Podcasts

Rebecca Schmidt | #069 08/02/2021

The science that keeps damaging bugs out of our food and out of the fields is pretty amazing! Meet entomologist, AKA 'bug scientist' Rebecca Schmidt who works for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's research facility in Wapato, WA, to learn about the creepy crawlies we don't want in our food, and how she's working to stop them in a sustainable way.

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Jagwinder Gill | #068 07/26/2021

Jagwinder Singh Gill is passionate about growing blueberries and stewarding the environment on and around his new farm near Everson, WA. But he fears what could happen to his farm with lawsuits and government action on water management that doesn't take into account protecting local food production as well as streams and fish.

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Madison McPherson | #067 07/20/2021

"It's almost like the Ninja Warrior, you know, you're trying to go through just to see if you can make it to the end," Madison McPherson says of the challenges family farmers in WA face right now. The Chelan-area cherry and apple orchardist shares why she's worried that more and more family farms will soon be gone for good if things don't change.

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Imad Ahmad | #065 07/08/2021

Bringing his family full circle back to its farming roots from Palestine, Imad Ahmad is raising halal lamb and goat here in Washington state. He explains what halal really means, and how his farming practices are focused on sustainability and harmony with nature's rhythms.

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David Lukens | #064 06/29/2021

Beating the odds and surviving huge setbacks, David Lukens and family have built a following across the Pacific Northwest with Grace Harbor Farms, providing small-scale, locally produced cultured goat and cow dairy products. Hear how their small family farm started "by accident" and overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to become what it is today.

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Alice VanderHaak | #062 06/15/2021

A journey of self-discovery brought Alice VanderHaak full-circle after growing up in a small WA farming community. Hear her share how passionate she is about sustainability, and how that influences every aspect of her small farm in Snohomish, WA, Lowlands Farm.

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Kevin Kudsk | #061 06/08/2021

Even though Americans eat lots of onions, the tasty vegetable doesn't often get the spotlight. Hear from onion farmer Kevin Kudsk about how onions are grown, harvested and stored right here in Washington state, not to mention his personal journey to becoming an onion guru!

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Flor de Maria Maldonado | #060 05/31/2021

Flor de Maria Maldonado's parents were farmworkers, and now the family owns their own small cherry, pear and apple orchard in Tonasket, WA. Coming back to the family orchard at the beginning of the pandemic, Flor de Maria and her brothers face an uphill battle to carry on their parents' legacy.

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