Dr Larry Tranel is a Dairy Specialist for Iowa State University Cooperative Extension who has been collecting farm financial information since 1993. Larry sits down to talk with us about what he has observed in collecting this information and how farms can improve their economic situation.
Ray Archuleta is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist with 30 years experience working for the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Since retiring, Ray founded Soil Health Consultants to help spread what he has learned about what true regenerative farming practices are. Ray speaks to us about some of those principles.
Gene DeBruin, organic dairy farmer and nutritionist from Southern Ohio, talks to us about some of the differences managing a 30 cow herd and a 300 cow herd. He also shares some of his observations about where farms can get tripped up feeding their livestock.
Alan Kozak, conventional dairy farmer and grazier from Holmes County, OH, talks to us about seeking out alternative dairy markets that can help to support small farms in a very tough conventional milk market.
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.