Farm To Table Talk
Farm To Table Talk
Jan 16, 2021
Science and Solutions – Diego Angelo - Farm To Table Talk
Play • 41 min

 

Scientific advances are credited (or blamed) for food system progress (or problems) depending on food philosophies and perspectives.  Yet new knowledge  that comes from new scientific findings can lead to more sustainable systems that reduce waste, limit production of green house gases and feed more hungry people world wide.  Some of the necessary research for these advances will come from government agencies and most of it will come from companies who seek to profit, and to do the right thing. The Chief Business Officer with Biotalis, Diego Angelo is adamant that nature provides the key to solving the food waste (30%) problem.  www.biotalys.com

 

 

Soil Sense
Soil Sense
NDSU Extension
Grazing Livestock for Soil Health
For many farmers on this journey to improve their soil health, incorporating livestock is something they hope to do in the future. This can and will introduce a whole new layer of complexity into the system. How many cattle are appropriate? What will they need in terms of fencing, water, etc.? What will the benefits be to the land? What should be considered in an economic arrangement with a rancher? These were some of the questions discussed on our grazing panel at the _DIRT Workshop_. Today you’ll hear from: * _Dr. Kevin Sedivec_, Extension Rangeland Management Specialist at North Dakota State University Extension and Director of the Central Grasslands Research Extension Center * _Dr. Miranda Meehan_, Extension Livestock Environmental Stewardship Specialist also at NDSU * _Jerry Doan_, rancher from McKenzie, ND Also on this panel was _Mary Keena_, Extension Livestock Environmental Management Specialist at NDSU. But you won’t hear from Mary today, as we’re going to do a full episode with her on compost and manure later in this season. “Just the idea of the hoof action and the urine and the manure that creates this different micro-population that adds a new value and a new component that then benefits your soil microbic population, which then helps you break down and create more organic matter in time. So livestock to me is one of those tools that in my opinion has been a no brainer to add. It's a quick way to add economic return on that land base.” - Dr. Kevin Sedivec Dr. Sedivec goes on to highlight that long term management adjustments should be seen as a long term investment. “Don’t expect to see dollar savings the first year you do this.”  Continuing soil health practices and incorporating livestock over multiple years will provide the best benefit for producers. Admittedly, it is a complicated process to isolate the value the livestock bring to the cropping system and the cropping system brings to the livestock. Dr. Miranda Meehan is involved in research to better define and answer that problem.  Her studies focus on the “carrying capacity” of fields that incorporate the type of cattle to be added, the life-stage they are in, the length of time for grazing and the amount of cover crop residue the producer wants to maintain. She also offers how to choose the appropriate cover crop mixture that works well for your operation and helps “increase nutritional quality and maintain the nutritional plain” for the grazing livestock. “You know, people ask me all the time, can I build soil health without livestock? And I say, yeah, sure, you can, but you'll get there 10 times faster with livestock.” - Jerry Doan Doan’s operation has three main goals at the moment; trying to reduce winter feed costs, increasing the soil health of his crop lands and incorporating wildlife preservation into his operation. Doan shares all the many signs he has seen on his land that indicate increased soil health including worm populations and better granulated soil. Connect with Soil Sense: * _Soil Sense Initiative _ Soil Sense Podcast is hosted by _Tim Hammerich_ of the _Future of Agriculture Podcast_.
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Regenerative Skills
Regenerative Skills
Abundant Edge
How to Create a School Garden program
