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A unique blend of science and business all focused around farming. Each week features farmers, scientists, and experts sharing insights into topics like soil science, raising livestock, crop growing, composting, cover cropping, modern farm business, microgreens, no-till, and permaculture, among other things! Farm Land is a collection of farm-related podcasts produced by Diego Footer.

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    • Natural Sciences

A unique blend of science and business all focused around farming. Each week features farmers, scientists, and experts sharing insights into topics like soil science, raising livestock, crop growing, composting, cover cropping, modern farm business, microgreens, no-till, and permaculture, among other things! Farm Land is a collection of farm-related podcasts produced by Diego Footer.

    Fertilizer Free With Interplanting - Is It Possible? - In Search of Soil

    Fertilizer Free With Interplanting - Is It Possible? - In Search of Soil

    The new podcast is In Search of Soil.
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    • 4 min
    NEW PODCAST - Why Crop Rotation Might Not Be Needed - In Search of Soil

    NEW PODCAST - Why Crop Rotation Might Not Be Needed - In Search of Soil

    The new podcast is In Search of Soil.
    SUBSCRIBE & LISTEN TO FULL EPISODES:
    iTunes - http://bit.ly/soilpodcast
    Spotify - http://bit.ly/insearchofsoil
    WATCH FULL EPISODES 
    YouTube https://bit.ly/watchISOS
     
    Let me know what you think @diegofooter - https://www.instagram.com/diegofooter

    • 9 min
    Businesses That Succeed Pivot - Rebuilding A Farm Business Model Overnight (FSFS229)

    Businesses That Succeed Pivot - Rebuilding A Farm Business Model Overnight (FSFS229)

    In today's episode of Farm Small Farm Smart The pandemic brought about several restaurant closures, and that does not spell well for the farmers supplying them.  But like many things in life, it's the tough times that bring out the best in people.  
    Today, we’re talking to farmer Adam Pollack of Closed Loop Farms in Chicago, IL.  In March Adam had to deal with a loss of the majority of his restaurant customer base overnight due to COVID-19.  Instead of trying to wait for restaurants to come back online, Adam and his team set out to rebuild their whole business model from the ground up.  They shifted from selling only to restaurants to selling directly to consumers.  With a shift in their customer base, they also had to shift the products they were selling.  Closed Loop Farms began aggregating products from other local producers and shifting their microgreen production to meet new demand.  Overall the changes weren't easy, but it has worked out so far and put their business in a stronger position going forward.
    Adam is a great example of a business owner that adapted and pivoted when his back was up against the wall showing that regardless of how hard things might seem, there's always a way out.  
    Today’s Guest - Adam Pollack  Adam is a microgreen farmer and the owner of Closed Loop Farms. His farm was servicing nearly one hundred restaurants in the Chicago area until the pandemic came. Now, he and his team have adapted by going online. 
    Closed Loop Farms – Website | Shopify | Facebook | Instagram
     
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    Podcasts by Diego Footer:
    Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW
    Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m
    Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG
    Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i
    Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The CSA Farm Sales Model - Why We Like It featuring Jessica Washkowiak (FSFS228)

    The CSA Farm Sales Model - Why We Like It featuring Jessica Washkowiak (FSFS228)

    Jessica Washkowiak from Field to Fork Farm joins me to talk about why she loves the CSA business model for their farm.  We also discuss how they run their CSA, manage crop diversity, and how they market their CSA.  
    Field to Fork Farm https://www.instagram.com/fieldtoforkcsa/
     
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    Podcasts by Diego Footer:
    Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW
    Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m
    Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG
    Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i
    Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

    • 44 min
    Sourcing High-Quality Microgreen Seeds with Lisa Mumm of Mumm's Sprouting Seeds (FSFS227)

    Sourcing High-Quality Microgreen Seeds with Lisa Mumm of Mumm's Sprouting Seeds (FSFS227)

    The owner of Mumm's Sprouting Seeds, Lisa Mumm, joins Chris Thoreau and me to talk about how Mumm's sources high-quality microgreen seeds.  Most of those seeds are sourced locally in Saskatchewan.  Lisa also details their extensive procedures that ensure that all of the seed they sell is pathogen-free.   
    You can purchase microgreen seeds at Mumm's Sprouting Seeds https://www.sprouting.com 
     
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    Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot
    Podcasts by Diego Footer:
    Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW
    Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m
    Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG
    Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i
    Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

    • 19 min
    Great Crops Start with Great Seeds - Tips for Microgreen Seed Sourcing (FSFS226)

    Great Crops Start with Great Seeds - Tips for Microgreen Seed Sourcing (FSFS226)

    Microgreen grower Chris Thoreau joins me to talk about the importance of sourcing high quality, pathogen-free seed for a microgreens operation.   
    Chris's online course Growing Your Profitable Microgreens Business https://microgreens.teachable.com/courses
     
    Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter
    Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot
    Podcasts by Diego Footer:
    Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW
    Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m
    Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG
    Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i
    Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/

    • 1 hr 6 min

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