Farm4Fun w/ Natalie & Tara from Discover Ag!
In this episode, we catch up with Tara Vander Dussen and Natalie Kovarik, hosts of the podcast that brings you "Agriculture you can relate to." They share their farming backgrounds, motivations, and support systems. They discuss their mission to combat misinformation, perceptions of women in agriculture, and advice for aspiring women in the field. We also learn about Elevate Ag, an online course and community empowering agricultural producers. Stay tuned to hear about their life-changing experiences and some fun personal preferences. Plus, they answer intriguing questions and share their future plans. Don't miss it!
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- Catch Up
- Where are they from, what do they farm, how did they get into farming
- How’s the family - do they farm with family?
- Tara Vander Dussen & Natalie Kovarik
- Podcast Discover Ag - Motto: “Agriculture you can relate to”
- Give their professional farming opinions on the top trending topics in the ag and food space to help you better understand the food system and connect with the hands the feed us
- ~80 episodes started in April 2022
- How did they start? What motivated them? Who is their support system?
- What misinformation were you hearing that encouraged you to share the truth about myths?
- What is the audience you are trying to reach?
- How do you respond to negative comments or perception towards agriculture online?
- Do you notice differences in perception towards women in agriculture or online?
- What advice would you give to women who dream of a career in agriculture?
- Tara Vander Dussen
- New Mexico Native: Born and Raised
- 5th Generation Diary Farmer and Farm Wife - grew up and now on a dairy farm
- Girl Mom to Two
- Whiskey Drinker and Fast Talker (Auctioneer fast????)
- Lover of all things Southwest including Green Chile, Turquoise and Beautiful Sunsets
- An environmental scientists on dairy farm projects
- What are some of your proudest projects? Most challenging?
- Natalie Kovarik
- Mom to 3 Boys (Tad, Jaks, Rue) – killer names
- From Central Nebraska
- Kovarik cattle Co - cow calf operation w/ a growing registered herd
- What is Elevate Ag?
- Online course and community where farmers, ranchers and other producers can come together to access the tools and information they need to craft, share, and monetize their own personal Ag story while confidently advocating for the Agriculture industry
- What responses from producers are you hearing back? Is Elevate Ag making a difference?
- Who can access this online course? What are the next steps to getting involved?
- How has hosting the Discover Ag changed their life? Why do it?
- How would they start it over differently?
- If you were an animal, what do you think you would be?
- Right now, who inspires you?
- If you could make anything bigger on your body what would it be?
Start, Bench, Cut
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner
- Tequila, vodka, wine
- YouTube, TikTok, Facebook
- Denim, sweatpants, chinos
- Road trip, flying, cruising
- Shopping, museums, bar hopping
- What’s next for them?
- What can our listeners do to help?
- What can we do to help?
Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give yourself or others at 18?