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Regenerative Agriculture Podcast

This is a show for professional growers and agronomists who want to learn about the science and principles of regenerative agriculture systems to increase quality, yield, and profitability.

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Recent Episodes of Regenerative Agriculture Podcast


Short #1 - MacroPak and the Importance of Calcium

Short #1 - MacroPak and the Importance of Calcium

In addition to the regular episodes of the Regenerative Agriculture Podcast, John Kempf is happy to introduce a new short format version of his popular podcast that allows him to touch on even more topics relating to regenerative agriculture.

In this inaugural short episode, John shares insights into the negative impacts of nitrate-heavy fertilization on disease susceptibility and soil biology. He also emphasizes the importance of balancing calcium with other nutrients to optimize plant health and productivity. John also talks in-depth about Advancing Eco Agriculture’s new product, MacroPak.

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Episode 26 11 June 2024 21m and 23s


Episode 121: Building a Truly Regenerative Kitchen with Mollie Engelhart

Episode 121: Building a Truly Regenerative Kitchen with Mollie Engelhart

Mollie is a chef, restaurateur, and farmer with a strong commitment to regenerative agriculture and sustainable food practices. She operates Sage Regenerative Kitchen and Brewery in the Los Angeles area and runs Sow a Heart Farms with her husband in Fillmore, California. She actively promotes the restaurant industry to switch to using ingredients from regenerative farms. Mollie believes in supporting local farmers and making conscious choices about food consumption, including responsibly sourced meat products.

Mollie’s previous menu options were all plant-based and the inclusion of meat options drew harsh criticism. Despite some initial resistance from customers, sh...

Episode 25 6 June 2024 57m and 12s


Episode 120: Bridging Finance and Farming with Dan Miller

Episode 120: Bridging Finance and Farming with Dan Miller

Dan Miller is the founder and CEO of Steward, a company dedicated to supporting regenerative farmers by providing access to capital. With a background in law and finance, Dan combines his expertise to create a unique financial platform that connects community investors with sustainable agricultural projects. His work at Steward is driven by a commitment to ethical and ecological principles, focusing on creating resilient financial networks that support the growth and success of small to medium-sized farms.

In this episode, Dan and John discuss:

The necessity of strategic financial planning in farming operations<...

Episode 24 30 May 2024 57m and 37s


Regenerative Agriculture Podcast Extra - Robert F Kennedy Interviews John Kempf

Regenerative Agriculture Podcast Extra - Robert F Kennedy Interviews John Kempf

John Kempf, Advancing Eco Agriculture Founder and Chief Vision Officer was a guest on the Robert F Kennedy Jr. Podcast. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is a presidential candidate in the 2024 election. His career in public service began in 1985 as an attorney for the environmental nonprofit RiverKeeper. He eventually became one of the most influential environmentalists in the United States, receiving TIME Magazine's "Hero of the Planet” and the Sartisky Peace Award.

In this episode, Robert and John discuss:

The transition from intensive pesticide use to ecological farming

The discovery and application of plant im...

Episode 23 25 May 2024 57m and 37s


Episode 119: Empowering Generational Family Farmers with Corwin Heatwole

Episode 119: Empowering Generational Family Farmers with Corwin Heatwole

Corwin Heatwole is a 6th-generation farmer and the visionary founder and chairman of Farmer Focus. Starting his journey at age 23 with a 300-bird organic farm, Corwin's commitment to high-quality, humanely raised chicken quickly expanded his operation to 3,000 birds within a few months. This growth led to the transformation of Shenandoah Valley Organic into Farmer Focus in 2014, where Corwin began partnering with other growers to meet increasing demand.

Farmer Focus is dedicated to empowering farmers through fair compensation, support for transitioning to organic and regenerative agriculture, and a strong emphasis on sustainability and transparency. Their mission is to...

Episode 22 23 May 2024 1h, 2m and 29s


Episode 118: The Unintended Consequences of Herbicides with Frank Dean

Episode 118: The Unintended Consequences of Herbicides with Frank Dean

Frank Dean is the Product Development Manager at LidoChem. LidoChem has been involved in the global identification of reliable and superior chemical raw materials since 1981. Through his leadership at LidoChem, Frank has been committed to providing farmers with effective and environmentally responsible products to enhance soil health and optimize agricultural productivity.

In this episode, Frank and John discuss:

The process of chelation in herbicides

The implications of using the same herbicide repeatedly over time

Alternative approaches to weed management and reducing the amount of herbicide applications

The influence of...

Episode 21 16 May 2024 1h, 10m and 53s


Episode 117: Exploring Innovative Agricultural Practices with Steve Diver

Episode 117: Exploring Innovative Agricultural Practices with Steve Diver

Steve Diver, Farm Superintendent at the University of Kentucky’s Horticulture Research Farm in Lexington, boasts a rich background in sustainable agriculture. With a B.S. and M.S. in Horticulture from Oklahoma State University, he honed his expertise while serving as a horticultural and soils consultant in Central Texas. Diver founded Agri-Horticultural Consulting in 2010, specializing in soil analysis and consultancy services tailored to eco-agriculture, organic and sustainable farming, and environmental sciences. 

Diver's professional journey underscores his status as a pioneer in sustainable agriculture, with a focus on regenerative farming practices. His extensive experience spans soil health, mic...

Episode 20 9 May 2024 1h, 26m and 24s


Episode 116: Restoring Water Cycles and Ecosystems with Alpha Lo

Episode 116: Restoring Water Cycles and Ecosystems with Alpha Lo

Alpha Lo runs the Climate Water Project and is Co-founder of Regenerative Water Alliance. He’s also a water researcher, writer, and podcaster. With a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of natural systems, Alpha advocates for rewilding initiatives and holistic land management practices to address environmental challenges. Through collaboration and education, Alpha works to promote sustainable solutions that enhance soil health, water retention, and ecosystem resilience.

In this episode, Alpha and John discuss:

The importance of rewilding and reintegrating keystone species into ecosystems

The concept of the "small water cycle" and its influence on...

Episode 19 2 May 2024 46m and 12s


Episode 115: Covering Ground: How Cover Crops Can Change Your Farm with Brian Magarin

Episode 115: Covering Ground: How Cover Crops Can Change Your Farm with Brian Magarin

Brian Magarin has a background rooted in farming, spanning over a decade. Brian's journey has been shaped by hands-on experience and a commitment to sustainable farming methods after first starting in a conventional setting. Through years of trial and error, he has gained valuable insights into soil dynamics, irrigation techniques, and the impact of cover crops on crop and soil health. Brian manages 9,000 acres for Belltown Farms and grows corn, soybeans, wheat, and alfalfa. He also operates his own farm, growing organic corn, soybeans, and small grains.

In this episode, Brian and John discuss:

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Episode 18 25 April 2024 1h, 20m and 9s


Podcast Extra - AEA's Regenerative Future: Hear From Our Investors

Podcast Extra - AEA's Regenerative Future: Hear From Our Investors

AEA Founder and Chief Vision Officer, John Kempf, gives a quick summary of the success of our first community raise and features six investors who share why they invested in Advancing Eco Agriculture. AEA has raised over $2.2 million thus far during our Wefunder crowdfunding campaign, aimed at expanding our regenerative solutions to support farmers worldwide and enhance our food supply.

Hear from investors:

Claudia Ben Erin Crampton John Pierce Kate Fileczki Laurenz Von Glahn Paul Ruger

To invest in AEA and a regenerative future, please visit our Wefunder page: https://wefunder.com/advancingecoag

A...

Episode 17 24 April 2024 4m and 22s

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