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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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#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...

#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...

#20: Wes Eaton – Ranching in the Desert

#20: Wes Eaton – Ranching in the Desert

Podcast Episode #20Episode 20 Wes ranches in the Chihuahua Desert of Southeast New Mexico. Of all the people I have talked to, his environment might be the toughest to run cattle in. It's dry on an average year, and he's currently in the 3rd year of a drought. Grass...

#19: Kit Pharo – Debt in a Ranching Business

#19: Kit Pharo – Debt in a Ranching Business

Podcast Episode #19Episode 19 Kit and I discuss the role that debt plays in a ranch business. It certainly can have a place to help a business when used wisely. However, Kit believes, and I agree, that it's not a necessity and that freeing yourself from debt can lead...

#18: Wally Olson – Part 2 – Sell – Buy Marketing

#18: Wally Olson – Part 2 – Sell – Buy Marketing

Podcast Episode #18Episode 18 Wally joins us for a second week to discuss the Bud Williams sell/buy livestock marketing concept. We discuss how it is applied to stocker enterprises and cow/calf enterprises. We get more in depth on a few of the things we discussed last...

#17: Wally Olson – Building a Profitable Ranch

#17: Wally Olson – Building a Profitable Ranch

Podcast Episode #17Episode 17 Wally Olson says the primary thing an individual needs to be concerned with is profit. In this episode, Wally discusses the many things he has found to help ranches increase profitability. He shares how he implemented them in his ranching...

#16: Bobby Thoman – First a Businessman, Second a Cowboy

#16: Bobby Thoman – First a Businessman, Second a Cowboy

Podcast Episode #16Episode 16 Bobby Thoman's family got out of the cattle business long before he wanted to bring it back, leaving it to him to research and determine the right course of action for his cattle enterprise. He was intentional about selecting a type of...

#15: Joshua and Tara Dukart – Journey Back to the Ranch

#15: Joshua and Tara Dukart – Journey Back to the Ranch

Podcast Episode #15Episode 15 Joshua and Tara never planned on going back to the family ranch. They were told it wasn't a viable option, and Tara wasn't sure that's the life she wanted. But after a number of experiences and connections made them realize that they...

#14: Heifer Development

#14: Heifer Development

Podcast Episode #14Episode 14 Kit Pharo and I discuss heifer development programs, and how a low cost program can make heifer development a profitable enterprise despite the percent bred. We also discuss how a low cost development program produces heifers that will...

#13: Jim Howell

#13: Jim Howell

Podcast Episode #13Episode 13 Jim Howell is co-founder and CEO of Grasslands LLC. In this podcast we talk to Jim about his family ranch in the mountains of Colorado, his experience traveling the world and the country visiting ranches and how he implemented principles...

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