Big Fat Farm Show

Alternating Tuesdays from 8:30-9:00am on The Zine

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

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Big Fat Farm Show
10:23 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Railroads and Historic Food Distribution in Southwest Colorado

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Railroads played a vital role in the import and export of food in and out of southwest Colorado in the early 1900s. Big Fat Farm Show host Sarah Syverson talks with Lew Mathis of the Galloping Goose Historical Society, and Chuck McAfee, whose family started farming in Montezuma County over 100 years ago, about what food distribution networks looked like in historic times, and the ways that farmers and families survived through difficult times like the Great Depression.

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Big Fat Farm Show
9:42 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Understanding Permaculture

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Grant Curry of the Permaculture Provision Project about the concept of permaculture: how it is defined, where and why it is applied, and how anyone can incorporate the basics of permaculture into their lives.

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Big Fat Farm Show
10:53 am
Mon December 29, 2014

All About Donkeys!

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Rachel Karneffel, an instructor at the Medicine Horse Center in Mancos, about the history of donkeys, their unique behaviors, and how they can be trained for a variety of tasks.

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Big Fat Farm Show
10:37 am
Tue December 9, 2014

The Wily Carrot Farm

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In this episode of The Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Kellie Pettyjohn about her farm, The Wily Carrot, how production went for her in 2014, and her involvement in the Southwest Farm Fresh Distribution Cooperative.

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Big Fat Farm Show
10:59 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Growing Potatoes And Taking Care Of The Soil

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Brendon Rockey, a third generation potato farmer at Rockey Farm in Colorado's San Luis Valley, about his family's long tradition of growing potatoes, and how his farm uses cover crops to increase soil health and production, conserve water, and introduce predatory insects in place of insecticides.

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Big Fat Farm Show
9:40 am
Tue November 11, 2014

The Pie Maker

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder sits in for regular host Sarah Syverson to talk with Shani Winer of The Pie Maker, a small batch bakery in Montezuma County, about the history of pies, the importance of pies in our society as a communal food, and how her bakery is striving to create sweet, savory baked goods using fresh, local ingredients.

More information on The Pie Maker can be found on their website at www.piemakerbakery.com

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Big Fat Farm Show
10:10 am
Tue October 28, 2014

The Value of Raw Cow's Milk

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Jonathan Bland, a local milk producer, about his milk share program, his personal history with dairy cows, and why drinking raw cow's milk may be better for your health.

More information on A1 and A2 cow's milk can be found at this link: thebovine.wordpress.com/2008/10/06/beta-casein-a1-and-a2-in-milk-health/

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Big Fat Farm Show
9:34 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Principles of Permaculture

Grant Curry's permaculture swale on his property near Cortez, Colorado
Credit Permaculture Provisional Project

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Grant Curry of the Permaculture Provision Project about permaculture, how it can work in the arid southwest, and how to apply the principles of permaculture to growing food.

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Big Fat Farm Show
12:06 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

USDA StrikeForce For Rural Growth & Opportunity

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While poverty is a challenge in many parts of society, the reality is that nearly 85 percent of America's persistent poverty occurs in rural areas. In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with with Sharon Nance, Regional Coordinator for USDA StrikeForce, about how they help grow economies, increase investments, and create opportunities in poverty-stricken rural communities.

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Big Fat Farm Show
9:39 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Jude Schuenemeyer from the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project about their work preserving heirloom fruit trees, the history of Montezuma County's orchards, and why it is important to save these tree species.

KUNC article on Colorado's heirloom apples: www.kunc.org/post/once-lost-colorado-orange-helps-seed-states-new-fruit-economy

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