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Ag Chicks

By Ally Spears
Cultivating connections with a sole for women in agriculture

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Ag Chicks | S3 Episode 7: Carley Montemuro Myers
A little bit y’all and a little bit Yankee.” I am not the typical Long Islander. I fell in love with the equestrian and western industries early on in my life when I met a sorrel Quarter Horse, named Gunner. The fashion that came with showing him was also a huge bonus in my opinion. Over the course of my life, I went from competing in AQHA and NRHA shows to riding for the TCU Equestrian Reining Team. After college, I have remained a cowgirl at heart, always seeking new opportunities to support the western industry. I established the first spirit sponsorships with most major horse associations while I was at TX Whiskey. Now through my position at NCHA, I have been given the opportunity to promote the amazing sport of cutting within the western industry and beyond, exposing new people to the sport each and every day. Outside of work, I spend most of my time as a spectator at horse shows and rodeos. There is nothing I have a passion for more than introducing people to this incredible world and highlighting the cowgirl spirit. Connect with Carley: IG: @carleyfromtheblock Connect with Ally: IG:  @AG CHICKS  FB:  @AG CHICKS  Website: www.agchicks.net ***Thank you to our sponsors: *** Mudeas- www.mudeas.com Farmtee Co - www.farmteeco.com
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August 09, 2022
Ag Chicks | S3: Episode 6 - Kenzie Holmberg
Thank you to Ag Chicks Sponsors Mudeas (www.mudeas.com) & Farm Tee Co (www.farmteeco.com)    About Kenzie:  BONAFIDE COWBOY BIO: Hey there, I'm Kenzie and I am your guide to Brand Photography. Whether your business is new to the western industry or has been there since the good ole days... BonaFide Cowboy is the name you need to remember when it comes to launching your newest products.  I built the BonaFide Cowboy brand with authenticity at the forefront of everything we do and create, by uniquely catering each shoot to each brand and authentically showcasing their products in action or in the environment that your customers dream of. Showcase your products in the hands of your consumers, covered in arena dirt, lost in a wild west scene or carried on the backs of your consumers. From brand photography to helping other photographers, our goal is to be "bonafide cowboy" in everything we do.   KENZIE BIO: Born & raised in Steamboat Springs, CO, I found a love for the agricultural lifestyle at a young age through the help of 4-H. I did not come from an ag-family but my parents were very supportive and helped me learn more about horses and the market lambs I raised through 4-H and by helping me build connections with ag-industry professionals. In middle school, I started interning with a local cowhorse trainer and over the years worked my way up to a ranch hand and eventually an assistant trainer. I attended the University of Wyoming where I graduated with a BS in Agricultural Communications with minors in Public Relations and Farm & Ranch Management. Throughout college, I continued to train and show horses, was an ambassador for the College of Ag & Natural Resources, and interned with UW Marketing & the National Western Stock Show. While still in college, I started learning graphic/web design/photography and began a side hustle to help pay the bills. Post-college, I spent a summer living in Weatherford, TX before moving to Billings, MT to work for the NILE Stock Show & Rodeo as the Equine Programs & Communications Director. Although I enjoyed my time in the "corporate" world, I ultimately decided that I wasn't happy in my job and wanted to pursue my own business that I had been continually building on the side. So at the end of 2019, I quit my job and began bartending a few nights a week while I worked on building my own business during the day. As we all know, in early 2020 the COVID-19 Pandemic struck and I was temporarily out of a bartending gig. I had little friends and no family in Billings and decided that I wanted to move closer to my family (and now fiancé) who were all living in CO, so I packed up and moved back to Laramie, WY so I could be closer to them. I continued to bartend, train/sell horses, help my clients with graphic/web design, and I continued to build my photography skills so that by the time 2021 rolled around, I was ready to take my photography business further. After a free online course on pricing, I decided I wasn't charging enough and raised my prices and it was the best thing I could have done. 2021 was a great year for my photography business and I grew immensely. Today, I have niched down to focus on brand photography and helping other photographers gain confidence and build their own businesses. I'm always learning & growing and I know that I'm not done yet.    Connect with Kenzie IG: @bonifidecowboy   Connect with Ally IG: @agchicks  FB: @agchicks     website: www.agchicks.net
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July 12, 2022
Ag Chicks | S3 Episode 5: Kiah
Kiah Twisselman Burchett is a California cattle rancher turned life coach, speaker and podcaster, passionate about empowering others to find JOY in their journey of living a physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy life they love with a mindset-first approach. After battling with her own weight and body image from a young age, she embarked on her own personal health journey losing over 100 pounds, but more importantly, the mental weight she had been carrying with her for years. Her story has been shared in People Magazine, Good Morning America, the Kelly Clarkson Show, Women’s Health and more as she uses her struggles to give strength to others. Growing up as a 6th-generation cattle rancher, she has a heart for rural America, the agriculture community, and the western way of life. Nothing makes her heart fuller than being able to intertwine her calling for health and wellness into the community she grew up in.   Connect with Kiah:  IG: @coach_kiah  FB: Coach Kiah  Backroad Cowgirls Adventure:  @Backroad Cowgirls    Connect with Ally:  IG:  @AG CHICKS    FB:  @AG CHICKS    Website: www.agchicks.net ***Thank you to our sponsors: *** Mudeas- www.mudeas.com Farmtee Co - www.farmteeco.com 
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June 28, 2022
AG CHICKS | S3 Episode 4: Katie Haynes
My name is Katie Haynes! I am from Youngsville, NC and I am 22 years old! I am your 2022 North Carolina Miss Agriculture Advocacy Ambassador and your 2022 North Carolina People’s Choice Miss United States Agriculture. I grew up in both 4-H and FFA and currently serve as the Northeast district director for the 4-H Honor Club. I will become the 1st person in this system competing in a wheelchair and that is HUGE alone! I am competing in the national Miss United States Agriculture pageant. This will be held on June 24th & 25th, 2022. I am so excited about this trip and of course, it also comes with a trip to Disney World after the pageant!  I raise and show rabbits and have a photography degree! I also am the proud founder of Smiling While Sending Hope! SWSH is a nonprofit benefiting people ages 0-26 living with chronic illness and Special needs.  My goal in life is to be a role model for all of those with chronic illness and special needs! You can do anything you set your mind to! Her platform is to show that despite obstacles you might have to overcome everyone has a place in agriculture!   Connect with Katie:   https://www.facebook.com/NCMissAgAdvocacyAmbassadorKH Vote Here: https://missunitedstatesagriculture.com/payments/ols/products/katie-haynes-peoples-choice-voting?fbclid=IwAR0pbhosyeeJUcon-_MSxJ5k6BKwOqDNRGYbJmsZQdypALwJZTsqeig3hjI  Connect with Ag Chicks:  IG:  @AG CHICKS    FB: @agchicks   www.agchicks.net
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June 22, 2022
Ag Chicks | S3 Episode 3: Hayley Skinner
Thank you to this episode's sponsor Farm Tee Company. You can shop at www.farmteeco.com or follow them @farmteeco More about Hayley:  Hayley Skinner aka Skinner Ranch Mama is an artist, ranch wife and mom in western Montana. Hayley is a commission artist and started her custom art business, Skinner Ranch Mama, in June of 2021. She creates apparel, gift items and launched a children’s coloring book last fall along with turning your favorite photos into pencil drawings.  Connect with Hayley  IG: @skinnerranchmama   Connect with Ag Chicks  IG: @agchicks    FB: @AG CHICKS   Website: www.agchicks.net
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June 14, 2022
Ag Chicks | Season 3: Episode 2- Jenna Paulette
**Thank you to our sponsor Mudeas! Shop their durable and quality workwear at www.mudeas.com or follow along @mudeasworkwear on social media!** More about Jenna: Some things never go out of style: taking pride in a job well done, building upon your family legacy, remaining steadfast in faith and honoring the past while making room for the future.  Singer-songwriter Jenna Paulette understands all of this and reflects it in her music — a cowgirl who came of age amid the gritty realities of ranch life, introduced to the time-tested genre of Country music as young as she can remember.   The true-to-her-roots hat act is part of Nashville’s growing wave of female artists who are rewriting the rules and charting their own paths. "Ranching alongside my granddad and uncle taught me to rise to the occasion, they always expected me to be able to get the job done,” Paulette says. “In a lot of ways that prepared me to move to Nashville and pursue music where I now expect myself to be able to get the job done regardless, no matter the limitations.”  Her finely calibrated blend of toughness and sensitivity is on full display in tracks like “Country In The Girl” and “Pretty Ugly,” which wraps a gorgeous melody around lyrics reflecting the realization of a relationship gone cold, while current single “Bless Her Heart” unleashes the sass and storytelling that Paulette gleaned from those who precede her: The Chicks, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves.   