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.
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.
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.
The Montezuma School to Farm Project works to connect our region's farming heritage with school students to help them understand agriculture and where our food comes from. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Danyel Mezzanatto and Christine Foote from the Montezuma School to Farm Project about how they became associated with the project through Americorps, how they are working with area school kids to teach them about food and farming, and what to expect at their upcoming fundraiser, the 3rd Annual Spring Hoedown.
In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter provides some river news from around the Four Corners area, and talks with Ken Curtis, Chief of Engineering and Construction at the Dolores Water Conservancy District, about how the district manages water for irrigation and municipal uses, and how the future of water management looks as southwest Colorado faces another year of drought.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Edit Aquarian, founder and project manager of Veterans Homestead Project, and Gregory Hopkins, a disabled combat veteran with PTSD and owner/operator of Breen Mesa Farm located near Breen, Colorado, about a farming program for veterans that aims to help vets create a peaceful, self-sustainable lifestyle after returning from combat situations.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Joel Lee, District Conservationist the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montezuma County, about the designation of 2015 as the International Year of Soils, the importance of good soil management for farmers, and what it means for those of us who may not be farming.
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press talk with Bob Bragg, local farmer and co-host of Ag Markets & More on KSJD, about the impact of farming on the economy both nationally and at the local level, some common misconceptions, and how to understand agriculture's true contributions.
Railroads played a vital role in the import and export of food in and out of southwest Colorado in the early 1900s. Big Fat Farm Show host Sarah Syverson talks with Lew Mathis of the Galloping Goose Historical Society, and Chuck McAfee, whose family started farming in Montezuma County over 100 years ago, about what food distribution networks looked like in historic times, and the ways that farmers and families survived through difficult times like the Great Depression.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Rachel Karneffel, an instructor at the Medicine Horse Center in Mancos, about the history of donkeys, their unique behaviors, and how they can be trained for a variety of tasks.