All posts by Lilli Klamke

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

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

Posted by Lilli Klamke on May 12, 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: 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…

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

Posted by Lilli Klamke on May 05, 2019

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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 cattle to.” Dylan Biggs Are you running your herd of cattle or are they running you? There is lot’s to learn and to know about not only the behavior of our animals but also about the way we are handling them. Come on out for the two-day workshop at Nature’s Way Farm in Grimshaw. Dylan Biggs … Continue reading June 8+9 2019: Grimshaw, AB – Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop with Dylan Biggs

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

Farmer Podcast Club: Silvopasture with Steve Gabriel

Posted by Lilli Klamke on April 23, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. e104: Silvopasture with Steve Gabriel– The Ruminant, Pondering the Best Way to Agriculture Released February 20, 2019 This ep: Ruminant co-host Tristan Banwell interviews Farmer and Author Steve Gabriel about his book  Silvopasture: A Guide to Managing Grazing Animals, Forage Crops, and Trees in a Temperate Farm Ecosystem.        Listen to the full episode: http://www.theruminant.ca/blog/2019/2/20/e104-silvopasture-with-steve-gabriel Subscribe to The Ruminant on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/ruminant-audio-candy-for-farmers-gardeners-food-lovers/id735809919?i=1000430300614&mt=2 Share This With a Farming Friend Know some farmers who might like this podcast? Invite them to sign up by sharing this link: http://eepurl.com/dtEnmr Or scroll down to sign … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Silvopasture with Steve Gabriel

Farmer Podcast Club: Why is so much topsoil disappearing?

Posted by Lilli Klamke on April 09, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Why is so much topsoil disappearing… – Down to Earth- The Planet to Plate Podcast Released Jan 22, 2019 Today’s program is from the Radio Cafe archives. David Johnson is a senior research scientist and molecular biologist at the Institute for Energy and the Environment at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. We talk about the process of restoring soil, and how farmers, ranchers, and land managers can be incentivized to engage in healthy soil practices.   Listen to the full episode: https://player.fm/series/down-to-earth-the-planet-to-plate-podcast/why-is-so-much-topsoil-disappearing Subscribe to Down to Earth on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/down-to-earth-the-planet-to-plate-podcast/id1273561340?mt=2&i=1000428207392 … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Why is so much topsoil disappearing?

Farmer Podcast Club: A Cynical Farmer Rebuffed

Posted by Lilli Klamke on April 08, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. e107: A Cynical Farmer Rebuffed- The Ruminant: By Jordan Marr Released Feb 21, 2019 My guest this ep is Stefan Morales, producer of the Working Together podcast. Stefan and I both care about food and farming. I brought my passions to farming; he took his into the non-profit and government sphere. We compare notes, things get mildly awkward, and a farmer’s heart grows by a couple of sizes. Or: a guy with good insights about the workings of bureaucracy offers advice for reformers about how to engage with it. Listen to the full episode: … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: A Cynical Farmer Rebuffed

Farmer Podcast Club: Cultivariable #5: Q&A

Posted by Lilli Klamke on April 03, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Cultivariable #5: Questions&Answers- Released Jun 29, 2018 In this episode of the Cultivariable podcast, I answer listener questions: * 00:57 Which tuber crops are best for permaculture? * 05:14 Are there any tuber crops that fix nitrogen? * 08:35 Might arracacha be a dynamic accumulator? * 10:35 Can you explain the process that you use for collecting plants from the wild? * 14:35 Why should all gardeners also be plant breeders? * 16:58 How could GMOs make all plants sterile? * 21:11 Can you explain how GMOs lead to super weeds?… … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Cultivariable #5: Q&A