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
9:49 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Happy Chickens and Their Eggs

Song Haven Farm's "chicken rainbow" bridge.
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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.

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Big Fat Farm Show
10:12 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Taking Care Of The Soil In The High Desert Conservation District

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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.

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Big Fat Farm Show
10:01 am
Tue May 26, 2015

The Colorado State Conservation Board

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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.

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Big Fat Farm Show
9:15 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Working With Nature Through Sustainable Farming

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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.

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Big Fat Farm Show
9:41 am
Tue April 14, 2015

A Permaculture Convergence In The Four Corners Area

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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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Big Fat Farm Show
11:21 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Small-Town Grocery Stores

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Dustin Partridge, owner of Zuma Natural Foods in Mancos, Colorado, about running a small town grocery store that emphasizes local, sustainable, GMO-free foods, and how to make a better cup of coffee.

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KSJD Interviews
10:29 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Tierra Madre Herbs

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Matt Keefauver, operator of Tierra Madre Herbs, about how he get his plants started off right and his stance on GMOs and chemicals in food production.

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Big Fat Farm Show
10:05 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Veterans Find Healing In Farming

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Edit Aquarian, founder and project manager of Veterans Homestead Project, and Gregory Hopkins, a disabled combat veteran with PTSD and owner/operator of Breen Mesa Farm located near Breen, Colorado, about a farming program for veterans that aims to help vets create a peaceful, self-sustainable lifestyle after returning from combat situations.

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Big Fat Farm Show
9:46 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Healthy Soils For Healthy Food Production

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Joel Lee, District Conservationist the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montezuma County, about the designation of 2015 as the International Year of Soils, the importance of good soil management for farmers, and what it means for those of us who may not be farming.

 

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Big Fat Farm Show
9:34 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Experiential Learning Through School Gardens

Credit Montezuma School To Farm Project

Experiential learning, where kids can achieve understanding through hands-on projects, is perfectly suited for school gardens and curriculum that can extend beyond the classroom.  In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Erin Bohme, Mancos School Garden Coordinator and Experiential Learning Manager for the Montezuma School To Farm Project, about how school gardens are being used to enhance a wide variety of learning, and why it is important in today's education environment.

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