She comes by the grit honestly: the Lewisville, Texas native grew up moving cattle on her family’s ranch in Thackerville, Okla. Paulette found her expressive, crystalline voice singing in church or during long, hot summers spent roaming the ranch’s vast expanses. “I cannot remember a time that we didn’t have country music playing in the kitchen when my mom was cooking dinner,” Paulette says. “My most vivid memories of knowing I wanted to make country music for a living was out moving cattle with my granddad. He had a George Strait Greatest Hits CD in his truck, and those were the songs I sang on the back of a steaming hot four-wheeler.”  Paulette earned a marketing degree at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and ultimately settled in Nashville, where she struck up a mentorship with Ashley Gorley, a veteran songwriter with 50+ No. 1 tunes under his belt.   After collaborating with songwriters like Will Bundy, Heather Morgan and Parker Welling, as well as opening for Mason Ramsey on his 2019 national tour, Parmalee, John Michael Montgomery and Aaron Watson this year, the savvy performer found herself playing to fans via TikTok, Pinterest and Instagram to continue growing her fan base, ultimately signing a publishing deal with Brad Paisley’s Sea Gayle Music earlier this year.  As Paulette’s star continues to rise ever higher, she hasn’t forgotten what really matters. She understands that what will cement her as one of Nashville’s most exciting artists is something as true now as it was in Music City’s earliest days. “When people listen to my songs, I want them to feel grounded,” Paulette says. “I want them to feel connected to their roots and to the way of life that I represent and love, because I think that way of life is just such a beautiful picture of how it can be.”  Connect with Jenna:  IG: @jennapaulette   Connect with Ag Chicks:  IG: @agchicks     FB: @Ag Chicks   Website: www.agchicks.net
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May 31, 2022
Ag Chicks | Episode 1: Season 3 Launch
Another season of Ag Chicks..... WHAT!?  I can't wait for you all to hear some of the incredible stories and conversations that are coming with season 3 of Ag Chicks! Be sure to tune in every other Tuesday with your favorite podcast platform! Shop the BRAND NEW Ag Chicks Merch Here: https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style Connect with Ally IG: @agchicks FB: @agchicks Email: agchicksinfo@gmail.com Website: www.agchicks.net
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May 17, 2022
Ag Chicks | Episode 22: Linda Alcala
Linda is the latest in a long line of boot makers with Mexican roots. This force of a woman took the family business and made it uniquely her own. With its funky and modern vibe and a western flair, her line, Alcala's Boots is a reflection of her wild and indomitable energy. Linda came to texas with a trunkload of boots and a dream. Keep an eye out for Linda and Alcala Boots making waves.    Follow along on Instagram @alcalasboots  website: www.alcalasboots.com  USE CODE: ALLY15 at checkout   Stay connected with all things Ag Chicks  IG: @agchicks  FB: @AgChicks  Website: www.agchicks.net
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February 15, 2022
Ag Chicks | Episode 21: Katelyn Kaney
Katelyn Kaney is an American businesswoman. She is the CEO of Cattaneo Bros., a handcrafted snacks company, that was founded in 1947 and remains one of the oldest family-owned and operated jerky and sausage factories in America.   Katelyn was born and raised in San Luis Obispo, California to Michael and Jayne Kaney.  Katelyn, along with her three siblings, grew up watching her parents operate multiple family businesses (including Cattaneo Bros.) while building deep roots in the local community.  After graduating from Cal Poly in 2005 with a Bachelors's Degree in Agribusiness, Katelyn began working for Cattaneo Bros. leading the new business expansion in Northern and Central California.  In 2006, Katelyn stepped in to help run Cattaneo Bros. after her mom was diagnosed with cancer. This would allow her dad to spend more time at home to focus on Jayne’s treatment. However, less than one year later, Katelyn’s dad was suddenly diagnosed with Leukemia and passed away.  Katelyn’s journey through the loss of her parents and her brother Michael Kaney II, has left her with a renewed mission to raise awareness about healthy eating, the importance of reading ingredients and living an active lifestyle.  As CEO of Cattaneo Bros. Katelyn works closely with her team to develop healthy products that are made with simple ingredients, low waste, and ensure a commitment to the ethical treatment of animals.  When Katelyn is not running Cattaneo Bros. you will find her chasing around her twin boys, volunteering in the community, and continuing to build on the strong foundation that her parents left for her. She also owns and operates, The Mercantile, a modern mercantile and specialty gift shop in downtown SLO.    Katelyn has been featured in the SLO Journal, Edible SLO, The Tribune, Central Coast Mama, and the New Times.  Follow Katelyn on IG @katekaney or @cattaneobros   Stay connected with all things Ag Chicks  IG: @agchicks  FB: @AgChicks  Website: www.agchicks.net
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January 25, 2022
Ag Chicks | Episode 20: Celeste Settrini
An eclectic cowgirl, Celeste currently is a partner in her family ranch where she enjoys the day-to-day activities of ranch life. She is also actively taking photos for various cattle sales and assists with social media marketing promoting cattle sales and auctioneers. She dedicates her time to the California Beef Council as a board member and the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association.In addition, Celeste can be found encouraging those in agriculture to “be a voice for the industry celebrating what we do each and every day”, through her visits with agriculture groups, and her active social media platforms. Her love of the beef industry and her family ranch is evident when you meet her, she is never afraid to answer questions from consumers and visit about the joys of ranching. Follow Celeste @thebullsalebulletin Connect with Ally  IG: @agchicks FB: @agchicks email: agchicksinfo@gmail.com Website: www.agchicks.net Want to sponsor Ag Chicks? Reach out at agchicksinfo@gmail.com
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January 11, 2022
Ag Chicks | Episode 19: Ashley Latta- Tuckaway Trees
Ashley Latta and her husband, Larry, traded in city living for the dream of owning a Christmas tree farm in May 2020. They purchased Tuckaway Tree Farm in rural central Pennsylvania and have been planting and restocking trees over the past two years. Ashley and Larry’s goal is to share their tree farm with as many people as possible. They are building Tuckaway Tree Farm into a destination for year-round gatherings and family traditions. They held an Autumn Fest event this year and offered wreaths handmade from greens on their farm. Ashley and Larry have big plans for 2022 including being open for their first choose and cut Christmas season!❤️ Follow Ashely on Ig @tuckawaytrees Stay connected with all things Ag Chicks IG: @agchicks FB: @AgChicks website: www.agchicks.net Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA 
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December 21, 2021
Ag Chicks | Episode 18: Innovative Approach to Herd Management - ALEC 640 RLO
I sat down with Anna Frentress to discuss her latest innovation, Ranch Hand: Your Ranch in Your Hand. Anna walks me through the Innovation Decision Process and how she gauged her adopters at each stage (Rogers, 2003).  Check Out Anna's App in the Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ranch-hand/id1500968302 Find the Visual Version on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA 
29:55
November 18, 2021
Ag Chicks | Episode 17: Amanda Severson
Amanda Severson is the owner of Grand View Beef, a 100% grass-fed beef operation in Clarion, IA. She received her degree in strategic communication from Washington State University in 2015 and began a career in the sports industry with the Seattle Seahawks. After meeting an Iowa farm boy, she left her dream job and moved to Iowa to ranch alongside her now-husband, Knute. She had no experience in agriculture. Today, Knute and Amanda raise and sell their beef directly to end consumers across the Midwest. Amanda shares their story via Instagram (@grandviewbeef) with the hopes of educating others on where their food comes from and showing them how they can find their happiness in the most unlikely of places. Learn more about Amanda and Grand View Beef at grandviewbeef.com Thank you to our sponsor @Hooked.Af Check out her website to apply for upcoming retreats! www.behookedaf.com Find things all Ag Chicks and the audio version at www.agchicks.net IG: @agchicks FB: @AgChicks YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA
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November 02, 2021
Ag Chicks | Episode 16: Laura Greene
Laura Greene and her husband Travis own Wood Pallet Treasures, based out of the Midwest and selling nationwide. They upcycle old pallets and barn wood to create handmade, functional home decor. Their new adventure is bringing children to the shop teaching them hands-on skills and getting them outside with nature-based experiential learning through Project Wild Rooted.  IG: @woodpallettreasures As always thank you to our sponsor @Hooked.Af Check out her website to apply for upcoming retreats! www.behookedaf.com AND her new app Ranch Hand on the Apple Store Find things all Ag Chicks and the audio version at www.agchicks.net IG: @agchicks FB: @AgChicks YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA
27:50
October 19, 2021
Ag Chicks | Episode 15: Anna Kobza
