Farmers talk to Berkshire Grown – Episode 6
This week’s conversation is with Jae Silverman of Windrow Farm in Conway, MA.
Jae talks about balancing his part-time hay farming with working in the agricultural non-profit sector for Land for Good, offers advice for new hay farmers and gives some perspective on the different ways farmers are getting access to land. Andrea and Jae’s conversation meanders a bit as they geek out over small-scale farming and hay production (Jae is a self-described ‘hay nut’ with an admirable passion for grass farming) and what it means to be first generation farmers without land.
Farmers talk to Berkshire Grown: In this podcast series Berkshire Grown hears from farmers both in and beyond the Berkshires to learn about the different ways farmers are farming and getting their products to market. These 30 minute interviews let farmers share their own experiences out in the field, in the barn and marketing their farm’s products. Some weeks may include conversations with other Ag professionals working on issues related to local food and food access.
These podcasts are a part of Berkshire Grown’s Technical Assistance program to connect farmers with other farmers in order to learn from each other.