12 episodes

Agenda 23 represents the agenda for the 2023 Farm Bill. What’s the Farm Bill? It’s the most comprehensive piece of food and agriculture legislation passed every five years. As we prepare for the next Farm Bill to be enacted into law, we are starting the conversation now about everything we need to fight for in the next bill!

The conversations between this unlikely duo- John Ikerd, an 80 year old Professor Emeritus born and raised on a dairy farm in Missouri and Mackenzie Feldman, a 24 year old born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, will be sure to bring you hope, joy, and a foundation of knowledge so that we can all be engaged for the upcoming 2023 Farm Bill!

Agenda 23: Food Conversations Between Generations Mackenzie Feldman

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Agenda 23 represents the agenda for the 2023 Farm Bill. What’s the Farm Bill? It’s the most comprehensive piece of food and agriculture legislation passed every five years. As we prepare for the next Farm Bill to be enacted into law, we are starting the conversation now about everything we need to fight for in the next bill!

The conversations between this unlikely duo- John Ikerd, an 80 year old Professor Emeritus born and raised on a dairy farm in Missouri and Mackenzie Feldman, a 24 year old born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, will be sure to bring you hope, joy, and a foundation of knowledge so that we can all be engaged for the upcoming 2023 Farm Bill!

    Episode 11: Food and Farm Policy Agenda for National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)

    Episode 11: Food and Farm Policy Agenda for National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)

    In this episode we speak with Connor Kippe, Policy Specialist at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC). We discuss the policy priorities for NSAC and what YOU can do to get involved in the movement for a better food system! 

    • 46 min
    Episode 10: Equity at the USDA and Agroecology in the Rio Grande Valley with Dr. Alexis Racelis

    Episode 10: Equity at the USDA and Agroecology in the Rio Grande Valley with Dr. Alexis Racelis

    On this episode, we talk with Dr. Alex Racelis, associate professor in the UTRGV School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences and director of Agroecology and Resilient Food Systems Program. We discuss the inaugural Agriculture Subcommittee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Equity Commission, where Racelis is one of 15 appointees. We also discuss the research Racelis conducts, (and Mackenzie who is in Racelis' lab!), which is driven by a better understanding of how agriculture, urban development, invasive species and resource management affects certain ecological processes in the light of pressing social and environmental issues, such as climate change, food and water security, sustainable development, and social justice.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 9: Farm and Food Policies for A Sustainable Future with Mackenzie and John

    Episode 9: Farm and Food Policies for A Sustainable Future with Mackenzie and John

    In this episode, it's a conversation between the two hosts, Mackenzie Feldman and John Ikerd. Mackenzie asks John about his recent research around Farm and Food Policies for A Sustainable Future and how what we can learn from the past for the 2023 Farm Bill. 

    • 54 min
    Episode 8: The groundwork as we near the new Farm Bill with Ricardo Salvador and Anié Henry

    Episode 8: The groundwork as we near the new Farm Bill with Ricardo Salvador and Anié Henry

    We are joined by Anié Henry, food systems futurist and "agvocate", and Ricardo Salvador, senior scientist and director of the Union of Concerned Scientists Food & Environment Program.

    • 59 min
    Episode 7: The politics of agriculture with Alan Guebert

    Episode 7: The politics of agriculture with Alan Guebert

    In this episode, we talk with Alan Guebert, an award-winning agricultural journalist, syndicated columnist of The Food and Farm File, and author of The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey.
     
    Music by Josh Woodward - joshwoodward.comTracks Used: Coffee and East Side Bar
    Produced by - Navgeet King Zed - nkzed.com
     

    • 58 min
    Episode 6: Policy for Young Farmers, Beginning Farmers, and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers with Vanessa García Polanco

    Episode 6: Policy for Young Farmers, Beginning Farmers, and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers with Vanessa García Polanco

    In this episode, we talk with Vanessa García Polanco, Federal Policy Director of the National Young Farmers Coalition. 
     
    Music by Josh Woodward - joshwoodward.comTracks Used: Coffee and East Side Bar
    Produced by - Navgeet King Zed - nkzed.com
     

    • 43 min

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