Caption: Making Cheese at the Fiscalini Cheese Company , Credit: Rita Daniels
Image by: Rita Daniels 
Making Cheese at the Fiscalini Cheese Company  

Small Farms, Big Future

From: Making Contact
Series: Making Contact
Length: 29:00

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We go to California, America’s leading producer of fruits, vegetables, and dairy, to see some examples of how the nation’s agricultural industry is slowly but surely, moving away from factory farms. Read the full description.

Dsc_0267_cheese_worker_smaller_small Climate change is upon us. The world’s water supply is shrinking. And increasingly, local, organic food is becoming more than just a fad or a luxury for wealthy foodies. On this edition, we go to California, America’s leading producer of fruits, vegetables, and dairy, to see some examples of how the nation’s agricultural industry is slowly but surely, moving away from factory farms.

Featuring:
Joe Schirmer, Dirty Girl Produce owner and dry farmer; Juliet Christian Smith, Pacific Institute Senior Research Associate; William Friedland, University of California at Santa Cruz Professor Emeritus of Community Studies; Jim Leap, UC Santa Cruz Agro-Ecology Center Farm Operations Manager; John Fiscalini, Fiscalini Farms President and CEO; Brian Fiscalini, Fiscalini Farms General Manager; Mariano Gonzalez, Fiscalini Cheese Company Head Cheese Maker; Richard Machado and Christopher Montes, Cheese makers; Gary Peterson, Agriculture and Land-based Training Association (ALBA) Deputy Director; Karina Canto, ALBA agriculturist and farm incubator program participant; Efren Avalos, Avalos Organic farm owner and former ALBA participant.

Program #33-10 Begin date: 8/18/10. End date: 2/18/11.

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Piece Description

Climate change is upon us. The world’s water supply is shrinking. And increasingly, local, organic food is becoming more than just a fad or a luxury for wealthy foodies. On this edition, we go to California, America’s leading producer of fruits, vegetables, and dairy, to see some examples of how the nation’s agricultural industry is slowly but surely, moving away from factory farms.

Featuring:
Joe Schirmer, Dirty Girl Produce owner and dry farmer; Juliet Christian Smith, Pacific Institute Senior Research Associate; William Friedland, University of California at Santa Cruz Professor Emeritus of Community Studies; Jim Leap, UC Santa Cruz Agro-Ecology Center Farm Operations Manager; John Fiscalini, Fiscalini Farms President and CEO; Brian Fiscalini, Fiscalini Farms General Manager; Mariano Gonzalez, Fiscalini Cheese Company Head Cheese Maker; Richard Machado and Christopher Montes, Cheese makers; Gary Peterson, Agriculture and Land-based Training Association (ALBA) Deputy Director; Karina Canto, ALBA agriculturist and farm incubator program participant; Efren Avalos, Avalos Organic farm owner and former ALBA participant.

Program #33-10 Begin date: 8/18/10. End date: 2/18/11.

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Broadcast History

Program #33-10 Begin date: 8/18/10. End date: 2/18/11.

Timing and Cues

Total run time is 29 minutes (no hard breaks)
-Optional cutaway at 1:00
-Optional (floating) cutaway between 12:00 and 20:00
-Music in/out.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Similak Child Black Sheep :00
Be Healthy Dead Prez :00

Additional Credits

Contributing Producers: Joaquin Palomino, Rita Daniels, Tena Rubio

Producer/Host: Andrew Stelzer
Producer/Online Editor: Pauline Bartolone
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Associate Director: Khanh Pham
Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator: Karl Jagbandhansingh
Station Relations: Daphne Young

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http://www.radioproject.org/