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The Thriving Farmer Podcast

By Michael Kilpatrick

If you’re looking to build a profitable farm that works, The Thriving Farmer Podcast is for you. Learn the latest tricks and strategies from successful farmers, strategize with in-depth interviews with leaders in the industry, and connect with stories of farmers just like you. With over 15 years of farming background, your host Michael Kilpatrick has the experience and authority to bring you practical advice, ask the hard questions, tease out the gold nuggets, and help share what it’s really like to build a truly profitable, sustainable farm. In the interviews, we focus on building farms that last, setting up your systems, knowing your customers, building your team, and treading that ever-challenging work/family/life balance.

  1. 1.
    96. Allie Barker on Thriving in an Atypical Farming Climate10/20/2020
    1:01:50
  2. 2.
    95. Sarah Conley on Mastering the Art of Garlic10/13/2020
    49:14
  3. 3.
    94. Rodger Wasson: A Conversation on All Things Farming10/06/2020
    55:44
  4. 4.
    92. Michael Kilpatrick on Winter Prosperity09/22/2020
    55:16
  5. 5.
    Ep 91. Simon and Neil on Distribution of Local Food to Increase Direct-to-Consumer Demand09/15/2020
    51:27
  6. 6.
    90. Jean Howard on Herbalism and Holistic Health09/08/2020
    1:04:32
  7. 7.
    89. Collin Thompson on Efficient, Strategic, and Multi-Faceted Farming09/01/2020
    1:37:46
  8. 8.
    88. Hälsa Founders, Helena & Mika on Revolutionizing the Common Oat08/25/2020
    1:04:07
  1. 9.
    87. Rachel Miller on Thriving with Social Media08/18/2020
    49:51
  2. 10.
    86. Bonus Episode - Lori Rice on Farm Fresh Photography08/14/2020
    30:51
  3. 11.
    85. Andy Chae on Urban Farming in Detroit08/11/2020
    1:11:35
  4. 12.
    84. Michael Jordan on BEE Whispering08/04/2020
    1:23:17
  5. 13.
    83. Alessia & Virginia on CSA with a Free-Choice Twist07/28/2020
    1:01:30
  6. 14.
    82. Greg Peterson on The Art and Science of Working With Nature07/20/2020
    1:03:55
  7. 15.
    81. Ruby Reid on Value-Added Farming on Your Own Terms07/14/2020
    1:13:09
  8. 16.
    80. Carrie Chlebanowski on Looney Farming07/07/2020
    47:33
  9. 17.
    79. Dan Miller on Funding for Sustainable Farms06/30/2020
    35:28
  10. 18.
    78. Nicole Masters on "For the Love of the Soil"06/22/2020
    1:21:16
  11. 19.
    77. Ryan Thiessen on Efficiency with Small Farm Mechanical Cultivation06/16/2020
    1:24:14
  12. 20.
    76. Denis Morsomme on Professional Vegetable Farming in Belgium06/09/2020
    43:45
  13. 21.
    75. Lydell Steiner on Modernizing Small Farm Equipment06/02/2020
    1:04:34
  14. 22.
    74. Lisa Kivirist on Diversified Advocacy and Passion for Women in Farming05/26/2020
    1:00:42
  15. 23.
    73. Ken Myszka on Farm to Table 2.005/19/2020
    1:29:49
  16. 24.
    72. Javan Bernakevitch on Values-Based Regenerative Land Design05/12/2020
    1:45:21
  17. 25.
    71. John Kempf on Advanced Biological Farming05/05/2020
    1:46:52
  18. 26.
    70. Mark Baker on his Experience with the Food Police04/28/2020
    1:36:59
  19. 27.
    69. Jason Hirtz on Profitable Greens Production04/21/2020
    1:13:15
  20. 28.
    68. Jeremiah Vernon on Diversification through Value Adding04/14/2020
    1:05:03
  21. 29.
    67. Mark Cannella on Persevering through Economic Distress04/09/2020
    27:56
  22. 30.
