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A place to learn about agricultural water management topics that impact our industry. Jamie Duininck hosts thought-provoking discussions with a wide variety of experts on topics such as drainage best practices, product standards, conservation efforts, lan

Jamie Duininck


    • Jan 26, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
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    Sustainability and Resilience: How the Plastic Pipe Industry is on the Forefront

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 33:43


    Dan Currence with the Plastic Pipe Institute joins guest host, Trey Allis from Prinsco to talk about the sustainability and resiliency of plastic pipe. From research to testing and quality standards, the industry has made immense strides in the last few decades, now using more than 600 million pounds of recycled plastic to make products that last a century.The two caught up at the North American Conservation and Drainage Expo in Des Moines in January for an on-location podcast.About the Guest:Dan Currence has been in the plastic pipe industry for more than 25 years and holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Missouri. He has been with the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) for ten years, and is the current Director of Engineering for the Drainage Division. Dan has a passion to promote the sustainability and resiliency of plastic pipe.Want more? Check out these related episodes from The Water Table: #5.1: The Science Behind Making Pipe Part 01 #5.2: The Science Behind Making Pipe Part 02North American Drainage & Conservation Expo (NACADE)https://nacadexpo.com/The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI)https://www.plasticpipe.org/PPI Industry Handbookhttps://www.plasticpipe.org/Drainage/Resources/Drainage-Handbook.aspxEpisode Topics:00:32   Welcome02:13   All about Dan03:36   What is PPI?05:14   The Drainage Division07:01   Standards and sustainability07:31   Recycled resins08:01   Decades of learning09:11   Over 600 million pounds per year09:41   The public dilemma10:26   Solving recycling and infrastructure issues12:11   Testing to ensure quality15:06   National product standards16:01   Post-industrial vs. post-consumer19:01   Working with the DOT21:01   Resiliency – the new buzz word23:21   Being able to recover quickly24:41   Watertight joints26:06   Making your system last29:11   Polypropylene vs. polyethylene31:41   An industry handbookFollow us on social media! FB:  https://m.facebook.com/thewatertableag/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/thewatertableag/Website:  https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/Find us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1538507698Subscribe to our Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/001MKyL5nMw6jUpuuz9aGdListen on Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMzg5OTEwLnJzcw== More Episodes & Water Management Education:https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/

    2022: A Year in Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 36:07


    In this episode of The Water Table, Jamie looks back on several episodes of 2022's podcasts and highlights some of his favorites. From applications in the field to changing weather patterns, a banker's perspective on water management and an economist's view on critical topics affecting agriculture; this episode has it all. Listen in for a little bit of everything.  Watch the full episode on our YouTube channel!Episode guests include an application engineer, a safety committee steering member, an ag market relationship manager, an agricultural economist, a farmer, an atmospheric scientist, the executive director of the ADMC, a long-time industry expert and a banker.Enjoyed the highlights? Check out the full episodes!#44: FAQS from the Field– Applications, Materials & More#47: Call Before You Dig#49: A Five-Buckle-Boot Career Serving Drainage Contractors #52: An Ag Economist Tells All– Critical Topics Impacting the Future of Ag #53: 4 Factors Driving the Continued Demand for Tile#55: How Changing Weather Patterns Impact the Stability of Your Farm#56: A More Efficient Approach to Water Quality– Batch and Build #63: A Banker's Perspective on Water ManagementFollow us on social media! FB:  https://m.facebook.com/thewatertableag/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/thewatertableag/Website:  https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/Find us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1538507698Subscribe to our Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/001MKyL5nMw6jUpuuz9aGdListen on Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMzg5OTEwLnJzcw== Episode Topics:  00:32   Welcome to our Year-in-review!01:24   Engineering and field applications; Episode 4404:15   It's all about safety; Episode 4709:36   A 40-year career; Episode 4913:40   Agriculture and the economy; Episode 5218:35   The current state of the ag water management industry; Episode 5323:54   Weather patterns and agriculture; Episode 5527:11   The ADMC and relationships; Episode 5631:00   A banker's perspective on water management; Episode 63More Episodes & Water Management Education:https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/

    Outsmarting Mother Nature with Drainage Recycling

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 22:45


    In this episode, Jamie sits down with Iowa farmer, Kellie Blair to talk about cover crops, the future of farming, and an exciting drainage recycling pilot program that she and her husband AJ have volunteered to be a part of.About the Guest:Kellie Blair farms with her husband, AJ near Dayton, Iowa. Blair Farms LLC is a fourth-generation farm focusing on improvements and conservation. Kellie is a graduate of Iowa State University in Forestry and Agronomy. She and AJ are part of a pilot program for drainage recycling funded by the EPA, the Iowa Department of Land and Ag Stewardship and the Iowa Soybean Association.Want more? Check out our past episode:Episode #56: A More Efficient Approach to Water Quality: Batch and BuildRelated Content:Iowa Farmers Work Towards the Future - Best Young Farmers and Ranchers Episode Topics: 00:32   Welcome to Kellie Blair01:12   Where in the world is Dayton, Iowa?02:09   Fourth generation on the farm02:44   Time flies when you're having fun03:19   Conservation and continued improvement03:35   Water retention and drainage recycling project05:20   Three inches for 130 acres06:08   When you can't count on Mother Nature06:40   Happenstance07:30   Iowa Soybean Association, guidance and timing08:15   They had their water figured out09:05   Cover crops11:15   Drilling is the way to go12:12   Committed to making it work13:18   Soil health and cover crops13:45   A lawn vs. a muddy driveway15:20   Good drainage will pay for itself16:50   If I could figure out a way to live on the farm…19:06   Raising the fifth generation19:40   The entrepreneurial spirit21:25   The value of partnershipsMore Episodes & Water Management Education:https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/

