Sunday, May 1, 2011

Local food hits the airwaves.

Linda Smith of Sherman Hill Farmstead being interviewed by
Beth Stevens for WJFF's Farm & Country.

Hear what local farmers and advocates have to say about what’s happening in the region on Farm & Food Radio Shows. Community-produced radio is another important way to maintain your connection with your neighbors!

102.1 FM, Liberty
Agriculture and Garden Report
Saturdays, 6:30 am
Hosted by Mike Sakell of Thunder Country and Trish Westenbroek of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County this show features interviews on timely topics including growing and harvesting seasonal products and common landowner issues. People from across the county working in agriculture are regularly featured.

90.7 FM, Acra
Sundays, 6 to 7 am
A show for young farmers, by young farmers. America’s cutting edge, under-forty farmers are interviewed weekly by Severine Fleming.

90.5 FM, Jeffersonville
Saturdays, 7:30 to 8 am
A broad cast of characters brings interviews, recipes, and more from local farmers, chefs and anyone who gets their hands dirty.

91.3 FM, Roxbury
Mondays, 6 to 7 pm
During this hour, you can expect to hear live interviews with the farmers and producers of our region, as well as special guests calling in to share agriculture related news, products and research topics. Sometimes we bring the farm to the radio airing what we call "ON the Farm interviews" where FarmHour contributors go to the farms with a handheld recorder and take a break with a farmer or farmhand to have a conversation or get right into the swing of the operation recording the sounds of a farm with a recorded narrative of the action.

We are advocates
 and we see this program as a collaboration with the farming community
. You are invited at all times to generate questions, come visit, ask us to research a topic, cover something of importance.
 Our approach to content is non didactic, no platforms, 
no 'best practice' propaganda,
 rather observations from people working the land.


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