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PV3 – Broadacre Video Package

$99.00

Video and slides from 9 broadacre presentations from PV3.  Presentations from Darren Doherty, Greg Judy, Jack Spirko, and more.  All video is fully downloadable.

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Are you interested in broadacre agriculture and permaculture?

Do you want to start and/or run a profitable broadacre operation?

If so, then learn from some of the best in the business.

People running successful broadacre agriculture and permaculture businesses.

With the broadacre video package watch over 20 hours of presentations from Greg Judy, Darren Doherty, Jack Spirko, and more.

Watch online or download the videos.  You will have lifetime access.

Presentation slides included.


The broadacre package includes presentations from six individuals who make their living by implementing what they talk about.  These aren’t researchers or theorists.  These are farmers and business owners who are running successful businesses.  And their presentations are based on their real world experiences – what’s worked, and what hasn’t. 

The presenters include:

Darby Simpson has transitioned himself from a successful mechanical engineer into a full time farmer and enjoys the many benefits that come with being self sufficient in ones livelihood. His success shows it is possible to build a business from scratch with little or no knowledge of what Joel Salatin affectionately calls “lunatic farming”.

Darren Doherty is a 5th generation Bendigo farmer, developer, author & trainer and has been involved in the design & development of nearly 2000, mostly broadacre projects across 5 continents in close to 50 countries, ranging from 1 million hectare cattle stations in Australia’s Kimberly region to 110,000 acre Estancia’s in Patagonia, to family farms across the globe with a range of private, corporate, government & non-profit clients.

Greg Judy grazes animals at Green Pastures Farm in Rucker, Missouri with his wife Jan. They raise cattle, sheep, horses, goats, pigs, and chickens on grass pasture in balance with nature. They use no antibiotics, no hormone implants and no grain. The livestock graze rich pasture 100% of their lives.

Eliza Greenman is an organic orchardist, fruit explorer, nurserywoman, ruralist, story teller, and advocate for the preservation of ancient and rare genetics of apple cultivars.

Grant Schultz is the Founder of Versaland and known in some circles as the “Mad Scientist of Permaculture”. Grant develops new tools and techniques for creating and managing agroecosystems, including GPS Keyline technology, custom tree planters, and electric tractors. Leveraging a background in agricultural and commercial land management and brokerage, Grant will share innovative ways to gain land access, design a diverse farm, and create a broadacre permaculture farm that yields abundant rewards.

Jack Spirko currently lives north Texas on rugged 3 acre piece of land which is being transformed via a combination of livestock management, permaculture and earthworks into a modern permaculture showcase. The property is being used as a school to bring permaculture into the main stream world based on a combination of beauty and easy to understand results. Jack’s primary goal in Permaculture today is to insure that it gains broader main stream appeal and is adopted by many individuals who are not generally thought of as Permaculture’s target audience.

The value of their experience is priceless.

You can take advantage of their years of experience – the successes and the FAILURES – to leverage your own efforts – focusing on what works and avoiding what doesn’t.

This wasn’t even possible when a lot of the speakers started their careers, because these models didn’t exist. They literally had to build them.

But it’s possible now and the profitable models exist.

The presenters will share some of those models in this video package


What will you get out of the video?

Some of the key takeaways from presentations included with this package:

  • A successful marketing strategy can be extremely effective and very inexpensive.
  • Failure to implement a working and profitable cash flow strategy is disastrous for full-time farming.
  • There are people who are successful and there are those that are not and there are patterns and processes to explain both.
  • Successfully establishing and integrating woody plant systems into broadacre production landscapes is not a light-hearted activity
  • Success involves some serious planning (landscape, economic and social), excellent ground preparation and establishment techniques, strategic management, on-going, long-term commitment and a preparedness in many cases to think and invest well beyond your own lifetime
  • Yes “trees will grow” but lets do a great job of seeing them do as well as they can and that your investments are both validated and rewarded
  • With this Planned High Density Grazing presentation you can learn how to make a very good living from the land while healing it with your grazing management
  • It all comes down to management, you can build vibrant healthy soil , diverse wildlife populations, clean water cycle, produce healthy food, all powered by solar energy herbivores.
  • Leasing land is much more profitable than owning it when beginning your farming operation
  • The key to successful leases is learning how to work with landowners as your develop their land.
  • Some common permaculture landscape prescriptions (like swales) can be detrimental to fruit production in certain areas.
  • Learning how these trees want to grow is key to planning a successful orchard
  • Having a plan for harvest efficiency is key to any fruit business
  • You can produce low-input organic ugly fruit, but you’ll need a niche market to sell it
  • Ducks represent and underrated niche market
  • Ducks are perfectly suited to the part time farmer
  • Ducks can help you build a customer base for other product sales
  • Ducks are soft on land when properly rotated and improve brittle land
  • Yes “trees will grow” but lets do a great job of seeing them do as well as they can and that your investments are both validated and rewarded
  • There are people who are successful and there are those that are not and there are patterns and processes to explain both.