    Agricultural Water Management 101: An Educational MVP

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 12:44


    Agricultural water management can be very misunderstood outside the ag industry. It's so much more than just draining water off land. In today's episode of The Water Table, industry expert, Kent Rodelius joins Jamie for a conversation about a tool that has helped thousands of people understand agricultural water management a little better, and what the next level might look like.About the Guest: Kent Rodelius has been in the water management industry for nearly 40 years. He started his career at Prinsco and has helped build strong relationships, grow sales and develop key partnerships for the company. Kent is the current President of the Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition (ADMC) and has a passion for staying informed on regulatory and legislative issues. He is a strong advocate for enhanced conservation practices designed to address the environmental challenges currently facing producers.Want more? Visit out YouTube channel to watch "Agricultural Water Management 101": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5WiD8ZPSNkFollow us on social media! FB:  https://m.facebook.com/thewatertableag/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/thewatertableag/Website:  https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/Find us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1538507698Subscribe to our Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/001MKyL5nMw6jUpuuz9aGdListen on Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMzg5OTEwLnJzcw== Episode Topics: 00:32   Welcome to Kent Rodelius00:55   Agricultural Water Management 101 on YouTube01:20   How does water management work?01:50   A popular video!02:30   It's good for hunting…03:00   It's about management, not just drainage04:15   Drainage coefficient – why is it important?06:10   What is the ideal soil make-up?07:11   A drainage system is a risk mitigator08:55   It's like a sponge09:45   A big announcement – the next level of water management10:10   Holding water on the farm, let's get educated!11:30   Making a differenceMore Episodes & Water Management Education:https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/

    A Banker's Perspective on Water Management

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 46:04


    What does financial health look like in agriculture? Jamie sits down with banker, Jacob Jennings, and Prinsco Agricultural Segment Lead and farmer, Karl Guetter, to talk ag lending. What are the current trends and how can farmers get the most out of what they already have? From land prices to investments that will never depreciate, tax planning and building wealth in rural America– Jamie, Jacob and Karl hash it out in this episode.About the Guests: Jacob Jenniges is the branch president of Integrity Bank Plus in Walnut Grove, MN. He has been with the bank for 15 years and is an active member of the BankIn Minnesota Ag Committee. Jacob is knowledgeable about numerous agriculture loan programs offered by the USDA, Farmer Mac, RFA and Ag BMP. He currently services a loan portfolio that ranges from $20 million to $23 million dollars.Karl Guetter is Prinsco's Agricultural Segment Lead and is also an active farmer in South Central Minnesota.Learn more about Integrity Bank Plus: www.integritybank.comWant more? Check out these past episodes: #23: How Tiling is Driving Today's Land Values#43: Commodity Prices and Water Management in the Bushel BusinessFollow us on social media! FB:  https://m.facebook.com/thewatertableag/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/thewatertableag/Website:  https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/Find us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1538507698Subscribe to our Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/001MKyL5nMw6jUpuuz9aGdListen on Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMzg5OTEwLnJzcw== Episode Topics: 00:32   Welcome to Karl Guetter and Jake Jenniges01:20   Let's talk ag lending03:00   Financial health of farmers04:20   How to spend all that money?!?04:45   The perfect storm?06:00   Changing trends08:00   Controlling the weather?08:40   Land prices, deals and the oldest young guy10:30   Improving what you have12:50   An investment that will never depreciate13:50   Building wealth in rural America15:20   An average size farm in Minnesota? It's so variable…16:25   Join forces, work together, stay relevant17:55   Murder and drainage19:00   Attitudes and land values20:55   Unexpected money21:16   Coming to a halt – where is the floor?23:00   What does a lender need to advise on drainage?24:26   Is drainage ever the wrong decision?25:45   Stretching the payments26:50   You have to get as much as you can out of what you have29:13   Cash rent – can you get the bushels?30:02   Integrity Bank Plus, a bunch of really good youngsters31:48   It's like putting on a warm blanket37:00   Tax planning; a really big deal37:40   When does land sell high?40:30   A generational transfer and the importance of relationships44:40   Spend your money the right way at the right time45:25   Regretting the Vikings45:40   Wrap-upMore Episodes & Water Management Education:https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/

