Agriculture sustains us, conditions our bodies, and shapes—even manufactures—our environments. Driving the American highway system, one is easily struck by the omnipresent nature of industrial agriculture over the countryside. Simultaneously, the production and externalities of agricultural products are alienated from us when we go to a grocery store or purchase dinner from a local restaurant. […]
The Farmer Jack Erisman, now in his 61st year of farming, has a lifetime of experience working in agriculture. He got his start in the 1960s with conventional monoculture corn and soybeans. Originally going to school for agricultural engineering, Jack’s dad got sick and set him on the path of farming a bit earlier than […]
Farmers at Large Part 4, Sam Froiland interviews Dave Bishop. Dave shares his thoughts on regenerative versus sustainable agriculture, his optimism for the future, and how he thinks people should interact with their food systems. Ultimately, while a new generation of farmers and changing consumer habits brings signs of change, Dave believes that nothing can really get done until the corporate forces embedded in the government are given way to the demands and desires of the people.
Lisa Mileur of Mileur Orchard discusses running a small orchard and the problems facing their farm now and potential problems in the future.
Farmer Cathe Capel discusses the challenges of operating a small sheep farmer and problems facing American agriculture.
Interviews with farmers that ask questions pertaining to the business, environmental impacts, and sustainability agriculture