Nebraska born and raised, transplanted to the panhandle of Texas. My name is Anna, and as I mentioned, I grew up in Nebraska (GBR!). I did my undergrad at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and moved south to the heart of cattle feeding country to get my masters degree in feedlot nutrition at West Texas A&M. I’m a long time lover of cattle, and the beef industry, and I’m so excited for my future in it. I began sharing more about animal agriculture on this app a couple of years ago, and have come to realize just how important it is that I keep using this platform to teach consumers how and where their food is raised. A few fun facts about me… My grandfather was a cattle feeder back in his day. He fed 56,00 head of cattle at his peak until he couldn’t withstand the economic hardships that the late 80’s brought. I have a commercial cow/calf herd back home that I started when I was a sophomore in college. I did not grow up on a farm, a ranch or a feedlot! Follow Anna on IG @ag.awknowldged  As always thank you to our sponsor @Hooked.Af Check out her website to apply for upcoming retreats! www.behookedaf.com Find things all Ag Chicks and the audio version at www.agchicks.net IG: @agchicks FB: @AgChicks YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA
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October 05, 2021
Ag Chicks | Episode 14: Moriah Hunter
Hey I’m Moriah Hunter, the Seeing Eye Brunette! I’m a Kentucky Farmer, wife & mom to 2 wild country boys, ages 4 & 1. My husband Trent and I own and operate Hunter Creek Farms. We run a commercial cow/calf operation, as well as a large grass hay business. Trent’s the brains & I’m his eyes. He was in a wreck after HS leaving him with 20% vision in one eye. The obstacles we’ve overcome through that has made our marriage stronger than I could imagine and turned us into a dream team. Farming isn’t for the faint of heart and I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. I love to share the real and the raw of farm life, but with my own dash of sass and humor. Thanks for listening as I share our story! IG:@moriahghunter As always thank you to our sponsor @Hooked.Af Find things all Ag Chicks and the audio version at www.agchicks.net IG: @agchicks FB: @AgChicks YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA
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September 21, 2021
Ag Chicks | Episode 13: You Can't Bloom Year Round
Life has been nuts! With the fall semester of graduate school starting, work projects picking up, Ag Chicks taking off, Junk 'N Disorderly starting new projects, and all the house moving/decorating things have been a little chaotic.  I hope this episode is a little reminder that if you too are doing "all the things" it is important to take a breather and give yourself some patience and grace! Hang in there friends, this season will pass and there is greatness to come. As always thank you to our sponsor @Hooked.Af Find things all Ag Chicks and the audio version at www.agchicks.net IG: @agchicks FB: @AgChicks YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA
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September 14, 2021
Ag Chicks | Episode 12: Cierra & Madison - The California Cowgirls
Madison and Cierra are two sisters from a small town in the desert of Southern California. They have a love for all things Western fashion and have been painting their own cowgirl boots for over 2 years now. During the Summer of 2020, they decided it was time to start making cowboy boots for all the Modern Cowgirls. www.thecaliforniacowgirls.com IG: @thecaliforniacowgirls As always thank you to our sponsor @Hooked.Af   Find things all Ag Chicks and the audio version at www.agchicks.net   IG: @agchicks  FB: @AgChicks YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA 
26:24
August 31, 2021
Ag Chicks | Episode 11: Kayla Josefiak
Don't sweat the small stuff, embrace your small ones. Mental health, farming, momming, and fitness are what makes Kayla Josefiak thrive. Life-changing and goal-altering injuries led Kayla to where she is today - living a joyfully passionate life to cultivate in others their worth in life.   Connect with Kayla on Instagram @kaylajosefiak   Thank you to our sponsor @Hooked.Af   Find things all Ag Chicks at www.agchicks.net   IG: @agchicks  FB: @AgChicks YT: 
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August 24, 2021
Ag Chicks | Episode 10: Ashley Wiesen
Ashley is a small-town girl, passionate about business, motherhood, & rural life just trying to navigate the chaos of it all. Her husband, son & she reside in SW MN where they raise a herd of registered limousin cattle & is about to tackle her new adventure as an Ag Teacher. On the side, she spends her time running a boutique & making ag-based graphic tee shirts with her sister, selling consumer direct beef with her husband, & doing social media consulting for small businesses. Connect with Ashley  IG: @ashleywiesen  Keep up to date with all things "Ag Chicks" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the video version of episodes on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA Shop Ag Chicks apparel: https://www.agchicks.net/podcast-1
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August 10, 2021
Ag Chicks | Episode 9: The Past that Lead to Present
Thanks for joining me on another episode of Ag Chicks. In this episode, I dive a little deeper into my livestock roots and talk about how even though my plan and vision have changed along the way my goals of remaining in the agriculture community have been a constant.  Do you have a business that you would like highlighted through Ag Chicks? Visit www.agchicks.net to find out more about sponsoring!  Keep up to date with all things "Ag Chicks" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the video version of episodes on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA Shop Ag Chicks apparel: https://www.agchicks.net/podcast-1 
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August 03, 2021
Ag Chicks | Episode 8: Emily Tweten
Emily is the writer and producer behind the blog, Hearty Sol. Rooted in the legacy and future of the American Dairy Farm, she shares her love for creativity, as an inspiration to others documenting diy projects, raising kids, growing food, and their simply hearty lifestyle on their MN Dairy Farm. IG: @hearty.sol Keep up to date with all things "Ag Chicks" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the video version of episodes on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA Shop Ag Chicks apparel: https://www.agchicks.net/podcast-1 
23:28
July 27, 2021
Ag Chicks | Episode 7: How Deep do the Roots Run?
On this episode of Ag Chicks, I sit down with my favorite woman in ag... my mom!  Listen to how deep and far my agriculture roots really run.  Keep up to date with all things "Ag Chicks" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the video version of episodes on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA Shop Ag Chicks apparel: https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify...
41:42
July 20, 2021
Ag Chicks | Episode 6: Debbie Wise
My name is Debbie Wise; I am a farmer's wife of 20 + years with two beautiful girls ages 17 and 15.  I have always had a passion for the ag industry.  Most of my time was spent in supporting roles, working alongside my husband Geordy in our orchards, raising our girls on the farm, tending to their stock show projects, and leading numerous 4-H and FFA groups.  But in 2016 my role changed.  Through a series of events combining my passion for healthy food, my love for raising livestock, and my family's own health scare, I set out on a mission to create a better beef product that was readily available to my local community.  After 8 months of planning and the support of my husband and our partners Keith and Jennifer Gardiner on July 14, 2017 (my birthday :) ) Redhouse Beef became a reality.  What started as a mission to produce quality grass-finished beef raised with the highest set of standards for my local farmers market has turned into a multi-species regenerative ranch that ships beef and a variety of provisions all throughout the west coast and the central US.  I never dreamed this project would grow as it has.  I love what I get to do every day and the team of people I get to work alongside. I love being part of such an incredible industry that feeds our world. I look forward to the future of Redhouse as we embark on the next chapter which includes fully integrating our beef operation, including opening our own USDA processing facility in late Spring of 2022. Debbie Wise President and Co Founder Redhouse Beef @redhousebeef www.redhousebeef.com Keep up to date with all things "Ag Chicks" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the video version of every episode on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA Shop Ag Chicks apparel: https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify...
36:35
July 13, 2021
Ag Chicks | Episode 5- Truck Thoughts & Ag Vibes
Hey y'all! Join me on my commute to town as I chat about the current atmosphere of agricultural communication and where I think we could improve.  Keep up to date with all things "Ag Chicks" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the video version of every episode on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA Shop Ag Chicks apparel: https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify...
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July 08, 2021
Ag Chicks | Episode 4: Anna Frentress
Anna grew up in northwestern Colorado raising commercial black angus alongside her family. After graduating from the University of Wyoming in Ag comm, Animal Science and Ag Business, she decides to work in the corporate world of Ag. A couple of years later she found herself back in her hometown of Granby, CO, married and growing roots of her own. At 25 years old, STEM always continues to be a huge part of her life, so combining that and her love for Agriculture helped her come up with her newest business venture.  Between hosting retreats, influencing, and supporting the Ag industry, her heart is full and very busy. Listen to see what her newest release is!
36:43
July 01, 2021
Ag Chicks | Episode 3: Jana McMurdie
Hi! I'm Jana McMurdie, farm and ranch wife and advocate for agriculture. My husband and I farm and ranch in northern Utah and southern Idaho where we raised beef and sell it directly to our consumers.   We have three boys ages 8, 6, and 2 who keep us busy! We love this life we live and wouldn't have it any other way! IG: @mcmurdiefarmandranch www.naturallyraisedbeef.com Keep up to date with all things "Ag Chicks" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the video version of every episode on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA Shop Ag Chicks apparel: https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify...
