#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...

#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 vs. natives vs. annuals, and...

#144 – Connor Laukant – Farming Full Time at 24 Years Old

#144 – Connor Laukant – Farming Full Time at 24 Years Old

Podcast Episode #144Episode #144 Connor is a grazier in Wisconsin who at only 24 years old is already a full time farmer and a land owner. He has a diversity of livestock enterprises including custom grazing, cow/calf and heifer development. We discuss enterprise...

#143 – John Innes-Smith – Journey to Farm Ownership

#143 – John Innes-Smith – Journey to Farm Ownership

Podcast Episode #143Episode #143 John spent several years moving from farm to farm taking advantage of opportunities to build equity in land and cows until he got to where he is today. John owns 300 cows and 500 acres and operates his own successful grazing-based...

#141 – Joel Salatin – Successful Farming

#141 – Joel Salatin – Successful Farming

Podcast Episode #141Episode #141 Joel Salatin is one of the most popular farmers in the world. He has written 16 books, is the editor of the Stockman Grass Farmer, and owns and operates the popular Polyface Farm. We discuss his farm, how he monetizes agritourism and...

#140 – Rachel Twogood – Raising Crops, Cattle, and a Family

#140 – Rachel Twogood – Raising Crops, Cattle, and a Family

Podcast Episode #140Episode #140 Rachel and her husband farm and ranch in Nebraska and have a diversified operation consisting of no-till crops, organic crops, cow/calf enterprises as well as a grass finishing and direct-to-consumer business. We discuss these...

#138 – Tom Krawiec – Ranching Like a 12 Year Old

#138 – Tom Krawiec – Ranching Like a 12 Year Old

Podcast Episode #138Episode #138 Tom is author of the book "Ranching Like a 12 Year Old" where he shares his story of developing a ranch template to help simplify the management of a ranch to improve lifestyle and to allow for the opportunity to scale. He shares how...

#137 – Chris Baggot – Grazing Profitably on Cropland

#137 – Chris Baggot – Grazing Profitably on Cropland

Podcast Episode #137Episode #137 Chris is a first generation farmer who has managed to grow a large and successful direct marketing enterprise and grazing based farm on row crop land in Indiana. Just in that statement their are a number of things many would say are...

#136 – Jared Luhman – Q&A

#136 – Jared Luhman – Q&A

Podcast Episode #136Episode #136 I get questions from folks quite often via email or social media. I appreciate people reaching out and over the years a few questions have come up multiple times that I thought might be nice to address via the podcast. I'm happy to...

#135 – Al Dewit – Ranching Everywhere

#135 – Al Dewit – Ranching Everywhere

Podcast Episode #135Episode #135 Al and his family have a pretty unique ranching story. He started in Indiana as a crop farmer and had the opportunity to take over a ranch there, he later moved and built a ranch in Oklahoma followed by moving again and building...

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