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New podcast for Delmarva farmers now online

From left, Keiller Kyle of the Nature Conservancy, Mike Twining of Williard Agri-Service, and Jen Nelson, co-host of “From Cloud to Cab,” talk about nitrogen use efficiency during a recording for an upcoming episode of “From Cloud to Cab,” a new podcast s
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QUEENSTOWN, MD — A new podcast series called “From Cloud to Cab” aims to inform and entertain farmers on Delmarva and in the Mid-Atlantic region.

“From Cloud to Cab” is a collaboration between Jen Nelson, a Delaware-based agricultural consultant with Resource Smart LLC, and Josh Bollinger, communications coordinator with the University of Maryland Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology.

Nelson initially brought the concept to the Hughes Center. The idea is to provide farmers with a fresh and accessible platform to get information they care about while performing work around their farms.

“Some of the farmers I work with in my other projects had expressed interest in listening to a podcast about farming. It seemed like a great opportunity to offer an alternative format to getting information out there about soil health and nutrient stewardship in addition to the workshops and field days we already do,” Nelson said. “We can also have conversations about emerging markets and agronomy research.”

The podcast will offer news and differing perspectives on a wide variety of agricultural issues — from soil health to growing the ingredients for beer on Delmarva — and will feature conversations with other farmers, scientists, policymakers, agribusinesses and conservationists, highlighting the various practices farmers implement on their land.

“This podcast reinforces our message at the Hughes Center that farmers are environmental stewards of the land that sustains us,” Bollinger said. “We hope to provide an entertaining twist on how farmers receive information that benefits them, the environment and their livelihoods.”

The podcast is available for free download or streaming on Soundcloud at soundcloud.com/from-cloud-to-cab. Apple users can download or stream episodes on iTunes, and Android users can download or stream it on Google Play Music by searching for “From Cloud to Cab” in their phone apps or browsers.

"From Cloud to Cab" is looking for feedback from farmers on topics they wish to hear about. For suggestions, contact Josh Bollinger at joshboll@umd.edu or Jen Nelson at jen.nelson@resourcesmartllc.com.

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