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 …

The Challenges and Successes of CSA Farming on 2 Acres with Sam McLemore of Bountiful Harvest Farms – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS107)

Sam’s taken a perspective that he gained on hiking the Appalachian trail and he has used it to help navigate the equally hard journey into being a full time vegetable farmer. Like the trail, Sam’s career as a farmer has spanned a lot of land going from 1/8 of an acre in town to two fenced acres a few years …

No-Till Farming in Rural Arkansas with farmer Brandon Gordon of 5 Acre Farms – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS106)

For today’s show we are going down to the State of Arkansas to talk to Brandon Lyons of 5 Acre Farms. Brandon is someone who transitioned into farming from the nursery trade way back in 2010. Since then he’s grown his farm to 1.25 acre, and during that same time he’s also grown his family getting married and having kids. …

600 Birds and $6000 – The 1 Acre Pastured Poultry Operation – Grass Fed Life (GFL65)

Running a profitable pastured poultry enterprise on just 1 acre, is it possible, and if so, what is possible? What’s that operation going to look like, what are the trade-offs and the costs? It’s an operation which could bring some nice cash flow into a homestead or diversify a farms revenue streams, and the time inputs and profits will surprise …