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Mike Badger dives into the the production, the processing, the marketing, and the business of farming pasture-raised poultry. Pastured Poultry Talk is THE podcast where raising chickens, turkeys, and poultry on grass meets real life opportunities, solutions, and farmers. The podcast helps you raise healthy, profitable birds for your family, your community, and your customers.
 
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There are very few things that make me happier than when I can pull a gold nugget out of an interview that I know is going to be helpful to the listeners. That definitely happened in my interview with Kendall Teichmeier today. Kendall works full-time in agriculture. His first exposure was a fifteen year career of managing large hog operations in Ne…
 
On today's show we are going back into the archives to look at an off-farm business that generates revenue at fairs and festivals. This is a great tie-in to tomorrow's ag business episode. Mark Hufford has the fascinating business of doing educational displays and talks about the use of oxen in the frontier and colonial times. Below are the origina…
 
On this show, I have said that work is not the enemy, the wrong job is the enemy, on multiple occasions. Today's guest, Lila Wantland, probably summed that statement up better than I have ever done in our interview. This is one thing I love about interviewing FFA students. They learn, early on, that work can be fun and it is all just a matter of fi…
 
Today is a farm update episode everyone. Here is what I will be talking about: A big strategy change in the way we are raising goats. Less means more Work smarter not harder The inverted bell curve of grass growth on our farm in Idaho I am unable to imagine being short on forage later this summer Some farmer/inventors who were innovating themselves…
 
I've said it before, and I will say it again - I really enjoy interviewing FFA student entrepreneurs because they are not encumbered by fear and other responsibilities that frequently stop adults like myself from exploring business ideas. With this fear being absent, these students go try ideas, and in many cases they discover businesses that work …
 
Tip Of The Week Before you pick fruit off of someone else’s tree, you might want to hear this episode. Rural Crime In The U.S. https://wgntv.com/news/nexstar-media-wire/video-shows-unusual-traffic-stop-chase-involving-horse-and-buggy/ https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/is-it-legal-to-pick-mangos-off-your-neighbors-tree-14500558 Across The Pond, Dow…
 
Our guest today is highly educated about the world of agriculture, believes strongly in advocating for ag and knows that we need to reach out to children with the truth about farming and livestock before inaccurate information is told to them so many times that it becomes ingrained. And it is these core beliefs that led Jackie Nix to strike out as …
 
Tomorrow on the show I am featuring an entrepreneur who is helping to teach children about agriculture. This reminded me of the great interview I did with Katie Benson about her efforts to do the same, and I wanted to bring that episode back for you today. Below are the original show notes for this episode. SHOW NOTES Introducing Katie Benson! Kati…
 
I first discovered Sam Martin through an article that mentioned he and his families anhydrous ammonia business, Martin Custom Anhydrous, and that is what led me to invite him to be a guest on the show. However, I wound up getting a lot more than I bargained for with this guest. Sam is a former chapter president, former Iowa State Vice-President and…
 
It is very difficult to know what is in the future on our farm this year, and I know this is true for so many of you out there. From weather to input prices to unavailability of fertilizer there is a lot that we just don't know. For me, this big unknown is water and hay prices. I don't know how long I will be able to irrigate for this year. If they…
 
In the world of entrepreneurship people love to throw the term, "passion" around as if that is all you need to make it. I certainly is not the only thing you need, but it definitely helps. Today's guest has exactly that, and it comes shining through when you speak to her. Grace Brown is fresh off of finding out that she is a state proficiency winne…
 
Tip Of The Week Is your liquid fertilizer secure? Rural Crime In The U.S. https://www.wwlp.com/news/crime/hadley-woman-pleads-not-guilty-to-35-counts-of-animal-cruelty/ https://www.idahopress.com/news/state/cartel-financed-oregon-pot-farms-expand-to-growing-indoors/article_89345cce-2502-53b1-9692-67d3973ecd1a.html Across The Pond, Down Under And Up…
 
Today's episode is a bit different than any normal, Off-Farm Income episode. Today I am speaking with Kathleen Dowling. Kathleen and I have a lot in common. We both grew up in California, we both started our collegiate education at a community college, we both had a dream of moving to Montana, we both became Montana state residents and we both got …
 
On tomorrow's episode I am speaking with a young lady about her future career prospects and finding her way to the agricultural life that she is dreaming about. So, for today's re-cap episode I thought that I would go back to a special coaching episode I did with a woman named Wendy from Ontario, Oregon. I find it is helpful to hear people brainsto…
 
"The FFA and agriculture is a very welcoming culture. You just have to put yourself out there, and you will be accepted". These are the words of the very wise FFA student who is today's featured guest, Kendall Lawson. Kendall is a senior who will be graduating within about a month of this episode's release. She loves to watch plants grow the same w…
 
