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Continuing the Family Farming Legacy

We recently interviewed Bob Moniot of Moniot Farms, a crop farm in Butler County, Pennsylvania. In 2020, Bob and his wife, Lisa acquired their first farm and more recently began the transition of the...

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Turning a Love for Animals into A Career

This week’s episode is another feature from the Ag Biz Cast Podcast. Launched in August, Ag Biz Cast shares inspiring stories of young, beginning, and small farmers. It is targeted at current, past...

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Growing Specialty Apples for Cider

We recently interviewed Joel Kuhns. Joel and his wife Emily are in the process of launching Odyssey Orchard in Central Pennsylvania. The orchard will focus on producing high quality sharp and bitter...

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An Expanding Sheep Farm

We recently interviewed Mackenzie Strawser. Mackenzie and her husband Eli own and operate Top Line Meats, LLC on Mackenzie's family farm. They started the business in late 2020 and raised shape for...

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Mentor Program Supports Beginning Farmers

We recently interviewed Jim Hoge who shares about an exciting new program for Pennsylvania agriculture, called the Pennsylvania Agriculture Mentor Program. Jim serves as a mentor for this program. The...

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Hops Farming: From Bines to Steins

We recently interviewed Devin Winklosky. Devin owns and operates a two-acre hops farm in Western Pennsylvania, which he started into 2020, called Teufel Hunden Hops Company. Devin is also a 2021...

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Dairy Industry Outlook

This week's episode is a recap of a recent webinar we hosted on AgChoice's Dairy Industry Outlook. Each year, a team of AgChoice employees compile a document, which includes an analysis of global...

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