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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,......
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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......
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......
Have you ever considered a fun alternative to traditional farming? Fungi, that is! Joining us today on the Thriving Farmer Podcast is the founder of Maine Cap N’ Stem, Erik Lomen. Maine Cap N’ Stem started in 2014, cultivating a variety of gourmet mushrooms from spore to store below the streets of Portland Maine. Within......
Have you ever considered adding Moringa or Hoodia plants to your farm’s production? Joining us today is Ed Rau, founding owner and President of Sustainable Bioresources. Sustainable Bioresources is a small business primarily engaged in research and development of new cultivars of plants for organic, sustainable cultivation as crops, educational purposes, and uses in new......
Why is proper composting so important to a farm’s success, and how can you make sure you have the right compost for the best outcomes?  Today we’re happy to host Grant and Kate Estrade of Laughing Buddha Nursery in Metairie, Louisiana.  In 2003, Grant started Laughing Buddha Nursery out of a simple desire to be......
When you have a dream of owning and operating a multipurpose farm, what can you do to make that dream a reality? Our guests had exactly that dream, and their determination and gusto will certainly be expansive for those with the same aspirations! Today we’re joined by Chase Renninger and Allyssa Ferguson of Woodland Valley......
What challenges are you facing as a farmer during these turbulent times?  On this bonus episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, we’re joined by Bob Rimol owner and founder of Rimol Greenhouse Systems in Hooksett, NH. His passion for gardening and agriculture led him to the University of Vermont where he graduated with a degree......
What does it take to build a thriving farm in cold, harsh climates?  Joining us today on the Thriving Farmer Podcast is Stan Bialecki of Bialecki Farms. Stan and his wife, Amy, are the owners and operators of Bialecki Farms. They’re located in the northeast mountains of Pennsylvania, which they’ve lovingly dubbed “Alaska, Pennsylvania.” Beginning......