What you get?

  • Video from 9 different talks covering a variety of broadacre agriculture and permaculture topics.  Over 20 hours of content total.
    • Each video has the slides embedded right into the video (see the sample video below).
    • You can read all of the presentations descriptions below.
  • You can watch all of the video online or you can download it.
    • All video is downloadable via Vimeo.  

Presentations Included:

  1. Darby Simpson: Farm Marketing & Business Planning: Real World Proven Strategies (3HR)
  2. Darren Doherty: Startup Case Studies: Regrarians’ Clients who are Making their Way (3HR)
  3. Darren Doherty: Broadacre Agroforestry Integration — A Whole of Industry Approach – Session 1 (3HR)
  4. Darren Doherty: Broadacre Agroforestry Integration — A Whole of Industry Approach – Session 2 (3HR)
  5. Eliza Greenman: A New Fruit Culture: Planning and Managing Orchards for Production, Ethics and Niche Markets (1HR)
  6. Grant Schultz: Making Permaculture Pay: Proven Business Blueprints (1 HR)
  7. Greg Judy: Successful Implementation Using High Density Planned Grazing (3HR)
  8. Greg Judy: The Economics For Leasing Land, How To Find It and Develop It For Maximum Income (3HR)
  9. Jack Spirko: Ducks for Fun, Profit and Land Development (1HR)

How much does it cost?

  • $99 gets you access to all of the broadacre videos.  This content is fully downloadable.
  • Satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are dissatisfied for whatever reason. We will refund you in full within the first 7 days.

Wondering what the video will look like?

Here’s a sample of what you’ll get…


Taylor Walker: Perennial Vegetables for Profit



Jack Spirko: Taking Regenerative Agriculture Forward




 

 

Presentation Descriptions:


Darby Simpson: Farm Marketing & Business Planning: Real World Proven Strategies (3HR)

Regardless of what products you are farming, you must have a diversified marketing and business plan for your farm to be successful. Darby Simpson has developed from scratch a “real world”, successful direct marketing approach for his farm thru nearly 10 years of trial and error. In addition, he has figured out a cash flow system which works for his operation, that for years didn’t include much in the way of a “line of credit”.

In his three hour workshop, he’ll cover all of the basics you will need to successfully sell your products for a profit. The marketing portion will focus on how to build a marketing list, marketing displays, free marketing tools, how to select a farmers market, customer interaction and eduction, income diversification, working with restaurants or health food stores and more. During the business planning session he will deal with various business strategies, cash flow management, production cost analysis, economies of scale, setting retail and bulk program prices, tracking expenses, liability insurance, legal protection and more.

While Darby’s presentation will be tailored around his pasture based meat enterprise, the materiel covered will be applicable for anyone desiring to make a full-time living from any sustainable farming enterprise. None of the information presented will be theory, but rather real world techniques used by Darby & Brandy Simpson on their farm. In 2015, their farm produced and sold over $165,000 in product and was the sole source of livelihood for their family of four.

Key Takeaways List:

  • A successful marketing strategy can be extremely effective and very inexpensive.
  • Failure to implement a working and profitable cash flow strategy is disastrous for full-time farming.

In this presentation you will learn…

  • How to select a great farmers market (and avoid terrible ones).
  • Where (and where not) to spend limited marketing dollars.
  • How to identify and educate key customers that will support your farm.
  • Why you should happily spend countless hours educating customers.
  • How Excel never lies and why you should listen to it when setting prices.
  • What type-a errors to avoid that will put you out of business before you even realize your dream of farming full-time.
  • How to predict and manage a profitable cash flow for your farm.
  • How to implement tried and true strategies to successfully sell your product for a good profit.
  • There will be no “theory” presented in this workshop.

