Iowa Youth Start Their Own Podcast
A group of young adults in Eastern Iowa are getting involved in the agricultural world in a big
way. Taylor Flemming, Amber Friedrichsen, Nathanial Lange, and Carsen Mangelsen launched
their own podcast series in late September called “Current Ag Concerns” or CAC. This podcast
series focuses on topics in the livestock industry and brings these young people together with
professionals from across the state of Iowa and beyond.
Members of the team have had the opportunity to work with Iowa Cattlemen’s CEO, Matt
Deppe; USDA representative, Darin Doerscher and many more. Their podcasts air every two
weeks and can be found on their website, www.currentagconcerns.com. In these broadcasts,
they look at both traditional and non-traditional livestock ventures and report on everything from industry standards to the show ring.
These individuals have been guests on the popular podcast “Ag News Daily,” which is part of
the Iowa Public Television network. They have also done multiple radio show appearances to
promote awareness about their podcasts.
This independently organized project began after fostering a relationship with Colorado State
University's Animal Science Department. In addition to their podcast series, these students will
be traveling to Denver in January to participate in the International Livestock Forum, a livestock conference hosted each year by Colorado State. This conference runs in conjunction with the Denver National Western Stock Show, the largest livestock show in North America. Students will be doing interviews at both the conference and the National Western and will be giving updates throughout the week to various radio stations.
The goal behind all of this according to team member Taylor Flemming is “to positively promote livestock and the people who spend their lives dedicated to their animals and to American agriculture.”
You can follow these students on Twitter @CAgConcerns or on Instagram at
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