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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

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