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June 08, 2021
Ag Chicks | Episode 2: Amanda Radke
Amanda Radke is a fifth-generation rancher from Mitchell, S.D., who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s farmers and ranchers. Since 2008, Rake has tackled hot industry issues on the BEEF Daily blog for BEEF Magazine, where she provides tools and strategies for producers to effectively engage with consumers and counter negative media articles on social media. A former National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking Champion and National Beef Ambassador, Radke has spent the last 15 years on the road fighting for the agriculture, rural America and the western way of life. She believes food security is national security, and her work is focused on keeping producers on the land and ensuring every citizen has access to safe, affordable and nutritious food in this country. When she’s not blogging or speaking, Radke is penning agriculturally-accurate children’s books to help promote agricultural literacy in schools. Her titles include, “Levi’s Lost Calf,” “Can-Do Cowkids,” “ A Home Run For Peanuts” and “The Soil Quilt.” Radke is determined to teach kids about where their food comes from to help the upcoming generation of consumers be both informed and empowered at the grocery store. Learn more about Radke at www.amandaradke.com. Keep up to date with all things "Ag Chicks" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the video version of every episode on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA Shop Ag Chicks apparel: https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify...
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May 25, 2021
Ag Chicks - How is all Started
Welcome to the new and improved Ag Chicks, I hope you'll tag along for season two. Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the video version of every episode on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA Shop Ag Chicks apparel: https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify...
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May 14, 2021
The Dirt | Episode 36: Bonnie-Jill Laflin
Bonnie-Jill Laflin is an internationally recognized host, model, actor, and sportscaster, having worked for FOX Sports, NBA TV, the BBC, and currently as a reporter for NBC Sports and host of “The Weekly Pass” on Westwood One.  Laflin is the first female to be awarded 6 championship rings in 2 professional sports, earning a Super Bowl ring during her time cheering for the 49ers and 5 NBA championship rings as an executive for the Los Angeles Lakers. Laflin is the first and only female NBA scout, holding the front office position with the Lakers. She has cheered professionally with the NBA and NFL, through the Golden State Warriors, and with both the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys.  Beyond her professional ventures, Laflin is passionate about animal welfare and the nation’s veterans, founding the non-profit, Hounds and Heroes, participating in equine therapy retreats for wounded warriors and combat veterans. As an advocate for animals, she lobbies Capitol Hill and since 2009, speaks with Congress to encourage the passage of the SAFE Act, which would ban horse slaughter.  In her spare time, she is a competitive barrel racer in rodeos, a model and ambassador for many Western brands, rescues horses (she has rescued 26 from slaughter), and lives on a performance horse ranch. Her family owned racehorses before she was born, and as such, she is the owner of 3 with her father, and has been riding horses since she was 2-years-old.  Bonnie-Jill Laflin has an active engagement rate on social media with over 100K Instagram followers and approximately 57K Twitter followers.   Connect with Bonnie-Jill  IG: @bonniejill         @houndsandheros  FB:@BonnieJillFanPage  Twitter: @BJLaflin Support The Dirt Podcast: https://anchor.fm/agchicks/support
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April 02, 2021
The Dirt | Episode 35: Katie Perschbacher
If you looked up "cowgirl" in the Dictionary, there should be a picture of Katie Perschbacher. This lady is the definition of cattle versed, horse smart, and passionate about her way of life.   More about Katie:   Katie Perschbacher attended Connors State College on a rodeo scholarship and after graduating with a degree in Agricultural Communications, she moved back to Southern Oklahoma and became involved with her family’s bucking bulls. In 2019, she was named the American Bucking Bull Inc Women's Futurity World Champion. Fast forward to 2020, she has her own set of cows and bulls and is one of the Stock contractors of the ABBI. “It has been a huge blessing to get to haul and compete with bulls we have raised!”  Future for women: “I believe the women before us have paved a way. We just have to take the first step in our journey and go for it. There are women that work in an office, and some on the ranch everyday, but there is a place and need for both. The future of women in the Western industry is so bright!”   Connect with Katie:  IG: @katiepersch             @hookinwranch   Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media  IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/​​  FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks​​  Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA Shop Ag Chicks apparel: https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify​​...
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March 22, 2021
The Dirt | Episode 34: Mackenzie Kimbro
After meeting Mackenzie in person at NFR I knew she had to be a guest on The Dirt! This gal blends her southern roots with a modern fashion twist in the perfect way!   More on Mackenzie Kimbro: Mackenzie Kimbro is a sixth-generation cattle rancher, working alongside her family in Southern AZ. Aside from continuing on with their ranching legacy, Mackenzie is also a lifestyle blogger and “influencer” specializing in the western industry. Under her brand of “Roots Run Deep,” she showcases shades of her southwestern lifestyle, including Ranching, fashion, rodeo, cooking and cowboy culture. Her content is shared on various platforms, including posts to Instagram (@kenziegk) and Facebook (Roots Run Deep, Mackenzie Kimbro”); signature southwestern merchandise as well as a video library of live interview episodes (filmed during the National Finals Rodeo) on her website (rootsrundeepaz.com) and featured articles posted to her blog (rootsrundeep.blog).
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March 17, 2021
The Dirt | Episode 33: Texas Ag Teachers - Baylee Adams, Maddison Holder, Jordan Hevner
Not only are these ladies amazing Agriculture Teachers who serve their students but they are also some of my best friends.   Baylee Adams- I was raised in Hempstead, TX. My family raised commercial and registered Brangus cattle while I showed market goats, breeding heifers and market steers. I attended Texas A&M and double majored in Agribusiness and Animal Science. I spent my college career as a member of the wool judging and meats judging team. I graduated in 2018, and went on to pursue a masters degree in Agriculture Education. My husband and I moved to Bellville, TX in 2019 and I began my teaching career at Brazos High School. This is my second year teaching intro to agriculture, floral design, greenhouse and livestock production. My job is my life, but when it’s not I enjoy evenings on our small family farm with my husband, dogs and chickens!    Maddison Holder- Howdy! My name is Maddison Holder. I am an ag teacher at Sweetwater High School. I grew up in Alvarado, TX, where I was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA, beginning at the age of 8. I showed cattle and hogs, was on judging teams, participated in public speaking events, and then eventually represented District 8 4-H on the Texas 4-H Council. I graduated with an animal science degree from Texas A&M after being a member of the wool, meats, and livestock judging teams. I then pursued a master's in agricultural and environmental education at the University of Georgia. While in graduate school, I obtained a certificate in international agricultural development, which allowed me to complete an internship in Morocco. All of these experiences in agriculture have propelled me to where I am now. I am passionate about educating both consumers and the next generation about the importance of agriculture!    Jordan Hevner- Howdy! My name is Jordan Hevner. I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2018 with a major in animal science. Right after high school, I got a job working as a beef fabrication supervisor. I decided that job was not for me and now I am in my 2nd year of teaching Ag! I have enjoyed having the opportunity to teach and the youth about agriculture and watch them grow as individuals.
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March 17, 2021
The Dirt | Episode 32: Teena & Deena Lacy - Lacy Boot Co
The ladies behind Lacy Boot Company are not only masterminds in boot design, but also have a heart for "saving the cowgirl".    More on Teena & Deena:  Teena Lacy and Deena Lacy Nossaman founded Lacy Boots and have been barrel racing for 20 years. They are familiar with the injuries caused by extreme sport and have created boots to protect your shins from metal barrels and fence impact injuries. These highly-technical boots are extremely comfortable, fashionable and add XRD®  Extreme Impact Protection for your shins.     Along with protection for your legs,  Lacy  Boots wanted to make apparel to help keep you cool when the competition heats up! Look for many beautiful modern and traditional prints in the  Cool  Cowgirl®  line of Shirts with cooling technology.  *Connect with Lacy Boot Company* IG: @lacybootcompany  FB:@lacybootscompany  Website: www.lacyboots.com Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/​ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks​ Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA Shop Ag Chicks apparel: https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify​...
