Category: Podcast

Podcast 13: Organic Grains | Anders Gurda – OGRAIN

Podcast 13: Organic Grains | Anders Gurda – OGRAIN

We’ve all heard about the demand for Organic food, to produce some of it we also need Organic feed. Organic grains make the market go round and today’s guest is helping educate us about it. Our guest today is Anders Gurda, an associate researcher in Organic and sustainable cropping systems with the University of Wisconsin […]

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

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 about what brought Elizabeth to farming, what makes good goat cheese, […]

Podcast 11: Claire Mesesan – Iroquois Valley Farms | Interview

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

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 Amazon/Whole Food deal.

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

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

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 Hour Maple attends, click this link that will take you to […]

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

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 any farm and what Micheal Fields has coming in the new […]

Podcast 05: Peter Grubbe – Middlebury Farms | Interview

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 it sounds different than usual that’s because we tried our first […]

Podcast 04: Scott Hasselmann | Interview

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: Hasselmann Family Farms: http://hasselmannfarm.com/ https://www.facebook.com/HasselmannFamilyFarm/ You can listen to the Podcast […]