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This show is a production of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Small Farm Sustainability program. We will be discussing all things small farm, acreage living, and sustainable agriculture related.
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Feb 8, 2021

In this episode I interview Amy Powell, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Livestock Specialist, and discuss considerations for this lambing and kidding season.

Jan 27, 2021

In this episode, I interview Kate Hansen, policy assistant for the Center For Rural Affairs to talk about the Conservation Stewardship Program(CSP).

The success stories mentioned at the end of this episode can be found at https://www.cfra.org/blog/conservation-stewardship-program-success-stories.

 

Jan 22, 2021

In this episode, I interview Kate Hansen, policy assistant for the Center for Rural Affairs and Joe Toillion agent with Toillion Consulting Services Inc., to talk about organic crop insurance and a new resource available for organic producers on the topic.

The "Conversations From The Field: Crop Insurance for Organic Operations" guide can be downloaded at https://www.cfra.org/publications/conversations-field-crop-insurance-organic-operations.

Kate can be reached via email at kateh@cfra.org & Joe can be reached at joet45@gmail.com!

Jan 13, 2021

In this episode Joe Hannan, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Commercial Horticulture Specialist, interviews Dr. Angela Shaw, Associate Professor in Food Science & Human Nutrition at ISU to talk about the differences between audits and inspections for specialty producers.

Jan 9, 2021

In this episode, I interview Kendra Meyer, executive secretary for the Iowa Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, to talk about the upcoming Iowa Specialty Producers Conference.

Dec 18, 2020

In this episode Joe Hannan, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Commercial Horticulture Specialist, interviews his counterpart in the eastern part of the state, Patrick O'Malley, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Commercial Horticulture Specialist, to give a December update on what you can be doing this winter!

Dec 9, 2020

In this episode Olivia Hanlon, Iowa State University Extension Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Extension Specialist, interviews Adam Jank, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Wildlife Specialist, and they discuss deer here in Iowa.

Dec 4, 2020

In this episode I interview Shawn Shouse, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Agricultural Engineering Specialist, and discuss the home energy savings.

Nov 11, 2020

In this episode Olivia Hanlon, Iowa State University Extension Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Extension Specialist, interviews Kathleen Delate, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Organic Specialist, and they discuss the upcoming Iowa Organic Conference.

Nov 6, 2020

In this episode Olivia Hanlon, Iowa State University Extension Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Extension Specialist, interviews Joe Hannan, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Commercial Horticulturist, and they discuss how to interpret your soil reports.

The resources mentioned in this episode can be found at:

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/smallfarms/interpreting-soil-reports

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/smallfarms/managing-soil-ph-horticultural-crops

The contacts mentioned in this episode are:

Oct 28, 2020

In this episode Olivia Hanlon, Iowa State University Extension Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Extension Specialist, interviews Joe Hannan, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Commercial Horticulturist, and talk about soil sampling.

Oct 22, 2020

In this episode Olivia Hanlon, Iowa State University Extension Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Extension Specialist, interviews Joe Hannan, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Commercial Horticulturist, and talk about fall concerns and care for apples and grapes!

Oct 14, 2020

In this episode Olivia Hanlon, Iowa State University Extension Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Extension Specialist, interviews Peggy Auwerda, Equine Specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and talk about the upcoming Women Managing Horses program!

Oct 6, 2020

In this episode Olivia Hanlon, Iowa State University Extension Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Extension Specialist, interviews Holly VanHeel, Human Science Specialist - Nutrition and Wellness for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and talk about the upcoming Preserve the Taste of Summer courses!

Sep 29, 2020

In this episode I interview Joe Hannan, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Commercial Horticulturist, to talk about the upcoming fall frost.

Sep 10, 2020

In this episode, I visit with Adam Thoms, assistant professor and extension turfgrass specialist at Iowa State University, to talk about fall lawn care.

Sep 4, 2020

In this episode I interview Liz Ripley, Conservation and Cover Crops Outreach Specialist for Iowa Learning Farms at Iowa State University, to talk about the Whole Farm Conservation Best Practices Manual.

Aug 28, 2020

In this episode Olivia Hanlon, Iowa State University Extension Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Extension Specialist, interviews Kevin Andersen, Private Lands Biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and talk about getting a food plot started!

Aug 19, 2020

In this episode I interview Meaghan Anderson, Central Iowa Agronomist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, to talk about the crop damage due to the recent derecho!

Aug 14, 2020

In this episode I interview Randall Cass, Bee Extension specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, to talk about fall beekeeping!

To find the videos on varroa mite checking go to https://www.ent.iastate.edu/pollinators/ and they will be at the bottom of the page.

Aug 8, 2020

In this episode Joe Hannan, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Commercial Horticulture Specialist, interviews Dennis Todey, Director of the USDA Midwest Climate Hub, and Justin Glisan, State Climatologist of Iowa at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to talk about recent dry weather around Iowa!

Jul 29, 2020

In this episode Joe Hannan, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Commercial Horticulture Specialist, interviews his counterpart in the eastern part of the state, Patrick O'Malley, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Commercial Horticulture Specialist, to give a late July produce update!

Jul 22, 2020

In this episode I interview Kristine Tidgren, Director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, who walks us through some of the latest changes in Iowa legislature. 

Jul 17, 2020

In this episode, Joe Hannan, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Commercial Horticulturist, interviews Lyle Ditmars, of Ditmars Orchard and Vineyard, to talk about planting and managing sunflower fields!

Jul 8, 2020

In this episode, Joe Hannan, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Commercial Horticulturist, interviews Steve Strasheim, of Twisted River Farm, to get a farmer's perspective on the market throughout COVID-19.

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