The Vermont saffron researchers are back for episode three, this time with a focus on saffron production in the field or high tunnel. Listen to Margaret Skinner, Brian Leven, Jon Pylpiv, and , Arash Ghalehgolabbehbahani as they talk everything saffron.
Jason Fischbach, Agriculture Agent with Ashland and Bayfield Counties visits with Eric Wolske, PhD candidate, at the University of Illinois about growing currants and market opportunities.
Jason Fischbach, Agriculture Agent in Ashland and Bayfield Counties and Jerry Clark, Agriculture Agent in Chippewa County discuss carbon farming and everything carbon with Tim Baye, Professor of Business Development and State Energy specialist with the Division of Extension UW-Madison.
Alana Voss, Agriculture Agent with Juneau and Sauk Counties and Carl Duley, Agriculture Agent in Buffalo County discuss wild rice with Jason Fleener, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Wildlife Management and and Chris Johansen, District Wildlife Supervisor for the Wisconsin DNR.
Jason Fischbach, Agriculture Agent in Ashland and Bayfield Counties and Linda Grimo from Ontario, Canada discuss hazelnut breeding and her nursery’s long history working with hazelnuts.
Jon Pylypiv, Margaret Skinner, and Arash Ghalehgolabbehbahani are back by popular demand! This time, they are joined by Parker Shorey, owner of LemonFair Saffron Co., in Vermont. Parker shares his experience buying saffron from his grower partners, dyring it, and selling to customers. Hosted by Jerry Clark and Evan Henthorne.
Tiffany Cade of Deep Rooted Organics in Westby, WI and Heidi Hensel-Buntrock of Willow Creek Farm and gardens in Wautoma, WI join hosts Ashley Olson and Alana Lynn Voss to discuss growing and marketing fresh cut flowers.
Lady J (Kehaulani Jones) of Rowley Creek Lavender joins hosts George Koepp and Alana Lynn Voss to discuss growing and marketing lavender in Wisconsin.
Hosts Jerry Clark and Evan Henthorne interview Jon Pylypiv, a saffron grower at Bread Basket Farm in Hortonville, WI and Margaret Skinner and Arash Ghalehgolabbehbahani, researchers at the University of Vermont North American Center for Saffron Research and Development.
Roger Smith of Prairie Grove Chestnut Growers joins host Jason Fischbach to discuss chestnut processing and marketing. Prairie Grove is a processing and marketing company with more than 60 chestnut growers in the Midwest.
Tom Wahl of Red Fern Farm joins co-hosts Jason Fischbach and Jerry Clark to discuss chestnut production.
Hosts Jerry Clark and Jason Fischbach discuss chestnut breeding with Dr. Ron Revord and Dr. Greg Miller. After years of producer-led recurrent selection, chestnut production in the Midwest is coming into its own. A new program from the Center of Agroforesty seeks to build on that success and ramp up chestnut breeding and production.