GREELEY, Colorado (May 21, 2018) — It’s that sound again – tractors, the voice of Charles Walters, and that happy little strum. It all means we are launching into a second season of the Tractor Time Podcast by Acres U.S.A., the podcast for farmers who care about the Earth. My name is Ryan Slabaugh, and I’m lucky enough to be your host for a second season.
We have a lot in store this year. We are going to talk about a lot of eco-farming tactics and methods. We’re going to go back in time and listen to age-old talks that still apply today. We’re going to talk about with surveyers about the loss of farmland, and what you and I can do about it. Our goal this year is to also make sure we are talking with young farmers, to better understand how they see themselves fitting into the future of agriculture. Anyway, we’re so excited, we hope you are too.
Today’s episode, like our very first episode, starts with the voice of Charles Walters. Charles started Acres U.S.A. in 1971 as a vehicle to report on the challenges facing small farms, and to help give farmers a resource for good, healthy, ecological growing in the face of large-scale toxic takeovers of our methods.
In today’s talk that we are re-airing from an Acres U.S.A. Eco-Ag conference in 1993, Charles introduces us to Neal Kinsey, who at the time, was new to the Acres U.S.A. family, and working on his legendary book, Hands-On Agronomy. The book has sold thousands of copies to farmers and growers all over the world.
In this talk, again from 1993, Neal talks about the premises of his book, Hands-On Agronomy. Enjoy, and thanks for joining us again for another season of Tractor Time.