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Economics of Farming with Dr Larry Tranel

6/4/2019
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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.

Duration:00:55:16

Good Friend and Organic Farmer John Ihm

5/13/2019
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John Ihm, organic dairy farmer from Lancaster, WI, talks about the history of his farm, what issues they have encountered and keeping up with managing 900 acres, a dairy herd and flock of chickens.

Duration:00:55:02

Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson and David Kline- OAK Conference Panel

4/22/2019
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Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson and David Kline have a conversation at the Organic Association of Kentucky Annual Conference. This conversation was the keynote address and moderated by Rona Roberts.

Duration:00:49:29

Everything is One with Ray Archuleta

4/1/2019
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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.

Duration:01:23:08

Just Gene DeBruin's Opinion on Dairy Nutrition

3/8/2019
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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.

Duration:00:41:49

Organic Produce Farming with John Miller Jr

2/22/2019
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John Miller Jr, organic produce farmer from Fresno, OH, talks to us about starting a produce farm from scratch and learning the limits of what one farm can handle.

Duration:00:45:04

Looking for Alternative Markets with Alan Kozak

1/30/2019
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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.

Duration:00:42:12

Not Afraid to Take Risks with Scott Myers

1/9/2019
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Scott Myers, from Wayne County, OH, talks to us about transitioning to organic cropping and what he's seen change over the years in his market of selling organic crops.

Duration:00:57:29

Pioneer Equipment with Daniel Wengerd

12/21/2018
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Daniel Wengerd of Pioneer Equipment, talks to us about the development of the business, what changes have happened in horse farming and what they see for the future of both.

Duration:00:51:47

Milking Cows with Robots at IMS Dairy

12/3/2018
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Irvin and Eric Martin are organic dairy farmers in Indiana. On their family dairy, they have recently installed robotic milkers and they talk to us about what they've learned during the experience.

Duration:00:37:46

Starting a Dairy Farm with Jonathan Yoder

11/14/2018
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Jonathan Yoder, a dairy farmer from Topeka, IN, speaks to us about what he has learned in his process of bringing the family farm back into dairy production.

Duration:00:41:56

What's Progress with Dave Osterloh

10/22/2018
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Dave Osterloh, organic dairy farmer from Minster, Ohio, talks to us about the history of his farm, transitioning to organics and passing the farm to the next generation.

Duration:00:52:47

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