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The In Her Boots Podcast champions and celebrates the collaborative spirit of women farmers cultivating the sustainable and organic agriculture movement. Brought to you by the award-winning In Her Boots project, a venture of the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES). Join host Lisa Kivirist of Inn Serendipity Farm and B&B and the author of Soil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers for ideas and inspiration to fuel female farmer dreams. The audio engineer is Liam Kivirist ...
 
Popcorn Talk Network, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “The Unproduced Table Read”, the in-depth discussion shows for the best unproduced scripts. Hosts Jeff Graham and a few other select hosts read the some of the best unproduced scripts. They also interview writers and producers about their scripts.
 
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Today, we talk to Dr. JohnElla Holmes, executive director of the Kansas Black Farmers Association and part of the wheat farming community in Kansas. She shares a deep-rooted story of resilience from her family’s farming history and building the African American agricultural community in Nicodemus, Kansas. Hear how being proactive, asking questions,…
 
Today for our "Resilience Boot Camp" series, Kelsey Ducheneaux shares how her Indigenous roots drive her work, building on the themes she talked about in her MOSES Conference workshop this past February. It’s all about connections for Kelsey, from observing and appreciating the diversity on our land to building awareness to know when soil is deplet…
 
This week, we’ve got Look Who’s Stalking, which is a reference to Look Who’s Talking, the 80s movie about the inner monologue of babies, which I thought starred Steve Guttenberg. I was really excited about that until I realized I was thinking of Three Men and a Baby, another 80s movie about babies that starred Steve Guttenberg. However, Look Who’s …
 
For our Resilience series, today we connect with Molly Rockamann of EarthDance Farm to explore how she overcame burnout by taking a year sabbatical from the farm to travel, experience new things, and prioritize the in-person people connections in her life. Most importantly, she returned to her farming career recommitted and renewed—just in time to …
 
Today's episode in our Resilience series focuses on how to take care of the most important tool on our farms: our own bodies. Clinical massage therapist Laura Gosewisch shares her clinical knowledge alongside her own first-hand farming knowledge to help us "calibrate the compass of life" for holistic well-being.In her practice, Laura supports peopl…
 
Our Resilience series continues as Cynthie Christensen shares her perspective on cultivating gratitude in the daily farming routine. Cynthie's resilience roots dig deep into her rural upbringing and childhood experiences, including the loss of the family farm and how that impacted her and inspired her role today as an advocate and educator in farme…
 
We continue our Resilience series this week with Venice Williams of Alice's Garden. She shares her insights and inspiration on keeping grounded and mindful while farming. "I have not met a woman farmer who is not passionate about her work," she says. "It's not a job. We're not going to a job. We're going to a vocation. Farming is a vocation that re…
 
This week, we’ve got Season 2, Episode 17 Plan B, and I tell you what, it is a classic Veronica Mars doozy! So much happens, and so many of our faves show up. We get Weevil, Mac and Cassidy, Woody and Gia Goodman, and even the real witness to Logan’s fight with the PCHers on the Coronado bridge! And we also get another contestant from the sixth cyc…
 
We kick off our Resilience series with Meg Moynihan who knows a thing or two about resilience. She shares how her farm suddenly lost its milk buyer and the learnings she harvested through the experience. "Sometimes resilience is staying on the horse and in the saddle... Sometimes it’s getting up again after you fall off the horse. And, sometimes it…
 
Today we wrap up our women caring for the land series with Lindsay Rebhan, taking a deep dive into regenerative agriculture—what it is and why it is important and how we as a community of women committed to sustainability can lead and champion the movement. As Lindsay points out, the important first step in permaculture is observing your land and s…
 
We continue our conversations with women landowners passionate about conservation today with Patti Schevers, who returned to her family farm to steward the land for future generations. Patti offers advice on how to learn and self-educate when you're new to conservation and, as in her case, do so in strong partnership with family.Patti is the 4th ge…
 
