Trailblazing in Agriculture https://blueprintma.com/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 15:37:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 The goal of the Trailblazing in Agriculture podcast is to tell the stories of people in agriculture. The pioneers, innovators and, you guessed it, trailblazers. Throughout the course of our time together, we will dive into specific segments of the agriculture industry to tell the unique stories of the people who have made significant contributions to the diverse segments of agriculture. We also hope to explore some of the latest innovations and technological advancements taking place in the industry. BluePrint Media clean episodic BluePrint Media jbecker@blueprintma.com jbecker@blueprintma.com (BluePrint Media) Trailblazing in Agriculture https://blueprintma.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/trailblazing-in-agriculture-podcast-art.png https://blueprintma.com/category/podcasts/ TV-G Episode 13 | Right Place. Right Time. https://blueprintma.com/episode-13-right-place-right-time/ Wed, 27 Oct 2021 22:00:12 +0000 https://blueprintma.com/?p=1815 https://blueprintma.com/episode-13-right-place-right-time/#respond https://blueprintma.com/episode-13-right-place-right-time/feed/ 0 <p>Host Notes Have you ever had one of those experiences where you were in exactly the right place at exactly the right time? I can recall of few of those times in my life, and those experiences had a significant impact on me. Tom and Laura Field also experienced being in the right place at the right time, and they share about some of those times on today’s episode. Tom’s career includes time at Colorado State University and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. He currently serves as the director of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.... <a class="more-link" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-13-right-place-right-time/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-13-right-place-right-time/">Episode 13 | Right Place. Right Time.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com">BluePrint Media</a>.</p> Host Notes Have you ever had one of those experiences where you were in exactly the right place at exactly the right time? I can recall of few of those times in my life, and those experiences had a significant impact on me. Host Notes Have you ever had one of those experiences where you were in exactly the right place at exactly the right time? I can recall of few of those times in my life, and those experiences had a significant impact on me. Tom and Laura Field also experienced being in the right place at the right time, and they share about some of those times on today’s episode. Tom’s career includes time at Colorado State University and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. He currently serves as the director of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.... Continue Reading BluePrint Media 1 13 Episode 13 | Right Place. Right Time. clean 1:04:37 Episode 12 | Discovering Our Voice and Celebrating Our Differences https://blueprintma.com/episode-12-discovering-our-voice-and-celebrating-our-differences/ Mon, 27 Sep 2021 17:13:57 +0000 https://blueprintma.com/?p=1798 https://blueprintma.com/episode-12-discovering-our-voice-and-celebrating-our-differences/#respond https://blueprintma.com/episode-12-discovering-our-voice-and-celebrating-our-differences/feed/ 0 <p>Host Notes For the past 13 years, Jen Hartmann has worked in various positions at John Deere. Today, she is the company’s director of enterprise social media and public relations. Prior to working for John Deere, Jen worked for nonprofits, including the Illinois Soybean Association and Checkoff Board and United Way. On today’s episode, Jen and I discuss her career and the lessons she’s learned along the way; the evolution of social media and how she and her team approach John Deere’s social media presence; and the way people’s different perspectives and experiences contribute to better outcomes in the workplace.... <a class="more-link" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-12-discovering-our-voice-and-celebrating-our-differences/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-12-discovering-our-voice-and-celebrating-our-differences/">Episode 12 | Discovering Our Voice and Celebrating Our Differences</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com">BluePrint Media</a>.</p> Host Notes For the past 13 years, Jen Hartmann has worked in various positions at John Deere. Today, she is the company’s director of enterprise social media and public relations. Prior to working for John Deere, Jen worked for nonprofits, Host Notes For the past 13 years, Jen Hartmann has worked in various positions at John Deere. Today, she is the company’s director of enterprise social media and public relations. Prior to working for John Deere, Jen worked for nonprofits, including the Illinois Soybean Association and Checkoff Board and United Way. On today’s episode, Jen and I discuss her career and the lessons she’s learned along the way; the evolution of social media and how she and her team approach John Deere’s social media presence; and the way people’s different perspectives and experiences contribute to better outcomes in the workplace.... Continue Reading BluePrint Media 1 12 Episode 12 | Discovering Our Voice and Celebrating Our Differences clean 34:27 Episode 11 | Stepping Outside Our Comfort Zone https://blueprintma.com/episode-11-stepping-outside-our-comfort-zone/ Fri, 27 Aug 2021 00:06:28 +0000 https://blueprintma.com/?p=1782 https://blueprintma.com/episode-11-stepping-outside-our-comfort-zone/#respond https://blueprintma.com/episode-11-stepping-outside-our-comfort-zone/feed/ 