    A Water Management Industry Insider Shares How Management Practices are Improving and How You Can Benefit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 26:07


    From ‘what in the world is happening with harvest?!?' to some dramatic advancements in water management practices, Jamie's conversation with industry insider, Kent Rodelius, President of the ADMC and Prinsco Ag Relationship Manager, covers it all. Cover crops, carbon sequestration, denitrification, automation, crop insurance, batch and build… and the list goes on.Watch the full episode on our YouTube channel!https://youtu.be/hmgYPq-05rsAbout the Guest:Kent Rodelius has been in the water management industry for nearly 40 years. He started his career at Prinsco and has helped build strong relationships, grow sales and develop key partnerships for the company. Kent is the current President of the Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition (ADMC) and has a passion for staying informed on regulatory and legislative issues. He is a strong advocate for enhanced conservation practices designed to address the environmental challenges currently facing producers.Learn more about the Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition (ADMC):https://admcoalition.com/Interested in sustainability and agriculture? Check out this video:Conservation Drainage for Environmental and Economic Risk ReductionWant more? Check out these related episodes from The Water Table: #49: A Five-Buckle-Boot Career Serving Drainage Contractors #56: A More Efficient Approach to Water Quality– Batch and Build Follow us on social media! FB:  https://m.facebook.com/thewatertableag/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/thewatertableag/Website:  https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/Find us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1538507698Subscribe to our Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/001MKyL5nMw6jUpuuz9aGdListen on Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMzg5OTEwLnJzcw== Episode Topics:  00:32   Welcome to Kent Rodelius01:30   2022 collides with what is on the horizon03:20   What in the world was happening with harvest?04:09   Kudos to the farmers04:50   ADMC plus Conservation Drainage Network equals research, studies & more06:00   Cover crops and carbon sequestration – how important is it?07:40   Addressing the soil health issue with cover crops10:40   Cold and wet to dry and hot, technology matters!11:50   So much funding, so many tools, how to take advantage14:05   So many good practices15:30   Automation16:00   It's drastic! Increases in technology17:34   Breaking news – water is top claim in crop insurance!18:00   Prevent plant, let's reduce that number20:00   A good year20:40   ADMC – a strong voice21:30   Batch and build23:40   Denitrifying wetlands24:55   Wrap-upMore Episodes & Water Management Education:https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/

    The Water Table Appears On... Farmland News with Fladeboe Land

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 23:14


    The script is flipped this week…instead of hosting a guest, Jamie is the guest. Occasionally, The Water Table Podcast host, Jamie Duininck, appears on other shows and we want to share those with you. This is the Farmland News Podcast with Bill Dean of KWLM and Kristine Fladeboe-Duininck with Fladeboe Land. Jamie joins them to talk farmland, tiling and the future of agriculture. (And how Jamie met his wife…)Watch the full episode on YouTube!https://youtu.be/AEplzKWGx28About the hosts of Farmland News with KWLM: Bill Dean with KWLM radio and Kristine Fladeboe-Duininck with Fladeboe Land join forces the first Thursday of each month to discuss issues impacting agriculture and farmland. Kristine Fladeboe-Duininck is a world-class auctioneer and farmland specialist. With 20+ years of broker experience, Kristine is owner of Fladeboe Land, a second-generation family owned business specializing in farmland. Bill Dean has been with Lakeland Broadcasting since 1973. Born and raised in West Central Minnesota, Bill has done just about everything at KWLM and currently hosts a morning show called The Morning Brew and the Farmland News Podcast with Fladeboe Land.Check out Farmland News with Fladeboe Land Podcast:https://www.willmarradio.com/podcasts/fladeboe/Want more? Check out these related episodes from The Water Table: #51: Why Farmland Values Have Never Been Higher with Kristine Fladeboe-Duininck#23: How Tiling is Driving Today's Land Values with Kristine Fladeboe-DuininckFollow us on social media! FB:  https://m.facebook.com/thewatertableag/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/thewatertableag/Website:  https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/Find us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1538507698Subscribe to our Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/001MKyL5nMw6jUpuuz9aGdListen on Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMzg5OTEwLnJzcw== Episode Topics:  0:16 Welcome Kristine1:33 Every dollar counts3:20 The land market is strong3:50 Tremendous yields4:30 Upcoming auctions10:10 Special guest – Jamie Duininck11:12 How they met…12:00 The importance of water management13:00 Time for farmers to make improvements13:35 Call 811 before you dig!14:38 It's really dry…15:45 What soils should you tile?16:20 It's an investment17:44 The Water Table Podcast19:00 Tile vs. impervious surface20:00 Convey, treat, store; and urban solution21:22 Go Minnesota! We have the water…22:15 Wrap upMore Episodes & Water Management Education:https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/

    Carpe Opportunitas: A Story of an International Career Built on Trust and Relationships

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 44:11 Transcription Available


