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An honest look at what it takes to manage farms, businesses, and life all at the same time without having any of them fall apart in the process. This show is a hard look at real reality of eco-entrepreurism highlighting the success and failures of people out there making a go of it repairing the planet, solving problems, producing products, and making a living doing it. You’ll hear from experts who are far down their respective paths and people just like you who are starting out and making a go of it and learning as they go. Each episode gives you practical insights and advice that you put into action today. The show is hosted by Diego Footer. For more information visit PermacultureVoices.com

An honest look at what it takes to manage farms, businesses, and life all at the same time without having any of them fall apart in the process. This show is a hard look at real reality of eco-entrepreurism highlighting the success and failures of people out there making a go of it repairing the planet, solving problems, producing products, and making a living doing it. You’ll hear from experts who are far down their respective paths and people just like you who are starting out and making a go of it and learning as they go. Each episode gives you practical insights and advice that you put into action today. The show is hosted by Diego Footer. For more information visit PermacultureVoices.com
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An honest look at what it takes to manage farms, businesses, and life all at the same time without having any of them fall apart in the process. This show is a hard look at real reality of eco-entrepreurism highlighting the success and failures of people out there making a go of it repairing the planet, solving problems, producing products, and making a living doing it. You’ll hear from experts who are far down their respective paths and people just like you who are starting out and making a go of it and learning as they go. Each episode gives you practical insights and advice that you put into action today. The show is hosted by Diego Footer. For more information visit PermacultureVoices.com

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English


Episodes

Feel Better, Farm Better Live Better - A Farmer Wellness Episode with Scott Hebert (FSFS181)

6/6/2019
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Scott Hebert and I talk about how Scott has created a functional balance in life between business and non-business. He also talks about some of the changes he has made to improve his life on farm and off-farm including getting more fit so he can think and farm better. Connect with Scott: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flavourfulfarms YouTube: https://bit.ly/2u3WxIW Listen to past episodes: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter...

Duration:01:16:23

Sell More Flowers - The Different Market Streams for Cut Flowers (FSFS180)

5/31/2019
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Benny and Courtney Pino from Loblolly Farm join me to talk about all of the different potential market streams for small scale cut flower growers. From selling to distributors to florists to designers there are a lot of potential outlets to sell to as a grower. We will discuss each model hitting on the pros and cons of each, so you can hopefully find a market stream that works for you. The whole key is finding the best one that fits your farm and your context. Connect with Benny &...

Duration:01:14:15

Be You - Everyone Doesn't Need to Be A Farm or Land Designer with Javan Bernakevitch (PVP250)

5/28/2019
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Javan Bernakevitch and I talk about following your interests, making shifts in what you do over time, and writing your best life story. Vote for Javan's documentary: https://www.storyhive.com/project/show/id/5056 https://allpointsdesign.ca/aforestoffood Connect with Javan: All Points Land Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/ All Points Life Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/life-design/intro/ My Podcasts: Farm Small, Farm Smart: http://bit.ly/2vMUDvX Grass Fed Life:...

Duration:01:19:21

The Farmer’s Office - The Business of Farming with Emma Hendel (FSFS179)

5/23/2019
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Emma Hendel of Fair Share Farm gives us a look at the work that happens behind the scenes to support and enable field production. She cover’s what she does in the office on a weekly basis for their farm. Tasks include book keeping, market, and communicating with customers. In this episode there are tips for increasing your time bandwidth and some thoughts about the upside of on farm sales. Connect with Emma: Instagram: http://instagram.com/fair_share_farm Website:...

Duration:01:18:38

One Essential Trait You Might Not Have with Javan Bernakevitch (PVP249)

5/17/2019
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Javan Bernakevitch and I talk about the importance of compassion. Why it might not come easily for some people, and why we all should look to try to use more of it. Connect with Javan: All Points Land Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/ All Points Life Design: http://allpointsdesign.ca/life-design/intro/ My Podcasts: Farm Small, Farm Smart: http://bit.ly/2vMUDvX Grass Fed Life: http://bit.ly/2uOsLTH Voices of Change: http://bit.ly/2vrn81r Do The Work:...

Duration:00:51:13

Choosing the Right Crops (and Customers) for Your Farm with Ben Hartman (FSFS178)

5/15/2019
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Today farmer Ben Hartman of Clay Bottom Farm joins me to talk about choosing the right crops for your farm’s context. He goes through some of the most profitable small farm crops, and why you should consider growing them. He also gets into choosing the right customers for those crops and how to make sure those crops are a fit for the customers. Ben's Online Course: http://www.theleanfarmschool.com Follow Ben: https://www.instagram.com/claybottomfarm Listen to past episodes at...

Duration:00:46:24

Running a Smart Farm Business with Morgan Gold (Interviewing Me) (PVP248)

5/10/2019
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In this episode, Morgan Gold, host of the Gold Shaw Farm Podcast, interviews me about some of the things I have learned about running a small business. From my personal experience to my conversations with others, I have learned a lot, and share it in this episode. You can subscribe to the Gold Shaw Farm Podcast anywhere you get your podcasts. To learn more about Gold Shaw Farm visit: https://www.youtube.com/goldshawfarm My Other Podcasts: Farm Small, Farm Smart:...

