Overcoming Challenges and Creating Success Farming on the Side with Charles Mayfield – Grassfed Life (GFL74)

No one said starting a farm based business was easy. Charles Mayfield, my guest today, has faced a variety of challenge in his first year farming. Finding solid processors for livestock Very few options for Value Added products Accounting and money handling all done by hand Infrastructure- will need corral and livestock trailer at some point Figuring out the water …

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 …

Increasing Crop Quality – Better Soil, Better Crops with Dan Kittredge of BioNutrient.org (V234)

Dan Kittredge joins me to talk about building soil, soil health, and plant nutrition. Dan, a lifelong farmer and founder of bionutrient.org launched The Real Food Campaign (RFC) in 2008, to empower and educate farmers towards the production of quality food for the improvement of human health. His experience managing organic farms and developing sustainable agriculture techniques has connected him …

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 …

Dealing with the Practical Realities of Modern Day Homesteading with Chris and Lindsay Hodge of Haven Homestead (V233)

There’s something about homesteading that just attracts people; living on the land, off the land, building your own house, raising your own food people love the idea of homesteading. They dream about it and fantasize about the idea of doing it. But typically this dreaming only focuses on the hard skills that go along with homesteading – gardening, raising livestock, …