Representative Scott Tipton was raised in Cortez, Colorado and is currently serving his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives. KSJD's Bob Bragg, host of Ag Markets & More, talks with Tipton about his views on agriculture, the Farm Bill, the current regulatory environment for farmers, and more.
The Montezuma School to Farm Project is all about growing the taproots of our communities, and the connections between kids, farms, and local food. Together with Mancos Valley Resources and the Mount Lookout Grange, the project is building a vibrant, connected community in the Mancos Valley that is centered on our agricultural heritage.
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.
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.
For over three decades, the Four States Ag Expo has offered on of the most innovative and inclusive agricultural shows in the country. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Radience Beals, the Executive Director of the Four States Ag Expo, about what you can expect to see and experience at this year's show in March.
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.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Brittany Meyer from Open Sky Wilderness Therapy in Mancos about how she is working towards local, sustainable food production through saving seeds and education.
Big Fat Farm Show host Sarah Syverson talks with local farmer Mary Vozar of Confluence Farms about how they grow vegetables and other produce through the winter, how climate change is affecting her approach to farming, and her thoughts on GMOs.
Cider making has a long tradition in the apple orchards of the Four Corners area. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with three local cider makers about how cider is made, and why it is an important product for apple producers.
JoDee Powers from LiveWell Montezuma talks with KSJD's Tom Yoder about Good Food Montezuma, a new organization forming to support local food producers and consumers by improving and maintaining a sustainable, local food system.