The Farm Report
Regional Meat Economies08/14/14
Christophe Hille, Fleisher's Meat's CFO, and Kathleen Harris of Northeast Livestock Processing Service Company join Erin Fairbanks for another episode of The Farm Report. Kathleen works with farmers to help market their products and also aids in...
The Farm Report - Episode 215 - Adirondack Grazers Cooperative
Meet Sarah Teale, documentary filmmaker and founding member of Adirondack Grazers Cooperative, a group of beef producers from small to mid-scale, family farms in New York and Vermont that naturally raise and finish beef. The Co Op's mission is to...
The Farm Report - Episode 214 - The Wild Blueberry Business
This week on The Farm Report, Erin ushers in blueberry season! She welcomes Ed Flanagan, CEO of Wyman's of Maine to the program. Wyman's of Maine is a family owned company that specializes in the growing and marketing of wild blueberries. At the top...
The Farm Report - Episode 213 - Courtney White on Carbon
How is farming tied to carbon and how does carbon keep life on earth possible? Find out on a very elemental and scientific episode of The Farm Report as host Erin Fairbanks is joined by Courtney White, the author of Grass, Soil, Hope. A former...
The Farm Report - Episode 212 - Maine Grains Alliance
Get ready to learn a whole lot about grains on a special episode of The Farm Report. Erin Fairbanks is joined by Amber Lambke, Executive Director of the Maine Grains Alliance and host of the annual KNEADING Conference. Amber knows her grains and talks...
The Farm Report - Episode 210 - Labor and the Locavore
Tune in to a special episode of The Farm Report as Erin Fairbanks talks labor and workers rights with author and activist Margaret Gray. Margaret is the winner of the 2014 Association for the Study of Food and Agriculture Book of the Year Award as...
The Farm Report - Episode 211 - Is the USA Hemp Bound?
This week on The Farm Report, host Erin Fairbanks speaks with Doug Fine, author of the book Hemp Bound: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution. In an interesting discussion about the controversial substance that has been...
The Farm Report - Episode 209 - Micro-Dairy Farming
What does micro-dairy farming look like? Find out on a brand new episode of The Farm Report. Host Erin Fairbanks is joined by Steven Judge, Founder, President, CEO of Bob-White Systems, Inc. Bob-White Systems, a company established in Vermont, serves...
The Farm Report - Episode 207 - Storm Atlas Update
In October 2013, Storm Atlas devastated livestock farmers in South Dakota, killing over 40,000 head of cattle. This was an unprecedented loss, and farmers in the region are still picking up the pieces and recovering. On a special episode of The Farm...
The Farm Report - Episode 208 - The Carnivore's Manifesto
On a special episode of The Farm Report, Erin Fairbanks is joined by none other than Patrick Martins, founder of Slow Food USA, Heritage Foods USA and Heritage Radio Network. He's also the author of The Carnivore's Manifesto: Eating Well, Eating...
The Farm Report - Episode 206 - Tea Plantations Across the World
Today on The Farm Report, Erin speaks to tea expert Sarah Besky, professor at the University of Michigan, about tea plantations and how tea workers often get into the world of tea production. Sarah also tells us about how the culture of tea production...
The Farm Report - Episode 38 - Balanced Menus with Lena Brook
This week Heather Jack speak to Lena Brook, who discusses how to improve the menus in our health and learning institutions.
The Farm Report - Episode 205 - RIchard Oswald
This week on The Farm Report, Erin speaks with family farmer Richard Oswald from the Missouri Farmers Union about how large corporations have been slowly taking over the farming industry, pushing family farmers out. Later, Richard describes how...
The Farm Report - Episode 204 - Quail Hill Farm - Scott Chaskey
On this episode of The Farm Report, Erin interviews Scott Chaskey of Quail Hill Farm. Scott is the author of (among other titles) This Common Ground and most recently, Seedtime. Today, he and Erin discuss his newest book and the world of seed farming....
The Farm Report - Episode 203 - NY FarmNet with Ed Staehr
Erin speaks with Ed Staehr this week, the Executive Director of NY FarmNet, an organization that helps farmers with a wide range of farm business or family issues. Ed describes some of the many ways that NY FarmNet does this, such as helping with...
The Farm Report - Episode 202 - Slow Meat 2014
Today on The Farm Report, Erin interviews Richard McCarthy from Slow Food USA about the Slow Meat conference that Slow Food is having at the University of Denver this summer. After the break, Erin brings in Joe Maxwell of the Humane Society to further...
The Farm Report - Episode 201 - Alice Hill of Bever Creek Ranch
This week on The Farm Report, Erin interviews Alice hill from Beaver Creek Ranch. Alice tells us about pheasant hunting in Kansas, which used to be the pheasant hunting capital of the world! This program has been sponsored by Heritage Foods USA....
The Farm Report - Episode 200 - Census of Agriculture with David Haight
This week on The Farm Report, Erin speaks with David Haight from The American Farmland Trust about the Census of Agriculture. David tells us some of the most important statistics that the census gathers, and how this information can be so helpful to...
The Farm Report - Episode 199 - JDQ Salt-Works
This week on The Farm Report, Erin interviews Nancy Bruns and Lewis Payne, founders of JQ Dickinson Salt-Works, located in Malden, West Virginia. Nancy and Lewis tell us about how their company was founded over 200 years ago, and how the aquifer below...
The Farm Report - Episode 198 - Jerry Caldari
This week we welcomed Jerry Caldari into the studio. Jerry is one of the architects behind Brooklyn Grange, an urban farm located on the rooftop of a 6-story industrial building. Jerry tells us about how large a scale this rooftop farming project was...
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