On this episode, we take a look at how Jordan Scheibel '10 became enthralled with local agriculture and decided to plant his roots here in Grinnell after graduating. Scheibel now runs Middle Way Farm, an organic farm on the outskirts of Grinnell. His time at Grinnell as a student helped shape his interests in local food, as he worked in the Grinnell College Garden garden and helped found the Community Garden at Miller Park in Grinnell.
We also talk with Jack Mutti, emeritus professor of economics, about the impact of tariffs and trade disputes on the economy, with a particular emphasis on Iowa agriculture. Escalating trade disputes have hit hard for many farmers, as foreign countries have targeted agriculture and livestock exports with recent tariffs.