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July 7, 2020
Nikolay Georgiev joins me to talk about the process of breeding hybrid tomatoes.  We get into the science discussing what is possible in terms of disease resistance and what problems breeding could solve.  You'll also learn how a farmer or gardener could create some localized resilience by breeding their own seeds.  It's everything you ever wanted to know about breeding tomatoes. Learn more about Geosem Select's seeds: https://geosemselect.com/en/       Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/    
June 30, 2020
Dr. Robert Pyne joins me to talk about the work VDF Specialty Seeds has done to develop a line of basil that is downy mildew resistant.  Throughout the episode, we core the science behind plant breeding - how to you get the traits that you want to come through, how many generations does it take, how do you stabilize a line.  The interview should give you a really good overview of how traditional plant breeding works. Learn more about their resistant Rutgers line of basil - https://www.vdfspecialtyseeds.com/ Follow VDF - https://www.instagram.com/vdfspecialtyseeds/     Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/    
June 26, 2020
What do you want to leave behind - an asset that society can build off or a liability that society has to clean up?  It's never too late to start building your legacy and do good things.   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/    
June 22, 2020
Liset Garcia of Sweet Girl Farms joins me to talk about her first year of farming - how she started, what worked, and how she is evolving the business.   Follow Liset https://www.instagram.com/sweetgirlfarms   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/  
June 15, 2020
James Grevious of Rebels in the Garden joins me to talk about the importance of farming for the community.  Farming inspires, provides hope, brings people together, and sets a positive example.  Our conversation goes beyond business to talk about ways farming can help change a culture and bring people together. Follow James https://www.instagram.com/rebelsinthegarden/    Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/  
June 5, 2020
Farmer Justin Gay joins me to talk about his thoughts on the murder of George Floyd while sharing his thoughts on what it is like to live life being Black in America.  While his experience is unique in his way, it showcases that there are differences between growing up black and white in a country where a lot of people assume everyone is equal.   Connect with Justin:  https://www.instagram.com/theseedsofxanxadu/ https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSeedsOfXanxadu   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
June 1, 2020
Hiring troubles?  Nervous about hiring?  Then this is the episode for you.  I am joined by Farmer and HR Specialist Jeremy Tolley of Red Thread Farm.  Jeremy has spent the past 20 years of his career in HR, recruiting and training. He's hired (directly or through my staff) literally thousands of people.  In this episode, he will share 8 tips to help you hire better employees for your farm. Follow Jeremy: https://www.instagram.com/redthreadfarm/ https://www.redthreadfarm.com     Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
May 29, 2020
Entrepreneurship 101: Why You Will Fail, Flail, and Falter & How You Can Succeed Despite It (A 25+ Part Series) Episode #14: Rigidly Adhering to Ideology Each week on 15 FOR LIFE, I cover a straightforward business lesson to carry forward for life.   When your business runs better and smoother, your life runs better and more seamless.  I hope sharing my tips and experiences can help everyone in your life and your business benefit.   Diego Footer hosts the podcast - a work-at-home, home-schooling dad trying to run a growing business and be the best teacher, father, and husband he can be.  Not always perfect, but still trying.   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/  
May 25, 2020
Farmer Dan Brisebois shares some of his experience selling produce and seeds online.  Their farm uses two different platforms to manage their seed sales and CSA program.  Which programs do they use for each and why?  What features does Dan like and not like?  We close the episode with some of Dan's thoughts on the future of seed and vegetables in a post-COVID-19 world.  Learn more about Dan and sign up for his weekly newsletter https://www.farmerspreadsheetacademy.com/ Dan's Facebook Group - Move Your Farm Store Online Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/onlinefarmstore/ Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
May 22, 2020
Entrepreneurship 101: Why You Will Fail, Flail, and Falter & How You Can Succeed In Spite of It (A 25+ Part Series) Episode #13: Not Accepting How Hard It Really Is Each week on 15 FOR LIFE I cover one simple business lesson to carry forward for life.   When your business runs better and smoother, your life runs better and smoother.  I hope sharing my tips and experiences can help everyone in your life and your business benefit.   The podcast is hosted by Diego Footer - a work-at-home, home-schooling dad trying to run a growing business and be the best teacher, father, and husband he can be.  Not always perfect, but always trying.   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/  
May 18, 2020
Today I talk to Cole Jones of Local Line - an online sales platform for online farm stores, food hubs, managing CSA's and for online farmers' markets.  We get into how to choose the right platform for your farm and what to look for in a platform provider.  Learn more about Local Line: https://go.localline.ca/paperpot Get a FREE premium service with a Local Line paid subscription: https://go.localline.ca/paperpot   Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
