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Farmer of the Future Series - Part 4: Who You Calling a Corporate Farmer?

smiling-portrait nsChris Boeckmann is a hybrid farmer who works with the large multinational corporations that control the agricultural markets, but also responds to increasing consumer demand for “natural” food. (Photo by Peggy Lowe/Harvest Public Media)

Who is the farmer of the future? That’s the question being posed by Harvest Public Media all week long in a series that explores how demographic, technological and cultural forces will shape America’s food producers into the next decade and beyond. Agriculture is a big business fueled by big businesses. But farmers themselves still come in many sizes. In part four of our series, Peggy Lowe asks: who are you calling a corporate farmer?


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Join us tomorrow (FRI) at this time for the final installment in our week-long series on the "Farmer of the Future," here on Kansas Public Radio. This series is part of a reporting project called Harvest Public Media. Learn more at



Farmer of the Future Series - Part 1: Blending of Cultures May be Blueprint for Growth

Farmer of the Future Series - Part 2: Robots on the Farm

Farmer of the Future Series - Part 3: The Sustainable Hand

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