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Back to the Roots Podcast
49 minutes | Nov 28, 2022
Thriving Farms with Edwin Blosser
Edwin Blosser is the owner of Midwest Bio Systems which makes Aeromaster composting equipment as well as provides education and reccomendations to farmers. Edwin joins us to discuss his learning curve into regenerative farming, what he's learned through that process and some of his key observations that hold farms back. Back to the Roots is sponsored by SoilBiotics and Byron Seeds.
54 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
Functional Medicine with Dr Theron Hutton
Dr Theron Hutton is the founder of Mulberry Clinic in Spring Hill, TN. He joins us to talk about learning how conventional medicine works and how that has shaped building a practice with a focus on his patients and lifestyle changes that could be most beneficial to their health. Back to the Roots is sponsored by SoilBiotics and Byron Seeds.
65 minutes | Sep 30, 2022
Value Adding to Agriculture with Justin Rhodes
Justin Rhodes, permaculturalist, author and social media presence joins to talk about his journey into agriculture, turning that lifestyle into a vlog and paths to earn extra income as a farmer. (Episode Note- Our SD card filled up part way through our conversation with Justin so there is a pause about half way through before we resumed recording) Justin can be found on YouTube as well at his companies website, Abundant Permaculture. Back to the Roots is sponsored by SoilBiotics and Byron Seeds.
27 minutes | Sep 12, 2022
Organic Market Update
Ryan Koory, Vice President of Economics at Mercaris, joins to give the latest updates from the organic marketplace. Topics discussed: -Soybean Harvet and Trade Update -Corn Harvest and Pricing Sponsored by Byron Seeds and SoilBiotics
40 minutes | Aug 22, 2022
Skincare and Health with Emilie Toups
Emilie Toups is the owner of Toups & Co Organics which uses grassfed beef tallow as a base for many of their skincare products. She joins us to talk about why tallow, how the food we eat impacts our skin and starting a business based around these philosphies. Back to the Roots is sponsored by Byron Seeds and SoilBiotics.
76 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
Lunatic Farmer Joel Salatin
Joel Salatin is the owner of Polyface Farm in Virginia and known around the world for his advocacy of local, sustainable and regenerative agriculture. He joins us to talk about his path into farming, outlook on agriculture and advice to current and future farmers. Back to the Roots is sponsored by Byron Seeds and SoilBiotics.
23 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
Spreading Seeds with Rory Feek
Rory Feek is musician and songwriter as well as a homesteader in Columbia, TN. He sits down with us to tell his story of why he got into growing his own food as well as why he decided to host the Homestead Festival on his farm. Back to the Roots is sponsored by Byron Seeds and SoilBiotics
84 minutes | May 30, 2022
California Farming with The McClelland's
George McClelland of McClelland Dairy and Jolynn McClelland of Robert McClelland Dairy, both in Petaluma, CA, join us to talk about how they got started in the dairy business, the opportunity to go organic, how they graze 1000 cows and the hardships of farming in California. Back to the Roots is sponsored by Byron Seeds and SoilBiotics.
23 minutes | May 19, 2022
Organic Market Update
Ryan Koory, Vice President of Economics at Mercaris, joins to give the latest updates from the organic marketplace. Topics discussed: -2022 Early Planting Trends -Organic Soybean and Corn markets -Organic Grain Imports Sponsored by Byron Seeds and SoilBiotics
80 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
Fun and Farming with Tim and Emily Zweber
Zweber Farms is located in Elko, MN where they (and their farm goat) have a 100% grassfed dairy herd as well as direct market beef, pork, chicken and eggs. Tim and Emily join us to talk about their operation, how they've built up the direct marketing side and taking time for hobbies away from the farm. How to order meat as well as their blog with recipes is at https://zweberfarms.com/ Back to the Roots is sponsored by Byron Seeds, SoilBiotics and Elite Equine and Farm Supply.
