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These down to earth conversations with farmers give us an inside look at what it really takes to earn an independent living being a farmer. Combine one part true inspirational stories with tangible tools and tactics and you've got this podcast: a unique way to gain insights that really work from successful farm-based entrepreneurs. These real, honest conversations will help show that you aren't alone in the grind, and give you the motivation to get after it.

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These down to earth conversations with farmers give us an inside look at what it really takes to earn an independent living being a farmer. Combine one part true inspirational stories with tangible tools and tactics and you've got this podcast: a unique way to gain insights that really work from successful farm-based entrepreneurs. These real, honest conversations will help show that you aren't alone in the grind, and give you the motivation to get after it.

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You opened the permaculture door for me and I want to thank you for that.

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diego is consistent and brings high quality, high value conversations to move you forward!

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199 Ratings
Average Ratings
184
6
3
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Thank you

By Draku007 - Dec 10 2019
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You opened the permaculture door for me and I want to thank you for that.

farmpunksalads

By farmpunksalads - Jul 27 2019
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diego is consistent and brings high quality, high value conversations to move you forward!

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These down to earth conversations with farmers give us an inside look at what it really takes to earn an independent living being a farmer. Combine one part true inspirational stories with tangible tools and tactics and you've got this podcast: a unique way to gain insights that really work from successful farm-based entrepreneurs. These real, honest conversations will help show that you aren't alone in the grind, and give you the motivation to get after it.

VOC234: Increasing Crop Quality - Better Soil, Better Crops with Dan Kittredge of BioNutrient.org

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Farm and soil specialist Dan Kittredge joins me to talk about building soil and increasing plant nutrition.

Learn more about Dan and see his free courses at bionutrient.org.

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If you enjoy the show, support content I have created.

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Sep 01 2017

1hr 14mins

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FSFS92: $350,000 on 1.5 Acres and Still Growing with Farmer Conor Crickmore of Neversink Farm (FSFS92)

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Today I'm going to be talking to another small scale farmer who is absolutely crushing it on an acre and half.  Along with his wife Kate, Conor Crickmore is grossing over $350k per year at Neversink Farm in upstate NY. It's truly inspiring story, and one that didn't start out with a farm making anywhere near what it makes today. It started out as a homestead with chickens and pigs and a rocky filled weed patch that almost had Conor and Kate throwing in the towel their first season.   But they persevered, and slowly got rid of what didn't work, while focusing on what did work. It's a theme that's made them successful - removing steps and pieces that make the job harder, less efficient or more time consuming. As you'll hear in this episode, a lot of this current success is due to as much what they aren't doing, as what they are. It started out slowly and morphed into a market garden that's incrementally gotten better over the last few years - both in terms of financials and quality of life. In this episode Conor will talk about what the journey has been like and what specifically they have done to make things improve dramatically since that hard first year; and one of the those things, might surprise you, because it's very much against the norm of what you typically hear about in this sector. Let's start at the beginning, in Brooklyn, NY. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Mar 29 2017

1hr 3mins

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VOC233: Dealing with the Practical Realities of Modern Day Homesteading with Chris and Lindsay Hodge of Haven Homestead

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Today we'll talk about the practical realities of homesteading, with homesteaders Chris and Lindsay Hodge.

View the show notes for this episode and all past episodes.

If you enjoy the show, support content I have created.

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Aug 25 2017

1hr 7mins

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FSFS112: The Lean Farm with Ben Hartman

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Author and farmer Ben Hartman talks about his farm and his book, The Lean Farm.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes.

Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau's Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop.

Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Aug 30 2017

1hr 7mins

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FSFS109: The Struggles and Successes of Microgreen Startup with Eddy Gilmore - Farm Small, Farm Smart

