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. 

Suzie's Farm / Creative Commons

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.

Tierra Madre Herbs

Mar 17, 2015
Susy Morris / Creative Commons

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.

B Garrett / Creative Commons

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.

USDA / Creative Commons

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.

 

Experiential Learning Through School Gardens

Feb 3, 2015
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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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.

Understanding Permaculture

Jan 6, 2015
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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.

All About Donkeys!

Dec 29, 2014
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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.

The Wily Carrot Farm

Dec 9, 2014
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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.

Growing Potatoes And Taking Care Of The Soil

Nov 25, 2014
Colorado Farm Bureau / Creative Commons

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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