MOSES Organic Farming Podcast

MOSES Organic Farming Podcast
Dive into the most relevant topics of sustainable and organic farming through interviews with farmers and ag professionals, as well as audio from MOSES Conference workshops and field days. Organic Specialist Chuck Anderas hosts this podcast. Sponsored by Gempler’s.

Do the Numbers: Organic Grain Transition
Jul 2 • 41 min
Paul Dietmann from Compeer Financial and Jon Jovaag, a farmer near Austin, MN, help us do the numbers on transitioning to organic grain production. We talk through how to think through cash flow versus profitability during the transition years, what crops…
Do the Numbers, Part 2: Dairy Graziers on the Economics of Dairy Grazing
Jun 18 • 37 min
Organic dairy graziers Thelma Heidel-Baker and Ricky Baker join Chuck to talk about what they’ve done to have a financially viable 60-cow dairy. This episode builds on part 1 with Dr. Jon Winsten from 6/4. Part 3 is the virtual field day June 24th with…
Do the Numbers: The Economics of Dairy Grazing
Jun 4 • 40 min
You can’t control the price of milk, but you can control how much it costs you to produce it. Dr. Jon Winsten from Winrock International outlines three key metrics to look at when considering a dairy farm’s financial viability: feed efficiency, labor…
Starting a Cooperative, Part 2
May 21 • 30 min
This is part 2 on cooperatives with Kelly Maynard from the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives. In part 1, we talked about the importance of group work, goals of co-ops, and questions to ask before getting started. This week, we get into the…
Starting a Cooperative, Part 1
May 15 • 21 min
Kelly Maynard is a Cooperative Development Specialist at the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives. Kelly spoke at the 2020 MOSES Organic Farming Conference about how to start a cooperative. We share clips from her workshop presentation and…
Rebuilding a Just Food System after COVID-19
May 8 • 27 min
COVID-19 is stressing the food system in unprecedented ways. Farmers and local food advocates have a unique opportunity to build new and more just food systems. Today’s guest is Dan Cornelius. Dan is a farmer, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin,…
Social Media for Your Farm Business
Apr 30 • 49 min
Mimo Davis and Miranda Duschack are flower farmers in St. Louis. Most of their 10,000 followers on Instagram are local customers. (Look for @urbanbuds.) They’ve invested a lot in learning how to do social media well. Their insights are even more important…
Best Of: Farmer Chat—Market Farming in a Pandemic
Apr 27 • 42 min
Farmers Katie Bishop and Rebecca Henderson, guests on Episode 1: Market Farming in a Pandemic, return for this chat to answer farmers’ questions about online platforms for selling produce, managing inventory, handling CSA demand, connecting with…
Beef & #DairyTogether during the Pandemic
Apr 23 • 38 min
Why are conventional dairy farmers dumping milk? How are the closures of the meat processing plants impacting livestock farmers? Chuck checks in with Bobbi Wilson from Wisconsin Farmers Union and organic dairy farmer Kevin Mahalko to talk about the issues…
Bonus: Farmer Chats
Apr 20 • 0 min
Join us for Zoom meetings to chat with our guests about the topics featured in our podcast episodes. UPDATE: May 21, 2020 Our Post-Podcast Farmer Chats are on hiatus for the rest of the farming season.
Farm Commons on Sick Leave for Farmers or Farm Workers
Apr 17 • 20 min
Our friends at Farm Commons have a great podcast series to help farmers manage legal issues that could arise during the pandemic. We’re posting a crossover episode here to introduce our audience to Farm Commons’ resources. In this episode, they discuss…
Produce Safety and COVID-19
Apr 16 • 43 min
How does the coronavirus impact produce safety? How much do you have to worry about surfaces? How do you keep yourself, your workers, and your customers safe? The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a lot of questions for market farmers. Produce safety expert…
Farmer Mental Health in this Crisis
Apr 9 • 74 min
With the incredible uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are experiencing mental health problems for the first time, and the added stress is worsening many peoples’ underlying mental health conditions. The American Psychiatric Association…
Organic Grain & the Coronavirus
Apr 3 • 54 min
How is the coronavirus affecting organic grain farmers? What effect might the pandemic have on commodity prices? What should organic farmers be considering as they think about this year? Listen in on conversations with economist Ryan Koory of Mercaris and…
Market Farming in a Pandemic
Mar 25 • 48 min
COVID-19 has forced us all to make big changes fast. This is especially true for market farmers. In our first episode, we talk to vegetable growers Katie Bishop and Rebecca Henderson on how they’ve adjusted so far, as well as online marketing expert…
MOSES Organic Farming Podcast (Trailer)
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