    In this episode of The Water Table, Jamie sits down with Ceri Howell to discuss the importance of relationships in business. With a career spanning more than 40 years in the pipe industry, Howell has seen the shift from corrugated metal to plastic pipe and talks about how the people he's met over the years have been instrumental in building his career.Watch the full episode on YouTube!https://youtu.be/g0sirjOjCOU About the Guest:Ceri Howell is a pioneer in the field of agricultural drainage in Canada. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Science in Great Britain and has spent more than 40 years in the pipe industry. Howell worked for Armtec in Canada for more than 30 years, establishing their international division and eventually taking on the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He is currently the President and Owner of 2M Solutions in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, a consulting firm that provides market development, sales and customer service training, management support and leadership training along with facilitating relationships between Canada and international markets.Want more? Check out these related episodes from The Water Table: https://www.watertable.ag/podcast/ep-54/https://www.watertable.ag/podcast/how-the-war-in-ukraine-could-impact-agriculture/Learn more about Armtec: https://armtec.com/Follow us on social media! FB:  https://m.facebook.com/thewatertableag/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/thewatertableag/Website:  https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/Find us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1538507698Subscribe to our Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/001MKyL5nMw6jUpuuz9aGdListen on Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMzg5OTEwLnJzcw== Episode Topics:  0:00 Podcast Introduction0:38 Welcome to Ceri Howell, President of 2M Solutions1:50 An industry mentor3:00 The importance of friendship5:15 From Britain to Canada6:15 How do you feel about a sales engineer….ummmm7:40 Vancouver to Alberta to Ontario8:21 Competitor to best friend8:45 Backing up – why Canada?9:50 Black bears, moose and leaping salmon10:20 An impetuous decision, but one of the best12:55 The numbers are staggering13:33 The epicenter of North American agricultural drainage15:57 Rely on the people with the knowledge16:44 It's personal19:42 Now we have the science24:16 An international division is born26:13 An old friend leads to new opportunities27:15 Flood damage in Russia and napkin sketches29:46 A five bridge order leads to more than 250 structures32:35 Building on relationships and trust33:53 How many countries??36:56 A tunnel in Canada40:50 A personal take44:00 Wrap upMore Episodes & Water Management Education:https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/

    Harvest Check-in 2022: Josh Parcel, Farmer, Southern Illinois

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 8:20


    For our final installment of our 2022 Harvest Check-ins, Jamie talks with Southern Illinois farmer Josh Parcel about spring planting in April, good rains in July and a smooth harvest is leading to great yields; 60-70 bushels an acre for beans and 230-260 bushels an acre for corn.Want more? Check out the first 3 episode of our Harvest 2022 Check-in Series: https://watertable.ag/57https://watertable.ag/58https://watertable.ag/59Follow us on social media! FB:  https://m.facebook.com/thewatertableag/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/thewatertableag/Website:  https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/Find us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1538507698Subscribe to our Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/001MKyL5nMw6jUpuuz9aGdListen on Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMzg5OTEwLnJzcw== Episode Topics:  0:00 Welcome to The Water Table Podcast0:33 Josh Parcel, Farmer in Southern Illinois1:21 Harvest going well; Started the 3rd week in September, no stopping so far!1:45 40-50 percent complete3:15 Variabilities are pretty consistent4:00 June and July: Too dry to exactly the moisture needed4:30 Beans, 60-70 bushels per acre; corn, 230-260 bushels per acre4:55 Concerns with interest rate, inflation and skyrocketing prices next year6:30 Land prices are nice and steady7:45 Wrapping up – have a safe harvest!More Episodes & Water Management Education:https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/

    Harvest Check-in 2022: Al Giese, Farmer, Northwest Iowa

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 13:30


    Jamie talks with Al Giese, a farmer in O'Brien County, Iowa, where record-setting land prices are the talk of the area. A dry summer means corn on corn yields are taking a hit, but prices remain high because of extreme demand due to ethanol and feed lots in Iowa. Want more? Check out this Ag Web article: https://www.agweb.com/news/business/farmland/new-record-iowa-farm-joins-26000-acre-clubFollow us on social media! FB:  https://m.facebook.com/thewatertableag/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/thewatertableag/Website:  https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/Find us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1538507698Subscribe to our Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/001MKyL5nMw6jUpuuz9aGdListen on Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMzg5OTEwLnJzcw== Episode Topics:  0:00 Welcome to The Water Table Podcast0:33 Al Giese, Farmer in Northwest Iowa1:10 Soybean harvest – done!1:17 Corn harvest – 2/3 done, but the wind is wreaking havoc1:30 Yields lag behind last year thanks to a lack of moisture3:00 Variable yields; corn, 175-210 bushels per acre; soybeans, 55-65 bushels per acre3:18 Corn on corn takes a big hit4:04 Revenue per acre is still strong4:30 Ammonia application – a big question mark4:45 An on-time spring, but very spotty moisture5:45 Next year – prices look good but input costs are up7:00 Export demand is lagging, the Mighty Mississippi is low7:45 The 3-legged stool in agriculture: exports, livestock and biofuels, especially ethanol8:37 Biggest concern is subsoil moisture8:55 Record land price set in Western Iowa, $26k per acre10:35 Who is buying – investors or farmers?12:30 Challenges and benefits12:55 Wrapping up – have a safe harvest!

