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. 

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn welcomes back Lee-Ann Hill of Laughing Wolf Farm to discuss how seeds are selected to increase a crop's resilience and yield, and to look at examples of seeds that she has saved from this year's harvest.

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The time-honored tradition of seed saving is one of the best ways to for a farmer or gardener to feel connected to the plants that they grow. In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Lee-Ann Hill of Laughing Wolf Farm and the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance about why seed saving is an important part of understanding the food we grow, and how it can lead to a more sustainable food network.

Mancos Food Share

The Mancos Food Share project is working to address hunger and food security by supporting healthy and local food access for those in need. In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Gretchen Groenke from Mancos Food Share about hunger and food insecurity in our communities and how the project is hoping to address the problem.

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Long-distance endurance racing can be a grueling physical ordeal and it is critical that racers prepare themselves properly. in this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Dustin Partridge, owner of Zuma Natural Foods and long-distance endurance racer, about the nutrition required for endurance races, and why it is critical for good race performance and staying healthy.

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The Colorado Water Plan seeks to address the growing population of Colorado and the ever-increasing demands on our water supply. Big Fat Farm Show host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Kate Greenberg from the National Young Farmers Coalition about the implementation of the Colorado Water Plan and its implications for agriculture in our part of the state.

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Hantavirus is showing up in the Four Corners area again this spring, which can be dangerous for farmers and others who are cleaning out barns and out buildings. In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Craig Manning from the Centers For Disease Control’s virology department about the signs and symptoms of a hantavirus infection, and ways to stay safe and prevent being infected.

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Students from Kemper Elementary School recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to help First Lady Michelle Obama plant a garden at the White House. Big Fat Farm Show host Kellie Pettyjohn talked with Danyel Mezzanato of the Montezuma School To Farm Project and one of the Kemper Elementary School students about how this opportunity came to be, and what the students got to experience on this journey.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Candice Wood about her involvement in a farm incubator program at the Old Fort Lewis for beginning farmers in the Four Corners region that provides support services and helps new farmers develop the skills necessary to succeed.

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Living in Antarctica poses many challenges when it comes to feeding the people who live and work there. Big Fat Farm Show host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Liz Widen and Rebekah Osgood, who have spent several seasons in Antarctica, about why they choose to live there, and the role that food plays in keeping morale up through the long dark days of winter near the South Pole.

Medicine Horses

Mar 29, 2016
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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Lynne Howarth, the Executive Director of the Medicine Horse Center, about why horses are used in therapy for people of all ages, their special connection to human emotions, and the programs that the Medicine Horse Center offers.

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