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Back to the Roots Podcast

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Connecting people with organic farmers across the country, from Amish country to farmers on the West coast. Join us as we travel back to the agricultural roots and have conversations whose livelihood is organic farming.

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Connecting people with organic farmers across the country, from Amish country to farmers on the West coast. Join us as we travel back to the agricultural roots and have conversations whose livelihood is organic farming.

iTunes Ratings

11 Ratings
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iTunes Ratings

11 Ratings
Average Ratings
10
1
0
0
0
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Back to the Roots Podcast

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Connecting people with organic farmers across the country, from Amish country to farmers on the West coast. Join us as we travel back to the agricultural roots and have conversations whose livelihood is organic farming.

Top Episodes

Most Popular Episodes of Back to the Roots Podcast

Rank #1: On the Radical Side with Joe Schlabach

Aug 24 2018
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Joe Schlabach, 100% grassfed and organic dairy farmer in Holmes County, OH, speaks to us about his learning curve moving from confinement to organic and then organic to 100% grassfed.

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Rank #2: Episode 6: John Kempf

May 17 2017
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John Kempf is the founder of Advancing Eco Ag. He joins us to have a in depth conversation about plant nutrition and the future of agriculture.

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Rank #3: Episode 10: Wes Jackson and David Kline

Aug 14 2017
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Wes Jackson, founder and president emeritus of the Land Institute, along with David Kline, retired organic dairy farmer and author, sit down with us to share some of their viewpoints on where agriculture currently is and what can be done moving forward.

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Rank #4: Episode 11: WOLF Cooperative

Sep 08 2017
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Lamar Bontrager, General Manager of WOLF Cooperative, tells us about the short but eventful history of the 100% organic feed mill in Indiana.

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Rank #5: Episode 13: Soil Health with Gary and Sadie Zimmer

Oct 12 2017
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Gary Zimmer, founder of Midwestern Bio Ag, joins us with his daughter, Sadie, to discuss soil health.

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Rank #6: Episode 4: Mark Martin

Apr 19 2017
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Mark Martin, organic dairy farmer from Ohio, talks to us about the history of the Mennonite church and some of the differences between the Mennonite and Amish cultures.

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Rank #7: 90 Years with Walter Middendorf

Sep 14 2018
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Walter Middendorf is a retired farmer from East Dubuque, Illinois. He turned 90 in August and in this episode he shares with us how farming has changed over the years as well as few life lessons he's learned along the way.

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Rank #8: Episode 9: Ervin Barkman

Jul 28 2017
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Ervin produces 100% grass-fed organic milk in Ohio. He has been doing this for 5 years now so we sat down to pick his brain on what he has learned about how to best produce milk without grain. He has learned a lot and shares some interesting observations with us.

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Rank #9: Episode 3: Jerry D Miller

Mar 30 2017
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Jerry D Miller talks about the Amish community and his gratitude towards his neighbors who have helped him and his family through some difficult times.

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Rank #10: What's Progress with Dave Osterloh

Oct 23 2018
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Dave Osterloh, organic dairy farmer from Minster, Ohio, talks to us about the history of his farm, transitioning to organics and passing the farm to the next generation.

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Rank #1: On the Radical Side with Joe Schlabach

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Joe Schlabach, 100% grassfed and organic dairy farmer in Holmes County, OH, speaks to us about his learning curve moving from confinement to organic and then organic to 100% grassfed.

Aug 24 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 6: John Kempf

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John Kempf is the founder of Advancing Eco Ag. He joins us to have a in depth conversation about plant nutrition and the future of agriculture.

May 17 2017
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 10: Wes Jackson and David Kline

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Wes Jackson, founder and president emeritus of the Land Institute, along with David Kline, retired organic dairy farmer and author, sit down with us to share some of their viewpoints on where agriculture currently is and what can be done moving forward.

Aug 14 2017
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 11: WOLF Cooperative

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Lamar Bontrager, General Manager of WOLF Cooperative, tells us about the short but eventful history of the 100% organic feed mill in Indiana.

Sep 08 2017
53 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 13: Soil Health with Gary and Sadie Zimmer

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Gary Zimmer, founder of Midwestern Bio Ag, joins us with his daughter, Sadie, to discuss soil health.

Oct 12 2017
49 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 4: Mark Martin

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Mark Martin, organic dairy farmer from Ohio, talks to us about the history of the Mennonite church and some of the differences between the Mennonite and Amish cultures.

Apr 19 2017
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #7: 90 Years with Walter Middendorf

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Walter Middendorf is a retired farmer from East Dubuque, Illinois. He turned 90 in August and in this episode he shares with us how farming has changed over the years as well as few life lessons he's learned along the way.

Sep 14 2018
43 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 9: Ervin Barkman

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Ervin produces 100% grass-fed organic milk in Ohio. He has been doing this for 5 years now so we sat down to pick his brain on what he has learned about how to best produce milk without grain. He has learned a lot and shares some interesting observations with us.

Jul 28 2017
49 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 3: Jerry D Miller

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Jerry D Miller talks about the Amish community and his gratitude towards his neighbors who have helped him and his family through some difficult times.

Mar 30 2017
36 mins
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Rank #10: What's Progress with Dave Osterloh

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Dave Osterloh, organic dairy farmer from Minster, Ohio, talks to us about the history of his farm, transitioning to organics and passing the farm to the next generation.

Oct 23 2018
1 hour 9 mins
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