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From your friends at Acres U.S.A., Tractor Time is a conversation between farmers, authors, advocates and legendary voices in the world of eco-agriculture.
||CleanTractor Time Episode 26: Will Winter, Matt Maier, Thousand Hills Beef Cattle in Minnesota||Good day and welcome to Tractor Time, brought to you by Acres U.S.A., the Voice of Eco-Agriculture. I’m your host Ryan Slabaugh, and I’m happy to bring you the 26th episode of our podcast. Thanks again to Albert Lea seeds for making this episode pos||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 25: Fred Provenza, Author & Animal Behavior Expert||Welcome to Tractor Time, brought to you by Acres U.S.A., the Voice of Eco_Agriculture. I’m your host Ryan Slabaugh, and lucky enough to be the GM/Publisher of Acres U.S.A., and very lucky enough to sit down and produce our 25th episode of Tractor Time||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 24: Jeff Moyer, Rodale Institute, 2018 Eco-Ag Award Winner||Hosted by Ryan Slabaugh. Sponsored by Albert Lea Seed. Good day and welcome to Tractor Time podcast brought to you by Acres U.S.A., the Voice of Eco-Agriculture. We are happy to be bringing you another episode, our 1st of season 3 starting this year, a||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 23: The 2018 Eco-Ag Preview Special||Good day and welcome to Tractor Time podcast brought to you by Acres U.S.A., the Voice of Eco-Agriculture. We are happy to be bringing you another episode, our 11th this year and 23rd overall, and I think we’re going to get in at least one more before||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 22: On Assignment, the Tropical Agriculture Conference in Belize||Hosted by Ryan Slabaugh This episode is a bit unique from the others, which are usually done in the comforts of my office back in Greeley, Colorado. For most recordings, it’s me, a microphone, an interview guest and my dog snoring in the corner. If yo||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 21: Daniela Ibarra-Howell, CEO of The Savory Institute||Good day and welcome to Tractor Time podcast. I’m your host, Ryan Slabaugh, the GM of Acres U.S.A., and we are excited to bring you another fun hour of conversation about ecology, agriculture, smart farming, human health – and more. I want to thank||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 20: David Montgomery & Anne Biklé, Authors & Scientists||Good day and welcome to Tractor Time, a podcast brought to you by Acres U.S.A. Today’s podcast features two guests. Both live together in Seattle, and are writers, advocates and change agents and, it should be noted, both are quite brilliant as well||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 19: Judith McGeary, Founder of Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance||Good day and welcome to Tractor Time podcast brought to you by Acres USA. I am your host, Ryan Slabaugh, and we are excited to bring you another episode – this one will be about advocacy, and how to get involved to make real change happen. Our guest t||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 18: Charles Walters, Then, Today and Tomorrow (from 2006)||Welcome to Tractor Time, brought to you by Acres U.S.A., the Voice of Eco-Agriculture. I’m your host, Ryan Slabaugh, the GM and publisher of Acres USA. Last week, I took a trip. I spent about 36 hours in the car driving from Colorado to Illinois, down||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 17: Brendon Rockey, Potato Farmer, Speaker||Today’s guest is Brendon Rockey, a third-generation Colorado potato farmer. He spoke last October at a soil health conference near Greeley, close to our office, and when I wandered down to hear his talk, I was a bit surprised. We are surrounded by con||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 16: Douglass DeCandia, Farmer and Advocate Against Food Apartheid||Welcome to our 16th episode of Tractor Time podcast, brought to you by Acres U.S.A., the voice of eco-agriculture. My name is Ryan Slabaugh, and we are fired up to bring you another hour of conversation about ecology, agriculture, and this hour, we’re||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 15: Dr. Nasha Winters, Author and Health Consultant||Good day and welcome to Tractor Time Podcast by Acres USA. I’m your host, Ryan Slabaugh, and today’s guest is Dr. Nasha Winters. I met Dr. Nasha Winters last year at our conference in Columbus, Ohio. I had heard about her talk from the large number||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 14: Neal Kinsey, Hands On Agronomy||It’s that sound again – tractors, the voice of Charles Walters, and that happy little strum. It all means we are launching into a second season of Tractor Time Podcast by Acres U.S.A., the podcast for farmers who care about the Earth. My name is Rya||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 13: 2017 Conference Highlights — Dr. Vandana Shiva, André Leu and Ronnie Cummings||Welcome to another great episode of Tractor Time. We’re coming off a high from our 42nd annual Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show in Columbus, Ohio, and wanted to use this podcast to help us celebrate the highlights. There were many. They included the 1,1||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 12: Edwin Blosser, Farmer & Founder of Midwest Bio-Systems||It’s Tractor Time podcast, brought to you by Acres USA, the Voice of Eco Agriculture. This was recorded on Nov. 2, 2017, in Greeley, Colorado. We’re going