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First Aired - 08/28/2009 04:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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On this week's Farm Report, Heather and Lorenzo host Erin Fairbanks in-studio. Erin is a farmer, chef, and food activist pioneering a new agri-tourism program for food professionals in upstate New York called Farm Camp.
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Flying Pigs Farm, Farm Camp for Food Professionals, transformative hands on experiences, collecting eggs, slaughtering chickens, spin on agri-tourism model, more hands on, what's special about Farm Camp for chefs, food industry, behind-the-scenes, milk pricing issues, pumping vs. pasteurization, inaugural session September 20th, available to people working professionally in food world, artisanal single origin coffees, single origin milk for single origin coffees, establishing chef-to-farmer relationships, Battenkill Creamery, farmers struggling to hold on to their farms and their lifestyle, agri-tourism: increasing revenue stream for farms, www.farmcampnewyork.com, low cost: $149 for two days of Farm Camp, spend time with live animals, reinforcing the basics that lead to good food, pig ears, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets,

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First Aired - 03/24/2010 05:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Heather Hyman and guest co-host Patrick Martins have David Haight & Erin Fairbanks on to follow up on the No Farm No Food Rally.
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Heather Hyman, Patrick Martins, The Farm Report, David Haight, Erin Fairbanks, farms and food need to be a priority in our state budget, farm development, Albany, New York State budget, American Farmland Trust, legislators, David Paterson, the state of New York is in a difficult fiscal situation right now, investing in the home grown food supply makes for a better state economy, getting nutritious food in the hand of more New Yorkers, $100 million dollars for 11 different programs, the benefit is greater than the cost, it makes sense for New York now, the state Senate released a budget resolution on Monday, what's the next step?, No Farms No Food Rally, call the state legislature tomorrow!, Environmental Protection Fund, www.farmland.org/newyork, John Samson, is there a disconnect between Manhattan and the rest of the state?, Tekserve,

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Heather and Jack are on the phones with New School environmental studies professor Nevin Cohen and Erin Fairbanks of Flying Pig Farms to talk about their upcoming "Room To Grow" paneled discussion at the Astor Center on May 24th (astorcenternyc.com).
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Cinco De Mayo, Ben Flanner, Brooklyn Grange, brooklyngrangefarms.com, The Farm Report, Edwards, Heather Hyman, Jack Inslee, Nevin Cohen, Erin Fairbanks, Flying Pig Farms, American Farmland Trust, The New School, Monday May 24th at the Astor Center, studying farm systems, Graduate school, urban food policy, Farm Camp, food and farm policy, good old fashioned sampling, castrating piglets, touring cheese caves, slaughtering your own chickens, Room To Grow, The Astor Center, urban agriculture, agriculture in new york state, rallying the troops, Roberta's, epicenter of the movement, diversify how we produce our food, how to change the system, influence public policy, policy initiatives, writing to local legislators, Chris Quinn, Omnibus Food Policy bill, Plan YT1530, The 2012 Farm Bill, Child Nutrition, regional food production, New York is an entrepreneurial hotbed, San Francisco, Mayor Gavin Newsom, community gardens, Detroit, Design Trust For Public Space, paneled discussion, a diversified system is important, school lunches and food stamps, urban agriculture as economic development, Seattle pea patch, Portland's diggable city, disinvestment and vacant lots, architect Bill McDonough, Ford Factory rooftop garden,
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Call in Live, Farm Report iTunes Podcasts, Erin Fairbanks, Nevin Cohen, Cornell University study, New York State produces enough food to feed 6 million people, Acella, GrowNYC, distributed agriculture, backyard farms, using small spaces intensively, feeding New York locally, supplementing low income eating, Long Island, the urban edge, farmland preservation, Hudson Valley farmers, infrastructural demands, Hunts Point is so inefficient, Scott Stringer, Food NYC, a blueprint for a sustainable food system, Design Trust for Public Space, Five Borough Farm, developing metrics, side benefits of producing food in the city, greening neighborhoods, Chris Quinn, contact your local legislator, urban farmer involvement, the closet farmer, Stone Barns, The Glenwoods Center, bridging the gap between upstate farmers and urban consumers, Room To Grow, Monday May 24th, www.astorcenternyc.com, Pennsylvania Association For Sustainable Agriculture, land use policy issues, Brian Schneider, Annie Novac, Growing Chefs, Eaglestreet Rooftop Farm, Catherine Saliarde, EC, Fort Green, Added Value in Red Hook, www.heritageradionetwork.com,

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