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Today's episode is a different type of episode.  It's a consult style episode with new grower Eddy Gilmore and long-time microgreen grower Chris Thoreau. The first part of this episode will be Eddy and I talking about what's going on with his farm, and then later in the episode Chris will join us to answer some of Eddy's questions about growing his microgreen business. Eddy's at a point in that business that you may find yourself in.  He's growing his microgreens at home in his house, but he's running out of space and wondering where to from here. Find out how Chris would handle and approach the business expansion. For Eddy microgreens weren't the first farm business from day one.  They came about from necessity.   In Eddy's words... “We were freaking desperate over here. I have a wife and two kids, and I was all in on Tiny Farm Duluth. Less than two months ago it seemed as if all was lost. The land was being sold where the vast majority of my farm was located. It was owned by an institution, and I had no idea they were thinking of selling until just before it went on the market. Then, after it sold, I learned that the new owners weren't open to a 7,000 square foot market garden on their property. Just two hours after I received this devastating news, our 2008 Toyota Prius blew both the engine AND transmission. Total, absolute chaos. Our lives were completely upended.” Given that Eddy's life was upended, how did it end up? Stay tuned to find out. Learn more at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Chris’s Growing Your Microgreens Workshop:  http://www.permaculturevoices.com/microgreens

Aug 09 2017

1hr 25mins

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DTW221: The Danger of Unrealistic Expectations... DO THE WORK - Day 221

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DO THE WORK PODCAST: A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Mar 07 2017

6mins

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V231: 6 Base Principles for Starting, Running, and Improving a Successful Business with Rob Avis and Javan Bernakevitch - Part 4

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When you set out to start a business is there a road map you can follow or a recipe for success? A set of steps you can take to go from where you are to where you want to be. Simply do them, and success follows. It’s a nice though. And that’s about all it, a nice thought. Because when it comes to business there isn’t a roadmap to success, but despite that, we all want the roadmap to success. Maybe it’s just human nature, the just tell me how to do it approach. It’s a dangerous approach because no two approaches are the same. There are too many variables at stake to create a recipe. But again, everyone wants the recipe. As someone once said on a podcast that I did the danger of following a recipe is that you if you buy into the recipe then you become the recipe, a really, really pale copy of what you are trying to emulate. In life and in business, there are recipes, but recipes rarely lead to success, but also in life there are base principles, universals which recipes are built on. Today, we aren’t focusing on the recipes, we’re focusing on the base principles when it comes to starting a business. It’s a topic which I will take on with that aforementioned someone, being Javan Bernakevitch, along with our friend Rob Avis. Javan and Rob have developed a set of 12 base principles of business and join me to talk about the first 6 of those principles. This episode is Part 4 of a multi-part series with Javan and Rob. Learn more at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/231

Aug 11 2017

57mins

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Building Deep Soil with A Lot of Organic Matter featuring Ben Hartman (FSFS162)

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Ben Hartman talks about building soil on a new farm or bringing new soil into production.  Topics include tillage, compost, and no-till.  

Ben's Online Course: 

https://www.theleanfarmschool.com

Follow Ben:

https://www.instagram.com/claybottomfarm

Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Jan 16 2019

1hr 3mins

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FSFS110: Starting Your Own Farm by Selling Someone Else's Vegetables First with Max Beecher

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Today we are going to Ojai California to talk to a farmer who's more than just a farmer. Max Beecher was inspired into farming by Joel Salatin and Joel's entrepreneurial spirit inspired Max to get created when ti came to his farm based businesses.   Max started out his farm journey in 2013 with wife.  At the time they weren't farmers though, they started out as aggregators...   He describes the experience as "one where we sold produce from a few different local farms to a local customer base we were working on building.  This started by selling #2 produce from a local farm I was volunteering at, and the farmer let me split the gross with him, since he would have thrown the product away otherwise.  Our idea was to make money up front by selling other people's produce, and to build a customer base so one day we could sell our own product through it.  We have continued to grow that webstore business, and it remains a core feature of our business, with a list of almost 300 customers, generating over 100 orders per week.  We now source from around 15 local farms, and have a ready market for our own products, including the micro greens.  Because of building this webstore before we started farming, marketing what we grow has never been a problem, and we throw little to no product away due to over production." That business has continued and evolved today to become a full-fledged online store generate over $100,000 a year in sales at a decent profit.   It's a thriving business and an integral part of Max's farm, and it's one that started by selling someone else's waste. Learn more at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart

Aug 16 2017

1hr 30mins

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FSFS90: Farming For A Change with Advocate Farmer Caiti Hachmyer of Red H Farm

