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
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
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
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
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?
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
Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. How to deal with mental and physical challenges-on the farm and beyond: Down to Earth, The Planet To Plate Podcast Released Oct 29, 2019 Dr. Robert Fetsch grew up on a dairy farm in Texas, and saw first hand the stresses of rural life. He now works with farm and ranch families with disabilities and helps them manage their stress, anger, depression, and suicidal thinking. He is co-project director of the Colorado Agrability project, Professor in the College of Health and Human Sciences Department at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: How to deal with mental and physical challenges-on the farm and beyond
Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Where Does Our Recycling Go? – Fresh Air – npr Released September 12, 2019 Now that China isn’t taking our recycling anymore, where will it go? Environmental scientist Kate O’Neill discusses recycling and the global politics of waste. “Once you throw something away, you’ve got to think about where’s it going to go next,” she says. Her book is ‘Waste.’ Listen to the full episode: https://www.npr.org/2019/09/12/760181337/where-does-our-recycling-go Subscribe to Fresh Air on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/fresh-air/id214089682 Share This With a Farming Friend Know some farmers who might like this podcast? Invite them to … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Where Does Our Recycling Go?
Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. e.87: Insights on Leasing Farmland- The Ruminant: Audio Candy for Farmers, Gardeners and Food Lovers Released July 14, 2016 This ep: I’ve spliced together the best clips from a couple of webinars about leasing farmland. One was given by me, your host; the other by Blake Hall of Prairie Gold Pastured Meats. The webinars were produced by Farmstart, and can be found here. Some useful docs: Blake Hall’s Farm Services Agreement Blake Hall’s Scope of Work Agreement Young Agrarians Land Access Guide Listen to the full episode: http://www.theruminant.ca/blog/2016/7/14/e87-insights-on-leasing-farmland Subscribe … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: e.87: Insights on Leasing Farmland
Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Organic Inc: The Food Chain- BBC Released May 09, 2019 At heart, the organic movement is driven by ethics, not market-forces. It started out as a reaction to large-scale industrial agriculture, with an anti-establishment vibe which abhorred mass produced, processed food. But, as demand for organic products has grown, big business has moved in, and now accounts for an increasing amount of the market. Big Food has money and clout. It can support farmers to transition to organic, and throw its weight behind marketing the virtues of organic methods and food. … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Organic Inc