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Connecting people with organic farmers across the country, from Amish country to farmers on the West coast. Join us as we travel back to the agricultural roots and have conversations whose livelihood is organic farming.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 44 Ratings

Connecting people with organic farmers across the country, from Amish country to farmers on the West coast. Join us as we travel back to the agricultural roots and have conversations whose livelihood is organic farming.

    April 2021 Organic Market News

    April 2021 Organic Market News

    Ryan Koory, Director of Economics at Mercaris, joins to give the latest updates from the organic marketplace.

    Topics discussed:

    Drought conditions setting in

    Organic Livestock market update

    Organic grain imports and pricing impacts

    Sponsored by Mercaris and Byron Seeds

    • 20 min
    April 2021 Regional Farmer Updates

    April 2021 Regional Farmer Updates

    Regional Updates from the farm by:

    Ann Miller (Fredericksburg, OH)

    Jolynn McClelland (Petaluma, CA)

    Abbie Corse (Whitingham, VT)

    Melissa Weyland (Neenah, WI)

    We will feature these four women in organic ag every other month to give updates from their farms.

    Sponsored by Byron Seeds and SoilBiotics

    • 39 min
    History of the Anabaptists with Marcus Yoder

    History of the Anabaptists with Marcus Yoder

    Marcus Yoder, Executive Director at the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center in Ohio, joins us to walk through the 2000 years of history that have led to the Anabaptists in America today.

    This history follows the cyclorama mural called Behalt, which is housed at the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center. A quick video tour can be found on our YouTube page.

    This episode is brought to you by Byron Seeds.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    March 2021 Organic Market News

    March 2021 Organic Market News

    Ryan Koory, Director of Economics at Mercaris, joins to give the latest updates from the organic marketplace.

    Topics Discussed:

    Spring weather update

    Organic soybean market impacted by imports

    Organic corn market rising

    Sponsored by Mercaris and Byron Seeds

    • 17 min
    March 2021 Regional Farmer Updates

    March 2021 Regional Farmer Updates

    Regional updates from the farm by:

    Marlin Eash (Shipshewana, IN)

    Chris Hoffner (Mount Ulla, NC)

    Eric Beiler (Croghan, NY)

    Corby Groen (Lynden, WA)

    These four farmers will be joining us every other month to give on-farm updates from their areas.

    Sponsored by Byron Seeds and SoilBiotics

    • 45 min
    Making Maple Syrup with Steve Sommers

    Making Maple Syrup with Steve Sommers

    It's sugaring season! Steve Sommers of Millersburg, OH joins us to talk us through the process of tapping trees, gathering sap and making maple syrup.

    Video of the process can be found on our YouTube page

    This episode is brought to you by Byron Seeds

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Spencanoe ,

Tells a Great Story

I enjoy hearing about how people started farming, why they do it the way they do, and how they have overcome challenges.

Matthew Auciello ,

Enjoying this!

Love that this is somewhat local to me (we love in Oxford, Ohio) - it feels a little more relevant, and I feel like I have more local folks to learn from!

wkerNwood ,

Love This Podcast!

This is one of my favorite podcasts. If you’re interested in food, growing food, sustainable agriculture you should give it a listen. Also, rate and give it a review so more people find it! One of the things I like best is the in-depth episodes. Each is about an hour long which flies by. So much good information!

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