OFI 285: Telling Agriculture’s Story Through Social Media | Cory Wightman | Bayer Crop Sciences

 

 SHOW NOTES

KEY IDEAS: 

Today’s episode is all about advocating for agriculture.  Like it or not, we all should be advocating.  Any of us who want to live our lives involved in agriculture need to realize that most of America does not know what happens in the production of food and fiber.  So, it is imperative that each of use tells our story and explains how it really works.

This is true for everyone in agriculture…..from the small farmer to the largest agricultural corporation.  This episode demonstrates just that.  Bayer Crop Sciences hosts two advocating or “Agvocating” Facebook pages – AgVocate and The Beef Post.

In February AgVocate honored me by featuring my advocacy efforts with a Facebook Live presentation that they promoted on the page.  It was well attended, and I was able to talk about about podcasting about agriculture.

In this show I return the favor with an interview of Cory Wightman, the Communication Director for Bayer Crop Sciences.  We talk about everything from why Bayer has such a strong advocating presence to what community outreach projects they have in place to support agricultural education as well as rural communities.

I hope you enjoy getting to know Bayer Crop Sciences.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Click on the photo below to contact Bayer and Cory Wightman:

Other Places You Can Listen To Us:

Check us out on the D&B Supply Show where we get to focus in on very specific farming issues like tank heaters, fencing, regulations, etc.

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO! WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147! “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern. Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback: Email: zacht@rfdtv.com Website:  RuralRadio147.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147


OFI 284: How To Market Your Homegrown Honey | FFA SAE Edition | Sofia Rose | Saline High School FFA


SHOW NOTES

Introducing Sofia Rose! 

Today we get to introduce you to another recipient of a $1,000 SAE grant.  Sofia Rose lives on what she calls a small, family farm in Saline, Michigan.  Her parents, in addition to their full time jobs, run an “Ag Entertainment” farm each fall with a corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo and all the other attractions that come with agritourism.

Sofia has found a way to tie her experience in FFA plus entrepreneurship into this enterprise perfectly.  Sofia raises bees, and the grant that she was awarded is to help her increase the number of hives she has.  She started with two hives last year, and the grant is going to allow her to triple her production.

This year she will be harvesting honey for the first time, and she is going to sell it during the tourist season on her family’s farm under the name “Coleman Farm Honey.”  She will be selling it in glass jars and in squeezable plastic bears.

What I like so much about what Sofia did is that she picked an SAE that is immediately transferable to a niche she already has – agritourism.  This way she has a built in market for her products already prepared.

I hope you enjoy getting to hear about this exciting enterprise.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Honey Production and Sales

HIGH SCHOOL: Saline High School; Saline, Michigan

MASCOT: Hornets

FFA ADVISOR: David Mellor

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SOFIA ROSE:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Saline High School Website:

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Sofia’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: mellord@salineschools.org

Saline High School Telephone Number:  734-401-4222

Coleman’s Corn Maze Website: LINK

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO!

WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147!  “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern.

Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback:

Email: zacht@rfdtv.com
Website:  RuralRadio147.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147

 


OFI 283: How To Make Money Selling Pheasants | FFA SAE Edition | Isaac Evans | Salem High High School FFA


SHOW NOTES

Introducing Isaac Evans! 

Have you ever eaten pheasant?  That is one delicious bird.  Every now and then I will harvest one off of our farm and enjoy a great meal.

Our guest today is making this experience possible for many people in Utah.  Isaac Evans is raising 200 pheasants to be transplanted to two different hunting farms.  This is somewhat of a family tradition for Isaac, and he is carrying it forward.

Isaac will receive his brooder pheasants at the end of this month and start feeding them.  He has already calculated that he will need 1,000 pounds of feed to get them to maturity.  And, he knows how he will transport them to the pheasant hunting farms.

I hope you enjoy getting to know Isaac Evans.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Pheasant Production

HIGH SCHOOL: Salem Hills High School; Salem, Utah

MASCOT: Skyhawks

FFA ADVISOR: Josh Evans

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ISAAC: Click on the picture below to be taken to the Salem Hills High School website:

Isaac’s FFA Advisors’ Email Addresses: josh.evans@nebo.edu

Seneca Township High School’s Telephone Number: 801-423-3200

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO!

WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147!  “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern.

Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback:

Email: zacht@rfdtv.com
Website:  RuralRadio147.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147

 


OFI 282: Federal Funding To Start Your Agricultural Business | Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy | National Institute Of Food And Agriculture

 

 SHOW NOTES

KEY IDEAS: 

This show is all about helping you use entrepreneurship to live where you want and to manage your farm or ranch more effectively.  We talk a lot about bootstrapping your business and looking at the skills we have already that enable us to farm and ranch effectively that we can translate into a service business.

So, you might think that this week’s episode just does not fit into that mold.  And, you might be right.  However, one of the most important things that I have learned since I became an entrepreneur is that once you open that first door, you just have no idea what other doors will open for you.