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March 17, 2021
The Dirt | Episode 31: Georgia Monroe
Not only did I find out I have a great new source for local flowers, but I also got to meet the sweetest "flower farmHer"! Georgia Monroe's passion for flowers and operating her own farm was undoubted! I loved chatting with her at the AMAZING Basecamp Farms.  More on Georgia:  Having grown up on a cattle and horse ranch outside of San Angelo, Texas, the love for the outdoors is deep for Georgia as she is now a 5th generation farmer in Texas. One grandfather, Bill Helwig, was a cotton farmer and gin manager for 30 years, and raised a small herd of Hereford Cattle. Her other Grandfather, Eddie Huckabee, was a wheat farmer with a small herd of Black Angus Cattle. Her dad, Todd Huckabee, had a cattle ranch and grew winter wheat for grazing, as well as rodeoed on the side, participating in team roping events, calf roping, and steer wrestling. Almost all generations had large gardens at one time or another and Georgia learned about landscaping from her parents who had beautiful properties landscaped by themselves. Georgia was also very active in 4-H and FFA, participating on the Livestock Judging Team and showing market lambs and breeding ewes at various Texas Livestock Shows. After her high school graduation, Georgia studied nursing, graduating in 2010 and began working at a hospital as a Registered Nurse while her husband, Jordan, served in the Army in Killeen, TX. Around that same time, Georgia began learning about gardening and landscaping, which started her interest and passion for growing plants.  Over the next 8 years, she learned more and more about plants and then found the cut flower industry around the same time her daughter, Sedona, was born. While in-between caring for a baby, she began to study all she could about growing cut flowers specifically, as she loved having fresh flowers in the home but couldn’t afford to buy them each week and just wasn’t happy with what was available at the grocery store. Thus began the journey to start a flower farm so she could grow thousands of blooms to share with the community. It is now very much a family affair, as she runs the daily operations and Jordan is the Chief Weed Officer and Lawn Mower. Sedona, now six years old, helps care for the chickens and barn cats, and plays in a old horse water trough while Georgia washes buckets each week. Together, they care for the farm, living there full time now officially since January of 2019.    Starting their fourth season in 2021, they grow year round with 30 different crops, with sunflowers being the primary crop but they grow many seasonal favorites include dahlias, anemones, ranunculus, poppies, cosmos, zinnias, marigolds, and more!     The farm has become a local destination attraction and starting in 2020 started offering more on the farm events including “Pick Your Own,”  workshops, classes and hosting private dinners and events in the Event Center Pavilion that was built in the fall of 2019.  They also offer the property and crops as photography session locations, and also opened an on the farm flower shop in the summer of 2020 to give better access to customers during the week. There are still many projects to come, which will take years to complete, but as Georgia’s mom likes to say, “Rome was not built in a day.” *Connect with Georgia*  IG:@basecampfarms  Website: www.basecampfarms.com   Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media  IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/​ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks​ Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA  Shop Ag Chicks apparel: https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify​...
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February 13, 2021
The Dirt | Episode 30: Markie Hageman
Young women starting their own agriculture path are my favorite and Markie takes the cake!   More on Markie:  Markie Hageman is a beginner rancher in the Central Valley of California. She has a degree in Agribusiness and is working towards her teaching credential. She is a freelance agriculture writer and Co-Owner of California Ag Today, and an officer for the Fresno-Kings Counties Cattlewomen. As the founder of Girls Eat Beef Too, she is hoping to use her story to raise awareness about the struggles facing beginner, female, and small ranchers.   *Connect with Markie* IG:@girlseatbeeftoo  Facebook: @girlseatbeeftoo   Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media  IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA Shop Ag Chicks apparel: https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify...
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February 02, 2021
The Dirt | Episode 29: Malorie Walker
This interview combined all my favorite things... small businesses, cowhide, jewelry, western fashion, and a sweet soul like Malorie! Burlap Bovine (and Malorie) have quickly become one of my favorite businesses to buy from and follow, I'm so glad we got to chat!  More on Malorie:  When it comes down to it, Malorie Walker, owner & maker of Burlap Bovine, has always been two things her entire life: passionate about agriculture and creative. She grew up on her family's cattle ranch in Livermore, CA and held onto her roots fiercely as she ventured into her professional career. Upon graduating from California Polytechnic State University with a degree in agricultural communication, Malorie moved to Sacramento to begin her professional career with the California Cattlemen's Association as a communication staff member. After losing her father to pancreatic cancer in 2017, she decided to step back from what had been her dream career path to build something from scratch, taking an entrepreneurial nod from both her mother and late-father. Thus, her part-time side hustle had become her full-time small creative business, Burlap Bovine.  Serving the western community through creative designs that bring joy to others has become much more than just making and selling a product. It has blossomed into a journey to help empower women through happiness and the power of positive interaction. The cute cowhide pieces are a happy bonus! When she's not spending her time creating new designs or making something out of cowhide or leather, you can find her in the dance studio tap dancing! That's how you know the happy dances are real every time she gets to send happy mail to her customers, most of whom have become her friends because of the wonderful community that is her herd!  *Connect with Malorie*  IG: @BurlapBovine  Website: www.burlapbovine.com   Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media  IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/​ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks​ Watch the visual version of every episode on Ag Chicks YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA Shop Ag Chicks apparel: https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify​...
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February 02, 2021
The Dirt | Episode 28: Morgan Ashley
This gal is not only taking the music scene by storm but she is a hoot to chat with too! If you are a lover of music you won't want to miss this episode.  More on Morgan:  Hailing from College Station, Morgan Ashley grew up raising cattle and barrel racing. She decided at age 17 she was going to learn to play the guitar and hasn't put it down since. The Texas Music bug hit hard, and she knew that she belonged on a stage somewhere in Texas, playing the music she grew up loving and introducing her fans to her own unique brand.  Morgan currently plays 150+ dates a year and different venues across Texas and beyond. She has released a self-titled EP, a full-length album 'Karma,' and her newest project the 'Wild Card' EP, as well as five successful charting songs to Texas Radio. She has been nominated for New Female Vocalist of the Year with the Texas Regional Radio Awards for 2019, 2020, and now 2021 with hopes of the third time being the charm to win! Morgan hopes to continue releasing music that comes from the heart and to be able to connect with more and more people along the way!  *Connect with Morgan*  IG: @morganashleyofficial  FB: @morganashleyoffical  website: www.morganashleyoffical.com  Vote for Morgan for New Female Vocalist: www.trmma.net/vote/ballots   Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media  IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/  FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks  Watch the visual of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA Shop Ag Chicks apparel: https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify...
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January 18, 2021
The Dirt | Episode 27: Dani Reinhart
I love talking to fellow Texas implants, especially ones as cool as Dani! She is taking the western fashion and modeling world by storm! Check out her awesome story!   More about Dani:   Danielle Reinhart currently resides in Granger, Texas with her husband, 2 quarter horses, and a corgi named Reese. Danielle was born & raised in Calgary, Alberta, and is a former 2013 Calgary Stampede Rodeo Princess, 4H member, and NRHA competitor. Her passion for the western industry & western fashion began at a young age by admiring rodeo queens and watching the amazing community rodeo had to offer. Danielle's opportunities in the western industry have continued to grow since moving to Texas in 2016, as she creates western fashion content, models and continues to work on her breakaway roping   *Connect with Danielle*  IG: @dani.reinhart    Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA Ag Chicks apparel: https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify...
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December 28, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 26: Suzie Crooch
Western fashion, home decor, and poultry! Y’all I’m so excited to be featuring Suzie Crooch from @velvetbrumby as my first Friday Feature since NFR. Suzie perfectly combines all her passions through her platform and I loved getting to chat with her about everything she has going on!   More about Suzie:  Suzie is the face behind Velvet Brumby, a western lifestyle blog. She is a wife to Gus, mama to Wren and a sales woman for a family owned poultry company. In 2015 she graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelors of Science in Poultry Science with a minor in Ag Business. She loves sharing fashion and home content on Instagram while connecting with other like-minded individuals online. Make sure to follow her @velvetbrumby for all the inspo!   Connect with Suzie   Instagram: @velvetbrumby  Website: www.velvetbrumby.com   Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media  IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the video version of every episode on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA Shop Ag Chicks apparel: https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify...
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December 22, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 25: Tara Beaver Coronado
I love meeting fellow California gals, and Tara @tarabeavercoronado was one you'll want to take note of! Not only was she a blast to chat with, but she is also killing it with her very own vineyard. You won't want to miss this one!  More about Tara:  Tara is a 5th generation farmer in Northern California. Her family’s background in farming is mainly grain crops, like corn and wheat, as well as running a land leveling business. Tara moved back to the farm in 2015 and was quickly encouraged to find her own path in farming. After a few years of searching and hard work, Tara decided she wanted to plant a vineyard. The dream became a reality in April of 2018. Since then she has been sharing her farming journey on social media. Originally for friends and family, but extremely thankful for the community she has become apart of. Tara has recently taken on the challenge of showcasing California agriculture with her new YouTube series called Field Trips.  You can follow along with her journey on Instagram and YouTube under TaraBeaverCoronado.  *** Connect with Tara***  IG: @tarabeavercoronado  Youtube: TaraBeaverCoronado  Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media  IG: @agchickshttps://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chickshttps://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA?view_as=subscriber Shop Ag Chicks apparel:https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify...
