37. Jonathan Bruderlein on Stepping Back to Gain Perspective
In this episode, I talk to Jonathan Bruderlein who started farming with horses, then took a break to spend a couple of years traveling to farms around the US and Canada and is now back in Quebec to start version 2.0 of his farm
In This Episode:
>> How Jonathan managed field cultivation with horses
>> How taking a step back to travel gave him and his family perspective and inspiration
>> Why some of the most profitable time on a farm is spent with your team
>> How your farm and life goals tie into what he calls ‘human sustainability’
>> Common limiting beliefs of farmers
About the Guest
Jonathan’s a nerd…a really big nerd. Jonathan loves numbers, loves spreadsheets, and above all loves people. Jonathan owned and operated a successful certified organic vegetable farm in Dunham, Quebec for a number of years using a mix of tractor power and draft horse power. In 2017, Jonathan and his family decided to take a sabbatical, convert their delivery van into a camper, and travel around the USA and Canada for almost 3 years, visiting farms, learning, and getting a new perspective on life!
Jonathan is now back in Quebec and in the process of launching the second iteration of the farm. Having completed a life coaching training during these travels, Jonathan currently is passionately bringing the life coaching model into the farming community.
As a life coach, Jonathan supports successful farmers to think outside the box and see even greater possibilities for success in all areas of their lives.
Resources and mentions
Jonathan’s Life Coaching for Farmers www.organicfarmercoach.com
Jonathan’s favorite farm book: ‘How The Farm Pays’
Dan Brisebois’ Farmer Spreadsheet Academy