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

[gap size=”50px”] 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…

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

[gap size=”75px”] 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 Long Journey of Slowly Scaling a Farm on the Side with farmer Travis Schulert – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS105)

[gap size=”50px”] Everyone enters the world of farming for different reasons. Reasons spanning from environmental concerns to bringing high quality food to their local market to creating a path to a more independent future… For my guest today, Travis Schulert, farming became a mode of a change, because prior to farming Travis described his situation…

Bigger or Better – The Next Step for Market Gardening with farmer Jean-Martin Fortier (FSFS104)

[gap size=”50px”] When it comes to this world of farming small, what is this world? Is it a bunch of small farms each operating independently? For the most part, I think the answer is yes. Given that, what’s the next step. Is it more small farms operating independently or is those small farms growing to…

Preparing for Winter Now – The How, Why and Cost of Hay Production – Grass Fed Life (GFL63)

[gap size=”75px”] If you’re raising cattle then you’re likely holding them over at least one winter. For most of the country winter means no grass, so you’re either stock piling forage over the summer or your feeding hay. Given these two choices, the choice for most people is feeding hay. Given that, where will your…

Inside the Organic Inspection Process with Organic Inspector Laura Murray – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS103)

[gap size=”50px”] What’s the organic inspection process really like? It’s probably a big hassle, right? Let’s find out straight from the source, in this episode with independent organic inspector Laura Murray Last episode with Scott Murray covered the topic of why organic and what goes into getting certified. Today’s episode builds on that episode and…

Is ORGANIC CERTIFICATION worth it with organic pioneer and farmer Scott Murray – Farm Small, Farm Smart (FSFS102)

[gap size=”50px”] Organic certification. We all know what that is, seeing that green stamp on products in the grocery store and on signs at the farmers market. But, is it worth it? Is it only for large farms? I use organic methods, do I need the stamp? What goes into getting certified? Should I get…