This morning I was out in one of our pastures moving our sprinkler line. I was wet, my hands were muddy and wet and I was already behind the 8 Ball for the day. As I normally do, I had a podcast playing while I worked, and the host of the show read a quote that has been attributed to Thomas Edison. The quote stopped me in my tracks. The quote says,…
 
Today's guest, Remi Gardner, is the second student from the Paris FFA Chapter that I have interviewed in as many days. I find myself just as impressed today as I was with my first interview of a Paris FFA student, both working in the world of cattle production. Obviously, I am going to have to get myself to Henry County sooner, rather than later to…
 
Tip Of The Week Hold off on the evening beer until the farming is done. Rural Crime In The U.S. https://www.wsiltv.com/news/mushroom-hunters-find-body-in-rural-missouri-water-well/article_24ca595e-b064-5db4-b546-6f1d27d50a02.html https://www.wqad.com/article/news/crime/durant-firefighters-injured-crash-farm-sprayer-walcott-man-arrested/526-ea30d944…
 
The ability of farmers to innovate and solve problems is probably on of the most remarkable things about the women and men that make up this profession. In today's episode we are going to speak with one of those farmers. Jeff Sberna farms his families land in Northern Ohio. As he states they are not a big farm, which means that they don't have big …
 
Today, enjoy an interview an interview I did with a fellow who was frustrated by not having the tool he needed when working on auto engines and did something about it. Tune in as Shane Mulligan shares his story and how he created a NASCAR partnership to help him market his MAXX Leverage tool that he designed.…
 
Today's guest is a self-professed "showmanship freak". Showing livestock in jackpot shows and fairs is Pacee Miller's "thing". She talks about getting everything perfect and striving to be the best in the ring, and this has come true for her on more than one occasion. Pacee is a young lady who has a passion for agriculture, and more specifically, c…
 
I talked about "finding the next Boise" on episode #1152 and have spoken about Rapid City, SD being one of these possibilities in the past. This article demonstrates that was true. https://www.realtor.com/research/april-2022-wsj-rdc-emerging-housing-markets-index/ More Places You Can Listen to Off-Farm Income And Matt Brechwald:…
 
I don't make too many predictions on this show, but every now and then I interview an FFA student and can see that all the ingredients for great success are present. Today's interview with Caden Delaney is one of those moments. I first found out about Caden through an article stating that he had won a regional proficiency award in forage production…
 
Tip Of The Week Take Your Sheep To Work Rural Crime In The U.S. https://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Greenwich-Police-188-000-stolen-from-17136181.php https://www.aol.com/unknown-highly-contagious-disease-kills-215425520-015111804.html? Across The Pond, Down Under And Up Above https://www.farminguk.com/news/sheep-turn-up-at-police-hq-as-part-…
 
I am fascinated with the business of being a private crop consultant, and with that I have only interviewed two or three of these folks in my time hosting this show. However, the concept is so interesting because of the talent and knowledge level that these folks have to have. A private crop consultant is competing with crop advisors from fertilize…
 
Today's episode is a replay of an interview I did with Jonathan Meeker as he takes us through his journey of working for someone else so that he could end up working for himself. It is the story of someone seeking entrepreneurship and getting there by being patient and by being smart about how he got there. Today, learn more about Meeker and his re…
 
For the first time ever, completely by accident, I am releasing an interview on the guests actual birthday! Happy 18th Birthday to Gracie Wagner! Now that we have got that out of the way, let's talk horses, agriculture and FFA. Gracie has grown up in what could accurately be called a "horse family" in the Central Illinois area. She has been around …
 
Today, I have a farm update for you that is the result of some busy weeks and sleepless nights. I've also got exciting information about how Hattie is progressing in the FFA, and I want to address an article I saw stating that locally produced food is the answer to inflation. More Places You Can Listen to Off-Farm Income And Matt Brechwald:…
 
If you are going to have calves in January, in Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula, you had better have to barn space. But, what if you have twins! Well, that is what happened to today's guest, Mitchell Foote, this winter. Mitchell is a sophomore at Ubly High School and in his fourth year of the FFA. Each year he shows cattle and pigs at the county fa…
 
Tip Of The Week Let PETA make you money…buy stock in Super Glue! Rural Crime In The U.S. https://www.phillyvoice.com/horse-pennsylvania-state-police-killed-troopers-investigation-chester-county/ https://www.ladbible.com/news/latest-peta-demonstrators-superglue-themselves-to-starbucks-counters-20220422 Across The Pond, Down Under And Up Above https:…
 
Amber and Krystal Wilke are mother and daughter, and they are operating a very successful laser art and engraving business from their family farm in Kimball, Nebraska. While this might seem like the main part of the story, as successful as it is, it is just the tip of the iceberg. Amber and her husband have been able to create an enterprise on thei…
 
It's always fun to showcase FFA students that have done amazing things and have been able to take talents and passions and turn them into viable SAE's. Today's guest did just that. This is a replay of an interview I did with a very special welding artist. Learn more about Maci Krites and her "weld art" on this episode.…
 
