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.
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.
Food has become cheaper and more abundant in the last 150 years, largely thanks to technological advances. Irrigation, fertilizer, pesticides, and tractors have revolutionized farming and made a big promise to farmers: life will be better, easier, and your yields will be greater. In this story from producer Erik Olesund, however, is a farming family who has experienced first hand the negative impact of these technologies and how they impact our ability to grow food.
This story aired on KSJD's Zine on Monday, July 7th, 2014
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.
The Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station is an old bread truck that has been retrofitted into a solar-powered story-gathering vehicle. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Chrissie Orr and Jen Hart-Mann from SeedBroadcast and Ingrid Lincoln at the Mancos Library about how this grassroots effort examines the inter-connections between people, seeds, and agriculture.
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Dolores Food Market owner Taz Vass and KSJD's agricultural expert Bob Bragg about how agricultural producers in the Four Corners area articulate with the local food movement and food retailers.
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.