300 episodes

These down to earth conversations with farmers give us an inside look at what it really takes to earn an independent living being a farmer. Combine one part true inspirational stories with tangible tools and tactics and you've got this podcast: a unique way to gain insights that really work from successful farm-based entrepreneurs. These real, honest conversations will help show that you aren't alone in the grind, and give you the motivation to get after it.

Permaculture Voices Diego Footer

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.8, 223 Ratings

These down to earth conversations with farmers give us an inside look at what it really takes to earn an independent living being a farmer. Combine one part true inspirational stories with tangible tools and tactics and you've got this podcast: a unique way to gain insights that really work from successful farm-based entrepreneurs. These real, honest conversations will help show that you aren't alone in the grind, and give you the motivation to get after it.

    Creating Farm Efficiencies and Lessons Learned from Moving Farms (FSFS224)

    Creating Farm Efficiencies and Lessons Learned from Moving Farms (FSFS224)

    Farmer Erich Schultz joins me to talk about lessons he has learned after moving his farm several times over the past 10 years.  Along the way, Erich has streamlined his farming operation to use fewer tools and use simpler processes.  He also talks about partnering with developers to gain access to land.  
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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
    Why Seeking Success Might Be the Worst Mistake Of All - Midsummer Special

    Why Seeking Success Might Be the Worst Mistake Of All - Midsummer Special

    Success and fulfillment aren't the same things and they don't necessarily go hand in hand.  Success doesn't guarantee happiness and it might be something you can never actually achieve.  Which one are you seeking?  And is that the right thing for you?  
     
    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/
     
     

    • 25 min
    The Science of Crop Breeding - Creating Better Hybrid Tomatoes (FSFS221)

    The Science of Crop Breeding - Creating Better Hybrid Tomatoes (FSFS221)

    Nikolay Georgiev joins me to talk about the process of breeding hybrid tomatoes.  We get into the science discussing what is possible in terms of disease resistance and what problems breeding could solve.  You'll also learn how a farmer or gardener could create some localized resilience by breeding their own seeds.  It's everything you ever wanted to know about breeding tomatoes.
    Learn more about Geosem Select's seeds: https://geosemselect.com/en/
     
     
     
    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 29 min
    The Science of Crop Breeding - Creating a Better Basil with Dr. Robert Pyne (FSFS220)

    The Science of Crop Breeding - Creating a Better Basil with Dr. Robert Pyne (FSFS220)

    Dr. Robert Pyne joins me to talk about the work VDF Specialty Seeds has done to develop a line of basil that is downy mildew resistant.  Throughout the episode, we core the science behind plant breeding - how to you get the traits that you want to come through, how many generations does it take, how do you stabilize a line.  The interview should give you a really good overview of how traditional plant breeding works.
    Learn more about their resistant Rutgers line of basil - https://www.vdfspecialtyseeds.com/
    Follow VDF - https://www.instagram.com/vdfspecialtyseeds/
     
     
    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 3 min
    It's Never Too Late to Do Good Things - Midsummer Update

    It's Never Too Late to Do Good Things - Midsummer Update

    What do you want to leave behind - an asset that society can build off or a liability that society has to clean up?  It's never too late to start building your legacy and do good things.
     
    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/
     
     

    • 14 min
    My Farm Journey with Liset Garcia (FSFS219)

    My Farm Journey with Liset Garcia (FSFS219)

    Liset Garcia of Sweet Girl Farms joins me to talk about her first year of farming - how she started, what worked, and how she is evolving the business.  
    Follow Liset https://www.instagram.com/sweetgirlfarms
     
    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 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
223 Ratings

223 Ratings

Halorly ,

Great

Thank you for the life lessons

KingsburyGourmetFarms ,

Great podcast!

I love your podcast. Very informative and has opened my eyes to farming tips I otherwise wouldn’t have known. Love hearing about successful farms across the nation! Gives me hope as a new small farmer that I too can be successful.

Rambo JoBo ,

More than just Permaculture!

Diego and his guest have had an incredible influence in my life over the past 6 years, fri wanting to plan my own sustainable farm life to fatherhood to life direction and I am 20 years older than Diego, he is far wiser than his age and I am incredibly greatful for his honest, open and real discussions of more than just Permaculture but about our lives!!!

Many blessings for health and prosperity to you and your family Diego - THANK YOU!!!

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