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The Unique Farming Culture Of Washington County

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Jim Frier (left) records his episode of Field Work, Twilight in Washington County‬, with hosts Mitchell Hora (center) and Zach Johnson (right).
Zach Johnson (left) and Mitchell Hora (right) in the field.
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Zach Johnson (left) and Mitchell Hora (right) in the field.

Field Work is a podcast that features conversations about sustainable agriculture, hosted by two young, commercial row crop farmers.

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Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson is a fifth generation family farmer in Minnesota and well known as a Millennial Farmer due to his large following on YouTube.

Mitchell Hora farms in Washington County, Iowa. His family has been farming in the area for more than 100 years. When he’s not podcasting, he also runs a consulting company called Continuum Ag.

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Mitchell Hora

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with the hosts of Field Work about the third season of their podcast in which they focus a few episodes on conservation practices and the unique farming culture in Washington County.

Later in the episode, a conversation with Jim Frier – one of the people who helped shape the farming culture in Washington County. Frier is the former Iowa State University Extension director for Washington County.

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Jim Frier

While he’s now retired, Frier was a pioneer in no-till farming methods and the use of cover crops and helped cultivate a progressive farming community in Southeast Iowa.

Guests:

· Mitchell Hora, host, Field Work
· Zach Johnson, host, Field Work
· Jim Frier, former director, Washington County Extension, Iowa State University

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Matthew is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa