What are the unique challenges of growing and milling your own grains?

On this episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, Michael is joined by Alexis Dragovich, co-operator of Mud Run Farms in northeast Ohio. What started out as a 1st generation dairy farm has turned into a father daughter team working hard to make certified organic grains and fresh stone-ground flours more commonplace.

Tune in to hear about Alexis’ passion for healthy grains, small business and their local community. 

You’ll hear:

  • How Mud Run Farm got started in growing grains 1:21
  • About the kind of mill Mud Run uses 3:11
  • What the difference is between hard red wheat and soft red wheat 6:38
  • More about how Mud Run Farm markets their products 12:07
  • What Alexis’ advise would be to herself at the start of her journey 18:37

About the Guest:

Alexis Dragovich is co-operating Mud Run Farm, a small, certified organic farm in Northeast Ohio. What started out as a 1st generation 6-head family dairy farm has turned into a certified organic, diverse small grain farm, mill and business. Along with her father, Alex, Alexis is now focused mainly on producing and milling small grains to produce something that was really lacking in their region and community. This father-daughter team shares a strong passion for organics, the environment, and small businesses.


Resources: 

Website – https://www.mudrunfarmorganics.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/mudrunfarmorganics
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mudrunfarmorganics

Resource mentioned: Artisan Grain Collaborative


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