May 15, 2020
Entrepreneurship 101: Why You Will Fail, Flail, and Falter & How You Can Succeed In Spite of It (A 25+ Part Series) Episode #12: Lack of Confidence Each week on 15 FOR LIFE I cover one simple business lesson to carry forward for life.   When your business runs better and smoother, your life runs better and smoother.  I hope sharing my tips and experiences can help everyone in your life and your business benefit.   The podcast is hosted by Diego Footer - a work-at-home, home-schooling dad trying to run a growing business and be the best teacher, father, and husband he can be.  Not always perfect, but always trying.   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/  
May 11, 2020
Laura Patterson of Hand-Grown Greens joins me to talk about her entrepreneurial journey that involves switching careers, balancing family and work, raising kids as a business owner, and grower her business.  Follow Laura at https://www.instagram.com/handgrowngreens   Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
May 4, 2020
Today we’re interviewing Jordan McPhee of Maple Bloom Farm from Prince Edward Island, whose farmers’ market was recently shut down due to the COVID pandemic. He organized an effort to bring the local vendors from his market online so that their customers could continue to patronize them at one central pickup location.  Learn more about Waggon https://www.waggon.ca Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
April 24, 2020
Entrepreneurship 101: Why You Will Fail, Flail, and Falter & How You Can Succeed In Spite of It (A 25+ Part Series) Episode #11: Failure to Keep Records Each week on 15 FOR LIFE I cover one simple business lesson to carry forward for life.   When your business runs better and smoother, your life runs better and smoother.  I hope sharing my tips and experiences can help everyone in your life and your business benefit.   The podcast is hosted by Diego Footer - a work-at-home, home-schooling dad trying to run a growing business and be the best teacher, father, and husband he can be.  Not always perfect, but always trying.   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/  
April 20, 2020
Katherine Creswell of Moose Meadow Farm joins me to talk about why they started their online store. Their online store brings in $15,000 of additional farm income during the winter when there aren't any other sales options locally. Follow them at: https://www.moosemeadoworganic.com/ http://instagram.com/moosemeadowfarm   Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
April 17, 2020
Today we’re talking to John Findlay, who raises mushrooms on his farm in Ontario, Canada. He raises them locally to sell to farmer’s markets and chefs. He’s had a lot of success, and in this episode, he’s going to share what his journey has been like. From expenses to techniques, and even a discussion on what it would be like as a vegetable farmer to add mushrooms onto their operation, this far-ranging conversation will give you a full introduction to what it might look like to start growing mushrooms on your farm in 2020. While more technical and costly to invest in upfront than veg, mushrooms can offer growers a potentially open market if there isn’t another producer in your region. If you want to learn more from John, you can find him on the web on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube at Findlay’s Fungus. If you are interested in hearing more about the topic of growing mushrooms on the podcast, you can reach out to me @DiegoFooter on Instagram and let me know your thoughts.    Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/  
April 13, 2020
Max Becher and Mike Roberts of Farmivore join me to talk about how they are aggregating products and selling them online in their farm store using Shopify. Follow Farmivore:  https://www.instagram.com/farmivore.farm/ https://farmivore.farm/   Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
April 10, 2020
Today we interview Troy and Cindy Dickens of Tilth and Timber farm in MA. They are only a few months into their journey. We discuss how they got into farming and what their challenges have been so far. What about their lifestyle changed when they dropped corporate income for farm income? And what is their vision of where they want their farm to go? If you want to follow along with Cindy and Troy you can find them on Instagram @tilth_and_timber and on the web at https://www.tilthandtimber.com You can also find their journey in their converted bus on Instagram @whitewhaleskoolie.   Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
April 6, 2020
Ray Tyler joins me to talk about his online store that runs on Shopify.  We get into what he likes about the platform and how going online has allowed him to drastically increase his sales from compared to when he only did farmers' markets. Ray's video about his online store - https://www.lettuceclass.com/online1584552383046 Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
April 3, 2020
Entrepreneurship 101: Why You Will Fail, Flail, and Falter & How You Can Succeed In Spite of It (A 25+ Part Series) Episode #8: Blowing Up Financially Each week on 15 FOR LIFE I cover one simple business lesson to carry forward for life.   When your business runs better and smoother, your life runs better and smoother.  I hope sharing my tips and experiences can help everyone in your life and your business benefit.   The podcast is hosted by Diego Footer - a work-at-home, home-schooling dad trying to run a growing business and be the best teacher, father, and husband he can be.  Not always perfect, but always trying.   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/  
