Woody Agriculture – Breeding Trees, Restoring a Piece of America’s Past and Establishing a Piece of Our Agricultural Future with Phil Rutter – Part 1 of 2 (PVP057)

[blockquote cite=”Phil Rutter” type=”center”]”Our only hope as a species going into climate change is to maintain diversity in every possible way we can; and very specifically and emphatically the genetic diversity of our crops.” [/blockquote] [gap size=”50px”] [gap size=”50px”] At one point in America’s not so recent past the eastern landscape was dominated by one…

Rhodesia to Long Beach. 50 Years of Struggle, Persistence and Success with Allan Savory (PVP055)

[blockquote cite=”Allan Savory” type=”left, center, right”]”These side issues, the longer they go on and we don’t face reality, the more people that are going to die, and the more trillions of dollars it is going to cost, so time is not on our side.  We need to act.  Most people want to act.  Institutions are…

Grow Better, Not Bigger. The Market Gardener – Producing $140,000 on 1.5 acres. (PVP051)

[blockquote cite=”Jean-Martin Fortier” type=”center”]”The goal is to increase production and have more of a life every year.  When we produce more, we want to work less.” [/blockquote]   [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Right now there is a romanticism around farming out there. Working the land, boots on the ground carving a living out of a piece of earth.…

Holistic Grazing Plans, Energy and Marketing – The Regrarian Open Consultancy with Darren Doherty, Part 6 (b012)

Darren Doherty discusses Holistic Management planned grazing, energy, and farm marketing. This is the sixth podcast that takes you to one of Darren’s open consultancies. The consultancies themselves are workshops that center around a real world farm planning and development process. The hosts and Darren open up the process so you can learn from a…

Profitable Methods Used to Heal the Land With Mob Grazing with Greg Judy (PVP045)

[blockquote cite=”Greg Judy” type=”center”]”For someone that loves something this much, there’s gotta be a way to make this work.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] This is the full presentation from one of Greg Judy’s talks from PV1. Greg and his wife Jan are farmers from Rucker, Missouri.  On their farm, Green Pastures Farm, they raise cattle, sheep, horses, goats,…

Starting a farm and living the happy farm life. A conversation with farmer Shannon Jones. (PVP043)

[blockquote cite=”Shannon Jones” type=”center”]”It feels really good to do what you wanted to do and to be able to create the dream that you had in your head. And I think more people regret things that they didn’t do than the things that they did do.”[/blockquote] [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Shannon Jones, a young farmer from River Hebert,…

The Future of Agriculture – Changing the Concept with Mark Shepard. (PVP039)

[blockquote cite=”Mark Shepard” type=”center”]”You are not doing anything until you get that biology in the ground.”[/blockquote]  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Mark Shepard of Forest Agriculture Enterprises joins me to talk about the future of agriculture.  Mark has a pretty clear view on how he thinks the future of agriculture  could be.. restoration agriculture style farms dotting the landscape…

Putting the Dehesa back into SoCal, A $1M Restoration Agriculture Start-Up. (PVP036)

[blockquote cite=”Kevin Muno” type=”center”]”Stick with the design system and identity where you live and apply the principles to where you live.”[/blockquote]  [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Kevin Muno is on the show talking about his new start-up restoration agriculture style farm, Montado Farms. Kevin talks about why he is doing what he is doing against a lot of heavy…

Permaculture 2.0, Designing a Profitable Broadacre Perennial Farm with Grant Schultz. (PVP034)

[blockquote cite=”Grant Schultz” type=”center”]”There is so much work to be done in the world that anything I can do that gives a leg up for someone else is a win win for everyone.”[/blockquote]   [x_audio_embed][/x_audio_embed] Grant Schultz joins me to talk about developing a perennial polyculture in the middle of row-crop corn and soy country…

USDA Microloans – What They Have to Offer All Farmers

In this podcast I talk to Val Dolcini, State Executive Director, USDA Farm Service Agency – California.  We discuss how beginning farmers can benefit from FSA programs, specifically their microloans.  We also touch on a variety of other programs that the USDA and FSA offers both beginning and experienced farmers. If you are a new…