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December 05, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 24: Kodye Neel
Kodye is such a geniune bubbly gal who has taken a side business to a t-shirt empire. I loved sitting down with Kodye Neel to talk about how she has grown her business and how agriculture impacts her message.    More about Kodye:   Kodye Neel grew up along the Gulf Coast of South Texas showing and raising cattle and sheep that were highly competitive at shows across the state. Along with this, Kodye also held many 4-H & FFA leadership positions growing up, including being named President of the Texas 4-H Council. Upon graduation, Kodye began her education at Texas A&M University where she has been a nationally competitive member of the Wool Judging, Livestock Judging, and Poultry Judging Teams. Kodye is currently a senior Poultry Science major at Texas A&M and recently completed a marketing internship within the Poultry Department of Merck Animal Health. Outside of school, Kodye owns and operates two highly successful businesses: Wandering Maverick Boutique, specializing agriculture clothing and graphic tees, and Stock Show Boutique that specializes in custom livestock-themed gifts. Post-graduation in May 2021, she will be taking her boutiques full-time and travel to shows to set up booths across the country.   **Connect with Kodye**  IG: @wanderingmaverickboutique  FB: @wanderingmaverickboutique  website: https://wandering-maverick-boutique.myshopify.com/ & https://www.stockshowboutique.com   Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media  IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/  FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks  Watch the visual version of every episode on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA Shop Ag Chicks apparel: https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify...
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November 23, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 23: Mary Heffernan
What is the secret to a good business? A great story, hard work, and of course a strong woman always helps! Mary Heffernan from Five Marys Farms has master the art of all these things and I had the privilege to pick her brain about it all!   More on Mary:  Mary and Brian Heffernan always dreamed of moving to the country to ranch and raise "free-range kids" in the dirt and sunshine.  They both have deep agriculture roots and a passion for small town, small business, and family-centered food.  So when the opportunity to purchase the historic Sharps Gulch Ranch came along in 2013, Mary and Brian knew they'd found their land.  With eyes on a new adventure and California soil in their souls, they took their four spunky girls to Siskiyou County.   We are Five Marys Farms - after Mary and our four daughters all named Mary after grandmothers and aunts on both sides of the family.  Mary Frances, or "Francie" is 13, Mary Marjorie or "Maisie" is 11, Mary Jane or "JJ" is 9 and Mary Teresa or "Tessa" is 8.  Those are the FIVE MARYS proud to be working the ranch everyday keeping up with the leader of our pack, Heff.   Five Marys livestock including Black Angus cattle, Navajo-Churro sheep and Berkshire hogs spend their whole lives at Five Marys Farms in Siskiyou County; roaming freely and grazing California grasses.  Brian and Mary's ranching methods and beliefs help to preserve and protect the land and respect the animals from birth through processing.  After the animals are processed, the meats (beef, pork and lamb) are available for purchase through www.fivemarysmeats.com **Connect with Mary** IG: @fivemarysfarms FB: Five Marys Farms website: wwwfivemarysfarms.com Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA?view_as=subscriber Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify...
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November 16, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 22: Megan Silveira
I love chatting with new people every week, but this week was special because I got to catch up with an old friend! Megan and I go way back to our youth livestock exhibiting days, but she sure isn't THAT little girl anymore! She has grown into such a smart, well-spoken young lady that you're sure to enjoy!  More about Megan:   My name is Megan Silveira, and I am originally from Denair, California. I am currently located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where I am pursuing my masters' degree in agricultural communications at Oklahoma State University. I grew up heavily involved in the agriculture industry as I raised my own herd of black Angus cattle, showed Quarter Horses, and even exhibited a few Boer goats.   I currently have a few different irons in the fire as I work for the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center at OSU through my graduate program, own my own freelance business called Silver Lining Media, and serve the Angus breed through my role as the assistant editor of the Angus Journal.  I run on my three favorite "c" words - Christ, cows, and coffee. The Lord guides my journey, I pursue my passion for the cattle industry wholeheartedly and caffeine is the fuel that keeps me going. Every day I look forward to the work I do as I have a unique opportunity to share the story of the agriculture industry with the rest of the world.   *Connect with Megan*  IG: @silvers.meg , @silver.lining.media, @angus_journal  FB: @SilverLiningMedia @AngusJournal Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxACPclc7yeXtl1RiWa0sA?view_as=subscriber Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify...
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November 02, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 21: Natalie Kovarik
I had the privilege to speak with the woman who has taken social media by storm with her gorgeous photos and spot on words. Speaking with Natalie was refreshing and she mentioned important topics about agvocating and what it means to be a woman in Ag.   More on Natalie:  Natalie Kovarik is a modern day rancher’s daughter, turned ranch wife, turned ranch mom. She and her husband Luke own and operate Kovarik Cattle Company in Central Nebraska - a cow calf operation with a growing registered Angus herd.   Natalie shares her personal journey of ranching and familying in the Nebraska Sandhills as a way to showcase the beauty behind the western lifestyle, as well as foster a community who supports and trusts the Agricultural world as much as she does. Most of her days are spent bouncing around in a dusty old tractor or out in pasture on horseback, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.   With roots firmly planted in the ranching community, she aims to spend her time advocating for the world of Ag, while collecting meaningful moments on her ranch with her ever growing family.  *Connect with Natalie*  IG: @nataliekovarik  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrMO... Website: www.kovarikcattleco.com   Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media  IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Listen to the podcast version of every episode on any podcast platform: https://anchor.fm/s/2cf4032c/podcast/rss Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify...
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October 26, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 20: Stephanie Nash
Stephanie Nash and I had more in common than we every thought, a California native but she certainly has the better voice! I loved chatting dairy and music with this sweet girl, be sure ot checkout her new single!!   More about Stephanie:  As a fourth-generation dairy farmer who’s dedicated the majority of her life to the family farm, Stephanie Nash quickly learned compassion for the agriculture community. Her latest venture also incorporates her other passion and career, country music. She’s created an eight-part video series titled ‘The Life of a Farmer’ for her YouTube channel to bring awareness to the needs of those that cultivate our lands and waters.    “Growing up I saw strong agricultural communities diminish,” says Nash. “Sadly, so many farms that are vital to providing food do not get the same opportunity as other businesses to grow and flourish and their success is critical. My hope is that the series is educational and sheds light on the importance of farming.”    Episode one of the online series features a charming, nearly 98-year old Paul Smith O’Dell of Laurens, South Carolina. He showcases his cotton, beef and crop farm, now run by his children, and 1947 tractor, the first one released after WWII which he bought new for $146.    In conjunction with the release of Nash’s second and self-penned single “Time Changes,” which debuts October 9 and is a message of hope for the industry, Nash is awarding scholarships of the same name to Future Farmers of America students. The contest, open now through October 1, encourages young farmers to submit a video stating why they love agriculture, how they’re making a difference in their community and how the money will benefit their chapter. Winners will be announced October 24. For more details on how to submit, and to watch a promotional video featuring FFA impresarios sharing the news, click here. https://www.stephanienashmusic.com/ti... *Connect with Stephanie*  IG: @stephanienashmusic  FB: @stephanienashmusic  website: https://www.stephanienashmusic.com/ab... New Single "Time Changes": https://open.spotify.com/album/2m9syc...... Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks FB: @agchicks YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks: https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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October 22, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 19: Courtenay DeHoff
You know those people you talk to and you just click? Courtenay DeHoff is one of those people. I found her story so relatable and feel that many people can find at least one piece of connection in her words. Not to mention, she is bada$$ that has created a name for herself in the world of TV!  More on Courtenay:  Courtenay DeHoff is a cowgirl turned television personality, keynote speaker and podcast host who has grabbed the attention of Deadspin, Yahoo!, The Huffington Post, LIVE! with Kelly, The CW and more.  You never know where you will find her!  One weekend DeHoff may be hosting on-air inside Madison Square Garden for the Professional Bull Riders and the next she is speaking to a group of ranchers in small town America.  A self labeled “Fancy Lady Cowgirl” ™ DeHoff takes pride in upholding traditions of the West in unexpected ways.  She loves combining her passion for city life, urban trends and high fashion with her cowgirl spirit.  Through her multiple platforms she works to help bridge the gap between urban and rural communities through advocacy and storytelling.  DeHoff has worked on-air at all levels doing everything from hard news to red carpet premiers.  She loves hosting, speaking and even dabbles in acting.  See her acting debut on USA Network’s crime drama “Queen of the South’ (now available on Netflix).  In 2016 DeHoff was named a top 10 finalist in the “LIVE! with Kelly” guest co-host search with Kelly Ripa! She was selected among thousands of entries thanks to her audition tape, which featured a tongue-in-cheek take on her rural lifestyle.  When she isn’t busy working DeHoff loves to travel the world. She has visited 18 countries around the world and doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon. DeHoff is also a former collegiate and professional rodeo athlete.  *Connect with Courtenay*  IG: @courtdehoff  FB: @courtenaydehofftv  Podcast: Cowgirl Problems https://anchor.fm/courtenay-dehoff  Website: https://courtenaydehoff.com/ Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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October 12, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 18: Sandi Brock
