Old School and New School Farmers – When Paradigms and Views Don’t Align – Grass Fed Life – Episode 26

[gap size=”75px”] What do you do if you have one view of agriculture, and your family has a different view of agriculture? And what do you do if your family owns land and farms on that land in a way that’s different than the way that you would farm? How do you navigate that situation?…

Hustle – The Biggest and Most Powerful Tool on The Farm, And It’s Free – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 25

[gap size=”75px”] The last few episodes have focused on stuff. The tools of farming. Today we are talking about the flip side of tools, the opposite of the physical. The mental side of things, in particular hustle. The best tools and the right stuff without the business sense, hustle, and effort won’t mean anything. The…

The Summer Grind – Dealing With and Setting Expectations for the Long Hours of Summer – Grass Fed Life – Episode 25

  [gap size=”75px”] So far this season we have covered everything from pastured poultry to pigs to cattle to sales and marketing. We’ve covered a lot, from the basics to the specifics. And based on the feedback it’s be helpful. Also, along the along the way we have received a lot of great questions from…

Small Scale Farming on the Cheap – What’s the least you could spend to start a farm? – Part 3 – The Tools – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 24

[gap size=”75px”] Part three of our series on Small Scale Farming on the Cheap – What’s the least you could spend to start a farm? Last week in Episode 23 we started going through the equipment needed, or perceived to be needed, when you start a farm along with the costs and advantages associated with…

Starting a Farm and Staying Married – A Couple’s Farm Start-Up Experience – Grass Fed Life – Episode 24

  [gap size=”75px”] Last week we heard from Brandy Simpson, Darby’s wife, on what starting a farm was like on the other side, the non-entrepreneur side, the spouse side. Today we’ll continue to round out that view, because this week Brandy is back, and joined by Darby, as they talk more about startup, their relationship,…

Crushing It and Failing – The Tale of Two Pastured Poultry Businesses Run by the Same Farmer with John McAuley of Healthy Hen Farms (PVP134)

[gap size=”50px”] Imagine it’s your first year in college and you get an offer to go be an apprentice on farm. You’ve never farmed before. And you’ve never really thought about farming before. Taking the offer means that you would need to drop out of college to commit to the apprenticeship. And so would you…

Small Scale Farming on the Cheap – What’s the least you could spend to start a farm? – Part 2 – The Tools – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 23

[gap size=”75px”] Part two of our series on Small Scale Farming on the Cheap – What’s the least you could spend to start a farm? Last week in Episode 22 we covered the base principles costs and equipment associated with farm startup. We established the point that tools are simply one leg on the stool…

It’s Your Dream, Not Mine – Farm Transition – The View from the Farmer’s Wife with Brandy Simpson – Grass Fed Life – Episode 23

  [gap size=”75px”] Today’s episode is a special one. It is part one of a mini-series focusing on farm start up, but from the other side- not the side of the farmer, instead from the side of the farmer’s wife. It’s a conversation with Darby’s wife Brandy and what it was like to be the…

Small Scale Farming on the Cheap – What’s the least you could spend to start a farm? – Part 1 – The Base Principles – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 22

[gap size=”75px”] Farming… is it expensive to start, or not? A lot of people want to get into farming, but they stall out when it comes to the money side of things. The common cause of that stall out is land. Land is expensive to purchase. So most people immediately dismiss the idea of farming…