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Ag Talk is a new podcast dedicated to taking a deeper look into Utah agriculture and food production. Our goal is to help give our listeners a better understanding of how their food is grown, introduce them to those who work in the industry every day, and help explore difficult topics such as agriculture water use. We also aim to help Utah's farmers and ranchers have a better understanding of the programs avaialble to them. 

May 21, 2024

Finding the right grant for your farm or food business can be tricky and it can be hard to know where to look. This is why the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has added the Grants Specialist position. 

Learn more about how the UDAF grants specialist, Allison Ross, can help you in your grant finding journey as...

May 6, 2024

Did you know agriculture also includes fish farming? The UDAF Aquaculture program oversees certain fish farms and hatcheries used for fishing purposes. Join us on this episode to learn more about the purpose of the Aquaculture program with program manager, Xavier Matheson. 


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Apr 22, 2024

Did you know that Utah's department of agriculture and food is the home to the Weights and Measures program? In this episode, we are learning all about weights and measures, what is has to do with agriculture, and how it serves the people of Utah. 

Tune in to learn more about this interesting program from program...

Apr 8, 2024

Ensuring food safety in Utah is one of main roles for the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF). On today's episode, we get to meet with members of our regulatory team whos jobs are to oversee food safety programs and inspections throughout the state. Tune in to learn more about how these teams work to ensure...

Mar 25, 2024

Planning for disaster is important for all, even the animals who will also be affected by those disasters. This is why Dr. Amanda Price and others at the Utah Department of Agriculture to help develop animal disaster plans. Having a plan in place and being prepared can help save the lives of animals and help...