agriculture

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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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Antibiotic resistance has become a global problem, leaving many exposed to bacteria and other agents of infection that cannot be treated by traditional medicines. In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Lyn Patrick, co-host of Pandora's Box, about how antibiotic resistance was created, new government mandates for antibiotic use in the livestock industry, and surprising new methods to introduce healthy bacteria into people who are sick.

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Sometime during the night of Sunday, May 24th, vandals uprooted the heritage fruit trees in the Montezuma School To Farm orchard at Cortez Middle School. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sarah Syverson, the Director of the Montezuma School To Farm Project, about what happened, how the community responded, and how these incidents provide a chance for restorative justice.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Tammra Straub of the Colorado State Conservation Board about the history of conservation boards, how the Colorado State Conservation Board helps agricultural producers, and provides some examples of innovative projects from across the state.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with James Aaron Lewis, a local farmer and producer at Seven Meadows Farm, about how he is learning to incorporate more sustainable practices into growing food by using the power of nature instead of working against it.

Industrial Hemp In Southwest Colorado

May 6, 2015
Marcia O'Connor / Creative Commons

Hemp is considered one of the best plants in the world for producing fiber and oil that have many industrial uses. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sharon Stewart, founder of Hemp Talks Western Slope, and Scott Perez, owner of Perez Agriculture Company and an industrial hemp farmer, about the potential for growing industrial hemp in southwest Colorado, and how it could transform agriculture and the local economy.

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press sit down with Bob Bragg, agriculture educator and co-host of KSJD's Ag Markets & More program, to discuss the outlook for water for the upcoming growing season, and what it means for Montezuma County producers who rely on irrigation, and for consumers.

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