0 <p>Host Notes When our team at BluePrint Media started talking about Trailblazing in Agriculture in early 2020, turning it into a podcast was not the direction we were headed. In fact, we had plans to roll this out as a blog. It wasn’t until we were nearly ready to launch this project that the idea of making this into a podcast was on the table. We didn’t know everything about starting a podcast when we launched Trailblazing in Agriculture last year and, honestly, we’re still learning. But if we had waited until we knew everything there was to know about... <a class="more-link" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-11-stepping-outside-our-comfort-zone/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-11-stepping-outside-our-comfort-zone/">Episode 11 | Stepping Outside Our Comfort Zone</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com">BluePrint Media</a>.</p> Host Notes When our team at BluePrint Media started talking about Trailblazing in Agriculture in early 2020, turning it into a podcast was not the direction we were headed. In fact, we had plans to roll this out as a blog. Host Notes When our team at BluePrint Media started talking about Trailblazing in Agriculture in early 2020, turning it into a podcast was not the direction we were headed. In fact, we had plans to roll this out as a blog. It wasn’t until we were nearly ready to launch this project that the idea of making this into a podcast was on the table. We didn’t know everything about starting a podcast when we launched Trailblazing in Agriculture last year and, honestly, we’re still learning. But if we had waited until we knew everything there was to know about... Continue Reading BluePrint Media 1 11 Episode 11 | Stepping Outside Our Comfort Zone clean 5:35 Episode 10 | Living the Dream https://blueprintma.com/episode-10-living-the-dream/ Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:49:30 +0000 https://blueprintma.com/?p=1771 https://blueprintma.com/episode-10-living-the-dream/#respond https://blueprintma.com/episode-10-living-the-dream/feed/ 0 <p>Host Notes It’s sometimes amazing to think about how life turns out. Sometimes things go exactly the way you picture, and other times, life takes you on a crazy journey that you never saw coming. Both routes describe life for today’s guest. Danielle Rodgers grew up on Babbitt Ranches and never envisioned leaving. She also never envisioned she would be a business owner, but that is one of many hats she wears. Today, Danielle and her husband, Clay, are raising their four children on the vast Arizona ranch. Danielle also co-owns Cowhorse Gallery, where she sells the artwork of popular... <a class="more-link" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-10-living-the-dream/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-10-living-the-dream/">Episode 10 | Living the Dream</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com">BluePrint Media</a>.</p> Host Notes It’s sometimes amazing to think about how life turns out. Sometimes things go exactly the way you picture, and other times, life takes you on a crazy journey that you never saw coming. Both routes describe life for today’s guest. Host Notes It’s sometimes amazing to think about how life turns out. Sometimes things go exactly the way you picture, and other times, life takes you on a crazy journey that you never saw coming. Both routes describe life for today’s guest. Danielle Rodgers grew up on Babbitt Ranches and never envisioned leaving. She also never envisioned she would be a business owner, but that is one of many hats she wears. Today, Danielle and her husband, Clay, are raising their four children on the vast Arizona ranch. Danielle also co-owns Cowhorse Gallery, where she sells the artwork of popular... Continue Reading BluePrint Media 1 10 Episode 10 | Living the Dream clean 41:30 Episode 9 | Balance and Success: A Season for Everything https://blueprintma.com/episode-9-balance-and-success-a-season-for-everything/ Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:06:21 +0000 https://blueprintma.com/?p=1755 https://blueprintma.com/episode-9-balance-and-success-a-season-for-everything/#respond https://blueprintma.com/episode-9-balance-and-success-a-season-for-everything/feed/ 0 <p>Host Notes During a time when our schedules are busier than ever, we sometimes wonder if we can achieve success while also finding balance between our personal life and career aspirations. Today’s guest reminds us that life is about making choices intentionally and then leaning into them. Life is a juggling act. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices and “there are seasons for everything.” Today’s Trailblazer attended Colorado State University (CSU) before becoming Certified Angus Beef’s (CAB) 11th employee. Tracey Erickson has been part of CAB for 29 years. She started as director of international business and has held various positions with the Wooster, Ohio-based... <a class="more-link" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-9-balance-and-success-a-season-for-everything/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-9-balance-and-success-a-season-for-everything/">Episode 9 | Balance and Success: A Season for Everything</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com">BluePrint Media</a>.</p> Host Notes During a time when our schedules are busier than ever, we sometimes wonder if we can achieve success while also finding balance between our personal life and career aspirations. Today’s guest reminds us that life is about making choices inte... Host Notes During a time when our schedules are busier than ever, we sometimes wonder if we can achieve success while also finding balance between our personal life and career aspirations. Today’s guest reminds us that life is about making choices intentionally and then leaning into them. Life is a juggling act. