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Foreign Animal Disease: Planning and Moving Forward


Foreign Animal Disease outbreaks (FADs), hard to think about and harder to talk about. However, the reality is this… having conversations now can save a lot of frustration and effort later. 

Souris River Colony: Interactive Modern Hog Barn Tour


Imagine touring a barn without infringing on biosecurity concerns. Now, imagine touring the barn from the comfort of your favorite chair, with your favorite snack and beverage at the ready. Too good to be true? Think again!

Year-End Farm Financial Planning


Another year has come and gone. The crop is in the bin, the hay is in the barn, and the cows are home. You may be thinking it’s time to relax. However, much of the operation’s most important and impactful work is still ahead before year-end. Just like the equipment gets cleaned up, repaired, and maintained, the same time and care needs to be given to the farm’s year-end financial planning. Your farm’s year-end financial planning may include accounting and tax planning, accrual and balance sheet analysis, financial advisor and lender meetings, business risk identification and planning, and succession and estate planning. 

Bon Homme Colony - South Dakota


Nestled on the shores of Lewis and Clark Lake and the Missouri River, Bon Homme Colony is the original Hutterite Colony in North America. Through flooding, war, river damming, trials, and drought, Bon Homme has remained the North American cornerstone of the Hutterite people. Every Colony in North America has connections and ties to Bon Homme Colony. 

Creating a Safety Culture - The Modern Producer Podcast


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In this episode, we chat with Neil Armer, the Health and Safety Manager for Agrihub. Our discussion today covers safety topics from how to get started and how to implement a good safety culture in your operation successfully. We also cover the role technology is taking in safety. We hope you enjoy today's episode. Neil will be piping into the conversation in the future with our new safety tips segment on the podcast. Stay tuned for more. 

To learn more about Safety or to connect with Neil, please check out some of these links:

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Read the Blog :: Creating a Safety Culture on the Farm


Questions or ideas for future show topics? Please reach out, we'd love to hear from you.


//The Modern Producer is a podcast focused on animal husbandry, mainly focused on Pigs and Turkeys. In each episode, we discuss current trends, technology, and research. We invite you to join our discussion at Please also check out our bi-annual publication, The Modern Producer and //

Regenerative Agriculture with Dan Cloutier - The Modern Producer Podcast


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We've back! We've got a great discussion today with guest Dan Cloutier from Agrihub. Today we're discussing regenerative agriculture and three key areas, vertical farming, biogas and net zero building operations. Sustainable agriculture is a popular topic and as Dan explains it, "a lifestyle designed for permanence". There is a lot to cover and we hope you enjoy this chat! 

Smoked Pork Belly - The Perfect Appetizer


Summer is here and it’s time to get together and enjoy some great BBQ. Your family and friends are going to love you for making this.

Colony Highlight: Platte Colony, Platte, South Dakota


On a late Fall day, New Standard’s Ben Cochran and marketing staff, Jake Peterson and Celene Olson, were invited to Platte Colony in central South Dakota, about two hours west of Sioux Falls. The opportunity? To learn what the day in the life of a Hutterite looks like. New Standard has had the pleasure of working with many colonies around the US and Canada, and we wanted to highlight the way of the Hutterites. 

Why We Do What We Do - The Modern Producer Podcast


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Mikael Kirk with Agrisys - The Modern Producer Podcast


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Welcome to episode 3 of the Modern Producer Podcast. On today's show, we welcome Mikael Kirk!

Mikael and his company AGRISYS is based in Denmark and is a leader in sow equipment development worldwide.

AGRISYS Protein Automation was founded by Mikael in 2009. AGRISYS provides solutions for individual feeding and the foundation for optimal results.


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