The Prairie Farm Podcast

The Prairie Farm Podcast

The voice of the prairie.

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February 1, 2023 15 min

On this episode we discuss the de-extinction of mammoths, wild hogs in Canada and the future with synthetic food products. Enjoy!

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We had the privilege of speaking to an incredible conservation group, OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors). We discussed the founding of Hoksey Native Seeds and what it looks like to create a conservation culture moving forward.

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This week on Coffee Time Wednesdays we discuss egg prices, the evil of chickens, and Tesla being the great destroyer of agriculture.

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January 25, 2023 16 min

15 minutes, no more, no less. Usually about prairie. Always a good time. Join us as we discuss the latest news about prairie, ag, and conservation.

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Chase Burns is a Land Broker, Land Manager, Rancher, Conservationist, and Outdoorsman. With a resume like that it's hard to imagine anyone who cares for the land more than Chase does. In this episode Nicolas and Kent talk about Chase's background in all of the aforementioned roles he serves in, as well as his take on all things related to conserving our natural spaces on the map. 

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Joy Van Wyngarden is the project manager of the South Skunk River Water Shed. She is passionate and knowledgeable about how to keep our water clean for future generations... Oh, and we had a lot of fun too. Enjoy

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Iowa CRP manager, Matt Allen, joined us to discuss the past, present, and future CRP. We also discuss Federal and State Ag workers and their impact on everyday farmers.

Curious about CRP? Matt has your answers on this podcast episode.

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Chris Helzer, the Prairie Ecologist, is one of the most experts in native midwest flora and fauna (specifically insects) that we have had the privilege to speak with. He also, coincidentally, happens to be the most talented photographer we has spoken with. 

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Local conservationist and Hoksey friend, Steve DeJong (Aka Flipper), joined us to talk about his ventures on organic farming, why he quit, and conservation.

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At Hoksey Native Seeds, we enjoy work, laughing, and lunch. Join us for all three on this episode.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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 prai...

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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.

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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. 

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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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