How to start a school garden program For this week’s episode I reached out to Kaci Rae Chirstopher, the author of the new book The School Garden Curriculum, about how to create a school garden program Kaci is the volunteer Farm and Garden Educator for Oregon's Redband Ranch. She was also previously the School Garden Coordinator for the Springwater Environmental Sciences School and the Outdoor Educator for ERA. Her passion is fostering a healthy land ethic, personal empowerment, and environmental literacy in children of all ages through outdoor immersion and skill building.  As a bonus to today’s episode I’m going to be giving away a free copy of the book The School Garden Curriculum to a lucky member on our discord channel. All you need to do to be eligible to win is to send me a message via Discord and if you win I’ll either send you out a hard copy of the book if you live in the US or Canada, or a digital copy to your inbox if you live anywhere else in the world.  Today we’re going to break down what it takes to get a school garden program started, how to overcome some of the common hurdles and pushback to keeping it running, explore some simple lesson plans to get you started and challenge you to push the boundaries of what a school garden program can be and subjects you can explore with a garden classroom.  Get the resource packet for this episode! Join the discord discussion channel to answer the weekly questions and learn new skills with the whole community Links: https://newsociety.com/books/s/the-school-garden-curriculum https://www.theschoolgardencurriculum.com/ For more episodes about gardening, check these out https://regenerativeskills.com/abundantedge-lee-reich/ https://regenerativeskills.com/steps-to-food-security-saving-seeds-with-james-ulager-author-of-beginning-seed-saving-for-the-home-gardener/ https://regenerativeskills.com/abundantedge-zach-loeks/ Check out the full archives of the podcast here https://regenerativeskills.com/podcast-2/
29 min
Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food
Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food
Koen van Seijen
106 Eric Smith on why regenerative agriculture is a neglected climate opportunity for the Grantham Foundation
A dive deep into regenerative agriculture and investments in agroforestry, virtual fencing, biochar, microbes, and remote sensing with Eric Smith, Head of the Neglected Climate Opportunities at the Grantham Foundation. ----------------------------------------------------- Join our Gumroad community, discover the tiers and benefits on www.gumroad.com/investinginregenag. Other ways to support our work: - Share the podcast - Give a 5-star rating - Or buy us a coffee… or a meal! www.Ko-fi.com/regenerativeagriculture.  ------------------------------------------------------  Imagine having complete freedom along with a large portfolio meant to focus on the neglected climate change opportunities in the world. Learn what the Grantham Foundation is doing with it! More about this episode on https://investinginregenerativeagriculture.com/eric-smith. Find our video course here: https://investinginregenerativeagriculture.com/course/ ----------------------------------------------------------- For feedback, ideas, suggestions please contact us through Twitter @KoenvanSeijen, or get in touch through the website www.investinginregenerativeagriculture.com. Join our newsletter on www.eepurl.com/cxU33P. The above references an opinion and is for information and educational purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. Seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice. Support the show (https://www.gumroad.com/investinginregenag) Support the show (https://www.gumroad.com/investinginregenag)
58 min
Farm Land
Farm Land
The Modern Grower Podcast Network
Farm Small: Maybe Farming Isn't the Perfect Job for You (AND THAT'S OK!) (FSFS235)
A lot of us who go into farming probably had an idealized vision of what farming as a career is supposed to be like and how our lives and lifestyles would just naturally meld into that vision when we start farming: grow some vegetables, sell them, pay the bills, live a quiet life while eating good food. As simple as it sounds—and many of us have experienced this firsthand, no doubt—it doesn’t happen that way. There’s all the nitty-gritty of designing your operation, ensuring there’s a market for what you grow, and making sure the numbers are enough to keep you on a living wage, among other things. So, say you’ve started farming for a while, but the lifestyle is leagues away from what you imagined it to be and it just isn’t hitting off. What would you do then? In this episode, we’re talking to Sam Billings, someone who fell in love with the idea of permaculture and farming, tried it, and decided he was happier working at a company and gardening as a hobby instead of making it his full-time job. Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
56 min
Garden Basics with Farmer Fred
Garden Basics with Farmer Fred
Fred Hoffman
079 Seed Starting Tips. Can You Reuse Potting Soil? Winter Jasmine.