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Today I'm going to be talking to another small scale farming making a go of it as we go to Sebastopol, CA to talk to Caiti Hachmyer of Red H Farm. Caiti's a farmer who started out her farming career on the advocacy side of things.  She was living the Bay Area advocating for farmers and looking to play her part in changing hte food system.  But after a while she felt something was missing.  And she felt like she needed to get on the ground and see what life was really like for some of the farmers that she was advocating for.  So she picked up her California roots and moved to Minnesota to spend some time working on a production farm.   It was step that would change her life forever.  Giving her perspective of the on the ground side of things which helped her on the policy side, and one that would give her a nice experience ot have in her back pocket. One that she would need to draw on when she moved back to California and needed work.   Caiti's gone on to continue her work on the ground and policy side of things.   It's the dual nature of her work that we focus on today, Here it is Farming For A Change with Advocate Farmer Caiti Hachmyer of Red H Farm. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Mar 15 2017

1hr 5mins

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VOC Replay: Radical Mycology with Peter McCoy

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An interview with Peter McCoy of Radical Mycology.

Support Peter's Kickstarter Radical Mycology is a movement and social philosophy based on accessibly teaching the importance of mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological health. Radical Mycology differs from classical mycology in that classical mycology generally focuses on taxonomy, identification, mycophagy (eating mushrooms), and the more personal benefits of working with fungi while Radical Mycology is about using fungi for the benefit of larger communities and the world. As a concept, Radical Mycology is based on the belief that the lifecycles of fungi and their interactions in nature serve as powerful learning tools for how humans can best relate to each other and steward the world they live in.

Nov 24 2017

1hr 52mins

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V229: 6 Base Principles for Starting, Running, and Improving a Successful Business with Rob Avis and Javan Bernakevitch - Part 2

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When you set out to start a business is there a road map you can follow or a recipe for success? A set of steps you can take to go from where you are to where you want to be.  Simply do them, and success follows. It’s a nice though.  And that’s about all it, a nice thought.  Because when it comes to business there isn’t a roadmap to success, but despite that, we all want the roadmap to success. Maybe it’s just human nature, the just tell me how to do it approach.   It’s a dangerous approach because no two approaches are the same.  There are too many variables at stake to create a recipe.  But again, everyone wants the recipe.   As someone once said on a podcast that I did the danger of following a recipe is that you if you buy into the recipe then you become the recipe, a really, really pale copy of what you are trying to emulate. In life and in business, there are recipes, but recipes rarely lead to success, but also in life there are base principles, universals which recipes are built on. Today, we aren’t focusing on the recipes, we’re focusing on the base principles when it comes to starting a business.  It’s a topic which I will take on with that aforementioned someone, being Javan Bernakevitch, along with our friend Rob Avis. Javan and Rob have developed a set of 12 base principles of business and join me to talk about the first 6 of those principles. This episode is Part 2 of a multi-part series with Javan and Rob. Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/229

Jul 28 2017

1hr 2mins

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V222: Owning Land As Insurance Against Disaster - The Antifragile Property Series with Rob Avis (V222)

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There's a lot to worry about out there in the world right now - climate change, GMOs, the financial system, debt, terrorism, disease, water insecurity, a fragile food system. What if you could insure yourself against some of these worries? And get that insurance through land, land as insurance.. It would be a way to take insurance back into our control and put the fragile dollars into an anti-fragile system - an ecosystem. Today Rob Avis of Adaptive Habitat and I will be discussing the idea of owning land as insurance against disaster in depth. We'll get into models that don't exist yet, and ways that anyone can start to create some anti-fragility in their life now, regardless of where you live and whether you have land or not. I guarantee, this one will get your wheels turning. The Antifragile Property Series with Rob Avis - Part 1 Learn more at www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast Support the show at www.permaculturevoices.com/support

Mar 19 2017

1hr 9mins

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FSFS114: Start with What You Can and Grow - Season Extension, Farm Tools, and Improving Processes with Ray Tyler

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In this episode Ray Tyler of Rose Creek Farms will talk about how his farm has dealt changes on the farm as it evolved.  He’ll also talk about how they tackle farm problems and deal with season extension.  It’s a practical look at what happens behind the scenes - because things always don’t go as planned and that tool that you bought, doesn’t always work as well as expected.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes.

Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau's Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop.

Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Sep 20 2017

55mins

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FSFS89: 10 Base Principles For Successfully Growing High Quality Microgreens with Farmer Chris Thoreau

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Today I'm going up to Vancouver to talk to Microgreen Farmer Chris Thoreau with the goal of focusing in on 10 base principles for growing high quality microgreens. Think 10 things that are critical to growing a good crop regardless of where you are growing them, when you are growing them or how you are growing them. These base principles help ensure that you get a successful crop that is free of disease and of high quality. It’s not enough just to go through a successful process without knowing why you are doing what at different parts of the process.   Because if you don’t know, and a variable changes, you need to be able to know how to react and adapt. While everyone’s process is likely different based on the crop that they are trying to grow, today’s show it’s all about what’s the same, the base principles. Learn more about Chris's course at www.permaculturevoices.com/microgreens Show Notes at www.permaculturevoices.com/farmsmallfarmsmart

Mar 08 2017

1hr 11mins

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FSFS116: Continuous Improvement - Lessons Learned on Farm and on Other Farms with Brian Bates of Bear Creek Organics

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In this episode Brian Bates of Bear Creek Organics joins me to talk about greens production, employees, and learning from big farms.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes.

Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau's Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop.

Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Oct 04 2017

1hr 52mins

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FSFS115: Knowing and Growing What Chef's Want and What's Profitable with chef and farmer, The Culinary Gardener Evan Chender

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Utilizing his experience as a chef Evan Chender has set out to produce niche crops for chefs such as edible flowers and more exotic cultivars and types of vegetables. It's this niche approach which has given him an edge in his market place. While a lot of other farmers just grow salad mix, Evan stands out because he produces crops that others don't. 

Today's episode was brought to you by Audible.  Sign up for Audible's 30 Day Trial and get a FREE audiobook download.

View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes.

Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau's Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop.

Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.

Sep 27 2017

1hr 3mins

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DTW236: Forward Progress by Stopping... DO THE WORK - Day 236

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DO THE WORK PODCAST: A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work.  Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer.Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support Listen to more episodes at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast

Mar 22 2017

4mins

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VOC Replay: The Rise of the Mushroom with Peter McCoy

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Support Peter's Kickstarter

It's fungal intelligence that I will be exploring today with the brilliant Peter McCoy. Peter is self-taught mycologist with 15 years of accumulated study and experience, Peter is an original founder of Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization and movement that teaches the skills needed to work with mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological resilience

Peter is also author of the book Radical Mycology, an in depth and comprehensive look at mycology and mushroom cultivation. This book is a beast, it's nearly 700 pages, and covers a variety of topics related to mycology, some common, so not so common. There's a ton of interest concepts and ideas in that book, a few of which we will be exploring today.

In this episode, we get into a wide variety of subject matter related to mycology from Remediation, importance of mycorrhizal fungi, fungi with annual crops, future of medicinal mushrooms and medicine, marketing versus effectiveness in some mushroom based products, and future of psilocybin mushrooms in medicine.

The reason that we are able to get into all this subjects isn't because of me. It's because of Peter. Peter's brilliant. There's a lot here, enjoy it.

Learn more at permaculturevoices.com/132

Dec 01 2017

1hr 40mins

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20 Years of Building Soil with Cover Crops - The Real Results (FSFS186)

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Nicolas Donck of Crystal Organic farm joins me to talk about how growing cover crops for the past 20 years have impacted his soil.  How have trace minerals and compost teas helped with his soil and crops.  Why he grows so much under high tunnels and what are some of the big challenges to growing crops in the south.  Nicolas grows on a multigenerational farm, with 7 acres in production, 2 of which are under protected culture. Crystal Organic Farm is one of the oldest certified organic farms in the SouthEast.

Follow Nicolas:

https://www.instagram.com/crystalorganicfarm/

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot

Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

Oct 28 2019

1hr 10mins

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The Importance of Self-Care On the Farm (FSFS191)

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Jordan MacPhee of Maple Bloom farm joins me to talk about facing challenges on the farm this year, just like any of us out there in the field. Physical and mental challenges that he had to deal with. Right now, just postseason, when all of the problems you’ve just faced are fresh in your mind, do a mental inventory of what you’ve faced. Think about what you can do to better mitigate or handle those problems next year. You’re not going to be perfect, none of us ever are. But we can reflect and learn, and that’s what this episode is all about.

