Hosted by two commercial row-crop farmers, Field Work is a podcast that provides space for frank, realistic discussions about the benefits and challenges of sustainable agriculture. Hosts Zach Johnson and Mitchell Hora explore the successes and challenges farmers experience as they adopt new practices, without greenwashing over the difficulties.
Zach Johnson is a fifth-generation family farmer from Minnesota who grows 2,500 acres of corn and soybeans with his dad. He also has a formidable online presence through his MN Millennial Farmer YouTube channel, which touts more than 200,000 subscribers.
Mitchell Hora is a farmer and young entrepreneur from Washington, Iowa. His family has farmed in the area for over 100 years and has a strong focus on conservation. When Mitchell is not working with his father on their row crop farm, he runs a consulting company, Continuum Ag, and hosts a podcast focused on soil health.
Annie Baxter is an award-winning journalist based in St. Paul, Minn. She came to American Public Media as a reporter in 2003 and went on to work for APM's national business program Marketplace®, where she specialized in food and agriculture.
Todd Melby has worked as an independent journalist, producing radio stories and documentaries, including "We Don't Talk Like That: Fargo and the Midwest Psyche." From 2012 -2015. He led Black Gold Boom, a multimedia project on North Dakota's oil boom. He's won multiple national journalism awards, including a pair of Edward R. Murrows.
Amy Skoczlas Cole
Over the course of a 25-year career spanning Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and foundations, Amy has worked to reimagine the systems that deliver clean water, sustainable food and clean energy to society.