All posts by Lilli Klamke

Farmer Podcast Club: Holistic Management with First Generation Farmer Ashley Armstrong

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 18, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Holistic Management with First Generation Farmer Ashley Armstrong –The Rural Woman Podcast Released Jun 14, 2019 On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast you’ll meet my fellow Albertan, Ashley Armstrong. Ashley along with her husband, Clay and their children run Armstrong Acres located near Hythe, Alberta. The Armstrong’s began their journey into agriculture back in 2010 when they decided they wanted to know where their food came from…   Listen to the full episode: http://theruralwomanpodcast.libsyn.com/holistic-management-with-first-generation-farmer-ashley-armstrong Subscribe to The Rural Woman Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/holistic-management-first-generation-farmer-ashley/id1456194942?i=1000441478894 Share This With a Farming … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Holistic Management with First Generation Farmer Ashley Armstrong

Farmer Podcast Club: Up North

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 11, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Episode 110: Up North- The Meateater Podcast La Crosse, WI- Steven Rinella talks with Doug Duren, the writer Pat Durkin, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: the thievin’ Mississippi River; sous vide cooking; the disappearance of traditional hunting camps; killing 1.4 deer per second during Wisconsin’s deer season; the hunt-purity scale; the pain-in-the-ass nature of weddings and birthdays that fall during hunting season; the misadventures of Zebulon Pike; and more. Listen to the full episode: http://www.themeateater.com/listen/meateater/ep-110-up-north Subscribe to The Meateater Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-meateater-podcast/id960902903 Share This With a Farming Friend … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Up North

JUNE 14, 2019: HYTHE, AB – Soil Workshop, Farm Tour, Potluck at Armstrong Acres

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 10, 2019

June 14│ Armstrong Acres│ Hythe, AB

Soil Workshop with Dr. Kris Nichols & Farm Tour at Armstrong Acres Join us for an afternoon at Armstrong Acres to check out how Clay and Ash apply rotational grazing, see their the pastured poultry operation and much more. Followed by a workshop about soil health with Dr. Kris Nichols. When: June 14, 2019 Where: Armstrong Acres, Farm near Hythe-AB Directions from Hythe- follow Highway  43 towards Dawson Creek, turn left onto Range Rd 120, then turn right onto Township Rd 740, after 2 km it will be the first house to your right. Schedule: 1.00 pm Introduction and Farm … Continue reading JUNE 14, 2019: HYTHE, AB – Soil Workshop, Farm Tour, Potluck at Armstrong Acres

Farmer Podcast Club: EP15 Ecosystem Services

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 04, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. EP15 Ecosystem Services- Rural Routes to Climate Solutions Released Mar 31, 2019 It doesn’t matter if you live in the urban jungle or an actual jungle, everyone lives in an ecosystem. Food production is a service ecosystems provide along with clean air and water, habitat for wildlife and natural pollination of plants. Agricultural producers are simply working with these services that nature provides freely in a sense. Christine Campbell, western hub manager with ALUS Canada, explains what ecosystem services are and how they interact with agricultural land. Campbell also goes over … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: EP15 Ecosystem Services

POSTPONED June 8+9 2019: Grimshaw, AB – Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop with Dylan Biggs

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 02, 2019 2 Comments

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Good news. Bad New. Bad news is that this workshop won’t be happening this weekend but the good news is that we will be postponing it to a later date so you will still be able to take this amazing course later this year. To get on the list for more information contact Lilli at albertapeace@youngagrarians.org. Workshop: Low-Stress Livestock Handling with Dylan Biggs “Low-stress livestock handling can contribute to the well being of your cattle by allowing you to handle them in all situations in a safe, calm, efficient manner — effectively minimizing the amount of stress you expose your … Continue reading POSTPONED June 8+9 2019: Grimshaw, AB – Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop with Dylan Biggs

Farmer Podcast Club: 073 Scientific mysteries around ancient pictographs in Grotto Canyon, and how winters with lower snowpacks will effect local wildlife.

Posted by Lilli Klamke on May 28, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. 073 Scientific mysteries around ancient pictographs in Grotto Canyon, and how winters with lower snowpacks will effect local wildlife. – The Mountain Nature and Culture Podcast Released March 14, 2019 In this podcast Cover Crop Coach Steve Groff will lead a discussion that defines what arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) is, what it does for plant growth, and the factors that discourage or encourage AMF — including what cover crop species are hosts and those that are not. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)   Listen to the full episode: 073 Grotto Canyon … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: 073 Scientific mysteries around ancient pictographs in Grotto Canyon, and how winters with lower snowpacks will effect local wildlife.

Farmer Podcast Club: The Magical Underground World Of Mycorrhiza, And How Cover Crops Help With Root Colonization

Posted by Lilli Klamke on May 21, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. The Magical Underground World Of Mycorrhiza, And How Cover Crops Help With Root Colonization –Cover Crop Strategies Podcast Released April 11, 2019 In this podcast Cover Crop Coach Steve Groff will lead a discussion that defines what arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) is, what it does for plant growth, and the factors that discourage or encourage AMF — including what cover crop species are hosts and those that are not. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)   Listen to the full episode: https://www.covercropstrategies.com/articles/176-podcast-the-magical-underground-world-of-mycorrhiza-and-how-cover-crops-help-with-root-colonization Subscribe to Cover Crop Strategies on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/cover-crop-strategies-podcast/id1451540843 Share This … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: The Magical Underground World Of Mycorrhiza, And How Cover Crops Help With Root Colonization

Farmer Podcast Club: Fred Provenza, Matching Animal to Environment

Posted by Lilli Klamke on May 14, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Fred Provenza, Matching Animal to Environment– The Art of Range Podcast Guest Fred Provenza and Tip talk about how animals and environment affect each other in what Dr. Provenza calls a dance—a dance he’s written about in his brand-new book “Nourishment”. Tip and Fred discuss the 40 years of research that led to the writing of this capstone book. Along the way, they discuss how domestic animals can be selected or trained to match their environment and how this intersects with ecological, economic, and social resilience of rangeland-based livestock operations. Listen … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Fred Provenza, Matching Animal to Environment

Farmer Podcast Club: The little rodent that could…

Posted by Lilli Klamke on May 07, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. The little rodent that could… – Down to Earth, The Planet to Plate Podcast Released Mar 19, 2019 Ben Goldfarb is a “beaver believer.” He’s author of the new book, Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter. We talk about the historical role of beavers in the ecosystems of the entire North American continent, how they were nearly wiped out, and why many communities are brining them back—and with them lusher wetlands and healthier rivers.   Listen to the full episode: http://downtoearthpodcast.libsyn.com/the-little-rodent-that-could Subscribe to Down to Earth Podcast … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: The little rodent that could…

Farmer Podcast Club: Financial fundamentals

Posted by Lilli Klamke on April 30, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. 017. Financial fundamentals– Modern Farm Business Podcast Released Oct 19, 2017 Dean covers basic financial ratios with insights from ag finance specialist Tim Brhel. Business is a three-legged stool: 1. Make things 2. Sell those things 3. Count what’s happening William Bruce Cameron (Sociologist, wrote Informal Sociology): “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” Knowing and understanding financials isn’t enough. You have to use them to better understand the operation. Then leverage that information to make decisions which move the farm forward intelligently. Water Street Solutions ag finance … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Financial fundamentals