What’s holding you back from full-time farming?
On this episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, we’re joined by Jill Ragan, Owner of Whispering Willow Farm, located in Central Arkansas. Along with her husband, Nathan, Jill’s mission is to create an environment where people come together, foster sustainable practices, and build a resilient local food system. Jill teaches others how to plan and steward their own farms through her social media, online courses and her recently released book The Tiny But Mighty Farm.
Tune in today to hear all about Jill’s journey from working a 9-5 job to full-time farming!
In this episode, you’ll hear…
- How Jill got into farming 2:00
- How Jill sources the farm’s soil 11:50
- About what tools they use for production 15:06
- What the Whispering Willow team looks like 18:06
- What Jill would change if she could start the farm over again 21:52
- About Jill’s motivation to write her book The Tiny But Mighty Farm 24:20
- What the most common questions are that Jill has received 29:49
- About Jill’s experience with selling to restaurants and breweries 32:20
- Jill’s advice for an aspiring farmer 39:48
About the Guest:
Jill Ragan, along with her husband Nathan, are the owners of Whispering Willow Farm in central Arkansas. Along with their three daughters, their family is striving to stay connected to their local community by sharing food and flowers with those around them. Through various outlets like her growing YouTube channel and her new book The Tiny But Mighty Farm, Jill teaches about gardening and, most importantly, flourishing on your home farm no matter the size.
Her book: The Tiny But Mighty Farm
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