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Fiefdoms - A Great or Terrible Idea for Getting More Farm Businesses (GFL137)

Fiefdoms - A Great or Terrible Idea for Getting More Farm Businesses (GFL137)

October 1, 2019

Darby and I talk about his actual experience trying to set up several fiefdoms on his farm and managing one.  Are they a great or terrible idea?  Darby will share his thoughts on what worked, what didn't and what he wished he did better. 

 

 

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Full Access - Fiefdoms - A Great or Terrible Idea for Getting More Farm Businesses (GFL137)

October 1, 2019

Darby and I talk about his actual experience trying to set up several fiefdoms on his farm and managing one.  Are they a great or terrible idea?  Darby will share his thoughts on what worked, what didn't and what he wished he did better. 

 

 

Interested in starting your own farm?  

Not sure where to start?

Want to take your farm to the next level?

Check out some of the resources we have to offer at https://www.grassfedlife.co

 

Evolving for Success - 2019 Farm Changes with Darby Simpson and Luke Groce

Evolving for Success - 2019 Farm Changes with Darby Simpson and Luke Groce

September 25, 2019

Luke Groce and Darby discuss some of the changes that Luke has made on his farm in 2019 - why he made them, how they will affect the farm into the future, and how things continue to evolve.  

Join Darby and Luke for the Advanced Livestock Marketing Workshop https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/p/advanced-livestock

 

Follow Luke:

http://www.GroceFamilyFarm.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grocefamilyfarm/

 

Interested in starting your own farm?  

Not sure where to start?

Want to take your farm to the next level?

Check out some of the resources we have to offer at https://www.grassfedlife.co

 

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Making a Small Farm Work with Luke Groce (GFL103)

Making a Small Farm Work with Luke Groce (GFL103)

September 16, 2019

This BEST OF GFL episode is a replay of a previous episode.

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Luke Groce and I discuss what makes his small family farm work from grazing to economics.

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grocefamilyfarm/

 

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Full Access - Scaling Up Challenges - September 2019
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Full Access - Scaling Up Challenges - September 2019

September 9, 2019

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Full Access - Raising Ducks and Alternatives to the Cornish Cross with Luke Groce (GFL135)
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Full Access - Raising Ducks and Alternatives to the Cornish Cross with Luke Groce (GFL135)

September 2, 2019

Luke Groce talks about his experiences raising and marketing ducks and chicken breeds that have been successful outside of the Cornish Cross.

Advanced Livestock Marketing Workshop with Darby & Luke https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/p/advanced-livestock

Follow Luke:

http://www.GroceFamilyFarm.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grocefamilyfarm/

 

 

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Full Access - Marketing, Adding Land, and Getting the Most Out of An Acre Questions - August 2019
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Full Access - Marketing, Adding Land, and Getting the Most Out of An Acre Questions - August 2019

August 12, 2019

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How Pigs Saved My Farm with Luke Groce of Groce Family Farm

How Pigs Saved My Farm with Luke Groce of Groce Family Farm

August 6, 2019

This BEST OF GFL episode is a replay of a previous episode.

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Today we'll be going to Louisville, Kentucky to talk to farmer Luke Groce of Groce Family Farm.

Luke and his wife Katherine started their farming career in 2009 as a vegetable farm.  An operation that had its successes and its failures.  

As Luke said...

“I've got a few war stories from the deep trap of doing too many things at the beginning of farming a piece of land with no experience, and then not doing any of it well enough. After treading water, and trying to keep up with all of it for six years, I've decided that CSA farming is a team sport. And I can't be good at, and stay on top of, growing 30-40 things by myself (plus keep up with 40+ pigs). It’s a kind of humbling thing to say, ‘I can't do this well.’ “

It was through some of the failures and struggles with the vegetable operation that led Luke down the path of raising pigs.  Another path that's full of war stories... having tried a bunch over the years from keeping pigs behind two strands of hot wire to experimenting with a unique bulk pork sales program, two things he will talk about today.  Not everything has worked, but some of it has and he's learned along the way continuing to grow his pork operation.  

The move to pork was one that might not have happened, but it did, and it was a move that he wouldn't regret because it was a move would bring his family together living on the farm, and one that would save his farm.

 

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The Future of Agriculture - Changing the Concept with Mark Shepard

The Future of Agriculture - Changing the Concept with Mark Shepard

July 15, 2019

This BEST OF GFL episode is a replay of a previous episode.

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Mark Shepard of Forest Agriculture Enterprises joins me to talk about the future of agriculture.

Mark has a pretty clear view on how he thinks the future of agriculture could be.. restoration agriculture style farms dotting the landscape with animals roaming through grasslands dappled with trees, a perennial polyculture system that builds soil instead of destroying it, a system that sequesters carbon instead of volatilizing it, a system that utilizes all of the water that falls on a piece of land, a system restores the land, and importantly a system provides nutrient dense food on scale - bulk calories and makes money doing it allowing a farmer to earn a decent living in the process. These systems could restore the land and rural America. I think it is totally possible, and when you hear Mark speak I think you will feel the same way. This is the future of agriculture.

This is probably one of those episodes that you will need to listen to a few times to get every little juicy nugget out of it. Whether you want to farm broadacre or not, this episode is busting at the seams with knowledge and wisdom.

 

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Full Access - Darby Answers Cattle Grazing Questions - July 2019
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Full Access - Darby Answers Cattle Grazing Questions - July 2019

July 14, 2019

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