Farmers are the backbone and true unsung heroes of our modern world. They are the unknown men and women who rise at the crack of dawn and work in the sweltering sun (or combat the bitter cold) to put food on our tables each day. We enjoy an abundance of food thanks to the hard work of the American farmer.
That’s why the Young Farmers Podcast hosted by Lindsey Lusher Shute—co-founder of the National Young Farmers Coalition, which provides a fresh, farmer-centric take on food and farm policy—is so apropos. It aims to put a spotlight on food systems and food justice.
What I like about this podcast is that it provides real education via great information and thorough research:
Did you know that an acre of Kansas wheat produces enough bread to feed nearly 9,000 people for one day?
Without farmers, we wouldn’t have burgers and fries. Nearly 60 percent of Idaho’s potatoes are used for that purpose. And in Nebraska, the nation’s top producer of red meat, cattle outnumber Nebraskans four to one.
Lindsey interviews policy makers, experts, advocates, and of course, young farmers about the most critical issues facing farming today, especially amid a global pandemic.
If you want to learn more about where your food comes from and how you can help young farmers, don’t miss an episode.
January 2021 Podcast