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
10:59 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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Big Fat Farm Show
9:53 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Growing: Adventures In Food and Farming

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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.

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Big Fat Farm Show
11:32 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Kestrel Farm In Mancos, Colorado

Credit Kathryn Fulton

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.

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Big Fat Farm Show
10:03 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Three Dog Night Farm

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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.

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Big Fat Farm Show
11:54 am
Tue July 22, 2014

A History Of Milk

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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.

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