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

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 34 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.

    Michael Kilpatrick on Snafus with Local Government & Running for Office to Promote Positive Change

    Michael Kilpatrick on Snafus with Local Government & Running for Office to Promote Positive Change

    Michael discusses how he faced off with the many challenges presented to him within his local government to ensure a positive change for the future and farming.

    • 15 min
    Maud Kelley on Creating a Multifaceted Family Farm Business

    Maud Kelley on Creating a Multifaceted Family Farm Business

    Today we are joined by Maud Kelley, Principal and Owner of Greenlands Farm. Greenlands Farm is a small, three generational sustainable modern homestead farm located in rural Bolivia, NC. This farm family certainly lives the sustainable lifestyle they teach others about! They’re open by appointment for educational group tours, as a wedding/special occasion venue, and for fundraiser events. They also breed carefully selected exotic birds. Tune in to hear all about how this versatile farm operates.

    • 38 min
    Katherine Nietmann on Creating Consistent Sales with a Cold Climate Farm

    Katherine Nietmann on Creating Consistent Sales with a Cold Climate Farm

    Have you considered making your farm a versatile year-round operation?

    We’re joined today by Katherine Nietmann of Moose Meadow Farm. Moose Meadow is a CSA, grocery store, and online market based near Standpoint, Idaho. The goal of Moose Meadow is to make it easy for consumers to eat well every day, by providing the highest quality organic produce that’s squeaky clean, thoughtfully packaged, and conveniently delivered. Tune in to hear how this thriving year-round farm stays on top of its operations!

    • 33 min
    Dr. Elaine Ingham on Maintaining the Life Within our Soils

    Dr. Elaine Ingham on Maintaining the Life Within our Soils

    Today, we're delighted to host Dr. Elaine Ingham on the podcast. Dr. Ingham is an American microbiologist and soil biology researcher. She’s also the Founder of Soil Foodweb Inc. The mission of Soil Foodweb is to empower individuals and organizations to regenerate the soils in their communities. Widely recognized as the world’s foremost soil biologist, she’s passionate about empowering ordinary people to bring the soils in their community back to life. If your soil has room for improvement, tune in to

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Brian Sanders on Food and Diet Misconceptions

    Brian Sanders on Food and Diet Misconceptions

    Today we're proud to host Brian Sanders, health coach, filmmaker and Co-Founder of the health, media and technology company Sapien. Sapien’s mission is to provide information and services to promote healthy living. They are fighting the good fight against the modern norms that lead to chronic disease, weight gain, and poor health. Through education and tools they are helping people to eat better, live better, and thrive instead of just survive. Join us to hear all about Brian’s journey to health!

    • 34 min
    Liz Dowd on Rooftop Farming for Community Connection

    Liz Dowd on Rooftop Farming for Community Connection

    Joining me today is Liz Dowd, Director of Farming Operations at Brooklyn Grange, located in NYC. Founded in 2010, Brooklyn Grange is the leading rooftop farming and intensive green roofing business in the US. Brooklyn Grange operates the world’s largest rooftop soil farms, located on three roofs in New York City. Liz grew up in Vermont, passionately enjoying work with her homesteader parents. She studied biodynamics at the Pfieffer Center and urban permaculture at NY Open Center. Join us on the rooftops!

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 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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