Learn more at…


Darren Doherty: Startup Case Studies: Regrarians’ Clients who are Making their Way (3HR)

This presentation will follow the progress of a number of Regrarians’ clients who have negotiated the enterprise startup phase and have succeeded in reflecting their individual site, personal and financial contexts.

We will explore how success means different things to different people and that financial success is not just where fulfillment lays — and establish some emerging patterns for why some enterprises and landscapes march ahead with progress.

Too often we’ve been faced with clients who are not wanting to deal with their Holistic Context from the get go and do so at their own peril — if you are not clear on your raison d’être then its going to be difficult for you to plan to have a successful production landscape enterprise.

How does the Regrarians Platform (RP) apply in generating a greater likelihood of achieving a measure of success? By being thorough and following a process of holistic due diligence that’s how! Applying the RP, in particular, 1.Climate, 2.Geography & 3.Water, is a means by which you can establish an appreciation of the linkages between your own economic/social context and that of the landscape (s) in which your enterprise operates.

1. CLIMATE – You, Enterprise, Risk, Weather

2. GEOGRAPHY – Landform, Components, Proximity

3. WATER – Storage, Harvesting, Reticulation

4. ACCESS – Roads, Tracks, Trails, Markets, Utilities, People

5. FORESTRY – Blocks, Shelter, Savannah, Orchards, Natural

6. BUILDINGS – Homes, Sheds, Portable, Yards

7. FENCING – Permanent, Electric, Cross, Living

8. SOILS – Planned Grazing, Minerals, Fertility, Crops

9. ECONOMY – Data, Analysis, Strategy, Value Chain

10. ENERGY – Photosynthesis, Generation, Storage

If 1.CLIMATE is the rules of your game then 2.GEOGRAPHY is the board game, and 3.WATER determines the productive capacity, with 4.ACCESS the means by which you get to your system. We have to get these 4 factors in place in order to pay for the remaining 6, though 9.ECONOMY is the day to day of keeping it all going.

Our old saying of you, “…have to be BLUE (water & smart) before you’re GREEN (vegetation & cash flow) and BLACK (profitable & carbon positive) comes into play with this discussion…”  We will provide all attendees of this workshop with a copy of the Regrarians eHandbook Climate Chapter as this provides some key insights and tools to help you direct both yourself and your clients towards a more holistic measure of success.

Key Takeaways List:

  • That the Regrarians Platform is a great tool for both start-ups and existing agricultural enterprises to have a higher degree of success
  • There are people who are successful and there are those that are not and there are patterns and processes to explain both.

In this presentation you will learn…

  • Learn the reasons for the success of a range of start-ups
  • Understanding how financial capital is important but that its access is not always conventional
  • How equity is something that is built and not necessarily something you start with and that’s OK
  • Why risk is OK as long as you’re prepared for it
  • Increase your appreciation of how if you plan to succeed then you’ve got a better chance of doing so
  • Create outcomes that reflect your holistic context so you get where you want to go and when you to get there

Darren Doherty: Broadacre Agroforestry Integration — A Whole of Industry Approach – Session 1 & 2 (6HR, 3HR Each)

Deforestation across the planet has been a hallmark outcome of the agricultural activities of humanity. Within the Regrarians Platform we are clear that regenerative agricultural ecosystems should actually be planned and managed as forests — its just a matter of determining how assemblies of perennial woody plants can be feasibly integrated using a wide range of layout types.
The magnitude of the task of broadacre agroforestry integration is such that a whole of industry approach is undertaken — what does this entail and how can this be part of an emerging and on-going value chain.
Successfully establishing and integrating woody plant systems into broadacre production landscapes is not a light-hearted activity. It involves some serious planning (landscape, economic and social), excellent ground preparation and establishment techniques, strategic management, on-going, long-term commitment and a preparedness, in many cases, to think and invest well beyond your own lifetime.
Some of the common questions we will look to answer are:
* Which systems and species do I plant and where?
* How can I profit from agroforestry when trees take a long time to grow?
* What are the other benefits to my landscape and agricultural enterprise?
* What are the establishment and on-going management costs?* What are the returns I can expect over time?
* Where can I get support?* How much labour is it going to take?
The day will be broken up into four sections:
SESSION 1 (830:1200)
A. Regrarians’ Forestry — this presentation will demonstrate a range of systems, layouts and the integrated industry approach required
B. Forestry Economics — study a number of tools that Regrarians have developed over the last 23 years of involvement in regenerative forestry industry development and management
SESSION 2 (130:430)
C. Case Studies — analysis of a range of Regrarians clients and colleague’s who have successfully integrated an array of forestry and associated industrial systems.
D. Participatory Interactive — using an actual site, and following the Regrarians Platform, together we map out the concept of a broadacre agroforestry system and support industrial services.

