OFI 349: How To Start A Soil Testing Business | FFA SAE Edition | Logan Loverkamp | Massac County High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING LOGAN LOVERKAMP!

In this episode I would like to introduce you to the Illinois State Ag Services Proficiency Award winner, Logan Loverkamp.  Logan has started his own soil testing business, appropriately named “Loverkamp Soil Testing”.  He has already built an extensive business, testing thousands of acres of farmland each season and providing a complete service to his customers.

Logan just graduated from high school this year and now has his sights set on earning an American Degree and a National Star Award in agribusiness.  His incredible knowledge of soils, entrepreneurship and marketing make it seem very likely that we will be hearing about him at the national convention some time in the near future.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Soil Testing Business

HIGH SCHOOL: Massac County High School; Metropolis, Illinois

MASCOT: Patriots

FFA ADVISOR: Jenny Bergmann & Cody Smith

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR LOGAN LOVERKAMP: 

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Massac High School Ag. Department’s website:

Logan’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: jbergmann@massac.org

Logan’s Email Address: lloverkamp@gmail.com

Massac High School’s Telephone Number: 618.524.3440

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 348: Quotes, Quips And Wisdom About Rural Living And Country Life | Jerry Apps | Author Of 40+ Books About Country Living

 

 SHOW NOTES

KEY IDEAS: 

There are times in the production of this show that I stumble across something that makes me so happy that I get to do this.  Don’t get me wrong, I am happy everyday that I get to work in agriculture and set my own terms while talking with you.  But every now and then something comes along that adds an even bigger spark to the already bright fire.

Recently I was looking for crafty sayings and pieces of wisdom about agriculture that I could share with you or the people that have liked our Facebook Page.  As I was doing this search I came across a book called Rural Wit and Wisdom: Time-Honored Values from the Heartland written by today’s guest.  I loved it!

I started looking for more of Jerry’s materials and came across his book In a Pickle: A Family Farm Story.  I loved this book and it described so much about farming prior to and just after World War II.  It really put a picture in my head about what farms and life looked like during that time period.  It is a romantic vision today to think of living that simply.  The books make it clear that it was a lot of work, but still it is something that so many of us would do in a heartbeat if we could do it exclusively.

As evidence how what the lifestyle looked like and how hard the work was Jerry also published Country Ways and Country Days.  I read this book, and in it Jerry highlights so much of what life was made of on a farmstead in the 1930’s through 1950’s.

I was thrilled to be able to interview Jerry and introduce him to you.  He is truly a treasure to farming and a keeper of the flame of what used to be.  He has so many books to offer.  I hope you will look through the list, buy and enjoy several of them!

A Selection Of Jerry Apps’ Books:
The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters
Never Curse the Rain: A Farm Boy’s Reflections on Water
One-Room Country Schools: History and Recollections
Old Farm: A History
Old Farm Country Cookbook: Recipes, Menus, and Memories
Telling Your Story
Wisconsin Agriculture: A History
Limping through Life: A Farm Boy’s Polio Memoir
When Chores Were Done: Boyhood Stories
The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters

Contact Information For Jerry Apps:

Website – 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 347: How To Start A Supply Company In An Area Of Your Expertise | FFA SAE Edition | Audra Montgomery | Carrington High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING AUDRA MONTGOMERY!

Audra Montgomery is currently a senior at North Dakota State University but she is still connected to her FFA Chapter at Carrington High School.  Through continuing work with her FFA advisor, Melissa Hansen, she will be receiving her American Degree at the National FFA Convention and is a finalist for the national star in agribusiness this year.  The national star is often referred to as the Heisman Trophy of the FFA, so this is significant!

Audra got to this point by being entrepreneurial.  During her time in high school she started her own business selling supplies for those students showing animals at fairs.  She struck a deal to sell products for Sullivan Supply and called her business “Final Drive Show Supply”.