Welcome to the Garden Basics Seed Starting episode. Growing your summer vegetables and flowers from seed is a fun experience. Plus, there are so many more varieties available as seed. If you have a sunny window or a seed starting kit with a heat pad and lighting system, your ready to plant.  And, Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms tells us how he starts his tomato seeds.  Also: can you reuse old soil that you might have in containers? As Debbie Flower tells us, it depends. But she has tips for getting that old soil back into top shape. Warren Roberts of the UC Davis arboretum tells us about the Plant of the Week, currently in bloom in many parts of the country: the Winter Jasmine. It’s all on Episode 79 of the Garden Basics with Farmer Fred podcast. And we will do it all in under 30 minutes. Let’s go! Pictured: Peppers take their sweet time to germinate. This picture was taken four weeks after planting the pepper seeds. It will take another 6-8 weeks for they are ready to be planted outside. Farmer Fred Rant: Tomato Seed Starting Tips Seed Starting Supplies Seed Starting Soil UC Davis Arboretum Winter Jasmine More episodes and info available at Garden Basics with Farmer Fred Garden Basics comes out every Friday during November through January. We’ll be back to a twice a week schedule in February.  More info including live links, product information, transcripts, and chapters available at the home site for Garden Basics with Farmer Fred. Please subscribe, and, if you are listening on Apple, please leave a comment or rating. That helps us decide which garden topics you would like to see addressed. Got a garden question? There are several ways to get in touch:  leave an audio question without making a phone call via Speakpipe. Text us the question: 916-292-8964. E-mail: fred@farmerfred.com or, leave a question at the Facebook, Twitter or Instagram locations below. Be sure to tell us where you are when you leave a question, because all gardening is local.  And thank you for listening. All About Farmer Fred: Farmer Fred website: http://farmerfred.com Daily Garden tips and snark on Twitter The Farmer Fred Rant! Blog Facebook:  "Get Growing with Farmer Fred" Instagram: farmerfredhoffman Farmer Fred Garden Videos on YouTube As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases from possible links mentioned here.
30 min
Beekeeping Today Podcast
Beekeeping Today Podcast
Jeff Ott, Kim Flottum
Steven Coy - APHIS and Chinese Tallow (S3, E39)
Steven Coy, Executive Board Member of American Honey Producers Association (AHPA) returns to the podcast. This time, he discusses the USDA-APHIS call for comments on the elimination of the Chinese Tallow Tree and the impact the elimination of this tree could have on honey producers from Texas to Florida. PLEASE NOTE: At the time of the podcast recording, the published comment period ended on Feb. 22. It has been extended to April 23. You have another 60 days to comment, but please do if the issue is critical to you. Also on the show, Jim Tew stops by to talk about Honey Bee Obscura, the new weekly beekeeping podcast he and Kim host. Links and websites mentioned in this podcast: * American Honey Producers, Chinese Tallow & APHIS - https://www.ahpanet.com/tallowinfo * APHIS Request for Comments on Chinese Tallow Tree Elimination - https://www.regulations.gov/docket/APHIS-2020-0035/document * Honey Bee Obscura Podcast - https://www.honeybeeobscura.com * WAS Mini Conference -"Bee Gut Microbiome" - https://www.westernapiculturalsociety.org/events-1 ______________ Thanks to Strong Microbials for their support of Beekeeping Today Podcast. Find out more about heir line of probiotics in our Season 3, Episode 12 episode and from their website: https://www.strongmicrobials.com This episode is brought to you by Global Patties! Global Patties is a family business that manufactures protein supplement patties for honey bees. Feeding your hives protein supplement patties will help ensure that they produce strong and health colonies by increasing brood production and overall honey flow. Global offers a variety of standard patties, as well as custom patties to meet your specific needs. Visit them today at http://globalpatties.com and let them know you appreciate them sponsoring this episode! We want to also thank 2 Million Blossoms as a sponsor of the podcast. 2 Million Blossoms is a quarterly magazine destined for your coffee table. Each page of the magazine is dedicated to the stories and photos of all pollinators and written by leading researchers, photographers and our very own, Kim Flottum. _______________ We hope you enjoy this podcast and welcome your questions and comments: questions@beekeepingtodaypodcast.com Thanks to Bee Culture, the Magazine of American Beekeeping, for their support of The Beekeeping Today Podcast. Available in print and digital at www.beeculture.com Thank you for listening! Podcast music: Young Presidents, "Be Strong", Musicalman, "Epilogue" Beekeeping Today Podcast is an audio production of Growing Planet Media, LLC
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