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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

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

Farmer Podcast Club: Reawakening our Instincts for Healthy Eating

Posted by Lilli Klamke on March 26, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Reawakening our Instincts for Healthy Eating – Down to Earth – The Planet to Plate Podcast Released Feb 19, 2019 Animals and people have instincts that will guide them to eat a very healthy diet if given half a chance. But we also have cultural practices, marketing, dubious government guidelines, degradation of food supplies, and many other impediments to healthy eating. Fred Provenza explores all this and more in his book Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us About Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom. In this podcast we discuss how wild animals, livestock, and … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Reawakening our Instincts for Healthy Eating

Farmer Podcast Club: The Beauty Puzzle

Posted by Lilli Klamke on March 11, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. The Beauty Puzzle- Radiolab Released February 7, 2019 When a female animal is checking out her prospects, natural selection would dictate that she pay attention to how healthy, or strong, or fit he is. But when it comes to finding a mate, some animals seem to be engaged in a very different game. What if a female were looking for something else – something that has nothing to do with fitness? Something…beautiful? Today we explore a different way of looking at evolution and what it may mean for the course of science. This episode was reported by Robert Krulwich … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: The Beauty Puzzle

Farmer Podcast Club- Tractor Time Episode 11: John Kempf, Founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture

Posted by Lilli Klamke on February 20, 2019

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Episode 11: John Kempf, Founder of Advancing Eco-Agriculture: Tractor Time, Acres USA  ReleasedOct 25, 2017 John Kempf is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture, a crop consulting company, and is an expert in the field of biological and regenerative farming.  A resident of Middlefield, Ohio, Kempf is a farmer who grew up in and remains a part of the Amish community.     Listen to the full episode: https://www.acresusa.com/pages/tractor-time-podcast Subscribe to Tractor Time on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/acres-u-s-a/id1228753412?mt=2 Share This With a Farming Friend Know some farmers who might like this podcast? Invite … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club- Tractor Time Episode 11: John Kempf, Founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture