Entries by Rich Myers

Episode 350. Mid-Scale Biodigester with Matt Steiman of Dickinson College

In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Northeast Coordinator and Agriculture Specialist Chris Lent talks to Matt Steiman, the Farm Energy and Livestock Manager at Dickinson College Organic Farm in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, about the farm’s new biodigester.   A farm-based biodigester can turn cow manure and food waste into natural gas to produce electricity […]

Container Production of Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms with Care2Grow Farm

In this video, Russell Hollander of Care2Grow Farm in Naples, Florida, guides us through the captivating journey of medicinal and gourmet mushroom cultivation, unveiling the intricate process from substrate to harvest. Explore the incredible potential of mushrooms and discover additional streams of income that mushroom production can offer! This video was also produced by the […]

Episode 347. Southern Small-Scale Grains with Iriel Edwards

In this episode of Voices from the Field, Audrey Kolde, an NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist, talks with Iriel Edwards, the farmer and owner of The Dancing Radicle Farm in Alexandria, Louisiana. Iriel is also a Certifier and Regional Organizer with the Real Organic Project. Prior to starting her own farm, Iriel managed Jubilee Justice’s 5-acre […]

Market-Diversification Strategies with Ridge to Reef Farm on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

In this video, Nate Olive, the owner of Ridge to Reef Farm on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, delves into the innovative market- diversification strategies that have propelled him to his farming success. This video was produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program, under a cooperative agreement with […]

Episode 346. Managing Risk in the Ark-La-Tex Region

In this episode of Voices from the Field, Kandi Williams of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s Small Farms Program talks with Hope, Arkansas, farmer Ernestine Maxfield about ways for limited-resource producers to manage risk in the Ark-La-Tex region. The Ark-La-Tex region is a socio-economic, tri-state region where Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas meet. Kandi […]

Episode 345. ATTRA and SARE: Chestnuts in Southeastern Ohio

This episode of Voices from the Field was produced in partnership with ATTRA and the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. To learn more about SARE’s library of practical information and available grants to fund projects that advance sustainable agriculture, visit sare.org. In this episode, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Tyler Jenkins dives into the world […]

Episode 344. Meet NCAT: Tammy Barnes Shares Her Journey

In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Tyler Jenkins introduces us to new NCAT staff member Tammy Barnes. Tammy, who is also a sustainable agriculture specialist, will be focusing on carbon planning from Kentucky.   Tammy shares her wealth of experience and the insights garnered from an extensive career dedicated to […]