Agriculture http://ksjd.org en Growing: Adventures In Food and Farming http://ksjd.org/post/growing-adventures-food-and-farming <p>In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with regular host Sarah Syverson about her new play "Growing: Adventures In Food and Farming", how it serves as an autobiographical sketch of her life as a farmer, her path into the theater, and why Laura Ingalls Wilder was such an early influence in her life.</p><p><em>Listen here:</em></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:53:17 +0000 Tom Yoder 14897 at http://ksjd.org Growing: Adventures In Food and Farming Kestrel Farm In Mancos, Colorado http://ksjd.org/post/kestrel-farm-mancos-colorado <p>In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Kathryn Fulton of Kestrel Farm near Mancos, Colorado about why she started farming, the joys and challenges of the first year of production, and how sheep and chickens figure into the mix.</p><p><em>Listen here:</em></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:32:19 +0000 Tom Yoder 14289 at http://ksjd.org Kestrel Farm In Mancos, Colorado The Vitality of Seeds http://ksjd.org/post/vitality-seeds <p>Seeds represent a promise of abundance that goes beyond food. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Belle Starr and Bill McDorman of The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance about how seeds are tied to our independence, our culture, and our sense of place as part of a discussion about their "Seed School In A Day" class.</p><p><em>Listen here:</em></p><p> Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance website: <a href="http://rockymountainseeds.org/">www.rockymountainseeds.org</a></p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:38:56 +0000 Tom Yoder 13706 at http://ksjd.org The Vitality of Seeds Three Dog Night Farm http://ksjd.org/post/three-dog-night-farm <p>In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Angie Sauk about Three Dog Night Farm, where they grow hay, high tunnel crops, and have planted a new orchard. She also discusses late season crops, how gated pipe irrigation works, and the challenges of farming while also holding down a full-time teaching job.</p><p><em>Listen here:</em></p><p></p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:03:22 +0000 Tom Yoder 13601 at http://ksjd.org Three Dog Night Farm A History Of Milk http://ksjd.org/post/history-milk <p>In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with local chiropractor Bill Breitenbach about the history of milk production in the United States, and why modern milk production may not be the best for our health.</p><p><em>Listen here:</em></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:54:30 +0000 Tom Yoder 12907 at http://ksjd.org A History Of Milk Big Fat Farm Show - July 8th, 2014 http://ksjd.org/post/big-fat-farm-show-july-8th-2014 <p>In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Gretchen Groenke, a community health organizer in Montezuma County, about a new evening farmer's market that will be offered once a month in Cortez, and a new film called "Open Sesame" about why saving native seeds is vital to human food systems.</p><p><em>Listen here:</em></p><p></p><p>Link to the film trailer and website for "Open Sesame": <a href="http://www.opensesamemovie.com/">www.opensesamemovie.com</a></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:12:25 +0000 Tom Yoder 12168 at http://ksjd.org Big Fat Farm Show - July 8th, 2014 How The Tractor Ruined Farming http://ksjd.org/post/how-tractor-ruined-farming <p><span class="piece-description-lead">Food has become cheaper and more abundant in the last 150 years, largely thanks to technological advances. Irrigation, fertilizer, pesticides, and tractors have revolutionized farming and made a big promise to farmers: life will be better, easier, and your yields will be greater. In this story from producer Erik Olesund, however, is a farming family who has experienced first hand the negative impact of these technologies and how they impact our ability to grow food.</span></p><p><em><span class="piece-description-lead">Listen here:</span></em></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:12:20 +0000 Erik Olesund 12100 at http://ksjd.org How The Tractor Ruined Farming Big Fat Farm Show - June 24th, 2014 http://ksjd.org/post/big-fat-farm-show-june-24th-2014 <p>In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Aaron and Lindsay Yarbrough from Battlerock Farm in McElmo Canyon, Colorado about growing up on a farm, why they decided to continue their family tradition of farming, and how young farmers are making their business sustainable.</p><p><em>Listen here:</em></p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:36:49 +0000 Sarah Syverson 11452 at http://ksjd.org Big Fat Farm Show - June 24th, 2014 Farm-to-Table: A Food Revolution? http://ksjd.org/post/farm-table-food-revolution <p></p><p><em>Listen here:</em></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:34:32 +0000 Tom Yoder 10705 at http://ksjd.org Farm-to-Table: A Food Revolution? Big Fat Farm Show - May 27th, 2014 http://ksjd.org/post/big-fat-farm-show-may-27th-2014 <p>In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kate Greenberg of the National Young Farmers Coalition about how the organization helps represent, mobilize, and engage young farmers to ensure their success.</p><p>More information about the National Young Farmers Coalition can be found on the website at <a href="http://www.youngfarmers.org/">www.youngfarmers.org</a>.</p><p></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 16:32:58 +0000 Tom Yoder 10002 at http://ksjd.org Big Fat Farm Show - May 27th, 2014