Key Takeaways List:

  • Successfully establishing and integrating woody plant systems into broadacre production landscapes is not a light-hearted activity
  • Success involves some serious planning (landscape, economic and social), excellent ground preparation and establishment techniques, strategic management, on-going, long-term commitment and a preparedness in many cases to think and invest well beyond your own lifetime
  • Yes “trees will grow” but lets do a great job of seeing them do as well as they can and that your investments are both validated and rewarded

In this presentation you will learn…

  • Understand how broadacre agroforestry systems can be beneficial and economically feasible
  • Appreciate the increased real estate value agroforestry can provide but also the broader ecosystem services benefits that can be sources of income to a growing system.
  • How both conventional & innovative financial, legal and property structures can help fund and manage these systems
  • How to mitigate the risk associated with longer term forestry-based investments
  • Enriched future opportunities for vocational training
  • Grow a new local industry by your leadership and best practice
  • Create networks, industry linkages locally, regionally, nationally and globally
  • Learn some integrated forestry system planning skills

Eliza Greenman: A New Fruit Culture: Planning and Managing Orchards for Production, Ethics and Niche Markets (1HR)

When creating a farm business that features tree fruit, there are various planning and management methods to consider for successfully producing fruit that agrees with your ethics and your market outlets.

This talk will walk through several important topics one must consider when planting tree crops to produce fruit on a commercial scale for niche markets.

From design to layout, rootstocks to stocking densities, management with animals to harvest for niche markets, and the economics that tie into it all.

Though this talk is geared towards apples, the thinking presented is translatable into other tree fruits such as chestnuts, stone fruits and pears.

Eliza Greenman is a trained forester and horticulturalist who has practiced permaculture as it apples to orchard systems since 2008.

Key Takeaways List:

  • Some common permaculture landscape prescriptions (like swales) can be detrimental to fruit production in certain areas.
  • Learning how these trees want to grow is key to planning a successful orchard
  • Having a plan for harvest efficiency is key to any fruit business
  • You can produce low-input organic ugly fruit, but you’ll need a niche market to sell it

In this presentation you will learn…

  • The economics of different orchard layouts

  • Swales are not a universal answer

  • What it takes to produce fruit for hard cider outlets

  • How one can avoid earthworks through rootstock selection

  • There are a LOT of fruit cultivars out there which will perform better than others, some named and some waiting to be found

  • To learn the often overlooked points of tree fruit growing and how their importance will help you to both save money and headache, but also to make more of an income in the future.

  • To be able to design food forests and orchards that have the ability to become commercial enterprises.

Learn more at…

Learn more about Eliza’s approach to orchards and her musings, check out her blog on unconventional apple growing at Elizapples.com.  Also follow the hashtags: #thefruitexplorers and #eatuglyapples on twitter, facebook and instagram.


Grant Schultz: Making Permaculture Pay: Proven Business Blueprints (1 HR)

Grant Schultz will share the exact process he uses to develop profitable and synergistic permaculture enterprises at Versaland, a 145-acre multi-enterprise permaculture farm that operates a nursery, pasture-raised livestock, vegetables, mushrooms, honey, and tree crops.  

Key Takeaway List:

  • We will go over a series of ventures and a few light-speed enterprise budgets

In this presentation you will learn…

  • A few immediately applicable templates  for permaculture based businesses.

