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.
Laurie Stern is an award-winning freelance journalist and audio producer with a background in television news. Besides American Public Media, clients include the BBC, Audible, and PBS. She also enjoys teaching and mentoring.
Kori Suzuki is a multimedia journalist and a senior at Macalester College. He has worked for Living on Earth, KALW and KPFA and is a former National Association of Science Writers fellow.
Amy Mayer spent eight years covering agriculture as the Harvest Public Media reporter at Iowa Public radio, where she earned several state and regional awards. Now based in California, she has also lived in Alaska, Massachusetts, and Ohio.