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From Urban to Agriculture

From Urban to Agriculture

By Jacqueline Aenlle
From Urban to Agriculture, and everything in between!
Do you have questions about how your food is produced, harvested, and processed? Have other questions about food, agriculture, natural resources, or human sciences? Let's find some answers!
On this podcast, we take questions from everyday-consumers and present them to industry experts and scientists. Whether you are a consumer who has never seen an agricultural production in person, or if you work in agriculture but want to learn about a different sector of the industry, you're in the right place!
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From Urban to Agriculture

Living with Fire
In this episode I speak with Dr. David Godwin, Director of the Southern Fire Exchange, and Stacey Frederick, the Statewide Program Coordinator California Fire Science Consortium. We discuss recent challenges various regions have faced with fire, what it means to study fire, and how land can be managed and prepared for fire.
January 03, 2022
Introduction to season 3
We are back! Season three of the From Urban to Agriculture podcast will be going live in October, great excited! We will be talking about wildfires, sharks, chickens, and all things science.
November 01, 2021
The Science Behind Cultivated Meat
Curious about lab-made meat? In this episode, I speak with Dr. David Block from the University of California Davis, about his research on cultivated meat! Questions answered in the episode include: what is it, how is it made, and what specific research will be conducted as part of his NSF-funded project? Music: "Upbeat Party" by
December 23, 2020
Grad School Part 2: What to Expect From Your First Year
In this episode, I speak with UF doctoral candidate, Peyton Beattie, about the common challenges first-year graduate students face and ways to overcome them!  Music: "Upbeat Party" by
December 09, 2020
Ag Journalism & Ag Advocacy
In this episode, I speak with Markie Hageman, an ag writer and the founder of Girls Eat Beef Too. We discuss her unique journey into agricultural advocacy, how she became an agricultural writer, and tips for people looking to start their own agricultural enterprise. More information available in the show notes on my website: Music: "Upbeat Party" by
November 30, 2020
Grad School: An Introduction to Research
In this episode, I speak with doctoral student Whitney Stone about her experiences of conducting research as a graduate student. We discuss the learning process, broader impacts, and common challenges. Link to examples of our research can be found in the show notes on my website: Music: "Upbeat Party" by
November 11, 2020
California Prop. 15 & What it Means for California Farmers, Ranchers, and Consumers
In this episode, I speak with Carrie Isaacson and Mitchel Yerxa to learn more about the implications of Prop. 15. In this interview, you will get answers to questions such as why are California producers concerned? How will it affect small business owners? What will be the effect on consumers? Music: "Upbeat Party" by
October 28, 2020
Women in Beef & Alternative Protein Sources
In this episode, I speak with beef blogger and agricultural advocate, Amanda Radke. We discuss her experience as a woman in the beef industry and answer commonly asked questions about beef and beef alternatives.  Visit my website for show notes and links to additional resources! Music: "Upbeat Party" by
October 14, 2020
Red Tide Part 2: Where Is It and How Can You Help Preserve Water Quality.
In this episode, I continue our conversation about red tide with Lisa Krimsky, water resources regional specialized agent with UF/IFAS Extension and the Florida Sea Grant! Music: "Upbeat Party" by
September 30, 2020
What is Red tide and Should We Be Concerned?
In this episode, I speak with Betty Staugler, an extension agent with The Florida Sea Grant Marine Extension program in Charlotte County, about red tide. What is it? Who does it affect? And why should we be concerned with it? Music: "Upbeat Party" by
September 17, 2020
The Florida Panther: Part 2
In this episode, I speak with Jaclyn Lopez, the Florida Director of the Center for Biological Diversity, about Florida Panthers, policies in place that protect them, and wildlife corridors.  Music: "Upbeat Party" by
September 02, 2020
The Florida Panther: Part 1
In this episode, I speak with Amber Crooks, the Environmental Policy Manager at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, about Florida Panthers and the challenges they currently face. Music: "Upbeat Party" by
August 26, 2020
Activists vs. Agriculture and Agricultural Communications
In this episode, I speak with Mayzie Purviance, founder of the Activists vs. Agriculture blog and assistant editor of the Western Ag Reporter. We discuss what it means to be an agricultural communicator, the skills you learn in an ag comm program, and Mayzie's own experiences while working in this field. Show notes and additional resources can be found under the podcast tab on my website: Music: "Upbeat Party" by
August 21, 2020
Dr. Frank Mitloehner's Research on Cattle and Climate Change
