100 episodes

If you’re looking to build a profitable farm that works, The Thriving Farmer Podcast is for you. Learn the latest tricks and strategies from successful farmers, strategize with in-depth interviews with leaders in the industry, and connect with stories of farmers just like you. With over 15 years of farming background, your host Michael Kilpatrick has the experience and authority to bring you practical advice, ask the hard questions, tease out the gold nuggets, and help share what it’s really like to build a truly profitable, sustainable farm. In the interviews, we focus on building farms that last, setting up your systems, knowing your customers, building your team, and treading that ever-challenging work/family/life balance.

The Thriving Farmer Podcast Michael Kilpatrick

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    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

If you’re looking to build a profitable farm that works, The Thriving Farmer Podcast is for you. Learn the latest tricks and strategies from successful farmers, strategize with in-depth interviews with leaders in the industry, and connect with stories of farmers just like you. With over 15 years of farming background, your host Michael Kilpatrick has the experience and authority to bring you practical advice, ask the hard questions, tease out the gold nuggets, and help share what it’s really like to build a truly profitable, sustainable farm. In the interviews, we focus on building farms that last, setting up your systems, knowing your customers, building your team, and treading that ever-challenging work/family/life balance.

    What I've Learned From 30 Different Speakers All About Mushrooms!

    What I've Learned From 30 Different Speakers All About Mushrooms!

    On this special episode, we’re discussing our upcoming Mushroom Summit. The mycological kingdom holds an integral place in our health, on our tables, and so much more. We have some amazing experts to share with the world, who will surely convince you to consider adding mushrooms to your farming operation. This 3-day Summit is 100% free to attend. You have nothing to lose and ever so much to gain, so if you can make it, you owe it to yourself to do just that!

    • 41 min
    Adam and Jordan on Thriving Mycologically

    Adam and Jordan on Thriving Mycologically

    Have you ever considered taking a completely different kind of farming journey?

    Adam Cohen and Jordan Jent join us today from Texas Fungus, hailing from Fort Worth and supplying all of Northern Texas. The original farm began in a one-car garage and has since relocated to Arlington, TX in a 2,000 sq.ft. facility after Jordan partnered with Adam in January 2019. The farm has been expanding and thriving ever since. Join us to learn all about how they cultivate the best damn mushrooms in Texas!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Paul and Sandy Arnold on 30+ Years of Successful Organic Farming

    Paul and Sandy Arnold on 30+ Years of Successful Organic Farming

    Have you had experienced, competent, professional mentors throughout your farming journey? If not, it could make all the difference in how you run your farm!

    Joining me today on this special 100th episode for the Thriving Farmer Podcast, are two of my long time personal mentors, Paul and Sandy Arnold. They are the owners and founders of Pleasant Valley Farm, a small, family run farm...for over 30 years!

    Tune in for this very special episode to hear me speak with my mentors about all things farming!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Luke Groce on Scaling Pasture-Based Livestock Eco-Harmoniously

    Luke Groce on Scaling Pasture-Based Livestock Eco-Harmoniously

    What career path should you consider if you’re passionate about bringing high quality nutritious meals to your community’s tables and creating a quality-rich environment for animal livelihood?

    Joining us today on the Thriving Farmer Podcast is Luke Groce of Groce Family Farm. Tune in to hear all about Luke’s unique operation and how he and his animals are thriving!

    • 48 min
    Casey Ostwinch on Quickly Building a Profitable Farm

    Casey Ostwinch on Quickly Building a Profitable Farm

    How do experienced farmers go about building the most healthy, fertile soil possible to yield the highest quality and quantity produce? 

    Joining us on today’s podcast is Casey Ostwinch of Honey Tree Farm, a Certified Naturally Grown, four-season bio-intensive market garden located in Conover, North Carolina. Casey and his wife Tori use human scale techniques that allow them to focus on building healthy soil that will yield fresh, local, quality produce. Tune in today to hear all about it!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Marissa Paykos on Compassionate Animal Farming

    Marissa Paykos on Compassionate Animal Farming

    Can you run an animal-based farm and simultaneously be passionate about animal welfare?

    Our guest today proves that those two things aren’t a direct conflict of interests. Marissa Paykos of Hardeeville, South Carolina joins us today to tell us all about her farming operation, Whippoorwill Farms. Whippoorwill is a small farm with plans on making a BIG impact! Tune in to find out how she built her farm and how she maintains her humane animal farm operation!

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

farmer.jlh ,

Quality production. Valuable information.

So happy to have found another outstanding podcast about farming that appeals to my ideals. This is on par with, but not limited to a comparison to, The No-Till Market Market Garden, The Ruminant, Farmer to Farmer, The Intellectual Agrarian, Joe Gardener, The Probiotic Life, Farm Small Farm Smart (and Diego Footer’s arsenal of podcasts). An exceptional example is the interview with Karl Hammer of Vermont Compost Company.

idbidfarm ,

Greatly Enjoyed

I throughly enjoyed today’s podcast. I am from Canada and my family and I run a 2000 + acre ranch and forage farm. We have a lot of parts to our business and we struggle in some areas today’s podcast gave me hope and idea on where I can go to improve my knowledge base. Thank you😃

Samantha Dilworth

R88 the 88's ,

Well needed

Even episodes that I think I’ll have nothing in common with provide insight which I enjoy in any podcast. The host is much more experienced than you may know from any episode and well worth learning from!

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