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Leading the Field

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Brett Griffin is back with season two of “Leading the Field” to learn more about how farmers are feeding a growing world. From New Mexico’s Hatch Valley to onion fields in upstate New York to a sprawling sugarcane farm in Florida, he continues his quest to meet hard-working growers and learn how they provide our favorite foods from seed to shelf and from farm to table.

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Brett Griffin is back with season two of “Leading the Field” to learn more about how farmers are feeding a growing world. From New Mexico’s Hatch Valley to onion fields in upstate New York to a sprawling sugarcane farm in Florida, he continues his quest to meet hard-working growers and learn how they provide our favorite foods from seed to shelf and from farm to table.

Watch Season One

Watch Season Two

Brett Griffin is back with season two of “Leading the Field” to learn more about how farmers are feeding a growing world. From New Mexico’s Hatch Valley to onion fields in upstate New York to a sprawling sugarcane farm in Florida, he continues his quest to meet hard-working growers and learn how they provide our favorite foods from seed to shelf and from farm to table.

Watch Season One   Watch Season Two

Brett Griffin is back with season two of “Leading the Field” to learn more about how farmers are feeding a growing world. From New Mexico’s Hatch Valley to onion fields in upstate New York to a sprawling sugarcane farm in Florida, he continues his quest to meet hard-working growers and learn how they provide our favorite foods from seed to shelf and from farm to table.

Watch Season One

Watch Season Two

An Apple a Day

How are growers feeding a growing world? In season two of “Leading the Field,” host Brett Griffin is back on the road to find out. From New Mexico’s Hatch Valley to onion fields in upstate New York to a sprawling sugarcane farm in Florida, he continues his quest to meet hard-working growers and learn how they provide our favorite foods from seed to shelf. In this episode, Brett heads to Eastern Washington, where two feisty brothers carry on the family’s apple-growing legacy by supplying an ever-changing market with picture-perfect fruit. The secret to their success? Brotherly love (mixed with a few fights) and a keen awareness of how weather, water and wisdom combine to produce a delicious and healthy treat.

The Sweet Life

How are growers feeding a growing world? In season two of “Leading the Field,” host Brett Griffin, with help from Nutrien Ag Solutions, is back on the road to find out. From New Mexico’s Hatch Valley to onion fields in upstate New York to a sprawling sugarcane farm in Florida, he continues his quest to meet hard-working growers and learn how they provide our favorite foods from seed to shelf. Sugarcane fields sprawl across the landscape just south of Lake Okeechobee in Central Florida. Harvesting this tough, hardy plant is a race against the clock to preserve as much sucrose as possible. Who better than Brett to participate in a race, especially one that ends with ice cream?

Tears in Brett's Eyes

How are growers feeding a growing world? In season two of "Leading the Field," host Brett Griffin, with help from Nutrien Ag Solutions, is back on the road to find out. From New Mexico's Hatch Valley to onion fields in upstate New York to a sprawling sugarcane farm in Florida, he continues his quest to meet hard-working growers and learn how they provide our favorite foods from seed to shelf. Whether in rings or dip, meatloaf, or martini, onions are one of the planet's most versatile and loved produce. But growing them is no walk in the park. Sensitive to moisture and temperature, it's a temperamental species. Brett travels to upstate New York to meet a 12th-generation farmer who knows how to do it right. Join us in the Onion Capital of the World.

Cherry on Top of the World

How are growers feeding a growing world? In season two of “Leading the Field,” host Brett Griffin, with help from Nutrien Ag Solutions, is back on the road to find out. From New Mexico’s Hatch Valley to onion fields in upstate New York to a sprawling sugarcane farm in Florida, he continues his quest to meet hard-working growers and learn how they provide our favorite foods from seed to shelf. Brett’s quest continues as he heads to the high desert of Eastern Washington to learn about growing cherries at a family operation, where ag meets art. This fragile, fickle fruit requires a gentle hand — along with a few propane cannons to scare away thieving birds who enjoy cherries as much as we do. Come along to see gorgeous orchards and find out how cherries go from bud to bin.

From Cornfield to Corn Chip

In this episode, Brett travels to a farm near Champaign, Illinois, in search of the secret to making great-tasting corn chips. He learns how food-grade white corn is grown and how safety and sustainability play a big role in the process.

Ape-ricot or App-ricot

Brett learns how apricots are grown and harvested in this episode. He tours a beautiful orchard in Patterson, California, the apricot capital of the world, to discover the challenges of growing this unique fruit.

Happy Cow, Happy Steak

What’s the secret to a great-tasting steak? Brett goes to a cattle ranch in Cadiz, Kentucky, to find the answer. He learns that happy cows—not grill mastery—are why his steaks taste so good.

Sustainably Delicious

Brett visits California’s Wente Vineyard – the oldest, continuously operated, family-owned vineyard in America – to discover that their keys to longevity are sustainable practices and progressive land and water management.

What's a Canola?

In this episode, Brett finds himself in Alberta, Canada, where lush yellow fields of flowering canola spread to the horizon. He finds out how Canadian canola farmers rely on innovative technology and sustainability best practices to keep their land healthy for future generations.

Comfy Cotton

In the sprawling fields of West Texas, Brett discovers that the cotton in his shirt is not only comfortable it’s also traceable. Third- and fourth-generation farmers tell him how they grow and harvest cotton and explain why water management is so vital in this dry region.

Cranberry Myths Busted

Brett travels to Wisconsin in this episode to learn that a lot of what we think we know about growing cranberries is wrong. A father-daughter duo sets him straight on this mysterious superfood, explaining the process from bog to bowl.

Watch Two-Track Mind Docuseries

Watch Two-Track Mind Docuseries

Follow NASCAR driver, Jeb Burton, as he visits farms all across America to learn more about how growers are leading the field. Highlighting the connection between life as a racer and an ag-enthusiast, this series captures the passions, emotions, successes and hardships that Burton and his family endure in the field and on the track.