Episode 416   addthis
Host Paul Ryan discovers urban farming on the rooftops and in the gardens of New York City. Reporter Sarah Gardner meets an Oregon rancher whose been successful in breeding his own stock and in competing on the national rodeo circuit. Reporter Hena Cuevas finds out that many urban dwellers are searching for their on piece of the Heartland and becoming "RuralPolitans." Reporter Jason Shoultz travels to Long Island where multigenerational families are working farms that date back centuries.

Wild RideWild Ride
Ross Coleman is one of the country’s top professional bull riders, but that’s just half the wild ride for the rancher. Not only does he ride the bulls he raises them too on his family’s 1,100 acre ranch in Molalla, Oregon. But there’s more to life than just bulls in Molalla….and that's family!



Back To The LandBack To The Land
While some folks are hoping to do a little farming in the city; other urban dwellers are looking to leave the city behind, but not too far behind. They are known as “rural-politans.” And that’s a growing trend in many rural areas, including North Carolina.

Rooftop GardensRooftop Gardens
While you may not think of agriculture when it comes to New York City, you'll soon see how roof top gardens here are growing in popularity for fresh vegetables.


Family FarmingFamily Farming
Long Island agriculture is in constant transition. As long as people have been farming, they've been adapting to changes in the community makeup. These days family farms on Long Island find a growing market for new crops. Meet one such family that's been tilling the New York soil for 12 generations.


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