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The Colorado Water Plan seeks to address the growing population of Colorado and the ever-increasing demands on our water supply. Big Fat Farm Show host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Kate Greenberg from the National Young Farmers Coalition about the implementation of the Colorado Water Plan and its implications for agriculture in our part of the state.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Candice Wood about her involvement in a farm incubator program at the Old Fort Lewis for beginning farmers in the Four Corners region that provides support services and helps new farmers develop the skills necessary to succeed.

Support for Small-Scale Farmers

Mar 1, 2016
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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with local farmer and host of KSJD's Ag Markets & More Bob Bragg, and Travis Custer of the High Desert Conservation District about the growth of small-scale farming in Montezuma County, and helping small farmers get the help they need to be successful.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Kate Greenberg, Western Water Program Coordinator for the National Young Farmers Coalition, and Mike Nolan, Vice President of the local chapter of the Coalition, about how their organization supports young farmers, how they approach working on policy, and what is happening at the upcoming Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum.

All About Donkeys!

Dec 29, 2014
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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.

Growing Potatoes And Taking Care Of The Soil

Nov 25, 2014
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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Brendon Rockey, a third generation potato farmer at Rockey Farm in Colorado's San Luis Valley, about his family's long tradition of growing potatoes, and how his farm uses cover crops to increase soil health and production, conserve water, and introduce predatory insects in place of insecticides.

Kestrel Farm In Mancos, Colorado

Aug 19, 2014
Kathryn Fulton

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Kathryn Fulton of Kestrel Farm near Mancos, Colorado about why she started farming, the joys and challenges of the first year of production, and how sheep and chickens figure into the mix.

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Big Fat Farm Show - July 8th, 2014

Jul 8, 2014
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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.

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Link to the film trailer and website for "Open Sesame": www.opensesamemovie.com

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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.