From: Icicle Networks
Published December 21, 2005 12:00 AM

On Beyond Organic -- A Farmer’s Pilgrimage: Interview with Michael Ableman

With just two percent of the population growing food for all of us, it’s fair to say farmers are a threatened species. They’re also not the most social crowd.

Michael Ableman - farmer, writer, photographer and educator - set out on a cross country trip at the height of harvest time to visit America’s farmers on their own turf. He chronicles his experiences in the new book: Fields of Plenty: A Farmer’s Journey in Search of Real Food and the People Who Grow It.

This week, join host Jerry Kay in conversation with Ableman and find out what he saw and heard at the front lines of small scale agriculture and hear his predictions on the future of food and farming.

The Beyond Organic one-hour radio show airs every Wednesday at 10 a.m. (PST), reaching thousands of listeners across North America via traditional radio stations, satellite radio, webcasting and podcasting. Shorter segments are rebroadcast on the CBS Radio Network and Armed Forces Radio. For information on this week's guests and to tune in, visit You can also listen at and


The show was created by Straus Communications, and is produced in association with Icicle Networks and the Environmental News Network.

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