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The Livestock Conservancy is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting endangered livestock and poultry breeds from extinction. In this podcast, rare breed livestock and poultry experts share their best advice, challenges, and celebrations in chats about agriculture history, scientific breakthroughs, marketing, husbandry, genetics, farm life, and everything in between. Each month features a new species listed on the Conservation Priority List and new guests who share their stories about raising an ...
 
Regeneration Rising is a podcast for beginning agrarians, about the trials, tribulations, and joys of a life in regenerative agriculture. Each episode will feature conversations with apprentices and other young agrarians, tidbits and tips from regenerative ag experts, job announcements, and more. Originally started by Shawna Burhans and Ariel Bobbett, two young agrarians, season two is now being led by Quivira Coalition’s New Agrarian apprenticeship program. As we face the challenge of repop ...
 
At the Wool Academy Podcast, the show's host Elisabeth van Delden, talks to one wool industry expert every week. Guests of the show are wool growers, marketing experts, retail brands, researchers and many more. The focus of the Wool Academy Podcast is to find out what is working now to be successful in wool while discussing different business, product, brand and social media strategies. You will be surprised how many wonderful stories wool has to tell.
 
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Special Guest Mac Stone of Elmwood Stock Farm in Kentucky (https://elmwoodstockfarm.com/turkeys/) will join Jeannette Beranger and Brittany Sweeney to talk Narragansett turkeys. Mac and his wife Anne raise USDA Certified Organic heritage breed turkeys on their sixth-generation small farm. Thank you to Heritage Foods USA for sponsoring Turkey Chats …
 
Quivira Coalition occasionally hosts interns, often for summer projects and occasionally for longer-term projects. Meet two of Quivira's interns in this episode! Levi Shije is a Tribal member of Zia Pueblo and alum of the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, who conducted compost research at his family farm over the summer of 2021. And Luis R…
 
Ranch sustainability requires land care that works for the long haul and management that makes a profit more years than not. Jim Rickert, owner of the Prather Ranch in northern California, makes the case that a ranch must take care of people and animals, too, in order to last, and these goals are synergistic, not mutually exclusive. This two-part i…
 
In this episode we will be talking about Poultry Nutrition with Dr. Rajesh Jha, Professor of Animal Nutrition with UH Manoa, CTAHR. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at walaau@hawaii.edu Guest Contact Information & Resources Dr. Jha Animal Nutrition Lab Additional Resources: Livestock Extension Group Facebook page Livestock Extensio…
 
Ranch sustainability requires land care that works for the long haul and management that makes a profit more years than not. Jim Rickert, owner of the Prather Ranch in northern California, makes the case that a ranch must take care of people and animals, too, in order to last, and these goals are synergistic, not mutually exclusive. This two-part i…
 
Cindra Kerscher and Brittany Sweeney are back with another Goat Chat. This week, special guest Callene Rapp is chatting about the critically endangered Arapawa goat. Callene is a Senior Zookeeper at Sedgwick County Zoo (https://www.scz.org/), where they keep Arapawa goats. Callene also serves as the Registrar of the Arapawa Goat Breeders Associatio…
 
Maggie Hanna is the Director of External Relations at the Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust. New Agrarian Program Colorado Manager Taylor Sanders has a conversation with Maggie, which helps us understand what conservation easements are, why they matter in the West, and she shares some of the rewarding aspects of being involved in conserv…
 
Get to know the critically-endangered San Clemente Island Goat breed with Sarah Butcher Howell, Charlene Couch, and Brittany Sweeney. On this goat chat, Sarah talks about the incredible versatility of this breed and the importance of building community among breeders. Sarah and her husband Stephen own Skara Brae Homestead (@SkaraBraeHomesteadVa) in…
 
Welcome to our Spanish Goat Chat! This week Justin B. Pitts joins Cindra Kerscher and Brittany Sweeney for a chat about this Watch-listed breed. Justin B. Pitts is a seventh generation Jones Countian that is dedicated to the preservation and use of traditional Southern breeds and species of livestock, seed, and plants in his farming operation. He h…
 
In this episode we will be talking with Carolyn Wong Auweloa who is the State Grazing Lands Management Specialist with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kamuela. She will be sharing about some of the programs NRCS offers and tips for proper grazing land management. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at walaau@hawaii.ed…
 
Ranching and livestock production on rangelands provide food and fiber concurrently with other ecosystem services such as wildlife habitat, clean air and water, carbon sequestration, cultural resources, recreational opportunities and scenic vistas. However, an implicit “wicked challenge” is the lack of mechanisms to effectively value ecological ser…
 
Welcome to the American Mammoth Jackstock Donkey Chat! This week Brittany Sweeney and Cindra Kerscher are chatting with Audrey Cadle of Donkey Meadows Farm (https://www.donkeymeadows.org/ and @DonkeyMeadows).In December 2006, Audrey, husband Mike, and their three children moved to Purcellville, Virginia, motivated by her interest in owning American…
 
How to measure soil carbon, influence soil carbon, and influence others to care about soil carbon has motivated Peter Donovan for nearly three decades now. He locates himself squarely between the social worlds of science and practice and has worked to foster the relationship between knowing and doing with a passion that is unusual in our culture. I…
 
