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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.

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    • 4.8 • 155 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.

    Ask Darby: How to Begin Selling from a Farmstead

    Ask Darby: How to Begin Selling from a Farmstead

    Darby gives advice on selling from your farmstead (not homestead).
    Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses:
    https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses
    or 
    https://www.grassfedlife.co

    • 11 min
    Farm Marketing: Real World Proven Strategies with Darby Simpson

    Farm Marketing: Real World Proven Strategies with Darby Simpson

    Regardless of what products you are farming, you must have a diversified marketing and business plan for your farm to be successful. Darby Simpson has developed from scratch a “real world”, successful direct marketing approach for his farm thru nearly 10 years of trial and error.
    In his three hour workshop, he’ll cover all of the basics you will need to successfully sell your products for a profit. The marketing portion will focus on how to build a marketing list, marketing displays, free marketing tools, how to select a farmers market, customer interaction and education, income diversification, working with restaurants or health food stores and more. During the business planning session, he will deal with various business strategies, cash flow management, production cost analysis, economies of scale, setting retail and bulk program prices, tracking expenses, liability insurance, legal protection and more.
    Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses:
    https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses
    or 
    https://www.grassfedlife.co

    • 3 hr 20 min
    How to Sell More Meat for More Money - Simple Easy to Use Ideas (GFL147)

    How to Sell More Meat for More Money - Simple Easy to Use Ideas (GFL147)

    Darby discusses some of the different sales models that he has used on his farm throughout the years.  He talks about how to market meat and communicate its value.  We also discuss the nuances of customer communication.
    Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses:
    https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses
    or 
    https://www.grassfedlife.co

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Farming with 40 to 100 Acres (Ask Darby)

    Farming with 40 to 100 Acres (Ask Darby)

    Darby gives some suggestions on farming with 40 to 100 acres.
    Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses:
    https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses
    or 
    https://www.grassfedlife.co

    • 11 min
    Thoughts on Farrowing Pigs on Farm (Ask Darby)

    Thoughts on Farrowing Pigs on Farm (Ask Darby)

    Darby discusses his thoughts on farrowing pigs on farm.
    Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses:
    https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses
    or 
    https://www.grassfedlife.co

    • 7 min
    Should I Raise Kune Kune Pigs? (Ask Darby)

    Should I Raise Kune Kune Pigs? (Ask Darby)

    Darby answers about the viability of raising Kune Kune pigs.
    Learn more with Grassfed Life Courses:
    https://farm-business-essentials.teachable.com/courses
    or 
    https://www.grassfedlife.co

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

J_Schuh ,

Lots of practical, realistic, informative content

Need help turning your homestead into a business, a farmstead? This podcast has TONS of information from people that have been “doing the work”, and are generous enough to share what has worked, and what hasn’t worked for them.

AllisonJHuffman1980 ,

Great! Just great!

So very informative and helpful.

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.

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