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How to Start a Ranch From Scratch

By   /  September 28, 2020  /  Money Matters  /  2 Comments

Can’t be done. At least that is what conventional wisdom says. I’d agree that it can’t be done, if you follow the rules of traditional ranching – running cows the way everyone else does and owning everything. If you are willing to break some rules and challenge conventional wisdom maybe you can join the amazing […]

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A New Meat School Coming to a Town or Computer Near You!

By   /  September 14, 2020  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  No Comments

Are you interested in learning more about production, processing and selling your pasture-finished product to diverse market channels? Would you like new ways to manage risk in your meat business and improve your profitability? If the answers are yes, then you’ll want to check out the Western Meat School. The Western Meat School is organized […]

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Overcoming Challenges to Create a Successful Grass Fed Beef Supply Chain

By   /  August 31, 2020  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

A case study of a regional grass fed beef supply chain that came out this past Spring gives us a good look at how one producer addressed the issues that direct marketers in this business usually encounter. From building a brand and successfully marketing it, to having enough product to meet the demand of customers, […]

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Solar Panels for Powering Your Farm/Ranch – Here’s What to Consider

By   /  August 17, 2020  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

If you’re wondering if solar power is a good option for your operation, this four-part video series from John Hay and University of Nebraska Extension is for you. Though the series bills itself as information for beginning farmers and ranchers, it’s really beneficial to anyone interested in solar power options. I’ve included all four videos […]

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Rancher Loren Poncia Talks Covid-19 and a Shift to Direct-to-Consumer Sales

By   /  August 3, 2020  /  Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Rancher Loren Poncia Talks Covid-19 and a Shift to Direct-to-Consumer Sales

Loren Poncia of Stemple Creek Ranch near Tomales Bay, California is a fourth generation rancher raising grass fed beef, lamb and pork. His goal is to “raise an awesome, wholesome, nutritious product, and, at the same time, do the dance with Mother Nature to build soil health and biodiversity.” When Covid-19 hit, the ranch lost […]

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