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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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#73: Doug Ferguson & Wally Olson

#73: Doug Ferguson & Wally Olson

Podcast Episode #73 Episode 73 Doug and Wally are experienced sell/buy marketers as well as educators. They join me in this episode to answer your questions! You can listen to episodes  17 & 18 where I had some initial discussions with Wally Olson and then...

#72: Dale Strickler

#72: Dale Strickler

Podcast Episode #72Episode 72 Dale is a sales agronomist for Green Cover Seeds as well as a speaker, consultant, author and experienced grazier! He shares his experience building a grazing farm and dramatically improving grazing productivity, and profitability as well...

#71: Ben Beichler

#71: Ben Beichler

Podcast Episode 71 Episode 71 Ben Beichler always had a dream of being a farmer, but with no farm to inherit, he set out to build one of his own. After apprenticing with Polyface Farms under Joel Salatin, he bought and built a dairy selling raw milk directly to 1250...

#70: Joseph Hubbard Part 2

#70: Joseph Hubbard Part 2

Podcast Episode 70Episode 70 This is the second part of our conversation with Joseph Hubbard. If you haven't, I would highly recommend going back and listening to part 1 before listening to this episode just for context but also because there is a ton of value in that...

#69: Joseph Hubbard Part 1

#69: Joseph Hubbard Part 1

Podcast Episode #69 Episode 69 This week's episode is part one of my two part conversation with Joseph Hubbard of Olsburg, Kansas. Joseph has a large diversified ranch made up of 450 cow/calf pairs, 800+ stockers, and 2000 sheep managed on around 10,000 acres of...

#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...

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