With that in mind, as you open the door to being an entrepreneur and pursuing your dreams other opportunities that you cannot imagine right now will present themselves to you.  In the position you are in currently there is just no way to know where they might take you or how large you future business endeavors might become.

If you start to grow or you come up with a business idea that is too big to “bootstrap”, today’s guest might just be the answer you are looking for.

Our guest today is Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, the Director of the National Institute Of Food And Agriculture.  Part of the role of NIFA is to support entrepreneurship in agriculture.  I learned of NIFA while researching an episode for the D&B Supply Show Podcast.  I found a company from Nebraska called “Bugeater” who had received phase 1 funding from NIFA in the amount of $100,000 to explore the possibility of using crickets as a protein source for people in the United States.

Is your future company the next Bugeater?  Who knows.  But if you are, getting to know NIFA and what they do is an important piece of the puzzle.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Click on the photo below to contact NIFA and Dr. Ramaswamy:

Other Places You Can Listen To Us:

Check us out on the D&B Supply Show where we get to focus in on very specific farming issues like tank heaters, fencing, regulations, etc.

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO! WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147! “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern. Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback: Email: zacht@rfdtv.com Website:  RuralRadio147.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147


OFI 281: How To Start A Soy Candle Business | FFA SAE Edition | Samantha Dillow And Sammy’s Soys | Seneca Township High School FFA


SHOW NOTES

Introducing Samantha Dillow! 

I had an article show up in my inbox one morning, and of course I read it: “Three Seneca Members Advance To State“.  Inside was a pot of gold, if you are a podcaster who features FFA Members that start their own businesses.  The article helped me discover Samantha Dillow, who was creating her own soy candles and selling them in her business called “Sammy’s Soys.”

I had a great time interviewing Sammy and finding out that even in high school, she had already purchased a business.  The soy candle creating and sales business was created by another student at her high school, and that student had sold the business to Samantha.  I love the fact that she has already learned about not just entrepreneurship but business acquisition.

I hope you enjoy getting to know Samantha!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Soy Candle Creation

HIGH SCHOOL: Seneca Township High School; Seneca, Illinois

MASCOT: Fighting Irishmen

FFA ADVISOR: Jeff Maierhofer & Kent Weber

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SAMANTHA: Click on the picture below to be taken to the Seneca Township High School website:

Samantha’s FFA Advisors’ Email Addresses: jeffmaierhofer@senecahs.org

Seneca Township High School’s Telephone Number: 815-357-5000

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO!

WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147!  “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern.

Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback:

Email: zacht@rfdtv.com
Website:  RuralRadio147.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147

 


OFI 280: How To Start Your Turf Grass Management Business As A Freshman In High School | FFA SAE Edition | Carter Beaulieu | Randolph High School FFA


SHOW NOTES


Introducing Carter Beaulieu! 

I keep going back to the well at Randolph High School for the great students they have there.  This week is no exception.  Carter Beaulieu is starting his own turf grass management business in his freshman year of high school!  He has picked out a great name – No Mow Worries Lawn Care.

A lawn business can be a catalyst to so much.  I am very excited for Carter, what he is learning and how this will influence his future. I hope you enjoy this episode.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Turf Grass Management

HIGH SCHOOL: Randolph High School; Randolph, Wisconsin

MASCOT: Rockets

FFA ADVISOR: Keith Gundlach

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR CARTER: Click on the picture below to be taken to the Randolph High School website:

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Carter’s FFA Advisors’ Email Addresses: gundlachk@rsdwi.org

Randolph High School’s Telephone Number: 920-326-2425

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO!

WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147!  “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern.

Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback:

Email: zacht@rfdtv.com
Website:  RuralRadio147.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147

 


OFI 279: How To Move To Hawaii And Work In Agriculture | Matt Johnson | The Story Of Buying A One-Way Ticket To Hawaii And Starting Oahu Fresh

 

 SHOW NOTES

KEY IDEAS: 

I am lucky enough to have an Aunt & Uncle who are part owners in a business that does a fair bit of work in Hawaii.  So, for the last two years Autumm, Hattie and I have been able to take a spring break trip to Oahu because they allow us to stay in the condominium that they live in while working in Hawaii.

At the end of our trip in 2016 I was kicking myself for not doing anything for the podcast while I was there.  There is so much agriculture and interest in agriculture in Hawaii that I had missed a golden opportunity.  I was determined not to let that happen when we went back this year.

Right after our 2016 trip I started researching agricultural entrepreneurship in Hawaii.  One of the first things that I found was a workshop that was being taught that summer at the Windward Community College in Kailua, which is on the windward side of Oahu.

The instructor was listed as Matt Johnson, and I was able to connect with him and correspond with him about agriculture in Hawaii.  It turned out that Matt was the owner of an agricultural company called Oahu Fresh.  He was good enough to have me to his facility and do an interview with me when we returned in 2017.  

Matt has a similar story to many people that we met in Hawaii.  He wanted to live there, and he bought a one-way plane ticket.  He knew that he was not returning to the mainland after he came over, so he “burned the boats”.

