The Millennial Ag Podcast

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The Millennial Ag Podcast is the brainchild of Katharine Lotspeich, a Utah dairy farmer, and Valene Lickley, a 5th generation beef rancher from southern Idaho. Both passionate agriculturists from very different backgrounds, we realized our diverse perspectives could play a role in helping to widen agriculture conversations.

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This week’s episode is…..unclassifiable. In the best way possible. We welcome guest Kelly Maher, 9 News in Colorado Republican political analyst, urban farm aficionado, and all-around life wrangler. She wrote an article just after last month’s midterm elections and it hit us in the extremely relevant category, so we knew we had to have her on. While our goal was to talk about her views and perspectives on how the “Red Wave” was circumvented by personal attacks and a lot of talking about people instead of issues, our conversation stretched far and wide.To talk with Kelly is to immediately want to be her friend. She drew us right in with things we have in common (making cheese, politics, and an affinity for a LOT of coffee), and made us nod our heads in agreement with a lot of what she had to say. We touch on the midterms, how American politics have grown so vitriolic that voters are trying desperately to throw the wackos out of office, urban agriculture, conventional agriculture, campaign finance, fake meat, activists (in politics and ag) and more, more, more.This is one of the longer episodes we’ve recorded in a long time, and is worth every single minute. There’s no doubt we’ll have Kelly back on soon, and when you hear her sincerity and genuineness, you’ll agree with us wholeheartedly.Tune in! Find Kelly Maher and the article that brought us together below:Twitter: @okmaherSubstack: realbestlife.substack.comhttps://www.coloradopolitics.com/opinion/podium-colorado-gop-let-anger-eat-its-soul/article_7406d30c-654c-11ed-9f18-1781debd7a35.html This episode is brought to you by Mystik Lubricants. For a look at their full range of top-quality products, visit mystiklubes.com.As always, like, subscribe, share and review!www.millennialag.comtalktous@millennialag.comInstagram: @millennialagFacebook: Millennial AgTwitter: @millennialagMake sure to spell Millennial correctly ;)*Don't forget to review us! It really does help our ratings, and we really appreciate your feedback.Love, Katharine and Val

Happy Thanksgiving from Katharine and Val! We sit down and reflect on life’s happenings and where we are at currently. Right now with the hub-bub and devastation around the country, it is a little blah… However, as we reflect we find five things we are grateful for this Thanksgiving and remember that those are the things that keep us going through the lulls. We are grateful for you listeners and we hope you have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving!! As always, like, subscribe, share and review!www.millennialag.comtalktous@millennialag.comInstagram: @millennialagFacebook: Millennial AgTwitter: @millennialagMake sure to spell Millennial correctly ;)* Don't forget to review us! It really does help our ratings, and we really appreciate your feedback.Love, Katharine and Val

Dr. David Frame, DVM of the USU Extension Service, is a poultry specialist in Sanpete County, Utah. With Thanksgiving just one week away, we wanted to investigate why our turkey dinner seems to have spiked in price this year. Dr. Frame walks us through from the very beginning of this discovery….he starts out with the avian influenza strain that has hit US shores, the thinning of the US poultry flock that it has caused, lack of available and willing labor, and inflation. He then talks about the impacts to consumers (that’s you!) and how you might still manage to get a good deal on your bird this holiday season. Tune in for an interesting and informative episode with an awesome guest! This episode is brought to you by Mystik Lubricants. For a look at their full range of top-quality products, visit mystiklubes.com.As always, like, subscribe, share and review! www.millennialag.com talktous@millennialag.com Instagram: @millennialag Facebook: Millennial Ag Twitter: @millennialag Make sure to spell Millennial correctly ;)* Don't forget to review us! It really does help our ratings, and we really appreciate your feedback. Love, Katharine and Val

Whew! We made it....the 2022 US midterm elections are finally in the rearview. Now we're just left to deal with the carnage. Just as he gave us a forecast, we're rejoined this week by Tanner Beymer to do the postmortem. As always, his perspective is colored with wit and humor, and underlaid with incredible knowledge and insight. Tune in this week to hear about what's next in.....as the talk shows say....the balance of power! As always, like, subscribe, share and review!www.millennialag.comtalktous@millennialag.comInstagram: @millennialagFacebook: Millennial AgTwitter: @millennialagMake sure to spell Millennial correctly ;)*Don't forget to review us! It really does help our ratings, and we really appreciate your feedback.Love, Katharine and Val

