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The Working Cows podcast gives you something to think about as you seek to maximize the effectiveness of your cattle operation and the joy your family receives from this lifestyle.

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Ep. 351 – Kim Barmann, Eric Fuchs, Doug Voss – Investing in Yourself

Kim Barmann, Eric Fuchs, and Doug Voss, board members of the Soil Health Academy, joined me to discuss how the program is constructed and what schools they will be offering this year. We talk about their programs like Battlefields to Fertile Fields as well as what financial assistance is available for those interested in attending....

February 19 • 52m 55s

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Ep. 351 – Kim Barmann, Eric Fuchs, Doug Voss – Investing in Yourself cover art

Ep. 351 – Kim Barmann, Eric Fuchs, Doug Voss – Investing in Yourself

Kim Barmann, Eric Fuchs, and Doug Voss, board members of the Soil Health Academy, joined me to discuss how the program is constructed and what schools they will be offering this year. We talk about their programs like Battlefields to Fertile Fields as well as what financial assistance is available for those interested in attending....

February 19 • 52m 55s
Ep. 350 – Elzinga, Fuhrer, Hibbard, Smith – Soil Health Conference Panel cover art

Ep. 350 – Elzinga, Fuhrer, Hibbard, Smith – Soil Health Conference Panel

I was privileged to be the Master of Ceremonies at the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition’s Soil Health Conference. As part of those duties, I was able to moderate a panel discussion with Glenn Elzinga, Jay Fuhrer, Cooper Hibbard and Zack Smith. This was a great wide-ranging discussion with some audience Question and Answer at...

February 17 • 1h 17m 48s
Ep. 349 – David Bahnsen – Work and the Meaning of Life cover art

Ep. 349 – David Bahnsen – Work and the Meaning of Life

David Bahnsen is the Founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer for the Bahnsen Group where he oversees the management of over $4.5 billion in client assets. He joined me to discuss his new book Full-Time: Work and the Meaning of Life. We discuss how understanding our creation helps us to understand the true meaning...

February 12 • 49m 52s
Ep. 348 – Glenn Elzinga – Solving Problems with Cows cover art

Ep. 348 – Glenn Elzinga – Solving Problems with Cows

Glenn Elzinga a rancher from Idaho joined me to discuss their business model and how it helps them do the best things for the land, the people, and the bottom line. We discuss how they paid nearly $500,000 in labor costs as well as what Glenn has been learning about cows in their environment. Thanks...

February 5 • 1h 16m 28s
Ep. 347 – Dr. Shawn Baker – Winning the War on Food cover art

Ep. 347 – Dr. Shawn Baker – Winning the War on Food

Dr. Shawn Baker joined me to discuss what ranchers can do to help win the war on food. We discuss topics including the role of the Beef Check-off, regulatory capture, and the nuts and bolts of the carnivore diet. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Understanding Ag! Head over to UnderstandingAg.com to book your consultation today!...

January 29 • 1h 22m 19s
Ep. 346 – Adam Grady – Thinking for Yourself cover art

Ep. 346 – Adam Grady – Thinking for Yourself

Adam Grady a farmer from North Carolina joined me to discuss his families process of transition to a more regenerative system. We discuss the successes and failures as well as lessons learned. We also discuss the challenges modern agriculture present to thinking for yourself. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Understanding Ag! Head over to UnderstandingAg.com...

January 22 • 1h 16m 27s
Ep. 345 – Zack Smith – Pivoting the StockCropper cover art

Ep. 345 – Zack Smith – Pivoting the StockCropper

Zack Smith, inventor of the StockCropping, joined me to discuss the results after the fourth season of stockcropping. This is the second time he has stockcropped those acres and they are seeing some incredible advantages in terms of profitability and yield. However, challenges still remain and they have decided to pivot the focus of The...

January 19 • 56m 57s
Ep. 344 – Jeremy Engh – The Deep History of Devon Cattle cover art

Ep. 344 – Jeremy Engh – The Deep History of Devon Cattle

Jeremy Engh a rancher from Virginia and member of the Red Devon USA board joined me to discuss the history of Devon cattle in America. We also discuss the upcoming World Red Devon Congress Tour coming this Spring. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Understanding Ag! Head over to UnderstandingAg.com to book your consultation today! Sponsor:...

January 15 • 1h 10m 10s
Ep. 343 – Cody Spencer – Grazing for Life cover art

Ep. 343 – Cody Spencer – Grazing for Life

Cody Spencer joined me to talk about the 5 M’s Framework that helps to guide the new Grazing for Life Course from Integrity Soils. We discuss the importance of each of the 5 M’s and how they relate to one another. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Understanding Ag! Head over to UnderstandingAg.com to book your...

