Field Work Season Three

Announcing Field Work Season Three!

We're excited to announce that Field Work is back with an all-new third season, featuring fresh insights into how to overcome the social, practical and financial barriers to farming more sustainably — plus a special project on Washington County, Iowa, where a culture of conservation thrives among farmers. New episodes will drop weekly on Wednesdays.

Field Work is co-hosted by Mitchell Hora, a seventh-generation Iowa farmer and soil health consultant, and Zach Johnson (aka the “Millennial Farmer”), a fifth-generation farmer from west central Minnesota. In this season of Field Work, they dig into novel approaches to financing farm innovation, the ways consumer demand is driving new sustainability standards in crops like cotton, and thoughts about how the Biden administration might affect things like carbon markets. True to form, the guys bring a hilarious banter and razor-sharp smarts to all their conversations.

In a special project this season, made possible with help from the Walton Family Foundation, the Field Work hosts try to understand how Mitchell’s home county in Southeast Iowa developed such a strong conservation culture. A key conservation booster, farmers’ willingness to share successes and failures, and entrepreneurial problem-solving all played a big role.

Produced by American Public Media’s The Water Main, Field Work was launched in the spring of 2019 to promote the voices and experiences of agriculture producers who are trying new sustainable agriculture practices. With listeners in all 50 states (as well as internationally) and more than 640,000 downloads and YouTube views, the show’s first two seasons have produced 32 episodes that explore grazing, edge of field practices, cover crops and much more.  

Perfect for listening in the car, in the tractor or at home, Field Work episodes can be found on all podcast platforms, and episodes (as well as bonus content) are also available for listening on Field Work’s YouTube channel. Follow along for updates at @fieldworktalk on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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