163 episodes

Weekly insights for small farmers and aspiring farm based entrepreneurs who want to earn a living on the land doing something that they care about. A weekly show that tracks the farm season featuring two hosts: Darby Simpson and Diego Footer of Permaculture Voices. We focus on small family farming, grass based livestock, pastured poultry, grassfed beef, pastured pigs, farmsteading, farm sales and marketing, and work-life balance.

Grassfed Life Diego Footer

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.7, 124 Ratings

Weekly insights for small farmers and aspiring farm based entrepreneurs who want to earn a living on the land doing something that they care about. A weekly show that tracks the farm season featuring two hosts: Darby Simpson and Diego Footer of Permaculture Voices. We focus on small family farming, grass based livestock, pastured poultry, grassfed beef, pastured pigs, farmsteading, farm sales and marketing, and work-life balance.

    How to Produce More Product Faster for a Rapidly Growing Customer Base (GFL146)

    How to Produce More Product Faster for a Rapidly Growing Customer Base (GFL146)

    Chris Kiesz of Yellow Hutch Farm in Minnesota joins us to talk about picking up jobs and moving 2000 miles across the country to start his farm.  How he picked a new market, cash flowing beef, and creative ways to bundle beef.
    Follow Chris at https://yellowhutchfarm.com/
     
    Not sure where to start?
    Want to take your farm to the next level?
    Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses:
    https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses
    or visit https://www.grassfedlife.co

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Selling Online: Using REKO Rings - Connecting Producers with Consumers on Facebook (GFL145)

    Selling Online: Using REKO Rings - Connecting Producers with Consumers on Facebook (GFL145)

    "How does a REKO-ring work?
    The ring is based on a closed Facebook group. The producer and consumer who want to take part apply for membership in the group he or she likes. Administrators, often a small group of consumers, approve the application from serious people and thereafter trade can begin. Normally delivery occurs every or every other week, depending on the size of the group. Delivery times are more often shorter than an hour, or producers congregate and the consumers can collect their orders from a number of producers at the same time. A producer writes a post about their product and availability on Facebook and the consumers make orders by comments directly under the post. The producers also write how they require payment." Source
    You can connect or follow along with Buddha and Sofia of Los Perros Farm on Instagram @LosPerrosUrbanFarming and on the web at LosPerrosUrbanFarming.com.  Check out their recently opened cafe @FlaxMalmo.
    Not sure where to start?
    Want to take your farm to the next level?
    Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses:
    https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses
    or visit https://www.grassfedlife.co
     

    • 44 min
    Pastured Poultry Alternatives to the Cornish Cross Chicken with Luke Groce (GFL144)

    Pastured Poultry Alternatives to the Cornish Cross Chicken with Luke Groce (GFL144)

    Farmer Luke Groce discusses some of the different breeds he has tried on his farm in his open cell pastured poultry system.
    Listen to more episodes with Luke Groce at https://grocefamilyfarm.com/pages/the-pasture-raised-podcast
     
    Not sure where to start?
    Want to take your farm to the next level?
    Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses:
    https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses
    or visit https://www.grassfedlife.co

    • 53 min
    Pastured Raised Podcast - Luke Groce and Dave Shield of Pastured Life Farms (GFL143)

    Pastured Raised Podcast - Luke Groce and Dave Shield of Pastured Life Farms (GFL143)

    Today's episode is a replay of Luke Groce's new podcast The Pasture-Raised Podcast.  Listen to more episodes at https://grocefamilyfarm.com/pages/the-pasture-raised-podcast
     
    Not sure where to start?
    Want to take your farm to the next level?
    Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses:
    https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses
    or visit https://www.grassfedlife.co

    • 1 hr 27 min
    How Fragile Is Your Business - Thoughts on Strengthening a Business in Uncertain Times (GFL142)

    How Fragile Is Your Business - Thoughts on Strengthening a Business in Uncertain Times (GFL142)

    How Fragile Is Your Business?  Could it survive a recession?  How long could you survive at 50% of your current sales?  How much debt do you have?  Today we look at questions you should be asking about the fragility of your business and some ideas on how to make those areas more anti-fragile.
     
    Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses:
    https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses
    or visit https://www.grassfedlife.co

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Tips and Advice for Optimizing your Farm Website for Customers (GFL141)

    Tips and Advice for Optimizing your Farm Website for Customers (GFL141)

    Farmer Debra Bruner joins us to talk about selling to restaurants, partnering with other farms, buying another farm's products, and designing a better website.
    Connect with Debra on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littlecowmountain/
    Website: https://www.littlecowmountain.com/
     
    Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses:
    https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses
    or visit https://www.grassfedlife.co

    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

joedinn150 ,

Very well done! Great resource for farmers or aspiring farmers of any scale

All the seasons of this podcast are such a rich resource and so enjoyable as well. I am also a member of their livestock course and online community and find it a great benefit.

Chicken man too ,

Great info

These guys talk about do’s and dont’s on many subjects and how. Great info overall.!!!!

Milkman3 ,

What a wonderful resource for any farmer!

Darby and Diego have been an instrumental resource to me in starting my farming business. They are well heeled in the process and have an incredible depth of experience to draw on when it comes time to address the big questions. This podcast and their online course have been of great value to me.

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