January 8 • 1h 10m 28s
Ep. 342 – Amy Hay – SellBeefDirect.com cover art

Ep. 342 – Amy Hay – SellBeefDirect.com

Amy Hay a rancher from British Columbia joined me to discuss her family’s journey into ranching and direct marketing. We talk about how Amy, from Scotland, and her husband Scott, from New Zealand, met in France and decided to land in Canada to start a ranch. We also talk about the role direct marketing played...

January 1 • 55m 21s
Ep. 341 – Salar Shemirani and Doug Peterson – Regenified cover art

Ep. 341 – Salar Shemirani and Doug Peterson – Regenified

Doug Peterson and Salar Shemirani joined me to discuss Regenified. A company founded by the partners at Understanding Ag to help ranchers, farmers, and supply chains certify the products they offer as regenerative. We discuss the process of becoming certified, the benefits of certification, as well as the different tiers of certification and what they...

December 28 • 51m 7s
Ep. 340 – Clay Conry – Merry Christmas cover art

Ep. 340 – Clay Conry – Merry Christmas

Today I share a reading of the Christmas story from Luke’s Gospel. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at www.sea-90.com or (717) 580-1458 Sponsor: Farming Without the Bank Relevant Links: Advent of Glory

December 25 • 45m 59s
Ep. 339 – Jeffrey Mundell – Preserving Buckaroo Traditions cover art

Ep. 339 – Jeffrey Mundell – Preserving Buckaroo Traditions

Jeffrey Mundell, a ranch manager at the Gabilan Ranch near San Juan Bautista, CA, joined me to discuss the recent Buckaroo Traditions Gathering for which he provided the announcing services. We talk about the role of Vaquero horsemanship in the recent history of the west as well as the role it could play in the...

December 18 • 1h 5m 1s
Ep. 338 – Tom Krawiec – Evaluating Pasture Profitability cover art

Ep. 338 – Tom Krawiec – Evaluating Pasture Profitability

Tom Krawiec, Author of Ranching Like a 12 Year Old, joined me to discuss how to evaluate pasture profitability. We talk about how this method puts the power in the rancher’s hand to make decisions about how to approach a pasture. His goal is to help ranchers get production and profit records comparable to those...

December 12 • 1h 6m 45s
Ep. 337 – Graeme Hand and Kevin Muno – Analyzing Landscape Function Management cover art

Ep. 337 – Graeme Hand and Kevin Muno – Analyzing Landscape Function Management

Graeme Hand and Kevin Muno of Landscape Function Management joined me to discuss their unique take on analyzing landscape function. We discuss what properly functioning landscapes look like as well as ways to discover the limits of our landscape’s potential. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at www.sea-90.com or (717) 580-1458...

December 5 • 1h 15m 7s
Ep. 336 – Aaron Berger – Grazing Corn Stalks cover art

Ep. 336 – Aaron Berger – Grazing Corn Stalks

Aaron Berger of the Beef Watch Podcast and the University of Nebraska Extension joined me to discuss the ins and outs of grazing corn stalks. We talk about the advantages of this strategy as well as how to overcome some of the obstacles. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at www.sea-90.com...

November 28 • 43m 44s
Ep. 335 – Vance Crowe – Legacy Interviews cover art

Ep. 335 – Vance Crowe – Legacy Interviews

Vance Crowe of Legacy Interviews joined me to discuss his passion for capturing the deep wisdom possessed by those who have gone before us. We discuss the process of helping people get comfortable with talking about their history as well as the value of getting this content captured in a way that can be enjoyed...

November 20 • 52m 43s
Ep. 334 – Nic De Castro – LandTrust cover art

Ep. 334 – Nic De Castro – LandTrust

Nic De Castro, CEO of LandTrust, joined me to talk about how LandTrust is helping landowners clear some of the hurdles related to leasing hunting rights. We talk about how they help landowners overcome issues related to marketing hunting opportunities, liability concerns, and communication with potential hunters. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can...

November 13 • 44m 41s
Ep. 333 – Dallas Mount – Making Good Decisions cover art

Ep. 333 – Dallas Mount – Making Good Decisions

Dallas Mount, CEO of Ranch Management Consultants, joined me once again to talk about the way that RMC’s Executive Link program helps people make good decisions. We discuss the reasons why now is a great time to be in EL as well as some of Dallas’ favorite stories of success that came about through the...

November 6 • 45m 44s
Ep. 332 – Clay Conry – What is Your Labor Force? cover art

Ep. 332 – Clay Conry – What is Your Labor Force?

I recently had a chance to give a keynote at the Montana Farm Bureau District 6 Fall Fest. It was a great evening of food, conversation, and celebration of the harvest. My goal was to answer the question “How do we put the resources entrusted to us to work for us?” from a paradigm challenging...

October 30 • 37m 44s
Ep. 331 – Tom Krawiec – Managing and Training Employees cover art

Ep. 331 – Tom Krawiec – Managing and Training Employees

Tom Krawiec of Alberta, Canada joined me to discuss his process for managing and training employees. We talk about his process of tell me, show me, watch me. We also discuss his how his experiences in the oil field have shaped his methods for training people. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach...

October 26 • 1h 1m 8s
Ep. 330 – Javier Mesta – Profitable UHDG cover art

Ep. 330 – Javier Mesta – Profitable UHDG

Javier Mesta a rancher and businessman from Chihuahua, Mexico joined me to discuss the profitability of Ultra-High Density Grazing. We discuss the logistics of moving 4 times per day as well as the progress he has been seeing from a herd perspective and a lanscape perspective. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach...

October 16 • 1h 1m 42s
Ep. 329 – Enrique Guerrero – Implementing UHDG cover art

Ep. 329 – Enrique Guerrero – Implementing UHDG

Enrique Guerrero joined me once again to give an update on the mine land regeneration project. We also discuss what Enrique has learned as he has implemented Ultra-High Density Grazing on his home ranch over the last 9 years. We talk about the process he has gone through as well as what he witnessed as...

October 9 • 56m 24s
Ep. 328 – Kent Donica – Succeeding with Stockers cover art

Ep. 328 – Kent Donica – Succeeding with Stockers

Kent Donica an instructor with Understanding Ag as well as a stocker operator from Oklahoma joined me to share some of his wisdom from his decades in the stocker business. We talk about the importance of discipline, stockmanship, and knowing your numbers. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at www.sea-90.com or...

October 6 • 1h 15m 36s
Ep. 327 – Nick Jackson – Using Food Scraps cover art

Ep. 327 – Nick Jackson – Using Food Scraps

Nick Jackson of Jackson Regenerational Farm in Maine joined me to discuss the ins and outs of their food scrap collection service. We talk about the required infrastructure, the benefits to their business, as well as what it looks like at scale. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at www.sea-90.com or...

October 2 • 52m 42s
Ep. 326 – Alex Johnston – Broadening Horizons cover art

Ep. 326 – Alex Johnston – Broadening Horizons

Alex Johnston a land manager from the UK joined me to discuss his perspective on the American Landscape and American Regenerative Agriculture. We talk about the differences and similarities between American and UK agriculture as well as the process he has been going through to adapt a herd of beef cattle to their environment in...

September 25 • 40m 8s
Ep. 325 – Alan Newport – Ultra High-Density Grazing cover art

Ep. 325 – Alan Newport – Ultra High-Density Grazing

Alan Newport a journalist and rancher from Oklahoma joined me to discuss his experiences with Ultra High-Density Grazing. We talk about the benefits, the challenges, and the lessons he has learned as he has journeyed into this style of management. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at www.sea-90.com or (717) 580-1458...

September 18 • 54m 9s
Ep. 324 – Jeremy Sweeten – Adding Value to Land and Livestock cover art

Ep. 324 – Jeremy Sweeten – Adding Value to Land and Livestock

Jeremy Sweeten, part of the team at Understanding Ag and a farmer from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, joined me to talk about what they are doing to add value to lower value land. We talk about the benefits of moving from custom grazing to an owned herd as well as some of the benefits...

September 15 • 53m 25s
Ep. 323 – Clay Conry – Patreon Bonus Episodes cover art

Ep. 323 – Clay Conry – Patreon Bonus Episodes

Taking a little different approach this week and sharing with you some recent Bonus Content I have released to Patreon Supporters. These are just four episodes that are fairly indicative of what you get as a Patreon Supporter. Maybe someday I will do another episode with Patreon Greatest Hits. Check out the link below if...

September 11 • 1h 2m 42s
Ep. 322 – Jeremia Markway – Adding Hair Sheep cover art

Ep. 322 – Jeremia Markway – Adding Hair Sheep

Jeremia Markway joined me to discuss his experiences regarding adding hair sheep to their existing livestock operation. We talk about the advantages of hair sheep from a soil health perspective as well as how they compliment a cow herd. We also discuss the challenges and managing parasites as well as Jeremia’s unique approach to finding...

