Videos: Farmers

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  • Local Food, Immigrant Farmers – Michelle Hughes

    TEDxManhattan

    Immigrants have always been the foundation of agriculture in the United States. Immigrants continue to bring agricultural knowledge into the country where the population of farmer’s has decreased from 96% to 2%. The New Farmer Development Project helps immigrant farmers with technical assistance and training designed to ensure the long-term viability of participating farms and farmland.

  • Soil – From Dirt to Lifeline – Fred Kirschenmann

    TEDxManhattan

    What is the difference between soil and dirt? There are more living micro-organisms in soil than all of those living above it. This community of life is more than just a growing medium. Farmer Fred Kirschenmann discusses what it will take to rebuild our spent topsoil – including the support of young farmers and chefs.

  • Truck Farm – Ian Cheney

    TEDxManhattan

    Co-Founder of the Brooklyn-based documentary production company, Wicked Delicate, and co-creator of the Peabody award winning film, King Corn, Ian Cheney talks about his new film, Truck Farm.

  • Local Food Nation – Lucas Knowles

    TEDxManhattan

    Lucas Knowles is the USDA Coordinator for “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food.” He demonstrates the huge demand for local sustainable food through three promising approaches.

  • Being a Family Farmer – Cheryl Rogowski

    TEDxManhattan

    Cheryl Rogowski is a family farmer and a McArthur Genius Award winner. Watch her moving talk about sustainable farming from a farmer’s point of view.