Ostrich Farmer Helen Wall, Alden, Iowa

In north central Iowa there are large, flightless birds roaming the landscape. We usually only see these guys in zoos. But, as we’re about to find out, they also make for an interesting farming enterprise. Helen Wall: Ostrich is a long-legged, long-necked bird with two toes. It is a native of South Africa. They typically […]

Enough of Tegridy Farms – South Park

People are fed up, Marsh. The past few weeks you’ve held parades for yourself needlessly slaughtered a thousand cows made deals with the Chinese and nearly poisoned everyone with your Halloween Special. People have had enough of Tegridy Farms. Enough of Tegridy Farms? South Park is NOTHING without Tegridy Farms! You’ll be taken to county […]

Farm subsidies: Where the money goes | IN 60 SECONDS

Farm safety net programs were established to protect agricultural producers against production, price, and income risks. But payments for major federal programs like agricultural risk coverage, price loss coverage, and crop insurance overwhelmingly go to the wealthiest and largest farms. The top 10% of farms by total crop sales, which have an average net worth […]

The farms of the future

In the next 35 years, we’ll have to produce more food than the all of the world’s production combined over the last 2000 years. So what will the farms of the future look like? Well, they’re unlikely to look like this just yet! But many of these sci-fi-looking elements are already on the way. Take […]

Super Spreading! | John Deere 8235R & 4640

good morning everybody Ryan here we are in the 8235R and today for the first and only time we are putting the 8235R on a manure spreader so we’ve got two spreaders here we’ve got the Kuhn Knight Pro push 160 now I’ll talk about it more once we get down there and Andrews in […]

Segrest Farms Tour – America’s Largest Aquarium Fish Distributor

Hi, I’m Steve Poland Coming to you from beautiful Tampa, Florida. Now if you don’t know Florida, and specifically Tampa is really the fish breeding and distributing capital of the United States. I’m down here for a non-aquarium purpose but I thought while I”m here I should try and visit Segrest Farms. You may not […]

Learning STEM Through Agriculture on a Nebraska Farm

>>Elisabeth: I feel like I basically live in a science laboratory, whether it is the crops that are grown in the field, the nutrition that dad has to figure on his cattle to figure out how they’re going to gain best, or helping my parents in the vet clinic.>>June: They help us in most everything […]

Farm to Coop to Table: Food Justice in Urban Agriculture

>>WHERE IT GROWS AND WHERE IT GOES, THIS WEEK OUR TOPIC IS FOOD AS IT MATTERS TO OUR BODIES AND TO OUR COMMUNITIES. I’LL TALK WITH FARMERS AND CITY DESIGNERS WHO ARE CREATING EQUITABLE FOOD SYSTEMS AND HEAR ABOUT THE FIGHTS THAT ARE BREWING OVER URBAN LAND AND AGRICULTURE. THAT’S ALL COMING UP ON THE […]

How corn conquered the world – Chris A. Kniesly

Corn currently accounts for more than one tenth of our global crop production. The United States alone has enough cornfields to cover Germany. But while other crops we grow come in a range of varieties, over 99% of cultivated corn is the exact same type: Yellow Dent #2. This means that humans grow more Yellow […]

How a rooftop farm feeds a city | Mohamed Hage | TEDxUdeM

Translator: Bob Prottas Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo I’m an urban farmer. So I grow food in the city of Montréal, on the roofs of buildings, believe it or not. And it’s something that I’m very, very proud of. It’s something that puts a smile on my face every morning. And a while back, I was […]