Field Days

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

courtesy Phil Davey

On this episode of Field Days, Stillwater County farmer Phil Davey quite literally works around the clock planting spring wheat and chickpeas in a race against time.

  

courtesy Phil Davey

 On this episode of Field Days, Stillwater County farmer Phil Davey waits for a break in the weather so his fertilizer can be delivered and applied—the only way he can make any money on the crop at harvest.


courtesy Phil Davey

On this episode of Field Days, Columbus farmer Phil Davey shows us around the farm.


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: Looking To The Future

Mar 26, 2018
courtesy Weston Merrill

On the final episode of the second season of Field Days, Fergus County rancher Weston Merrill ponders his family’s legacy and the future of agriculture in Montana and the American West.


Field Days: Protecting The Hay

Mar 19, 2018
Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, Fergus County rancher Weston Merrill does battle with a herd of elk to save his dwindling supply of hay.


Field Days: Losing A Calf

Mar 12, 2018
Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Weston Merrill loses his first calf of the season.

  

Field Days: Calving Begins

Mar 5, 2018
Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, calving begins at Mountain View Ranch.  


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: Finding Time

Feb 21, 2018
Weston Merrill

On this episode of Field Days, rancher Weston Merrill drives ten miles on a closed highway just get some crossfit time in with his wife.

  

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