Conversations with farmers, leaders, and lawmakers around the country on what it takes to grow a safe and sustainable food supply. These monthly chats are hosted by American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall.
What Makes This New York Town the Onion Capital of the World
Onions are a staple in many kitchens, but what goes into growing the perfect onion? On this episode of Farmside Chat, President Duvall speaks with 12th generation farmer Molly Torres about her family farm operation and what makes Elba, New York the ideal location to grow some of the world’s best onions.
Everything You Need to Know About Cranberries with Amber Bristow
Do cranberries really grow in water? What are the different varieties? We answer all of your cranberry questions on this episode of Farmside Chat. Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall chats with 5th-generation Wisconsin cranberry farmer Amber Bristow about her passion for growing cranberries and how she shares her farm story on social media through her @cranberrychats Instagram account and the Forward Farming podcast.
Veteran Shares How Military Service Prepared Him for Life on the Ranch
Honor, duty and sacrifice are just some of the life lessons that service members learn first-hand while serving their country. On this episode of Farmside Chat, Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall chats with Montana rancher and veteran Nick Courville about his time in the military and how it prepared him for a career in agriculture.
Let the Gourd Times Roll: Pumpkin Grower Shares Her Passion for Agritourism
The memories and connections consumers make when visiting a farm have a lasting impact. On this episode of Farmside Chat, Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall chats with Arizona farmer Sharla Mortimer of Mortimer Farms. Sharla discusses her passion for ag education, why her farm prioritizes agritourism, the impact that has made on her community and why other farmers should consider opening their farms to the public.
Football Player Turned Farmer Shares Story of Persistence and Determination
Whether you are a football player or a farmer, preparation and determination is part of the job. On the latest episode of Farmside Chat, Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall chats with former Iowa Hawkeye and New York Jets football player turned farmer Matt Kroul. He shares about his journey from the football field to the farm and how his years as a football player prepared him for a career in agriculture.
Why Idaho Is Famous for Its Potatoes
Idaho is known for potatoes. But what makes Idaho an ideal state to grow a potato? On this episode of Farmside Chat, Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall chats with Idaho potato farmer Klaren Koompin about why Idaho is uniquely positioned to grow potatoes, the process of growing and harvesting potatoes and its many nutritional benefits.
Enjoying listening to these. Feels like you’re listening to a conversation between a group of friends outside the local farm store.
Your Inspiration Helped This Weekend
This weekend the backhoe wouldn’t start and I kept thinking about your story in the first episode. We replaced one part after another another and finally had a good neighbor stop by to help. We got it started and the project finished just before the first snow storm hit Sunday morning.
Hang on Claire!!
Great job delivered 6.1 BILLION MEALS!!! AMAZING!!!!!