I got the amazing opportunity to speak with Sandi Brock. Sandi taught me so much about the sheep industry and utilizing farming in a way that works for your family. Sandi is an amazing individual who has taken the social media world by storm by sharing the trials and tribulations of raising livestock. I hope you enjoy our episode as much as I did!   More on Sandi:  I am a sheep and grain farmer from Hensall, Ontario.  Historically a grain operation, my husband Mark and I run 1700 acres of crops, and diversified into sheep in 2012.  Now we run 400 commercial ewes.     In 2017, I decided to share this sheep life online through YouTube.  A platform, that like the sheep, challenges me but puts into focus the story that is our backbone.  People long for connection.  Trust.  Empathy.  Community.   My goal is to not change minds, but to open them to a new point of view.  As it turns out, this community ended up opening mine.  *Connect with Sandi on Social Media*  Instagram: @sheepishlyme  Facebook:@sheepishlyme  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmVM... Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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October 05, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 17: Lesley Kelly
In today's episode I sit down with Saskatchewan's very own, Lesley Kelly and talk about agriculture as a community, need for a focus on mental health, as well as finding a way to bridge the gap between consumers and producers.  More on Lesley: Lesley Kelly actively farms with her family at Watrous, Saskatchewan. Lesley is the head and heart behind the High Heels & Canola Fields blog where she dispels myths about agriculture and brings consumers and farmers together. She started the blog four years ago to promote agriculture and farmers, create community and have fun. A place to share stories and the whys and a place for her and others to learn, grow, smile and connect. Lesley’s goal in being involved in agriculture beyond the farm from blogging, being a co-host on What The Farm podcast with Rob Sharkey and vlogging (Riding in Cabs with Farmers) is to bring people together, create conversation, collaborate and identify solutions that help both the industry and consumers. Mental health is near and dear to her heart. Lesley has been a leader in advocating for mental health in agriculture. She's been a part of the national Bell Let's Talk campaign and co-founded the Do More Agriculture Foundation whose mission is to break barriers and support all producers in taking care of their mental well-being. She was recognized by the Regina YWCA with the Women of Distinction award for this work. When Lesley isn't in the field, you can find her running to the hockey rink with her boys, taking pictures, going for a run on country roads, learning how to cook for a harvest crew and traveling with her husband, Matt. *Connect with Lesley* IG: @highheelsandcanolafields FB:@highheelsandcanolafields Website: http://highheelsandcanolafields.com/ Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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September 28, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 16: Annaliese Wegner
I had the privilege to sit down with Annaliese and talk about her family dairy and how she started sharing her story through social media.   More on Annaliese:  Annaliese Wegner. Dairy farmer, twin mom, Wisconsin girl and lover of cheese.  **Connect with Annaliese**  IG: @modfarmchick  FB: @modfarmchick  Blog: www.moderndayfarmchick.com Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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September 21, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 15: Michelle Miller
Michelle Miller has taken the "Ag-vocate" world by storm with her sense of humor, application of science and facts, and ability to share Agriculture's story with the top dogs. I had the honor to sit down with Michelle and I promise you won't want to miss this one!    More about Michelle:  Hi, I'm Michelle! I grew up involved in 4-H, horse riding, and doing chores on my friends’ grandparents farms in Wisconsin, but when my high school aptitude tests told me to go into farming, I headed west for college and a career in fashion.   After working for Gucci On Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and spending a number of years in downtown Chicago, I bought into organic, grass-fed, “Monsanto is the devil” food idealism.   At this point I caught the travel bug and moved to Florida, where I was able to have a flexible schedule as a ‘globetrotting bartender’ to finish up my goal of visiting all 7 continents (62 countries), and then met my “Prince Farming.” In the years I have been living and working on his Iowa farm, I have learned the truths of modern agriculture firsthand and enjoy “getting revenge on my wallet” by educating the public and debunking the popular myths I once believed in. Consumers today are bombarded with misinformation and marketing tactics, misleading food labels… And I bring real, unbiased education and facts from real farmers and leading industry experts.   Today, I work alongside my boyfriend and his family on over 2,200 acres of corn, soybeans, alfalfa, oats, sheep, and cattle. I'm happier than I've ever been to get back to my “roots” of being involved with animals and farming and have gone from being skeptical about food to to sharing my passion of modern agriculture! I've literally gone from Rodeo Drive to the Rodeo, and wouldn’t have it any other way.  * Connect with Michelle*  Facebook: @TheFarmBabe  Instagram: @thefarmbabe  Website: www.thefarmbabe.com   Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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September 14, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 14: Jena Ochsner
I had the honor to chat with Jena Ochsner about life in Nebraska, juggling farm life and an "off the farm" career, and growing their own family and farm!    More on Jena:  Hey, y’all! I’m Jena and I farm with my husband on his family’s 5th generation family farm. We have two little farm boys and are proud to live on the original family homestead from 1885!  We farm commercial corn and soybeans and raise black and red angus cattle. We have both a commercial herd and a finishing operation where we raise the cattle from birth to butcher then market our homegrown beef straight from our farm to families all across the country. We ship nationwide!  I love all things farming, but also have an off the farm job as a labor and delivery nurse! It’s a good balance with farm life and a career that I love!  We’re raising cows, crops, and country kids in small town Nebraska and are so happy to have you along for the journey!   *Connect with Jena on Social Media*  Facebook: @doubleofarms.nebraska   Instagram: @doubleo.farms  Website: https://doubleofarms.com/ Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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September 09, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 13: Kayla Wieczorek
I had the opportunity to chat with Kayla about her life in Missouri growing hay with her husband and agvocating for the way of life she loves.    More about Kayla:  I’m Kayla - a midwestern farmer, wife and mother who just a short time ago quit my 9 to 5 job and rediscovered my passion for writing. Since then I’ve been sharing my unscripted memoir on my blog and YouTube channel called Chronicles of a Farmer’s Wife.    This is a passion project of mine that shows my successes, struggles and how I try to balance wrangling cattle, riding horses, baling hay, raising my children, being a farmer’s wife and owning a business day by day. It is me being my true authentic self. Someone that I struggled to find for many years.    By you tagging along with my story, I hope you find the courage to take your leap of faith to your unknown that brings happiness to your life.   Welcome to my unhinged world - Chronicles of a Farmer’s Wife.  *Connect with Kayla on Social Media*  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqF-... Facebook: Chronicles of a Farmer's Wife Instagram: @chroniclesofafarmerswife  Website: www.chroniclesofafarmerswife.com Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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September 08, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 12: Amber Bristow
I had the honor to sit down with Amber Bristow from Wisconsin. Amber is a cranberry farmer and she walked me through everything involved in producing Wisconsin's state fruit!    More on Amber:  Hi! I’m Amber Bristow and I’m a fifth generation Wisconsin cranberry grower. Our marsh was started back in 1918 and has grown over 200 acres since then. I work along side my dad, cousin and now husband so it is truly a family run operation like many other marshes in our area.   I went to school for Sport Management and had a few jobs in baseball before realizing I didn’t belong in the big cities and begged my parents to let me come back home to work. They welcomed me back home and eventually welcomed my husband to the operation.   There’s a reason cranberry marshes stay in the family for so long. The sights, the uniqueness of the industry, and the support from fellow growers is enough to make anyone miss it the second they leave. I’m so excited to be educating others on our unique crop and will continue shouting “CRANBERRIES DON'T GROW IN WATER” from the rooftops until everyone hears it.   Connect with Amber  IG: @cranberrychats  FB: Cranberry Chats  Podcast: Forward Farming (apple, spotify, and sticher) Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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September 07, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 11: The Cousins
While visiting my hometown in California, I sat down with my cousins and brother to talk about 4-H and FFA. These two programs are to help develop youth into leaders and educate them on the importance of agriculture.    Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks  https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel :  https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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September 03, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 10: Jeanene Dal Porto
Jeanene Dal Porto and the Dal Porto family are life long family friends. Check out our latest interview where we got catch up on cows, life, and the impacts of the beef industry.    More from Jeanene and Dal Porto Livestock:   David and Jeanene Dal Porto own and operate Dal Porto Livestock, which consists of both registered and commercial Angus operations, near Oakley and Brentwood, Calif., as well as other areas in the northern part of the state. They have three children - Lindsey, A.J. and Dawson. All three have been active as youth in 4-H and FFA, as well as in exhibiting Angus cattle on local, state and national levels.   “We strive every day to produce the kind of bulls that will help our customers reap rewards of the market and allow them to reduce production costs as well. Our goal is the production of sound, functional females that breed up efficiently, calve unassisted and wean a big calf - and do this year after year.”   Follow Dal Porto Livestock on Instagram and Facebook- @DalPortoLivestock Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks : https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks: https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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September 02, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 9: Meredith Bernard