Follow Jordan https://www.instagram.com/maplebloomfarm/

Learn how to start a Profitable Microgreens Business http://bit.ly/learntogrowmicrogreens

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot

Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

Dec 09 2019

1hr 9mins

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Farming Trees Not Vegetables - Maintenance, Less Harvesting and Sales - All Less Work Than You Might Think

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Today's episode is a BEST OF episode, which is a replay of a previously aired episode.  Enjoy!

Stefan Sobkowiak of The Miracle Farm is encouraging more vegetable farmers to consider planting some fruit trees. And to start planting some trees now, so they are established and producing when you or the vegetable farming gets old. Now you may be saying, "I barely have enough time to do the work that I am doing now." Establishing this orchard might not take as much time as you think. And the slow growth of trees might be on your side. As Stefan will talk about in this episode he manages his whole operation on just 50 hours per year. That includes all pruning, training, irrigation, spraying, clean-up, the whole lot. And he thinks that one person could maintain 4 to 6 acres. Overall making it a doable takes that makes your farming enterprise less fragile while adding some diversity to your farmer's market booth or CSA box. If that sounds intriguing stay tuned.

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot

Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

Dec 06 2019

1hr 13mins

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The Farming Lifestyle - Homestead to Farm with Jesse Frost (FSFS190)

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Farmer and Homesteader Jesse Frost joins me to talk about his journey into homesteading and farming.  How and when did it go from homesteading to farming, and what was that like?  Jesse also hosts the No-Till Growers Podcast https://www.notillgrowers.com/

Follow Jesse https://www.instagram.com/roughdraftfarmstead

Learn how to start a Profitable Microgreens Business http://bit.ly/learntogrowmicrogreens

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot

Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

Dec 02 2019

1hr 1min

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Raising Cattle on Without a lot of Land - What's Possible (Ask Darby)

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Darby answers a question about raising cows or sheep when you don't have much land.

This BEST OF episode is a replay of a previous episode of the Grassfed Life Podcast - https://apple.co/2m75EVG

Grassfed Life Courses:

https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses

Nov 23 2019

8mins

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Common Microgreen Diseases and Solutions to Them (FSFS189)

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Molds, fungus, viruses - oh my! Depending on your growing environment you may encounter one or perhaps even all of these diseases. And what do you do once you encounter them? If there’s a small section of mold on your tray, for example, what do you do with that tray? Do you scrap the whole tray or can you harvest the unaffected part? We ask these questions with long-time grower and microgreen expert Chis Thoreau, this week, on FSFS.

Learn how to start a Profitable Microgreens Business https://microgreens.teachable.com/courses

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot

Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

Nov 18 2019

1hr 13mins

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Building a Farm Following Online and In-Person with Josh Sattin (FSFS188)

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Farmer Josh Sattin from Sattin Hill Farm joins me to talk about how he built up a farm following for his new farm pretty quickly - both online and in-person with local chefs.  He shares strategies for how he did that and how it has helped with sales. 

He also gets into the various ways he is building soil on-farm from his no-till methods to using wood chip mulch in his pathways to utilizing chickens to prepare new growing areas.

Follow Josh:

https://www.instagram.com/sattinhillfarm

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHynVrKVZtTXf3hndd2ZR4A

No-Till Growers:

https://www.notillgrowers.com/

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot

Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

Nov 11 2019

1hr 10mins

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Raising American Guinea Hogs, The Homestead Pig with Cathy Payne

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This BEST OF episode is a replay of a previous episode of the Grassfed Life Podcast - https://apple.co/2m75EVG

Grassfed Life Courses:

https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses

While American Guinea Hogs are suited to a wide variety of environments and will do better than most breeds on low-grade forage, they prefer lush pastures with clover along with access to minerals, kitchen scraps, quality hay in winter, clean water to drink, access to a muddy wallow, minimal shelter from precipitation and wind, dry bedding, and perhaps a small amount of grain. They thrive where ranging and grazing is a constant activity giving them plenty of exercise. They are minimal rooters when good grazing and adequate feed is available.

