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Land Stewardship Project's Ear to the Ground
14 minutes | 5 days ago
Ear to the Ground No. 252: Stewardship as Measure
Beginning dairy farmer Carrie Redden talks about how she sees successful land stewardship and successful farming as deeply intertwined, and why more non-farmers need to make that connection as well.
24 minutes | 12 days ago
Ear to the Ground No. 251: An Agrarian Changemaker
To Abbey Dickhudt, farming offers a way to not just produce food, but to make the world a better place. And she's not afraid to say, "I don't know."
15 minutes | 15 days ago
Ear to the Ground No. 250: Letting Water Call the Shots
When Mark Erickson's combine got stuck in the muck, he knew he needed to unearth a different relationship with the land.
46 minutes | 19 days ago
Ear to the Ground No. 249: It's Not Lost, it Just Went to Sleep
Ella Robertson and Eric Wana of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate in northeastern South Dakota talk about reawakening their people's connections to farming, the land, and water.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
Ear to the Ground No. 248: Giving a Damn About the Future of Ag
Over the past two decades, LSP's Farm Beginnings course has developed into a nationally-recognized program for launching the next generation of innovative farmers. Karen Stettler and Amy Bacigalupo talk about how Farm Beginnings got started, the community-centered philosophy it's based on, and where it's headed.
24 minutes | 4 months ago
Ear to the Ground No. 247: A Raw Deal on Farmland
Hannah Bernhardt and Jason Misik couldn't afford prime farmland brimming with infrastructure. But sweat equity and soil health are helping them transform a marginal piece of ground far from Corn Country.
25 minutes | 6 months ago
Ear to the Ground No. 246: Letting Livestock do the Work
Beginning farmer Zach Knutson talks to Alex Romano about how rotational grazing allows him to manage land, time, and finances more efficiently.
44 minutes | 7 months ago
Ear to the Ground No. 245: Sustainable vs. Regenerative
Should we call it "sustainable" or "regenerative" ag? Dana Jackson makes it clear this is not a new debate and it all centers around soil, communities, and people.
33 minutes | 8 months ago
Ear to the Ground No. 244: Cultural Competency & Local Food
Researcher Emily Reno started out doing a simple market analysis for a Latino produce cooperative, but ended up gaining new insights into the barriers and opportunities involved when any farmer seeks to sell local food on a wholesale basis.
22 minutes | 9 months ago
Ear to the Ground No. 243: Debunking the Land Ownership Myth
How the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust is connecting stewardship-minded landowners with the next generation of regenerative farmers.
20 minutes | 10 months ago
Ear to the Ground No. 242: A Geography of Hope
Conservation pioneer Paul Johnson talks about forging a social compact between farmers and society...and the day he made a farmer cry.
26 minutes | a year ago
Ear to the Ground No. 241: A Farm Transition Power Team
A desire to continue a legacy (and a love of weed-pulling) eases Foxtail Farm into the hands of the next generation.
43 minutes | a year ago
Ear to the Ground No. 240: The Farmer-Chef Connection
What happens when you bring a group of food service folks out to see how vegetables are actually grown?
27 minutes | a year ago
Ear to the Ground No. 239: From Entomology to Economics
Blue Dasher Farm's Jonathan Lundgren talks about bugs, biodiversity and, of course, cow pies.
27 minutes | a year ago
Ear to the Ground No. 238: Big Box Ag & Musical Chairs
An ag economist talks about the negative impacts the "get big or get out" attitude has had on farming and rural communities.
42 minutes | a year ago
Ear to the Ground No. 237: At the Intersection of Queerness & Farming
LSP staffer Elizabeth Makarewicz talks to participants in the 2019 Queer Farmer Convergence at Humble Hands Harvest in Iowa about connecting queerness, farming, and community.
31 minutes | a year ago
Ear to the Ground 236: Nature as Profit Partner
How farmers Dawn and Grant Breitkreutz are building soil carbon and bolstering financial resiliency.
31 minutes | a year ago
Ear to the Ground 235: Lights in the Darkness
Farm advocates provide tips on dealing with the ag crisis, and how we can fight for a brighter future.
44 minutes | a year ago
Ear to the Ground 234: Thinking Like a Prairie
How the Tallgrass Prairie Center in Iowa is introducing a little wildness into a domesticated landscape.
21 minutes | a year ago
Ear to the Ground 233: Public Science-Public Good
How one land grant experiment station is helping farmers integrate livestock and crops in a way that creates resilient soils...and a resilient food system.
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