Byron Palmer has a storied career with beginnings in the suburbs of California, attending "hippie camp" in the countryside as a young agrarian, and then working for Sonoma Mountain Institute and beginning his own direct-market, consulting, and grazing business, Grounded Grassfed. Taylor Sanders, NAP Colorado Manager talks with Byron about the strug…
 
Are you ready for the next Shave 'Em to Save 'Em Fiber Challenge? Register for the Felted Friends Challenge today with expert needle felter and shepherdess Teresa Perleberg of Bear Creek Felting and The Nome Schoolhouse at https://bit.ly/SE2FeltedFriends Get to know Teresa and her passion for wool and felting during this chat with Cindra Kerscher a…
 
Welcome to our first Donkey Chat! This week we're chatting about the critically-endangered Poitou Donkey with Patrick Archer of Texas Poitou Donkeys (@TexasPoitouDonkeys). Learn more about Patrick and Poitous (pronounced pwah-too) at https://texaspoitoudonkeys.com/ Think you have a Poitou Donkey? Participate in the Poitou Donkey Census: https://bit…
 
In this episode we will be talking with Katelyn McCullock who is the Director and Senior Economist with the Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC). Katelyn has expertise in the areas of cattle, hog, dairy, hay and grain sectors. Listen in to hear about the impacts of Covid-19 on the livestock market, current livestock market status and much …
 
Microbial source tracking has gained accuracy in the last decade, and a multidisciplinary team at University of Idaho recently used MST methods to help US Forest Service managers identify causes of contamination of a stream listed by regulatory authorities for high bacteria. This is the first of a two-part episode with Eric Winford, Associate Direc…
 
Aloha! In this mini-episode we will introduce you to Dr. Dillion Fuez, Head and Professor of Applied Economics Department at Utah State University. Dr. Fuez will be working on a project in Hawaii focusing on Production, Marketing and Finance Risk Education for Hawaii Beef Producers. We also have some new updates for in CTAHR. Tune in and learn more…
 
Welcome to another Duck Chat! This week Jeannette Beranger and Brittany Sweeney are chatting about how to cook and prepare duck with renowned chef and author Hank Shaw. Brittany's Welsh Harlequin duck Triscuit also makes a surprise appearance. Learn more about Hank Shaw at https://honest-food.net/about/ and more about cooking duck from his book "Du…
 
Welcome to another edition of Duck Chats, sponsored by Manna Pro (https://www.mannapro.com/). This week Jeannette Beranger and Brittany Sweeney chat with Amy McKamey about Ancona ducks and her journey to get them recognized by the American Poultry Association. Learn more about Ancona Ducks from Amy's Facebook Group @AnconaDucks. Amy grew up on a sm…
 
In this episode, Taylor Sanders, the Colorado Manager for Quivira's New Agrarian Program, talks with Alyssa Barsanti of Marigold Livestock Co. Taylor and Alyssa met several years ago while working together at ACES Rock Bottom Ranch. Alyssa talks about her recent experience starting her own livestock operation on leased land, including some of the u…
 
Microbial source tracking has gained accuracy in the last decade, and a multidisciplinary team at University of Idaho recently used MST methods to help US Forest Service managers identify causes of contamination of a stream listed by regulatory authorities for high bacteria. This is the first of a two-part episode with Eric Winford, Associate Direc…
 
This month we are chatting with members of the Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em (SE2SE) 15+ Club to discuss working with rare breed fibers. Joining Cindra Kerscher for this chat will be SE2SE Fiber Artists Diane Barrows, Susan Vanderford, Kathy O’Reilly, and Lori Holder-Webb. Join in to learn tips and ask questions on sourcing, processing and creating with in…
 
Grazing managers of any kind and in any place must answer the questions of what is and what is not possible and how to manage toward meaningful landscape change. LandPKS was developed to make basic rangeland site data available to anyone and enable time-efficient long-term monitoring based on the rangeland health principles. Jeff Herrick has been w…
 
Welcome to Duck Chats! Special Guest Jon Alden, Breeding Flock Manager at Hoover's Hatchery, is chatting with Jeannette Beranger and Brittany Sweeney about duck husbandry. (https://hoovershatchery.com/) Growing up on a small farm in central Illinois, Jon first got into chicks when he bought his first 12 from the local farm store, which quickly turn…
 
This episode we talk with the pollinator ecologist for the University of Hawaii Dr. Christina Mogren about Best Management Practices for Beekeeping in Hawai’i. Dr. Mogren researches the effects of nutrition and dietary diversity on the health of honey bees in an emerging field known as Conservation Physiology. Joins us to learn more about how she c…
 
Welcome to another Marketing Monday! This month Rhyne Cureton and Brittany Sweeney are celebrating Horse Month and will be chatting with special guest Gina Purdue about Rocky Mountain Horses. Gina is the current Secretary of the Rocky Mountain Horse Association (RMHA) and an active committee member. She has had horses since she was a child and has …
 
