Growing in Place
When COVID-19 shut the world down in March, farmers, distributers and sellers kept going in to work.
Growing in Place tells the stories of food workers and community leaders who keep people fed in an unprecedented time. It shows us where our food is coming from, and where we’re headed.
We are researched, reported, produced and hosted by Violet Baron with editorial support from Elaine Monaghan and the team at IER. We are a production of Indiana University’s Center for Rural Engagement.
Growing in Place: Episode 5
Young farmers have it hard. The cofounder of the Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition tells us what it means to be a young farmer today, and what keeps her going through the good times and the hard times.
Growing in Place: Episode 4
For Keith Nance, being superintendent at a rural school system doesn’t just mean keeping kids learning— it means keeping them fed, too.
Growing in Place: Episode 3
Juan Ruffin has worked as a butcher at Kroger for 23 years. But this summer, he’s worked harder than he ever has before.
Growing in Place: Episode 2
As a 4-H leader, Taylor Ferguson helps kids get their animals trained and show-ready for the Indiana State Fair. When COVID hit, the fair went virtual and all that changed. But her kids surprised her: they got creative to make it work.