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 Air Force as a pilot, Paul’s journey back to farming started in 2013 when he started Pastured Providence Farmstead – a successful pasture-based livestock operation marketing 100% grass-fed beef and lamb, as well as pastured non-GMO pork, poultry, and eggs directly to consumers in southern and central Ohio. Join us today to hear all about the unique, eclectic career of this regenerative agriculture expert!
In This Episode:
Paul’s experience growing up in a self-sufficient homestead in New York 1:37
Paul’s initial career 3:32
What brought Paul back to farming 5:21
What truths writing his book dredged up for Paul 16:37
The major decision at the beginning that set Paul’s farm up for success 20:38
What Paul considers the biggest mistakes new business owners can make 29:25
Where Paul plans to take his career next 34:04
How Paul markets and sells his products 38:12
Where you can find out more about Paul and his work 40:50
About the Guest:
Paul Dorrance is an author, speaker, consultant and regenerative agriculture advocate. He was raised close to the land, growing up on a small self-sufficient homestead in upstate New York. His journey back to farming started in 2013 when he started Pastured Providence Farmstead – a successful pasture-based livestock operation, marketing 100% grass-fed beef and lamb, as well as pastured non-GMO pork, poultry, and eggs directly to consumers in southern and central Ohio. Paul now writes for Acres U.S.A., speaks at agricultural conferences around the country, and provides consulting services for dreaming, beginning, and transitioning farmers.
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