Her entrepreneurial side took her a long way and may land her on the top of the nation in agribusiness in just a few weeks from the release of this episode.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Selling Livestock Show Supplies

HIGH SCHOOL: Carrington High School; Carrington, North Dakota & North Dakota State University

MASCOT: Cardinals

FFA ADVISOR: Melissa Hansen

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR AUDRA MONTGOMERY:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Carrington High School Ag. Department’s website:

Audra’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: melissa.hansen@k12.nd.us

Carrington High School’s Telephone Number: 701.652.3136

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 346: Swimming And Selling Sweet Corn Makes For A Healthy SAE | FFA SAE Edition | Tanner Pearson | Delphi High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING TANNER PEARSON!

Our guest today has big aspirations and I bet he makes it.  Tanner Pearson just graduated from Delphi High School last June.  Now he is attending Ball State University in Muncy, Indiana.

During high school Tanner operated two businesses: sweet corn sales and private swimming lessons.  His experience on the swimming team and his grandmother’s swimming pool gave him what he needed for this business.  His family’s sweet corn farm and roadside stand gave him what he needed for the other.  Did I mention that he partnered with his identical twin brother who is the Indiana State FFA Treasurer?

Now Tanner is prepped to seek his American Degree.  He also has been a section star winner for his swimming business.  He has aspirations of national star at some point as well.

I hope you enjoy getting to know Tanner Pearson.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Sweet Corn Sales and Private Swimming Lessons

HIGH SCHOOL: Delphi High School FFA; Delphi, Indiana

MASCOT: Oracles

FFA ADVISOR: Doug Walker

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR TANNER PEARSON:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Delphi High School Ag. Department’s website:

Tanner”s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: walkerd@delphi.k12.in.us

Tanner High School’s Telephone Number: (765) 564-3481

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 345: Nine Key Practices Of Starting Your Own Business And Leaving Your Day Job | Michael Glauser | The Main Street Entrepreneur

 

 SHOW NOTES

KEY IDEAS: 

Many times on this show as we have discussed concepts and principles needed to succeed in creating your own agricultural business we have stated that you will have to “leave” agriculture, find concepts and then translate them back to agriculture for the success of your own business opportunity.

I continue to do just this.  As part of this search I came across the book, Main Street Entrepreneur: Build Your Dream Company Doing What You Love Where You Live.  I was fascinated from the beginning because the author chose to interview entrepreneurs who bootstrapped their businesses and chose entrepreneurship so they could live in a certain area and enjoy a small town or rural lifestyle.

When I began reading the book I found out that the author, Michael Glauser, had decided to get to his interviews, all across the country, via bicycle.  That’s right….he rode from the Pacific Ocean in Oregon to the Atlantic Ocean in Virginia along what is know as the Trans America Bicycle Route.  Along the way he interviewed these entrepreneurs and put together a fantastic book that can help you, step by step, succeed in developing your own, small business.

Mike currently serves as the Executive Director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship at Utah State University in addition to his other entrepreneurial and educational pursuits.  Beyond the book we are featuring in this episode Mike creates online courses to teach entrepreneurship to individuals just like you and help you along your way.

I think you will really enjoy this conversation with Michael Glauser.

Contact Information For Michael Glauser:

Website: My New Enterprise

Email: 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 344: How To Know When You Should Start A Plant Business | FFA SAE Edition | Trace Shirley | North Johnston High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING TRACE SHIRLEY!

Sadly, Trace Shirley represents that last of my guests from the SAE camp at the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina this summer.  However, I have been looking forward to bringing you this episode because of the fun I had recording interview.

Trace loves plants.  At some point while he was growing up he started raising plants in his bedroom.  His collection started growing, and it kept growing.  At some point his mom walked into his bedroom, saw all of the plants and said “this has got to stop!”