March 30, 2020
"How does a REKO-ring work?The ring is based on a closed Facebook group. The producer and consumer who want to take part apply for membership in the group he or she likes. Administrators, often a small group of consumers, approve the application from serious people and thereafter trade can begin. Normally delivery occurs every or every other week, depending on the size of the group. Delivery times are more often shorter than an hour, or producers congregate and the consumers can collect their orders from a number of producers at the same time. A producer writes a post about their product and availability on Facebook and the consumers make orders by comments directly under the post. The producers also write how they require payment." Source You can connect or follow along with Buddha and Sofia of Los Perros Farm on Instagram @LosPerrosUrbanFarming and on the web at LosPerrosUrbanFarming.com.  Check out their recently opened cafe @FlaxMalmo. Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
March 27, 2020
Businesses will exist and thrive after COVID19.  What can you do to help your business be successful after COVID19?  It all starts with what you do during COVID19. Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
March 23, 2020
Today we’re talking to Buddha of Los Perros an urban farm in Malmö, Sweden. They’re going into their 5th year farming and have faced a lot of challenges recently.  Despite those challenges, they are having success and growing their farm brand.  Online sales are a big part of their success.  They’re also bottling and selling their own value add products and selling it in their own store/cafe. You can connect or follow along with Buddha and Sofia of Los Perros Farm on Instagram @LosPerrosUrbanFarming and on the web at LosPerrosUrbanFarming.com.  Check out their recently opened cafe @FlaxMalmo. Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
March 20, 2020
How Fragile Is Your Business?  Could it survive a recession?  How long could you survive at 50% of your current sales?  How much debt do you have?  Today we look at questions you should be asking about the fragility of your business and some ideas on how to make those areas more anti-fragile. Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
March 16, 2020
This week we talk with Chris and Audra Wyant from central Illinois of Finding Eminence Farm. Chris started the farm growing vegetables, but at first flush, the farm wasn’t selling enough. That’s when Audra came in growing flowers. Adapting and pivoting along the way they added not just flowers, but a flower CSA, on-farm workshops, and floral design for weddings. They also discuss their Instagram and Facebook ads. This episode is all about knowing when you need a change and knowing and spreading your brand effectively. For people who want to find out more about Finding Eminence Farm and what they are up to you can follow along on their Instagram @FindingEminence and via their website at FindingEminence.com. Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
March 13, 2020
Entrepreneurship 101: Why You Will Fail, Flail, and Falter & How You Can Succeed In Spite of It (A 25+ Part Series) Episode #8: Finance Basics.  Make sure your cashflow in is much much greater than cashflow out. Each week on 15 FOR LIFE I cover one simple business lesson to carry forward for life.   When your business runs better and smoother, your life runs better and smoother.  I hope sharing my tips and experiences can help everyone in your life and your business benefit.   The podcast is hosted by Diego Footer - a work-at-home, home-schooling dad trying to run a growing business and be the best teacher, father, and husband he can be.  Not always perfect, but always trying.   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/  
March 9, 2020
This week we interview first-year farmers Quinn Richards and Theus Weiskopf of Farm Punk Salads in Portland Oregon. We’ll discuss how they got into farming, how did they start their farm business, and what that was like as a couple. We also discuss how they differentiated themselves in a crowded Portland marketplace and how starting a salad dressing business helped them stand out. You can find the Farm Punks online on their excellent website here at FarmPunkSalads.com or find them on Instagram @FarmPunkSalads. If you’re in the greater Portland area be sure and check them out on the shelves of New Seasons, at local farmer's markets, or participate in their CSA share.   Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
March 7, 2020
The benefits of building a microgreens business, and how to keep improving it. Chris's online course Growing Your Profitable Microgreens Business https://microgreens.teachable.com/courses   Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/    
March 6, 2020
Entrepreneurship 101: Why You Will Fail, Flail, and Falter & How You Can Succeed In Spite of It (A 25+ Part Series) Episode #7: Not Charging Enough Each week on 15 FOR LIFE I cover one simple business lesson to carry forward for life.   When your business runs better and smoother, your life runs better and smoother.  I hope sharing my tips and experiences can help everyone in your life and your business benefit.   The podcast is hosted by Diego Footer - a work-at-home, home-schooling dad trying to run a growing business and be the best teacher, father, and husband he can be.  Not always perfect, but always trying.   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/  
February 28, 2020
