Farm Like an Art Form with Valerie Dantoin Podcast Transcript

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[00:00:03] Lee: It’s “The Future of Food.” I’m Lee Schneider. Valerie Dantoin is a farmer, educator, and environmentalist. Valerie and her husband, Rick, own and operate a 100 cow organic grazing farm that has been in the Adamski family for more than 100 years. Since 2009, she has helped create and teach more than 25 different courses in the Sustainable Food and Ag Systems associate degree program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. She is a co-executive producer of the documentary film, “Searching for Sustainability.” Valerie, welcome to the podcast.

[00:00:39] Valerie: Thanks, Lee. It’s good to be here.

[00:00:41] Lee: First, let’s start at the beginning. What have been your most popular courses?

[00:00:45] Valerie: Well, the popular ones are some of the short hitters. I teach a beekeeping course, I teach in herbs and health course, I teach cheese making and fermentation. And a really great course is an online soils course that I have that’s just particular to people who really wanna understand farm practices, gardening practices, and just …

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