    Harvest Check-in 2022: Dylan Erickson, Farmer, Western Minnesota

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 13:14


    Jamie catches up with Dylan Erickson, a farmer in Western Minnesota who checked in with us last year for harvest. He talks higher-than-expected yields, but what record land prices mean for small family farmers. His plan for next year includes improving the land he already owns (in addition to watching the Minnesota Vikings win the NFC North this season.)Want more? Check out these related episodes from The Water Table:https://www.watertable.ag/podcast/episode-25/https://www.watertable.ag/podcast/why-farmland-values-have-never-been-higher/Follow us on social media! FB:  https://m.facebook.com/thewatertableag/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/thewatertableag/Website:  https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/Find us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1538507698Subscribe to our Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/001MKyL5nMw6jUpuuz9aGdListen on Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMzg5OTEwLnJzcw== Episode Topics:  0:00 Welcome to The Water Table Podcast0:33 Dylan Erickson, Farmer in Western Minnesota1:00 Soybean harvest is going well, almost wrapped up1:47 Corn is more impressive yields than soybeans but still variable2:14 Western & Southwest MN– where it rains it grows, even in the less ideal ground3:22 Corn harvest expectations, looking positive, up to 215 bushels an acre.4:30 Late planting for corn, soybeans & edibles, but harvest is still on time5:50 Consistent heat, consistent yields6:20 Future outlook; inputs going up so lock in early7:48 Record land prices, where to go from here?8:16 How to grow with what you already have9:50 Go Vikings! Will it be a successful season?12:30 Wrapping up – have a safe harvest!More Episodes & Water Management Education:https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/

    Harvest Check-in 2022: Karl Guetter, Farmer, South Central Minnesota

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 10:16 Transcription Available


    Back by popular demand, The Water Table podcast host Jamie Duininck checks in with Midwest farmers to see how harvest is going. In part one of this four-part series, he talks to Karl Guetter, Prinsco's National Agriculture Segment Lead, who also farms in South Central Minnesota. They discuss a surprising fall after a very late start in the spring, how climate change is affecting the growing season and how conditions in South Central Minnesota are perfect this fall for making preparations for next year, including getting pipe in the ground.About the Guest: Karl Guetter has nearly 20 years of experience in the ag industry and, being an active farmer himself, is a true advocate for managing water on the farm. Karl is an active farmer and the Agricultural Segment Lead at Prinsco. He's passionate about issues facing rural America and the ag community– his experience gives him a unique perspective on what pushes farmers to manage their water, how the demand for tiling has changed and increased over the years, and why tile is critical for the sustainability and profitability of farms in the future.Want more? Check out these related episodes from The Water Table: https://www.watertable.ag/podcast/ep-55/https://www.watertable.ag/podcast/ep-53/Follow us on social media! FB:  https://m.facebook.com/thewatertableag/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/thewatertableag/Website:  https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/Find us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1538507698Subscribe to our Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/001MKyL5nMw6jUpuuz9aGdListen on Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMzg5OTEwLnJzcw== Episode Topics:0:00 Welcome to The Water Table Podcast0:33 Karl Guetter, farmer in South Central Minnesota1:09 A surprising fall after a very wet spring1:23 Ahead of schedule and phenomenal harvest weather2:30 Climate change; from 20 springs ago until now3:06 Soybean harvest is done; variable due to land4:10 Redwood County, a stark difference east to west.5:00 The Minnesota River – what does it do to the weather?6:20 Corn harvest is going well, wrapping up soon7:15 Next year's plan, looking at market fluctuations, what varieties performed well and dirt to fertility and drainage8:56 Opportunities for preparations for next year. Get that pipe in the ground!9:50 Wrapping up – have a safe harvest!More Episodes & Water Management Education:https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/

    A More Efficient Approach to Water Quality: Batch and Build

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 45:23 Transcription Available


