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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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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Andrew Albert | #093 04/26/2022

Growing local beef and crops not far from Seattle, Andrew Albert knows he's part of a dying breed. But he doesn't think it should be that way. Hear directly from this 3rd-generation farmer about the long list of pressures pushing more and more family farms out of business, and find out the real reason he keeps farming in spite of the stress.

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Ryan Mensonides | #090 03/29/2022

This organic dairy farmer is betting everything on the future of local food, as he and his family work to launch their own creamery and market near Seattle. Meet Ryan Mensonides of Mount Rainier Creamery & Market and Providence Farms and hear his passion for local food and family farming, as well as the huge challenges he's faced to make his dream a reality.

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Marie Hegarty | #085 12/07/2021

Sadly, there's a huge bottleneck keeping a lot of locally-grown beef from reaching dinner tables in WA. Small beef farmer Marie Hegarty explains why, and shares what's so important to her about raising small-scale grassfed beef near Custer, WA at Fair Cow's Path Farm.

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Luke Dynes | #077 09/27/2021

This PNW-based farmer-turned-recycler has a powerful solution to America's food waste problem. Luke Dynes has developed technology that he aims to take to every state in the nation and drastically reduce the amount of food that ends up in landfills. In fact, he's already doing it right here in Washington and Oregon.

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