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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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#87: Missy Bonds

#87: Missy Bonds

Podcast Episode #87Episode 87 By running their ranch as a business and focusing on return on equity they have expanded their business to owning livestock in 26 counties in Texas and 13 different states. Missy Bonds talks to me about how they expanded the business, how...

#86: Andy Junkin

#86: Andy Junkin

Podcast Episode #86Episode 86 Andy Junkin of Stubborn.farm specializes in working with stubborn farm families to get out of crisis, or begin the conversations around farm succession. We discuss these as well as how you can work with another generation to incorporate...

#85: Bobby Thoman

#85: Bobby Thoman

Podcast Episode #85 Episode 85 Bobby Thoman was first on the Herd Quitter Podcast back on Episode 16, check that out to hear about his ranch history and context. But today we discuss some of the philosophy around profitable ranching and then we get into a discussion...

#84: Brad Reese

#84: Brad Reese

Podcast Episode #84 Episode 84 Brad Reese is owner of the Rockin 7 Ranch near Shawnee, Wyoming. They manage beef cows, a hunting lodge, an outfitting business and farming enterprise. Brad shares he perspectives on his production model, management style, views on land...

#83: Dale Strickler

#83: Dale Strickler

Podcast Episode #83Episode 83 In last week's episode, Dale and I discussed managing while in a drought. Today we discuss how to prepare for future drought to be more resilient when it comes. Be sure to listen to Episode 82 along with this one to get all the great...

#82: Dale Strickler

#82: Dale Strickler

Podcast Episode #82 Episode 82 In part 1 of this two part episode with Dale Strickler we talk about managing while in a drought. He talks about emergency feed resources and land management decisions. In part 2 which will be released next week we will discuss...

#81: Kit Pharo

#81: Kit Pharo

Podcast Episode #81 Episode 81 Today we discuss the idea of diversification. Is it truly best to be diversified? Does it help or hurt a business? As always, check us out at Herd Quitter Podcast on Facebook and Instagram as well as at herdquitterpodcast.com. You...

#80: Jordan Thomas

#80: Jordan Thomas

Podcast Episode #80Episode 80 This one was way beyond my level of expertise and I felt like I learned a ton! Jordan talks about how our breeding management and selection of cattle based on breeding windows can drastically increase the profitability of our ranches! He...

#79: Vannie Collins

#79: Vannie Collins

Podcast Episode #79Episode 79 Vannie Collins just got started in the ranching business in 2016 and because he had no previous paradigms he had to break, he started immediately down the right path. He attended Ranching for Profit and with what he learned there, along...

#78: Craig Fischer

#78: Craig Fischer

Podcast Episode #78Episode 78 Craig Fischer and his family have a long history in agriculture in South Central Minnesota. They have a background in crop and dairy production, but chose a different route by raising pastured hogs, poultry and bison on their family farm....

#77: Kit Pharo – No Excuses

#77: Kit Pharo – No Excuses

Podcast Episode #77Episode 77 There are plenty of things we can blame for a lack of profitability in our farm operations but at the end of the day it's our decisions that impact whether or not we are profitable, no excuses. Kit and I talk about this idea and how using...

#76: Aaron Bradley

#76: Aaron Bradley

Podcast Episode #76Episode 76 Aaron Bradley farms with his wife Nicole in Bostic, North Carolina. We’re talk briefly about grazing operation and discuss in depth his marketing enterprise and how they hope that their brand can be a marketing outlet for other farmers...

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