e32. Nick Rodgers – Veteran to First Generation Grass Farmer

In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Nick Rodgers of Red Leg Farms. We discuss his grass journey as a first-generation farmer and how he’s managing his Highland cattle and hair sheep. For the Overgrazing Section, we dive into his livestock guardian animals! (You’ll be surprised!)

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e31. Rachel Wagoner – Multigenerational Family Farm in Transition

In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Rachel Wagoner of Tall Pines Farms. Tall Pines Farms LLC is a multigenerational family farm in transition in Darlington, Pennsylvania. They raise beef cattle and hair sheep on grass to produce freezer beef and lamb seasonally. For the Overgrazing Section, we focus on Livestock Guardian Animals.

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e30. 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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e29. the Shepherdess at Harmony Farms – Start as Small as Possible

In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Grace, “the Shepherdess” at Harmony Farms. Grace runs a Dorper Sheep Farm in Texas and is a Youtuber and the host of the Shepherdess Podcast. Today she shares her journey with Dorper sheep, what she is doing on her farm, and her marketing strategy.

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e28. Leslie Svacina – Meat Goat Production in Wisconsin

In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Leslie Svacina of Cylon Rolling Acres. Leslie runs the grass-based livestock farm with the help of her husband Scott and their two young children. On their farm, they focus on meat goat production.

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e27. 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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e26. Travis Ellis – From Wool Sheep to St. Croix Sheep

In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Travis Ellis of Ellis Sheep Company. Travis started with wool sheep in high school but is raising St. Croix breeding stock now. The OverGrazing Section focuses on perimeter and interior fencing.

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e25. Ronel Visser – Cow-Share Dairy and Other Livestock in Tennessee

In this episode of The Grazing Grass podcast, Cal talks with Ronel Visser of Zebulon Heritage Farm. Ronel provides fresh raw A2A2 milk from Jersey cows through a cow-share program. Their cows are primarily grass fed and are pastured 24/7. In addition to the milk cows, they have beef cattle and hair sheep.

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e24. Austin Troyer – Low input Ranching

In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Austin Troyer of Crossroads Land and Livestock. Austin, Maggie, and Harrison Troyer are first generation farmers making a living doing what they love. They strive to produce high quality livestock that will work for anyone.

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e23. Loyd Borntrager – Grassfed Dutch Belted Dairy

In this episode of The Grazing Grass Podcast, Cal talks with Loyd Borntrager of Borntrager Dairy about transitioning from a conventional dairy to a grass-fed dairy, utilizing Dutch Belted cows and pastured rabbits. He is a second-generation dairy farmer and has his farm located in Yoder, South Central Kansas.

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