Learn more at https://www.grassfedlife.co

Nov 09 2019

49mins

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Tackling Challenges on a Small Farm (FSFS187)

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This week’s interview on FSFS features a season’s end reflection on a timeless topic; the challenges of farming. More specifically, the challenges unique to a small scale farm with Benny and Courtney Pino of Loblolly Farm. Specifically, we discuss caterpillar tunnels, weed pressure, and irrigation. We also address their plans for solutions to these issues coming into 2020.

Follow Loblolly:

https://www.instagram.com/loblollyfarm/

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot

Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

Nov 04 2019

1hr 1min

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20 Years of Building Soil with Cover Crops - The Real Results (FSFS186)

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Nicolas Donck of Crystal Organic farm joins me to talk about how growing cover crops for the past 20 years have impacted his soil.  How have trace minerals and compost teas helped with his soil and crops.  Why he grows so much under high tunnels and what are some of the big challenges to growing crops in the south.  Nicolas grows on a multigenerational farm, with 7 acres in production, 2 of which are under protected culture. Crystal Organic Farm is one of the oldest certified organic farms in the SouthEast.

Follow Nicolas:

https://www.instagram.com/crystalorganicfarm/

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot

Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

Oct 28 2019

1hr 10mins

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75 Chicks to 10000 - No Experience to Full Time Farmer with Ronan Byrne

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This BEST OF episode is a replay of a previous episode.

Grassfed Life Courses:

https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses

Ronan' story is so simple, so common, yet uniquely inspiring; IT IS GREAT. This is a real story from a real person. Starting with 75 chicks eight years ago and growing that to over 10,000 today. Going from the corporate world to full-time farmer; Ronan didn't start as a farmer, he became a farmer. In a world of negativity, there are a lot of people out there doing absolutely great things. People just like you. People that listen to this show. Ronan is one of them. These are the stories that inspire me to keep doing what I do and give me hope in a better future. The change is happening out there. You might not see it yet, but it's happening.

Grassfed Life Courses:

https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses

Oct 23 2019

1hr 16mins

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The Many Reasons Why Microgreens Might NOT Be a Fit For You (FSFS185)

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Microgreen Grower Chris Thoreau and I discuss a variety of reasons why microgreens might not be a fit for you. This is a realistic look at what growing microgreens as a business is really like.  From quick turn around times week after week to attention to detail to scaleability to the day to day drudgery - they aren't a perfect business, yet nothing is.  

Chris's Growing Your Microgreens Business Course:  http://bit.ly/learntogrowmicrogreens

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot

Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

Oct 21 2019

1hr 6mins

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How to Hire the Right Person for Your Farm - Advice From a 20 Year Hiring Specialist (FSFS184)

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Hiring troubles?  Nervous about hiring?  Then this is the episode for you.  I am joined by Farmer and HR Specialist Jeremy Tolley of Red Thread Farm.  Jeremy has spent the past 20 years of his career in HR, recruiting and training. He's hired (directly or through my staff) literally thousands of people.  In this episode, he will share his experiences hiring and give tips and advice to help you with the hiring process on your farm.  If you need to hire someone in the near future, then this a must-listen.

Follow Jeremy:

https://www.instagram.com/redthreadfarm/

https://www.redthreadfarm.com

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot

Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

Oct 14 2019

1hr 31mins

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Growing A Farm with The Resources You Have with Loblolly Flower Farm

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Benny and Courtney Pino from Loblolly Farm join me to talk about some of the challenges they face with the scale they are at.  They aren't quite big enough to be where they want, but growing has its own set of challenges.  How are they approaching this growth wall, and what lies ahead for them?

Follow Loblolly at https://www.instagram.com/loblollyfarm/

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot

Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

Oct 07 2019

1hr 3mins

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Building Soils with Min-Till, Biochar and Compost

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Farmer and Soil Consultant James Hutchinson joins me to talk about his method for building soils on his Tasmanian farm.  He utilizes minimum tillage alongside composting, cover cropping and biochar to build soil in his permabeds.  He will give advice on getting soils tests and making hot and cold compost.