Greg Judy: Successful Implementation Using High Density Planned Grazing (3HR)

This presentation will be covering all the topics involved with implementing a high density planned grazing operation from ground zero.  It will explain the difference in high density grazing versus rotational grazing.  How to convert over to high density grazing and why you may want to. Every step will be covered of what works and what does not work. 

It does not matter if you have one acre or 2000 acres, this management practice will work on either.  You will learn how to monitor livestock in their daily grazing periods. You can use this information to heal the land with their daily grazing behavior.

Livestock bunched together and moved frequently are a tremendous soil building machine. Only this machine runs on solar energy instead of fossil fuel. The mob of livestock defecate, urinate and trample forage onto the ground surface which feeds billions of soil microbes, resulting in an explosion of new grass and forbs. With the livestock constantly being moved to fresh forage, they are leaving behind all the parasites and pests. The soil life under the surface has a daily smorgasbord to devour, which eliminates the need for fertilizer applications.

Easy simple economical fencing and watering techniques will be covered. With any livestock operation you must be able to keep the animals where you want them and provide them with high quality water. Will go over the do’s and dont’s of water and fencing that make a great grazing operation perform without all the daily maintenance. Build it right at the very beginning you are done.  Moving the animals with different rest periods will be covered. How much forage do you graze off? How much rest period between grazings? What should the pasture look like when you turn your animals in and the condition of the pasture when they come out? How to daily monitor your plants and livestock to ensure everything is going as planned. Growing forage for winter grazing to reduce hay dependency is a huge economical boost to your farm income, this will be covered in depth.

Selecting the right genetics for your forage based operation is critical. You cannot bring in animals that were bred for grain feeding and expect them to prosper on solely grass. Most of the animals today are bred for getting fat in a feedlot, not in a pasture full of grass. Will go over in detail with pictures so that you can easily identify the correct animals to use on your farm. 

If you want to make money with animals grazing their own forage every day, you really will get a full knowledge of how to go home and do it.

Key Takeaway List:

  • With this Planned High Density Grazing presentation you can learn how to make a very good living from the land while healing it with your grazing management
  • It all comes down to management, you can build vibrant healthy soil , diverse wildlife populations, clean water cycle, produce healthy food, all powered by solar energy herbivores. Let’s do it!

In this presentation you will learn…

  • Learn how to regenerate your farms soil by using a mob of animals
  • Learn proper rest and recovery periods between grazing’s
  • How to monitor your animals and forages daily to ensure maximum performance
  • Grow more nutritious grass by learning the methods of high density planned grazing
  • Increased profits by grazing more animals over time
  • Lower your cost of production by eliminating fertilizer, lime, seeding, mowing, baling

Learn more at…

Several books that you can read to bring you up to speed are “Comeback Farms, Rejuvenating Soils, Pastures and Profits with Livestock Grazing Management.” “ No Risk Ranching, Custom Grazing On Leased Land”. You can also go to our website: Greenpasturesfarm.net for more articles and methods we are using on our farms.


Greg Judy: The Economics For Leasing Land, How To Find It and Develop It For Maximum Income (3HR)

This presentation will cover the steps involved in finding land to lease, securing a lease, economics of leasing land and low input methods for developing the land.

The more undeveloped the land is the better candidate it is for getting an economical long term lease. With a blank piece of idle land with no infrastructure in place, you have more to offer the landowner. What has not worked well with leasing land will be explained to give you some red flags to watch out for.  We will go over what works and does not work with meeting prospective landowners. To be successful in securing long term land leases it requires building good relationships with the landowner. The landowner needs to be involved or kept up to date with what you are doing on their land.

Once you get a lease, how do you develop it economically? Fencing, water, handling and loading facilities will be covered. Timber stand improvement methods will be discussed. 

Adding other enterprises besides cattle? Multi-species will be covered. Timber management, mushroom enterprises, hunting, recreational activities. Custom grazing livestock for other people brings in immediate income with no risk. Do’s and don’ts of custom grazing are discussed.  Advantages of leasing versus owning land. Leasing land is a great way to build a high profit operation from the ground up with very little equity required.  Using leased land is a huge unfair advantage simply from the standpoint that you do not make any land payments or are expected to pay land taxes on the property every year. The lease payment is 100% tax deductible, land payments are not. There is no interest payments to the bank, you make the lease payment; remaining income is yours to keep.  How to market what you raise off the leased land. Developing your own market without being dependent on a commodity market. How to become a price setter, not a price taker. Building multiple income streams from your leased land. If you don’t fail at one thing a year, you are not thinking outside the box enough.

