Podcast 12: Elizabeth Rich – Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund | Interview

In this latest episode of The Intellectual Agrarian, our guest is Elizabeth Rich, the Executive Director of Farm To Consumer Legal Defense Fund, it’s acting President; and last but not least, the farmer behind Misty Moraine Creamery in Plymouth WI. In this episode we’ll talk…

Podcast 11: Claire Mesesan – Iroquois Valley Farms | Interview

Today’s guest is Claire Mesesan, communications manager for Iroquois Valley Farms: An finance group that invests in land, farms, and the next generation. Claire’s going to talk with us about the philosophy behind the business and how Iroquois valley goes about practicing it.

Podcast 10: John Mesko – MOSES | Interview

Today’s guest is John Mesko, the executive director of MOSES, the Midwest Organic Sustainable-Agriculture Education Service. Together we’ll talk about what MOSES does, how John started in agriculture, the breed of cattle he raises, and my pet question: what does he think of the…

Podcast 09: Whole Foods, An Amazon Company | Peter Grubbe – Middlebury Farms

With the announcement of Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods, I immediately called up Peter Grubbe to get this interview. Hear what our thoughts and speculations of what the Whole Foods deal will mean for the farmer, consumer, and the future of food.

Podcast 08: Matt Biell – Idle Hour Maple Syrup | Interview

Today we’ll be talking with Matt Biell, founder of Idle Hour Maple Syrup. We’ll be talking about how Maple Syrup is made, what are the different grades of Syrup and what makes it all Organic. For a list of the farmer’s markets that Idle…

Podcast 07: Perry Brown – Micheal Fields Agricultural Institute | Interview

Today’s guest is Perry Brown, the executive director of Micheal Fields Agricultural Institute. He’s done a little bit of everything in his agrarian career and today he’ll talk with us about what got him involved in Sustainable agriculture, the importance of cover crops on…

Podcast 06: Kevin Ellis – ATTRA | Interview

Our guest today is Kevin Ellis a poultry specialist from ATTRA and a friend. Together we’ll talk about how he started in agriculture, sustainable poultry production and why chickens need methionine in their diets.

Podcast 05: Peter Grubbe – Middlebury Farms | Interview

Today’s guest is Peter Grubbe, a good friend and a great farmer. Today we’ll talk about what got him interested in farming, how he choses the vegetables he raises, why he decided to be certified Organic, and even critique modern agriculture a bit. If…

Podcast 04: Scott Hasselmann | Interview

Today’s guest is Scott Hasselmann of Hasselmann Family farms. Their farm is an 80 Acre diversified crop and livestock operation that sells all their products direct to market. We’ll talk about pastoral agriculture, making your own livestock feed, and the local community and more. Links:…

Podcast 03: Work Ethic | Aaron Blick – Crestwood Family Farm

Tackling a sometimes unpopular topic, Aaron Blick and T. talk about work and why it’s an important commodity in the modern age. They discuss their first jobs and what it taught them, their theories for the lack of work ethic today and how important…