This summer, my family and I will grow a large patch of sweet corn. This is something that we have done several times over the years. And, if you were to ask me when we would be getting started, I would tell you that it would be sometime in May. And by my answer, it shows how I view getting started, and in a lot of ways, what type of farmer I am...…
 
Some time ago, I was studying a martial art called Kajukenbo. My instructor was a very nice man with a lot of experience and training. And on one of those nights the man who had instructed him came to our class, observed and offered some instruction to the students of his student. On today's episode of the Off-Farm Income Podcast, I am lucky enough…
 
As you all know I am a fan of the lawn care and landscaping business. I have seen students in high school do some amazing things with this particular business, working it all the way up to a six figure annual income while still in high school! In my own experience, I know a full-time farmer who as able to become this by starting a landscaping busin…
 
Tip Of The Week Watch a rural crime movie tonight: https://crimereads.com/seven-great-rural-crime-films/ Rural Crime In The U.S. https://www.keyc.com/2022/04/14/thieves-steal-machine-goat-goofy-goat-farm/ https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/woman-attempts-to-glue-herself-to-court-in-protest-during-clippers-vs-timberwolves-play-in-game/ Across The Po…
 
In today's interview we are lucky enough to take a fascinating journey into the mind of an inventor. Not just any inventor though, a farmer who sees problems, visualizes ways to solve them and then follows through.....all the way through. Monte Busser has a list of 8,100 ideas that can make life better for farmers and everyday people. Looking at al…
 
Today's show is a replay of interview I did with a fellow podcaster. It is an interesting discussion on his discussions when it comes to hauling agriculture related freight. Check it out! Orignial Show Notes: As part of my journey in agricultural podcasting I have found myself as the editor and producer of the Bulkloads Podcast. The Bulkloads Podca…
 
Our guest today had a couple things to say during the interview that really resonated with me. To begin, Riley Widboom, was starting over when he entered his freshman year at Worthington High School. He had gone from Kindergarten to 8th Grade in a small, private school, so his friends at Worthington were limited at best. However, he knew that the F…
 
Thoughts Inspired By The Book: "The Crucible Of War" Immediately following the the French and Indian War in the U.S. a recession or even a depression began to sink in, in the colonies as the British military moved out of the colonies and focused their attention on matters in the Caribbean. This left commercial farmers, the very first to ever emerge…
 
I am definitely the type of person who is interested in my family history and feels some sense of obligation to honor that legacy. So, I am always fascinated when I get to interview somebody with a deep family legacy who is honoring it in the same way. For our guest today, Kate Rogers, that is a theme that repeats itself throughout the interview. O…
 
51 weeks out of the year on our rural crime episode I will be focused on "rational choice" type criminal activity that is the most likely to be what we will experience on our farms or rural properties. However, today I am going to focus on interpersonal violence. Some of you may have heard of Gavin De Becker, or his best-selling book, The Gift Of F…
 
Would you allow a cell tower on your farm if it meant an extra $800-$2,000 per month of revenue to help sustain the farming lifestyle that you are in search of? Have you read things on the internet or heard rumors about lawsuits, bad leases or health problems caused by cell signals being transmitted close to your home? How long should a cell tower …
 
Today's episode takes us back to interview I did many shows ago. An oldie, but goodie, Adam Kline takes us through business and farm succession planning strategies. He also talks about how to obtain a farm and some challenges that might come up and how to work through them. Original Show Notes: I would like to introduce you to Adam Kline this week.…
 
FFA students are some of the busiest people I have ever encountered, but today's guest may take the record. Look at this list of activities: Marching Band Weight Lifting Podcasting Farm Broadcasting Making & Selling Cotton Candy Playing Guitar Playing Bass Playing Wizardry Card Games School Theater And, I am sure if I had longer to interview Jesse …
 
There are so many good things that come out of the FFA, they are hard to count and definitely too numerous to list in one podcast post. So, in today's post I will focus on the SAE grants that are available to students. I judged applications for these grants for a number of years, and I can tell you that there is a lot of talent out there. I can als…
 
Tip Of The Week Cancel the vacation. Guard your fuel. Rural Crime In The U.S. https://bossierpress.com/woman-arrested-for-theft-of-livestock-in-red-river-parish/ https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/567012210/allen-parish-man-convicted-regarding-theft-of-livestock Across The Pond, Down Under And Up Above https://www.murrayvalleystandard.com.au/story/768…
 
It is really amazing what you can accomplish if you are willing to listen to your inner voice and follow where it takes you. The concept of this "inner voice" can take you down a number of rabbit holes. For me personally, I feel as though that voice is there to direct you to the reason you were put on this Earth. In my case, I believe that it comes…
 
The types of businesses that people are creating by talking about agriculture are amazing. Today, I get to profile one of those influencers. Michelle Miller goes by the name "The Farm Babe". She has an interesting story of growing up in Wisconsin, finding herself on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, traveling the world, bartending on a beach in Florida…
 
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