#159 – Kit Pharo – Building a Business

#159 – Kit Pharo – Building a Business

Kit Pharo has built an incredibly successful ranch and seedstock business as one of the top ten in the seedstock 100 for several years in a row and serving thousands of customers over several decades! I asked Kit to share with me some of his reflections on that...

#159 – Kit Pharo – Building a Business

Kit Pharo has built an incredibly successful ranch and seedstock business as one of the top ten in the seedstock 100 for several years in a row and serving thousands of customers over several decades! I asked Kit to share with me some of his reflections on that experience and what he sees as...

#158 – Jared Knock & Justin Fruechte – Roots and Ruminants

#158 – Jared Knock & Justin Fruechte – Roots and Ruminants

I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to collaborate on a podcast with Jared Knock and Justin Fruechte, hosts of the Roots and Ruminants podcast. We discuss everything from our respective operations to managing diverse farms, farm succession, improved perennials...

#157 – Will Harris – A Bold Return to Giving a Damn

#157 – Will Harris – A Bold Return to Giving a Damn

Will Harris is one of the pioneers in regenerative agriculture, direct-to-consumer marketing, vertical integration at the family farm level, and much more! It's an honor to share some of what he's learned with you through these conversations. You can hear more of his...

#156 – Drew Bruner – First Generation Rancher Story

#156 – Drew Bruner – First Generation Rancher Story

Stories like Drew's are some of my favorites to share on this podcast! Drew didn't grow up on a family ranch, but over the last 15 years or so, he has built a successful grazing business. Now, he works on it full-time and has purchased several hundred acres in...

#155 – Gage Iverson – Grazing Through the Winter in Montana

#155 – Gage Iverson – Grazing Through the Winter in Montana

Gage Iverson is a rancher who has successfully grazed his cowherd all winter long for several years in a row in an environment where many think it's not possible! Take a listen as we discuss his experience, what it has done to improve profitability, and his tips for...

#154 – Dallas Mount – How to Make Cows Profitable

#154 – Dallas Mount – How to Make Cows Profitable

For many, when they assess the economics of their cow/calf enterprise and observe the lack of profitability, their assumption is that the cow/calf business is not for them. Dallas shares that the average cow/calf producer is not profitable; however, top producers have...

#153 – Ryan Bruski – Trying it Out with 4,700 Stockers

#153 – Ryan Bruski – Trying it Out with 4,700 Stockers

Ryan and his family have decided to make the shift from cow/calf to stockers to improve the profitability of their Montana ranch, and they are jumping all in! He talks about the why, the how, and so much more in this conversation! Resources Mentioned: Dirt to Soil -...

#152 – Jesse Womack – Getting Paid for Good Management

#152 – Jesse Womack – Getting Paid for Good Management

Jesse and I discuss tips for managing many different obligations. We delve into his experience with TCU Ranch Management. However, most of our time is spent on his ranch enterprises, grazing management, and how he is being compensated for his management with carbon...

#151 – Trevor Burian – From $100,000 Loss to $39,000 Profit

#151 – Trevor Burian – From $100,000 Loss to $39,000 Profit

Podcast Episode #151Episode #151 In Episode 101, we discussed Trevor's decision to transition from cow/calf to custom grazing. A year later, we catch up to explore how his inaugural year managing a large herd of stockers has unfolded. Before delving into the current...

#150 – Best of the First 150 Episodes

#150 – Best of the First 150 Episodes

Podcast Episode #150Episode #150 For the 150th episode, I listened back to the top 5 episodes by the number of listens and clipped some of my favorite parts from those conversations. There is so much great content in each of these episodes!   Top 5 Herd Quitter...

#149 – Chad Peterson – Stockers, Grazing, & Moving Ranches

#149 – Chad Peterson – Stockers, Grazing, & Moving Ranches

Podcast Episode #149Episode #149 Chad Peterson boasts a wealth of experience in various grazing-based enterprises spanning multiple states. In our conversation, we delve into many of his learning experiences throughout the years and explore the reasons behind his...

#148 – Logan Mannix – Mannix Family Beef

#148 – Logan Mannix – Mannix Family Beef

Podcast Episode #148Episode #148 Logan Mannix, along with his father, uncles, and several cousins, runs Mannix Family Beef in Montana. They operate a diversified, large-scale, vertically integrated beef operation. Currently, they manage 1,250 cows, background calves,...

#147 – Amos Troester – Cover Cropping for Profit

#147 – Amos Troester – Cover Cropping for Profit

Podcast Episode #147Episode #147 Amos and his wife, Tina, have a diversified business in Northeast Iowa where they crop farm, run livestock, sell cover crop seed, and offer custom seeding as a service. In this episode, we discuss how cover crops can be used on...

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