    66. Andre Cantelmo on Thriving with the Seasons04/07/2020
    1:15:06
  23. 31.
    65. Bonus Episode - Robert Arnold On Modernizing Farming Operations04/02/2020
    45:39
  24. 32.
    64. Terry Durham on Small-Batch Elderberry Cultivation and Product Creation03/31/2020
    53:36
  25. 33.
    63. Katrina McAlexander On Family, Fruit, and Fellowship, Running a Multigenerational Fruit Farm03/24/2020
    1:19:14
  26. 34.
    62. Bonus Episode - Michael Kilpatrick on Thriving Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic03/20/2020
    10:42
  27. 35.
    61. Karl Hammer on Enriching Your Farm From the Ground Up03/17/2020
    1:34:13
  28. 36.
    60. Eric Myers on Professional Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation03/10/2020
    54:16
  29. 37.
    59. Quinn & Theus on Innovating their Farm Model in a Crowded Marketplace03/03/2020
    50:43
  30. 38.
    58. Audrey Tehan on Using Farm Education to Serve her Community and Build Her Farm02/25/2020
    1:23:04
  31. 39.
    57. Glenn Elzinga on Producing the World's Tastiest Piece of Beef02/18/2020
    2:30:56
  32. 40.
    56. Brian Bates on Building a Rockstar Team02/11/2020
    54:27
  33. 41.
    55. Karl Vahrmeyer Jr. on Wholesale Flower Production02/04/2020
    57:54
  34. 42.
    54. Tim Clymer on Propagating Unusual Fruit01/28/2020
    53:45
  35. 43.
    53. Charles Pecka on Korean Farming Techniques01/21/2020
    48:21
  36. 44.
    52. Annie Toro Lopez on Uniting Farmers & Travelers01/14/2020
    30:28
  37. 45.
    51. Steven Cornett on Regenerative Urban Farming01/07/2020
    40:46
  38. 46.
    50. James Rolin on Farming Crickets12/31/2019
    35:44
  39. 47.
    49. Robyn Calvey on Growing a Farm Business with CSA12/24/2019
    1:05:36
  40. 48.
    48. Gowan Batist on the Impact of Sustainability Partnerships12/17/2019
    40:00
  41. 49.
    47. Charlie Payne on Successfully Scaling Pastured Livestock12/12/2019
    53:27
  42. 50.
    46. Introducing the Thriving Farmer Summit12/03/2019
    40:04
  43. 51.
    45. Charlotte Smith on Marketing from the Heart11/26/2019
    42:54
  44. 52.
    44. Josh Volk on Small-Scale Farm Profitability11/19/2019
    59:50
  45. 53.
    43. Mary Jo Irmen on Farming Without the Bank11/12/2019
    36:32
  46. 54.
    42. Stephen Ciancioso on Staying Flexible as a Beginning Farmer11/05/2019
    39:23
  47. 55.
    41. Alex Mackay-Smith on Turning Diversity into a Specialty10/29/2019
    1:06:32
  48. 56.
    Ep 40. Challenges Young Farmers Face with the National Young Farmers Coalition10/22/2019
    52:15
  49. 57.
    39. Bonus: Roseann Classic on the Rise of Commercial Bamboo in the US10/17/2019
    35:32
  50. 58.
    38. Adam Turtle on 35 Years of Growing Bamboo in Tennessee10/15/2019
    46:24
  51. 59.
    37. Jonathan Bruderlein on Stepping Back to Gain Perspective10/08/2019
    44:54
  52. 60.
    36. John Moody on a Holistic Approach to Managing Weeds10/01/2019
    51:26
  53. 61.
    35. Bonus: Q&A with Michael09/27/2019
    20:39
  54. 62.
    34. Curtis Millsap on Building Community through Farming09/24/2019
    1:25:56
  55. 63.
    SE2 Ep 13. Low-tech mushroom growing with Eric Jong of GroCycle09/17/2019
    42:41
  56. 64.
    SE 2 Ep. 12 Hemp: Opportunity or Risk? With Brook Sheffield09/10/2019
    57:13
  57. 65.