Entrepreneurship 101: Why You Will Fail, Flail, and Falter & How You Can Succeed In Spite of It (A 25+ Part Series) Episode #6: Poor Market Selection Each week on 15 FOR LIFE I cover one simple business lesson to carry forward for life.   When your business runs better and smoother, your life runs better and smoother.  I hope sharing my tips and experiences can help everyone in your life and your business benefit.   The podcast is hosted by Diego Footer - a work-at-home, home-schooling dad trying to run a growing business and be the best teacher, father, and husband he can be.  Not always perfect, but always trying.   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/  
February 24, 2020
Can you make a living farm?  Or rather can you earn a living wage farming?  What is a living wage?  And why a living wage isn't enough.  All questions answered in this episode of Farm Small Farm Smart.   Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
February 21, 2020
Entrepreneurship 101: Why You Will Fail, Flail, and Falter & How You Can Succeed In Spite of It (A 25+ Part Series) Episode #5: Poor Enterprise Selection Each week on 15 FOR LIFE I cover one simple business lesson to carry forward for life.   When your business runs better and smoother, your life runs better and smoother.  I hope sharing my tips and experiences can help everyone in your life and your business benefit.   The podcast is hosted by Diego Footer - a work-at-home, home-schooling dad trying to run a growing business and be the best teacher, father, and husband he can be.  Not always perfect, but always trying.   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/  
February 15, 2020
Microgreen grower Chris Thoreau joins me to talk about the importance of soil in growing microgreens.  Chris's online course Growing Your Profitable Microgreens Business https://microgreens.teachable.com/courses   Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/    
February 14, 2020
Entrepreneurship 101: Why You Will Fail, Flail, and Falter & How You Can Succeed In Spite of It (A 25+ Part Series) Episode #4: Running A Business Like a Hobby   Each week on 15 FOR LIFE I cover one simple business lesson to carry forward for life.   When your business runs better and smoother, your life runs better and smoother.  I hope sharing my tips and experiences can help everyone in your life and your business benefit.   The podcast is hosted by Diego Footer - a work-at-home, home-schooling dad trying to run a growing business and be the best teacher, father, and husband he can be.  Not always perfect, but always trying.   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/  
February 10, 2020
This week we talk about high tunnels with Nicolas Donck who owns 28! He’s not going for high tech, he goes for low tech, a minimum viable product. He’s going to share a lot about his winter growing techniques. If you have any sort of protected culture on your farm, or are interested in experimenting with some, this episode is for you. Nicolas can be reached on the web on Instagram @CrystalOrganicFarm and via his website here.   Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/      
February 7, 2020
Entrepreneurship 101: Why You Will Fail, Flail, and Falter & How You Can Succeed In Spite of It (A 25+ Part Series) Episode #3: The Family Falls Apart   Each week on 15 FOR LIFE I cover one simple business lesson to carry forward for life.   When your business runs better and smoother, your life runs better and smoother.  I hope sharing my tips and experiences can help everyone in your life and your business benefit.   The podcast is hosted by Diego Footer - a work-at-home, home-schooling dad trying to run a growing business and be the best teacher, father, and husband he can be.  Not always perfect, but always trying.   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/  
February 3, 2020
CBD hemp - the what, the why, the how, and the economics of raising hemp on a small scale farm? Rand Gifford grew a crop of CBD hemp on his farm in NC this year. He learned a ton along the way. He sells to 5 different locations and is starting to make value-added products through his own brand. In this interview, he shares with us the details of what this production looks like on his farm and why you might consider growing it.  You can find Rand on the web at his farm’s website; Akira Botanicals. He also has a YouTube channel at Greenshine Farmers, which he started back from the beginning of their farm. You can follow him on Instagram @AkiraBotanicals and @GreenshineFarms.   Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/    
January 31, 2020
Entrepreneurship 101: Why You Will Fail, Flail, and Falter & How You Can Succeed In Spite of It (A 25+ Part Series) Episode #2: It Might Not Be a Fit Now   Each week on 15 FOR LIFE I cover one simple business lesson to carry forward for life.   When your business runs better and smoother, your life runs better and smoother.  I hope sharing my tips and experiences can help everyone in your life and your business benefit.   The podcast is hosted by Diego Footer - a work-at-home, home-schooling dad trying to run a growing business and be the best teacher, father, and husband he can be.  Not always perfect, but always trying.   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/  
January 27, 2020
How much should you be making as an owner/operator of a small scale farm? Of course, context is important - but where should the center of the bell curve lay? Heath Emerson recently made an Instagram posing this question. In this episode, he talks about that post and also discusses some of the details of the practical in the field side of managing the expenses and production on a farm in this episode. If you want to follow along with what Heath Emerson is doing you can find him at BroadForkAcres.com and on Instagram @broadforkacres.     Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/    
