Start with What You Can and Grow – Season Extension, Farm Tools, and Improving Processes with Ray Tyler (FSFS114)

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 …

Which Poultry Feed Is Best – Inside the Numbers and the Ideology – Grassfed Life (GFL73)

Conventional, non-GMO, organic, corn/soy free – there are a lot of choices out there when it comes to poultry feed. Which one is the right choice? It depends. For Darby, up until this point he has always gone with non-GMO feed. He has done that for a few reasons: Ideology – being non-GMO was important from a personal context standpoint …

Increasing Farm Productivity and Efficiency with Michael Kilpatrick – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS113)

In 1999, the Kilpatrick family moved to Granville, NY to get away from “city life.” In Granville, they had enough land to garden, which was very exciting! After a couple of years, the garden grew, so much so that by 2002 brothers Philip and Michael began selling their produce to neighbors and the community at large. In 2003, Philip and …

5 Farmers Talk About Their Experiences Raising Pastured Poultry on Small Acreage – Grassfed Life (GFL71)

In this episode I will be talking to 5 farmers who are fairly new to raising pastured poultry.  We’ll find out what their initial experience has been like – what’s gone right and what’s gone wrong. None of my guests started out as farmers, and each is coming at pastured poultry from a different place, a different part of the …

Which Farm is Right for US – Analyzing and Buying a Farm with Emily and Patrick Nelson – Grassfed Life (GFL70)

When it comes to buying a farm, how do you select the right one? The first thoughts that run through people’s minds when they go to answer this question is things like, what features are on the land – water sources, pasture, trees, aspect. All important, but only one piece of the pie. The features on and of the land …

Micro Beef – Raising Grassfed Beef on Less Land Than You Thought Possible – Grassfed Life (GFL69)

Don’t have much land, not a problem, a lot is still possible. Recently Darby and I have gone through exactly what’s possible on small land with pastured poultry and with pigs. Each of these episodes showed that individually each enterprise could generate some significant cash flow on just one acre, and stacking the enterprises turns up the returns even more. …

Mastering Summer Greens – How 4 Farmers are Effectively and Productively Growing Salad Greens in the Heat – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS108)

Given summer heat growing certain crops can be really tough, especially greens. Given the tendency of the normally cool weather lettuces to bolt quickly, turn bitter, and have their foliage burn, many growers simply pass on trying to grow summer greens. The challenges are too great and the returns are too low. But not for all growers. Over the past …