Mary Jo Irmen, author of Farming without the Bank, joined me to discuss the common objections she hears to starting with the Infinite Banking Concept or Farming without the Bank. Mary Jo also recently launched a new podcast. We talk about that and how she is hoping to serve the agricultural community in this new venture.
David Kleinschmidt is a contract consultant with Understanding Ag, LLC. The soil health education organization started by Gabe Brown, Allen Williams, Ray Archuletta, and Shane New. He joined me to discuss how we can improve our pastures with cover crops as well as how we can move more toward a regenerative system.
Riki Kremers is a rancher from East Central Wyoming. She is an excellent business woman who has seen great improvements in her land base as she and her family have implemented Instinctive Migratory Grazing.
Xiaokang Chen (Alex) has a fascinating history that uniquely qualifies him to speak to the audience of the Working Cows podcast. He attended High School in the Boston area as well as attended a prestigious Entrepreneurial School (Babson College). As such, he understands the necessity of a profitable herd. Couple that with training from Johann Zietsman in finding genetically adapted cattle and you have a winning combination for an episode of the Working Cows podcast.
Grahame Rees of KLR Marketing based out of Australia joined me to discuss his takeaways from the 2019 Aussie Graziers US Tour. The tour ranches from Idaho to Kansas and nearly 6000 miles in between. We talk about the commonalities between this yea'r's tour and last year's.
We take a little detour today and talk to Kyle Bueermann and Matt Henslee, pastors of rural churches and hosts of Not Another Baptist Podcast. They joined me to talk about their new book "Replanting Rural Churches." We approached this from the angle of finding faithful gospel preaching churches, finding community in rural contexts, and blessing rural pastors.
Nicole Masters is a soil health consultant who has a knack for teaching the function of the complex systems of the soil in a way that connects clearly with those who are listening. She joined me to talk about what our plant community tells us about our soil and what we can do to influence it positively.
Collin Osbourn is the Executive Director of Beefmasters Breeder United. He joined me to talk about how the breed was developed, what the results of that development process were, and how people are putting Beefmasters genetics to work for them.
Brian Alexander, a Rancher from the Red Hills of Kansas joins me to give an update on his strip grazing experiment. We talk about changes in the land, changes in the cattle, and Brian's sense of how the experiment is going so far.