We continue our series about women doing conservation work on their land, talking today with Deirdre Birmingham of The Cider Farm. She shares her land stewardship journey and offers tips for tapping into agency expertise and various funding opportunities. Deirdre Birmingham runs The Cider Farm with her husband, John Bondi, in Mineral Point Wisconsi…
 
Today on our In Her Boots podcast, we’re talking about tools for land conservation with Jennifer Filipiak of the Driftless Area Land Conservancy. A champion for women landowners, Jen explains what a conservation easement is and how this can be an important tool to strategically preserve your land with your conservation goals in mind. Want to keep y…
 
As part of our special "Women Caring for the Land" series, we're talking today with Thelma Heidel-Baker of Bossie Cow Farm in Wisconsin. Thelma shares how she detoured from an academic career in entomology—she’s actually a bug doctor with her Ph.D.—to return to her family farm to re-craft a livelihood for her young family. Thelma’s passion for cons…
 
Dr. Jean Eells talks about women landowners and their historic roles on farms, sharing tips based on her research into the best ways to help these landowners learn about conservation practices they can put into practice on their land. If you're a woman who owns land you farm or rent out or you work in conservation programs, listen in to hear about …
 
We are wrapping up our series with Betty Anderson talking about ways we can take care of themselves. She shares how serving in the military impacts her farming career and how she found healing for PTSD with her hands in the soil.Betty Anderson and her husband, Dane, are the current stewards at The Old Smith Place outside Brodhead, Wisconsin. Their …
 
Join us today for another conversation with farmer Betty Anderson of The Old Smith Place as she shares how she added an income stream for her farm by selling jams and jellies under Wisconsin’s cottage food law. Her signature creations have unique flavors (Ever try corn cob jelly?) that make good use of the produce she grows on the farm.Betty Anders…
 
"A funny thing happened on my way to the supermarket...I became a farmer." On today’s episode, Wisconsin farmer Betty Anderson shares the role diversification plays in her farm operation. Hear her advice for strategically saying "no" to some things while amplifying what you've said "yes" to and taking care of yourself in the process.Betty Anderson …
 
We kick off a new series with Betty Anderson of The Old Smith Place, a diversified farm in southern Wisconsin. Before starting her farm with her husband, Betty served as a cryptologist in the military and lived all over the world. She talks about the importance of finding your tribe and creating a “no judgment zone" when we connect with other women…
 
From the all-new MOSES Organic Farming Podcast, here's an episode with vegetable growers Katie Bishop and Rebecca Henderson on what they're doing in light of coronavirus, as well as online marketing expert Janelle Maiocco on how to quickly get started in online sales.Like this podcast? Subscribe to the MOSES Organic Farming Podcast wherever you get…
 
We are wrapping up our series with Inga Witscher of Around the Farm Table, talking today about communications strategies for women farmers to share our stories. Hear her tips and ideas to present your best barn boot forward when the media visit your farm and advice on feeling comfortable on camera from her seasoned experience hosting the TV show Ar…
 
We’re continuing with Inga Witscher of Around the Farm Table and St. Isidore’s Farmstead Creamery as she shares her personal experience dealing with disaster when her barn and new creamery project burned to the ground. Listen to her inspiring story of resilience, self-care, and the importance of community support to heal and rebuild even stronger.I…
 
Today, we dig into a topic near and dear to Inga Witscher: running a diversified farm business. Hear about enterprises she has tried—like a farmstay B&B and growing garlic—that turned out weren’t right for her but provided good lessons.Inga Witscher is a fourth-generation dairy farmer who owns and operates a micro-dairy in western Wisconsin, turnin…
 
Inga Witcher of the national show "Around the Farm Table" shares her inspiring farm story, which includes family roots in dairy, a few detours, experience getting a beginning farming loan from FSA, and how she's running a small dairy farm today while hosting a national TV show.Inga Witscher is a fourth-generation dairy farmer who owns and operates …
 
We are wrapping up our series with FL Morris of Grassroots Farm diving into a newer passion of hers: CBD production. Are you curious about growing hemp and need the basics? This is the episode for you as FL navigates us through key terms, things to think about, and future opportunities.FL Morris is a first-generation farmer, running Grassroots Farm…
 
