Podcast 16 – Jim Riddle – Blue Fruit Farm | Interview

Our guest today is Jim Riddle from Blue Fruit Farm. He’s worn many hats and been on many Organic Agriculture boards, notably the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), and currently the steering committee for the National Organic Farmers Association. In today’s episode we’ll talk with Jim about the various types of berries he grows and why, what the role of the NOSB is, and why conservation is conservative.

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 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…