Key Takeaway List:

  • Leasing land is much more profitable than owning it when beginning your farming operation
  • The key to successful leases is learning how to work with landowners as your develop their land.

In this presentation you will learn…

  • How to secure land without incurring debt to begin your farming operation
  • Learn how to build your operation with minimal equity
  • This presentation will show you how to find economical leased land and secure long land leases
  • Land is the biggest cost of any ag business, learn how to eliminate that cost right at the start
  • Learn the highly profitable economic enterprises developed with leased land
  • This presentation will give you everything you need to know to lease land successfully
  • 1999 we were broke, today we have 15 farms, no debt, 100% full time rancher, not possible without leased land
  • There is no other legal method that is as profitable as securing long leases on idle land and healing it with grazing animals

Learn more at…

To get a jump start on the topics to be covered in this presentation you can read “No Risk Ranching, Custom Grazing On Leased Land” available on our website: greenpasturesfarm.net.


Jack Spirko: Ducks for Fun, Profit and Land Development (1HR)

Move over chickens it is time for a new bird to take the lead.  Well, perhaps not the lead but definitely a better seat at the table.  Two years ago well-known speaker and Podcaster Jack Spirko, along with his wife Dorothy decided to step into farming for profit, and Nine Mile Farm was born.  Initially focusing on chickens for farm fresh pastured eggs and meat they also kept a small flock of ducks just for fun.  They soon stumbled into a new and growing niche, pastured local duck eggs.  

It took a bit of effort to get their customers to try duck eggs but once they did the next decision was simple, out with the chickens and ramp up the ducks.  Rather than fight with over a hundred local producers to sell chicken eggs for 5-6 dollars a dozen the couple now stays constantly sold out selling duck eggs at 8 dollars a dozen.  With about 50% of their sales going to a single high end restaurant (Ida Clair – Named to the Top Ten list of new Dallas restaurants for 2015) and their other 50% going to direct to consumer sales.  

In his talk Jack will cover how to build up a flock fast and build a customer base just as quickly.  He will also discuss importance of looking like a professional farm in web presence, social media and even a dedicated phone number in gaining customers.  Jack will be discussing the top breeds for profit, why he doesn’t even think about “meat ducks” and how to use a single specialized product such as this to build a multiple product offering, while only needing to build a customer base once.   

Additionally in this talk you will learn some of the amazing reasons farming ducks for eggs makes more sense for many small land owners then chickens.  These include, less competition, higher profits, breeds that outlay chickens, a herdable and trainable flock, greater suitability for brittle land and more.  

You can learn  more about Jack and Dorothy Spirko’s duck exploits at their website www.ninemile.farm and though their YouTube miniseries located at www.theduckchronicles.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Ducks represent and underrated niche market
  • Ducks are perfectly suited to the part time farmer
  • Ducks can help you build a customer base for other product sales
  • Ducks are soft on land when properly rotated and improve brittle land

In this presentation you will learn…

  • How to inexpensively build a customer base
  • The right breeds for profitability
  • How to easily set up rotational grazing with ducks
  • Low tech water solutions that spread fertility
  • How to get 100% of your customers to come to you
  • How to work a list if you ever have a surplus of eggs
  • Management practices that produce a superior product
  • How to make your cull ducks worth more than a so called “meat duck”

Learn more at…

  • www.ninemile.farm
  • www.duckchronicles.com
  • www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/tag/permaculture

Invest in Yourself

I am a big believer in investing in yourself…

The one thing in this world that you have control over is yourself – what you know and what you can do. No one can take that away from you and you can take it with you wherever you go.

If you get laid off or have to be relocated, what you know goes with you. And people who know more are able to deal with change easier than those who don’t.

Build resiliency into your life by increasing what you know and who you know, so you can then look for opportunity.

The only way to get true freedom is by being able to take control of your own financial destiny. You can only do that if you have a plan and the skills to execute it.

I believe that these videos are one way to add some of the those skills to your toolbox. 

Regardless, keep learning and keep going for it.