It was at that point that Trace had to move his plants into a green house and start selling them.  Now this hobby, turned passion has turned into a business.  I love seeing a young person find a passion and go for it!  Way to go Trace!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Greenhouse Management

HIGH SCHOOL: North Johnston High School; Kenly, North Carolina

MASCOT: Panthers

FFA ADVISOR: Johnny Capps

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR TRACE SHIRLEY:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the North Johnston High School Ag. Department’s website:

Trace’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: johnnycapps@johnston.k12.nc.us

North Johnston High School’s Telephone Number: 919-284-2031

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 343: Do Your Part To Stop Terrorism | Special September 11th Anniversary Episode

Show Notes

This is a special episode of the Off-Farm Income Podcast.  Episode #343 was scheduled to be released on the sixteenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11th, 2001.  I did not want to gloss over this important anniversary.  And, I wanted to provide something that might make a difference in the future for you or even our nation.  So, I devoted this episode to remembering September 11th and understanding how to get in touch with your intuition.

On September 11th, 2001 I was between police jobs.  I had left my police job in California to take a position as a herdsman of a cattle ranch in Southern Idaho.  When the ranch was sold Autumm and I moved to Boise, and I was returning to law enforcement.  However, I was in the hiring process and was not a police officer again yet.

When Autumm and I woke up and saw it on the news that morning, only one tower had been hit and neither had come down yet.  We had been in Manhattan in 2000, and we had gone up to one of the observation floors of the World Trade Center.  So that morning we were glued to the television, just like everyone else in America.  Neither of us wound up going to work that day, and we were forever changed like the rest of our fellow citizens.

My biggest memory of that day is shock, horror and trying to understand what was going on. Then came anger. I was angry and wanted to hit back right away. I was angry at myself that I was between police jobs and if something happened in my community I wouldn’t be able to help in an official capacity.

I was going through the hiring process with Boise P.D. and would be back in uniform less than three months later, but that was a long three months wanting to get back out there.

Impacts On Agriculture

A lot changed after 9/11. We started assessing threats in every part of the country. This hit agriculture as well. Extra security was placed at dams, with concerns about breaches. Regulations went into affect regarding crop dusters with the worry that harmful materials could be sprayed on crops or population centers.

Regulations put in place after the Oklahoma City Bombing were ramped up with worries that terrorists would attempt to gather enough agricultural ingredients to create an ANFO or ammonium nitrate fuel oil bomb.

American Mindset

The story of flight 93 really showed something. The passengers on that aircraft correctly realized that if they took no action they were going to die. They also realized that if they took no action than more people than them would die. They gave up their lives saving others, trying to save their own and being the first Americans to fight back in what would become the War On Terror.

The biggest changed that happened was probably in the mindset of Americans. Terrorism had come to our shores from a foreign land with catastrophic consequences.  We were woke up. We were going to war. We were not as innocent as we once were. And an airplane hijacking would never be done without resistance again.

The Rise Of The Lone Wolf

The FBI completely reorganized with counter-terrorism as its #1 aim. Since then, we have heard less and less about Al Qaeda while ISIS has risen. Terrorist tactics have changed from widely coordinated and planned attacks to the lone wolves acting on their own. A lone wolf attack means that the body count won’t be a high, but the odds of detecting it before it is carried out are really low.

Let me give you an example. On April 15, 2013 two homemade bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon killing three and injuring hundreds. In the aftermath and apprehension of the terrorists a police officer was killed. And later a police officer injured in the bombing died. The brothers who committed this act were lone wolves and the ability to detect this plot was really limited.

At the same time in Boise, Idaho there was a man named Fazliddin Kurbanov who had been communicating with a terrorist organization overseas and was planning a large scale bombing in the United States. Because of the communications and coordination of this attack he was detected, surveilled and arrested before he could act.

The “success” of the Boston bombing and failure of the coordinated bombing was a clear indicator to terrorists that seemingly undetectable, lone wolf attacks would have to be the new tactic.

Vigilance

There was a lot of talk about being vigilant right after the attacks of September 11th. Today that remains important, even more important than it was then since the lone wolf attack is now the weapon of choice. We’ve seen more lone wolf attacks in the U.S. with the shootings in San Bernardino and we’ve seen it in Europe with the vehicles plowing into crowds.

