my farm roots http://kbia.org en My Farm Roots: Community counts http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-community-counts <div><p></p><p><em>This is an installment of the 2013 edition of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land. Click <a href="http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/content/my-farm-roots-ii">here </a>to explore more My Farm Roots stories and to share your own.</em></p><p>Matt Pauly has traveled the world&nbsp; – he’s lived in New York, Paris, South Korea – but he’s still a farm boy at heart.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 45709 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: Community counts My Farm Roots: Born to farm http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-born-farm <div><p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is an installment of the 2013 edition of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land. Click <a href="http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/content/my-farm-roots-ii">here </a>to explore more My Farm Roots stories and to share your own.</span></em></p></div><div><p>One sign that you have strong farm roots is when your rural road is named for your family.</p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock 45706 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: Born to farm My Farm Roots: Winning respect http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-winning-respect <div></div><div><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the an installment of the 2013 edition of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land. Click <a href="http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/content/my-farm-roots-ii">here </a>to explore more My Farm Roots stories and to share your own.</span></em></p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>Danelle Myer owns a small vegetable farm and like many other small farmers, she’s passionate about the kind of operation she wants to grow: a small, local business.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer 44054 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: Winning respect My Farm Roots: Providing from the land http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-providing-land <p></p><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is an installment of the 2013 edition of </span></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">My Farm Roots</span><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land. Click <a href="http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/content/my-farm-roots-ii">here </a>to explore more My Farm Roots stories and to share your own.</span></em></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:35:04 +0000 Jacob McCleland 41086 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: Providing from the land My Farm Roots: Always a farmer http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-always-farmer <div><p></p><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is an installment of the 2013 edition of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land. Click <a href="http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/content/my-farm-roots-ii">here </a>to explore more My Farm Roots stories and to share your own.</span></em></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:09:50 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 40813 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: Always a farmer My Farm Roots: Looking back fondly http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-looking-back-fondly <div><p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is an installment of the 2013 edition of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land. Click <a href="http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/content/my-farm-roots-ii">here</a> to explore more My Farm Roots stories and to share your own.</span></em></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:02:08 +0000 Justine Greve 39921 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: Looking back fondly My Farm Roots: Hardwired for hard work http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-hardwired-hard-work <p></p><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is an installment of the 2013 edition of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land. Click <a href="http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/content/my-farm-roots-ii">here </a>to explore more My Farm Roots stories and to share your own.</span></em></p><p>Amy Konishi says when her obituary is written it’ll read, “All she knew was work.”</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:39:28 +0000 Luke Runyon 39569 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: Hardwired for hard work My Farm Roots: Wings http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-wings <div><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is an installment of the 2013 edition of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land. Click <a href="http://http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/content/my-farm-roots-ii">here</a> to explore more My Farm Roots stories and to share your own.</span></em></p><p></p><p>Kelly Hagler, 25, is among the millions of young people who have left rural communities for the bright lights of the city, in this case Chicago.</p><p>But Hagler has not left completely.</p><p>Here’s what she told us last year when we asked people to share their “My Farm Roots” stories through the Harvest Network:</p><p>“The drought and fear of not making contract yields, mixed with the pressure of new house expenses, is aging my already Old Man,” she wrote. “It's also so strange to be detached from them. It's something that few other non-farming families have to deal with: The guilt of leaving behind older parents to work the farm, all because you're trying to make your own living where more opportunities exist.”</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:10:40 +0000 Donna Vestal 39186 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: Wings My Farm Roots: A cowboy at heart http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-cowboy-heart <div>&nbsp;</div><div><div><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is an installment of the 2013 edition of&nbsp;</span></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">My Farm Roots</span><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;<a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org">Harvest Public Media</a>’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:11:08 +0000 Luke Runyon 38028 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: A cowboy at heart My Farm Roots: A song in her heart http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-song-her-heart <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is an installment of the 2013 edition of </span></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">My Farm Roots</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land. Click <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/myfarmroots-ii">here </a>to explore more </span></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">My Farm Roots</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stories and to share your own.</span></em></p><p></p><p>Jackie Dougan Jackson keeps a pretty thorough log of her life. The 85-year-old retired college professor lives in Springfield, Ill., and has lived there for more than 40 years. However, she has devoted a lot of time to her first 22 years, when she lived on a family farm near Beloit, Wisc.