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Joel Salatin is the owner of Polyface Farm in Virginia and known around the world for his advocacy of local, sustainable and regenerative agriculture. He joins us to talk about his path into farming, outlook on agriculture and advice to current and future farmers. Back to the Roots is sponsored by Byron Seeds and SoilBiotics.…
 
George McClelland of McClelland Dairy and Jolynn McClelland of Robert McClelland Dairy, both in Petaluma, CA, join us to talk about how they got started in the dairy business, the opportunity to go organic, how they graze 1000 cows and the hardships of farming in California. Back to the Roots is sponsored by Byron Seeds and SoilBiotics.…
 
Zweber Farms is located in Elko, MN where they (and their farm goat) have a 100% grassfed dairy herd as well as direct market beef, pork, chicken and eggs. Tim and Emily join us to talk about their operation, how they've built up the direct marketing side and taking time for hobbies away from the farm. How to order meat as well as their blog with r…
 
Kirk Webster of Middlebury, VT, is a beekeeper who has developed his own system to raise bees without any treatments of pesticides. He joins us to talk about what he does and how an overhaul in all agriculture towards organic management practices can and should be done. He can be contacted at https://kirkwebster.com/contact-info/ Back to the Roots …
 
Klaas Martens is an organic Farmer from Penn Yan, NY. He and his wife, Mary farm 2000 acres as well as run Lakeview Organic Grains. Klaas sits down with us to share his journey into organics and how he learned to start asking the right questions. Back to the Roots is sponsored by Byron Seeds, SoilBiotics and Elite Equine and Farm Supply…
 
Tai Lopez is best known as an investor and entrepreneur as well as for his social media presence. What might be less known, but of great interest to us, is that he has also put some of his money where his mouth is and operates several farms using regenerative farming principles. He joins us to talk about his learning journey in agriculture and how …
 
Abbie Corse (Whitingham, VT), Ann Miller (Fredericksburg, OH), Melissa Weyland (Neenah, WI) and Jolynn McClelland (Petaluma, CA) join to give an overview of their farming year. They share some highlights and lowlights of the year and share advice for each other. Thanks to Abbie, Ann, Melissa and Jolynn for their time! Sponsored by Byron Seeds and S…
 
Ivan Troyer is an organic dairy farmer in Fredericksburg, OH. He sits down with us to talk about how he got into dairy, learning from his peers and how the next generation of dairy farmers can survive. Here is a link to the video referenced, Weekend with an Amish Farmer: https://youtu.be/Ex4d9LwmpvM Sponsored by Byron Seeds…
 
Rob Wallbridge, Agronomist with SureSource Commodities and Ryan Koory, Vice President of Economics, join to give the latest updates from the field and organic marketplace. Topics discussed: 2021 Harvest update Fall crop progress India tariff and certification decisions Organic grain pricing Sponsored by Byron Seeds and Mercaris…
 
Eric Beiler (New York), Marlin Eash (Indiana), Corby Groen (Washington/Wisconsin) and Chris Hoffner (North Carolina) give an overview of their farming year. They share the positives and negatives, ask questions of each other and give some goals they’re working towards next year. Thanks to Eric, Marlin, Corby and Chris for their time in 2021! We’ll …
 
Ryan Koory, Vice President of Economics at Mercaris, and Rob Wallbridge, Agronomist with SureSource Commodities, join to give the latest updates from the organic marketplace and the field. Topics discussed: Outlook for organic corn market 2021 Harvest progress Ripple effects of fertilizer shortages Sponsored by Byron Seeds and Mercaris…
 
Ryan Koory, Vice President of Economics with Mercaris and (new this month!) Rob Wallbridge, Agronomist with SureSource Commodities, join to give the latest updates from the organic marketplace and a crop report. Topics discussed: Department of Commerce report on Indian imports Effects to organic grain prices Organic crop update and yield outlook Sp…
 
Robin Brekken of Crookston, MN has just about perfected growing organic hay in the Red River Valley of Minnesota. And now he’s deciding to try something else. Robin joins us to tell his story of getting into organic, the challenges along the way and changing goals in life. This episode is sponsored by Byron Seeds.…
 
We don’t have our usual conversation episode today because I wanted to release an episode to let people know what my co-host Mike’s wife, Martha and the whole Kline family are going through after a cancer diagnosis. I also want to share how people can help. A link to the GoFundMe is below and thank you to anyone who can help as well as all of those…
 
This is part two of our visit to Uncle Matt’s Organics in Clermont, FL. Benny McLean is Matt & Ben’s father and got into the citrus business with his father. He talks to us about that history and some of the hardships and lessons learned along the way. He is the Head of Production with Uncle Matt’s. Ben McLean, Head of Research at Uncle Matt’s, the…
 
Matt McLean is the founder and CEO of Uncle Matt’s Organic in Clermont, Florida. Matt joins us to talk about building a brand, dealing with adversity and the twists and turns the business has taken to get where it is today. This episode is part 1 of 2. Next month we will have Ben and Benny McLean of Uncle Matt’s Organics to talk about the agronomic…
 
Marcus Yoder, Executive Director at the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center in Ohio, joins us to walk through the 2000 years of history that have led to the Anabaptists in America today. This history follows the cyclorama mural called Behalt, which is housed at the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center. A quick video tour can be found on our YouTube …
 
John Kempf, Founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture, expert in the biological systems of farming and a strong voice of regenerative agriculture, joins us to talk about carbon, photosynthesis being the engine that drives the whole system and being stewards of the land. More on John at: https://www.advancingecoag.com/john His Podcast is: http://regenera…
 
Sam Dobson (North Carolina), Thomas Heckman (Ohio), John Ihm (Wisconsin) and Jon Bansen (Oregon) join us to discuss their farming year of 2020. They give us an overview of their year, tell us about some positives and negatives and ask questions of each other. Thanks to Sam, Thomas, John and Jon for their time in 2020!…
 
Elmwood Stock Farm is a certified organic farm in Georgetown, KY. They have a CSA, beef, poultry, pigs, turkeys and lambs. Mac Stone of Elmwood sits down with us to discuss their operation and what they have learned and implemented over their years being organic. https://elmwoodstockfarm.com/By Back to the Roots Podcast
 
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