Follow James:

https://www.instagram.com/longleyorganic

https://www.instagram.com/activevistagram/

James' online Farm Store:

https://www.activevista.com.au/

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot

Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i

Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

Sep 30 2019

57mins

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Breeding Trees, Restoring a Piece of America’s Past and Establishing a Piece of Our Agricultural Future with Phil Rutter

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This is a replay of a previously aired episode - #57.

NOTE: BADGERSETT HAS SINCE SHUT DOWN BUSINESS OPERATIONS. PLEASE DO NOT ORDER ANYTHING FROM THEIR COMPANY.

An interview with Phil Rutter of Badgersett Research Corporation.

We talk about why perennial based woody agriculture is important and how chestnuts and hazelnuts fit into that. We also talk a lot about plant breed and using mass selection to find genotypes that have the traits that you are looking for.

NOTE: BADGERSETT HAS SINCE SHUT DOWN BUSINESS OPERATIONS. PLEASE DO NOT ORDER ANYTHING FROM THEIR COMPANY.

Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter

Small Farm Tools and Microgreens Supplies https://www.paperpot.co/

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Sep 14 2019

1hr 3mins

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Feel Better, Farm Better Live Better - A Farmer Wellness Episode with Scott Hebert (FSFS181)

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Scott Hebert and I talk about how Scott has created a functional balance in life between business and non-business.  He also talks about some of the changes he has made to improve his life on farm and off-farm including getting more fit so he can think and farm better.

Connect with Scott:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flavourfulfarms

YouTube: https://bit.ly/2u3WxIW

Listen to past episodes: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Jun 06 2019

1hr 16mins

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Sell More Flowers - The Different Market Streams for Cut Flowers (FSFS180)

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Benny and Courtney Pino from Loblolly Farm join me to talk about all of the different potential market streams for small scale cut flower growers.  From selling to distributors to florists to designers there are a lot of potential outlets to sell to as a grower.  We will discuss each model hitting on the pros and cons of each, so you can hopefully find a market stream that works for you.  The whole key is finding the best one that fits your farm and your context.

Connect with Benny & Courtney:

Follow Loblolly at https://www.instagram.com/loblollyfarm/

Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Jun 01 2019

1hr 14mins

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Be You - Everyone Doesn't Need to Be A Farm or Land Designer with Javan Bernakevitch (PVP250)

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Javan Bernakevitch and I talk about following your interests, making shifts in what you do over time, and writing your best life story.   Vote for Javan's documentary: https://www.storyhive.com/project/show/id/5056 https://allpointsdesign.ca/aforestoffood   Connect with Javan: All Points Land Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/ All Points Life Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/life-design/intro/

My Podcasts: Farm Small, Farm Smart: http://bit.ly/2vMUDvX Grass Fed Life: http://bit.ly/2uOsLTH Voices of Change: http://bit.ly/2vrn81r Do The Work: https://apple.co/2ERsLHZ

My Business: Paperpot Transplanter: http://www.paperpot.co

May 28 2019

1hr 19mins

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The Farmer’s Office - The Business of Farming with Emma Hendel (FSFS179)

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Emma Hendel of Fair Share Farm gives us a look at the work that happens behind the scenes to support and enable field production.  She cover’s what she does in the office on a weekly basis for their farm.  Tasks include book keeping, market, and communicating with customers.  In this episode there are tips for increasing your time bandwidth and some thoughts about the upside of on farm sales.

Connect with Emma:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/fair_share_farm

Website: https://www.fairsharefarm.net/

Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast

Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/

Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

May 23 2019

1hr 18mins

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One Essential Trait You Might Not Have with Javan Bernakevitch (PVP249)

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Javan Bernakevitch and I talk about the importance of compassion.  Why it might not come easily for some people, and why we all should look to try to use more of it.   Connect with Javan: All Points Land Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/ All Points Life Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/life-design/intro/

My Podcasts: Farm Small, Farm Smart: http://bit.ly/2vMUDvX Grass Fed Life: http://bit.ly/2uOsLTH Voices of Change: http://bit.ly/2vrn81r Do The Work: https://apple.co/2ERsLHZ

My Business: Paperpot Transplanter: http://www.paperpot.co

May 17 2019

51mins

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