071 Farmer Mai Nguyen


Wondering about the next generation of farmers? Meet Mai Nguyen. She grows grains and vegetables in Northern California using a no-till, dry-farming method with draft horses–all in the midst of a historic drought! During the course of the conversation we discuss:

  • Southeast Asian vegetables
  • Growing rice
  • Dry farming
  • No-till agriculture
  • Growing wheat
  • Sonora wheat
  • Red Fife wheat
  • Dark rye
  • Managing risk
  • Sheep and draft horses on a small farm

To find out more about what Mai is up to check out her blog farmermai.com.

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