All posts by Lilli Klamke

FEB 22 & 23: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

Posted by Lilli Klamke on January 15, 2020

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The third annual Young Agrarians Farmer Mixer in the Peace Country is coming up! If you are a farmer, passionate food lover, grower, or a farm dreamer, join us! These two days will be filled with networking, skill-sharing, and farm inspiration to help you grow your own farm business and brand your farm story. Meet with other farmers and share your story, your ideas, struggles, and successes. Find mentors and supporters, engage in new opportunities and get to know your farming companions in the Peace Country. When: Saturday, February 22 – Sunday, February 23, 2020 Where:  Camp Tamarack, Grande Prairie. Follow Highway … Continue reading FEB 22 & 23: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

Farmer Podcast Club: 082 We’re one of the top 15 podcasts on Ecology, and grizzlies digging up the high country

Posted by Lilli Klamke on January 14, 2020

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. 082 We’re one of the top 15 podcasts on Ecology, and grizzlies digging up the high country. – The Mountain Nature and Culture Podcast Released Dec 21, 2019 In this episode, I’m taking a deep dive into the impacts that grizzly bears have on subalpine and alpine meadows as they tear up the…     Listen to the full episode: 082 Top Ecology Podcasts, and grizzlies digging up the high country Subscribe to The Mountain Nature and Culture Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/mountain-nature-and-culture-podcast/id1135017065?i=1000431731580 Share This With a Farming Friend Know some farmers … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: 082 We’re one of the top 15 podcasts on Ecology, and grizzlies digging up the high country

Farmer Podcast Club: Man Against Horse

Posted by Lilli Klamke on January 07, 2020

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Man Against Horse: Radiolab Released Dec 27, 2019 This is a story about your butt. It’s a story about how you got your butt, why you have your butt, and how your butt might be one of the most important and essential things for you being you, for being human. Today, reporters Heather Radke and Matt Kielty talk to two researchers who followed the butt from our ancient beginnings, through millions of years of evolution, and all the way to today, out to a valley in Arizona, where our butts are … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Man Against Horse

Farmer Podcast Club- Tractor Time Episode 37: Dr. Zach Bush on Farming, Glyphosate and Human Health

Posted by Lilli Klamke on January 01, 2020

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Tractor Time Episode 37: Dr. Zach Bush on Farming, Glyphosate and Human Health:  Tractor Time, Acres USA Dr. Zach Bush is a triple-board certified physician, with a focus on internal medicine, endocrinology, and hospice and palliative care. He currently runs a clinic in rural Virginia that focuses on plant-based nutrition and holistic health. He’s an entrepreneur with a mind-boggling array of projects to his resume. So why is he on a podcast devoted to sustainable and organic agriculture? It’s quite a story, as you’ll hear. At his clinic a few years … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club- Tractor Time Episode 37: Dr. Zach Bush on Farming, Glyphosate and Human Health

Farmer Podcast Club: Provenance Matters – Kristin Kiesel, UC Davis

Posted by Lilli Klamke on December 17, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Provenance Matters – Kristin Kiesel, UC Davis- Farm To Table Talk Released Nov 15, 2019 The growing local food movement is connecting consumers with how, where, and by whom their food is produced. “Yet small farmers and food businesses struggle to sell their goods to local buyers at profit-generating prices.”  A study from UC Davis argues that authentic regional brands rather than labels defined by the proximity of production can capture complex consumer values, support farming communities, and attract new food entrepreneurs. Dr. Kristin Kiesel is a UC Davis Professor who … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Provenance Matters – Kristin Kiesel, UC Davis

Farmer Podcast Club: The Indian Act

Posted by Lilli Klamke on December 10, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. The Indian Act –The Secret Life of Canada Released June 25, 2019 What is the Indian Act and why Canada still have it on the books? The Secret Life team looks at the roots of this complicated policy, which after 143 years is still embedded in Canadian identity, from the policy that led to the Act to how it still impacts Indigenous identities today.     Listen to the full episode: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/cbc-podcasts/203-the-secret-life-of-canada/episode/15721469-s2-the-indian-act Subscribe to The Secret Life of Canada on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/no/podcast/s2-the-indian-act/id1434339568?i=1000442686332 Share This With a Farming Friend Know some farmers who … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: The Indian Act

Farmer Podcast Club: From Apprentice to Foreman

Posted by Lilli Klamke on December 03, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. From Apprentice to Foreman: Down To Earth- The Planet To Plate Podcast Released Nov 26, 2019 Paul Neubauer worked on his uncle’s farm before he went to college, and developed a passion that led him to a life in agriculture. To build his skills he went through the Quivira Coalitions apprenticeship program, and now works for Vilicus Farms in Montana. He reflects on the challenges and rewards of working in agriculture, being both a mentor and a student, and the many kinds of skills——practical and personal——that it takes to build a … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: From Apprentice to Foreman

Farmer Podcast Club: Plastisphere Ep.7: Confused about bioplastics?

Posted by Lilli Klamke on November 26, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Plastisphere Ep.7: Confused about bioplastics? – Plastisphere: A podcast on plastic pollution in the environment Released July 14,  2019 What happens if bioplastics end up in the environment? In this episode, Anja takes a closer look at synthetic polymers marketed as more environmentally friendly. Can they contribute to a healthier planet, and in what way? Anja talks to Frederik Wurm, a chemist developing biodegradable plastics, Constance Ißbrücker of the industry association European Bioplastics, Zero Waste expert Enzo Favoino, marine microbiologist Linda Amaral-Zettler and ecotoxicologist Lisa Zimmermann. Though biodegradable plastics might not … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Plastisphere Ep.7: Confused about bioplastics?

Farmer Podcast Club: How Organics Fight Climate Change

Posted by Lilli Klamke on November 19, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. EP 7 How Organics Fight Climate Change- Rural Routes to Climate Solution Released Nov 30, 2018 U.S. scientist and Associate Director of Science Programs at The Organic Center Dr. Tracy Misiewicz explains how practices commonly used in organic agriculture can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and how they are a good defence against pests extreme weather events like floods and droughts. Misiewicz also shows how organic ag practices are a handy tool in building soil carbon, a critical component in soil health and soil fertility.  Listen to the full episode: EP7 … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: How Organics Fight Climate Change

Farmer Podcast Club: Dave Pratt – Monuments to Tax Avoidance

Posted by Lilli Klamke on November 12, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Dave Pratt – Monuments to Tax Avoidance- Working Cows Released Nov 4, 2019 Dave Pratt, President Emeritus of Ranch Management Consultants, joined me to talk about the lengths to which people will go to avoid paying taxes. We talk about strategies for using that same capital to turn a bigger profit and what is the definition of a truly healthy business. I also had a unique opportunity to capture Dave’s thoughts on lessons he has learned in two plus decades of leading RMC, the parent company of the Ranching for Profit … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Dave Pratt – Monuments to Tax Avoidance