If you like the stories from John Deere’s The Furrow and Homestead magazines, you’ll love “On Life and Land.” Every two weeks, we’ll take a deeper dive into stories from agriculture, rural life, history, art...if it has a connection to the land, we’ll talk about it in “On Life and Land.” Subscribe today so you don’t miss an episode!
Season One Review
Happy holidays from On Life & Land! Join us for a quick look back at some of our favorite stories from Season One.
A Higher Purpose
When the monks of St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts decided they needed a new revenue stream, they turned to one of the oldest agricultural products known to man. "It has moments of really intense physical activity," says Father Isaac of St. Joseph's of the production process, "but it's an almost silent environment. It really fits in with our contemplative life."
Organic. Natural. Certified. GMO-free. What do they mean, and what should you choose? Join us for a 'food fight' between co-host Chrissy Taylor and our friend Jen Anderson as they discuss how they (and we) make choices at the store or restaurant, which labels make them put an item back on the shelf or into the cart, and what ag is doing right...or could be doing better...when it comes to promoting the safety of our food supply. We're talking labeling, food-shaming, fear-based marketing, and more.
Lucky Linda Cheddar. Little Lucy Brie. Tipsy Tilsiter. These are just a few of the “ridiculously good” cheeses on offer from Brooten, Minnesota’s Redhead Creamery. In this episode of “On Life & Land,” Alise Sjostrom (President, CEO, and resident redhead) and her mom, Linda Jennissen, talk about how the creamery came to be, the challenges facing kids who want to return to the farm...and about their love of all things cheese-related!
The Wright Buildings of Mason City
Tucked away along the northern edge of Iowa is Mason City...agricultural hub and home to the Historic Park Inn Hotel, the only remaining hotel designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Like many buildings of its era, the Hotel fell into disrepair before a renovation effort in 2009; the Hotel reopened n 2011. In this episode, we speak with Scott Borcherding, current president of Wright on the Park, Inc., partner at Bergland + Cram Architects, and member of the Historic Park Inn Hotel restoration team.
Land Is Legacy.
In our latest episode, we chat with Ben Harshyne, agent and land specialist with Whitetail Properties. Ben makes his living helping recreational and agricultural clients find the right piece of ground to fit their needs, whether it’s deer hunting or crop production. In this episode, Ben talks about land use, creating wildlife habitat, his love of maps, and his time with the National Counter-Terrorism Center.
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The podcast is great and the hosts make the show. John Deere please bring it back! JD does more for agriculture and farming than any of the other brands. Never change that!
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Great content, great hosts! I loved the podcast, please bring it back!
Thanks to John Deere for this endeavor. Diverse content, very informative.