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August, 2017

Rootstock Radio: What Makes Organic Agriculture (& Life on a Farm) Beautiful

Download Regina Beidler calls herself an “accidental farmer,” but her commitment to organic agriculture, sustainability, rural communities, and caring for her animals is deeply intentional (and about as far from accidental as it gets.) Regina and her husband, Brent, own and operate a 40 cow organic dairy farm in Randolph Center, Vermont. They transitioned to …

August 2nd, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Family, Featured Post, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Holistic Farming with Allan Savory

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks to Allan Savory. Allan is the co-founder of the United States based Savory Institute and the Africa Centre for Holistic Management. He is also a farmer and game rancher in Zimbabwe. Much of the work Allan is doing with holistic land management started with the …

December 27th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: The Science of Grass

Download Today on Rootstock Radio, we speak to Kevin Mahalko, organic farmer and Grazing Specialist at GrassWorks, a non-profit organization based in Wisconsin that promotes managed grass-based agriculture. Kevin previously served as president of the board at GrassWorks and continues to be active in the education of new Graziers. He and his dad, Ken, have …

October 25th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Saving the World, Rotational Grazing Edition

Download This week on Rootstock Radio we talk to Vince Hundt, organic farmer, expert grazier, and owner of St. Brigid’s Meadows farm. Vince represents the fourth generation of farmers in his family living and working the land around Coon Valley, Wisconsin. He and his wife Dawn raise grass-fed beef, laying hens, pastured poultry, and pastured …

September 7th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Grazing Specialist Dr. Rhonda Gildersleeve

Download Dr. Rhonda Gildersleeve is a University of Wisconsin-Extension grazing specialist and Organic Valley farmer member. As a UW-Extension grazing specialist, she provides research-based educational programming and information to Wisconsin’s pasture-based dairy and livestock producers in cooperation with local UW-Extension agents as well as other government agency partners and non-profit organizations. Rhonda milks a colorful blend-Jersey, Normand, Milking …

February 15th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


Farmers’ Voices: 20 Years of Grass Farming in Vermont [VIDEO]

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest contribution by Travis Forgues, a former Organic Valley farmer-owner from Vermont who is now the cooperative’s vice president of farmer affairs.  I was the founding president of the Vermont Grass Farmers Association [20 years ago], and watching this video is like returning to the history of not only my …

January 22nd, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post, Grass Up!, Organic Farming


 
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