September 4 • 54m 27s
Ep. 321 – Chuck Schembre – Regenerative Gardening cover art

Ep. 321 – Chuck Schembre – Regenerative Gardening

Chuck Schembre, a soil scientist and consultant with Understanding Ag, joined me to talk about the application of soil health principles to gardening. We talk about the seasons of a healthy garden as well as cover crops, mulching, the need for grasses, and diversity. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at...

September 2 • 1h 12m 45s
Ep. 320 – MCOOL and EID – Rep. Harriet Hageman cover art

Ep. 320 – MCOOL and EID – Rep. Harriet Hageman

Rep. Harriet Hageman (WY) joined me to discuss some of the things she has been working on since being elected as a Representative in Wyoming’s only legislative district. We discuss the Electronic Animal Identification and Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling issues and how they could potentially effect producers. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You...

August 28 • 46m 2s
Ep. 319 – Kate Sabino – Making Holistic Change cover art

Ep. 319 – Kate Sabino – Making Holistic Change

Kate Sabino, a grazing intern at Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment, joined me to discuss a laborer’s perspective on the changes they have been making in the Dairy Division at Wolfe’s Neck. We discuss the changes that have been made, the fallout from those changes, as well as how they include everyone...

August 22 • 1h 20m 41s
Ep. 318 – Monte Bottens – Soil Health from Tillage Ground Zero cover art

Ep. 318 – Monte Bottens – Soil Health from Tillage Ground Zero

Monte Bottens of the Ag Emerge Podcast joined me to discuss his soil health journey. We discuss his experiences with consolidation, integrating livestock, and adopting soil health principles. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at www.sea-90.com or (770) 361-6092 At Home Continuing Ed: Regen Ag 101 by Understanding Ag

August 18 • 1h 7m 3s
Ep. 317 – Austin Maness – Harvest Returns cover art

Ep. 317 – Austin Maness – Harvest Returns

Austin Maness, COO of Harvest Returns, joined me to talk about the unique way that they are approaching agricultural funding. We talk about how the process works, who can participate on the investment side as well as who is best suited to participate as a producer. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach...

August 14 • 52m 57s
Ep. 316 – Morgan Hartman – Soil Health Applied to Turf Management cover art

Ep. 316 – Morgan Hartman – Soil Health Applied to Turf Management

Morgan Hartman from Understanding Ag joined me to talk about how we apply soil health principles to turf managment in this country. We talk about golf courses, lawns, and the amount of irrigation and chemical application that occurs on these acres. we also try to chart a better path forward with regard to these acres....

August 14 • 55m 49s
Ep. 315 – Jaime Elizondo – Natural Genetic Selection cover art

Ep. 315 – Jaime Elizondo – Natural Genetic Selection

Jaime Elizondo of Real Wealth Ranching joined me once again. This time we discuss how to select the most profitable genetics from our herd. We talk about removing the crutches, the way to choose between two equal animals, as well as when to start keeping your own bulls. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You...

August 8
Ep. 314 – Mark Firth – Equipping the Next Generation cover art

Ep. 314 – Mark Firth – Equipping the Next Generation

Mark Firth, CEO of Arrowquip, joined me to talk about some of the trends they are paying attention to in the industry. We talk about the increasing demand for beef as well as the increased interest in a new generation of ranchers coming into the business of ranching and the equipment, experience, and education they...

July 31 • 58m 15s
Ep. 313 – Marisa Tolsma – Thriving Human Wellness cover art

Ep. 313 – Marisa Tolsma – Thriving Human Wellness

Marisa Tolsma joined me to discuss the journey she and her family have been on towards increasing levels of health. We discuss the GAPS diet, the roll of fermented foods, as well as the importance of sea salt for human health. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at www.sea-90.com or (770)...

July 24 • 56m 32s
Ep. 312 – Lynn Hoover – All Natural Soil and Herd Health cover art

Ep. 312 – Lynn Hoover – All Natural Soil and Herd Health

Lynn Hoover joined my wife Miranda and me at our kitchen table after a pasture walk at our place to discuss what we can do to improve our herd and range health without defaulting to synthetic solutions. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at www.sea-90.com or (770) 361-6092. Sponsors: Sunshine Bible...