76 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
Beekeeping Without Treatments with Kirk Webster
Kirk Webster of Middlebury, VT, is a beekeeper who has developed his own system to raise bees without any treatments of pesticides. He joins us to talk about what he does and how an overhaul in all agriculture towards organic management practices can and should be done. He can be contacted at https://kirkwebster.com/contact-info/ Back to the Roots is sponsored by Byron Seeds, SoilBiotics and Elite Equine and Farm Supply.
57 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
Learning Through Humility with Klaas Martens
Klaas Martens is an organic Farmer from Penn Yan, NY. He and his wife, Mary farm 2000 acres as well as run Lakeview Organic Grains. Klaas sits down with us to share his journey into organics and how he learned to start asking the right questions. Back to the Roots is sponsored by Byron Seeds, SoilBiotics and Elite Equine and Farm Supply
54 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
Peace and Patience Through Farming with Tai Lopez
Tai Lopez is best known as an investor and entrepreneur as well as for his social media presence. What might be less known, but of great interest to us, is that he has also put some of his money where his mouth is and operates several farms using regenerative farming principles. He joins us to talk about his learning journey in agriculture and how it has applied to the rest of his life. Tai can be found on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Back to the Roots is sponsored by Byron Seeds, SoilBiotics and Elite Equine and Farm Supply
22 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
December 2021 Organic Market Update
Ryan Koory, Vice President of Economics at Mercaris, joins to give the latest updates from the organic marketplace. Topics discussed: Fertilizer shortages 2022 Crop Planning Outlook Organic grain supply and pricing Sponsored by Byron Seeds and Mercaris
54 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
2021 Regional Farmer Year in Review Part 2
Abbie Corse (Whitingham, VT), Ann Miller (Fredericksburg, OH), Melissa Weyland (Neenah, WI) and Jolynn McClelland (Petaluma, CA) join to give an overview of their farming year. They share some highlights and lowlights of the year and share advice for each other. Thanks to Abbie, Ann, Melissa and Jolynn for their time! Sponsored by Byron Seeds and SoilBiotics
64 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
Evening With an Amish Farmer: Ivan Troyer
Ivan Troyer is an organic dairy farmer in Fredericksburg, OH. He sits down with us to talk about how he got into dairy, learning from his peers and how the next generation of dairy farmers can survive. Here is a link to the video referenced, Weekend with an Amish Farmer: https://youtu.be/Ex4d9LwmpvM Sponsored by Byron Seeds
31 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
November 2021 Organic Market Update
Rob Wallbridge, Agronomist with SureSource Commodities and Ryan Koory, Vice President of Economics, join to give the latest updates from the field and organic marketplace. Topics discussed: 2021 Harvest update Fall crop progress India tariff and certification decisions Organic grain pricing Sponsored by Byron Seeds and Mercaris
71 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
2021 Regional Farmer Year in Review Part 1
Eric Beiler (New York), Marlin Eash (Indiana), Corby Groen (Washington/Wisconsin) and Chris Hoffner (North Carolina) give an overview of their farming year. They share the positives and negatives, ask questions of each other and give some goals they’re working towards next year. Thanks to Eric, Marlin, Corby and Chris for their time in 2021! We’ll have part 2 with Ann, Melissa, Jolynn and Abbie in December. Sponsored by Byron Seeds and SoilBiotics
58 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
It Started With Wanting To Take A Trip: Mary Hostetler of Sweetwater Farms
Mary Hostetler and her husband, Bert, run Sweetwater Farm in Sugarcreek, OH. Mary joins us to share how the farm market got started, their growing practices and how the customers shape their business. This episode is sponsored by Byron Seeds
27 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
October 2021 Organic Market Update
Ryan Koory, Vice President of Economics at Mercaris, and Rob Wallbridge, Agronomist with SureSource Commodities, join to give the latest updates from the organic marketplace and the field. Topics discussed: Outlook for organic corn market 2021 Harvest progress Ripple effects of fertilizer shortages Sponsored by Byron Seeds and Mercaris
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