    S2 Ep 11. Grow Better Not Bigger with Josh Sattin of Sattin Hill Farm09/03/2019
    48:23
  58. 66.
    S2 Ep 10. Innovative Mushroom Production with William Padilla-Brown08/27/2019
    41:33
  59. 67.
    S2 Ep. 9 Simplifying Farm Business with Richard Wiswall08/10/2019
    58:55
  60. 68.
    S2 Ep. 8 Gleanings from a year-long SARE fellowship tour with Crystal Stewart of Cornell Extension08/10/2019
    56:05
  61. 69.
    S2 Ep 7. Niching Down to Become Profitable with Ray Tyler of Rose Creek Farms08/05/2019
    1:10:20
  62. 70.
    S2 Ep6. Overwintering Onion Success with Becky Sideman of UNH08/02/2019
    37:31
  63. 71.
    S2 Ep. 5 Regenerative Farm Design with Darren Doherty of Regrarians Ltd.07/25/2019
    1:25:44
  64. 72.
    SE2 Ep. 4 Marketing Tips with Sales Strategist Erika Tebbens'07/23/2019
    1:13:54
  65. 73.
    SE2 Ep3. Best Practices for Building a Successful Business with Alex Judd of Ramsey Solutions07/16/2019
    1:07:56
  66. 74.
    SE2 Ep 2. Developing a Holistic Farm with Dan Brisebois of Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm07/09/2019
    59:29
  67. 75.
    SE2 Ep 1. Building a Sustainable Farm Business with Brian Bates 07/02/2019
    1:41:37
  68. 76.
    Ep 20. Ep 20. Season 1 Round-Up: highlights, your questions answered, and sneak peek of Season 2!06/25/2019
    52:04
  69. 77.
    Ep 19. Profitable Pastured Livestock with Jordan Green of J & L Green Farm06/17/2019
    1:01:04
  70. 78.
    Ep 18. No-Till Market Gardening with Daniel Mays of Frith Farm06/11/2019
    34:40
  71. 79.
    Ep 17. How to Market Your CSA with Corinna Bench of Shared Legacy Farms05/31/2019
    50:00
  72. 80.
    Ep 16. Reflections on Working with Farmers for Over 30 Years with Vern Grubinger05/28/2019
    58:09
  73. 81.
    Ep 15. Profitable Flower Farming with Gretel and Steve Adams of Sunny Meadows Flower Farm05/21/2019
    1:29:13
  74. 82.
    Ep 14. Starting Small with Brandt Parker of The Sage Garden05/13/2019
    41:46
  75. 83.
    Ep 13. Michael's Story 05/07/2019
    47:42
  76. 84.
    Ep 12. Start Your Farm with Ellen Polishuk of Plant to Profit04/30/2019
    58:02
  77. 85.
    Ep 11. The Integrity of Organic Farming with Dave Chapman of Long Wind Farm04/23/2019
    54:26
  78. 86.
    Ep 10. What FSMA really means with the Vermont Produce Safety Team04/16/2019
    56:08
  79. 87.
    Ep 9. Rachel Sprout Yeats of Six Toed Fox Organics04/10/2019
    53:24
  80. 88.
    Ep 8. Ted Lebow of Kitchen Table Consultants04/02/2019
    46:28
  81. 89.
    Ep 7 Linley Dixon of Adobe House Farm03/26/2019
    29:03
  82. 90.
    Ep 6. Tom Stearns of High Mowing Organic Seeds03/19/2019
    39:57
  83. 91.
    Ep 5. Dan Kittredge of the Bionutrient Food Association03/13/2019
    57:04
  84. 92.
    Ep 4. Ben Beichler of Creambrook Farm03/08/2019
    58:34
  85. 93.
    Ep 3. Jenny Quiner of Dogpatch Urban Gardens03/08/2019
    31:56
  86. 94.
    Ep 2. Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm03/08/2019
    1:09:57
  87. 95.
    Ep 1. Introducing the Thriving Farmer Podcast03/05/2019
    14:34

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