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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.

Episode Notes

Resources

You can get involved as a Farmer For Climate Solutions by going to their website and clicking on the Take Action button

https://farmersforclimatesolutions.ca/

Find more information about the newly released policy report here:

https://farmersforclimatesolutions.ca/budget-2021-recommendation

Rural Routes to Climate Solutions

https://rr2cs.ca/

Manitoba Organic Alliance

https://manitobaorganicalliance.com/

Sponsor

Funding is provided in part by the Canada and Manitoba governments through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and Millview Farms.

Guest Bio

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.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Manitoba Organic Alliance.

Contributors

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