Welcome to another Horse Chat! This week Charlene Couch and Brittany Sweeney are chatting with Cesar Alejandro Romero about the Puerto Rican Paso Fino horse. Alejandro received a BA,MA, Certificate in Equine Colour Genetics, and has been a Puerto Rican Paso Fino breeder since 1988 in the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico. He has also been in Horse Manage…
 
The future ain't what it used to be: there are more price risks and stressors on cattle markets than ever, and the predictability of cattle markets is at an all-time low. Livestock insurance is not new but is recently gaining adoption as a reliable risk tool to prevent catastrophic financial losses and prepare for uncertainties such as drought. Lis…
 
Quivira Coalition's executive director Sarah Wentzel-Fisher talks with Meghan Filbert, the Livestock Program Manager at Practical Farmers of Iowa. In addition to supporting beginning farmers and ranchers through her work at Practical Farmers, Meghan has advice to share that stems from her own journey starting a livestock operation in central Iowa. …
 
Welcome to another Horse Chat! This week we’re talking about Suffolk Punch draft horses with Jason Rutledge of Healing Harvest Forest Foundation (http://www.healingharvestforestfounda...) and Ridgewind Suffolk Farm (http://www.ridgewindsuffolks.com/). Jason uses Suffolks for restorative forestry in Virginia.…
 
Welcome to Horse Chats! This week Charlene Couch and Brittany Sweeney are chatting about Traditional Morgan horses with Helga Loncosky of Melas Farms (http://www.melasfarms.com/) View the slides from this presentation at https://bit.ly/MorganHorsePresentation Helga has lived the whole experience of breeding, training, showing and practical use of A…
 
Pima County owns and leases large tracts of land for working landscapes and biological conservation. Vanessa Prileson manages the range program which ensures this arrangement is successful and has good advice for other organizations selecting lessees/operators who need to be able to manage toward conservation goals and as well as economic and produ…
 
This episode we talk with three guests, Nicole Galase, managing director for Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council, Lani Petrie of Kapapala Ranch and Jeri Moniz of KK Ranch. We will be talking about Act 90 and Hawaii agricultural land leases managed by Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, and the transfer issues our producers have been dealing wit…
 
Welcome to another Cattle Chat! This week, we're excited to welcome special guest Cara Itle from Naturally Golden Family Farms Cooperative in Pennsylvania (https://www.naturallygoldenfamilyfarm...). Cara grew up as the fourth generation on her family's dairy farm, Trotacre Farm in Enon Valley, PA , where she has been involved with the operation sin…
 
Welcome to another Cattle Chat! This week we're excited to welcome special guests Debbie Adams and Debbie Davis of the Cattlemen's Texas Longhorn Registry (https://www.ctlr.org/). Both are experienced cattle ranchers working to conserve the critically rare Texas Longhorns from extinction. 🐄 Debbie Adam's first job out of nursing school was as a cam…
 
Happy Wooly Wednesday! Today we're launching our Wrap It Up Shawl Challenge with Margaret Radcliffe, who will be leading this new fiber challenge. Learn more about the challenge, Margaret, and the best breeds to use for shawls in our video. Register for the new fiber challenge on our website at https://bit.ly/SE2SEShawls Be sure to join before onli…
 
In the first episode of Season 2 of Regeneration Rising, Quivira Coalition's Southwest Coordinator Tarryn Dixon, talks with apprentices Noelle McDonough and Sam Schmidt, both in their second year at San Juan Ranch in Saguache, Colorado. Noelle and Sam talk about their path into agriculture, why they sought out a New Agrarian apprenticeship, and the…
 
Ted Turner started buying ranch land in the early 1990s as both an investment and to conserve habitat for imperiled species at a spatial scale that would be meaningful. Today, Turner Enterprises owns nearly 2 million acres of land across the Western United States. Mark Kossler manages the ranching operations on these 15 properties, all of which inc…
 
Welcome to our first Cattle Chat this month! We're excited to talk with John Hall about his American Milking Devons. John L. Hall III is a 10th generation farmer and owner of Maple Breeze Farm (http://www.maplebreezefarm.com/) in Westbrook, CT. John’s family has raised American Milking Devon Cattle on the farm in Westbrook continuously since 1635. …
 
This episode we introduce you to Dr. Mark Thorne the Range specialist at the the University of Hawaii who discusses the two-lined spittle bug and it's impact on rangelands in Hawaii, as well as it's potential impact on the states land as a whole. Contact information: Dr. Mark Thorne Thank you for tuning into this podcast look forward to more in the…
 
Spring 2021 arrived with a large percentage of the Western U.S. exhibiting below-average precipitation, in some places a lot below the 15-year mean. Matt Reeves discusses current conditions and potential ecological responses, and Shannon Neibergs analyzes livestock management options, including current cattle markets, hay supply, and herd managemen…
 
We're winding down our celebrations of International Heritage Breeds Week with special guest Libby Henson, the co-director and co-founder of Grassroots Systems Ltd. (https://home.grassroots.co.uk/), a pedigree software. Libby has been involved in pedigree livestock breeding and the conservation of rare breeds of farm livestock all her life. Her dad…
 
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