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The Thriving Farmer Podcast

Apr 30, 2019

Ellen Polishuk talks to Michael about her new book, Start a Farm, tips for farmers as they lay a foundation for a successful farm.

In This Episode:

>> What it takes to be a farmer

>> Why failure is important

>> What the most common thing small farms fail with

>> What makes a qualified consultant and what...

Apr 23, 2019

Dave Chapman talks to Michael about making farming decisions considering family and environmental priorities, the challenges of organic greenhouse tomatoes, and keeping the integrity of the organic movement intact.

In This Episode:

>> Simplifying operations to make more time for family and raising kids

>> Energy...

Apr 16, 2019

In This Episode:

>> The differences between Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

>> An explanation of FMSA exemptions

>> A discussion of common food safety myths

>> How systems and record-keeping are the foundation of food safety plans

Quotes from the Episode:

"Food safety...

Apr 10, 2019

In This Episode:

>>  Overview of small scale organic farming in New Zealand and how they focus on wholesale marketing streams

>>  How they balance the demands of their 3-acre vegetable operation while raising 3 children

>>  Their productions methods using no-till, deep organic, and permaculture principles

>> ...

Apr 2, 2019

In This Episode:

>> Ted's preferred definition of sustainable agriculture encompasses soil health, nutrient density, and financial viability

>> Ted's Monday morning routine and how he stays organized and productive

>> How systems and consistency are key to sound finances. The #1 reason why farms fail is lack of...