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.

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      Bob Garver talks WICKED JOE Organic Coffee


      BOB GARVER is the founder of Wicked Joe Organic Coffees and is a globally recognized coffee expert and barista Judge. It was while in the service, based in Turkey, that he learned the power of flavorful coffee as the bridge to conversations. He brought his new-found admiration for the powerful bean back to America. On leaving the service he started a coffee shop in Santa Cruz, California. Moving his family to Maine, with his coffee – Wicked Joe was born. WICKED JOE COFFEE is Located...


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      Jim Goodman on replacing NAFTA, not Just Renegotiating it


      JIM GOODMAN and his wife Rebecca operate Northwood Farm, a certified organic dairy farm that provides fresh milk to a local cheese producer. They also market beef directly from the farm and at the Dane County Farmers' Market in Madison, WI. Their cows are raised according to organic standards and are predomiantly grass-fed. Jim is also a frequent contributor to National Family Farm Coalition. On april 30th, he wrote: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) must be replaced with...


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      Gay Gordon-Byrne talks about the uphill Battle to Repair Tractors


      GAY GORDON-BYREN is Executive Director of The Repair Association at repair.org. She was born into a computer geek household and grew up around computer parts and designs. She wanted nothing to do with computers as a kid, but wanted to be a figure skater like Peggy Fleming or an opera singer, but didn’t have the right stuff. REPAIR.ORG believes that every time a farm equipment manufacturer inserts a computerized part into their product – they seem to take that as an opportunity to...


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      55m
       2017-06-18

      Emily Meredith on National Milk Producers Federation


      EMILY MEREDITH is the Chief of Staff at the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) in Arlington, VA.  Her primary responsibilities lie in the areas of strategic planning, organizational oversight and stakeholder outreach. She also oversees the National Dairy FARM ProgramTM, which assures consumers that milk and other products from American dairy farms are the end result of responsible animal care practices.  In supervising the exceptional FARM Program team, she focuses on other...


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      55m
       2017-06-11

      Kevin Skunes on The Crop That Ate America


      KEVIN SKUNES is a vice president at the National Corn Growers Association and a fourth-generation farmer outside Arthur, North Dakota. On his 6,000 acres, he currently raises about 55 percent corn, 45 percent soybeans. This constitutes a big change since Skunes was a child in the 1960s. Back then, the farm was about 2,000 acres of wheat, barley, sunflowers and soybeans, with no corn. Farmers who had long rotated plantings among a diverse group of grains are increasingly turning to a...


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      55m
       2017-06-04

      Dannele Peck on how Climate Change Research affects Farmers


      DANNELE PECK is Director and Agricultural Economist, USDA ARS Rangeland Resources and Systems Research Unit. Previously, she was an Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Wyoming, where she conducted research, extension, and teaching for 10 years. Her area of expertise is decision-making under risk and uncertainty. Raised on a dairy farm in upstate New York, Dannele is a first-generation college graduate.   Her region, which includes Colorado, Wyoming,...


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      55m
       2017-05-28

      Chris Holman on "Full Throttle Agriculture"


      CHRIS HOLMAN was born in Oceanside, CA. In 1989, his family moved to the middle of the Navajo Indian Reservation. After high school, he joined the US Army, where he served as an Arabic Linguist. He went on to teach Arabic at the University of Oregon, and eventually left for Wisconsin to work on the farm that he and his wife Maria purchased. Neither of them had ever farmed before 2009. In addition, he has taught at UW-Madison, Madison College and he is currently finishing a two-year contract...


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      55m
       2017-05-21

      Michele Payn on her book "Food Truths: From Farm To Table"


      MICHELE PAYN is known as one of North America's leading experts in connecting farm and food. Her lifelong passion for agriculture stems from childhood and she has been breeding and judging dairy cattle as a registered Holstein breeder since the age of nine. She now resides on a small central Indiana farm, where she enjoys working on the farm with her daughter. She knows agriculture because she lives agriculture. Payn holds degrees in Agricultural Communications and Animal Science from...


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      55m
       2017-05-14

      Jolene Brown's Top Ten Mistakes That Break Up A Family Business


      JOLENE BROWN, CSP is a real live “FARMER BROWN.” Her corn and soybean farm is in east central Iowa, 40 minutes west of the Mississippi River, on a non-flood year. She also can hypnotize a chicken, plug grain augers and entertain the folks behind the equipment parts counter She has been authoring books and speaking professionally for 25+ years, primarily to agricultural audiences including grass roots farmers & ranchers, their Associations and Corporations. This includes those who...


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      55m
       2017-05-07

      Dino Giacomazzi on Dairy Farming in California


      DINO GIACOMAZZI  is a fourth-generation California dairy farmer, who embodies what it means to have farm responsibly and sustainably, on his 900-acre farm, with 900 dairy cows. He and his family live on the dairy property and oversee all aspects of its operations. And now, their newest crop is almonds. He has become a leader in the community, advocating the benefits of conservation tillage to other dairy farmers. He uses social media channels and hosts demonstrations and field days at his...


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       2017-04-30