In the exciting 17th season of Virginia Farming, hosts Jeff Ishee and Amy Roscher take us into the heart of agriculture to explore the innovations, challenges, and unique solutions impacting today’s farmers, livestock producers, and consumers.
“The fact that ‘Virginia Farming is in its seventeenth year of production speaks to the importance of agriculture nationwide,” says Roscher. “Don't let the name fool you. ‘Virginia Farming’ covers topics that are of importance to farmers and consumers all over the world. Farmers are interested in learning what other farmers are doing to be successful, and consumers are growing more and more interested about where their food comes from. There's a lot of agriculture education needed across the country, and Virginia farming has been contributing to that education for 17 years.”
— Amy Roscher, Co-Host of Virginia Farming
Through in-depth interviews and in-the-field immersion, viewers get an up-close perspective on the state of agriculture today and timely advice from those who know it best. Interspersed with popular episodes from our archives, such as audience favorites featuring Dr. Temple Grandin, Route 11 Potato Chips, and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, this season of Virginia Farming will follow veterinarians into the field, dive into the application of drones in agriculture, highlight the valuable role of working dogs on Virginia farms, and celebrate the unique and important contribution military veterans bring to agriculture. Exploring the stories behind family farms and fresh technologies to consumer trends and commercial enterprises, Virginia Farming brings information, inspiration, and insight to households across the country.
"Without question, the most enjoyable part of producing Virginia Farming is getting to meet so many interesting and colorful people. With hundreds of episodes under our belt, we have had the opportunity to meet some of the most innovative, insightful, and inspiring people all across Virginia farm country. One by one, they have helped us to understand the nuances and challenges involved in agricultural production. We are fortunate to learn their stories and then share those stories with our viewers.”
—Jeff Ishee, Co-Host of Virginia Farming