Welcome to The Organic Advocate Podcast!


our host, Thea O’Carroll, the founder, CEO, and farmer behind YieldOrganic brings new and interesting topics each month by speaking with a variety of people across the United States.

Tune in to learn, laugh and leverage insight into the opportunity and impact of growing organic.

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Check out our previous podcasts below:

As an organic farmer, what is Verified Crop Quality, and as a buyer, where can I source quality crops from?

Marketing and Selling Organic Crops

Buyers working through YieldOrganic desire to source from American farmers first. They understand the impact of their purchasing power and are interested in expanding organic acres across the United States.

Microbes and Soil Health = Human Health

Looking at agriculture through the lens of a farmer and the eyes of a Doctor puts into perspective how land management practices impact our health.

Entering the next decade in 2020, let’s talk about what’s next

Giving your banker what they need to say yes to grow organic.

Nature Is Built To Be Regenerative

Keeping the science simple, soil health = regeneration. A perfect example is how Will Harris of White Oak Pastures has modeled the way on his farm. He has shown that when the energy, carbon, mineral, microbial, and water cycles are in a state where they can flow freely these cycles completely support each other and a regenerative system is restored.

Harvest 2019 Kickoff

A sense of hesitancy in the unknown in committing to a sale price.

Silver-lining in America Ag

Don’t underestimate the farmer impact of our land through soil health.

Welcome to YieldOrganic's Ag Marketplace 2.0

Selling your crops can be simple and you can do it all online on YieldOrganic’s Ag Marketplace. Put technology to work for you and accept a fair price for your organic crops without having to pick up the phone.

Rain Rain Go Away | What Do Farmers Do During Rainy Weather?

Agriculture is extremely dependent on the climate. On this episode, Thea and Rodrigo talk about the weather and how it affects the farming industry.

The Pro-Tech Answer® | Making Ag Possible with Urth Agriculture

On this episode, we sit down with Lew and Don from Urth Agriculture to discuss their new plant-based solution "The Pro-tech Answer."

The ExpoWest Buzz for Farmers and Buyers

The heart of the show and how this year’s show applied to farmers, brands and buyers. #ExpoWest2019.

GMO Food Labeling Law Finalized

Think you have the right to know what is in your food? The effective dates for the law are right around the corner.

Set goals for the year and actually get there

Statistically, people often abandon their New Year's resolutions, Thea and Rodrigo talk about setting goals for 2019 and the steps you need to take to actually accomplish them.

Declining Organic Imports and the Comparison to Domestic Pricing

We still have a domestic competitive edge and an opportunity to continue to take back our domestic organic feed grade market. There is money laying on the table for farmers with organic soybeans and corn bringing 1.9x to 3x the amount of conventional.

Increasing Demand for Organic Feed Grade Crops

Hear the latest number of organic acres needed to keep up with demand.

Learning How to Read GMO Lab Reports with Brian Hodges from Midwest Labs

A tool farmers can use to help determine if their organic crops qualify to be marketed as either food or feed grade.

Impact to the supply chain as the industry starts talking about changes to food production

This is not necessarily about conventional, non-GMO or organic production methods, but about land management practices to improve the organic matter in soil and the regenerative agriculture practices that in turn impact our water, soil, plant and human health.

Catalyzing Producers and Buyers to Grow U.S. Organic Acres

Consumer demand for organic increases while U.S. organic acres sits around 1%. #groworganic

Farmer’s deserve a raise so we are charging less, #wayless

Buyer support and demand for verifiable crop quality has allowed us to re-structure the YieldOrganic Ag Marketplace transaction fee in order to keep more money in farmer’s pockets.

Suicide Awareness in the Agriculture Industry

Stress, struggles and frustration in daily life can take a toll. Listen to some of the warning signs and options on how to get help.

Why Your Voice Matters in American Agriculture

Hear more about the Organic Trade Association’s Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. and Capitol Hill Visits for the 2018 Farm Bill.

Organic Acres and Farmer Succession Planning

Learn how producing organic can positively impact the long-term viability of family farms in America.

Regenerative Agriculture and Its Role at This Year’s Natural Products Expo West

Thea asks the question, what does Regenerative mean to you? Maybe as an industry we will find a standard in the #ROC. Tune in to hear how the word regenerative flowed through the educational tracks as well as the isles of this year’s Natural Products Expo West trade show.

The rising cost of healthcare and how growing organic can save your farm

MOSES Organic Farming Conference | 2018 Recap

Harvest Time | Gratitude: What are you grateful for today?

From the soil up | 2017 Acres U.S.A. conference & trade show recap

Dealing With Adversity with Richard Turner

Made in America: Why it makes sense to grow organic domestically

Testing Your Crops with Brian Hodges from Midwest Labs

Organic Advocate Podcast | Who is YieldOrganic


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Your Organic Voice

At The Organic Advocate, we get real about the challenges and solutions around regenerative agriculture and its impact on nutrition and health. Monthly we get into the weeds to root out and discuss opportunities and challenges around “organic.” Whether you are a farmer considering transitioning to organic production or a large-scale commodity buyer tired of ambiguity in sourcing quality organic inputs The Organic Advocate is your source for current information and innovation.

If you would like to be a guest on The Organic Advocate, you can connect with us on FaceBook/YieldOrganic and Twitter @yieldorganic using #organicadvocate.

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