farmer of the future http://kbia.org en On mid-sized farms http://kbia.org/post/mid-sized-farms <p>This week, we&rsquo;ll hear the final installment of Harvest Public Media&rsquo;s Farmer of the Future series.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 23:23:52 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 16321 at http://kbia.org On mid-sized farms A plot in the middle http://kbia.org/post/plot-middle <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">A few years ago, things were going smoothly for Eric Neill and his family. Neill was making good money as a construction superintendent for a commercial contractor in Kansas City, traveling the country, running challenging job sites. But he wasn&rsquo;t satisfied.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 23:15:10 +0000 KCUR-FM: Frank Morris 16320 at http://kbia.org A plot in the middle On 'corporate' farming http://kbia.org/post/corporate-farming <p>On this week&#39;s show, we&rsquo;ll hear the fourth installment of Harvest Public Media&rsquo;s Farmer of the future series, and hear about the bacteria that live in and on our bodies.</p><p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:47:17 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 15907 at http://kbia.org On 'corporate' farming Who are you calling a corporate farmer? http://kbia.org/post/who-are-you-calling-corporate-farmer <p>A surprising thing happens while touring Chris Boeckmann&rsquo;s turkey farm, where 50,000 birds are grown each year for Cargill Inc.<br /> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 21:41:18 +0000 Peggy Lowe 15897 at http://kbia.org Who are you calling a corporate farmer? The sustainable hand http://kbia.org/post/sustainable-hand <p>The farmer of future will grow food and raise animals with tomorrow in mind. They&rsquo;ll know contributing to the food supply is not enough. If the soil, air and water they use to produce food is damaged, good luck feeding anyone.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Jessica Naudziunas 15517 at http://kbia.org The sustainable hand On the future of sustainable farming http://kbia.org/post/future-sustainable-farming <p>On this week&#39;s show, we&rsquo;ll hear the third installment of Harvest Public Media&rsquo;s Farmer of the future series, and revisit a conversation with author Michael Pollan.</p><p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:15:19 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 15520 at http://kbia.org On the future of sustainable farming On robots and farms http://kbia.org/post/robots-and-farms-0 <p>On this week&rsquo;s show, we&rsquo;ll learn how robots could be used to assist farmers, and hear about an upcoming astronomical event involving Venus and the sun. Thu, 31 May 2012 23:52:33 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 15112 at http://kbia.org On robots and farms Robots on the farm http://kbia.org/post/robots-farm <p>There&rsquo;s always work to be done on the farm, but often it&rsquo;s the same work day, after day, after day. Parts of the job must feel a bit like an assembly line.<br /><br />While it&rsquo;s impossible to automate farming like many manufacturers have automated their assembly lines, using robotic technology on the farm might not be so far off.</p><p><strong>Farm robots in the classroom</strong></p> Thu, 31 May 2012 23:35:07 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 15110 at http://kbia.org Robots on the farm On agriculture and immigration http://kbia.org/post/agriculture-and-immigration <p>On this week&#39;s show, we&#39;ll hear about how immigrant populations are filling a gap in agricultural labor. Thu, 24 May 2012 22:53:53 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 14750 at http://kbia.org On agriculture and immigration Blending of cultures may be blueprint for growth http://kbia.org/post/blending-cultures-may-be-blueprint-growth <p>Sioux County, in northwest Iowa, is known for its Dutch pastries. The landscape is dotted with Lutheran and reform churches.&nbsp; But today, Catholic churches and tortillerias are creeping into the landscape &mdash; signs of the new residents joining this vibrant community.</p><p>In Sioux County, as in a scattering of communities across the Midwest, Hispanic immigrants are working in meat processing plants, dairies, egg-laying facilities and hog barns. In fact, the majority of U.S. farm laborers today were born outside the U.S.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 22:27:21 +0000 Kathleen Masterson 14748 at http://kbia.org Blending of cultures may be blueprint for growth