    What's better than installing one saturated buffer or bioreactor at a time? Doing 25-50 to improve water quality for an entire watershed. Jamie and Keegan Kult, Executive Director of the Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition (ADMC), talk batch and build projects, cover crops and how water management can help farmers deal with climate change.About the Guest: Keegan has been working with agricultural water management for more than 15 years and has contributed to 80+ edge of field practice installations, development of new conservation practice standards, and to the scientific literature documenting practice performance and cost effectiveness. He holds a Master of Science degree from Iowa State University in Environmental Science with an emphasis on water resources and a Bachelor of Science degree also from Iowa State University in Forestry.More Episodes & Water Management Education:https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/Follow us on social media! FB:  https://m.facebook.com/thewatertableag/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/thewatertableag/Website:  https://www.watertable.ag/the-podcast/Find us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1538507698Subscribe to our Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/001MKyL5nMw6jUpuuz9aGdListen on Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMzg5OTEwLnJzcw== Want more? Here's some related content you might be interested in:Water quality and sustainable practices are more important than ever. Below are several sustainable solutions to consider when designing a water management system. Learn more about Saturated Buffers and Denitrifying Bioreactors!https://www.watertable.ag/best-practice/saturated-buffer/https://www.watertable.ag/best-practice/denitrifying-bioreactor/Agricultural Water Management Coalition (ADMC) resources page:https://admcoalition.com/resources/Learn about a batch & build project in Des Moines, Iowa! - "Central Iowa Blitz Project Will Add 51 Water Quality Practices within Des Moines and Raccoon River Watersheds"https://iowaagriculture.gov/news/central-iowa-adds-51-water-quality-practicesEpisode Topics:0:38 Welcome Keegan Kult, Executive Director of the Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition (ADMC)2:55 What is ADMC4:00 History of ADMC5:40 ADMC Membership6:23 Upping the game with funding – memberships, grants and contract work7:38 Goals, successes and building excitement9:30 Watershed approaches and planning – Batch and Build10:16 Education on water management: it's not just for farmers; the frustrations & the wins.13:26 Drainage water management certification classes – a win!15:20 The water management industry's story17:35 Partnerships, fiscal agents and public entities18:38 Conservation Drainage Network21:05 Drainage water management field test plots23:00 Edge of field practices – automated water management systems, saturated buffers and bioreactors28:00 Climate change and water management32:50 30 million acres – are we making progress?35:32 Barriers to drainage water management38:25 Working himself out of a job39:37 Cover crops and soil health44:15 ADMC on the cusp

    How Changing Weather Patterns Impact the Stability of Your Farm

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 32:17


    Building Wealth Through Tiling: Insights from Canada's Original Installer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 48:55 Transcription Available


    Tony Kime, President of BlueWater Pipe Inc, was among the first to install plastic drainage pipe in North America. He joins Jamie to discuss how tiling is building wealth in our agricultural communities, and why it could contribute to advancements in water quality in the future. 

    4 Factors Driving the Continued Demand for Tile

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 30:00 Transcription Available


    Jamie has an insights-packed conversation with Karl Guetter, an active farmer and current leader of Prinsco's agricultural segment. Karl leverages that dual perspective to share what he believes is driving the continued demand for tile despite uncertainties like late springs and delayed planting. Karl defines and dives into these key factors: 1. Farmers need to improve efficiency  2. High inputs reinforce the need to take care of what's belowground. 3. Land changing hands is triggering tiling investments  4. Installation practices and system designs are becoming more optimized

    An Ag Economist Tells All: Critical Topics Impacting the Future of Agriculture

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 28:50 Transcription Available


    Michael Swanson, Chief Agricultural Economist at Wells Fargo, joins Jamie to explain critical topics affecting agriculture. Listen to learn how current crop prices, the environmental effects of tiling, cash rents, carbon credits & the biodiesel market will impact the future of the ag community.

    Why Farmland Values Have Never Been Higher

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 24:18 Transcription Available


    Kristine Fladeboe-Duininck, a farmland specialist, comes back to The Water Table to discuss how farmland values have never been higher, why we are seeing record-breaking farmland sales, and the impact a farm's tile maps have on its value.

    Why Bill Gates and Other Investors are Buying Farmland in ND

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 28:18 Transcription Available


    Jamie sits down with Levi Otis of Ellingson Companies to discuss something that's caused quite a stir in North Dakota– Bill Gates recently purchased roughly 2,000 acres of farmland. Jamie and Levi discuss why wealthy investors are buying farmland in ND, how these purchases affect the water management industry, and the number one reason why people aren't managing water on their farms.

    A Five-Buckle-Boot Career Serving Drainage Contractors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 62:17 Transcription Available


    The drainage industry is driven by the unsung heroes of agriculture– drainage contractors. Kent Rodelius from Prinsco reflects on his four-decade career serving these hardworking business owners, many of whom have a multi-generational, family culture. He shares stories about the evolution of the industry and his personal philosophy of hard work which he describes as “a five-buckle-boot day.”

    The Farm Babe - Influencer in Ag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 26:27 Transcription Available


    Jamie discusses all things agriculture with Michelle Miller, aka The Farm Babe. After living the city life Michelle's life took a big turn when she moved to a farm in Iowa. It was there that she uncovered what she thought she knew about farming was wrong. She soon became one of agriculture's fiercest advocates. 

    Call Before You Dig

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 26:10 Transcription Available


    How should we be installing drain tile? Safely. Travis Albers along with other members of the Drain Tile Safety Coalition have made it their goal to make drain tile projects safer. They're working to reduce drain tile accidents to zero through education, advanced planning tickets and urging farmers and contractors to call 811 before they dig.

    How the Next Generation is Using Technology to Take Agriculture to the Next Level

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 21:18 Transcription Available


    The agricultural industry is a growing field, but the amount of farmable acreage is decreasing as the world's population grows. Brenden VanWechel, Business Development and Ag Tech Intern for Ellingson Companies, joins Jamie to discuss the critical role of technology and the next generation in finding solutions to increase yields and create more sustainable agriculture.

