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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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#43: Kit Pharo

#43: Kit Pharo

Podcast Episode #43Episode 43   Everybody wants to have a competitive advantage in this industry, but most think it's not possible, or don't have time to discover some of the competitive advantages that are available to them. Kit shares how having a cost...

#42: Ryan Schmid

#42: Ryan Schmid

Podcast Episode #42Episode 42   Ryan Schmid is an entomologist at Ecdysis where he researches the importance of insects and the roles they play in our ranch businesses and our grassland ecosystems. He shares some pretty cool data and fun facts and shares...

#41: Andree and Bianca Soares

#41: Andree and Bianca Soares

Podcast Episode #41Episode 41   Andree and Bianca Soares of Star Creek Land Stewards have built a solid service based grazing business where they manage 7200 sheep and goats in California. They strategically graze in highly populated areas as well as along fire...

#40: Taylor Collins

#40: Taylor Collins

Podcast Episode #40Episode 40 Taylor Collins has an awesome story of building a national food brand from scratch, selling and then starting a regenerative ranch from scratch in Texas along with his wife Katie. He shares a ton of value that should get anybody excited...

#39: Cody McDaniel

#39: Cody McDaniel

Podcast Episode #39Episode 39   Cody has a pretty unique story of doing what many would not be willing to do and moving his family farm and ranching business not once, but twice! First ten miles down the road, and second to another state! Hear his journey and the...

#38: Patrick Robinette

#38: Patrick Robinette

Podcast Episode #38Episode 38   Patrick Robinette didn't grow up on a farm but when he had the opportunity to move back to his in-laws family farm in North Carolina he took the opportunity. They immediately began the transition from conventional crop farm, to...

#37: Doug Ferguson

#37: Doug Ferguson

Podcast Episode #37Episode 37   After continuing to hear great feedback on the episodes we have based around sell/buy marketing, I had Doug Ferguson come back on for another episode to go more in depth on this business plan. We learn how to talk to your bankers,...

#36: Duke Phillips

#36: Duke Phillips

Podcast Episode #36Episode 36   Duke Phillips built a ranch management business managing nearly 300,000 acres across the American West starting with nothing more than a truck and trailer, a few horses and twenty cows. Listen in to hear Duke's fascinating story...

#35: Brian Munger – 1883 Ranch

#35: Brian Munger – 1883 Ranch

Podcast Episode #35Episode 35   Brian Munger, along with his wife and six kids, run a diverse ranching business in Nebraska.They operate their personal low-input, regenerative model cowherd and they manage a ranch and cowherd for a non-operating land and cattle...

#34: Ryan Usmar – Furracabad Station

#34: Ryan Usmar – Furracabad Station

Podcast Episode #34Episode 34     Ryan Usmar manages Furracabad Station in Australia and is part of the start of Pharo Cattle Australia. Listen to hear about their cattle station, their rotational grazing system, and how they brought PCC genetics to...

#33: Doug Voss – Low Input Grazing

#33: Doug Voss – Low Input Grazing

Podcast Episode #33Episode 33     Over the years Doug transitioned from a high input commodity dairy farm to a low input grazing based operation with a stop as an organic crop farmer in between. Hear how he made those transitions and how his focus has never...

#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....

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