Big Fat Farm Show

Airing on alternating Tuesdays between 8:30-9:00am

KSJD's bi-weekly program dedicated to all things farming and ranching. 

Dolores Food Market

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Taz Vass, owner and operator of the Dolores Food Market, about how locally owned grocery stores compete with larger national chain stores and the economics of offering local produce.

Scot Nelson / Creative Commons

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Gunther Hardt, an aquaponics expert, and Kelli Meeker, an Americorps member serving with the Montezuma School To Farm Project, about a new aquaponics system that has been installed at the Dolores schools, and how the system works to raise fish in a symbiotic relationship with hydroponi

Matthias Ripp / Creative Commons

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Clint Evans, Colorado State Conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, about conservation challenges and possible solutions being offered through NRCS programs.


USDA Farm To School / Creative Commons

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Bob Gorman with the USDA Farm To School Program, and Jim Dyer, Colorado State Lead for the National Farm To School Network, about how these programs are working to teach our children about food and nutrition across the country.

Oregon Department of Forestry / Creative Commons

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Grant Curry from the Permaculture Provision Project, and Ross Mazur, a Work Away Program volunteer, about how permaculture is transforming the farm at Hanniah's Rest Ranch in southwest Colorado, and the ways that biochar can benefit soils that are not optimal for food production.

Happy Chickens and Their Eggs

Jun 23, 2015
Song Haven Farm, LLC

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Michele Martz and Mark Matteis of Song Haven Farm about recent issues that have come up with large-scale chicken and egg production, and how they are working to provide a place on their farm to raise happy chickens that are well-treated, fed proper and nutritious grains and insects, and produce delicious eggs.

National Resources Conservation Service / Creative Commons

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Travis Custer, Agricultural Consultant with the High Desert Conservation District in southwest Colorado, about his new position and what it offers in terms of support for implementing soil conservation practices across the region.

Moose Winans / Creative Commons

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Tammra Straub of the Colorado State Conservation Board about the history of conservation boards, how the Colorado State Conservation Board helps agricultural producers, and provides some examples of innovative projects from across the state.

Hellsgeriatric / Creative Commons

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with James Aaron Lewis, a local farmer and producer at Seven Meadows Farm, about how he is learning to incorporate more sustainable practices into growing food by using the power of nature instead of working against it.

Jessica "The Hun" Reeder / Creative Commons

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD host Sarah Syverson talks with Grant Curry of the Permaculture Provision Project about why more and more people are seeing the value of permaculture, new ways to understand the practice of permaculture, and what to expect at the Permaculture Convergence Conference that will be held in Montezuma County in May.

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