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The Thriving Farmer Podcast

Sep 29, 2020

Have you ever thought about dropping your current vocation and selling your possessions to start fresh and start a farm?

That notion certainly crossed the mind of our guest today! Joining us today is Mike “The Fit Farmer” Dickson, former natural bodybuilder and personal trainer turned farmer/homesteader. Mike and...

Sep 22, 2020

It’s Winter. You run a farm. How do you most efficiently extend your growing season?

Winter farming has historically proposed many challenges. Oftentimes, Winter has meant it’s time to “hunker down and weather the storm” until more bountiful climates return. However, it doesn’t have to be a time to run, hide,...

Sep 15, 2020

Where should farmers turn when they seek to nail down long-term economic stability?

If you are worried about the long view of your farm during these uncertain times, have we got a show for you! Today, we’re joined by Simon Huntley and Neil Stauffer of Harvie. Simon is founder and CEO of Harvie and Neil manages Harvie...

Sep 8, 2020

Who’s the most active, passionate, health-conscious farmer and herbalist in Virginia? 

Jean Howard, co-owner and operator of CA & J Farm, is among the most eclectically active individuals we’ve yet come across in the farming community, and she’s far removed from any signs of slowing down. Jean is an avid health...

Sep 1, 2020

How do you create a farm that focuses on efficiency and quality?

We’re joined today by Collin Thompson, of Willowsford Farm in Ashburn, Virginia. Willowsford’s mission is to grow both food and community, connecting families in NoVa directly to their food source. Originally from the fertile land of northeastern Iowa,...