Episodes
Dale Strickler is a Sales Agronomist at Green Cover Seed and prominent author primarily focused on soil health. Dale sits down with John to discuss his agricultural background as well as his most memorable success stories working with growers across the country.
Published 07/23/21
John Fagan is the Chairman & Chief Scientist at the Health Research Institute. Fagan and John Kempf discuss the scope of HRI’s research lab work and how their collaborations continue to grow the global regenerative agriculture movement.
Published 07/07/21
New Zealand agroecologist Nicole Masters sits down with John to share her background in regenerative practices and discuss budding agricultural research.
Published 06/25/21
Independent Austrian researcher, Harriet Mella, sits down with John to discuss soil carbon, soil fertility, and the phenomena of plant development.
Published 06/09/21
John speaks with Steven Bierlink, an apple grower in eastern Washington, whose meticulous regenerative management practices have led to a packout of 160 bins per acre on his Honeycrisp orchard blocks and other successes.
Published 05/27/21
Jason Hobson was the fourth employee of Advancing Eco Agriculture and currently serves as CEO. John and Jason discuss working together through the last ten years, highlighting agronomic discoveries and grower success stories.
Published 05/04/21
Alvin Peachey is an Amish organic dairy farmer from central Pennsylvania. John and Alvin discuss his 100% grass-fed operation and share the regenerative practices that flips the script of the status quo of dairy farming.
Published 04/23/21
Jesse Frost is the Co-Owner of Rough Draft Farmstead in central Kentucky and host of the No-Till Market Garden Podcast. Jesse shares his experience as a farmer with John, giving listeners an in-depth understanding of no-till market gardening.
Published 03/31/21
Jon Stika is a writer, agronomist, and former soil health instructor with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). John sits down with Stika to discuss his background and the power of observing soil as a biological system.
Published 03/18/21
Jay Fuhrer is a conservationist & veteran Soil Health Specialist from the Natural Resources Conservation Services, in Bismarck, North Dakota. John & Jay discuss the 5 Soil Health Principles and Jay’s work at the Menoken Demonstration Farm.
Published 03/12/21
Ben Taylor-Davies is a farmer and regenerative agriculture consultant in the United Kingdom. Ben and John discuss Ben’s current management practices, proper CO2 delivery, and the promise of regenerative agricultural methods in the UK.
Published 02/25/21
Cannon Michael is a 6th generation family farmer in California’s Central Valley. He and John discuss changes to the operation over recent years, focusing on innovation, regulation, technology, branding, and the business climate of modern agriculture.
Published 01/29/21
Jay Hill is an agricultural visionary from the American Southwest. Utilizing his online presence, Jay is calling on farmers everywhere to abandon their old ways and take back the role of “business owner” in their operations.
Published 12/08/20
Dr. Dwayne Beck is one of the pioneers of no-till agriculture in central South Dakota. For more than 30 years, Dr. Beck has been creating systems for both irrigated and dryland crop production, educating growers on the power of sustainable practices.
Published 11/03/20
Rick Haney is a researcher at the USDA and the creator of the Haney Soil Analysis, an innovative procedure to assess overall soil health. Rick discusses his work with John and shares his thoughts on the future of agriculture.
Published 10/06/20
John sits down with Bob Quinn, a Montana-based expert in organic farming practices & founder of the Montana-based Kamut International, an organization devoted to high quality Khorasan wheat and sustainable agricultural practices.
Published 09/15/20
John interviews Dr. Terry McCosker, Australia’s acclaimed Regenerative Ag thought leader who has worked with about 10,000 Australian farmers over the years, discussing everything from pasture ecology to proper farm succession strategies.
Published 09/02/20
John interviews plant pathology veteran & agricultural visionary, Dr. Robert Linderman, discussing the benefits of mycorrhizal fungi and other bio-control agents that protect crops from soil borne pathogens.
Published 08/11/20
John Kempf interviews Loran Steinlage to discuss his experiences with relay cropping, 60-inch corn, interseeding, controlled traffic farming, as well as reducing soil compaction and improving water infiltration.
Published 08/04/20
John Kempf interviews Dr. Richard Mulvaney to discuss how nitrogen applications can be a waste of money, the soil test growers use to understand nitrogen, and the “potassium paradox” that describes why applying potash can be detrimental to potassium availability.
Published 07/14/20
John interviews Dr. David Johnson to discuss rapid carbon sequestration, the ideal fungal to bacterial ratio for healthy soils, how to obtain those communities while saving money, and the resilience of fungally dominant systems.
Published 06/29/20
John interviews Dr. Zach Bush, discussing glyphosate, its impacts on human health and the environment, and the need for regenerative agriculture.
Published 06/16/20
John interviews Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, discussing a sustainable, regenerative agriculture of the future focused on soil health, education, and farm inheritance.
Published 05/26/20
John interviews Dr. Rattan Lal, an acclaimed soil scientist, researcher, and author. This episode is densely packed with information about soil health and how to achieve it, not only for farmers but also for policymakers and educators.
Published 05/11/20
John Kempf interviews Ray Archuleta, a proponent of healthy soil systems. Ray delves into the history of the soil health movement and the roles that policy, society, and agriculture play in the broader global health context.
Published 04/28/20