Updating the Hoosier Narrative about Food and Farming
When we tell our collective story about food and farming, Hoosiers often speak in sepia tones and stereotypes (fields of corn, a fifth-generation farmer, a 60-something-year-old white man in plaid, rural towns, etc.). The farmers featured on our new podcast turn that story upside down.
We've interviewed sixteen farmers around the state - folks you might not always hear from. These farmers are raising a diversity of veggies, livestock, mushrooms, flowers, and more. They're focused on healing the land and nourishing their communities, all while making a living farming. Our podcast aims to amplify a diversity of voices. We're striving to listen to, center, and amplify the voices and stories of under-heard groups in our state. That includes a wide range of underserved farmers, including farmers who are Black, indigenous, and people of color, as well as female-identifying farmers, first generation farmers, veteran farmers, and beginning farmers. We hope you will dive into their stories, and really listen to what's driving these incredible farmers. Then talk about these episodes with friends and neighbors, and let us know what you think.