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Join Rick and Elara of Backyard Green Films as we traverse the U.S on a green adventure! We travel throughout the land in our travel trailer (nicknamed Bessie), on a mission to share the stories, dedication, and wisdom of America's stewards of sustainable agriculture who've followed their own 'call of the land.' From scientists to geneticists to organic farmers and ranchers - plus a bounty of interesting folks we meet along the way, each voice is uniquely diverse, and each story compels us to uncover, discover, and share. Please become a Patreon member and help support our podcast. Copy and paste the link in your browser. https://www.patreon.com/agriCulturePodcast

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Join Rick and Elara of Backyard Green Films as we traverse the U.S on a green adventure! We travel throughout the land in our travel trailer (nicknamed Bessie), on a mission to share the stories, dedication, and wisdom of America's stewards of sustainable agriculture who've followed their own 'call of the land.' From scientists to geneticists to organic farmers and ranchers - plus a bounty of interesting folks we meet along the way, each voice is uniquely diverse, and each story compels us to uncover, discover, and share. Please become a Patreon member and help support our podcast. Copy and paste the link in your browser. https://www.patreon.com/agriCulturePodcast

    Ep 151 Livestock Panels: Not Just For Cattle Anymore

    Ep 151 Livestock Panels: Not Just For Cattle Anymore

    In this week's episode, we sit down with four breed organization members. We have representatives from the World Heritage Yak Conservancy, American Boer Goat Association, Cattlemen's Texas Longhorn Registry, and American Milking Devon Cattle Association to discuss genetics, small farms, and what makes their livestock breeds so unique.

    Links:
    https://www.heritageyak.com
    https://www.ctlr.org
    https://www.abga.org
    https://www.milkingdevons.org
    https://livestockconservancy.org
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    • 56 min
    Ep 150 The Agricultural Bookworm, January 2022

    Ep 150 The Agricultural Bookworm, January 2022

    Our book selection: 
    The Trail Drivers of Texas (University of Texas Press)
                Killing of “Billy the Kid” (Pg. 240-242)

    Links:
    https://utpress.utexas.edu/
    https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/huntra
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/Goodnight-Loving-Trail
    https://www.thc.texas.gov/historic-sites/fort-griffin-state-historic-site
    https://www.thc.texas.gov/search?query=cattle+trail&form_token=&form_id=search_form&cx=004905124693252667962%3Asxyaskemxxg&ie=UTF-8



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    • 11 min
    Ep 149 Mama Loves Combo (and So Does Papa)

    Ep 149 Mama Loves Combo (and So Does Papa)

    We’re starting off the podcast year on a beautifully sunny but slightly chilly day in Connecticut.  Cam (Cameron) and Chip (Chester) Falkowski of C&C Back Achers Farm join us for a conversation about the wonderful combinations that can occur when you play with the ingredients a little.  Scottish Highland and Belted Galloway Cattle, American Boer and Cashmere Goats (though they don’t mix the cattle and the goats – ha, ha), and multiple generations in this great family - all blending together to make a successful mixture.
    Their farm is located in countryside straight out of a magazine, and the animals dotting the hills do nothing but add to the glory.  We might have to go back to film again – even if we have to make something up.  They were just that nice, and it was just that fun.

    Links:
    https://backachersfarmct.com
    https://www.facebook.com/people/CC-Back-Achers-Farm/100006162618146/
    https://abga.org
    https://abga.org/jabga/
    https://www.highlandcattleusa.org
    https://beltie.org
    https://cashmeregoatassociation.org
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    • 50 min
    Ep 148 Here's To Getting Back On The Road...and We Won't Give Up Our Day Jobs

    Ep 148 Here's To Getting Back On The Road...and We Won't Give Up Our Day Jobs

    We are a little goofy at this time of the year.  So, Elara and I put a little ditty together to start this week's episode off,  but it's not about Jack and Diane. It'll go down as a classic. We look forward to bringing you more fun and exciting episodes from our adventures in the upcoming year, but we won't give up our day jobs. Happy New Year!!
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    • 7 min
    Ep 147 ‘Twas the Month Before Christmas

    Ep 147 ‘Twas the Month Before Christmas

    We give you the Real Origin Story (so we’ve heard) of Santa’s sled, and the valiant beasts that pull it.

    Happy Holidays, everyone. 

    Links:
    https://www.bing.com/search?q=A+Visit+from+St.+Nicholas&efirst=0&ecount=50&filters=tnTID%3a%2217C301C5-FC14-4bbc-A7A5-242874C90864%22+tnVersion%3a%224371033%22+Segment%3a%22popularnow.carousel%22+tnCol%3a%2235%22+tnOrder%3a%22bc2683e4-dec3-4a71-9c65-e6f85ac2fa90%22&form=HPNN01
    https://www.bing.com/search?q=‘A+Visit+from+St.+Nicholas’&FORM=OTDHYL
    https://poets.org/poem/visit-st-nicholas
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Visit_from_St._Nicholas
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    • 7 min
    Ep 146 Purdue Farm Stress Team

    Ep 146 Purdue Farm Stress Team

    This week we would like to thank all of the farmers and ranchers who work so hard to bring food to our tables. Unfortunately most of the time these hard working people are not thanked enough. We all have stress with our jobs, but for many of us we don't have the added challenges of weather, trade embargoes, and how that's going to affect the price of their crops this year.  While we were at the FFA National Show this year we had the opportunity to speak with Abby Heidenreich from the Purdue Extension Farm Stress Team and how and what they do to help farm families deal with some of these issues.  

    According to  Sean Brotherson, professor and extension family science specialist North Dakota State University.  “Farming happens to be one of the more stressful occupations that people engage in in the United States,”  and  “There’s research that suggests it’s consistently among the top 10 most stressful [and dangerous] occupations.”

    Farm families are under increased stress each year. It's becoming chronic and has taken a toll on farmers and ranchers, resulting in mental health concerns. This should concern all of us. Agriculture is the bedrock of our economy and we depend on farmers for our daily needs.

    So, as we sit down for our holiday dinner this year, take a moment and thank that farmer or rancher who helped put that food on your table.

    Links:
    https://extension.purdue.edu/farmstress/tag/abby-heidenreich/
    https://bangordailynews.com/2020/01/06/homestead/what-are-the-causes-of-stress-among-farmers/
    https://farms.extension.wisc.edu/articles/farm-stress-decision-making-during-challenging-times/
    https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications/kids-family/farm-stress-fact-sheets-stress-management-for-farmers-ranchers
    https://www.farmaid.org/blog/fact-sheet/why-farmers-face-unique-threats-from-stress/
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tools-for-todays-farmers/id1531729490


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    • 16 min

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