July 17 • 40m 35s
Ep. 311 – Karoline Rose – Setting Goals cover art

Ep. 311 – Karoline Rose – Setting Goals

Karoline Rose of the KRose Company and various other enterprises joined me to talk about her teams process of setting goals. We talk about how her and her teams go about setting goals as well as how they track progress and maintain a culture of accountability. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach...

July 10 • 1h 7m 41s
Ep. 310 – Wally Congdon – Reasserting Local Control cover art

Ep. 310 – Wally Congdon – Reasserting Local Control

Wally Congdon a Deputy County Attorney and Rancher from Mineral County, Montana joined me to talk about the processes that exist to help local stewards reassert local control as they interact with the Federal Government regarding public land use. We talk about the three different ways of interacting with the Federal Government as well as...

July 4 • 44m 55s
Ep. 309 – Natalie Kovarik and Tara Vander Dussen – Discover Ag cover art

Ep. 309 – Natalie Kovarik and Tara Vander Dussen – Discover Ag

Natalie Kovarik and Tara Vander Dussen from the Discover Ag podcast joined me to discuss healthy online engagement. We talk about the issues facing agriculture today as well as how we can answer common objections. We also discuss the ways that we can have a healthier in-house discussion within agriculture, namely between agriculture and regenerative...

June 26 • 47m 26s
Ep. 308 – Fernando Falomir – Managing in Brittle Environments cover art

Ep. 308 – Fernando Falomir – Managing in Brittle Environments

Exactly 300 episodes after his initial appearance Fernando Falomir of the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico joined me to talk about the ins and outs of managing in a brittle environment. We discuss the importance of well thought out infrastructure as we attempt to manage the resource concerns of our specific context. Thanks to our Studio...

June 23 • 58m 28s
Ep. 307 – Jacob Miller – Surviving Drought cover art

Ep. 307 – Jacob Miller – Surviving Drought

Jacob Miller of Livewire Fence Supply joined me to discuss the process they have gone through over the last few years to get through a record setting drought in Southwest Nebraska. We discuss his destocking strategy as well as how the soil health journey they have been on set them up to recover quickly from...

June 19 • 1h 8s
Ep. 306 – Jeff and Logan Pribbeno – Keeping the Ranch Together for 5 Generations cover art

Ep. 306 – Jeff and Logan Pribbeno – Keeping the Ranch Together for 5 Generations

Jeff and Logan Pribbeno of Wine Glass Ranch welcomed me into their office for a discussion about the ins and outs of keeping their ranch together for 5 generations. We talk about it’s founding after the Civil War and some of the keys to transitioning the ranch since that time. Our conversation touches not just...

June 12 • 1h 2m 12s
Ep. 305 – Gabe Brown and Dr. Allen Williams – Matching Management to Context cover art

Ep. 305 – Gabe Brown and Dr. Allen Williams – Matching Management to Context

Gabe Brown and Dr. Allen Williams joined me to discuss matching management to context. We discuss how our management decisions can negatively affect diversity because they are not right for our context. We also discuss the process of soil aggregation, plant succession, and epigenetic improvement. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them...

June 10 • 1h 5m 27s
Ep. 304 – Dallas Mount – What is Profit For? cover art

Ep. 304 – Dallas Mount – What is Profit For?

Dallas Mount, CEO of Ranch Management Consultants, joined me to discuss the ways in which we can use our profit. We discuss the Three Secrets to Increasing Profit as well as how to avoid making the same mistakes we have made when we got the end of the year with excess profit. Thanks to our...

June 5 • 54m 35s
Ep. 303 – Don Day – Long Term Weather Forecasting cover art

Ep. 303 – Don Day – Long Term Weather Forecasting

Don Day of Day Weather joined me to discuss the long term predictability of weather patterns. We talk about how consistent these weather patterns are as well as the timescale involved in these cycles. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at www.sea-90.com or (770) 361-6092. Sponsor: Farming Without the Bank CSU...

May 29 • 47m 38s
Ep. 302 – Burke Teichert – Characteristics of Successful Ranch Managers pt. 2 cover art

Ep. 302 – Burke Teichert – Characteristics of Successful Ranch Managers pt. 2

Burke Teichert joined me to continue our conversation on the characteristics of successful ranch managers. We talk about Burke’s journey into regenerative management as well as some specific production practices that made the difference on the ranches he has managed. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at www.sea-90.com or (770) 361-6092....

