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 organic farm in Alexandria and worked with Black farming communities in the Southeast.

Iriel and Audrey discuss the challenges and potential of farming small-scale grains, particularly Louisiana rice. They delve into the necessary components for small-scale success, including community involvement and cooperative models, inspiring us to embrace innovation and collaboration toward a brighter future.

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Contact Iriel Edwards at iriel@realorganicproject.org

Contact Audrey Kolde at  audreyk@ncat.org.

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