Meet Brian Pridgeon, a seventh generation pig farmer who also seasonally grows corn, soybeans and wheat with his brother, dad and uncle. He shares lots of laughs with Carla about topics including:

  • The obvious connection between a master’s degree in communications and raising pigs
  • Where he met a woman who said yes to being a farmer’s wife
  • A life-changing experience post-Thanksgiving three years ago
  • Where he’ll be traveling at the end of harvest and this winter
  • The job he dreads most on the farm and another job that is a surprisingly neat experience (note: not “neat” as in clean!)
  • Songs he’s playing on the piano lately, following a 2-hour singalong concert
  • The perfect pairing for Ernie Harwell’s voice on the radio
  • What he’s learned from his dad and uncle
  • Technology they’re using that helps cut down farmer fatigue
  • Something he wishes Michigan had more of
  • What he would do for a career if he wasn’t a farmer

Sites mentioned in this podcast:

  • Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development: https://www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-1572_2878-8251–,00.html

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