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Selling Convenience - An Alternative Method of Raising and Selling Turkeys (GFL112)

11/12/2018
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Luke Groce talks raising turkeys in an open cell grazing system, selling turkeys in a different way, and what to do with turkeys you don't sell. Follow Luke: http://www.GroceFamilyFarm.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grocefamilyfarm/ The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you...

Duration:00:36:18

Why On-Farm Poultry Processing Can Be Best (or Worst) Option for Your Farm with Ben Grimes (GFL111)

11/5/2018
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Ben Grimes joins Darby and me to talk about what is really involved with on-farm poultry processing. We also introduce the new Pastured Poultry Processing Course: https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/p/poultry-processing The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you...

Duration:01:15:09

Getting More Value from An Aging Layer Flock (GFL110)

10/29/2018
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Charles Mayfield talks about how he can try to get the last bit of value from his aging layers, strategies for balancing cash flow and funding the farm from the outside. Follow Charles: https://www.instagram.com/mayfield.pastures/ Profitable Pastured Poultry Course: https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com/poultry The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm...

Duration:01:10:21

How to Create a Startup Budget for a Pastured Poultry Business (GFL109)

10/22/2018
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Darby and I go through planning a pastured poultry enterprise in Excel - including what costs are more important than others and how you use those costs to price your final product. Profitable Pastured Poultry Course: https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com/poultry The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for...

Duration:01:04:01

How to Start Planning Your Farm Business (and Life) for Success (GFL108)

10/15/2018
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Darby and I go discuss why it's so important to start planning your farm business off the farm. Don't blow up the rest of your life so your business can succeed. Profitable Pastured Poultry Course: https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com/poultry The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you...

Duration:01:13:14

Facebook Farm Marketing and the Selling Meat Subscription Boxes (GFL107)

10/8/2018
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Kelly Bush joins me to follow up on last weeks episode with his radio ad results. He also discusses marketing his farm with Facebook ads and the trend towards meat subscription boxes. Connect with Kelly - https://www.vancesmillfarms.com/ The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you...

Duration:01:10:41

Farm Marketing with Radio Ads (GFL106)

10/1/2018
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Kelly Bush joins me to talk about his experience running a radio ad for his farm and bulk meat program. Connect with Kelly - https://www.vancesmillfarms.com/ The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you -https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com Profitable Pastured Poultry Course:...

Duration:00:52:14

The Challenges of Hiring Labor (When You Need It) for a Growing, Small Farm [GFL105]

6/25/2018
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Farmer Charles Mayfield and I discuss the challenges of hiring for a growing business. How do you pay labor, how do you deal with hiring for only a few hours, and how do you keep the labor busy. Connect with Charles on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayfield.pastures/ READY TO START YOUR OWN LIVESTOCK FARM? The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it’s not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm...

Duration:01:01:57

Big Farm Aspirations and Funding Them with Kelly Bush of Vances Mill Farms [GFL104]

6/18/2018
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Kelly Bush joins me to talk about funding his farms growth with his off farm job and grants. And why he is trying to go big with his farm versus keeping it small. Connect with Kelly - https://www.vancesmillfarms.com/ The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you...

Duration:00:56:21

Making a Small Farm Work with Luke Groce [GFL103]

6/11/2018
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Luke Groce and I discuss what makes his small family farm work from grazing to economics. Follow Luke: http://www.GroceFamilyFarm.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grocefamilyfarm/ The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you -https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com Profitable...

Duration:01:02:23

Farm Finances, Planning, and Growth with Richard Perkins [GFL102]

6/4/2018
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Richard Perkins talks about his experiences managing his farms growth and the profitability of various on farm enterprises such as eggs and broilers. Connect with Richard: Website and Book: http://www.ridgedalepermaculture.com/ YouTube: https://bit.ly/2xBoQ3n The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it's not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that's right for you. Built by a farmer for...