</p><p>Jackson has written a couple of books of what she calls “creative nonfiction,” which she calls the <a href="http://jacqueline-jackson.com/">“Round Barn” series</a>, based on a distinctive feature on the family farmstead.&nbsp; In those books she relates tales from the farm life of her childhood, from her “grama’s” depression to tall tales told at the dinner table.</p><p>“I feel as if I’m a native Turtle Township, (Wis.,) person,” Jackson said. “I began collecting stories (about the farm) actively in 1967, I have them in handwriting and transcribed.&nbsp; I’ve been writing about farming in Wisconsin from 1900-1972”.</p><p>Jackson’ family owned both a dairy farm, starting in 1911, and then got into growing seed corn when hybrid corn was developed in the 1930s.</p><p>Along with saving stories from the past, she keeps items from the past as well. She is glad to show you a milk bottle and a milk cap from Dougan’s Dairy, her father’s early-century operation, which eventually closed as home delivery phased out.&nbsp; She can also display a bag of Dougan’s Hybrid Corn from the old days when seed corn was groundbreaking ag technology.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:30:29 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 38030 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: A song in her heart My Farm Roots: Lessons from the farm crisis http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-lessons-farm-crisis <p>I met Mark Kenney on his family’s farm in Nevada, Iowa, when I was working on a <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/taxing-complications-farmers">story about farmer taxes</a>. He turned out to be perfect for that — a farmer with a keen interest in spreadsheets.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:58:01 +0000 Amy Mayer 36011 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: Lessons from the farm crisis My Farm Roots: In hip Brooklyn, Missouri native connects with farm past http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-hip-brooklyn-missouri-native-connects-farm-past <p><em style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">This story is part of the 2013 edition of My Farm Roots, a series from KBIA Radio's partner Harvest Public Media that chronicles Americans’ connection to the land.&nbsp;<u><a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/my-farm-roots-ii">Click here</a></u>&nbsp;to explore more&nbsp;<u><a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/my-farm-roots-ii">My Farm Roots</a></u>&nbsp;stories and to share your own.</em></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:20:27 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 35277 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: In hip Brooklyn, Missouri native connects with farm past From pastime to passion http://kbia.org/post/pastime-passion <p>Aaron Troester’s life both did, and didn’t, turn out exactly the way he planned.</p><p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:53:34 +0000 Hilary Stohs-Krause 21564 at http://kbia.org From pastime to passion Fly borne disease affects Missouri deer population http://kbia.org/post/fly-borne-disease-affects-missouri-deer-population <p>On this week's show, we'll hear about how the drought is affecting Missouri's deer population, and hear a profile from the Harvest Public Media series <a href="http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/myfarmroots">My Farm Roots</a>.</p><p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:50:43 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 21745 at http://kbia.org Fly borne disease affects Missouri deer population My Farm Roots: "Little Miss Janice Ann Robinson and the Cow" http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-little-miss-janice-ann-robinson-and-cow <p>Ninety years ago this May, my grandfather, Ronald Merle Phillips, and his twin brother, Robert Earl, were born on a farm near Chetopa, Kan. His twin died of influenza before their second birthday, but my grandpa is still alive and well. To celebrate that fact, 150 family and friends gathered at the community center in Parsons, Kan. last month.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 16:36:01 +0000 Camille Phillips 19150 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: "Little Miss Janice Ann Robinson and the Cow" My Farm Roots: Just taking notes http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-just-taking-notes <p>Sometimes farm roots don&rsquo;t blossom into a farm life.</p><p>But those memories can still have a huge influence, perhaps even determining a career choice.</p><p>That&rsquo;s the case for Tom Karst, a soft-spoken, <a href="http://www.thepacker.com/staff-directory/editorial/121010759.html">well-respected journalist who&rsquo;s been covering the fruit and vegetable industry for more than 25 years</a><a href="http://www.thepacker.com/staff-directory/editorial/121010759.html"><strong>.</strong></a></p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 18:34:36 +0000 Donna Vestal 18702 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: Just taking notes My Farm Roots: Making a home, out on the ranch http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-making-home-out-ranch <p>It&rsquo;s not every day that a trip to the drug store can change your destiny.</p><p>For 20-year-old Nan Arnold, it was a day in 1956 in Ashland, a small, dusty dot on the open range of western Kansas near the Oklahoma border.</p><p>Nan had landed her first job as a music teacher at the Ashland school just a year before. She lived with the store&rsquo;s owner because her parents thought she was too young to live alone. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:32:55 +0000 Peggy Lowe 18326 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: Making a home, out on the ranch My Farm Roots: When you hail from farm country, roots run deep http://kbia.org/post/my-farm-roots-when-you-hail-farm-country-roots-run-deep <p><em>This is the first installment of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media&rsquo;s new series chronicling Americans&rsquo; connection to the land. </em></p><p>Kate Edwards hasn&rsquo;t always been a farmer. No, she came back to the farm after college, grad school and a stint as an environmental engineer.</p><p>Now, she farms a small one-acre plot near Solon, Iowa. On her small farm, she feeds 30 families through a Community Supported Agriculture project, a CSA. Edwards was drawn back to farming, she says, because of family memories.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:39:25 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 17941 at http://kbia.org My Farm Roots: When you hail from farm country, roots run deep The lasting heritage of the Homestead Act http://kbia.org/post/lasting-heritage-homestead-act <p>LITTLE RIVER, Kan. &ndash; Before this town was here, before the railroads were here, before a post office was here, the Hodgsons were here.</p><p>In 1871, Hannah and Henry Clay Hodgson moved into a one-room dugout on the banks of the Little Arkansas, their view an Indian camp on the other side of the river. They arrived in central Kansas in November, in the midst of a blizzard, and it took them three days from the train stop in Salina to get the 60 miles south to this outpost.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 22:53:16 +0000 Peggy Lowe 17399 at http://kbia.org The lasting heritage of the Homestead Act