California Institute for Rural Studies

The Cal Ag Roots Podcast: Reflecting On 2022 And What’s Next

Join us for this end-of-the-year conversation between the current Cal Ag Roots Podcast Producer, Dr. Caroline Collins, and former Cal Ag Roots Producer, Ildi Carlisle-Cummins, who is currently the Executive Director of the California Institute of Rural Studies (the parent organization for Cal Ag Roots). Caroline and Ildi reflect on the impact of stories like the Seeds of Change series, the Farmer Equity Act episode, the We Are Not Strangers Here project and exciting new community co-produced episodes that are scheduled to come out in 2023.

Image Source: Diana Morales

Music by Nangdo. Tribe of Noise licensing information can be found here:

This episode was written and produced by Dr. Caroline Collins (Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Irvine, Affiliated Researcher at UC San Diego, and Cal Ag Roots Producer at the California Institute for Rural Studies) with production assistance and audio engineering by Li Schmidt (Associate Associate Storyteller and Researcher at the California Institute for Rural Studies).

This project was made possible with support from the 11th Hour Project at the Schmidt Family Foundation.

Music Credits for Episode 4: “Nunca” by Azucares; “Strange Persons” by Kicksta; “Na” by Silliba; “Ocean Air” by Aerian; “Forgotten Years” by Trevor Kowalski; “A Whisper in the Dark” by Gavin Luke; and “Suffer Well” by Gavin Luke. Tribe of Noise licensing information can be found here: Epidemic Sound licensing information can be found here:…music-license/

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