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FarmHer Talks

Join Founder and Host Marji Alaniz in thoughtful conversations on the FarmHer Talks podcast every other week to connect and inspire the FarmHer in all of us.

Shining Bright Podcast
PODCAST Dec 4, 2019

Making Cheese and Sea Salt

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Join Marji and Erin as they share mics with a few food-making FarmHers and learn about how they went from farming to food-making. First up, meet author and FarmHer Kate Johnson, who teaches others the art of making cheese on her goat dairy. Then, we visit with Teresa Smithmeyer, who harvests, packages, and sells sea salt from Bull’s Bay, South Carolina.

Shining Bright Podcast
PODCAST Sep 23, 2020

Into the Bin – A Focus on Grain Safety

No lives lost is the goal when it comes to grain entrapments. As part of the Everybody Eats initiative with Nationwide, Marji goes into a grain bin for a rescue operation and talks to various organizations who are working to spread the message of grain bin safety. Tune in for tips on what to do, and where to turn for help.

Shining Bright Podcast
PODCAST Sep 9, 2020

STEM is Her FarmHer Style

From singing opera to embracing technology and diving into drones, meet Dr. Magan Lewis, a STEM loving FarmHer. Join in the discussion about how she is helping implement new technology to agriculture across the globe. We’ll also dive in to why she is passionate about introducing STEM to young girls and how she is getting that done

Shining Bright Podcast
PODCAST Aug 26, 2020

The Show Must Go On (livestock shows with fair cancellation)

The show must go on! When their beloved livestock shows were cancelled, these two Wisconsin friends teamed up to bring the show back. Listen in as we talk about their love for livestock, why kids need these shows and how they pulled it off

Shining Bright Podcast
PODCAST Aug 12, 2020

Cultivate Community and Foster Leadership, FarmHer Style

Through FarmHer, Marji has shared the stories of hundreds of diverse women, all connected by their love of agriculture. Unfortunately, too many of these stories include a common enemy, cancer. Hear what the Porteus family of Ohio is doing to honor their lost loved one and connect our agriculture industry together with a common hope for a cure on this episode of FarmHer Talks.

Shining Bright Podcast
PODCAST Jul 22, 2020

Finding Farm Risk Peace of Mind in a Pandemic

The world is changing faster than most of us can comprehend and FarmHers are changing and adapting with it. In the continuing discussion around farming and pivoting Marji talks to Erin Cumings, a FarmHer and part of the Nationwide team to uncover some of the issues that could get sticky through these changes, how to manager your risk through it, and hear how she is adapting on the farm.

Shining Bright Podcast
PODCAST Jul 14, 2020

Pivoting Through Pandemic

Plan, Plant, Pivot and Run. That’s the name of the game for FarmHers…and well…all of us really these days. Keep up with the world or get left behind….and this FarmHer is not getting left behind. In the continuing discussion around farming and pivoting Marji talks to Jenny Quiner about the changes she has made as we sank into a new farming normal.

Shining Bright Podcast
PODCAST Jul 1, 2020

Let’s Talk Backyard Chickens

Here’s a not-so-secret…I don’t like chickens (notice a theme here) We’re digging in to the things that I don’t like!. Come along as I visit my sister-in-laws backyard bird farm…yes she has chickens!. We’ll talk why, where, how, and more on this new FarmHer Talks!

Shining Bright Podcast
PODCAST Jun 23, 2020

Navigating Major Change in Business and Life, FarmHer Style

Pivoting…it’s the new normal. Kara Babinec is no stranger to jumping right into the deep end. As the head of sales and marketing for the family livestock operation, which is one of the largest pastured poultry operations in the country, Kara and the team have made major shifts from selling direct to restaurants to focusing on getting their meat straight into the hands of their new customers….you and me.

Shining Bright Podcast
PODCAST Jun 16, 2020

We’re simplifying. New look, new goods, same FarmHer

Welcome to the refreshed FarmHer brand experience…a place to explore the world around you, expand your horizons and live your best life with entertainment, connection and inspiration for the FarmHer in all of us. Introducing FarmHer Talks (formerly Shining Bright), FarmHer Stories and soon, FarmHer On the Road!

Shining Bright Podcast
PODCAST Jun 1, 2020

Rising up as a woman leader

Strong women, may we know them, may we be like them! Jennifer Sirangelo, President and CEO of the National 4H Council is one leader that we all need to know! She is a believer in young people and their capacity to change the world through 4H. Listen in as we find out what lights her fire in this latest installment of FarmHer + Nationwide’s Everybody Eats.

Shining Bright Podcast
PODCAST May 13, 2020

Dear FarmHer, Help Me Grow My Own Tomatoes!

Here’s a not-so-secret…I don’t like tomatoes. I never have…but leave it to FarmHer Jennie Smith of Butcher Crick Farms in Iowa to get me to try a few varieties and to change my mind. We’ll talk varieties, how to plant, good growing methods and of course, our favorite way to eat them!