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Farm Changes & Design - Creating A Farm Business That Fits Your Life (GFL123)

1/21/2019
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Darby talks about changes he is making on the farm in 2019 and why he is making the changes. The underlying principle in this episode is - make sure that the business fits your lifestyle and context or the business will mess up your life. Growing Your Farm Business Mastermind - March 22 & 23 at Primal Pastures - Learn More https://grassfedife.co

Duration:01:16:52

How to Position Your Pastured Poultry as a Premium Product, and the Economics and Challenges of Doing It with Paul Greive of Primal Pastures (GFL122)

1/14/2019
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As you will hear from my guest today Paul Greive of Primal Pastures "One of the most important things about marketing is not convincing people your product is X, it's about finding people who actually want X." Therefore Primal Pasture’s sole job as marketers is to try to find and sell to the believers. The customers who value their product for what it is and are willing to pay for it. Over time they have learned that "It's a really sustainable model when you can start focusing on the...

Duration:01:10:49

PROFITABLE Pastured Poultry Economics [AND 10 Proven Marketing Strategies] (GFL121)

1/11/2019
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Paul Greive of Primal Pastures will go into the details of how his family started their pastured poultry farm with no experience and less than $2,000 capital, and also discuss the Guerrilla marketing strategies have made Primal Pastures successful in California. Learn more in Paul's upcoming Growing Your Farm Business workshop: https://www.grassfedlife.co Paul Greive, CPA, MBA ditched his desk job in 2013 and has generated more than $500,000 revenue in his first two years farming pastured...

Duration:00:59:10

Do You Have a Farm Business or a Farm Job? (GFL120)

1/7/2019
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Today I am asking the question - Can you farm business scale enough to matter? If not, then why are you doing it or what can you change? Can the business scale, do you have a business or a job, and can your markets handle enough sales volume? Growing Your Farm Business Mastermind - March 22 & 23 at Primal Pastures - Learn More https://grassfedlife.co/

Duration:00:33:24

10 Life Changing Audiobooks to Listen to With Your Cat When It's Snowing (GFL119)

12/31/2018
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Scott Hebert and I each talk about 5 of our favorite audiobooks - why we like them and why you might too! Happy New Years! Connect with Scott: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flavourfulfarms YouTube: https://bit.ly/2u3WxIW Growing Your Farm Business Mastermind - March 22 & 23 at Primal Pastures - Learn More https://grassfedlife.co/

Duration:01:22:04

Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever (GFL118)

12/24/2018
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A review process for 2018 and tips on how to build off of success from 2018 to have your best year ever in 2019. 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 Lots more free content at Grassfed Life: http://bit.ly/2D5gRJX Subscribe to the...

Duration:00:26:18

10 Lessons From 2018 for a Better 2019 (GFL117)

12/17/2018
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Darby and I each talk about 5 lessons that we learned in 2018 and how we are going to use those lessons to improve things next year. Growing Your Farm Business Mastermind - March 22 & 23 at Primal Pastures - Learn More https://grassfedlife.co/

Duration:01:53:49

Creating a Buzz About Your Products with Sales and Marketing Strategies (GFL116)

12/10/2018
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Charles Mayfield talks different ideas to market and sell products. We also get into selling products online and how new products can help farm sales. 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 enterprise that's...

Duration:01:03:27

Converting a Row Crop Field to Pasture - Part 2 - The Results (GFL115)

12/3/2018
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Darby follows up on the pasture conversion that he started in fall 2017 talking about what he did, now it worked and how he has paid for it. From costs to seed types to grazing management - he covers it all. 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:00:57:24

Practical Strategies for Getting More (and better) Customers (GFL114)

11/26/2018
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Charles Mayfield talks about the importance of engaging with customers to build a long-term customer base. We also discuss different ideas on how to get new customers and making buying easier for customers. 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...

Duration:00:59:45

THANKSGIVING EXTRAVAGANZA - Board Game Edition (GFL113)

11/19/2018
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Happy Thanksgiving. In this fun episode, Darby and I talk about how board games are a great way to use your downtime and connect with others. 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 Lots more free content at Grassfed Life:...

Duration:01:00:30

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