What We Do
One to Grow On is a podcast where we dig into questions about agriculture and try to understand how food production impacts us and our world.
This podcast investigates diverse perspectives, concerns, and intersections in agriculture by illustrating the interconnectedness of food systems and thereby helping consumers put their in-store decisions in a greater context. Increasingly, consumers want more transparency from their food systems. However, without a basic vocabulary, transparency is difficult to interpret. This podcast aims to fill in a fundamental background of larger agricultural concepts, without relying on complex technical information. We are also fostering basic agricultural literacy to help listeners have more in-depth discussions about food systems.
One to Grow On also examines different perspectives and stakeholders throughout food systems. By exploring viewpoints and relationships throughout the agricultural industry, this show illustrates the global nature of food and helps explain consequences, challenges, and the future potential of agriculture to consumers. Using these lenses, One to Grow On digs into the questions at the forefront of listeners’ minds. We hope to create a more informed consumer who is aware that there are no easy answers or singular truths in agriculture.
One to Grow On is an older kid-friendly podcast that is safe and appropriate for listeners of all ages. There are a few clearly marked episodes that contain content that may not be suitable for all ages
Why We Do It
Throughout her five years in the industry, Hallie got used to getting questions about agriculture at parties or family events that were just agriculture 101. She turned to her best friend and dad, exasperated by the lack of any education (and absence of transparency) regarding agriculture. Together, they were driven to create media that seeks to bring about a higher level of agricultural literacy and food transparency.
The food and fiber system affects everyone, yet there is little information about agriculture that is accessible to the average person. With One to Grow On, we aim to educate, to entertain and to communicate often unseen impacts of agriculture.
What Our Fans Say
“These guys are so cute and fun to listen to! Hallie’s joy for agriculture really comes through making it an engaging and fulfilling listen!”
“It’s like listening to a friend gush about what they’re interested in.”
“As an ‘Ag nerd’, I’m really enjoying this show! Great information for anyone curious about the food system.”
“The conversation style and production value are really top notch, and I appreciate learning about all the science behind these important topics! I’m excited to keep listening.”
“If you eat food, listen to this podcast.”
What the Critics Say
One to Grow on was recently reviewed by Podcast Manic, you can check it out here. We particularly liked this chunk:
“One to Grow On is fun and amusing. It’s also full of useful information that explains the world around us. Most importantly, it exposes me to concepts that I wouldn’t necessarily seek or learn about on my own (…) Check your preconceived notions at the door, give it a listen.”
Who We Are
Hallie Casey is a One to Grow On host and producer. She is a native Texan and passionate about agricultural sustainability and communication. Her love of science communication began at 12 when she co-founded Discover Green, a statewide non-profit focused on promoting youth leadership in environmental activism. She continued to work in science communication focused on agriculture and plant science, primarily through work in online video. Hallie got a bachelor’s in agribusiness from Texas State University and a master’s in International Agricultural Development at the University of California, Davis. She now lives in Austin, Texas. While not working, she enjoys mystery novels and lemon tarts.
Catherine Arjet is a One to Grow On producer. She is an avid supporter of new media and its role in public education. Catherine has written for a variety of publications such as The Odyssey and her college newspaper, The Purple and White, where she was the opinions editor. In addition to writing, Catherine is passionate about STEM education and volunteered with youth environmental service organization Discover Green for two years. She is a graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi where she double-majored in Global Business and English. She is currently pursuing a masters of Global Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and works as a legal writer. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys bad crime shows and good coffee
Chris Casey is a host of One to Grow On. A long-time lover of podcasts, he is thrilled to be learning about agriculture from his daughter along with the audience. Chris is a computer software engineer and semi-professional stage actor. Previously, he hosted the podcast eBook Ninjas. Chris lives in his hometown, Austin, Texas. When not podcasting, acting, or coding, Chris enjoys perfecting his smoked brisket recipe.
Where to Find Us
One to Grow On is released every other Tuesday on all podcasting platforms. If you’re looking for us between episodes, check out @onetogrowonpod on
Who Helped Us
Producers – Hallie Casey, Catherine Arjet
Hosts – Chris Casey, Hallie Casey
Webmaster – Chris Casey
Theme song – Broke For Free, “Something Elated” licensed CCBY
Art concept – Mariah Coley
Show art – Ashe Walker
Superfood theme songs – KC Katalbas