January 24, 2020
Entrepreneurship 101: Why You Will Fail, Flail, and Falter & How You Can Succeed In Spite of It (A 25+ Part Series) Episode #1:  Not Knowing What You Really Want   Each week on 15 FOR LIFE I cover one simple business lesson to carry forward for life.   When your business runs better and smoother, your life runs better and smoother.  I hope sharing my tips and experiences can help everyone in your life and your business benefit.   The podcast is hosted by Diego Footer - a work-at-home, home-schooling dad trying to run a growing business and be the best teacher, father, and husband he can be.  Not always perfect, but always trying.   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/  
January 20, 2020
What does running a small farm really look like from a business perspective?  How much money can you make, how much work is it, and what does your lifestyle look like?  This episode was inspired by an Instagram post put up by Taylor Mendell who talks to us about answering these questions. Taylor runs a small roughly one-acre farm in Vermont with her husband, selling through a CSA and farmers' markets. Follow Taylor: https://www.instagram.com/habitfarming/ https://www.instagram.com/footprintfarm https://www.patreon.com/habitfarming   Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/    
January 17, 2020
Entrepreneurship 101: Why You Will Fail, Flail, and Falter & How You Can Succeed In Spite of It (A 25+ Part Series) Episode #0:  Introduction and The Reality of Luck   Each week on 15 FOR LIFE I cover one simple business lesson to carry forward for life.   When your business runs better and smoother, your life runs better and smoother.  I hope sharing my tips and experiences can help everyone in your life and your business benefit.   The podcast is hosted by Diego Footer - a work-at-home, home-schooling dad trying to run a growing business and be the best teacher, father, and husband he can be.  Not always perfect, but always trying.   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/  
January 15, 2020
Each week on 15 FOR LIFE I cover one simple business lesson to carry forward for life.   When your business runs better and smoother, your life runs better and smoother.  I hope sharing my tips and experiences can help everyone in your life and your business benefit.   The podcast is hosted by Diego Footer - a work-at-home, home-schooling dad trying to run a growing business and be the best teacher, father, and husband he can be.  Not always perfect, but always trying.   Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/  
January 13, 2020
Is no-till farming actually worth it? Is the amount of compost required worth the investment, and do the results actually stack up in comparison to tilling? At the end of the day, where does no-till fit within the market-gardening realm? In this episode, we put these questions to Jesse Frost of the No-Till podcast and Rough Draft Farmstead.  Follow Jesse: https://www.notillgrowers.com Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/    
January 4, 2020
Today's episode is a BEST OF episode, which is a replay of a previously aired episode.  Enjoy! Vincent Cuneo talks about what has made him successful selling microgreens to small independent grocery stores.  He discusses giving samples, shelf placement, packaging, and credit for unsold product.  Then Chris Thoreau joins the conversation to troubleshoot some growing issues Vincent is having. Connect with Vincent Cuneo: http://www.agrarianfeast.com/ Chris's online course Growing Your Profitable Microgreens Business https://microgreens.teachable.com/courses Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Small Farm Tools and Microgreens Supplies https://www.paperpot.co/ Support my content while you shop at Amazon: https://amzn.to/32FYCqW
December 30, 2019
Today I will be sharing some of what I learned as Javan and I each go through our top 5 lessons from 2019. In total 10 simple ways of looking at life, approaching life, and thinking about life that can change your life tomorrow. I look at a lot of these lessons as base principles in an approach to life that very much contradicts the status quo.   None of these lessons require any money or technology to implement. There are no tools or techniques here. It's simply changing your approach.   Follow Javan:  https://allpointsdesign.ca/ https://allpointsdesign.ca/life-design/intro/ Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/    
December 23, 2019
Jason Contreras joins me to talk about his journey from working in an office in Southern California to battling cancer to moving across the country to homestead with his family in North Carolina.  Jason's story is inspiring and goes to show that you never should give up. Follow Jason: https://www.instagram.com/sowtheland Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/  
December 21, 2019
Today's episode is a BEST OF episode, which is a replay of a previously aired episode.  Enjoy! Today I will be sharing some of what I learned as Javan and I go through our top 5 lessons from 2016. In total 10 simple ways of looking at life, approaching life, and thinking about life that can change your life tomorrow. I look at a lot of these lessons as base principles in an approach to life that very much contradicts the status quo.   None of these lessons require any money or technology to implement. There are no tools or techniques here. It's simply changing your approach.   Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
December 16, 2019
