100 episodes

From farming and agriculture to amazing restaurants, vintage markets, and even tech start-ups, people are thinking outside the box, taking risks, and bringing life back to the hometowns and small communities we love. Our hope is this will be a place where you can be inspired to do the same. So jump in, hear the stories of people who are doing life in rural America and loving it, and start dreaming. And then let us know what you're up to so we can share your story, too!

Rural Revival Rural Revival

    • Business
    • 4.9, 44 Ratings

From farming and agriculture to amazing restaurants, vintage markets, and even tech start-ups, people are thinking outside the box, taking risks, and bringing life back to the hometowns and small communities we love. Our hope is this will be a place where you can be inspired to do the same. So jump in, hear the stories of people who are doing life in rural America and loving it, and start dreaming. And then let us know what you're up to so we can share your story, too!

    Episode 101: Lukas Fricke of ChorChek

    Episode 101: Lukas Fricke of ChorChek

    This week on the podcast we’re with Lukas Fricke of ChorChek in Ulysses, Nebraska (pop. 171). Lukas is a sixth generation farmer at Union Farms and the inventor of the new ChorChek technology that’s creating a lot of buzz in the ag world. ChorChek streamlines farm operations and data collection, allowing subscribers to keep digital records in a simplified, secure way and giving producers more time to focus on the animals. We’re talking about how this new technology helps tell the story of where your meat comes from and how his college entrepreneurship program is what originally sparked this idea. Lukas also shares about opportunity within our rural communities, the importance of connectivity for the future of rural America, and where COVID is presenting opportunity for agriculture.

    Lukas is proof that you just never know where your connections will take you, and his ChorChek technology is going to be a game changer in the industry. Be sure to check out the show notes and follow along with Lukas and the latest developments with ChorChek.

    • 52 min
    Episode 100: Allison Ryan of Explore Ranches

    Episode 100: Allison Ryan of Explore Ranches

    This week on the podcast we’re with Allison Ryan of Explore Ranches — a web platform of ranch rentals that Allison and her friends Jay and Jesse created that features incredible private properties and experiences and helps people connect to the outdoors. As someone who has always had a passion for the outdoors, Allison is sharing how Explore Ranches is providing a service to both land owners and visitors, and how they are creating interest in conserving and protecting some incredible wild places.

    You’ll love how Allison, Jay, and Jesse thought outside of the box to create Explore Ranches, and how they are opening up a new avenue to landowners through hospitality that allows people to exclusively experience these beautiful places. 

    • 44 min
    Episode 099: Greg Roskos and Rob Grover of Winghaven Pizza Farm

    Episode 099: Greg Roskos and Rob Grover of Winghaven Pizza Farm

    This week on the podcast we’re with Greg Roskos and Rob Grover of Winghaven Pizza Farm in Galesville, Wisconsin (pop. 1,481). Greg, who grew up always in the kitchen, and Rob, who was looking for a way to bring a new kind of business to his family farm, put their entrepreneurial minds together and created Winghaven Pizza Farm, where you’ll find stone-fired pizzas, local beer and wine, live music — all on the family farm. We’re talking about the importance of supporting local businesses in our rural communities, what it means to have a seasonal business, and creating a new experience for this fifth generation family farm.

    You'll love Greg and Rob’s heart for their community and supporting the locals, and how they keep growing and expanding this business. Plus, this concept for a new kind of business and experience built around the family farm. Be sure to check out the show notes and make plans to visit Winghaven Pizza Farm soon!

    • 47 min
    Episode 098: Shane Riley of J Bar D Canvas and Leather

    Episode 098: Shane Riley of J Bar D Canvas and Leather

    This week on the podcast we’re with Shane Riley of J Bar D Canvas and Leather in Oreana, Idaho (pop. 7, or maybe 8). Shane is sharing how he and his wife Amy started their business with $135 and a Facebook post. We’re talking about how they’ve built their business, what it means to have a quality, American-made product, and keeping the cowboy way of life alive.

    You’ll love the principles that Shane and Amy have built this business on and their heart for giving and investing in the next generation of cowboys. And it’s going to be exciting to follow along as they start to create their canvas under the stars experience!

    • 44 min
    Episode 097: Dan Jurek and Jeff Bajek of True North Basecamp

    Episode 097: Dan Jurek and Jeff Bajek of True North Basecamp

    This week on the podcast we’re talking with Dan Jurek and Jeff Bajek of True North Basecamp in Crosby, Minnesota (pop. 2,386). Dan and Jeff are friends and, more recently, business partners after they saw an opportunity to create a better camping experience for visitors to the Cuyuna Recreation Area. This increasingly popular destination for mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts, where local abandoned mine pits have been transformed into a recreational playground.

    Dan and Jeff are sharing about the experience they provide at True North Basecamp and how that includes the town and local businesses, the transformation they have seen in the area, plus working with a city on new zoning, and the importance of an area not being tied to one industry. You will love how Dan and Jeff have made the town of Crosby a part of their experience at True North Basecamp and how they see the town’s success as part of their success as well. Plus, they’ve created something that’s a little bit outside the traditional Minnesota Lakes experience, and they’re drawing in even more people because of it.

    • 42 min
    Live Rural Survey

    Live Rural Survey

    Do you live rural? Do you want to live rural? No matter where you live - rural, urban, or somewhere in between - your input matters! (And yes, we promise it will only take a minute.)
    ruralrevival.co/liveruralsurvey

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

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Building Official Nick Sorenson

That was a great bucket filler. Thank you. I connected with the stories of, in this case, building rehabs that felt like monumental tasks with a lot of uncertainty came out better on the other side.

Kippylou's ,

My absolute favorite podcast!

I listen to several podcasts, but this one has to be my favorite! I am so grateful for this amazing podcast highlighting others that are keeping rural areas alive. I’ve been in several small rural towns and villages. Each one has so much of their own beauty and history that deserves live on.

cowgirl0819 ,

Favorite podcast!

I listen to a few podcasts and this one is definitely my favorite. I anxiously wait for the next one to go live and listen as soon as possible. The variety of guests keeps the show interesting and educational with a variety of life experiences and passions being shared. Thank you thank you thank you for your dedication to making a great podcast and most importantly shining light on those reviving rural America!

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