We’re back with FL Morris of Grassroots Farm to talk about an important detour in her farming career: a year-long sabbatical off her farm. Hear about the insights she gained from working on farms on the west coast for a year and how the sabbatical fueled her commitment to her farm. If you're worried about farming burnout, this is the episode for yo…
 
We’re continuing our series with FL Morris of Grassroots Farm as she talks about how to manage risk and make smart decisions in a regional food hub. Embrace the fact that change is constant advises FL, especially embracing that our climate is increasingly changing and unpredictable. Hear her evolution with CSA and how embracing cooperative strategi…
 
We’re starting a new series with FL Morris of Grassroots Farm in Monroe, Wisconsin. Today, she shares how she went from an art degree to a career in organic farming. She offers a dose of inspiration that we don’t need to have our whole farming career figured out, but rather take things step-by-step and follow our hearts.FL Morris is a first-generat…
 
This week, we’re talking about Season 2, Episode 14 “Versatile Toppings,” aka, The Return of Corny! Our favorite stoner is back to help Veronica solve the mystery of the pizza boy muggings. But as much as we love Corny, the main mysteries of the episode are "who is blackmailing all the gay kids at Neptune High", and "will Kristin Cavallari's guest …
 
We are wrapping up our series with Kelly Placke-Raaum of Placke Organic Acres, talking about how she embraces diversity as part of her business plan. Learn how she adds new ideas and creativity into her farm business in between the daily running of the dairy.Kelly is the herdswoman on her family’s dairy farm outside of Cuba City, Wisconsin. Their f…
 
This week, we’re talking about Season 2, Episode 13 “Ain’t No Magic Mountain High Enough.” We’ve got a super fun mystery-of-the-week, a little side bus crash development happening, and tons of appearances from some of our favorite series regulars. Meg's opinion of Ms. Hauser takes a huge turn for the worse, but her love for Wallace and Van Clemmons…
 
Join us today for another conversation with farmer Kelly Placke-Raaum of Placke Organic Acres as she shares her passion for soil health—everything depends on healthy soil. Hear how she manages risk by building soil fertility through cover crops and how this works into winter feed for the cows.Kelly Placke-Raaum is the herdswoman on her family’s dai…
 
This episode has something for everyone! And by everyone, I mean us! We’ve got an investigation that focuses on my personal best friend Wallace Fennel, and we’ve got the Weevil/Logan best friendship front and center for Sam. And as a bonus, we get a Java the Hut karaoke performance by mid-2000s indie darling Britt Daniel. OMG, what an ep! Follow us…
 
On today’s episode, hear how Kelly Placke-Raaum talks about her farming story and connection to organics in various settings from the media to conversations with conventional ag farmers. Kelly has found anyone can spout facts and figures, but it’s what lights your fire that moves people.Kelly Placke-Raaum is the herdswoman on her family’s dairy far…
 
Kelly Placke-Raaum is the herdswoman on her family’s dairy farm outside of Cuba City, Wisconsin. Their farm has been certified organic since 1996.They currently produce small grains, beef, and grassmilk for Organic Valley. Kelly shares how her journey came full circle, from growing up on the first organic farm in her county to earning an art degree…
 
We are wrapping up our In Her Boots podcast series with Barb Perkins of Vermont Valley Farm talking about how to keep workers safe on our farms. Barb reflects on things to think about when moving to paid staff and the role worker-shares played on her farm. Listen in for ideas to use on your farm to keep workers safe.Barb Perkins and her husband, Da…
 
Today we’re discussing Season 2, Episode 10, “One Angry Veronica,” which Sam was dreading watching because she thought she hated it, even though Meg assured her it is a very good episode. How could anyone hate an episode that includes both Leo D’Amato and Wallace Fennel??? Check out our website. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.…
 
In this episode, Barb Perkins of Vermont Valley Community Farm explains how the CSA model manages risk in her regional food hub of Madison. Highlights of today's conversation include making the most of space by succession planting and the all-important “C” in CSA: community. Barb shares ways she involved their CSA members as partners in their farm.…
 
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