May 26 • 1h 4m 21s
Ep. 301 – Daniel Hayes – Succeeding with Stockdogs cover art

Ep. 301 – Daniel Hayes – Succeeding with Stockdogs

Daniel Hayes of Snakebird Stockdogs joined me to discuss the process of learning and succeeding with stock dogs. We talk about the importance of mentors as well as some tips for getting started. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at www.sea-90.com or (770) 361-6092. Sponsor: Farming Without the Bank Relevant Links:...

May 22 • 1h 3m 22s
Ep. 300 – Jolene Brown – Developing the Next Generation cover art

Ep. 300 – Jolene Brown – Developing the Next Generation

Jolene Brown a renowned farm and ranch transition expert. She joined me to discuss the importance of communication and preparing the next generation to take the reins of leadership in our businesses. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at www.sea-90.com or (770) 361-6092. Sponsor: Farming Without the Bank Relevant Links: JoleneBrown.com

May 15 • 56m 16s
Ep. 299 – Burke Teichert – Characteristics of Successful Ranch Managers pt. 1 cover art

Ep. 299 – Burke Teichert – Characteristics of Successful Ranch Managers pt. 1

Burke Teichert joined me for a conversation on what it takes to be a successful ranch manager. We talk about the most important things we should be keeping an eye on including some of the key ratios that go a long way toward determining profitability. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them...

May 12 • 1h 5m 54s
Ep. 298 – Dawn Hnatow – Changing Stockmanship cover art

Ep. 298 – Dawn Hnatow – Changing Stockmanship

Dawn Hnatow a stockmanship instructor from Sulphur Springs, TX joined me to talk about some lessons she learned when Bud Williams came to the feedlot at which she was working. We discuss the impact to the bottom line of good stockmanship as well as what to do with the excess energy of newly arrived cattle....

May 8 • 56m 8s
Ep. 297 – Jared Sorenson – Ag Steward cover art

Ep. 297 – Jared Sorenson – Ag Steward

Jared Sorenson of Ag Steward and the Profitable Steward Podcast joined me to discuss what it means to be a steward. We also discuss the keys to profiting from our stewardship and what it means to effectively build a market for our products. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at www.sea-90.com...

May 1 • 1h 7m 25s
Ep. 296 – Kent Solberg and Doug Voss – Regenerative Dairying cover art

Ep. 296 – Kent Solberg and Doug Voss – Regenerative Dairying

Kent Solberg and Doug Voss of Understanding Ag joined me to discuss the challenges facing the dairy industry on its journey toward more regenerative management. We discuss the specific benefits to the dairy industry of getting cattle on the land as well as different models of accomplishing that goal. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90!...

April 28 • 1h 18m 48s
Ep. 295 – Dylan Biggs – Communicating with Stock Dogs cover art

Ep. 295 – Dylan Biggs – Communicating with Stock Dogs

Dylan Biggs joined me once again to talk about how he builds a foundation of communication with his stock dogs. We also talk about instilling patience in dogs as well as the importance of setting dogs up for success early on in their career. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at...

April 24 • 1h 4m 52s
Ep. 294 – Dr. Ken Olson and Jaelyn Whaley – Interfacing Small Ruminants with Cattle and Land cover art

Ep. 294 – Dr. Ken Olson and Jaelyn Whaley – Interfacing Small Ruminants with Cattle and Land

Dr. Ken Olson and Jaelyn Whaley both of SDSU Extension joined me to discuss the ecological and economic benefits of interfacing small ruminants into our existing livestock operations. We talk about realistic goals as far as brush control as well as the infrastructure needed to interface sheep with our existing operation. Thanks to our Studio...

April 17 • 1h 10s
Ep. 293 – Gabe Brown and Matt McGinn – Transitioning Toward Adaptive Stewardship cover art

Ep. 293 – Gabe Brown and Matt McGinn – Transitioning Toward Adaptive Stewardship

Gabe Brown of Understanding Ag and Matt McGinn of McGinn Ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska joined me to discuss the journey the McGinn family has been on toward more adaptive stewardship of the resources entrusted to them. They have gone from running multiple herds, calving in two seasons, and season long grazing to calving...

April 14 • 1h 25m 15s
Ep. 292 – Jason Watson – Educational Alternatives for Our Students cover art

Ep. 292 – Jason Watson – Educational Alternatives for Our Students

Jason Watson, Superintendent of Sunshine Bible Academy (SBA) in Miller, SD, welcomed me into an office at SBA to discuss educational alternatives available to parents looking to educate their children. We talk about the challenges present in our world today as well as some strategies for overcoming those challenges. We discuss the benefits and objections...

