One of the big questions we ask on this show is why farmers farm, and our guest today asked the same question. Elvira DiBrigett is the author of Why We Farm: Farmers Stories of Growing Our Food and Sustaining Their Businesses. Together we talk about what inspired her to write this book, the importance of […]
When cooking at home eating locally is as easy as going to the farmers market, but if you’re eating out it can be another story. To talk about fine farm dining is today’s guest is John Des Rosiers, the chef and founder of Inovasi, and the Otherdoor. Two incredible restaurants in Lake Bluff IL. We’ll […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.