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices and “there are seasons for everything.” Today’s Trailblazer attended Colorado State University (CSU) before becoming Certified Angus Beef’s (CAB) 11th employee. Tracey Erickson has been part of CAB for 29 years. She started as director of international business and has held various positions with the Wooster, Ohio-based... Continue Reading BluePrint Media 1 9 Balance and Success: A Season for Everything clean 41:16 Episode 8 | Find Your Passion https://blueprintma.com/episode-8-find-your-passion-experience-in-the-beef-industry/ Wed, 26 May 2021 20:45:04 +0000 https://blueprintma.com/?p=1743 https://blueprintma.com/episode-8-find-your-passion-experience-in-the-beef-industry/#respond https://blueprintma.com/episode-8-find-your-passion-experience-in-the-beef-industry/feed/ 0 <p>Host Notes If you want to hear from someone who has decades of experience in the beef industry, today’s episode is for you! Barbara Jackson grew up on a feedyard in Arizona and has remained connected with agriculture throughout her career. She is part-owner of Red Rock Feeding Company, a 30-000 head feedyard in Southern Arizona, co-founder and co-owner of Animal Health Express, a Tuscon-based online business that sells animal health supplies and more. She is also a former president of the American National CattleWomen. In this episode of the Trailblazing in Agriculture podcast, Barbara shares about her experience growing... <a class="more-link" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-8-find-your-passion-experience-in-the-beef-industry/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-8-find-your-passion-experience-in-the-beef-industry/">Episode 8 | Find Your Passion</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com">BluePrint Media</a>.</p> Host Notes If you want to hear from someone who has decades of experience in the beef industry, today’s episode is for you! Barbara Jackson grew up on a feedyard in Arizona and has remained connected with agriculture throughout her career. Host Notes If you want to hear from someone who has decades of experience in the beef industry, today’s episode is for you! Barbara Jackson grew up on a feedyard in Arizona and has remained connected with agriculture throughout her career. She is part-owner of Red Rock Feeding Company, a 30-000 head feedyard in Southern Arizona, co-founder and co-owner of Animal Health Express, a Tuscon-based online business that sells animal health supplies and more. She is also a former president of the American National CattleWomen. In this episode of the Trailblazing in Agriculture podcast, Barbara shares about her experience growing... Continue Reading BluePrint Media 1 8 Find Your Passion clean 30:02 Episode 7 | Embracing Opportunities https://blueprintma.com/episode-7-embracing-opportunities-beef-industry-advocate/ Mon, 22 Mar 2021 15:58:12 +0000 https://blueprintma.com/?p=1718 https://blueprintma.com/episode-7-embracing-opportunities-beef-industry-advocate/#respond https://blueprintma.com/episode-7-embracing-opportunities-beef-industry-advocate/feed/ 0 <p>Host Notes If you’re passionate about advocating for the beef industry, cooking or learning from a fellow rancher, wife and mom, then today’s episode is for you! On this episode, I visit with Terryn Drieling, a Nebraska rancher, wife, mom and beef industry advocate, who launched her blog, Faith Family & Beef, in 2014. On her platform, Terryn shares about her family’s everyday life caring for cattle on a ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills, and she shares delicious recipes featuring beef and much more. Today, Terryn and I talk about ranch life, how she started her blog and how it has... <a class="more-link" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-7-embracing-opportunities-beef-industry-advocate/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-7-embracing-opportunities-beef-industry-advocate/">Episode 7 | Embracing Opportunities</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com">BluePrint Media</a>.</p> Host Notes If you’re passionate about advocating for the beef industry, cooking or learning from a fellow rancher, wife and mom, then today’s episode is for you! On this episode, I visit with Terryn Drieling, a Nebraska rancher, wife, Host Notes If you’re passionate about advocating for the beef industry, cooking or learning from a fellow rancher, wife and mom, then today’s episode is for you! On this episode, I visit with Terryn Drieling, a Nebraska rancher, wife, mom and beef industry advocate, who launched her blog, Faith Family & Beef, in 2014. On her platform, Terryn shares about her family’s everyday life caring for cattle on a ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills, and she shares delicious recipes featuring beef and much more. Today, Terryn and I talk about ranch life, how she started her blog and how it has... Continue Reading BluePrint Media 1 7 Embracing Opportunities clean 39:48 Episode 6 | The Power of Saying Yes! https://blueprintma.com/episode-6-the-power-of-saying-yes/ Fri, 19 Feb 2021 18:19:39 +0000 https://blueprintma.com/?p=1701 https://blueprintma.com/episode-6-the-power-of-saying-yes/#respond https://blueprintma.com/episode-6-the-power-of-saying-yes/feed/ 0 <p>Host Notes Happy National FFA Week! As a former North Dakota State FFA officer and the wife of an ag teacher and FFA advisor, this is a big week in our household! Each year, FFA chapters across the country celebrate National FFA Week, sharing about what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day. This year FFA Week is even more exciting as we launch episode 6 of the Trailblazing in Agriculture podcast featuring Becky Fouard, who works in global learning and development for Elanco and is a former state and national FFA officer. Becky shares about... <a class="more-link" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-6-the-power-of-saying-yes/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-6-the-power-of-saying-yes/">Episode 6 | The Power of Saying Yes!