Bernadette Gagnier | #079 10/12/2021

When Bernadette Gagnier came to WSU's agriculture research station in Prosser to get a PhD in horticulture, she was reconnecting with family farming roots she didn't even know she had. She explains why the bugs she's researching are bad news for WA's amazing wines, and how she's trying to stop them without using pesticides.

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Brianna Widen | #072 08/25/2021

Producing pastured pork, chicken, lamb and beef with her family on their small family farm Widnor Farms, Brianna Widen is living her dream. Hear her unique perspective on what's wrong with our food system, and get a personal look at the challenges of small farming in Washington state.

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Scott Middleton | #070 08/10/2021

While he grows some of the best asparagus in the world, Scott Middleton and his brothers do so much more than that on their family farm near Pasco, WA. Hear how Scott's family came to Washington's Columbia Basin over a half-century ago and built a farm that not only produces incredible food, but also welcomes the public to visit every fall.

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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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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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Ellie Steensma | #063 06/23/2021

Joining with her siblings to carry on her family's multigenerational farming legacy, Ellie Steensma is thinking outside the box and passionate about not just producing amazing local food, but also educating the next generation.

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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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Manuel Imperial | #058 05/17/2021

Arriving in the US with virtually nothing, Manuel Imperial and his family began building Imperial's Garden from the ground up 37 years ago. He shares his incredible journey as an immigrant farmer, and the unique insight he's gained into the food system and its dysfunction.

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Leah Eddie | #056 05/03/2021

Admitting she fears for her young son's future as a family farmer, apple and cherry orchardist Leah Eddie reveals the intense pressure that Washington's tree fruit farmers face, and how she hopes it changes.

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