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The New Our Farms, Our Future Podcast Series: Voices in Sustainable Agriculture

From coast to coast, a diverse community of farmers, ranchers, scientists and educators is working to shape a sustainable future for our food system. Listen to the new Our Farms, Our Future podcast series and join this community for intimate conversations about the state of agriculture, how we got here and where we’re headed.

Listen to Episode 1 now.

Episode 1, released today, features Missouri farmers and neighbors Emily Wright and Dan Kuebler. They talk about what motivates them to be farmers and to build resilient farming systems, how local food systems can foster community, and the ways that beginning farmers can succeed.

“One of the things I love most about farming is the learning curve,” Wright says. “It’s a complex ecological system and you can never account for all the variables that are part of that system. So really the learning curve never drops off, and for me there’s never a dull moment.”

The Our Farms, Our Future podcast series will feature a new episode every two weeks for up to 25 weeks. It will bring together a wide variety of farmers, ranchers and others in the sustainable agriculture community to discuss such topics as federal policy, soil health, the role of business in sustainable food systems, water issues, climate challenges, women in agriculture, issues and opportunities for minorities and much more.

Episode 2 will feature Greg Judy, a veteran pasture-based livestock farmer, and Adam Saunders, founder of the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture in Columbia, Mo.

You can follow this series at www.sare.org/OFOFpodcast or by subscribing on iTunes or Stitcher.

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