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If you’re looking to build a profitable farm that works, The Thriving Farmer Podcast is for you. Learn the latest tricks and strategies from successful farmers, strategize with in-depth interviews with leaders in the industry, and connect with stories of farmers just like you. With over 15 years of farming background, your host Michael Kilpatrick has the experience and authority to bring you practical advice, ask the hard questions, tease out the gold nuggets, and help share what it’s really like to build a truly profitable, sustainable farm. In the interviews, we focus on building farms that last, setting up your systems, knowing your customers, building your team, and treading that ever-challenging work/family/life balance.

The Thriving Farmer Podcast Michael Kilpatrick

    • Business
    • 4.9, 166 Ratings

If you’re looking to build a profitable farm that works, The Thriving Farmer Podcast is for you. Learn the latest tricks and strategies from successful farmers, strategize with in-depth interviews with leaders in the industry, and connect with stories of farmers just like you. With over 15 years of farming background, your host Michael Kilpatrick has the experience and authority to bring you practical advice, ask the hard questions, tease out the gold nuggets, and help share what it’s really like to build a truly profitable, sustainable farm. In the interviews, we focus on building farms that last, setting up your systems, knowing your customers, building your team, and treading that ever-challenging work/family/life balance.

    Michael Jordan on BEE Whispering

    Michael Jordan on BEE Whispering

    This week, we have the pleasure of interviewing Michael Jordan. No, not the NBA superstar but master of beekeeping and award-winning mead maker. Known as the BEE Whisperer, Michael is the founder and CEO of A BEE Friendly Company INC in Cheyenne, Wyoming. A BEE Friendly Company INC aren’t just beekeepers, they’re bee activists, educating others on how to properly keep and care for bees and so much more. Tune in today to learn all about the fascinating and highly nuanced world of beekeeping!

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Alessia & Virginia on CSA with a Free-Choice Twist

    Alessia & Virginia on CSA with a Free-Choice Twist

    This week’s Thriving Farmer Podcast features besties since high school, Virginia Winkler and Alessia McCobb of Sound Pine Farm, located in Brunswick, Maine. Sound Pine Farm grows on three acres of land nestled at the mouth of Middle Bay Cove. They are dedicated to cultivating a healthy farm ecosystem without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. The farm is CSA-focused...with their truly Free-Choice CSA, they aim to create a CSA experience that gives you what you want at a great value. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Greg Peterson on The Art and Science of Working With Nature

    Greg Peterson on The Art and Science of Working With Nature

    Greg Peterson, of The Urban Farm in Phoenix, Arizona, is a green living and sustainability innovator. His mission is to inspire people to embrace their own greenness, which he does daily by living what he speaks. He is an expert in permaculture (which he likes to call the art and science of working with nature), and he is well-versed in urban sustainability and food production in dry lands. Join us today to hear all about how he achieved and maintains such a remarkable feat!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ruby Reid on Value-Added Farming on Your Own Terms

    Ruby Reid on Value-Added Farming on Your Own Terms

    Are you seeking insight on Certified Naturally Grown farming, beekeeping, and/or including value-added products into your business repertoire?

    On this week’s episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, we are joined by Ruby Reid of Valhalla Organics. Based in Talent, Oregon, Valhalla Organics are committed to and highly passionate about sustainable living and growing premium organic food. Join us today to hear all about Ruby’s farming journey, value-added products, and unique perspectives!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Carrie Chlebanowski on Looney Farming

    Carrie Chlebanowski on Looney Farming

    What is The Looney Farm and what is their unique approach to the business?

    Carrie Chlebanowski of The Looney Farm (a Certified Naturally Grown farm), joins us today to tell us all about her and her husband Joe’s farming operation. As you all know, every farming operation is different, and The Looney Farm is certainly no exception. Join us today to hear all about Carrie’s unique approach to the farm biz!

    • 47 min
    Dan Miller on Funding for Sustainable Farms

    Dan Miller on Funding for Sustainable Farms

    What is crowdfarming and how can it facilitate investments in sustainable farming?

    Dan Miller, founder and CEO of crowdfarming platform (TM) Steward, joins us today to talk about crowdfarming, exactly what it means, and how he implements it to best service his clients and farms. Dan feels that instead of forcing farmers to fit within a box, it should be the other way around. He's committed himself to creating a system that empowers farmers to steward their land sustainably, with consumers!

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
166 Ratings

166 Ratings

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Wonderful resource on market or small scale farming

I’m in preparation for my own market garden. This podcast has saved me tens of thousands of dollars. It’s a masterclass.

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This is an amazing resource

I’m hooked. As someone who is looking to start a second career as a sustainable farmer, this resource has been invaluable to me. I’m hooked and am not binging. I wish I had found this podcast sooner.

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