November 15th, 2016
Join us for our special post-election discussion with Purdue agricultural economist Dr. Otto Doering as we review the recent election and its effect on agricultural policy. In this episode, Dr. Doering explores possible outcomes for foreign trade, immigration and the Farm Bill in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.
September 22nd, 2016
How can we keep up-to-date on business research and strategy insights relating to food and agriculture? Listen here as Dr. Scott Downey, associate director of the Center for Food and Agricultural Business and associate professor in the Agricultural Economics Department, explains exactly how with the Quarterly Review. In addition, learn how to access this great new resource, or even help out!
September 6th, 2016
Join us this week as we discuss the Ag Economy Barometer with David Widmar, a senior research associate for the Center for Commercial Agriculture in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. Get an inside look at what brings the barometer to life and how he and a team of researchers gather data to measure the outlook of agricultural markets.
August 22nd, 2016
Is there a scarcity of communication in agriculture? And is
this breakdown endangering the future of food and agriculture? Join Ken Foster
as he explores these questions with authors Jessica Eise and Whitney Hodde as
they discuss their book, The Communication Scarcity in Agriculture.
Changing demographics, cultural shifts, technological advances and
agriculture’s silence, argue Eise and Hodde, all combined to create the perfect
storm – a great chasm between those who know, and those who don’t know,
agriculture. Listen now to get the whole story!
April 29th, 2016
Dr. Robert Thompson joins Ken and Jessica to discuss the topic of his Snyder* Lecture -- the Changing Geopolitics of Agriculture. Tune in as discusses feeding the world and the future of agriculture worldwide.
*The James C. Snyder Memorial Lecture is the Department of Agricultural Economics’ signature event at Purdue University. The lectures were established at Purdue in February 1975 as a memorial to a distinguished member of the faculty.
April 29th, 2016
Tune in as Dr. Rhonda Phillips, Dean of Purdue University's Honors College, shares how we can become involved with local food within our community. As she chats with Ken and Jessica, they discuss her recent book, Growing Livelihoods: Local Food Systems and Community Development, as well as the urban food movement and connection between food and community.
April 25th, 2016
The tables are turned in this podcast as co-host Ken Foster becomes one of the interviewees! He and Colleen Kelly, International Academic Programs Development Specialist at Purdue University, discuss a study abroad program they are developing in Belize. Join them as they talk about this Central American country, its history and potential for study abroad.
March 25th, 2016
Human talent is one of the most important investments food and agribusiness firms make. Dr. Michael Gunderson joins Ken and Jessica to discuss a recent performance management in agribusiness survey and the interesting findings; performance management does matter.
March 7th, 2016
When Ken posed the question, 'what challenges face agriculture?' He got the same response from both Dr. Tahirou Abdoulaye and Tom McKinney: communicating the importance of biotechnology in agriculture. Tahirou and Tom were honored this year with Purdue Ag's Distinguished Alumni Award, and both hail from the Agricultural Economics Department. Despite unique positions and locations, they both agreed that this issue is important to the future of agriculture.
February 3rd, 2016
Why should we teach our kids economics? As it turns out, there are more reasons than we may think! Listen as Ken and Jessica chat with Jeff Sanson, Executive Director of the Indiana Council for Economic Education, about how and why we can give students a solid grounding in practical, economic basics. If you are interested in learning more, visit: http://www.econed-in.org/.
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