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Frank  Mitloehner, a professor and air quality specialist at UC Davis, about his research on cattle and their effect on the environment. Questions covered in this interview include: how do cows contribute to greenhouse gases? How do gas emissions from cattle compare to those from transportation? How can you compare an animal-based product to a plant-based product using a lifecycle assessment? Music: "Upbeat Party" by
August 05, 2020
What's This I Hear About Beef?
In this episode, I speak with Brooke Helsel, owner of The Beef Boutique, about the beef industry, the life stages of beef cattle, and answer questions provided by our online audience! Some common questions that were answered included: is there a nutritional difference between grass-finished and grain-finished beef? Why have I heard that red meat is bad for me? How long does a beef cow live? Music: "Upbeat Party" by
July 22, 2020
Lets Talk About Leafy Greens
In this episode, I speak with Quincie Gourley, the marketing coordinator at Taylor Farms and leafy greens enthusiast! We discuss the produce industry, challenges they face, how COVID-19 has affected them, and previous E. coli outbreaks within the industry.  Music: "Upbeat Party" by
July 15, 2020
A Glimpse into Swine Production
In this episode,  I speak with Ms. Morgan Wonderly to get an overview of the swine industry and answer some commonly asked questions that were provided by our Facebook group members! You will learn about her research on pork products, common management practices within the swine industry, and challenges the industry currently faces. The Q&A portion of the episode covers topics such as the average size of pigs, labeling trends on pork products, and how the swine industry is integral to medical advancements. Music: "Upbeat Party" by
July 08, 2020
An Industry That Wants to Serve You Better
In this episode, I speak with Tony Lopes, owner of SustainiBeef, about how he developed his business and how he views his role as an agriculturalist. Are you looking to diversify or start a new business? Are you interested in environmentally-conscious, locally raised products? Listen to the episode! Music: "Upbeat Party" by
July 01, 2020
The Importance of Cow Comfort & Agricultural Conversations
The Importance of Comfort and Conversation: How One Dairy Farmer Ensures Cow Comfort & Shares Her Story With the Public. In this episode I speak with Katie Doterer-Pyle, third generation dairy farmer and owner of the Cow Comfort Inn Dairy. We not only discuss the importance of cow comfort, but also how she plays a role in communicating with non-farming audiences. Music: "Upbeat Party" by
June 26, 2020
Dairy Sustainability with the New Mexico Milkmaid
In this podcast I speak with Tara Vander Dussen, better known online as the New Mexico Milkmaid, about the history of National Dairy Month and dairy sustainability.  Music: "Upbeat Party" by
June 24, 2020
Connecting With Nature Through Urban Agriculture & Botanic Gardens
This episodes consists of an interview with Lindsey Morgan, Director of Education at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. We discuss the idea of urban agriculture, the development of the SLOBG, current programs they offer,  and the various sustainability efforts they have in place! Music: "Upbeat Party" by
May 15, 2020
Agricultural Communication, Crisis Communication, & Media Literacy
This episode has something for everyone! During this interview you will learn what the role of an agricultural communicator entails, how crisis communication fits into agriculture, and you will get some great tips on how to practice media literacy in your everyday life! Music: "Upbeat Party" by
April 03, 2020
The History of Organic Agriculture & Alternative Agricultural Movements
Have you ever wondered about the difference between organic and "conventional" agriculture? In this episode I speak with Mr. Hunter Francis, Director of the Center for Sustainability at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, about the history of alternative agricultural movements, the core values of sustainability, and answers common audience questions about organic products. Intro music: "Upbeat Party" by
March 17, 2020
How Critical Thinking & Conflict Resolution Can Play a Role in Agricultural Conversations
How critical thinking and conflict resolution affect everyday communication! The first half of this episode discusses the meaning of critical thinking, confirmation bias,  and how we can best process new information. The second part of the podcast focuses on conflict resolution and active listening.  Intro music: "Upbeat Party" by
January 26, 2020
An Overview of Dairy Animal Welfare and Care
Have you ever had questions about dairy farms or dairy products? In this podcast we discuss dairy animal welfare, sustainable practices on dairy farms, and the safety of dairy products. Intro music: "Upbeat Party" by
November 01, 2019
Some Things You Might Not Have Known About Honey Bees & Honey Production
This episode I speak with Patrick Frazier and Jeremy Rose about honey bee management, the role of pollinators, and challenges the bee industry is facing! Intro Music: "Upbeat Party" by
October 17, 2019
Season 1 Introduction
Hello! This is a brief introduction to the "From Urban to Ag" podcast. I'll go over the content you can expect to hear in future episodes, why this podcast was created, and explain a bit of my own background and experience! Music: "Upbeat Party" by
October 14, 2019