Duration:01:45:22

How a New Freezer Could Help You Sell More Product with Charles Mayfield [GFL101]

5/28/2018
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Farmer Charles Mayfield joins Darby and me to talk about some of his challenges with maxing out his freezer space and what his options are. Profitable Pastured Poultry Course: https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com/poultry Connect with Charles on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayfield.pastures/ READY TO START YOUR OWN LIVESTOCK FARM? The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it’s not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan,...

Duration:00:57:29

Converting a Row Crop Field to A Perennial Pasture [GFL100]

5/21/2018
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Darby and I discuss his process for converting an old row crop field on his farm over into some new perennial grazing land. The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it’s not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that’s right for you. Built by a farmer for farmers just like you - https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com Profitable Pastured Poultry Course:...

Duration:00:46:53

It's Never Too Late to Follow Your Farming Dreams with Debra Bruner [GFL99]

5/14/2018
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Farmer Debra Bruner joins me to talk about her journey into farming and the successes and challenges that have come with it. Connect with Debra on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littlecowmountain/ Website: https://www.littlecowmountain.com/ READY TO START YOUR OWN LIVESTOCK FARM? The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it’s not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that’s right for you....

Duration:01:03:54

Brooder Nightmares - The Farming Journey with Charles Mayfield [GFL98]

4/23/2018
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Farmer Charles Mayfield joins Darby and me to talk about some of his early season challenges with pastured poultry, specifically in the brooder. Profitable Pastured Poultry Course: https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com/poultry Connect with Charles on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayfield.pastures/ READY TO START YOUR OWN LIVESTOCK FARM? The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it’s not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to...

Duration:00:58:11

Doing Less Work With the Same Pay - Pastured Poultry [GFL97]

4/16/2018
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Darby and I discuss how his plans for pastured poultry have changed this year and how his new plan involves doing less batches, but making the same amount of money. Profitable Pastured Poultry Course: https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com/poultry READY TO START YOUR OWN LIVESTOCK FARM? The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it’s not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and grow the farm enterprise that’s right for you....

Duration:00:59:30

Change Your Farmers' Market Display & Change Your Sales with Ben Grimes [GFL96]

4/9/2018
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Ben Grimes joins Darby and me to talk about how he changed around his farmers' market display and how it made a huge difference in his sales. He gives lots of tips and advice on what he did and why he think it worked. Dawn Breaker Farms: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dawnbreakerfarms/ Website: http://www.dawnbreakerfarms.com/ READY TO START YOUR OWN LIVESTOCK FARM? The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here - it is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market,...

Duration:00:51:15

The Burnout is Real - Struggles, Challenges, and Finding True Wealth Farming with John Suscovich [GFL95]

4/2/2018
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John Suscovich talks farming reality - the challenges and the struggles. The importance of book keep and the numbers for decision making. And why it's important to stop and just take a break sometimes. Subscribe to John on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/farmmarketing Find John's Books at: http://www.farmmarketingsolutions.com READY TO START YOUR OWN LIVESTOCK FARM? The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here - it is a complete step by step A to Z system to plan, market, and...

Duration:01:17:42

Make A Mistake, Learn, Try Again - The Farming Journey with Charles Mayfield [GFL94]

3/26/2018
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Charles Mayfield joins Darby Simpson and me to talk about some of his recent challenges with pigs. Charles will also talk about how he has endured through those challenges. The Farm Business Essentials Online Course: https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com Connect with Charles on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayfield.pastures/ READY TO START YOUR OWN LIVESTOCK FARM? The Farm Business Essentials Online Course is here, and it’s not just a piece of the puzzle. FBE is a complete step...

Duration:00:59:03

The Challenges of Transitioning into Farming Full-Time with Patrick Leclerc [GFL93]

3/19/2018
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Patrick Leclerc joins Darby and me to talk about farming on the side and some of the challenges that he has faced transitioning into full time livestock farming near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Follow Patrick: Coyote Rock Farm: http://coyoterockfarm.com/ Coyote Rock Farm on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coyoterockfarm/ Learn to farm in The Farm Business Essentials Online Course: https://www.farmbusinessessentials.com READY TO START YOUR OWN LIVESTOCK FARM? The Farm Business...

Duration:01:32:33