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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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#68: Kim Maloney

#68: Kim Maloney

Podcast Episode #68 Episode 68 Kim Maloney returned home to her family farm in Quebec, Canada to work as their day-to-day operations manager but also to build a direct marketing enterprise! Over the past 3 years of her time on the farm they have greatly expanded their...

#67: Riley Shay

#67: Riley Shay

Podcast Episode #67 Episode 67 Riley Shay is a friend of mine and inspires and impresses me whenever I hear his story! From a young age Riley has had an entrepreneurial spirit from trying to start a cow herd with four bottle calves to buying a tractor and starting a...

#66: Derek Schmitz

#66: Derek Schmitz

Podcast Episode #66Episode 66 Derek started his farming journey immediately after high school when he decided he could learn better through experience and self-study than college. He gained experience working for several farmers, studied books, magazines and YouTube...

#65: Jared Luhman

#65: Jared Luhman

Podcast Episode #65Episode 65 I just got home from my week long trip to Oklahoma attending the Ranching for Profit School. Each night I tried to do a quick update on my day to summarize some of the topics they discuss each day to give you an idea what the school...

#64: Darrin Drake

#64: Darrin Drake

Podcast Episode #64 Episode 64 In Episode 11, we talked to Jenny Drake. Today we talk to her husband to get more details on their story of moving from Indiana to the mountains of Tennessee and building a large successful grazing based and direct marketing farm there....

#63: Paul Landrigan

#63: Paul Landrigan

Podcast Episode #63 Episode 63 Paul always had a love of cattle from a young age! His father recognized it when Paul could put together cattle family lines in a commercial herd when he was just a kid. However, the opportunity to take over a large family ranch was not...

#62: Tyler Burkey

#62: Tyler Burkey

Podcast Episode #62Episode 62 Tyler Burkey and his wife Megan have a unique story of seeking out new opportunities and not being afraid to change course when those opportunities arise and the numbers make sense. Their start in agriculture was producing hay, they...

#61: Jordan Meyer

#61: Jordan Meyer

Podcast Episode #61 Episode 61 Jordan Meyer and his wife Rachelle haven't been afraid to dive into new enterprises when opportunities present themselves. Over the years they have raised organic crops, conventional crops, dairy, beef cow/calf, stocker cattle, goat...

#60: Kit Pharo Q & A

#60: Kit Pharo Q & A

Podcast Episode #60Episode 60 On this week's episode we take questions from listeners and ask them to Kit Pharo. A few of the questions he answers are: - If you were starting from scratch today, what would you do?- Why don't more producers use composite bulls?- AI or...

#59: Jim Gerrish

#59: Jim Gerrish

Podcast Episode #59Episode 59 In a recent PCC discussion group there was a conversation around where is the ideal location to run cow/calf pairs in the United States. Overall, every area has advantages and disadvantages, but Jim Gerrish who has a unique perspective...

#58: Landan Fear

#58: Landan Fear

Podcast Episode #57 Episode 58 In 2019 Landan took over his family's ranch which had been managed in a high input, low profit manner for a number of years. He immediately worked to make changes improving grass management, buying low input genetics, reducing direct...

#57: Brian Alexander

#57: Brian Alexander

Podcast Episode #57 Episode 57 Brian Alexander, also known as the Red Hills Rancher on social media joins me to discuss his history in ranching and his ranch in the Red Hills of South Central Kansas. We talk about fire, grazing management, succession planning and much...

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