Why in the world would you shave your beard in the middle of winter when snow is coming? What are a few of your farming tricks of the trade? How do you decide when you need to make price increases? Those are just a sampling of the questions that I'm going to attempt to address on this weeks episode. Notice that I was very clear there and I did not say I would "answer" them, but rather I'll just do my best to share my thoughts. Below you'll find a list of the questions that came in over on the Facebook page and the links that relate to those questions. One of my most favorite things about farming is the exchange of knowledge, so if you have any thoughts on these subjects please comment below!
Farming Questions From Listeners:
- Guinea Recipes and Thoughts:
- What Happened to the Beard:
- The Art of Growing a Beard -- Maybe I should have read this first
- Managing Manure:
- Insurance for Farm Sales:
- We use Farm Bureau, but check with other vendors in your area.
- The Infrastructure for Eight Pigs:
- Small-Scale Pig Raising by Dirk Van Loon -- My most referenced book for beginning pig people. I can't believe I didn't mention it in the episode!
- Tricks of the Trade:
- The Three B's - Balance, Budgeting, and the Business Plan
- FINPACK -- I'm working to get everything together so I can go through this with someone.
- Determining Product Pricing:
- "Meat Pricing" Farminar from Practical Farmers of Iowa on March 1oth, 2015. Again, I can't believe I forgot to mention this in the episode.
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