers who are truly passionate about growing food as medicine.
info_outline Rebuilding The Soil Carbon Sponge, and Cooling the Climate Fast with Walter Jehne 10/15/2019
Rebuilding The Soil Carbon Sponge, and Cooling the Climate Fast with Walter Jehne John interviews Walter Jehne, an Australian soil microbiologist who teaches about the earth’s soil carbon sponge and hydrology. Walter describes how we can manage water to effectively cool the planet and regulate climate change.
info_outline Providing Affordable Food as Medicine At Scale with Pierre Weill 09/17/2019
Providing Affordable Food as Medicine At Scale with Pierre Weill John interviews Pierre Weill, a French agronomist who presents a compelling case for applying regenerative practices in food production for better human health.
info_outline Encouraging Achievement on the Farm with Vernon Peterson 08/27/2019
Encouraging Achievement on the Farm with Vernon Peterson In this interview recorded live at the Acres U.S.A. Healthy Soil Summit, John Kempf and Vernon Peterson discuss Vernon's knowledge of organic fruit production and marketing, and a call to farmers to tell their story through knowing the nutrient value of their food.