In this episode Chris Thoreau joins me to explore the idea - Can you actually make a living growing microgreens?  Is it actually possible or just an unrealistic dream? If it is possible what does that look like? How big does the business need to be?  How much do you need to be selling?  Would you need employees? TLDR: It is possible, with the right combination of luck, skills and hard work. Some people will find it’s a fit for them and their lifestyle, but they’ll need to be committed. Learn how to start a Profitable Microgreens Business https://microgreens.teachable.com/ Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/  
December 14, 2019
Today's episode is a BEST OF episode, which is a replay of a previously aired episode.  Enjoy! John Kitsteiner of Temperate Climate Permaculture joins me to discuss his series of blog posts, The Myth of the Perfect Job. So many of us are stuck in the rat race. We want to be farmers, homesteaders, or something else that involves working closer to home, and not for the man. But we never end up doing that. Why? I think people are either afraid to take a risk and start, or they don't know where to start. This podcast should start to address both of those issues and at least get you thinking. Read More: http://tcpermaculture.com/site/2013/10/15/the-myth-of-the-perfect-job-part-1/ Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
December 10, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Brian Bates.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
December 9, 2019
Jordan MacPhee of Maple Bloom farm joins me to talk about facing challenges on the farm this year, just like any of us out there in the field. Physical and mental challenges that he had to deal with. Right now, just postseason, when all of the problems you’ve just faced are fresh in your mind, do a mental inventory of what you’ve faced. Think about what you can do to better mitigate or handle those problems next year. You’re not going to be perfect, none of us ever are. But we can reflect and learn, and that’s what this episode is all about. Follow Jordan https://www.instagram.com/maplebloomfarm/ Learn how to start a Profitable Microgreens Business http://bit.ly/learntogrowmicrogreens Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/  
December 6, 2019
Today's episode is a BEST OF episode, which is a replay of a previously aired episode.  Enjoy! Stefan Sobkowiak of The Miracle Farm is encouraging more vegetable farmers to consider planting some fruit trees. And to start planting some trees now, so they are established and producing when you or the vegetable farming gets old. Now you may be saying, "I barely have enough time to do the work that I am doing now." Establishing this orchard might not take as much time as you think. And the slow growth of trees might be on your side. As Stefan will talk about in this episode he manages his whole operation on just 50 hours per year. That includes all pruning, training, irrigation, spraying, clean-up, the whole lot. And he thinks that one person could maintain 4 to 6 acres. Overall making it a doable takes that makes your farming enterprise less fragile while adding some diversity to your farmer's market booth or CSA box. If that sounds intriguing stay tuned. Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
December 5, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Caiti Hatchmeyer.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
December 4, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Allan Savory.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
December 3, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Chris Thoreau.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
December 2, 2019
Farmer and Homesteader Jesse Frost joins me to talk about his journey into homesteading and farming.  How and when did it go from homesteading to farming, and what was that like?  Jesse also hosts the No-Till Growers Podcast https://www.notillgrowers.com/ Follow Jesse https://www.instagram.com/roughdraftfarmstead   Learn how to start a Profitable Microgreens Business http://bit.ly/learntogrowmicrogreens Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/  
November 22, 2019
Farm 5 featuring JM Fortier.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
November 21, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Frazier Bliss.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
November 20, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Jenny Quiner.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
November 19, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Adam Klaus.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
November 18, 2019
Molds, fungus, viruses - oh my! Depending on your growing environment you may encounter one or perhaps even all of these diseases. And what do you do once you encounter them? If there’s a small section of mold on your tray, for example, what do you do with that tray? Do you scrap the whole tray or can you harvest the unaffected part? We ask these questions with long-time grower and microgreen expert Chis Thoreau, this week, on FSFS. Learn how to start a Profitable Microgreens Business http://bit.ly/learntogrowmicrogreens Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/  
November 15, 2019
Today's episode is a BEST OF episode, which is a replay of a previously aired episode.  Enjoy! FSFS #106 For today’s show, we are going down to the State of Arkansas to talk to Brandon Gordon of 5 Acre Farms. It’s a farming journey that started out with a single farmer who could put in crazy hours on the farm to make it work, but one that’s now changed to a husband and father farmer, who absolutely can’t put in crazy hours on the farm. As a result, Brandon is now focusing on crop selection, seasonality, and processes to make the hours he does spend on the farm pay, and pay well. One of the processes that Brandon has focuses on over the years to help save time and labor is no-till. He’s employed that strategy on his farm seeing great results both in terms of soil and reduced weed pressure. In this episode we’ll find out why he did it and how he did it, today it’s all about running a high-intensity vegetable operation in rural Arkansas with farmer Brandon Gordon. Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
