Breaking Beans Radio Show #25: The Business of Farming

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Aired: February 7, 2018


“The Business of Farming”, Sister Kathy talks to Myrisa Christy, Program Manager at KY Center for Ag & Rural Development (KCARD). Myrisa shares her memories of growing up on a tobacco farm, her dream of helping farmers transition after the tobacco buy out and about the upcoming Eastern Kentucky Farmer Conference.

Then Sister Kathy chats with Joyce Pinson, farmer from Friends Drift Inn Farm Produce in Pikeville. Joyce shares about the flood her farm was hit with last spring and her hopes for the future.

Tonight’s show ends with long-time CFA member and Farmer, Bree Pearsall speaking about farm family’s need for affordable health care at CFA’s 2017 Annual Meeting. Bree owns and operates Rootbound Farm with her husband Ben Abell in Crestwood, Kentucky.


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The Breaking Beans Variety Radio Show airs on 88.7 WMMT (online too!) the first Wednesday of every month at 6pm featuring stories, interviews, recipes, and news from the food and farming worlds in the Appalachian region!

Hosted by Eastern Kentucky Food Systems Collaborative Coordinator, Sister Kathy Curtis.



Breaking Beans: The Appalachian Food Story Project is an initiative of Community Farm Alliance to tell the story of how local food and farming in Eastern Kentucky can contribute to a bright future in the mountains. Eastern Kentucky is at the point where it can foster a food system that is equitable and accessible to all, provides fresh nutritious food, and serves as an economic generator that builds community wealth. With a rich history of food and farming, stories of how Eastern Kentucky is already growing in that direction – and the challenges along the way – are important for informing people and policy alike.