14 episodes

Welcome Farmers and Farm Advocates. This podcast has been created for you. It is a practical resource for land-use planning. Our intention is to facilitate communication and idea-sharing that will benefit your farm, your community, and your future. The podcast addresses: Farmland Ownership and Preservation, Land Use and Stewardship, Community Building, and Farm Succession Planning. Your peers — fellow farmers and farm advocates — tell their stories and offer useful working models for addressing the critical issues of modern farming. Learn how farmers and farm advocates are designing successful farm operations. We are grateful for everyone who shared their perspectives and experiences and look forward to bringing more voices into this conversation. Join us.

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Welcome Farmers and Farm Advocates. This podcast has been created for you. It is a practical resource for land-use planning. Our intention is to facilitate communication and idea-sharing that will benefit your farm, your community, and your future. The podcast addresses: Farmland Ownership and Preservation, Land Use and Stewardship, Community Building, and Farm Succession Planning. Your peers — fellow farmers and farm advocates — tell their stories and offer useful working models for addressing the critical issues of modern farming. Learn how farmers and farm advocates are designing successful farm operations. We are grateful for everyone who shared their perspectives and experiences and look forward to bringing more voices into this conversation. Join us.

    Eric Kampe - Green Things Farm Collective - Day 1

    Eric Kampe - Green Things Farm Collective - Day 1

    Organic no-till farmer Eric Kampe shares experiences and perspectives on launching a small farm enterprise with a focus on both personal values and farm economics.

    Eric Kampe - Green Things Farm Collective - Day 2

    Eric Kampe - Green Things Farm Collective - Day 2

    Organic no-till farmer Eric Kampe speaks to the practices that he and his farm partners have used to maintain the integrity and viability of small farm operations in their community.

    Barry Lonik - Buy-Protect-Sell + Leadership = Saving the Aprill Farm

    Barry Lonik - Buy-Protect-Sell + Leadership = Saving the Aprill Farm

    When an exceptional piece of farmland became available in Scio Township, Michigan, longtime land conservation specialist Barry Lonik and township officials found a way to protect it through an innovative “Buy-Protect-Sell” transaction strategy.

    Kathy Sample & Bill Brinkerhoff: Argus Farm Stop

    Kathy Sample & Bill Brinkerhoff: Argus Farm Stop

    Imagine a year-round, 7-day farmers market that sells only locally produced foods. With the opening of Argus Farm Stop in 2014, Kathy Sample and Bill Brinkerhoff made that happen, creating a win-win for the whole community: Customers have convenient access to fresh local food supplied by over 200 producers while producers receive 75 cents on every dollar sold by Argus on consignment. Listen to Kathy and Bill share about the farm stop model, which is now being replicated in other communities.

    Tom Spaulding - Biodynamic Conference 2014

    Tom Spaulding - Biodynamic Conference 2014

    Tom Spaulding opens with an inspiring story of how he came to farm the land he’s on, and then shares the model and vision of the current multi-enterprise operation as well as the various strategies his organization has used or is implementing (LLC, community land trust, long-term leases) to protect the farm and prepare for succession.

    • 15 min
    Jean-Paul Stewart-Courtens - BD Conference 2014

    Jean-Paul Stewart-Courtens - BD Conference 2014

    Jean-Paul Stewart-Courtens shares how after losing the lease on the land he was farming he was able to find and add to a piece of farmland while protecting it for agriculture long term. Success required creative thinking, partnerships, and a mix of funding sources supported by tools such as conservation easements and resale restrictions. Also includes a discussion of leadership transition.

    • 17 min

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