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Farmer Podcast Club: Bob Cannard on Natural Process Farming

Posted by Lilli Klamke on December 11, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. 013: Bob Cannard on Natural Process Farming- Farmer to Farmer with Chris Blanchard Released May 07, 2015 Bob Cannard is one of the farmers that I think of as a first-generation visionary in the world of organic farming. For over three decades, he has been at the forefront of the local farming movement in California. Farming just north of San Francisco Bay at Green String Farm, Bob has a farming process that flies in the face of a lot of what I, at least, “know” to be true. His natural process … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Bob Cannard on Natural Process Farming

Farmer Podcast Club: “Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century”

Posted by Lilli Klamke on December 04, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Ann K. Ferrell, “Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century” (U Press of Kentucky, 2013)-  NBn – New Books network Released May 30, 2018 Ann K. Ferrell is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Folk Studies program at Western Kentucky University, and also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of American Folklore. Her first book, Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century (University of Kentucky Press, 2013) is the result of multiple research methodologies including extensive ethnographic fieldwork, archival investigation, and rhetorical analysis.   Listen to the full episode: Ann K. Ferrell, “Burley: … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: “Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century”

Farmer Podcast Club: Red Dawn in Lapland

Posted by Lilli Klamke on November 27, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Red Dawn in Lapland- Outside PODCAST Released Jan 22, 2018 On the 833-mile border between Finland and Russia, a band of elite Finnish soldiers are preparing to defend the country if Russia decides it wants to again redraw the map of Europe. With tensions still high after the Kremlin’s invasion of Crimea and Ukraine, writer David Wolman went to Finland to find out what this tiny band of Finns can possibly do if the Russian war machine heads their way. Quite a lot, it turns out. Listen to the full episode: https://www.outsideonline.com/2276696/red-dawn-lapland … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Red Dawn in Lapland

Farmer Podcast Club: Money where your mouth is: Investing in a healthy food system

Posted by Lilli Klamke on November 20, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Money where your mouth is: Investing in a healthy food system– Down to Earth – The Planet to Plate Podcast Released Oct 23, 2018 Sallie Calhoun is president of the Globetrotter Foundation, owner of the Paicines Ranch, and founder of the #NoRegrets Initiative. She came to ranching from electrical engineering and high-tech entrepreneurship, and has devoted her life to sustainable agriculture –and both investing and teaching others about investing in a healthy food system. She also works to empower women in ranching and agricultural communities.   Listen to the full episode: … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Money where your mouth is: Investing in a healthy food system

Farmer Podcast Club: Sarah Wentzel-Fisher – Conservation in the Radical Center

Posted by Lilli Klamke on November 13, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Sarah Wentzel-Fisher – Conservation in the Radical Center – Mountain and Prairie Released July 12, 2018 Sarah Wentzel-Fisher is the Executive Director of the Quivira Coalition, an innovative conservation organization devoted to building soil, biodiversity, and resilience on western working landscapes. Quivira was founded over twenty years ago by two conservationists and a rancher, all three of whom were exhausted by the divisive nature of the relationships between the agricultural and environmental communities. By putting their few differences aside and focusing on their many shared values, Quivira has led many of … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Sarah Wentzel-Fisher – Conservation in the Radical Center

Farmer Podcast Club: Cooperative Power

Posted by Lilli Klamke on November 06, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Cooperative Power: Young Farmers Podcast- By National Young Farmers Coalition Released Oct 19, 2018 In 1920, 14% of U.S. farmers were black – today less than 2%. Land ownership by Black farmers has also declined over the past 100 years, from 15 million acres to roughly 2 million acres. These numbers are tough, but some say they would be even worse without the leadership of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. Lindsey talks with Cornelius Blanding, executive director of the Federation, about Black land loss, how coops are helping black and rural … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Cooperative Power

Farmer Podcast Club: Michael Pollan On The ‘New Science’ Of Psychedelics

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 30, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Michael Pollan On The ‘New Science’ Of Psychedelics on NPR – Fresh Air from WHYY Released May 15, 2018 Pollan, author of ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma’ and ‘The Botany of Desire,’ talks about his new book, ‘How to Change Your Mind.’ It covers the history of psychedelic drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms, and how they’re now being used experimentally in therapeutic settings, to treat depression, addiction, and fear of death. Pollan also talks about his own experience experimenting with psychedelics. “I had an experience that was by turns frightening and ecstatic … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Michael Pollan On The ‘New Science’ Of Psychedelics

Farmer Podcast Club: Starving out resistance

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 23, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Starving out resistance: Anne Applebaum on Stalin’s deliberate famine in Ukraine- CBC- Ideas Released May 8, 2018 Historian Anne Applebaum is the winner of the 2018 Lionel Gelber Prize for her book, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine. It tells the story of how Stalin’s collective farming policies in the early 1930s induced starvation among 3 million Ukrainian peasants. The book argues that this act was no byproduct of bad policy decisions, but instead a deliberate effort to crush Ukrainian nationalism and resistance — with repercussions that extend into our own era … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Starving out resistance

Farmer Podcast Club: Talk About Food Should Be Uncomfortable, “But It Has to Be Kind”

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 16, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Talk About Food Should Be Uncomfortable, “But It Has to Be Kind” – “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg”, In Conversation with Tamar Haspel Oct. 9, 2018 On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Washington Post columnist and James Beard Award–winning writer Tamar Haspel talks about the uncomfortable public discourse that inspires her unconventional writing. “We should try to get more comfortable with discomfort. If we’re talking about an issue on the ground, about agriculture, about feeding people, why should that be uncomfortable? It should be productive, it should be interesting. But it … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Talk About Food Should Be Uncomfortable, “But It Has to Be Kind”

Farmer Podcast Club: Chris Eyer – Montana’s Mindful Mule Packer

Posted by Lilli Klamke on October 10, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Chris Eyer – Montana’s Mindful Mule Packer – Mountain & Prairie Released May 7, 2018 Chris Eyer is a true Western polymath. He is probably best known for his work as a mule packer, in which he uses mules to transport supplies into some of Montana’s most remote wilderness areas—he documents the adventures on his extremely popular Instagram account @muledragger. But as you’ll hear in our conversation, mule packing only scratches the surface—Chris is an experienced mountaineer and climber, a former US Marine, a practicing Buddhist, a leather craftsman, and a … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Chris Eyer – Montana’s Mindful Mule Packer