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Beyond Agriculture
Welcome to Beyond Agriculture!
Listen to the podcast that takes you beyond the scope of ag and into the real life stories, conversations, and events taking place in our community. 
Each show will highlight information from different aspects of rural living including: livestock, succession planning, agronomy, equipment purchasing, and much more. 

New episodes are released every first and third Wednesday of the month. Find us and listen in your favorite podcast app. 

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Episode 4 Question Persuade and Refer


Episode 3 Work-Life Balance

This week we talk with Mike Meyer, the man of many titles. Mike shares with us how he tries to balance being the Area Extension Director, co-owner of Double Diamond Farms, volunteer, coach and father of four. Turn this on and enjoy the listen as we joke about life and talk about our little secrets to making it all work as a part-time farmer. 



Episode 2 Herd Sire Selection

In Episode 2 we sit down at Joe Myers house to learn a little more about how his operation is different than others. For over 25 years they have exclusively utilized artificial insemination to build reliability into pedigrees and fertility into the cow base. With his intense breeding and selection process, Myers Angus Farm has been able to sell four bulls to AI studs in the last eight years.  Joe also gives advice on what to consider when looking for your next herd sire. 



Episode 1 Who We Are and What We Do

Welcome to our first episode of Beyond Agriculture! In this episode, we introduce our hosts so you can put a voice to a name as you listen to upcoming episodes. 

Our team of hosts, consisting of our ag loan officers, will be bringing you information beyond the basics of agriculture. We will interview experts in their fields, community volunteers, 4-H and FFA youth, and get to know more about the people in your community through their story. 

But first, get to know who's behind the microphones!


Caleb Sadler

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Caleb is a loan officer in the Paris branch. He grew up in Nicholas County on a family farm. They run a commercial seed-stock and purebred Angus operation with an emphasis in row crops and hay. Caleb was very active in 4-H and FFA showing cattle through his high school career. After college he joined Central Kentucky Ag Credit and now lives in Bourbon County with his wife Morgan and two year-old daughter. 

Shelby Wade

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Shelby started working as a loan officer in 2020 for Central Kentucky Ag Credit. Born and raised in Nicholas County on a cattle and tobacco operation. While in 4-H Shelby started showing swine and developed a true passion for the ag industry. After high school Shelby received her Bachelors and Masters degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Kentucky. Her first job out of college was working for the Governor’s office in Ag Policy. She now sells pork off the farm to local consumers and is looking forward to getting married in September.

Tom Zack Evans

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Tom Zack has been a loan officer in the Paris branch for ten years. He was born and raised in Harrison County. Tom Zack grew up raising tobacco, hay and Brown Swiss dairy cattle. After graduating from the University of Kentucky he worked for the Harrison County Soil Conservation as a Conservation Technician. He then went to work for the Bourbon County FSA for five years. In 2012 he started his career as a loan officer with Central Kentucky Ag Credit. Tom Zack has three kids with his wife Kayleigh.

Ben Robin

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Ben was born and raised in Bourbon County where he grew up raising tobacco and cattle on his grandfather's farm. After college he started with Central Kentucky Ag Credit as a loan officer. After five years and then switched to IT and is now the Information Systems Specialist. He and his wife, Savannah, have three kids. They have a cow-calf operation and sell beef off the farm. 

Cassie Johnson

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Cassie is the Marketing Coordinator for Ag Credit. Originally from northwest Iowa, Cassie was raised on a cow-calf operation where they also raised corn and soybeans. She was actively involved in 4-H, FFA and showing growing up. After college she went back to her families farm and worked there for eight years. In 2017 Cassie along with her husband and two kids moved to Winchester, Ky to be closer to Ramsey's family. Ramsey and Cassie raise Red Angus cattle and have a heifer sale in the fall.