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Podcast - Myths - Bob and MarloweE70: Myths and Misperceptions about the Pork Industry

December 9, 2019

Have you ever wondered whether they are antibiotics or hormones in your grocery store pork chops? Or what swine farmers do with their pig waste? Or maybe you’re interested in buying locally grown foods, but you’re not sure what that really means when you’re in the grocery store. In this podcast, Marlowe Vaughn and Bob Ivey of Razorback farms in Goldsboro, North Carolina, tackle myths and misperceptions about the pork industry.

Related podcasts: Agriculture & Tech | Antibiotic Resistance | North Carolina | Voice of Farming |

 

Podcast-transition-Brandon-BattenE64: Technology, Transition and Family at Triple B Farms

November 18, 2019

Today I’m talking with Brandon Batten of Triple B Farms, a sixth generation farmer in Johnston County, North Carolina. Brandon’s passion for agriculture comes from growing up on the farm and learning the ropes from his late grandfather. A graduate in biological and agricultural engineering from North Carolina State University. He advocates for using farm level research to make sure that the latest technology and advancements in all aspects of agriculture to reach the farmers that need them.

Related podcasts: Agriculture & Tech | Climate Change, Environment & Food | North Carolina | Voice of Farming |

 

Podcast - Pitt- ChallengesE62: Bert Pitt on Today’s Farming Challenges

November 11, 2019

At the age of 68, Bert Pitt is lean and tan, with Robert Redford blue eyes and a working man’s hands. He’s a seventh generation farmer, raising cotton and sweet potatoes now, and lives in his family’s ancestral home in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Farming is both his job and his heritage, and he passionately believes in the value of small family farms.

Related podcasts: Agriculture & Tech | North Carolina | Voice of Farming |

 

Podcast - middlercreek farmsE60: A Visit to Middlecreek Farms in the Blacklands of North Carolina

November 4, 2019

Driving along the North Carolina coastline protected by the Outer Banks barrier islands, I pass swamps, canals and fields. I’m visiting an agricultural region called the Blacklands. The soil is black and fertile and the Blacklands range across eight counties. I’m visiting Middlecreek Farms, a family operation in Engelhard, North Carolina, now run by Dawson and Bethany Pugh. The day’s plan to begin harvesting corn has been scrapped in the aftermath of a heavy rain and the farm crew works in the shop making repairs and doing equipment maintenance.

Related podcasts: Agriculture & Tech | Climate Change, Environment & Food | North Carolina | Voice of Farming |

 

Podcast - Hemp - BattenE68: Tobacco, Hemp & Trade Wars

October 29, 2019

Some farmers see industrial hemp as an opportunity to transition away from tobacco. Hemp is widely grown worldwide as a source of both fiber and oil seed. Harvesting equipment and dryers used for tobacco can also be used to harvest and cure hemp, allowing farmers to repurpose equipment they already own. North Carolina legalized hemp production in 2014 as part of a pilot program. Brandon Batten is one of the farmers producing industrial hemp as part of this program.

Related podcasts: Agriculture & Tech | North Carolina | Voice of Farming |

 

Podcast - Marlowe Vaughn pig farmingE58: Pig Farming Family Style at Razorback Farms

October 28, 2019

It’s August in North Carolina and I’m here with Marlowe Vaughan and her father Bob Ivey at Razorback Farm, a family-owned pig farm in Goldsboro.

Related podcasts: Agriculture & Tech | North Carolina | Voice of Farming |

 

Podcast - Gwen Pitt women in farmingE56: Gwen Pitt on the Changing Roles of Women in Farming

October 21, 2019

According to the US Department of Agriculture’s census of agriculture, women now make up 36% of farmers and 56% of farms have at least one woman farmer. But this isn’t a surprise to today’s guest, Gwen Pitt of Pitt Family Farms in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.

Related podcasts: North Carolina | Voice of Farming |

 

Podcast - Dawson Pugh HurricanesE54: Farming with Hurricanes in the Blacklands of North Carolina

October 14, 2019

At Middlecreek Farms, hurricanes shape the way Dawson Pugh farms his land. His property lies just two feet above sea level, and managing water is his biggest challenge.

Related podcasts: Agriculture & Tech | North Carolina | Voice of Farming |

 

Podcast - Marlowe Vaughn HurricanesE52: Hogs and Hurricanes in North Carolina

October 7, 2019

We’re talking today with Bob Ivey and his daughter, Marlowe Vaughan, owners of Razorback Farms in Goldsboro where they raise pigs as a contractor for Maxwell Farms. Ivey and Vaughan closely follow the news, debates, and lawsuits over pig manure lagoons, odors, and water safety concerns, and they welcomed the opportunity to talk about their own farm operations, and they believe in the value of open communications.

Related podcasts: Agriculture & Tech | Food Waste & Implications | North Carolina | Voice of Farming |

 

Podcast Gwen PittE50: Gwen’s Cotton

October 2, 2019

Today we’re talking with Gwen Pitt at the Pitt Family Farm located in Macclesfield, North Carolina, a rural city in Edgecombe County with a population of just 477 people. Gwen is the scout at the Pitt Farm. She scours cotton and sweet potato fields on the 1100 acres she farms with Burt Pitt, her husband of 40 years, looking for insects and testing the soil.

Related podcasts: Agriculture & Tech | North Carolina | Voice of Farming |