April 10 • 1h 13m 8s
Ep. 291 – Dr. Larry Tranel – Handling Stress cover art

Ep. 291 – Dr. Larry Tranel – Handling Stress

Dr. Larry Tranel joined me to discuss what we can do to handle stress more effectively on our operations. We talk about the different types of personalities and how they react to stress. We also discuss the benefits of knowing what type of person you are as it relates to handling stress. Thanks to our...

April 3 • 57m 42s
Ep. 290 – Gabe Brown and Dr. Allen Williams – Three Rules of Adaptive Stewardship cover art

Ep. 290 – Gabe Brown and Dr. Allen Williams – Three Rules of Adaptive Stewardship

Gabe Brown and Dr. Allen Williams joined me once again to discuss the Three Rules of Adaptive Stewardship. We talk about what the rules are and the benefits of putting them into practice. We also discuss the need for adaptation when implementing these ideas. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at...

April 1 • 1h 25m 28s
Ep. 289 – Troy Hadrick – North Prairie Butchery cover art

Ep. 289 – Troy Hadrick – North Prairie Butchery

Troy Hadrick along with his wife Stacy have been on a journey in recent months of starting a USDA inspected processing facility in their hometown of Faulkton, SD. Among their goals are a more resilient beef supply chain, opening up USDA inspected processing capacity for those looking to direct market their beef, and provide a...

March 27 • 58m 42s
Ep. 288 – Gabe Brown and Shane New – Managing the Nutrient Cycle cover art

Ep. 288 – Gabe Brown and Shane New – Managing the Nutrient Cycle

Gabe Brown and Shane New of Understanding Ag joined me to discuss the nutrient cycle and how we an manage it more effectively. The nutrient cycle is one of the Four Ecosystem processes. The Four Ecosystem Processes are part of The 6-3-4. This is an important part of any successful agricultural operation. Thanks to our...

March 24 • 1h 5m 15s
Ep. 287 – Jay Young – Using Compost Extracts cover art

Ep. 287 – Jay Young – Using Compost Extracts

Jay Young of Young Red Angus in Tribune, KS joined me to talk about his regenerative journey. We focus early on in this conversation on the making and applying of compost extracts. We then turn our attention to the cows that he is grazing on the cover crops that he is growing with the compost...

March 20 • 1h
Ep. 286 – Elaine Froese – Living an Intentional Life cover art

Ep. 286 – Elaine Froese – Living an Intentional Life

Audio File Download Link Elaine Froese joined me to discuss the idea of living an intentional life. What does it look like? What are the stages we go through? How do we make sure that those stages do the work they were intended by God to accomplish? We talk about all that and more in...

March 13 • 55m 20s
Ep. 285 – Mary Jo Irmen – Building a Financial Team cover art

Ep. 285 – Mary Jo Irmen – Building a Financial Team

Mary Jo Irmen of Farming Without the Bank joined me to talk about building a financial team. Who should on our team? What should their roles be? What should we expect from them? We discuss all this and more on this episode. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at www.sea-90.com or...

March 6 • 1h 19s
Ep. 284 – Clay Conry – A Story Worth Telling cover art

Ep. 284 – Clay Conry – A Story Worth Telling

Here is my recent talk given to FFA students participating in the Ag Adventure Zone at the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, SD. I discuss the elements of an ag advocacy story worth telling as well as what we can do to improve the story our operation is telling. H/T: Nicole Masters for...

February 27 • 50m 25s
BONUS Ep. 283 – Gabe Brown and Dr. Allen Williams – The 6-3-4 cover art

BONUS Ep. 283 – Gabe Brown and Dr. Allen Williams – The 6-3-4

Gabe Brown and Dr. Allen Williams joined me once again to discuss the Six Principles of Soil Health, The Three Rules of Adaptive Stewardship, and the Four Ecosystem Processes. We define each of these ideas as well as talk about what we can do to make sure our management reflects and takes advantages of these...

February 24 • 1h 14m 27s
Ep. 282 – Lynn Hoover and Michael Sileck – Using Ocean Minerals on the Soil cover art

Ep. 282 – Lynn Hoover and Michael Sileck – Using Ocean Minerals on the Soil

Lynn Hoover and Michael Sileck joined me to discuss the ins and outs of using sea salt as part of our agronomic strategy. We talk about why ocean minerals are the missing link in a lot of the relationships under our soil. We also discuss how to use ocean minerals, specifically sea salt, to restore...