Duration:00:41:46

Being a Parent and a Farmer (While Starting a Farm) with Justin Logeais (FSFS177)

5/8/2019
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Justin Logeais joins me to talk about transitioning from full-time employment to full-time farming - how he did it, how it paid for it, and the balance that was required. He also talks about balancing family with running a business and keeping family first. Connect with Justin: https://en-gb.facebook.com/compostguycsa/ Plant Fast, Live More... Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on...

Duration:00:52:31

Top 10 Cool Season Flowers for Small Farms (FSFS176)

4/29/2019
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Benny and Courtney Pino from Loblolly Farm join me to talk about the Top 10 Cool Season Flowers for Small Farms. We talk about why you should consider these flowers, how to grow then, and how to use them in bouquets. We also get into pest and disease pressure for each type of flower and the overall difficulty to grow them. Follow Loblolly at https://www.instagram.com/loblollyfarm/ Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at...

Duration:01:31:35

Crop Planning for Microgreens with Spreadsheets (FSFS175)

4/24/2019
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Chris Thoreau joins me to discuss crop planning for a microgreens business using spreadsheets. We discuss timing crops for orders, using spreadsheets to plan and forecast income, and how to use spreadsheets for business planning. Get Chris's Crop Planner at: https://urbanmicro.ca/crop-planner/ This show is brought to you by Paperpot Co.

Duration:00:57:38

Practical Tips for Increasing Sales at the Farmers Market (GFL134)

4/15/2019
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John Paul Smajda joins me to talk about how he increased sales at their farmers' market by over 300%. From display to customer interactions, to pricing, all of the tips in this one are practical ones anyone could implement. Connect with John: smajda@mac.com Learn more about the Grassfed Life Insider: https://www.grassfedlife.co/insider

Duration:01:29:31

Farm Growth Without Compromises - Thoughts on Scaling, Hiring, and Maintaining Quality with Jordan MacPhee (FSFS173)

4/10/2019
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Jordan MacPhee of Maple Bloom Farm joins how microgreens fit in with field crops on their farm. They are also in expansion mode on the farm and talk hiring considerations, selling more, and maintaining quality. Connect with Jordan: http://www.maplebloomfarm.ca Growing Your Microgreens Business Course with Chris Thoreau: http://www.permaculturevoices.com/microgreens Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at...

Duration:01:28:19

Selling More Product with Buying Clubs featuring Charles Mayfield (GFL133)

4/8/2019
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Charles Mayfield talks about how he built and set up his buying club and how he interacts with his buying club members. Charles has built his farm on this sales model and it has been the primary income model for the farm since Day 1. Follow Charles: https://www.instagram.com/mayfield.pasture

Duration:00:11:11

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT from Grassfed Life

4/5/2019
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Learn more about the Monthly Farm Business Essentials course at https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/p/farm-business-essentials-monthly Other Grassfed Life Courses: https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses

Duration:00:21:47

Brooding Chicks on Pasture Questions (GFLi Preview)

4/3/2019
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This episode is a sample of a Question and Answer episode available exclusively for Grassfed Life Insiders. You can hear the full episode by becoming an Insider at https://www.grassfedlife.co/insider

Duration:00:08:01

Strategies for Growing Tomatoes and Building Soil with Ben Hartman (FSFS172)

4/3/2019
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Ben Hartman talks about creating the optimum conditions for growing tomatoes. He also touches on building soil in between crops and handling crop turnover. Ben's Online Course: https://www.theleanfarmschool.com Follow Ben: https://www.instagram.com/claybottomfarm Listen to past episodes at: https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:...

Duration:00:49:51

BEST OF GFL: Industrial Farmer to Regenerative Agriculture Icon, Will Harris III of White Oak Pastures

4/1/2019
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This BEST OF GFL episode is a replay of a previous episode. Support the podcast by becoming an Insider at https://www.grassfedlife.co/insider Will Harris III from White Oak Pastures joins me to talk about his inspirational journey of converting his one-time factory farm to a beyond organic farming operation that celebrates polyculture and closes the loop on wastes. His farm closes the loop on sustainability through rotational grazing, solar power, and the recycling of all of his...

Duration:01:04:31

Selling Convenience - An Alternative Method of Selling Farm Products - Part 2 (GFL132)

3/25/2019
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In Part 2 of this series farmer, Luke Groce talks about the results from selling turkeys by size category (not specific weight) last fall. He also covers taking deposits on orders and balancing cash flow. Luke discusses wholesaling turkeys and other strategies to move more product. Follow Luke: http://www.GroceFamilyFarm.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grocefamilyfarm/ Get exclusive content each week with the Grassfed Life Insider. Learn more at...

Duration:00:09:48

Farming While Being a Parent - Time Management and More with Kim Doughty-McCannon (FSFS171)

3/20/2019
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Kim Doughty-McCannon joins me to talk about being a mom and a farmer. How does she balance both? We get into topics such as time management and splitting time. Kim also talks about her experiences running a cut flower CSA. Follow Kim: @bellurbanfarm https://www.bellurbanfarm.com/ Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2B45VK

Duration:00:59:11

Selling Convenience - An Alternative Method of Selling Farm Products - Part 1 (GFL131)

3/18/2019
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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. Stay tuned next week for Part 2 of the mini-series when we follow up with Luke and see how it went. Follow Luke: http://www.GroceFamilyFarm.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grocefamilyfarm/ Get exclusive content each week with the Grassfed Life Insider. Learn more at https://www.grassfedlife.co/insider

Duration:01:08:25