What is a Podcast?
Podcasts are audio recordings that you can listen to on your computer, iPhone or Android device, tablets and other portable devices.
Podcast episodes can be downloaded one by one and you can play them later offline.
You can also save them on a USB, so you can play them in the ute, tractor or car without needing mobile service.
You usually subscribe to podcasts via iTunes or Google Play.
Do they require my full attention?
Not necessarily. Since podcasts are usually in audio format, you can listen to them in the background while doing activities that do not require your full attention.
For example, you can play the latest episode while driving around the farm, while harvesting or sowing, or even the seemingly endless hours driving kids around!
Do I need to be tech-savvy to listen to a podcast?
Not at all! Even if you feel a bit lost in the digital age, listening to podcasts will be just like listening to the radio.
Here are some links to get podcasting
AgTech So What? – These Podcast episodes talk with leading innovators working at the intersection of agriculture and technology.
Profitable Farming – This podcast series is about increasing the profitability of your farm so you work smarter and not harder. I liked the latest Episode (25). This episode talks about how setting a major dominant goal will beat procrastination and bring you a lot more focus.
This is Aus Ag – This podcast series aims to bring people with diverse views together to challenge assumptions and discuss the ideas and perspectives that influence how we farm in Australia.
Planet Money – Not always agriculture related, but Planet Money has some great hidden ag gems such as:
- #820: P Is For Phosphorus – do you know where the world’s largest P mine is?
- #752: Eagles vs. Chickens – a farmer trying to live more in harmony with nature — and pays the price.
- #723: The Risk Farmers – discussion from economist’s perspective on whether farmers should grow more of what they grow best?
- #657: The Tale Of The Onion King – An interesting tale of an onion farmer.
GRDC – Listen to the GRDC Podcast and other podcasts covering issues and topics affecting Australian grain growers.
Rabobank’s RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness Australia/NZ – A team of 90 analysts working in local teams across the worldwide Rabobank network. They generate knowledge, and develop views and insights on businesses, topics and developments in the food & agribusiness sectors across the globe. All analysts have their own sector specialisations—ranging from meat and fish to dairy, vegetables, fruit and floriculture, coffee and cocoa.
Commodity Conversations – Mecardo’s market analysts bring you Commodity Conversations, discussing the in’s and out’s of the agriculture industry and the issues that are shaping its future.
Follow this link to an article by Australian Farmers, who have provided a list of their favourite ag-related podcasts.
Follow this link for Farm Table’s list of their favourite agricultural and farming podcasts.
We’re sure there are many more podcasts of interest to young farmers …. So if you have other Podcasts that you think we should add to the above list, email email@example.com, Direct Message to our Facebook Group – Young Farmers Business Network or leave a comment below.