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Weekly insights for small farmers and aspiring farm based entrepreneurs who want to earn a living on the land doing something that they care about. A weekly show that tracks the farm season featuring two hosts: Darby Simpson and Diego Footer of Permaculture Voices. We focus on small family farming, grass based livestock, pastured poultry, grassfed beef, pastured pigs, farmsteading, farm sales and marketing, and work-life balance.
 
Flipping the Table: Honest Conversations About Food, Farming and the Future The production of food does more to damage the planet’s health than any other human activity. Global warming, degradation of species, soil, water, air and rural economies and epidemics of diet-related disease reveal the challenges. And yet there is real hope. Visionaries and revolutionaries are innovating to replace the harmful. They are creating or supporting agriculture and food enterprises that solve our many chal ...
 
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After Jesse sharing about their business and sales models on episode 17, Matthew joins the conversation to share more about the ins and outs of their operation; but especially hiring and managing employees, and navigating USDA inspected slaughter and processing with both poultry and mammals. They are doing a lot, and quite impressively so. See the …
 
I had the pleasure of speaking with Jesie and Matthew Lawrence about the many sides of their diverse business, including farming, marketing, selling, and processing on a growing farm. In this episode Jesie helped me wrap my brain around all they do, their infrastructure, staff, and the ways they get their products to their customers. Check them out…
 
I asked some of our past guests to share their answers to seven questions, so that we could hear some unique perspectives on how different farms and farmers across the country are faring during the wild year that is 2020. Joe Koopsen, Jordan Green, and Ben Grimes all shared their answers to the following questions: 1. What kind of changes came in M…
 
Curtis Brown is back for part two of our interview, where we talk all about how he has, and will continue to, get his meat into his customers' hands. We talk CSA logistics, marketing ideas, and streamlining through a cooperative distribution network. Curtis and Ashley's Links: foodethosfarm.com instagram.com/foodethosfarm facebook.com/foodethosfarm…
 
Curtis and Ashley started out, like me, raising vegetables on a small plot about a decade ago. Now they are regenerating a large section of prairie, selling Meat CSA's, and taking names. In this first episode of a two-part series, Curtis and I discuss their farm, its history and his history on it: as well as his pig operation and marketing strategy…
 
This is a follow up to Michael’s fall 2019 dialogue with Erin regarding her work to rally American food and agriculture to become climate heroes. He joins Rodger Wasson his colleague for the new podcast series “Beyond Your Table: From the Real Dirt to Common Ground.” We explore the important question: can Erin rally the industry given the complexit…
 
Chris Kiesz of Yellow Hutch Farm in Minnesota joins us to talk about picking up jobs and moving 2000 miles across the country to start his farm. How he picked a new market, cash flowing beef, and creative ways to bundle beef. Follow Chris at https://yellowhutchfarm.com/ Not sure where to start? Want to take your farm to the next level? Learn more w…
 
Many first generation farmers start on family land, or from scratch in their home region, making a go of it nearby to, and selling into their own community. Well Josh started Ramble Creek Farm by moving across the country, purchasing an existing farm with infrastructure and market access, and built his business quickly from there. We get into a div…
 
"How does a REKO-ring work?The ring is based on a closed Facebook group. The producer and consumer who want to take part apply for membership in the group he or she likes. Administrators, often a small group of consumers, approve the application from serious people and thereafter trade can begin. Normally delivery occurs every or every other week, …
 
Farmer Luke Groce discusses some of the different breeds he has tried on his farm in his open cell pastured poultry system. Listen to more episodes with Luke Groce at https://grocefamilyfarm.com/pages/the-pasture-raised-podcast Not sure where to start? Want to take your farm to the next level? Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses: https://farm-bus…
 
Mark Brady and I discuss the ins and outs of what our farms are doing to cope and thrive in these trying times, when it seems like everything is changing. The final answers to all the problems aren't here. But real-time problem solving and thinking is! Timberfeast.com Find me here: Grocefamilyfarm.com info@grocefamilyfarm.com…
 
Today's episode is a replay of Luke Groce's new podcast The Pasture-Raised Podcast. Listen to more episodes at https://grocefamilyfarm.com/pages/the-pasture-raised-podcast Not sure where to start? Want to take your farm to the next level? Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses: https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses or visit https://…
 
3/23/20: A journal of what happened in the past two weeks: How our farm is adapting, capitalizing on opportunity, feeding our community, and looking towards the future to try to make wise choices about how to make sure we can keep on farming and meeting the needs of our community now and into the future.…
 
Joe Koopsen has been farming since the age of 15 in Southern Michigan. His egg and broiler business have taken off in the decade since -and now he supports a young family through the production of broilers, eggs, brooded broiler chicks, and turkeys. In this episode we discuss his path into the wholesale markets, his brooder and broiler setup, his u…
 
How Fragile Is Your Business? Could it survive a recession? How long could you survive at 50% of your current sales? How much debt do you have? Today we look at questions you should be asking about the fragility of your business and some ideas on how to make those areas more anti-fragile. Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses: https://farm-business…
 
With nearly 40 years of activism toward right relationship to nature and our fellow humans, few people in American have more perspective on change movements and the moment in which we live than Dave Henson, Executive Director of the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center.By Michael Reid Dimock
 
Farmer Debra Bruner joins us to talk about selling to restaurants, partnering with other farms, buying another farm's products, and designing a better website. Connect with Debra on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littlecowmountain/ Website: https://www.littlecowmountain.com/ Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses: https://farm-business-essential…
 
Darby discusses why good brooder management is so important for pastured poultry. Starting the chicks off to a good start in the brooder helps them excel in the field. Darby shares a lot of his tips and advice that he has learned over the years in this one. Not sure where to start? Want to take your farm to the next level? Learn more with Grassfed …
 
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