36 episodes

Helping grass farmers learn from grass farmers. Topics include rotational grazing, multi-species grazing and discussion about grazing systems. Each episode features a different guest.

Grazing Grass Podcast Cal Hardage

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    • 4.7 • 17 Ratings

Helping grass farmers learn from grass farmers. Topics include rotational grazing, multi-species grazing and discussion about grazing systems. Each episode features a different guest.

    e36. Desiree Nelson - Multi-species Grass Farm in Minnesota

    e36. Desiree Nelson - Multi-species Grass Farm in Minnesota

    In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Desiree Nelson of Nelson Grass Farm. We discuss her farm journey and the multiple species grown on their farm then take a deep dive for the Overgrazing Section into chicken tractors.

    • 47 min
    e35. Becky Szarzynski - Transitioned to Beautiful Red Cows

    e35. Becky Szarzynski - Transitioned to Beautiful Red Cows

    In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Becky Szarzynski of Mountain Glen Farm. We discuss the transition of the family farm to a grass based farm with South Poll cattle. For the Overgrazing section, we dive deeper in to the South Poll cattle breed.

    • 46 min
    e34. Chase Jones - Custom Grazing for Financial Sustainability

    e34. Chase Jones - Custom Grazing for Financial Sustainability

    In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Chase Jones of Ri-Zan Cattle Company. We discuss how he uses custom grazing on his fifth generation farm to achieve financial sustainability in Southwest Wiscosin. For the Overgrazing section, we dive deeper in to finances.

    • 54 min
    e33. Alex Bates - Chickens, Turkeys, and Wool Sheep, Oh My!

    e33. Alex Bates - Chickens, Turkeys, and Wool Sheep, Oh My!

    In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Alex Bates of Chapel Ford Farm. We discuss brooding chicks for others, pastured poultry, pastured turkeys and wool sheep. For the Overgrazing Section, we discuss how his off-the-farm job makes him a better farmer.

    • 55 min
    e32. Nick Rodgers - Veteran to First Generation Grass Farmer

    e32. Nick Rodgers - Veteran to First Generation Grass Farmer

    In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Nick Rodgers of Red Leg Farms. We discuss his grass journey as a first-generation farmer and how he's managing his Highland cattle and hair sheep. For the Overgrazing Section, we dive into his livestock guardian animals! (You'll be surprised!)

    • 53 min
    e31. Rachel Wagoner - Multigenerational Family Farm in Transition

    e31. Rachel Wagoner - Multigenerational Family Farm in Transition

    In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Rachel Wagoner of Tall Pines Farms. Tall Pines Farms LLC is a multigenerational family farm in transition in Darlington, Pennsylvania. They raise beef cattle and hair sheep on grass to produce freezer beef and lamb seasonally. For the Overgrazing Section, we focus on Livestock Guardian Animals.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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