The Grazing Grass podcast is looking for potential guests for the show. If you are a grass farmer, we would love to learn more about you and your operation. The podcast’s goal is to learn about and from other grass farmers for other farmers to learn.
What are the Requirements?
- You must be personable and have the ability to answer questions with more than one-word answers.
- You need Internet access with decent speeds.
- You need Headphones and a USB microphone.
- You must be a grass farmer or at least attempting to be one. From a beginning farmer to a farmer with decades of experience, we want to learn about you and your operation.
- Chrome browser is required as we’ve experienced issues with other browsers.
How does it work?
For the podcast, Riverside is utilized to record audio. Riverside is a website and works similar to Zoom, Google Meet, and Facetime. However, it records higher quality audio. A laptop with a camera and internet access works great. Also, headphones and a USB mic are recommended.
After the interview, the recording will be edited for an audio-only podcast version as well as a video version for youtube.
What Questions will be Asked?
While the questions vary from episode to episode, the following list will give you an idea of the questions. (The goal is for the interview portion to last approximately 30 to 45 minutes.)
- Tell us about yourself and your operation.
- What types of forages do you have?
- Cool-season? Warm-season? Annuals? Perennials?
- Do you seed anything? Drill? Broadcast?
- What do you do when you have more forages available than the livestock can graze?
- What do you do to plan for drought and how do you manage your forages and livestock during dry periods or droughts?
- Do you stockpile forages for winter?
- How do you manage winter grazing?
- What kind of livestock do you graze?
- How do you manage your livestock?
- What equipment do you use?
- What have been some of your challenges?
- What are your goals for the next few years?
- How do you market your products?
We are trying a new section in the podcast called the Overgrazing section. In this portion of the podcast, we will take a deep dive into one of your practices. This can be a topic we touched on in the Getting To Know portion or another practice. (Approximately 10 minutes long).
- What is the practice?
- Why is this practice important? benefits? drawbacks?
- What equipment do you use?
Our Famous Four Questions!
Questions you will be asked as a guest of the Grazing Grass Podcast. (Based on the Famous Four questions of the Bigger Pockets podcast.)
- What’s your favorite grazing grass related book or resource?
- What tool could you not live without on your farm?
- What advice would you give to a beginning grass farmer?
- Where can others find out more about you? (website, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Links to your farm website as well as social media will be included in the show notes.)
Where do I get a USB mic and headphones?
For an usb mic, just one from walmart will work. (Most usb mics are better than the built-in mic.) But I’ve included a couple mics from Amazon. Guests have successful used Airpods as a mic and headphones.
Samson Go Mic (I’ve had good luck with this mic. However, if you are only using the mic for your episode, it is a little overkill. ~$40) https://amzn.to/3hmFO9E
Generic USB Mic (I haven’t used this one but it looks like it would work. ~$16) https://amzn.to/3HtZkfd
As for a headphone, I’ve found this headphone to be good https://amzn.to/3hmXJNt (~$20). However, even $1 ear buds from a dollar store work just as well. (The main reason for headphones is so the audio doesn’t pick up my audio on your side.)
(The amazon links are affiliate links, so if you use them to purchase, the podcast earns a small commission.)