Review: Best Books 2017

As the year draws to a close we start to reflect on what’s happened, what’s changed, and where we want to go in the future. It’s said that the only thing that really changes from year to year are the books we read and…

21 – Christmas 2017 | Terrance Layhew

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Consequently, we’ve got a gaggle of goodies in store for you this Yuletide season. On the latest episode of the Podcast we share a story of Christmas. On YouTube we’ve posted our “Christmas…

Review: Acres USA 2017

“Sustainable is no longer a sufficient buzzword, now it’s Regenerative.” That paraphrased sentence could be the summary of the entire conference. We’ll explain why. There were two clear themes at the Acres 2017 Eco-Ag conference in Columbus OH this year, the first we’ve already…

20 – A Holistic Vet’s Prescription| Richard Holliday, DMV

Our guest today, Dr. Richard “Doc” Holliday has been a member of the sustainable and Organic community for over 40 years as a holistic vet and is the author of A Holistic Vet’s Prescription For a Healthy Herd. He studied under some of the…

T. Time 01 – What Is An Intellectual Agrarian?

A new segment to The Intellectual Agrarian Podcast: T. Time. A show were we expand, explain or meditate on a topic that has arisen from an interview we had or article we’ve written. Today’s topic: “What Is An Intellectual Agrarian?” You can submit a…

19 – Look and See | Laura Dunn – Two Birds Film

Today’s guest is Laura Dunn, director of Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry. In this episode we’ll be looking at what makes Look and See different than typical bi-opics, how creativity comes from the challenges we face, what lead Laura to the…

Maintaining The Integrity Of Our Food

Has the Organic seal lost it’s integrity? We’ve previously covered the allowance of “Organic” Hydroponics, and the postponement of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule, along with discussing the future of Organics with our friend Peter Grubbe. Now, we’re going to summarize the…

18 – The Future of Organics | Peter Grubbe – Middlebury Farms

We are joined once again by our friend Peter Grubbe, from Middlebury Farms. Together, in an informal discussion, we give our opinions and perspectives on recent developments in the Organic industry regarding “Organic” Hydroponics, and animal welfare regulations for Poultry. Both topics have been…

Certified Organic Livestock | Consumer Expectations vs. Producer Preferences

A recurring question inevitably arises in a representative government: Where does the responsibility of the representative lie, with the wishes of the people who elected him, or to his better judgement? On November 9th, 2017. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that…

Watering Down The Organic Standards

On November 2nd, 2017. The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), decided on a vote of 8-7 to keep Hydroponic Production Organic. A decision that is disappointing to many who view labeling a soilless growing system “Organic” as a violation of the basic principles upon…