Where his story differs is that somehow he keeps finding himself working with farmers in one manner or another, even though that was not the way he grew up.  He had done this in Southeast Asia, and ultimately found himself doing this again in Hawaii.

So, while we were in Hawaii Autumm and Hattie indulged me, and I got to spend a day pursuing my podcast and agricultural interests.  I hope you enjoy hearing about working in agriculture, in paradise.

Hawaiian Bread Fruit

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Website: http://www.oahufresh.com

Email: matt@oahufresh.com

Youtube Channel: LINK

Other Places You Can Listen To Us:

Check us out on the D&B Supply Show where we get to focus in on very specific farming issues like tank heaters, fencing, regulations, etc.

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO! WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147! “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern. Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback: Email: zacht@rfdtv.com Website:  RuralRadio147.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147


OFI 278: Make Money Combining Welding & Art – Logan’s Metal Art | FFA SAE Edition | Randolph High School FFA


SHOW NOTES


Introducing Logan Paul! 

 

There are many people in this world who have artistic tendencies and love being artistic but believe that it can never be more than just a hobby.  I always relish the stories of those who found a way to be artistic while making money from their art and adding that third leg of the stool to their passion and talent.

Logan Paul is one of those people.  He has that artistic mind in addition to great skills welding.  The FFA turned out to be the perfect catalyst to bring both of those things together and convert that to a business on the other end.

As a result of this synergy, today we have Logan’s Metal Art.  I hope you enjoy learning all about how this young man has done this.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Welding/Entrepreurship

HIGH SCHOOL: Randolph High School; Randolph, Wisconsin

MASCOT: Rockets

FFA ADVISOR: Keith Gundlach

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR LOGAN: Click on the picture below to be taken to the Randolph High School website:

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Logan’s FFA Advisors’ Email Addresses: gundlachk@rsdwi.org

Randolph High School’s Telephone Number: 920-326-2425

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO!

WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147!  “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern.

Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback:

Email: zacht@rfdtv.com
Website:  RuralRadio147.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147

 


OFI 277: Starting A Cattle Herd At Age 14 | FFA SAE Edition | Brooklynn Zoeller | Blue Valley Randolph High School FFA

 

 

SHOW NOTES:

INTRODUCING BROOKLYN ZOELLER!

I have had a great time getting to know the students from Blue Valley Randolph High School FFA.  Today’s interview is no exception.  Brooklyn Zoeller was a wonderful student to speak with, and she is off to a great start.

At age 14 when we conducted the interview she had already been awarded a $1,000 SAE grant from National FFA and was beginning her cattle herd.  She was going to use the money to purchase a heifer from her grandparents and begin building her herd of Angus cross cattle.  

Stories like these always inspire me, and I hope Brooklyn’s inspires you too!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Beef Production

HIGH SCHOOL: Blue Valley Randolph High School; Randolph, Kansas

MASCOT: Rams

FFA ADVISOR: Anthony Meals

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR BROOKLYN ZOELLER:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Blue Valley Randolph High School website:

Brooklyn’s FFA Advisors’ Email Addresses: ameals@usd384.org

Blue Valley Randolph High School’s Telephone Number:  785.293.5256

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

Other Places You Can Listen To Us:

D&B Supply Show

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO! WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147! “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern. Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback: Email: zacht@rfdtv.com Website:  RuralRadio147.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147

 


OFI 276: How To Start A Fruit Tree Pruning Business | Dave Hunt – Northeast Edible

 

 SHOW NOTES

KEY IDEAS: 

I really enjoyed getting to know today’s guest.  Dave Hunt was inspired by his grandmother when he was much younger to prune fruit trees and prune them correctly.  This turned out to be a passion of Dave’s, and ever since he has been doing whatever he can to grow his own fruit and do this type of work.

After answering an ad on Craigslist asking for help pruning some fruit trees, a business idea developed.  Northeast Edible was born.  Now Dave is developing his pruning business and is hoping to expand to selling his own fruit trees to other customers.

I hope you enjoy this inspiring story!

ADVICE FROM DAVE:

ASSOCIATE: Dave highly recommends finding a local association that will pair you with more experience people prior to starting this as a business.

LEARN: Take a class that teaches you about pruning and the different facets of your regional area.

MENTOR: While you are participating in association meetings or your class, find a mentor who can help you avoid mistakes that they have already made.

BEST BUSINESS ADVICE DAVE HAS RECEIVED:

START: Get out there and do something.  Just thinking about it and researching does not get you any closer to where you want to be.  Start!

PERSONAL HABIT THAT HELPS DAVE SUCCEED:

RISE EARLY: Dave is very purposeful about getting up early and starting his day correctly.  When that happens, the rest of the day is much more productive.

BOOKS/RESOURCES:

Dave recommends The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way as a powerful resource that he used.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Email: northeastedible@gmail.com

Website: Northeastedible.com

Other Places You Can Listen To Us:

Check us out on the D&B Supply Show where we get to focus in on very specific farming issues like tank heaters, fencing, regulations, etc.

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO! WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147! “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern. Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback: Email: zacht@rfdtv.com Website:  RuralRadio147.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147