Why I Would or Would Not Raise Grassfed Lamb… The Economics and Mechanics of Raising Grass Fed Lamb – Part 2 (GFL56)

[gap size=”75px”] Today’s episode is the second pre-mortem of Darby evaluation the economics and mechanics of really taking on a grass fed lamb enterprise. We’ll call this episode the informed pre-mortem coming after the mini-series with three other grazers raising lamb. A lot has changed in this last month. Like you Darby’s learned a lot,…

30 Years of Truly Pastured Raised Lambs with Ulf Kintzel of White Clover Sheep Farm (GFL55x)

[gap size=”75px”] Today, let’s start by going back go back in time to Eastern Europe in the 1980’s. To a country that no longer exists. It was a country where the economy was centrally planned One where the prices of basic goods and services were set by central government planners The German Democratic Republic, better…

Growing Better by Growing Smaller – Going From Half an Acre to 500 Square Feet with Alex Bertsch of Epic by Nature Farm (FSFS95)

[gap size=”50px”] Today I’m going to be talking to another small scale farmer who’s greatly benefited by growing smaller, not larger. A few years ago farmer Alex Bertsch started farming on half an acre.  Not a ton of land, but enough to make it hard for one person to manage.  Add in the fact that the…

Conquering Analysis Paralysis By Starting a Whole Farm at Once – The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone (FSFS94)

[gap size=”75px”] Welcome to world of Farming Small and Farming Smart, it’s The Urban Farmer. When you are starting any new business it can be very overwhelming. You have a lot to do all at once – building infrastructure, creating your brand, marketing, cultivating a customer base, customer service, and of course producing a product.…

Raising 100% Grassfed and Certified Organic Lamb with Kinley Coulter of Coulter Farms (GFL53x)

[gap size=”75px”] Today’s episode is the first of three straight episodes focusing solely on raising lamb. For this episode we are going to go to rural Pennsylvania to talk to livestock farmer Kinley Coulter of Coulter Farms. Like many of you, Kinley didn’t come from a farming background, and he started farming without any previous…

The Five Things That Made My Farm More Profitable and More Enjoyable with Farmer Conor Crickmore of Neversink Farm (FSFS93)

[gap size=”50px”] Today it’s Part Two of the series with Conor.  [Part 1 HERE] As you heard last week, along with his wife Kate, Conor Crickmore is grossing over $350k per year at Neversink Farm in upstate NY. A lot of money for a very small farm, and the amazing thing is, they still think…

Evaluating a New On Farm Enterprise – The Upside, The Downside, and the Risks – The Economics and Mechanics of Raising Grass Fed Lamb – Part 1 (GFL52)

[gap size=”75px”] Raising grassfed lamb has been one of the most requested topics over the past 6 months. Given that, and given Darby’s interest in taking on a potential grassfed lamb enterprise today’s episode and the next few are dedicated to raising lamb on pasture. We’ll start out this series with Darby going through what…

$350,000 on 1.5 Acres and Still Growing with Farmer Conor Crickmore of Neversink Farm (FSFS92)

[gap size=”50px”] Today I’m going to be talking to another small scale farmer who is absolutely crushing it on an acre and half. Along with his wife Kate, Conor Crickmore is grossing over $350,000 per year at Neversink Farm in upstate NY. It’s truly inspiring story, and one that didn’t start out with a farm…