Farm To Taber

Farm To Taber
A Farm & Foods Systems Podcast

2.10 Interview with Travis Higginbotham
Apr 30 • 15 min
2.9 Factories Didn’t Ruin Farms, Farms Ruined Factories: interview with Caitlin Rosenthal
Apr 5 • 16 min
2.8 2,000 Years of Rural Landlords feat. Patrick Wyman
Mar 29 • 24 min
2.7 Greenhouses & Guts feat. Joe Swartz
Mar 22 • 26 min
2.6 Biochar & Why Green Tech Adoption is a Mess Sometimes feat. Mike McGolden
Mar 22 • 32 min
Mike McGolden is an engineer who builds equipment for making biochar. We talk about the drama of getting new green technologies ready to use, and the additional drama of convincing people to use it once it’s ready.
2.5 On Avocados & Being Considerate for Fun and Profit feat. Chris Summers
Feb 27 • 23 min
2.4 Software Eating the World
Feb 20 • 38 min
Saadia Muzaffar is a tech person based in Toronto. This podcast, we talk about software eating the world and maybe getting indigestion.
2.3 Interview with Keri Leigh Merritt
Feb 13 • 26 min
Episode Notes coming soon
2.2 Backed Up Like an Alabama Sh*t Train
Feb 5 • 29 min
2.1 Fitness Culture vs Health: interview with Michelle Allison
Jan 29 • 25 min
Michelle Allison is a nutritionist who teaches her clients how to eat to be healthy and feel strong, wherever that takes them—rather than trying to make their body look a certain way. Her website is, and she can be found on…
Refugees, farms, & bad decisions
Jul 13, 2018 • 44 min
This episode is a deep dive into the people side of agriculture. Farm to Taber talks with criminologist Alex Tepperman about systematic bad decisions in criminal justice, and how these decisions played out in the past and today. In the second half, we…
Greenhouse & Indoor Farm Tech: Interview with Chris Higgins
Jun 22, 2018 • 31 min
Chris Higgins, greenhouse pro, joins the podcast to nerd out about crop breeding, greenhouses, and the next steps forward in indoor farming.
Mental Health on the Farm
Jun 15, 2018 • 69 min
Special guest & rancher Meg Brown (@MegRaeB on Twitter) joins us to talk the real stuff: the real-world consequences of the isolation that comes with farming, and the macho culture that doesn’t need to be part of it but often is.
Grappling With Our Ghosts: The American Farm Legacy
Jun 1, 2018 • 48 min
Family farming isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. This episode talks about the history of how America’s family farms came to be, how that’s shaped them to this day, the rise of agribusiness, and what this means for sustainable agriculture moving forward.
Inside the Indoor Farm Business: Interview with Jim Pantaleo
May 25, 2018 • 47 min
Join us with Jim Pantaleo to talk the blood & guts of financial sustainability for indoor farming. We’re talking crop selection, tools and equipment, marketing, wrangling buildings, and more.
Beepocalypse Nah
May 18, 2018 • 37 min
This episode talks about the shady side of honeybees- their role in the colonization of the Americas, why they’re not actually that great at pollinating, and why we’re still obsessed with them anyway.
Donut Science, Cars, & Grassfed Beef
May 11, 2018 • 20 min
What do donuts, cars, and grassed beef have in common? Careful design- not just for the final product, but careful design of the process used to make them.
Architecture, Engineering, & Urban Farming: Interview with Dr. Brandon Ross
May 4, 2018 • 37 min
Dr Brandon Ross joins us to talk about how farming inside a building works… and sometimes doesn’t. This episode features design principles, interdisciplinary culture clashes, cannabis engineering, and more.
The Thirteenth Amendment
Apr 27, 2018 • 18 min
As immigration for farm work slows, farms are beginning to turn to convict labor. Host Sarah Taber talks about her experiences with prison labor on farms and what it means for both agriculture and due process.
Welcome to Farm to Taber!
Mar 3, 2018 • 21 min
This episode is about a couple of smart farmers who got creative to beat serious problems in their crops. From what it takes to successfully bring native birds of prey to your farm, to using pasture livestock rotations to boost crop yields— this episode…