I know how hard it is to remain vigilant. As a police officer for 15 years I was supposed to be highly aware at all times. This is not an easy thing to do, particularly when nothing significant has happened recently.  So, for those of us who are not in the military or law enforcement, what can we do to remain vigilant?

Sadly, I don’t think there is much we can do to constantly keep ourselves at a high level of awareness. However, we can train ourselves to recognize threats subconsciously and believe what our intuition is telling us. This is really not that hard. There are two things you have to do to accomplish this: trust your intuition and practice situational awareness.

Practicing situational awareness is something that will become a habit after you do it on purpose for a while. I still scan the waist lines of people for firearms even though I am not longer a police officer. It is just a habit. You develop situational awareness by just taking a moment when you walk into a convenience store or restaurant and look around at what is happening and make a mental note of things to watch.

But how do we develop intuition?

You actually don’t need to develop it. The mere fact that you are listening to this podcast and alive today means that your ancestors were survivors and survived by having strong intuition. This goes back thousands of years when attack by man or animal was always a possibility. Those instincts are in you, just like the independent spirit you have that makes you want to farm and live on your own terms.

What we do as humans today is we ignore our intuition. Or we dismiss it as paranoia. Or worse, we push it aside so we don’t hurt anyone’s feelings. We shouldn’t do that. Can you imagine a deer in a meadow seeing a mountain lion walking towards it and not running away because that would hurt the lion’s feelings?  Crazy right? That would be a dead deer.

We have become so politically correct and sensitive to other people’s feelings that we often don’t realize our intuition was talking to us until after something bad has happened.

Start Recognizing Threats

So, what can we do to start recognizing threats and hearing our intuition?

I recommend buying and reading the book The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence. This was written by Gavin De Becker. One of my personal heroes. I was fortunate enough to attend his companies advanced threat management training in Lake Arrowhead, California some years ago. So, this is something I am passionate about. I am also passionate about this book. And the first chapter will clearly demonstrate to you how people ignore their intuition and how intuition can help save your life.

When I taught a domestic violence course at Boise State University several years ago I gave a copy of this book to every student in the class for free. It was that important to me. I want to give away two copies of this book and encourage the rest of you to purchase a copy for yourself, your friends and your loved ones.  I want to help create a more vigilant and situationally aware population and do my part to fight back against the continuing threat of terrorism on this anniversary of September 11th.

If your would like a free copy of “The Gift Of Fear” mailed to you just go to the Off-Farm Income Facebook page by September 21st, 2017, and leave me a reply in the post about the free book giveaway saying you want one. I’ll pick two winners on September 22nd and contact you.

For the rest of you, do yourselves a favor and buy this book.

If you click on our Amazon link first that is great. If not, don’t sweat it. Just buy this book.  It can literally save your life, and possibly help you save the lives of others.

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 342: How To Live Where You Want And Work For Yourself | Karoline Rose | KRose Company | Revolutionizing Cattle Marketing

 

 SHOW NOTES

KEY IDEAS: 

Our guest today figured out what I could not, and that was how to stay in Montana and start her own cattle business.  Karoline Rose graduated from the esteemed, Montana State University, just a couple years back.  She received multiple job offers with very attractive starting salaries upon graduating and had the courage to follow her own vision

Karoline grew up around the cattle business, particularly the buying and selling of cattle for other ranches.  She combined her passion for the cattle business with what she learned growing up and her knowledge of social media for a new approach in cattle marketing.  This was the genesis to the KRose Company including the KRose Cattle Company and KRose Marketing.
Karoline has a classic entrepreneurial story – she had an idea that everyone told her could not work, and she proved them wrong.  Karoline started marketing cattle on Facebook and was met with success. Now she has opened a whole new method of marketing her and other people’s cattle.

This has also led Karoline to help other people market their own businesses and products.  In addition to cattle marketing she is now consulting with other businesses to assist them in building their brand and spreading the word about what they do.  Her company offers everything from web design to logo creation to print design.  And, she is creating new entrepreneurs all over the country.

This really is a great story.  I hope you enjoy it!

