Andrew Campbell co-hosts the Pioneer: Made to Grow podcast
By Diego Flammini
Two members of Ontario’s ag industry are working together on a new podcast.
Andrew Campbell, a dairy and grain farmer from Middlesex County, and Jeff Loessin, seeds category leader with Corteva Agriscience, launched the Pioneer: Made to Grow podcast.
The podcast is focused on providing farmers in Eastern Canada with the information they need to address farming challenges.
“Because of COVID we were looking for way to make sure that we continue to connect with customers and provided that information,” Loessin told Farms.com. “The podcast format is COVID-proof so to speak and we can continue to provide information even when we can’t meet with them.”
The first episode, which launched on April 6, starts with crop planning. A new episode in the six-episode season will air every other Tuesday. Listeners can download the podcast from popular platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.
Episode one includes input from industry experts like Gary Brinkman, a Pioneer field agronomist, who provides tips for how farmers can maximize their production over the growing season.
The podcast brings “in some really credible voices from the Pioneer team to go over key things to remember when it comes to planting timing like dates, soil moisture and soil temperature,” Campbell told Farms.com. “When we get into spring as growers, things change, Mother Nature has her fun and we all have to adapt.”
The remaining five episodes in the first season will reflect common questions growers ask, Loessin said.
The podcast will focus on corn, soybean and wheat production. But the information shared can be used in different aspects of agriculture, Campbell said.
“All of a sudden you start talking to people on the Pioneer team and bigger picture you can look at farm management and marketing,” he said. “We’re hoping to add to that conversation.”
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