1008 Just a Cowpuncher from Belgium
April 28, 2022
Hosted by Vanessa Roer
Didier (pronounced Didi) Dubrui was born and raised in Belgium. After a stint in the United States on an Arizona Cattle Ranch, he transformed his life and values and returned to Europe with the intention of creating his own piece of Western American heaven. He settled in Brittany France where he ranches with his wife, Alison. They raise Hereford cattle and offer training in western horsemanship, breakaway roping and leather craft to clients from all over Europe. Didier shares how the challenges we face in the United States are similar to those of producers in France and around the world. Now more than ever solidarity it needed among all of us feeding and clothing the world.
Desert Ranch Podcast
On Demand Episodes on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
The Desert Ranch Podcast connects those keeping us from being naked and hungry with the rest of the world. Listeners can enjoy wandering conversation that gives an inside look at the lives of those who live beyond the comforts of a 9-5 to care for land and livestock.
Vanessa Roer has strong agrarian roots that started in Western South Dakota. She studied agriculture and hold a degree in agriculture education from Iowa State University. Roer loves learning about the lives and struggles of farmers and ranchers and helping them tell their stories. She has visited farmers in Uzbekistan, the Slovak Republic, France and Greece. Vanessa is married to Jacob Roer, a third generation Arizona rancher. Together, with the help of their children, they raise livestock, in addition to owning two zoos; the R Lazy J Wildlife Ranch in Eagar, Arizona and Roer's Zoofari in Vienna, Virginia.