E1: Family farms, featuring 4th generation cotton farmers and an Alaskan fisherman
In our first episode of the series, we focus on America’s family farms, which make up 98% of all farms in the United States.
We’ll be hearing from:
Jay Hardwick, a cotton farmer from Louisiana who’s in the process of handing over the reins to his sons – the fourth generation;
Native Alaskan Bill Thomas who has been a commercial fisherman for 52 years, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, his great uncles and his uncles before him.
We’ll be talking about the importance of leaving the land in better shape for the next generation and learning about responsible fisheries management in Alaska, where sustainability has been part of the State Constitution since 1959.
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