November 14, 2019
Farm 5 featuring John Kitsteiner.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
November 13, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Shawn Kuhn.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
November 12, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Chris Gilbert.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
November 11, 2019
Farmer Josh Sattin from Sattin Hill Farm joins me to talk about how he built up a farm following for his new farm pretty quickly - both online and in-person with local chefs.  He shares strategies for how he did that and how it has helped with sales.  He also gets into the various ways he is building soil on-farm from his no-till methods to using wood chip mulch in his pathways to utilizing chickens to prepare new growing areas. Follow Josh: https://www.instagram.com/sattinhillfarm https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHynVrKVZtTXf3hndd2ZR4A  No-Till Growers: https://www.notillgrowers.com/   Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
November 8, 2019
Today's episode is a BEST OF episode, which is a replay of a previously aired episode.  Enjoy! FSFS #107 Sam's taken a perspective that he gained on hiking the Appalachian trail and he has used it to help navigate the equally hard journey into being a full-time vegetable farmer. Like the trail, Sam's career as a farmer has spanned a lot of land going from 1/8 of an acre in town to two fenced acres a few years later. Today Sam and I will talk about some of the challenges of growing crops on two acres, how Sam has to design his market streams to his land base, working with limited labor, and the trade-offs between growing niche crops and a wide variety of CSA crops. We'll also touch on some of Sam's big takeaways from his days on the trail and how that's helped him as a farmer. Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
November 6, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Elliot Seldner.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
November 5, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Mark Shepard.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
November 4, 2019
This week’s interview on FSFS features a season’s end reflection on a timeless topic; the challenges of farming. More specifically, the challenges unique to a small scale farm with Benny and Courtney Pino of Loblolly Farm. Specifically, we discuss caterpillar tunnels, weed pressure, and irrigation. We also address their plans for solutions to these issues coming into 2020. Follow Loblolly: https://www.instagram.com/loblollyfarm/     Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
November 1, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Jean-Martin Fortier.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 31, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Joel Salatin.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 30, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Taylor Rogers.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 29, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Peter Hirst.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 28, 2019
Nicolas Donck of Crystal Organic farm joins me to talk about how growing cover crops for the past 20 years have impacted his soil.  How have trace minerals and compost teas helped with his soil and crops.  Why he grows so much under high tunnels and what are some of the big challenges to growing crops in the south.  Nicolas grows on a multigenerational farm, with 7 acres in production, 2 of which are under protected culture. Crystal Organic Farm is one of the oldest certified organic farms in the SouthEast. Follow Nicolas: https://www.instagram.com/crystalorganicfarm/     Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
October 26, 2019
Today's episode is a BEST OF episode, which is a replay of a previously aired episode.  Enjoy! Featuring Brian Kowalski of Newfoundland. Living in Newfound weather is one challenge for Brian. He describes the climate as like farming in the shoulder season all summer, windy generally with occasional hurricane, cloudy. Despite the challenges Brian has made a go of it and is a profitable market gardener. What he is doing is working. Given that, the goal for this to take a look at how Brian is dealing with harsh conditions to help those of you who might not have such harsh conditions. Another use of this information is to take some of the techniques that Brian has to apply in the summer and apply them to the colder parts of your season, be in the spring or fall shoulder seasons, or the winters... Listen to the ideas and techniques that he is using and think about how you can apply them to your situation even if your season and his don't match up. Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram https://instagram.com/paperpot Follow Diego on Instagram https://instagram.com/diegofooter
October 25, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Allan Savory.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 24, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Brian Bates.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 23, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Caiti Hatchmeyer.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 22, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Shannon Jones.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 21, 2019
