Grain on the Brain Podcasts
Season 2, Episode 9 – Farmers for Climate Solutions
Today we have a collaborative podcast episode between Grain on the Brain and the Rural Routes for Climate Solutions. We’re both members of Farmers for Climate Solutions (FCS) – a national alliance of farmers and farmer supporters advancing climate solutions in Canadian agriculture. We interviewed Karen Ross, Director of FCS to find out more about the ground-breaking policy report they released in February asking the government to support farmers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
You can get involved as a Farmer For Climate Solutions by going to their website and clicking on the Take Action button
Find more information about the newly released policy report here:
Rural Routes to Climate Solutions
Manitoba Organic Alliance
Funding is provided in part by the Canada and Manitoba governments through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and Millview Farms.
Karen Ross is the director of Farmers for Climate Solutions (FCS), a national alliance of farmers and farmer supporters advancing climate solutions in Canadian agriculture. Karen has a PhD from Western University and comes to FCS with experience leading a national program advancing policies and communications on soil, greenhouse gases and agriculture at Equiterre, a policy advocate and researcher on sustainable food systems in Canada, as a former lecturer in social justice and international development, and a project manager on a federally funded project in central Africa. Karen manages a vegetable, fruit and flower farm with her partner, selling their produce directly to daycares and farmers markets.
Host: Derek Leahy
Narrator: Karen Klassen
Producer: Karen Klassen
Editor: Jason Peters
Podcast oversight committee: Anne Kirk, Jason Peters, Kim Wilton, Tierra Stokes, Marla Carlson, Deb Tuchelt