If you were to look up Southern Belle in the Dictionary, there would be a picture of Meredith Bernard! So glad I got to chat with this amazing woman about cattle, finding your path, and butter!    More about Meredith:   Meredith is a wife, mother, farmer, photographer, writer and YouTuber living and working on a beef cattle farm with her husband and two children in North Carolina. Her biggest passion is storytelling and helping others see the importance of sharing their own through, realizing we all have more in common than we tend to realize.   **Social Media**   IG: @thisfarmwife   FB: This Farm Wife   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNyO...   Keep up to date with all things "Ag Chicks" by following along on Social Media   IG: @agchicks : https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/  FB: Ag Chicks: https://www.facebook.com/agchicks  Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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August 31, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 8: Emily Shaw
Check out my latest interview and Friday Feature with Emily Shaw from @dairygirlfitness. Emily and I chat all things "agvocating", finding a place in the world, nutrition, and taking leaps of faith!  More about Emily:  Emily is a 25 year old online personal trainer who lives in North Central Florida. She started Dairy Girl Fitness over 2 years ago on Instagram as her way to combine some of her biggest passions, fitness and promoting the dairy industry! She hopes Dairy Girl Fitness can be a brand that encourages women to prioritize their health and happiness, while also showing consumers that dairy and animal products are a safe and healthy option to include in their diets.  ** Social Media** Follow Emily @dairygirlfitness Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks : https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks: https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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August 26, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 7: Whitney Larson
Tune in for today's feature with Whitney Larson! Whitney and I dove into challenges of women in the ag industry, the trouble with comparing, and everything Midwest farming! More about Whitney: Hi friends! I am Whitney Larson. My husband Bart and I are generational farmers on our first generation farm. I am most commonly known as Farm Wife Guru on Instagram. Am I a Guru? No. But that name sounded catchy when I started to share our farm story on social media. We farm in Northwest Kansas where we raise corn, wheat milo and free range kiddos. We also own and operate a ground spraying company. I stay at home with the kids and do all the farm books. I came from the city and became farm girl pretty quickly. I didn't grow up on a farm, but I got here just as fast as I could! I also co hosts a podcast for women in ag, Midwest Farm Wives with my friend Kylie! Check it out if you have spare time. Nice to meet you! ***Social Media*** Website:https://farmwifeguru.com/ Podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anch... IG: @farmwifeguru Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks : https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks: https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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August 24, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 6: Jess Peters
Jess Peters is one of those people that you start talking to and feel like you're catching up with an old friend, even though you've never met! "Totes" listen to get the latest on Jersey cows, New Zealand, and mental health in the agriculture community. Oh and for a great laugh!   More on Jess:  Jess Peters is a dairy farmer from PA. She owns and operates her family Jersey farm with her younger brother and her parents. In addition to farming, she’s a social media junkie sharing her farm life with anyone who’d like to follow along. Aside from farming, she’s an avid fan of any music she can sing along to (Disney songs in particular), loves gummy bears, and considers herself an aspiring balloon animal artist. She also writes for industry publications and blogs and has even written a children’s book called Farm Nursery Songs. In an attempt to make the agricultural community better, Jess also openly shares her struggles and stories about mental health. There are three big things in her life that keep her going: the farm, her family, and having fun.  Instagram: @seejessfarm Link to Jess' children's book https://www.amazon.com/Farm-Nursery-S... **Social Media** IG: @seejessfarm FB: Spruce Row Farm Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks : https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks: https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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August 19, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 5: Evelyn from NyFarmGirls
I sat down with Evelyn Leubner, one of the three sisters from NYFarmgirls. We chatted about cows, being young women in agriculture, and using social media to share Ag's story. A Message from NYFarmgirls: We are three sisters sharing our lives on our family’s dairy and crop farm through social media. As farmers and agvocates, we find it so important to tell our story in hopes to create better relationships with our consumers! ***Social Media*** IG: @nyfarmgirls FB: NYFarmGirls Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks : https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks: https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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August 17, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 4: Mary Pat Sass
I got to chat with Mary Pat Sass from @millenialfarmwife about cheese, farming, and agvocating. Enjoy!   More about Mary Pat:  Hey there! I’m Mary Pat.  Yes, two first names.  It’s pretty southern, but I have been a midwest girl my entire life.  I’m a dairy farmer’s daughter turned crop farmer’s wife, and now I’m an AgVocate. I share our farm life and explain what we do and why we do it.  My goal is to connect with other farm families and help bridge the gap between consumers and farmers.  I’m passionate about inspiring others to share their stories and chase their dreams. **Social Media** IG: @millenialfarmwife FB: Millenial Farm Wife Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks : https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks: https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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August 12, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 3: Becca Hilby
Wisconsin dairy life, raising calves and kids, and embracing the age of social media. Join me as I sat down with Becca Hilby from @farmingwiththehilbys   More on Becca:  I am a first generation dairy farmer from America’s Dairyland, Wisconsin. My husband, Joey, and I live on his family’s farm with our three year old daughter Sophia, and one year old son, Joseph! We raise steers, chickens, pigs and too many cats to count! My “day job” is the calf manager and co-herd manager on a 350 cow dairy where I have worked since college! (11 years!) I have my own herd on the farm of mostly registered Brown Swiss and a few Holsteins. And can’t forget the two Milking Shorthorns!  One fun fact about me is I did not grow up on a farm! At the age of nine, I joined 4H and we had a local farmer come to a meeting to see if anyone wanted to show a dairy cow! Who wouldn’t say yes to that!? Here I am, almost 22 years later, and I can’t imagine life not in the dairy industry and in agriculture! I love to share about our life on the farm, being a mom, and showing dairy cattle where I am able to connect with consumers at fairs!   This year I have broadened my horizons by signing up for my first farmers market! We’ve gone from selling a few steers a year to local friends and family to wanting to grow into providing affordable beef for our community. And pork now too because who doesn’t want pigs. We also sell chicken eggs when the girls feel like laying! It’s been a blessing to meet new community members and connect with consumers! **Social Media** IG: @farmingwiththehilbys FB: Hilby Family Farms Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks : https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks: https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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August 10, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 2: Dr. Marissa Hake
Today we get an inside glimpse of the daily life of a veterinarian with Dr. Marissa Hake the "Calf Vet"   More about Dr. Hake:  Dr. Marissa Hake is a graduate of Michigan State University where she received her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and a Masters in Public Health. Her interests include young-stock care and handling, on-farm protocol and culture development and animal welfare. She is passionate about communicating with consumers about modern agriculture through her personal social media accounts - Dr. Hake - Calf Vet on Facebook and @Calvet_ on Instagram. She lives with her husband Travis and their son McCoy in NW Ohio where they cash-crop farm, raise wean-finish pigs, raise replacement heifers and beef cattle. **Social Media** IG: calfvet_ FB: calfvet_ Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks : https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks: https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style
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August 05, 2020
The Dirt | Episode 1: Michelle Martin
I had the privilege of sitting down with Michelle Martin from Ag Mag. We dove into farming in South Texas and Michelle's entrepreneur ventures within the Agriculture Industry! Thank you Michelle for chatting with me!  More about Michelle:  Michelle Michelle Martin, born and raised in McAllen, Texas. She graduated from Sharyland High School in 2004 and furthered her education at Texas A&M University in College Station. In 2009 she moved back to the Valley and began working at Rio Queen which is now Wonderful Citrus, and later went on to work for a private school as their marketing and advertising director. After three years, she decided to quit her job and start her own business which is the Ag Mag. The Ag Mag is an agricultural publication for the Rio Grande Valley.  The Ag Mag is now going on its 7th year and has readership of 50,000. While running her own publication Michelle has also started a program called Farmer Who which allows the consumer to know exactly where their food is coming from, by simply placing your phones camera to the Farmer Who sticker. There a one minute video pops up with the farmer who grew that piece of produce. Soon she will do all commodities, poultry, beef. Etc… Michelle also is the owner and host to a TV show called Ag on Wheels which you can find clips of on RFD, whole episodes on her youtube channel, social media, and her local ABC channel. Michelle is also a mother to a loving farm boy who is four years old, as well as a wife to a farmer! **Social Media** IG: @agmag_stx FB: AgMag Keep up to date with all things "The Dirt" by following along on Social Media IG: @agchicks : https://www.instagram.com/agchicks/ FB: Ag Chicks: https://www.facebook.com/agchicks Watch the visual version of every episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nMmWCo1EY Shop Ag Chicks apparel : https://shopjunkndisorderly.myshopify.com/collections/junk-style 
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August 03, 2020
The Dirt
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