ADVICE FROM KAROLINE:

WAKE UP: Karoline says you better wake up early.  She believes that everyone’s most productive time of day is early in the morning, and when you get your day off to the right start you accomplish a lot more the rest of the day.

ROUTINE: Karoline is a big advocate for a morning routine.  This goes right along with getting up early.  Be purposeful about how you start your day and get started.

TURN OFF YOUR RADIO: I loved this piece of advice.  Karoline is a strong advocate for podcasting.  She suggests that you always be learning when you have time to kill, like when you are driving down the road.  Instead of listening to wasteful political topics or sports on the radio, shut that off and tune into an educational podcast.  I was thrilled with this piece of advice!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Karoline advocates for you having a “personal board of directors”.  She has found a group of people that will help her and be honest with her when different obstacles or ideas come up in her business.

SMARTPHONE LIMITS: Karoline suggested that everyone get the app “Moments” for their smartphones so you can see just how much time you are wasting looking at your telephone every day.  Then you can start working on cutting this down, giving you more time to focus on your venture every day.

BEST BUSINESS ADVICE KAROLINE HAS RECEIVED:

HUSTLE: Get up early and hustle.  Hustle is the one thing that all
of us can do, no matter what our talent or education level is.  Get out there and make it happen!

PERSONAL HABIT THAT HELPS KAROLINE SUCCEED:

MORNING RITUAL: This has to be Karoline’s #1 habit – waking up early and being purposeful about how she starts her day – everyday!

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

Karoline strongly recommends the following books that have been very influential in her success:

CONTACT INFORMATION:

KRose Company Website: LINK

KRose Company Facebook Page: 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 341: Starting A Father And Son Horse Breeding Business | FFA SAE Edition | Landon Callicutt | Southwestern Randolph High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING LANDON CALLICUTT!

There was so much I enjoyed about my visit to North Carolina this July.  I saw a lot of interesting country, crops that cannot be grown out West and learned a lot about agriculture that is never considered in Idaho.

Until I interviewed Landon Callicutt I had not given much consideration to livestock.  I already knew that there were sheep, cattle, pigs and dairy cattle in North Carolina.  But I never took into consideration that we were in horse country.   

I don’t know why this did not dawn on me, but until I interviewed Landon it just did not.  Landon and his father raise and sell Tennessee Walking Horses.  Living in Asheboro, North Carolina they are not far from Tennessee and it is not much further to Kentucky.

They participate in a lot of horse shows and market their horses all over to people who like the look and feel of the smooth gait that the Tennessee Walker has.  I could see it in my mind when we were doing the interview, and really enjoyed getting to learn about this business.  I hope you will too.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Horse Production

HIGH SCHOOL: Southwestern Randolph High School; Asheboro, North Carolina

MASCOT: Cougars

FFA ADVISOR: Chris Maner

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR LANDON CALICUTT:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Southwestern Randolph High School Ag. Department’s website:

Landon’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: cmaner@randolph.k12.nc.us

Southwestern Randolph High School’s Telephone Number: 336-381-7747

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 340: How To Build A Vegetable Production Business | FFA SAE Edition | Paul Eldridge | South Johnston High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING PAUL ELDRIDGE!

I was really lucky that during my trip to Mount Olive, North Carolina that I was able to interview so many students with interesting businesses.  Today’s guest is no exception.  Paul Eldridge has been helping his family with their significant garden since he was a young boy.  This garden has been pivotal to feeding their family.

Paul has now taken what he learned from his parents in the garden and is translating it to a business.  He is selling vegetables in and around his community.  Customers will come to his farm to pick up produce just to get a look at this masterpiece of a garden that he and his family have created.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Vegetable Production

HIGH SCHOOL: South Johnston High School; Four Oaks, North Carolina

MASCOT: Trojans

FFA ADVISOR: Kendall Parker

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR PAUL ELDRIDGE:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the South Johnston High School Ag. Department’s website:

Paul’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: kendallparker@johnston.k12.nc.us

South Johnston High School’s Telephone Number: 919-894-3146

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