Host Chef Vivian Howard speaks candidly with Michele Payn. Michele connects the people and science of food and farming as principal of Cause Matters Corp. She is known for being a community catalyst, a passionate advocate for global agriculture - and antagonizing people into action. Michele has worked with farmers in more than 25 countries, raised over $5 million in sponsorships for the National FFA Foundation and founded the weekl... Read more
Part two of the conversation with Chef Vivian Howard, co-creator and star of the award winning PBS show, A Chef's Life, and founder of the Female Farming Project, Audra Mulkern. Audra shares her experiences of touring the U.S. and meeting women who have traded corporate life for farming.
In this episode of IMPAC’s podcast—Your Food, Your Farmer—IMPAC partner Vivian Howard interviews writer and photographer Audra Mulkern, who shares her knowledge about the history of women in agriculture and how women have impacted the industry as a whole. Residing in a small farming community near Seattle in Duval, Audra is passionate about her documentarian work, writing and photographing for “The Female Farmer Project”—a multi-p... Read more
In this episode of IMPAC’s podcast—Your Food, Your Farmer—IMPAC’s Executive Director, Danny Kushmer, interviews with Agribusiness Development Manager for the Hillsborough County Economic Development Department, Simon Bollin, to discuss economic development and veteran recruitment in agriculture today. Currently working for the fourth largest populated county in Florida, Simon serves as the liaison between farmers and agribusinesse... Read more
IMPAC partner, Chef Vivian Howard chats with Michelle Miller (a.k.a. The Farm Babe™) about some of the most common misconceptions consumers have about modern farming and agriculture. Writer, speaker, farm owner and myth buster, Michelle has found her passion in educating consumers about how their food is truly produced, informing them of all the popular misconceptions in food labeling and marketing today. Michelle is dedicated to ... Read more
In IMPAC’s newest episode of the Your Food, Your Farmer podcast, Danny Kushmer (IMPAC’s Executive Director) interviews Christian Spinosa (General Manager of Beef and Citrus Operations for Dudley Putnam Inc.) to share his experience with raising cattle and processing citrus for his business. For Christian, a special appreciation for agriculture was just part of his upbringing, and now, he’s recently been awarded the Excellence in A... Read more
In the flagship episode of IMPAC’s podcast—Your Food, Your Farmer—I spend some time chatting with Lori Taylor, otherwise known as The Produce Mom®. What started as a small blogging project as the marketing manager at a produce wholesale company, Lori Taylor has turned The Produce Mom® into the go-to source for families looking for ways to eat more fruits and vegetables while giving them a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes work i... Read more