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.
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.
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.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Kellie Pettyjohn of The Wily Carrot Farm in Mancos about growing at 7000 feet and the new Southwest Farm Fresh Distribution Cooperative.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks to community food organizer Gretchen Groenke about the importance of local foods and gardens at schools and in back yards, and how community dinners are bringing people together to celebrate food and the people who produce it.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Judy Garrigues and Scott Clark from the Dolores Conservation District about new programs being offered by the district this year to help producers conserve water and soil during the upcoming growing season.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Cindy Dvergsten of Arriola Sunshine Farm and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union about her work advancing farmer-friendly policy and business practices, how a local food distribution system could benefit producers, and why sheep and shepherds are more and more scarce in the Four Corners area.
With new laws in Colorado allowing the production of industrial hemp for oils, fiber, and fuel, many farmers are considering adding this controversial crop onto their lands. In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lu Nettleton, a representative with the Colorado Plateau Growers Association, about the legal challenges and potential benefits of growing hemp in southwest Colorado.
Host Sarah Syverson talks with Americorps Vista members Harrison Topp and Danyel Mezzanatto about how they got involved in the Americorps program, what they do in the community to foster the local food movement, and the impact of the program on their lives.