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Five Generations of Dairy Farmers with the Heckman's

10/1/2018
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Bill and Thomas Heckman are dairy farmers from Western Ohio. They talk about the history of their farm and turning the farm over to the next generation.

Duration:00:52:43

90 Years with Walter Middendorf

9/14/2018
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Walter Middendorf is a retired farmer from East Dubuque, Illinois. He turned 90 in August and in this episode he shares with us how farming has changed over the years as well as few life lessons he's learned along the way.

Duration:00:30:54

On the Radical Side with Joe Schlabach

8/24/2018
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Joe Schlabach, 100% grassfed and organic dairy farmer in Holmes County, OH, speaks to us about his learning curve moving from confinement to organic and then organic to 100% grassfed.

Duration:00:45:46

Growing Organic Crops with Ron Milner

8/6/2018
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Ron Milner, organic crop farmer from Holmes County, Ohio, shares what he has learned over his 16 years crop farming strip-mined ground and the difficulties of trying to build that soil back to good health.

Duration:00:44:23

Watching the Land Change with Jeff Miller

7/26/2018
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Jeff Miller, organic dairy farmer from Holmes County, Ohio, speaks to us about his observations on his land as he brought dairy cows back to a farm, started grazing and brought his soil back to life.

Duration:00:43:31

Lessons from Personal Observation with Dr Paul Dettloff

7/8/2018
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Dr Paul Dettloff, a veterinarian from Arcadia, Wisconsin, has been an influencer and innovator within the organic industry for the last 20+ years. He talks to us about everything from growing up to where he sees the future of the organic industry.

Duration:00:55:00

International Organics with Jim Wedeberg and Dan Mosgaller

6/22/2018
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Jim Wedeberg and Dan Mosgaller, who are both Organic Dairy Farmers as well as International Development directors, talk to us about the landscape and outlook for organic dairy being produced in other countries.

Duration:00:42:08

Life on an Amish Farm with Tim and Katie Kline

5/31/2018
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Tim and Katie Kline are organic dairy farmers in Holmes County, Ohio. They speak with us about how they got started into farming, moving cows from Ohio to Kansas then back to Ohio again and the simple pleasures of everyday life on a farm.

Duration:00:46:17

The Importance of Life We Don't See with Eric Lee Mader

5/14/2018
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Eric Lee Mader, who is the Pollinator Program Co-Director at the Xerces Society, shares with us all the incredible examples of the work being done both above and below the soil by invertebrates. We talk about about how farmers can work with nature rather than against it.

Duration:00:45:37

Building a Farming Community in Vermont with Brent and Regina Beidler

4/26/2018
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Brent and Regina Beidler are organic dairy farmers from Vermont. They have been shipping milk for 20 years and they share their farm story and some of the lessons they've learned along the way.

Duration:00:33:26

What a Whole Organic System Looks Like with Dr Guy Jodarski

3/30/2018
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Dr Guy Jodarski, staff veterinarian with Organic Valley, talks to us about how herd health on an organic farm doesn't start with replacing conventional medications with organic treatments. It starts at the soil and is a whole systems appraoch.

Duration:01:01:52

Organic Farming in North Carolina with Sam Dobson and Chris Hofner

3/14/2018
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Sam Dobson and Chris Hofner discuss with us organic dairying in North Carolina, some challenges of raising crops in the heat and the grass-fed beef market.

Duration:00:54:16

The Agrarian Life with Wendell Berry

2/22/2018
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Wendell Berry, author from Kentucky, shares his thoughts and views from his lifetime advocating for agricultural communities.

Duration:01:05:26

Ohio Earth Food for Thought

2/13/2018
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Ted Stutz is the owner of Ohio Earth Food, an organic fertilizer company. He talks to us about his background, what brought him to Ohio Earth Food and how he has grown along with the company.

Duration:00:47:10

Episode 18: Talking KOFFI with Melvin Troyer

2/2/2018
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Melvin Troyer, organic dairy farmer from Kentucky, talks to us about taking over the farm, transitioning to organic and then starting up an organic feed mill.

Duration:00:52:08

Moving to Kentucky With Irvin Ramer

1/15/2018
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Irvin Ramer, organic dairy farmer from Kentucky, talks to us about moving to Kentucky and what he's learned in his years since he's moved.

Duration:00:39:03

Episode 16: Confinement to Organic with Dave DeKam

12/28/2017
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Dave DeKam milks 270 cows organically in Falmouth, MI. In this episode we talk to him about his transition from having cows fully confined to learning to graze and becoming organic.

Duration:00:47:10

Bovine Tuberculosis in Northern Michigan with Eric Woodward

12/8/2017
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Eric Woodward is an organic dairy farmer in Northeast Michigan and he talks to us about dealing with the effects of bovine tuberculosis being in the local deer herd.

Duration:00:35:02

Episode 14: First CFO of Organic Valley, Jerome McGeorge

11/3/2017
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Jerome McGeorge, who was the first CFO of Organic Valley, talks to us about his experience moving from the big city to small town Wisconsin and becoming a part of the organic movement. David Kline also joined us for the conversation to share his viewpoint as an organic farmer.

Duration:00:58:12

Episode 13: Soil Health with Gary and Sadie Zimmer

10/12/2017
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Gary Zimmer, founder of Midwestern Bio Ag, joins us with his daughter, Sadie, to discuss soil health.

Duration:00:34:03