On-Farm: Conversations with Practical Farmers
By Practical Farmers of Iowa
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Each week, we'll interview a different member of Practical Farmers of Iowa about their farm. We’ll hear practical information from all types of farmers: new and experienced; young and old; small and large; horticulture, livestock and row-crop farmers. We’ll talk with farmers about the issues most relevant to the farming community: the nitty gritty of growing and raising all sorts of plants and animals; on-farm research; protecting and improving soil and water quality; farm profitability; the challenges facing beginning farmers; building community in rural areas; and of course, food.
||CleanOn-Farm, Episode 017: Maria and Ron Rosmann – Rosmann Family Farms||Organic farmers Maria and Ron Rosmann of Rosmann Family Farms talk about the history of the sustainable agriculture movement in the Midwest, and its future.||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-Farm, Episode 016: Jamie Hostetler – Rolling Meadows Farm||Jamie Hostetler of Rolling Meadows in eastern Iowa talks all things grass-fed beef production, from regenerative grazing to genetics to interseeding annuals to perennial pastures.||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-Farm, Episode 015: Earl Canfield – Canfield Family Farm||Earl Canfield talks transition from growing corn and soybeans for the commodity market to adding small grains and hay to the rotation and direct marketing as feed and bedding.||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-Farm, Episode 014: Chris Teachout||Chris Teachout talks cover crops, no-till farming and all things soil health.||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-Farm, Episode 013: Kevin Dietzel – Lost Lake Farm||We chat with Kevin Dietzel in the cheese make room of Lost Lake Farm while he makes mozzarella cheese and mozzarella cheese curds about their grass-fed dairy and on-farm cheesery.||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-Farm, Episode 012: Tyson Allchin – Allchin Acres||Tyson Allchin of Allchin Acres talks all things mushroom cultivation, from substrate preparation to harvest to eating.||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-Farm, Episode 011: Russ Wischover – Windswept Acres||Russ Wischover of Windswept Acres talks multi-species grazing and converting row-crop and CRP ground to diverse pasture and prairie.||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-Farm, Episode 010: Wendy Johnson – Joia Food Farm||Wendy Johnson talks conservation, organic crop production, raising all sorts of different livestock, and diversity in everything she does.||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-Farm, Episode 009: Marty Schnicker – Schnicker Specialties||Marty Schnicker shines light onto the world of growing giant produce - from watermelons to pumpkins to gourds to onions - for farmers' markets and the Iowa State Fair.||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-Farm, Episode 008: Scott Ausborn||Scott Ausborn talks about transitioning his family farm near Ida Grove to organic.||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-Farm, Episode 007: Tom Frantzen – Frantzen Farm||Tom Frantzen talks about new crops - hybrid rye and Kernza - to add to his rotation to battle giant ragweed and how he feeds them to his organic hogs.||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-Farm, Episode 006: Jon Yagla – The Millet Seed Farm||Jon Yagla of The Millet Seed Farm talks about running an urban vegetable farm - a "neighborhood CSA" - in Iowa City on this episode of On-Farm.||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-Farm, Episode 005: Phil Specht – Pearlmaker Holsteins||Phil Specht of Pearlmaker Holstein talks rotational grazing and soil, grassland birds and ways of knowing.||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-Farm, Episode 004: Maggie McQuown and Steve Turman – Resilient Farms||Maggie McQuown and Steve Turman of Resilient Farms talk about making their farm viable for future generations through the use of conservation.||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-Farm, Episode 003: Deb Finch – Finch Livestock||Deb Finch talks about raising meat goats in east-central Iowa on this week's episode of On-Farm.||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-Farm, Episode 002: T.D. Holub – Garden Oasis Farm||T.D. Holub of Garden Oasis Farm talks vegetable machinery in this week's episode of On-Farm.||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-Farm, Episode 001: Jill Beebout – Blue Gate Farm||On our first episode, we talk with Jill Beebout of Blue Gate Farm, theater professional turned veggie farmer about growing vegetables, building community and her upcoming field day on two-wheeled tractors.||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great insight into the world of Iowa farmers
Very informative. Great stories of perseverance and ingenuity of Iowa farmers. Told by the farmers themselves.