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On this podcast we interview farmers and ranchers who aren’t afraid to think for themselves and because of that, have created more profitable and enjoyable businesses for them and their family.

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#32: Kit Pharo – Make Ranching Fun Again

#32: Kit Pharo – Make Ranching Fun Again

Podcast Episode #32Episode 32 Today Kit shares how we can reduce the work required to run a ranch and make it more enjoyable! If a business isn't enjoyable it's not sustainable and there are some very simple changes that we can make to simplify our ranch businesses....

#31: Ed Bezett – A New (Zealand) Perspective

#31: Ed Bezett – A New (Zealand) Perspective

Podcast Episode #31Episode 31 Ed Bezett came to our farm in 1981 as a foreign exchange student and wasn't afraid to tell my grandpa that he thought there was a better way of running our beef, sheep and cattle operation here in Goodhue, MN. This began a decades long...

#30: Blaine Hitzfield – Building a Food Marketing Brand

#30: Blaine Hitzfield – Building a Food Marketing Brand

Podcast Episode #30Episode 30 In part 2 of our conversation with Seven Sons we talk to Blaine Hitzfield, CEO of Distribution for Seven Sons. He goes into depth on the transition from commodity production and marketing farm to a direct, diverse and profitable farm! He...

#29: Blake Hitzefield – Seven Sons Production

#29: Blake Hitzefield – Seven Sons Production

Podcast Episode #29Episode 29 Seven Sons is a farm and food brand from Indiana that has focused on raising and marketing grass finished and pasture based meat products. Today we talk to Blake Hitzfield, Chief Ranching Officer for Seven Sons. He talks about the...

#28: Doug Ferguson – Marketing

#28: Doug Ferguson – Marketing

Podcast Episode #28Episode 28 Doug Ferguson is a cattle marketing expert, blogger under his blog and contributor to Beef Magazine in his column Dougs Market Intel. He has also built a stocker/backgrounder business of his own in southeast Nebraska. We talk about how...

#27: Jim Howell – Ranching in Unique Environments

#27: Jim Howell – Ranching in Unique Environments

Podcast Episode #27Episode 27 This is our second conversation with Jim Howell, CEO of Grasslands LLC. Check out episode 13 of the Herd Quitter podcast to learn about Jim's story, experience, and how he started Grasslands LLC.Today, however, we dig in deep into three...

#26: Jon Luhman – My Family’s Regenerative Journey

#26: Jon Luhman – My Family’s Regenerative Journey

Podcast Episode #26Episode 26 I might be biased, but this is my favorite episode yet. Every time I talk with my dad about the history of our farm I learn something new! In today's episode, I sit down with my dad and get into the details of how our farm came to be what...

#25: Robert Pulliam – Changing Paradigms

#25: Robert Pulliam – Changing Paradigms

Podcast Episode #25Episode 25 Robert Pulliam has a history of diversified farming in Missouri, beef production in Iowa, 12 years in ministry, and then found himself managing a ranch in the mountains of Western Colorado. After all his experience in agriculture, it was...

#24: Kit Pharo – Building a Network

#24: Kit Pharo – Building a Network

Podcast Episode #24Episode 24 Whatever your goals in life, career or business plans, very rarely are we able to accomplish much entirely on our own. Building a network around you of people to bounce ideas off, share work load, and to learn from is essential and Kit...

#23: Jim Gerrish – Western vs. Eastern Ranching

#23: Jim Gerrish – Western vs. Eastern Ranching

Podcast Episode #23Episode 23   In part 2 of our two part conversation with Jim we discuss the differences in environment, and management of grasslands in arid Western environments and Midwest and Eastern high moisture environments. We discuss how every location...

#22: Jim Gerrish – Kick The Hay Habit

#22: Jim Gerrish – Kick The Hay Habit

Podcast Episode #22Episode 22   Jim Gerrish is an experienced grazing expert and well known author of Management Intensive Grazing, and Kick the Hay Habit. In part 1 of a 2 episode series we discuss the expense of making hay and how to reduce hay making through...

#21: August Horstmann – Changing Perspectives

#21: August Horstmann – Changing Perspectives

Podcast Episode #21Episode 21   August had his eyes set on building a profitable angus cattle operation operating in the old school way of high inputs and labor. After getting started he quickly realized it wasn't as easy as it seems. A coworker recommended he...

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