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RFD-TV Founder and President, Patrick Gottsch
Patrick Gottsch may seem an unlikely media mogul. But he has built a one-of-a-kind media powerhouse that includes two TV networks, a national satellite radio network, a magazine – and he’s not done yet! Inspired by his agricultural roots, and pulling from his knowledge and experience in commodity trading, satellite television, and livestock auctions, Patrick has found a niche that many so-called experts said didn't exist.
Successful Farming host Dave Mowitz sat down with Patrick to talk about RFD-TV, and Patrick's role in advocating for Rural America, as well as reconnecting city and country.
2:55 Growing up on the farm
5:32 RFD-TV's predecessor, Superior Livestock Auctions
8:00 Partnering with Successful Farming
10:40 Issues facing the future of agriculture
12:45 Patrick's commitment to FFA
15:25 Sharing the stories of agriculture with urban audiences
17:50 New technology to expand RFD-TV's reach
22:00 The Cowboy Channel
26:10 "There needs to be a network for Rural America"
28:00 Farm Kid work ethic
28:55 Saving Roy Roger's Trigger and Bullet
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