30. Matt Sparacio – From Teaching to Farming

In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Matt Sparacio of Cove Creek Farm. Cove Creek Farm specializes in premium-quality GMO free, pasture-raised pork, GMO free eggs, and grassfed, grass-finished beef. For the Overgrazing Section, we discuss a cooperative project among local farmers to start a farm incubator and farm internships.

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27. Ross Mathison – Craigslist Ad Gone Bad

In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Ross Mathison of Out Home Farm. Ross, with his partner Kate runs the farm in Central Texas. They run an operation of Pastured Heritage Pork, Grass-fed and Grass-finished Beef. In the overgrazing section, they take a deeper dive into his hogs and pasture. In today’s episode, Cal also answers a question posted by a listener.

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21. Daniel Rose – You Can Farm to a Diversified Ranch

In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Daniel Rose of Grassroots Ranch about his journey from the city to his farm. He didn’t grow up on a farm, but he found his passion on a farm. Daniel, with his wife runs the Grassroot Ranch Farm in Tulsa since 2014, where he does an operation of grass-finished Beef, pasture-raised Chicken, and forest-raised Pork.

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20. Josh Ayers – Cattle, Hogs, and Poultry in Southern Ohio

In this episode of Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Joshua Ayers of Ayers Valley Farm about his beef cattle hogs and pastured poultry. Joshua was born and raised in Ohio. He and his wife have a pasture operation and specialize in grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork, and pasture-raised chicken. They ship the meats all over the United States and have been in the business since 2017.

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19. Will Harris – Five Species of Livestock for Meat Production

In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Will Harris of White Oak Pastures about his journey and the five species used for red meat production. Will is a fourth-generation cattleman and manages the land in Georgia that his great-grandfather settled in 1866. In White Oak Pastures, he raises ten species of livestock and poultry.

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17. The Rewilding of Timshel Wildland

In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Daniel Griffith of Timshel Wildland about his journey to holistic management and the happenings on Timshel Wildland. His mission is to unify both conventional nature conservation and regenerative farming. They also discussed his forthcoming book Wild Like Flowers.

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15: Cold Turkey for Regenerative Agriculture

In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with August Horstmann of Hortsmann Cattle Company. With deep roots for a first-generation regenerative agriculturist, August Horstmann went cold turkey on old practices as he implemented regenerative practices. It hasn’t been an easy journey, as each success was met with the wrong steps. However, he is noticing changes especially in his profitability.

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12: Swales, Trees, and Livestock in the High Desert of Colorado

In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Jake Takiff of Cedar Springs Farm about swales, trees, cattle, and hogs. Jake and his family operate the Farm in Hotchkiss, Colorado, utilizing rotational grazing and regenerative practices to promote healthy soils and ecosystems. 

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11: Raising Hogs in the Woods While Grazing Grass with a Flerd

In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Scott Hauck of Sacred Song Farm. Scott, along with his wife and daughter, runs a farm in Mancos, Colorado. They are a first-generation family farm. Scott discusses the rotational grazing of pigs, cattle, sheep, chickens and tells about raising hogs in the woods and breeds and management. Among the topics covered are flerds, leasing land, and Katahdin hair sheep.

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