Ag Interrupted



Sarah Mock, Brent Gloy, and David Widmar return to the intersection of agriculture, history, and economics to share the stories and business adventures you’ve never heard. Each episode will take you back to a specific date in history where the team will unpack how chaotic, unsettled, and flat-out bizarre history was. Learn how these random but relevant events have shaped the world we know today and the key lessons for managers and business leaders.

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Episode 1: <June 29, 1956> Cheese Changes Everything

The Date: June 29, 1956.

The Event: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act.

The Story: The unanticipated, yet decades-long impact of the interstate system on the U.S. dairy industry, specifically cheese consumption and production.

The Guest: Dr. Andy Novakovic