Microgreen Grower Chris Thoreau and I discuss a variety of reasons why microgreens might not be a fit for you. This is a realistic look at what growing microgreens as a business is really like.  From quick turn around times week after week to attention to detail to scaleability to the day to day drudgery - they aren't a perfect business, yet nothing is.   Chris's Growing Your Microgreens Business Course:  http://bit.ly/learntogrowmicrogreens     Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
October 19, 2019
Today's episode is a BEST OF episode, which is a replay of a previously aired episode.  Enjoy! FSFS #105 Everyone enters the world of farming for different reasons. For my guest today, Travis Schulert, farming became a mode of a change in life. Travis has been able to navigate that road so far and is now in his 4th year of farming, but one which is also a new beginning as he starting his first season on a new plot of land currently dominated by grass. As you’ll hear in this episode, like all things in farming, Travis is taking it in stride and doing his best with it, and now realizing “farming is only romantic until you start doing the work.” Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 18, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Paul Stamets.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 17, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Curtis Stone.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 16, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Gloria Flora.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 15, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Joel Salatin.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 14, 2019
Hiring troubles?  Nervous about hiring?  Then this is the episode for you.  I am joined by Farmer and HR Specialist Jeremy Tolley of Red Thread Farm.  Jeremy has spent the past 20 years of his career in HR, recruiting and training. He's hired (directly or through my staff) literally thousands of people.  In this episode, he will share his experiences hiring and give tips and advice to help you with the hiring process on your farm.  If you need to hire someone in the near future, then this a must-listen. Follow Jeremy: https://www.instagram.com/redthreadfarm/ https://www.redthreadfarm.com     Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
October 12, 2019
Today's episode is a BEST OF episode, which is a replay of a previously aired episode.  Enjoy! Engineer and permie Rob Avis from Verge Permaculture talks about building and designing passive solar greenhouses. Key Takeaways:   It is very important to have thermal mass in the greenhouse. Thermal mass absorbs the surplus heat during the date and radiates it back out at night. Know what your goals are for the greenhouse. Why are you building it? You can't over-vent a greenhouse. Thermal curtains can cut heat loss drastically through the glazing.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram https://instagram.com/paperpot Follow Diego on Instagram https://instagram.com/diegofooter
October 11, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Frasier Bliss.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 10, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Chris Thoreau.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 9, 2019
Farm 5 featuring John Kitsteiner.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 8, 2019
Farm 5 featuring JM Fortier.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 7, 2019
Benny & Courtney Pino of Loblolly Farm talk about the challenges they are facing growing their flower farm with the resources that they have available - labor, markets, and capital.  How can they work through these challenges?  And when it comes to growth how big is big enough? Follow Loblolly: https://www.instagram.com/loblollyfarm/     Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow Diego on IG https://instagram.com/diegofooter Follow PaperpotCo on IG https://instagram.com/paperpot Podcasts by Diego Footer: Microgreens: https://apple.co/2m1QXmW Vegetable Farming: https://apple.co/2lCuv3m Livestock Farming: https://apple.co/2m75EVG Large Scale Farming: https://apple.co/2kxj39i Small Farm Tools https://www.paperpot.co/
October 5, 2019
Today's episode is a BEST OF episode, which is a replay of a previously aired episode.  Enjoy! FSFS #13 It's June 9th and the farm is in full production. As you heard last week a big part of that production comes from greens. Greens that are being cut and cut and cut. That's resulting in a lot of product that is being sold to restaurants, distributors, and farmers market customers. This week we talk about delivering that product to restaurant customers and how that day looks from harvest to delivery. We also talk a lot about crop planning. How do you know what to plant now so you have it harvest later, and how do you know that you will have a market to sell that product to later.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 4, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Michael Pollan.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 3, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Jenny Quiner.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
October 2, 2019
Farm 5 featuring Adam Klaus.   Listen to past episodes at https://www.paperpot.co/podcast Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter and Other Small Farm Equipment at https://www.paperpot.co/ Follow PaperpotCo on Instagram:http://bit.ly/2B45VKQ
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