Returning guest Tanner Beymer joins us to give our audience an overview of what he's seeing in the political world as we rapidly approach the U.S. midterm elections. He shares not only what agriculture lobbying groups try to accomplish on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, but also the races he is closely watching all over the country as the majorities in both chambers may be at risk (or not, depending on your own preference) of flipping.As always, Tanner is a dynamic and entertaining guest, melding his agriculture experience with his time in the lobbying and political realms. Tune into this episode as we run into Election Day next week to round out your knowledge of what's going on in our country as we exercise our right to vote. As always, like, subscribe, share and review!www.millennialag.comtalktous@millennialag.comInstagram: @millennialagFacebook: Millennial AgTwitter: @millennialagMake sure to spell Millennial correctly ;)*Don't forget to review us! It really does help our ratings, and we really appreciate your feedback.Love, Katharine and Val

It’s that time of year……Katharine’s favorite national holiday, the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis! This week, we’re joined by some girls who are more than familiar with your host’s favorite topic….milk. The Colorado Milk Quality Contest champs are headed to their national competition next week, and crash the show to tell us all about it. They tell us their most and least favorite parts of the competition, we talk about how much (it’s huuuuuuuuuuuge) very specific knowledge they have accumulated and will put to work, and make sure to tell us the one most important thing they’ve learned in nine months of preparation (hint: it won’t surprise you but it will make you laugh). These are some rock star kids who will restore your faith in humanity, and in the future of agriculture. Join us in wishing them the best of luck as they take on the nation’s best. As always, like, subscribe, share and review!www.millennialag.comtalktous@millennialag.comInstagram: @millennialagFacebook: Millennial AgTwitter: @millennialagMake sure to spell Millennial correctly ;)*Don't forget to review us! It really does help our ratings, and we really appreciate your feedback.Love, Katharine and Val

Why would a plant-based beverage brand (no, it is NOT milk, ask Katharine the legal definition of milk and she'll give you an earful) turn up at the dairy industry's premier annual event, the World Dairy Expo? Last week, Oregon dairy farmer and industry advocate Derrick Josi tweeted a request he received personally from Oatly. They asked him to be their guide to all things dairy. Derrick, immediately suspicious of their motives, given their history of lying about the dairy industry's footprint and their perceived superior nutrition to real dairy products, declined to participate. He also made sure to raise the alarm with his more than one million followers, exhorting them to be polite and respectful, but to give Oatly no reason to malign dairymen more. This conversation runs the gamut...it's a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation with one of the industry's best known advocates. Tune in!Talk to us!www.millennialag.comtalktous@millennialag.comInstagram: @millennialagFacebook: Millennial AgTwitter: @millennialagMake sure to spell Millennial correctly ;)*Don't forget to review us! It really does help our ratings, and we really appreciate your feedback.Love, Katharine and Val

Aaaaand we're back! We start hot out of the gate for our first episode in the third season of Millennial Ag. We welcome back guest Damian Mason, who introduces us to the concept of the "Uberization of Ag". Does it still make sense in this era of production agriculture to own capital that only works two weeks out of the year like combines and sprayers? What are the risks and benefits of this type of strategy? Will it help more young people enter into the industry? Does it make sense in the production livestock sector? Tune in, listen in, and settle in for this fascinating conversation with an always dynamic guest. As always, let us know what you think! Like us, review us, share us and watch for more great content coming your way this fall.Talk to us!www.millennialag.comtalktous@millennialag.comInstagram: @millennialagFacebook: Millennial AgTwitter: @millennialagMake sure to spell Millennial correctly ;)*Don't forget to review us! It really does help our ratings, and we really appreciate your feedback.Love, Katharine and Val

Hi listeners! We know it's been a few weeks. In this episode, we share where we've been, and what our plans for summer and fall are, both in our personal lives and what we've got planned for the podcast. Thanks so much for being loyal listeners....we've got great content coming your way! Love, Val and Katharine

In our last episode with Dr. Nora Feldpausch, we brought up the idea of Mental Health Moments. It's been awhile since we've checked in in that department, so this week's episode is about taking a moment and checking in with ourselves. We share some of the ways we each take stock of our own moods and frames of mind, and some things that help us get back on track when we notice we're slipping. Maybe there's something in here that will speak to your heart and help you ask some questions of yourself if you feel like you're drifting. Thanks for listening!