Tag: farming

24 – Building Sustainable Systems | Chris Blanchard – The Farmer To Farmer Podcast

24 – Building Sustainable Systems | Chris Blanchard – The Farmer To Farmer Podcast

Our guest today has been in Organic agriculture for over 25 years, wearing many hats during that time. For years he was the owner operator of Rock Springs farm, near Deborah IA, more recently he’s been a consultant, and host of the Farmer To Farmer Podcast, it’s Mr. Chris Blanchard. Today we’ll be talking about what […]

23 – A Place Of Rest – Julian Mateer | Wybalena Organic Farm

23 – A Place Of Rest – Julian Mateer | Wybalena Organic Farm

Do you ever feel like getting away from the urban hustle and bustle? To kick off modern concrete and sink your feet in the soil? That’s they way today’s guest felt, and he and his brother created a place that allows just that. Julian Mateer, co-founder of Wybalena Organic farm in New South Wales Australia. […]

22 – Stoic Mettle | Scott Hebert – Flavourful Farms

22 – Stoic Mettle | Scott Hebert – Flavourful Farms

Both philosopher and farmer, our guest today is Scott Hebert from Flavourful Farms in British Columbia and host of the Stoic Mettle Podcast. Together we discuss how Scott started farming, define what stoicism actually is, how he’s applied this philosophy to his farm and so much more. Show Notes: Scott raises salad greens and makes a […]

Maintaining The Integrity Of Our Food

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 situation, along with suggestions for how to maintain the integrity of […]

Watering Down The Organic Standards

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 which the label and model were based. Hydroponic production is when […]

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.