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Rootstock Radio: Inside the Coffee Industry with Kickapoo Coffee

 TJ Semanchin and Caleb Nicholes are the co-founders of Kickapoo Coffee, a gourmet coffee roaster based in Viroqua, Wisconsin. The skills and passions of these men reflect directly in their craft: TJ is a veteran of the coffee world who spent time working, traveling and focusing on sustainable development in Latin America. Caleb is …

July 16th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability, Uncategorized


Rootstock Radio: Inside the Tea Industry with Ahmed Rahim

Ahmed Rahim is the co-founder, CEO and “Chief Alchemist” behind Numi Organic Tea, the largest premium, organic, fair-trade-certified tea company in North America. He and his sister, Reem, were inspired to create Numi Tea by the desire to share a tea made from dried desert lime that they enjoyed as children—the drink of hospitality in …

July 16th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Who Owns Our Seeds?

Download Dr. Bill Tracy is the Clif Bar Family Foundation / Organic Valley endowed chair of organic plant breeding and chair of the department of agronomy at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His expertise—his art, truly—is sweet corn. While Dr. Tracy’s first foray into plants and seeds was unsuccessful (as a boy he planted …

July 3rd, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Dr. Erin Silva, “Soil Whiz”

Download Dr. Erin Silva is an assistant professor in the plant pathology department at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her research and extension program focuses on sustainable and organic cropping systems, cover crops and cover-crop-based no-till production, and the impact of organic management on soil. In short, Dr. Silva is kind of a soil …

June 26th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: The Mother Hen of Green Bloggers

Download “When I became a mother I wanted my child to be healthier than I was,” says Leah Segedie, food activist, social media consultant and founder of both Mamavation and the ShiftCon Social Media Conference. Leah’s new book, Green Enough, talks unapologetically and with her trademark dry humor about how to eat better, live cleaner and …

June 18th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Fighting Global Hunger with “One of the Best Ideas America Ever Had”

Download “How do you decide, when you have limited resources, who gets to have a meal today and who doesn’t?” This is one of the questions that M.J. Altman and her colleagues at the World Food Program face as they work to find solutions to world hunger. M.J. serves as the World Food Program’s editorial …

June 11th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Investing in the Land

Download “The places I felt that we would get really lasting conservation were the places where the local people were deeply connected to the land and relied on it for their livelihood,” says Jill Isenbarger, CEO of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. People like watermen working in Chesapeake Bay, foresters in Maine and farmers …

June 4th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainable Living


Rootstock Radio: Not All Heroes Wear Capes (Many Wear Aprons!)

Download Tambra Raye Stevenson jokes that when she made the switch from a pre-med program to a nutrition program in college, at the time she was thinking “even if I didn’t get a job, at least I’ll be eating healthy.” The good news for Tambra (and the countless people who have benefited from her work …

May 29th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: ‘Breeding’ a Thriving Regional Grain Economy

Download Dr. Stephen Jones, a professor of Crop and Soil Science and the director of The Bread Lab at Washington State University is a wheat breeder who never dreamed he’d be producing wheat varieties bearing “hints of chocolate” or “spicy overtones.” And yet, with his interest in flavor and commitment to championing farmers, it’s really …

May 15th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: “Bridging the Divide” with Diane Hatz

Download Diane Hatz, founder and executive director of Change Food and founder of the Change Food Video Library, is a creative marketing expert and events innovator who raises awareness about problems and solutions within the food and farming system while encouraging individuals to create their own change. From 2011-2015 she was the founder, organizer and …

May 1st, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio


 
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