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Sixth Installment in “Dream Green” SeriesJames w/ BioCentury Farm's director Larry Johnson in Boone, Iowa.

Features BioCentury Research Farm Director Larry Johnson

 
Fairfield, IA—On Thursday at 7pm, KRUU-FM—the first solar-powered radio station in the Midwest—will broadcast an interview with Larry Johnson, Director of BioCentury Research Farm in Boone, Iowa, as the sixth installment in KRUU’s 20-part “Dream Green” radio series. Co-hosts Stuart Tanner and James Moore take a walking tour of the facility and discuss driving developments in biofuels. (Shows are rebroadcast Mondays at 7am, online at www.kruufm.com. Archives and transcripts available at www.greeniowa.org.)

Next week Tanner and Moore travel to Ames to speak with Fred Kirschenmann of the Leopold Center, staff member Malcolm Robertson, ISU Hort Farm Superintendent Nick Howell and ISU student Joe Jacobs. [Click on "Read more" below to continue.]

Farmers Market haulJoin us to celebrate National Farmers Market Week with several of our local growers and market administrators. 

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Kathy will cook up a FM summer risotto during the show so stop by for a taste.  We'd love to see you.

Listen from 7-8 PM on Wednesday or catch the stream at kruufm.com.  If you miss us, the rebroadcast is Friday at 7:00 am.

We're KRUU's GREAT TASTE, your weekly intimate hour with great food and fascinating food people.  Next show, August 11, our special guest will be Beth Howard, 'Pie Maker to the Stars" and the judge for the Iowa State Fair's pie contest.

Peggy O'Neill is an advocate for positive living. Having triumphed over many challenges as a business women standing only 3’8” tall, Peggy now soars high on the wings of success! Celebrating her uniqueness, Peggy has gone on to become one of the nation's top transformational leaders and diversity experts. Peggy is the author of two books. Walking Tall: Overcoming Inner Smallness, No Mater What Size You Are, a personal-growth book for teens and adults, and Little Squarehead, a self-affirming,  children’s picture book.

Mr. Francis Thicke is running as a Democrat for the office of Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Francis and his wife, Susan, are owners and operators of a grass-based, organic dairy near Fairfield. Mr.Thicke has a Ph.D. in agronomy/soil fertility and previously served at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington,D.C as National Program Leader for Soil Science for the USDA-Extension Service. He has served on the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission and the Iowa Food Policy Council at the appointment of Governor Tom Vilsack.

 

Robert CookROBERT and DAPHNE COOK. Mr. Robert Cook is the President of the National Indian Education Association and is the Principal of Pine Ridge Reservation High School in Jackson County South Dakota.

Ms. Daphne Cook is the Executive Director of the Alliance of Tribal Tourism Advocates.

FRANCIS THICKE. Mr. Francis Thicke is running as a Democrat for the office of Iowa Secretary of Agriculture in the 2010 election. He and his wife, Susan, are owners and operators of a grass-based, organic dairy near Fairfield. Mr.Thicke has a Ph.D. in agronomy/soil fertility and previously served at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington , D.C as National Program Leader for Soil Science for the USDA-Extension Service. He has served on the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission and the Iowa Food Policy Council at the appointment of Governor Tom Vilsack. He has also served in leadership roles in many other organizations in Iowa and nationally, and has