Podcasts

Jack Mallonee | #103 07/26/2022

Sustainability is everything to Jack Mallonee's family's small organic dairy in Curtis, WA. Hear how they combine four generations' worth of farming knowledge with cutting-edge technology to steward the land while producing quality milk.

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Gerrit Van Weerdhuizen | #102 07/14/2022

Gerrit Van Weerdhuizen has a passion for educating students about farming, and has mentored countless people interested in growing food and supporting the food system. Known to his students as "Mr. Van," he's also a beef farmer himself, and we visited his farm near Everson, WA to hear his insights into food, farming and education.

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Ron Tebow | #100 06/22/2022

An unbelievable farming accident nearly killed Ron Tebow when he was 19, and it changed his life forever, in more ways than one. Hear him tell his incredible story, and explain how he became a farmer poet later in life.

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Kaitlyn Thornton | #099 06/14/2022

Even though Kaitlyn Thornton is a social media influencer with over a quarter-million followers, she's still the real deal, helping run her family's apple and pear orchard in Tonasket, WA. She opens up about why she's a farmer, and how difficult times shaped her passion for growing food.

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Josh & Katie Steward | #098 06/06/2022

These first-generation wheat farmers took a big risk to start their farm near Harrington, WA. Meet Josh & Katie Steward, and hear why they were willing to put their family's future on the line to become farmers.

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Austin Olma | #097 05/26/2022

If you've ever eaten beef from Whole Foods, it may have come from Austin Olma's ranch. Hear directly from this real-life cowboy about the challenges he faces every day as we visit his ranch in Tonasket, WA.

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Ashlee Frank | #096 05/18/2022

This dairy farm in Washington has created a revolutionary natural skincare cream made from cows' colostrum. Ashlee Frank with Nurst explains how the innovative idea was born on her family's farm, Royal Family Farming, and how they're trying to get the word out about the surprising benefits of their unique skincare products.

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Pedro Cuevas | #095 05/16/2022

Labor challenges mean an uncertain future for small family farms like the orchard Pedro Cuevas runs with his father. Pedro sat down with Dillon to share his story of growing up in a farm worker family and talk about the cutting-edge farming technology he's now involved with.

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Mieschia Wilson | #094 05/04/2022

More and more people are disconnected from how their food is grown, and farmsteader Mieschia Wilson says one of the consequences is that people are lashing out at farmers. Hear how she's personally been targeted, and what she's trying to do at Next Generation Farmstead to reconnect people with where their food comes from.

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