    The Spring Waiting Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 19:38 Transcription Available


    Each spring is a waiting game for farmers and drainage contractors as they are anxious to get in the field. The Upper Midwest has had cold, wet springs for the past few years, compressing the time available for tiling and planting. Jamie shares his thoughts on preparing for the season and how to ensure increased yields despite the less-than-ideal conditions.

    FAQs From The Field: Applications, Materials & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 24:04 Transcription Available


    Prinsco Ag application engineer Trey Allis joins Jamie to answer frequently asked questions about pipe types, applications, materials, and more.

    Commodity Prices and Water Management in the Bushel Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 38:22 Transcription Available


    What's happening in the world of commodities? Jamie is joined by Tommy Grisafi, commodity broker and host of The Ag Bull podcast, to discuss commodities prices, opportunities in the small grain market, and why tiling is a smart investment in the business of bushels.

    How The War in Ukraine Could Impact Agriculture

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 22:36


    Former U.S. Representative and House Agriculture Committee Chair, Collin Peterson, joins Jamie to discuss the possible impacts of the war in Ukraine on agriculture. They cover topics such as opening CRP, changes in global imports/exports, rising land prices, fluctuating commodity prices, and implications for the world market.

    Family Business Series: Understanding Problems Requires Vulnerability

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 4:56


    Mark Pletts joins Jamie Duininck to discuss the importance of understanding financial problems fully before committing to a solution. It starts with the willingness to be vulnerable and open with your financial advisor in order to get the best outcome for you, your family, or your business. 

    Family Business Series: The Need for Family Trusts in Financial Planning

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 8:10


    We are joined by guest and financial advisor, Mark Pletts, to talk about creating family trusts, the connection between trusts and life insurance for farms and small businesses, and why financial planning, if done properly, can positively impact generations to come

    Family Business Series: The Math & The Emotion of Generational Planning

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 4:31


    Many businesses are transitioning to the next generation of leaders, a process which requires significant financial planning to be successful. Jamie Duininck is joined by financial advisor, Mark Pletts, to talk about two things that impact generational transitions most: the math and the emotion

    Family Business Series: Aligning the Math and Emotion in Financial Planning for Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 35:26


    Host, Jamie Duininck, is joined by Mark Pletts, a financial advisor who believes that financial planning in a family business, when done correctly, can positively impact generations to come. He has worked with Jamie and many other family businesses to navigate financial challenges and make decisions that are best for both the business and the family. In this episode, Jamie and Mark discuss how to align the math with the emotion when doing financial planning for your business

    Family Business Series: The Vulnerability Required to Go From Being a Boss to Being a Leader

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 4:52


    Host, Jamie Duininck, asks business coach, Cory Carlson, about how to become better leaders in our families and our businesses. They discuss the added challenges of being a boss when working with family members. Cory explains that tools like enneagrams can help but being vulnerable and asking for personal feedback about how you can do better is the key to going from being a good boss to being a great leader.

    Family Business Series: Why Success in Business Depends on Success at Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 6:42


    Host, Jamie Duininck, is joined by guest and business coach, Cory Carlson,  to discuss the connection between success in business and success at home. Cory takes a holistic approach that challenges clients with the question: If you aren't unpacking the issues in your personal or family life, how do you expect to solve the issues facing your business?

    Family Business Series: Getting Past the Difficulty of Asking for Help

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 8:58


    Host, Jamie Duininck, is joined by guest and business coach, Cory Carlson, to discuss the misunderstood process of hiring a business coach. Cory started his career in the corporate world then became a business coach after experiencing the positive impact that a trusted advisor had on his own life. Jamie shares how difficult it can be to ask for help and how finding the right coach for your situation and personality can make all the difference.

    Family Business Series: Insight and Advice from a Family Business Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 42:46


    Host, Jamie Duininck, has worked with business coach, Cory Carlson, for many years to gain insight and advice for working in a family business. Cory stresses that in order for people to have success in business they must also have successful at home. Through this episode, Jamie and Cory cover topics such as the benefits of hiring a coach, how to win at work by winning at home, and how to go from being a boss to being a leader. 

    Family Business Series: Using Your Voice to Better Your Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 10:07


    Host, Jamie Duininck, hears Mark Herringshaw's perspective on “Using Your Voice to Better Your Business.” Mark believes understanding your personality style or voice leads to better communication and conflict management. Learn about a successful family succession story and what Mark finds most rewarding about his work. 

    Family Business Series: Accountability & The 5 Leadership Voices

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 7:17


    Host, Jamie Duininck, asks guest and business coach, Mark Herringshaw, if he thinks families are harder on each other in business. The truth? It depends on who you are as a leader. Mark explains the 5 personality types and how being aware of your voice can impact your family business.

