SF Podcast Episode 13: 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.

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Topic Times:

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

21:00 FarmHer

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


More information about RFD-TV:

Facebook: @OfficialRFDTV

Twitter: @OfficialRFDTV

Instagram: @RFDTV


More information about The Cowboy Channel:

Facebook: @CowboyChannel

Twitter: @Cowboy_Channel

Instagram: @CowboyChannel 


If you have suggestions, questions, or comments about the show, please email us at podcast@agriculture.com.

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