Farming http://peoriapublicradio.org en Chefs learn where their food comes from http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/chefs-learn-where-their-food-comes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About a dozen chefs from Chicago and central Illinois recently gathered for a two-day crash course on where their food comes from – the farm. Illinois Public Radio’s Sean Powers tagged along. And a warning to our listeners, this story contains audio of animals being slaughtered.</span></p><div> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 06:23:48 +0000 Sean Powers 25072 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Chefs learn where their food comes from Farmers concerned about sharing data http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/farmers-concerned-about-sharing-data <div>As farmers use information technology to grow more with less money, many are being asked to share their data. But they're worried about security, privacy, and other problems that could crop up.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:10:55 +0000 Michelle O'Neill 22114 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Farmers concerned about sharing data Exploring the right to farm http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/exploring-right-farm <p></p><div>Individual state constitutions across the nation spell out a host of guaranteed rights for their citizens … for example, same sex marriage or collective bargaining. But what about the right to farm? &nbsp; Harvest Public Media’s Bill Wheelhouse reports on what’s behind a new drive to establish that guarantee:</div><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:53:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6867 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Exploring the right to farm Conversation on "The Midwest Farmer's Daughter" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/conversation-midwest-farmers-daughter <p>Most people are aware that there are fewer farmers today than 30 years ago. But what about the celebrated icon of the farmer’s daughter? &nbsp; One man who grew up on a multi-generation farm in Iowa and watched what the years have done to his way of life has chronicled these changes in a book titled “The Midwest Farmer’s Daughter”. &nbsp; &nbsp;And while author Zachary Michael Jack was accurate in his observation that there are fewer farmer’s daughters, he found that the number of female farmers is increasing. &nbsp;Bill Wheelhouse of Harvest Public Media spoke with him:</p><p></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:08:35 +0000 Denise Molina 4181 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Conversation on "The Midwest Farmer's Daughter" Out and About - March 29, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-march-29-2013 <P>This week, we're talking with Doug Day, director of "What Will Be Your Legacy?" a short play which explores issues about family farming, organic food, and land use. The play is intended to&nbsp;set up&nbsp;a discussion with the audience about policy options and personal choices. Performances in Peoria are Friday and Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. The play will also travel to Urbana and Springfield in the next few weeks.</P> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:15:39 +0000 Nathan Irwin 3224 at http://peoriapublicradio.org