Sarah Brown

Field Days Host

Sarah Kanter Brown is the producer of YPR’s Field Days and a staff writer for The Prairie Star.  A graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, Brown has worked at newspapers and magazines nationwide.

courtesy Phil Davey

On this first episode of the third season of Field Days, we meet Columbus farmer Phil Davey, who we’ll follow this season from planting to harvest.


Field Days: Preparing The Barn For Calving

Feb 26, 2018
Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Weston Merrill cleans up his barn in preparation for calving.


Field Days: Pasture Rotation

Jan 22, 2018
Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Weston Merrill reflects on the pasture rotation system he used for the first time this past summer.


Field Days: Antibiotics

Jan 17, 2018
Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Weston Merrill prepares his pregnant cows and heifers for their ScourGuard shots and muses on the antimicrobial resistance debate.

  

Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Weston Merrill spends Christmas with his young family on the ranch he grew up on in Judith Basin County, Montana.  


Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Weston Merrill and his family try a new venture: running cows on shares.

  


Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Weston Merrill buys his first tractor. It's a big deal for the family, but a necessary one to expand the operation Weston runs with his dad.


Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, the heavy, early-season snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of Montana in October means rancher Weston Merrill must start feeding his cows much earlier than expected.

  

Sarah Brown

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Weston Merrill discusses his family's work to restore a 1920s era barn to calve in during the frigid central Montana Spring and to bring in much-needed revenue as an event center during the Summer and Fall.


courtesy Weston Merrill

In this first episode of the new season of Field Days, we meet Weston Merrill, a young rancher in Buffalo, Montana, balancing life on the ranch with his growing family.

Field Days is a weekly audio diary following the day-to-day life of a Montana rancher, produced by Yellowstone Public Radio in collaboration with The Prairie Star newspaper. Theme music by John Kosel of the High Country Cowboys.

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