Tag Archive for: Organic Farming

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Episode 255. Organic Pioneer Michael O’Gorman on Vegetable Production for Profitability

This episode of Voices from the Field is the first of a two-part conversation with organic farming pioneer and founder of the Farmer Veteran Coalition Michael O’Gorman. For 50 years, Michael has spearheaded some of the country’s most influential farming ventures. In this part of the conversation, he and NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Mike Lewis talk about Michael’s history and how good planning and record keeping can help farmers cope with rising prices for inputs and supplies.
Mike Lewis and Michael O’Gorman

Episode 242. Understanding the Organic Certification Process

In this episode of Voices from the Field, Martin Guerena, a sustainable agriculture specialist with the National Center for Appropriate Technology’s western regional office in Davis, California, speaks with Sean Feder, director of inspection operations for California Certified Organic Farmers.
Martin Guerena and Sean Feder
assortment of fresh vegetables

Episode 238. Producción Avícola de Pastoreo

En este podcast, Edgar Mendoza Samaniego de Sol Seeker Farm habla…

Episode 231. Leave No Trace Farming

Damian Valdez and Jamie Williamson run Lighthouse Herb’n Farm, an organic herb, tea, medicinal plant, and dye-plant operation in eastern San Diego. The farm is located on what is considered Luiseño Payómkawichum native land. In this episode of Voices from the Field, Jamie and Damian talk with NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Katherine Favor about their ethic of “leave no trace” — how they farm organically in San Diego’s harsh desert climate in a way that honors this sacred native land, and ensures that it is kept intact for generations to come.
NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Katherine Favor and Damian Valdez and Jamie Williamson, Lighthouse Herb’n Farm

NCAT Leads Partnership to Train Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Across Northern Great Plains

The National Center for Appropriate Technology will lead a regional partnership to help more than 300 beginning farmers and ranchers across the Northern Great Plains explore the value, viability, and resilience of raising organic field crops. NCAT will lead this $600,000 three-year Preparing a Resilient Future project alongside the Montana Organic Association, Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society, Center for Rural Affairs, the Intertribal Agriculture Council, Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, International Organic Inspectors Association, North Dakota State, and University of Wyoming.

Episode 226. Organic Pulse Production Is Timeless in Montana

In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Agricultural and…

Episode 189. Alderspring Ranch. Part 1

This episode of Voices from the Field is the first in a two-part…

Episode 185. Microbial Inoculants: Fact and Fiction

In this episode of Voices from the Field, Mike Morris, NCAT’s…
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Episode 171. Climate-Smart Agriculture

In this episode of Voices from the Field, Colin Mitchell, a sustainable…
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Episode 170. Native Seeds 

In this episode of Voices from the Field, Kara Kroeger, a sustainable…