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What is “beyond organic” farm life like in the tropics? On today’s episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, we’re joined by Michael and Lauren Marchand, co-founders of Lapa’au Farm, located in Maui, Hawaii. Lapa’au Farm is a two-acre, bio-intensive farming operation. Michael and Lauren practice “beyond organic” methods, which means they forgo modern organic methods......
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What are some of the challenges of organic farming, and how can you overcome them? Today, we’re joined by Ryan Lichttenegger, co-founder of Steel Wheel Farm, located in Fall City, Washington. Steel Wheel Farm is a small, first-generation family farm with one goal in mind: To improve the way in which produce is grown, harvested,......
What does it take to run a successful u-pick business? Today on the Thriving Farmer Podcast Michael is joined by his wife, Savannah, to discuss their first season of offering u-pick strawberries at The Farm on Central. The Farm on Central is a small family farm located in Carlisle, Ohio and provides the community with......
Have you considered the opportunities that livestock may bring to your farm? Today on the Thriving Farmer Podcast we’re joined by Mary Bowen, president of Prosperity Acres Farm, located in Sunderland, Maryland. Prosperity Acres is a small farm that offers high quality Hereford beef and goat meat for sale by the cut or as custom......
How many “hats” do you wear as a business owner?  Today on the show we’ve got Daniel Firth Griffith, storyteller, entrepreneur, regenerative agriculturist, lover of wild woods and much more. He is the Founder of Timshel Wildland, a 400-acre regenerative, process-led, and emergent conservation wildland located south of Charlottesville, Virginia and in the heart of Central......
Today we’re hosting a special guest: Tom Ziglar, CEO of the Zig Ziglar corporation. Tom is the author of two best selling books, Choose to Win, 10 Leadership Virtues for Disruptive Times and Born to Win. Tom Ziglar is the proud son of Zig Ziglar and the CEO of Ziglar, Inc. He joined the Zig......
Have you ever left farm life, only to find yourself drawn back to it? Today on the show we’re pleased to be hosting Paul Dorrance, author, public speaker, consultant, and regenerative agriculture advocate. Paul was raised close to the land, growing up on a small self-sufficient homestead in upstate New York. After a career in the......
Today on the Thriving Farmer Podcast we’re happy to be hosting Aubrey and Ben Thompson, owners of Fair Curve Farm, a thriving family farm located in Ferndale, California. Ben and Aubrey’s story began amongst standing rows of beets and kale in Ferndale during the summer of 2015. Aubrey had just moved up from the California......
Have you explored the options offered by email marketing for your farm?  Today we’re doing something a little different with our guest, Bobby Klinck, email marketing extraordinaire and author of Email Marketing That Doesn’t Suck: Have Fun Writing Emails Your Subscribers Will Want to Read (and That Will Actually Make You Money!). Based in Washington......
What are the benefits and nuances of running a pasture grazed farm? Today on the show we are hosting Juliann Janies, scientist turned sustainable farmer and Co-Founder of Red-Tailed Farm, located in Burgaw, North Carolina. After an extensive search for affordable and usable land, Juliann and her partner Gregory, settled on a 14-acre lot with......