American Family Farmer

The American Family Farmer Show is the weekly voice for small, independent farm owners, as well hobby farmers and all of those interested in eating natural foods that make as few stops as possible from the farm to the table.


09/17/20 - How To Improve Soil Health & Honeybee Venom Found to Fight Breast Cancer

Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan began with a story about a Cornel University graduate, Bob DeCarlo, who took a job as a trainee at a 600-cow dairy. He did his job well and today the owner is grooming him to eventually take over the farm. In other Agriculture news, the venom from a honeybee's sting has been found to be a powerful anti-tumor agent for breast cancer. Next, we meet 7th generation Washington County Iowa Farmer and the Founder/CEO of Continuum Ag, Mitchell Hora. www.FIELDWORKTALK.ORG & www.CONTINUUM.AG His family's farming operation is implementing the principles of soil health and intensely monitors impact using the Haney Soil Health Test on a weekly basis. Their efforts have led to experimentation of diverse cover crops, 60" corn, interseeding, malt barley, relay cropping, mustard seed production, real-time sensors, carbon markets, and a wide array of product trials. Finally, Farmer Doug opines about why the consumer is the only hope for the Family Farm, not The Government.


 2020-09-22  36m