The group that I interviewed in central Missouri called Sandhill Farm. When they finally realized that actually what they were doing was not farming, was that they were growing good soil, good healthy soil, their farming practices actually became a lot more successful.
Daniel Tucker learned a lot about how small farmers do what they do through the process of writing his book “Farm Together Now.” He’ll introduce us to a few producers across the country who interact with the food system in interesting ways.
Harvest Public Media speculates why there aren’t more young farmers.
Later in the program, a game is helping the young farmers we do have learn how to play the markets.
Wild rice in endive boats, Chef Daniel Orr’s recipe for today.
And we’re excited to start talking maple syrup today, and maybe encourage you to tap some trees on your property! Michael Bell shows us how and Michael Farrell talks about the wonders of maple sap.
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Stories On This Episode
The 2012 Census of Agriculture shows the number of farmers under 35 years-old has grown slightly, about 1 percent nationally.
"Farm Together Now" profiles the people who are experimenting with solutions to the broken American food system.
The toasted pecans pair well with the nuttiness of the rice, and the d’anjou pear adds sweetness and color. And the lettuce serves as the bowl!
Temperatures are cool at night and warm during the day. It must be time to tap maple trees! Michael Bell gives a tutorial.
Making maple syrup does not need to be left to the experts. Michael Farrell's "A Sugarmaker's Companion" will give you the tools you need to do it yourself.
In Commodity Challenge, you have fake bushels of grain. You line up a marketing strategy, watch the real markets and then see what your decisions earned you.