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com">BluePrint Media</a>.</p> Host Notes Happy National FFA Week! As a former North Dakota State FFA officer and the wife of an ag teacher and FFA advisor, this is a big week in our household! Each year, FFA chapters across the country celebrate National FFA Week, Host Notes Happy National FFA Week! As a former North Dakota State FFA officer and the wife of an ag teacher and FFA advisor, this is a big week in our household! Each year, FFA chapters across the country celebrate National FFA Week, sharing about what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day. This year FFA Week is even more exciting as we launch episode 6 of the Trailblazing in Agriculture podcast featuring Becky Fouard, who works in global learning and development for Elanco and is a former state and national FFA officer. Becky shares about... Continue Reading BluePrint Media 1 6 The Power of Saying Yes! clean 39:37 Episode 5 | Balancing Act: Student and Entrepreneur https://blueprintma.com/episode-5-balancing-act-student-and-entrepreneur/ Thu, 14 Jan 2021 04:31:25 +0000 https://blueprintma.com/?p=1685 https://blueprintma.com/episode-5-balancing-act-student-and-entrepreneur/#respond https://blueprintma.com/episode-5-balancing-act-student-and-entrepreneur/feed/ 0 <p>Host Notes The new year is often a time for setting goals for the coming year, and after you hear from today’s guest, I’m confident that you’ll be inspired to set some new goals for yourself. Hannah Esch is a recent college graduate, business owner and agriculture advocate. She launched her business, Oak Barn Beef, three years ago as a sophomore in college. That’s right. In addition to balancing college classes, organization involvement and just being a normal college kid, she launched a business selling farm-raised beef directly to consumers, which has flourished, despite the challenges 2020 threw her way.... <a class="more-link" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-5-balancing-act-student-and-entrepreneur/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-5-balancing-act-student-and-entrepreneur/">Episode 5 | Balancing Act: Student and Entrepreneur</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com">BluePrint Media</a>.</p> Host Notes The new year is often a time for setting goals for the coming year, and after you hear from today’s guest, I’m confident that you’ll be inspired to set some new goals for yourself. Hannah Esch is a recent college graduate, Host Notes The new year is often a time for setting goals for the coming year, and after you hear from today’s guest, I’m confident that you’ll be inspired to set some new goals for yourself. Hannah Esch is a recent college graduate, business owner and agriculture advocate. She launched her business, Oak Barn Beef, three years ago as a sophomore in college. That’s right. In addition to balancing college classes, organization involvement and just being a normal college kid, she launched a business selling farm-raised beef directly to consumers, which has flourished, despite the challenges 2020 threw her way.... Continue Reading BluePrint Media 1 5 Balancing Act: Student and Entrepreneur clean 30:57 Episode 4 | Hard Work and Perseverance Pay Off https://blueprintma.com/episode-4-hard-work-and-perseverance-pay-off/ Mon, 14 Dec 2020 22:34:34 +0000 https://blueprintma.com/?p=1677 https://blueprintma.com/episode-4-hard-work-and-perseverance-pay-off/#respond https://blueprintma.com/episode-4-hard-work-and-perseverance-pay-off/feed/ 0 <p>Host Notes Growing up on a diversified crop and beef cattle operation, I learned the value of hard work from an early age. In fact, I think many of us involved in agriculture can attest to that. It’s no secret that life on a farm or ranch is not always easy, and it certainly has its share of ups and downs. Despite that, people like Kathryn Hefte devote their lives to caring for the land and livestock. In Kathryn’s case, she’s been raising cattle nearly all her life. As a result of her hard work and perseverance, she owns and... <a class="more-link" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-4-hard-work-and-perseverance-pay-off/">Continue Reading</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com/episode-4-hard-work-and-perseverance-pay-off/">Episode 4 | Hard Work and Perseverance Pay Off</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blueprintma.com">BluePrint Media</a>.</p> Host Notes Growing up on a diversified crop and beef cattle operation, I learned the value of hard work from an early age. In fact, I think many of us involved in agriculture can attest to that. It’s no secret that life on a farm or ranch is not always... Host Notes Growing up on a diversified crop and beef cattle operation, I learned the value of hard work from an early age. In fact, I think many of us involved in agriculture can attest to that. It’s no secret that life on a farm or ranch is not always easy, and it certainly has its share of ups and downs. Despite that, people like Kathryn Hefte devote their lives to caring for the land and livestock. In Kathryn’s case, she’s been raising cattle nearly all her life. As a result of her hard work and perseverance, she owns and... Continue Reading BluePrint Media 1 4 Hard Work and Perseverance Pay Off clean 22:58