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. 

USDA StrikeForce For Rural Growth & Opportunity

Sep 30, 2014
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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.

Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project

Sep 16, 2014
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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

Growing: Adventures In Food and Farming

Sep 2, 2014
Merely Players Productions

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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Kestrel Farm In Mancos, Colorado

Aug 19, 2014
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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Three Dog Night Farm

Aug 5, 2014
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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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A History Of Milk

Jul 22, 2014
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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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Big Fat Farm Show - July 8th, 2014

Jul 8, 2014
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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Gretchen Groenke, a community health organizer in Montezuma County, about a new evening farmer's market that will be offered once a month in Cortez, and a new film called "Open Sesame" about why saving native seeds is vital to human food systems.

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Link to the film trailer and website for "Open Sesame": www.opensesamemovie.com

Big Fat Farm Show - June 24th, 2014

Jun 24, 2014
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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Aaron and Lindsay Yarbrough from Battlerock Farm in McElmo Canyon, Colorado about growing up on a farm, why they decided to continue their family tradition of farming, and how young farmers are making their business sustainable.

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Farm-to-Table: A Food Revolution?

Jun 10, 2014
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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kate Greenberg of the National Young Farmers Coalition about how the organization helps represent, mobilize, and engage young farmers to ensure their success.

More information about the National Young Farmers Coalition can be found on the website at www.youngfarmers.org.

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