    Family Business Series: The High Stakes of Family Succession Planning

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 5:54 Transcription Available


    Host, Jamie Duininck, asks Mark Herringshaw about the pressure in family businesses and how to plan for generational transitions. Working with family can be challenging because it adds another layer to an already multi-faceted business relationship. Mark, guest and business coach, discusses the importance of intentional communication and “The High Stakes of Family Succession Planning.”

    Family Business Series: Relationships and the Generational Transfer of Knowledge

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 56:00


    Host, Jamie Duininck, is joined by business coach, Mark Herringshaw, to discuss the nuances of family business relationships and the generational transfer of knowledge. Mark has spent over 25 years working with companies of all sizes on decoding individual performance, team chemistry, and organizational excellence. Learn how humility-based leadership and understanding personality types can help family businesses be more successful.

    Family Business Series: Creating & Using Your Mission, Vision and Values

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 7:51


    Jamie asks guest and leadership expert, Mark Deterding, how to build a foundation of your mission, vision, and values? Mark, owner of Triune Leadership, recommends you start by understanding what the shared values are amongst members of your organization, and then asking yourself: what do you do, for whom do you do it, and why? From there, it's time to build it into the culture of your organization to know what drives your business. 

    Family Business Series: What Is a Servant Leader?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 8:37 Transcription Available


    Jamies asks guest and leadership expert, Mark Deterding, to share his definition of a servant leader and the keys to becoming a great one. Mark explains how great leaders create energy, drive performance, build relationships, and ensure that their actions line up with the business' foundation of mission, vision and values.

    Family Business Series: Building A Strong Business Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 59:26 Transcription Available


    As part of a third-generation family business, host Jamie Duininck has turned to Mark Deterding for guidance on many important issues over the years. Mark established “Triune Leadership Services” in 2010 to help small businesses build a culture around servant leadership and a shared vision, mission and values. Learn about the positive impact Mark has had on Jamie and countless other business leaders.

    Family Business Series: Working In the Business vs. On the Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 5:26 Transcription Available


    Jamie asks guest and leadership expert, Mark Deterding, what it means to work IN your business versus ON your business? Mark believes you must work on your business foundation, which starts by defining your purpose, vision, and values. When those things are crystal clear you will be able to better support the needs of your business, your family, and your customers.Listen to the full episode here.

    The Voice of Agricultural Drainage

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 30:39 Transcription Available


    In this episode, Jamie talks with Prinsco Engineer, Trey Allis, who put in much of the legwork to establish the new Water Table website. Trey shares some highlights of the valuable research being done by land-grant universities across the country and why making it more accessible on our website can support the work of drainage contractors and help change the perception of our industry in the public. 

    Behind the Scenes of The Water Table

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 29:16 Transcription Available


    A behind-the-scenes conversation with host Jamie Duininck about why this podcast matters and how telling our story as an industry is so important. Jamie is passionate about recognizing the critical role drainage contractors, industry researchers and farmers play in the success of agriculture and water quality practices.

    The Best of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 38:37


    In 2021, the Water Table Podcast launched over 30 episodes and invited 29 guests to join the conversation and share their industry expertise with listeners. Topics have ranged from wetlands and the farm, water quality issues, use of recycled materials, tiling impact on land values, and unique life stories from guests. To close out the year, listen as Jamie reflects on some of the best conversations of 2021.

    The Birth of an Industry. Eh?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 50:42 Transcription Available


    From working on a potato farm in the '90s where he trialed subsurface drainage to building a successful business, Chris Unrau shares his experiences of being a part of the "birth" of the water management industry in Canada.

    Fall Tiling Check-in: Indiana

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 10:45 Transcription Available


    Jamie and Bob Clark II discuss how Clark Farm Drainage has combated the challenges the industry has seen in 2021 and how it's affected their season. In Indiana, these challenges have included unpredictable weather, supply chain challenges, and inflation. Also in this episode, Bob Clark II shares what's ahead in 2022 for the markets they serve. 

    Fall Tiling Check-in: Minnesota

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 10:39 Transcription Available


    Mike Litzau from Litzau Farm Drainage joins Jamie on the Fall Tiling Series. In this episode, Mike and Jamie catch up on the work Litzau Farm Drainage is doing in West Central Minnesota, how the season is shaping up and how land sales may correlate to 2022 when it comes to water management projects.

    Fall Tiling Check-in: North Dakota

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 10:58 Transcription Available


    Jamie makes calls to drainage contractors to hear how the 2021 fall tiling season is going in their areas. Derrik Ellingson of Ellingson Companies joins Jamie on part 2 of this 4 part series.  Derrik shares what he's seeing in the Red River Valley as well as his experience with the permitting process in his region.

    Fall Tiling Check-in: South Dakota

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 12:05 Transcription Available


    Jamie makes calls to drainage contractors to hear how the 2021 fall tiling season is going in their areas. Bryce Gillen of Gridline Field Tile joins Jamie on part 1 of this 4 part series. Gridline Field tile is located in Mitchell, SD., and services primarily Eastern South Dakota. Bryce gives his perspective on how the season has shaped up in his area.

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