Growing Through Crop Conversations.

The FMC Good to Grow podcast is dedicated to exploring the latest trends and challenges in specialty and row crop management. We’re bringing you the expertise, agronomic tips and best practices to help make the most of your growing season.

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Row Crop Episodes

Hosted by Randy Koenen, Good to Grow podcast row crop episodes focus on sharing best practices with growers in the Heartland.

Specialty Crop Episodes

Hosted by Taylor Hillman, Good to Grow podcast specialty crop episodes feature insights to help fruit, tree nut and vegetable growers make the most of each season.

About the Good to Grow Hosts

Row Crops Host

Randy Koenen

Raised on a corn, soybean, spring wheat and sugarbeet farm in west central Minnesota, Randy Koenen is a strong and steady voice for the agriculture community.

At Red River Farm Network, Randy is a key member of the farm broadcast team. His work includes anchoring the daily market newscasts on RRFN, hosting the weekly Crop Watch broadcasts each spring and co-hosting the RRFN Crop Tour and Harvest Hotline broadcast. For Randy, being a farm broadcaster is a natural progression from his time farming; he uses his practical experience to help relay the latest agronomic updates to the farmer.

Specialty Crops Host

Taylor Hillman

Taylor was raised in California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley, where his grandfather was a cotton and alfalfa grower and his uncle continues the farming tradition.

Currently a general manager at AgNet West, Taylor is a news professional from Clovis, CA, where he was an award-winning technical director and assignment manager for the area CBS affiliate. He earned a Best Newscast award from the NorCal Radio and Television News Directors Association and received an AP Best Newscast award.

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