Family Farming

How Climate Change is Impacting Vermont’s Maple Sugar Industry

Maple sugar is a vital part of the Vermont economy. But have unseasonably warm winters hurt the maple industry? We tap into the future of liquid gold in the green mountain state.

Farmer Friday: April Wilson Wants People to Know Their Food

Niman Ranch farmer, April Wilson, talks about the importance of knowing where your food comes from, interacting with the animals and the land, and inspiring people to farm.

“How can we make food policy more relevant to politicians?” Interview with Oregon’s Alexis Taylor

Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Alexis Taylor, discusses the importance of youth in the food system, how individuals can help shape food policy, and her ties to agriculture and farming.

Farmer Friday: Aaron Williams on Local Farming and Young Farmer Opportunities

Farmer Friday’s Aaron Williams describes his gratitude toward Niman Ranch and the economic importance of supporting small local farmers.

The Future of Coffee Depends on You(th)

Farmers around the world are aging, and there are few young people prepared to take their place. Global food security will depend on cultivating the next generation of farmers.

A Farmer’s Perspective: Climate Change, Soil Degradation, and Sustainability

Jennifer Schmidt, a farmer and leader in the sustainable farming movement, spoke with Food Tank about a variety of issues facing the agricultural system, like climate change and diminishing opportunities for new farmers, and shared some solutions to these problems.

Quality Meat from Quality Care: An Interview with Niman Ranch Farmer Randy Gadient

Randy Gadient, a Niman Rancher and hog farmer, explains why connecting with animals, involving more young farmers, and reviving small farms are key to changing the food system.

Organic Valley Farmer Emily Zweber on the Future of Food and Agriculture

Emily Zweber, an organic, sustainable dairy farmer, sat down with Food Tank to discuss changes in agriculture, the food system, and the role youth can play in transforming the landscape.

Transforming Nutrition: An Interview with Tambra Stevenson

Food Tank sat down with WANDA founder and CEO Tambra Stevenson to discuss how her background in nutrition combined with her commitment to youth and female empowerment is changing the food system.

Farmer Fridays: Scott Sibbel on Sustainable and Humane Farm Practices

Scott Sibbel, a Niman Ranch farmer, tells how sustainable, traditional, and humane farming techniques are transforming the U.S. food system.