February 20 • 1h 2m 42s
BONUS Ep. 281 – Gabe Brown and Dr. Allen Williams – The State of Agriculture in North America cover art

BONUS Ep. 281 – Gabe Brown and Dr. Allen Williams – The State of Agriculture in North America

Gabe Brown and Dr. Allen Williams join me in this bonus episode to discuss the state of agriculture in North America. We talk about where we are, how we got here, and what have been some of the proposed solutions to fixing these problems. We also talk about the problems caused by trying to fix...

February 17 • 1h 20m 10s
Ep. 280 – Wally Olson and John Haskell – Scaling a Business cover art

Ep. 280 – Wally Olson and John Haskell – Scaling a Business

Wally Olson and John Haskell of Ranching.FYI joined me to discuss what scaling a business is and what it isn’t. We talk about the difference between scaling and growth as well as how you know it is time to make the transition from business owner to investor. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can...

February 13 • 1h 4m 16s
Ep. 279 – Jason Medows, Jared Luhman, Brian Alexander – Ag Podcasters Roundtable cover art

Ep. 279 – Jason Medows, Jared Luhman, Brian Alexander – Ag Podcasters Roundtable

Jason Medows, Jared Luhman, and Brian Alexander and myself were all able to connect for a conversation about our experiences as podcasters as well as what we see coming as far as land transition and preparing the next generation. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at www.sea-90.com or (770) 361-6092. Sponsor:...

February 6 • 1h 36m 3s
Ep. 278 – Buck Brannaman – A Brief History of Vaquero Horsemanship cover art

Ep. 278 – Buck Brannaman – A Brief History of Vaquero Horsemanship

Buck Brannaman a horse clinician and trainer from Sheridan, WY welcomed me into his tack room to have a discussion about the history of Vaquero horsemanship. We talk about it’s origins as a result of Spanish defeat at the hands of Muslim warriors, how this style was influenced by Mexican rodeos, as well as the...

January 30 • 1h 18m 15s
Ep. 277 – Gabe Brown – The State of the American Food System cover art

Ep. 277 – Gabe Brown – The State of the American Food System

Gabe Brown of Understanding Ag joined me to talk about the state of the American food system. Gabe has a unique perspective given his unique experience over the last twenty years traveling and consulting extensively on farms and ranches around the world and across the globe. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach...

January 23 • 57m 23s
Ep. 276 – Shanon Sims – Having Hobbies Away from the Ranch cover art

Ep. 276 – Shanon Sims – Having Hobbies Away from the Ranch

Shanon Sims of McFadden, WY joined me to talk about the importance of having hobbies away from the ranch. Shanon recently completed a full marathon. We talked the challenges, benefits, and process of training to complete a marathon. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them at www.sea-90.com or (770) 361-6092. Sponsor: RanchingForProfit.com...

January 16 • 52m 51s
Ep. 275 – Steve Kenyon – Paying Yourself cover art

Ep. 275 – Steve Kenyon – Paying Yourself

Steve Kenyon of Greener Pastures Ranching joined me to talk about the paradigm challenging practice of paying yourself. We talk about how Steve figures his labor and equipment costs as well as how he thinks about the profitability threshold of a new enterprise or opportunity. Thanks to our Studio Sponsor, Sea-90! You can reach them...

January 9 • 53m 7s
Ep. 274 – John Haskell – Matching Business Structure to Life Stage cover art

Ep. 274 – John Haskell – Matching Business Structure to Life Stage

John Haskell of Ranch Right LLC joined me to flesh out an interesting comment he made on a recent RFP Online Webinar. John said that we should make sure our business structure matches available resources from a personnel perspective. We talk about not rushing to get to the place of being an investor too soon...

January 2 • 1h 27m 2s
Ep. 273 – Zack Smith – A New Approach to Crop Insurance cover art

Ep. 273 – Zack Smith – A New Approach to Crop Insurance

Zack Smith joined me to talk about his recent video where he pitched a new approach to crop insurance. We take a little deeper dive into his thoughts about how to help make meaningful change in agriculture towards a better food production system. emk9a4yh Subscribe for Free: WorkingCows.net/Subscribe Relevant Links: Zack’s Previous Episodes: Ep. 263...

December 26 • 53m 44s
Ep. 273 – Zack Smith – A New Approach to Crop Insurance cover art

Ep. 273 – Zack Smith – A New Approach to Crop Insurance

Zack Smith joined me to talk about his recent video where he pitched a new approach to crop insurance. We take a little deeper dive into his thoughts about how to help make meaningful change in agriculture towards a better food production system.

December 26
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