deep into eco-agriculture this hour. This episode's guest is Edwin Blosser, a longtime instru||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 11: John Kempf, Founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture||Tractor Time is back, after harvest, to get back into the swing of recording and broadcasting interviews with your favorite people in sustainable agriculture. And we’re coming back with some thunder. Our guest today is a good friend of Acres USA. Joh||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 10: Mark Shepard and Water Control on the Farm||In this week’s podcast, we are featuring Mark Shepard's talk from the 2016 Eco-Ag annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska, where he spoke to a very full hall on his sustainable water practices he uses on his farms. It’s also the subject of his new b||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 9: Ben Hartman on How to Make a Living on One Acre||In this week's podcast, we’re going all the way back to last year’s Acres USA Eco-Ag Conference in Omaha, Nebraska. There, an author-farmer named Ben Hartman spoke for more than an hour about a little miracle he and his wife, Rachel Hershberger, cre||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 8: Andre Leu, Author of The Myths of Safe Pesticides||In the Acres USA world, Andre Leu is becoming much more than a household name. Leu, who has written for our magazine for years, published The Myth of Safe Pesticides in 2014. He has spoken on the dangers of pesticides for years several times at our annu||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 7: John Slack and Soils from a Geological Perspective||This week, we’re dipping into the archives back to 2005. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and YouTube was founded, and in 2005, John Slack also took the stage at our Eco-Ag conference and spoke about rocks. But we are not really talking a||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 6: Joel Salatin, the Most Famous Farmer in the World||We know how busy farmers are this time of year, so we feel especially lucky to have our guest on today’s show. He really needs no introduction, but we’ll give it a shot anyway. Joel Salatin is known around most agricultural circles as the most famo||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 5: Jerry Brunetti and Soil as a SuperOrganism||On this week's podcast,we thought it’d be good to turn back the clock to a talk from 2009 at our Eco-Ag conference. Jerry Brunetti, rest in peace, was a fearless advocate for soil management and gave a presentation then called “Soil as a SuperOrgani||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 4: Susan Sink and the American Farmland Trust||In this week's episode, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Susan Sink, vice president of development and external relations at American Farmland Trust, a nonprofit organization who collaborates with farmers around the world to help save farmland f||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 3: Charles Walters and A Return to Intellectualism||As Charles Walters, founder of Acres U.S.A., said in his talk in this week's podcast, if he had asked his father in 1945: “Are you an organic farmer, he would have said 'What’s that?'" In less than a century, we’ve come far enough to forget how we||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 2: Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin||On this week’s Tractor Time podcast, we interviewed author and regenerative agriculture guru Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin. His story is not only inspirational, but transcends genres.His book, “In the Shadow of Green Man,” documents this. It speaks||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTractor Time Episode 1: Abbey Smith and Charles Walters||In our inaugural episode, we interview Abbey Smith with the Savory Institute about her travels, sustainable grazing methods, and how she manages her own ranch in Northern California. Then, we finish with an archived speech from Charles Walters, the foun||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Thanks for playing Jeff Moyer’s talk from the 2018 conference. That should be aired nationally during prime time on TV for everyone to hear!!
Thanks for Knowledge & Wisdom
Thank you for sharing the wisdom and knowledge from Biological/Ecological Farmers. Tractor Time, thanks for being the voice of Acres USA, which does a great job of sharing old and new information that contributes to an ongoing understanding and learning of how we can grow healthy quality food in alignment with the awesome power and dynamic qualities of nature. Thank you for standing up for a healthy quality life for people and a beautiful healthy natural environment.
Great Subjects But Needs Some Improvement
Acres USA and its conference archives has an incredible wealth of ecological and sustainable agriculture knowledge! Some of which has been shared on this podcast. Cannot wait for the next broadcast.
Yet, the voice quality and volume has been at times sub-par. You control the volume in production and yet the introductions and wrap-ups can be low or too loud compared to the rest of the broadcast.
A suggestion ... given your vast archives why not offer a weekly "archives" podcast that would deal with some of the higher level agricultural science issues and concepts Acres is known for. Maybe call it "Acres Eco-Ag Archives." Plus, keep the "Tractor Time" podcast for timely interviews and more hands-on agriculture information.