Growing On Podcast


Presented by Georgia Farm Bureau

Hosted by John Holcomb, Jay Stone, and Katie Duvall, "Growing On" is a show produced by the Georgia Farm Bureau to discuss agriculture related issues and topics to help promote and advocate for Georgia agriculture as well as educate consumers about the production of food and modern farming practices. Be sure to look for a new episode every other Tuesday!

Episode 1: Getting to Know Georgia Farm Bureau

In this inaugural episode of Georgia Farm Bureau's: Growing On Podcast, we give you a chance to get to know us - the hosts, learn about our organization, and find out some background on our President, Gerald Long.


Episode 2: Session is in Session

In this episode of the Growing On Podcast, our primary focus is on the start of the 2020 Georgia Legislative Session. Katie Duvall sits down with Alex Bradford, State Affairs Coordinator for Georgia Farm Bureau. They discuss how the session is expected to go this year and even discuss some important agricultural bills expected to be debated under the gold dome.  You can view the full legislative report here.  Don’t forget Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol on February 11th! To register, click here. Registration deadline is January 31st!  

Also in this episode is the Farm Monitor interview with the EPA about glyphosate, a chemical used by producers that is at the center of a lawsuit in which plaintiffs say it caused Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.  

Lastly, Jay Stone shares his interview with UMASH Outreach Coordinator, Megan Schossow and NFMC Communications Specialist, Scott Heiberger. They discuss what their organizations do and how their organizations are approaching key safety issues in ag.  



Episode 3: Keep Austin Weird

In this episode of the Growing On Podcast, we discuss the 2020 AFBF Annual Convention that was held this year in Austin, Texas. We discuss everything from the Young Farmer and Rancher events to the 2020 policy development process.

John Holcomb breaks down each of the YF&R events and even introduces the competitors from Georgia. Jason and Rachel Kinsual were hoping to bring home the Excellence in Agriculture award, Preston and Kendall Jimmerson competed for the Achievement Award, and Kaitlyn Marchant competed in the Discussion Meet.

You can view their Farm Monitor profiles, here

Jay Stone shares his interview with Glen Raines from the University of Georgia. They discuss grain bin safety and safety tips that could potentially safe your life! 

Lastly, Katie Duvall gives you an update on what's happening with Georgia's 2020 Legislative Session as well as discusses the policy development process with Tripp Cofield, National Policy Counsel for GFB. 

To view the latest legislative report, you can find it here.