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, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Nina Williams and Jude Schuenemeyer of the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project about their efforts to document and preserve rare apple and fruit tree varieties, the history behind fruit orchards in southwest Colorado, and how the public can get involved.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Sandi VanHouteen, Cortez School District Food Service Director, and Danyel Mezzanatto, Cortez Middle School Production Manager, about Colorado Proud Day and how it is being celebrated in local school cafeterias with farm-fresh produce from area farms and school gardens.

Cortez Journal

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Southwest Open School (SWOS) teacher Casey Simpson and Conor Russell, a student at SWOS, about the school garden that they have installed at the school, how they have incorporated permaculture principles into the garden, and how it enhances education for the students at SWOS.

Dolores Food Market

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Taz Vass, owner and operator of the Dolores Food Market, about how locally owned grocery stores compete with larger national chain stores and the economics of offering local produce.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Gunther Hardt, an aquaponics expert, and Kelli Meeker, an Americorps member serving with the Montezuma School To Farm Project, about a new aquaponics system that has been installed at the Dolores schools, and how the system works to raise fish in a symbiotic relationship with hydroponi

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Clint Evans, Colorado State Conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, about conservation challenges and possible solutions being offered through NRCS programs.


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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Bob Gorman with the USDA Farm To School Program, and Jim Dyer, Colorado State Lead for the National Farm To School Network, about how these programs are working to teach our children about food and nutrition across the country.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Grant Curry from the Permaculture Provision Project, and Ross Mazur, a Work Away Program volunteer, about how permaculture is transforming the farm at Hanniah's Rest Ranch in southwest Colorado, and the ways that biochar can benefit soils that are not optimal for food production.

Happy Chickens and Their Eggs

Jun 23, 2015
Song Haven Farm, LLC

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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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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