The Prairie Farm Podcast

The voice of the prairie.

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Episodes

Wednesday Sep 28, 2022

Russel Kirt, retired professor of Dupage Community College, and prairie enthusiast has dedicated a large part of his life to prairies. When visiting his personal prairie in Iowa, we had the privilege to sit down with him and talk shop. We got to treat him to his first ever podcast episode. Though short, you won't want to miss it.

Wednesday Sep 07, 2022

President of the Iowa Prairie Network, Tabitha Panas, joined us to discuss past, present, and future prairies of the midwest and what we can do to pass them onto the next generation.

Wednesday Aug 24, 2022

If you know a beekeeper in Iowa (or even the Midwest), chances are they know of Ebert Honey. Phil Ebert, is not only a master beekeeper, but also the keeper of the bees on our farm. Having just turned 80, Phil has some stories and a legacy you won't want to miss.

Wednesday Aug 10, 2022

Ryan Bryson, founder of Bryson Wildlife and Land Management, joins us to discuss the best and worst of the nuanced practice of managing our wildlife habitat.

Wednesday Aug 03, 2022

Taylor Keen, founder of Sacred Seed, joins us as we dive into indigenous tradition of agriculture and how today's agriculture is affecting it.

Wednesday Jul 27, 2022

Laura Walter, of the University of Northern Iowa Tallgrass Prairie Center, helps lead the way for education on conservation in Iowa. Join Nicolas, Kent, and Laura as they discuss dirty diapers, open prairies, and the hopeful situation for prairie's future in Iowa.

Wednesday Jul 20, 2022

Here at The Prairie Farm we specialize in prairie flora. But on this episode Nicolas and Kent were joined by a man focused on the prairie fauna: Mr. Ted Koch of the North American Grouse Partnership. Ted recently published an article on the rapidly disappearing lesser prairie-chicken in hopes of rallying conservationists to participate in the advocacy needed to preserve the remaining population of these original members of the prairie. Other topics discussed include water, and air quality, as well as creative solutions for the way forward.
 
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Thursday Jul 14, 2022

Nancy and John Brannaman founded the Lavender Farm at Sutliff, but it wasn't a straightforward journey. Check out how their journey took them from Ukraine to a rural farm in Iowa.

Wednesday Jul 13, 2022

Conservation can be a lonely fight... and few people know that the great Wolfer of the West. Carter Niemeyer was picked as the perfect man for the job by the US government to reintroduce wolves from Canada to the United States. Don't miss the epic life of this courageous and wild man. 

Wednesday Jun 29, 2022

The Lavender Farm at Sutliff has the lofty ambition of starting and stewarding a sustainable farm with u-pick and many other exciting ventures. Join us, as we pick the the brains and brawn of the operation with Nancy Brannaman and Abby Barten.

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