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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.