Andrew Schwartz speaks with organic farming pioneer, David Vetter. David has been an organic farmer in Nebraska for more than 40 years, and he has long been inspired to grow organic by his own theological commitment to being a good steward of the Earth. He now runs the successful, organically certified business, Grain Place Foods. David recently starred in the documentary film, Dreaming of a Vetter World (2018), which looks at the history of the Vetters’ farm, the struggles they have faced against “Big Ag” (chemical agriculture), and their experiment to regenerate the soil through organic farming methods. Andrew talks with David about his role in the film, the differences between organic farming and industrial agricultural methods, the practical and spiritual importance of being in connection with the land, and the benefits of buying organic, locally grown food.
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