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The Ranch Collective

The Ranch Collective

By Polich Company
There are businesses who embody old school western values- heart, self-reliance, legacy and community. I am finding these business owners and sharing them with our own community- you. That's what the Ranch Collective podcast is all about- showcasing western focused businesses that are really doing something special- whether that's supporting a cause, education, doing something unique in their community, or have an incredible journey to where they are today.
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Episode 003 - The Ranching Brunette

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Episode 026: Whetstone Commodities
This weeks guest, Becky, does something that I didn’t actually know existed. She trades on the market for farmers and ranchers. She made what that actually means a very easy and approachable subject- so hopefully if you also don’t know anything about her job, you learn as much as I did. You can find Becky and Whetstone Commodities at http://whetstonecommodities.com/
54:17
March 3, 2021
Episode 025: Resources for Winter
This week’s episode features Courtenay Dehoff (@courtdehoff), Alli Kelley (@longbournfarm), Christian Heckle (@prairierosephoto), Amy Dunn (@thewanderingheifer), Elana Burtman (@beautiful_bandit_llc), and Stephanie Danner (@desertcowgirlco), all of whom have fantastic resources on their social media. • You can find additional resources that we talked about at https://tscra.org/ (Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association); cftexas.org (North Texas Winter Weather Crisis Relief Fund); and https://www.texasagriculture.gov/home/productionagriculture/disasterassistance/starfund.aspx (The STAR Fund (State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund) • thank you AGAIN for listening and helping, however you can.
20:03
February 24, 2021
Episode 024: The Ag Center
This week's episode is with Doug Brunner, who owns the Ag Center in Calfornia... and not only did I learn a TON, but what is doing with the ag center is really special. He describes it as a one stop shop for farmers in the valley, and is expanding down to the southern end of the state this year. He truly LOVES the collaboration and is excited to help other people. You can find the Ag Center online at theagcenter.com and @theagcenter on both Facebook and Instagram.
38:56
February 10, 2021
Episode 023: Q&A with Harlee
Hey you guys! it’s time for my first solo-sode. Y’all asked and I’m here to deliver. It’s a Q&A with me! I answer 15 total questions that you all asked, ranging from how I got into photography to podcasting advise to the kind of cow I would be. It's a shirt little epi- hope you enjoy!
15:39
February 3, 2021
Episode 022 BONUS: Wandering Creations Boutique with Chelsea Williams
it's been a while for the bonus episodes! Today's bonus episode is a record setter because the clips in it are longer than the pieces that I kept in the interview... we talked a TON and had so many fun bits that weren't really on topic for the interview, but I wanted to share them. We talk about my ear piercings, growing up in Nashville, and Taylor Swift so... here y'all go! You can find Chelsea at @wanderingcreationsboutique on IG & FB as well as at wandering-creations-boutique.myshopify.com
46:04
January 27, 2021
Episode 022: Wandering Creations Boutique with Chelsea Williams
Hey friends! Happy happy wednesday! Today's guest, Chelsea, is the sweetest! I met her through the Punchy Posse, which is a group I'm in on Facebook, run by my previous guest Sophia, where she connects western & rural female business owners so that we can complain about the bad parts and celebrate each others' wins- and it's an amazing time in there. Chelsea owns and operates the Wandering Creations boutique- where she handmakes leather and metal goods. She is a veteran, she is a mom, she is a bad ass- here she is!  You can find Chelsea at @wanderingcreationsboutique on IG & FB as well as at wandering-creations-boutique.myshopify.com
47:19
January 27, 2021
Episode 021: Ranching & Familying
Hey everyone! Today's guest, Natalie Kovarik, comes from a multi generational ranching background, raised in Montana, and is now living in Nebraska with her husband starting a ranch of their own. We got to chat about everything from the nuances of generational ranching to some of the details that most consumers may not know about the beef life cycle to why breaking down your "why" to a very raw place is so damn important.  You can find Natalie and her family on Instagram (@nataliekovarik), Youtube (The Kovariks), & Online (KovarikCattleCo.com).
38:12
January 20, 2021
Episode 020: The Western Shop Specialist
Good morning everyone! So I think today's episode is the episode I've been the most excited for since recording it. Sophia Sulzner aka the western shop specialist aka the punchy posse founder chats with me, and since recording this episode, she's be come one of my good friends. We recorded back around Chrismas, which was a few weeks ago, and I joined her facebook group, The Punchy Posse, and have been able to watch it grow from the ground up. She's really helped me find my people... and this conversation is where it all began! Just a heads up- there is some weird voice static thing the first few minutes on her end, but it goes away pretty quickly. Hopefully that doesn't take away from your enjoyment of this episode, because it's so fun and we had a BLAST talking & creating together. You can find Sophia on her website (thewesternshopspecialist.com),  Instagram (@sophiasulzner),  on Facebook (@thewesternshopspecialist), & on Youtube. If you are a western or rural female business owner, you can find the Punchy Posse on Facebook!
46:01
January 13, 2021
Episode 019: Whinney Wear- You get what you pay for
I am so excited to be releasing new episodes again after a short break for the holidays. Jordan from Whinney Wear is my first guest of 2021! She creates and curates one of a kind and small batch tack items and shares them with her customers- and hopefully some of you!  Jordan is hilarious- I'm not sure if any of you saw my sneak peak clip on Instagram- if you didn't, she is talking about her midwestern accent! She also has some incredible words of advice for those who want to start a creative western business- and she knows her stuff- she has been in business for about 10 years with Whinney Wear and made the jump to full time during the pandemic this year. You can find WhinneyWear on social media on IG, FB (both @WhinneyWear), on Pinterest (@whinneywearllc) or on the web at whinneywear.com
45:25
January 6, 2021
Episode 018: The Ranching Brunette (re-release)
Join me as I chat with Loagan, host of the Ranching Brunette podcast and mastermind behind #GetAmericaRanchingAgain. Loagan talked me through her journey as a horse trainer in Nevada, meeting her husband, and their journey together as first generation ranchers in Josiah's home state of Montana. We got to bond over knowing lots of the same horse people, our passion about showing up for your community, and the joy of service. The fire is REAL in this episode because Loagan is going to take over the world, one kind word at a time. You can find her on IG at @theranchingbrunette OR @getamericaranchingagain. She is on Facebook under the same names. You can find her website at theranchingbrunette.com and you can find her podcast right here on Anchor: anchor.fm/theranchingbrunette
01:06:17
December 30, 2020
Episode 017: Oklahoma Women's Journal (Re-release)
Hey you guys! I am back to feeling MUCH better- thank you for understanding last week about not getting an episode. I spent my weekend feeling absolutely awful and icky, and just was NOT up for editing... and THEN I lost my voice for like 3 days... and If you know my in real life, that's a problem because I love to talk.  SO I appreciate all of the patience and grace you've had with me over the last 10 days as I recovered. This week is Christmas- it's in just a couple days, and Josiah is actually coming home from work he will be here for about a week, and so that we can enjoy our time together, I decided to re-release some of my earlier episodes to get some extra love today and next week! This week, I'm sharing my very first episode- my interview with the Oklahoma Women's Journal!  I stumbled onto the OWJ website over the summer. For those who don't know,  I grew up in the publishing industry, and it's not as prominent as it used to be, but my friends over at @okwomensjournal are making sure that in OKC, print isn't dead. AND they're making it accessible for those of us (like me) that are ready to kill for some good media- online. They are sharing killer content all over the internet, and their first issue is completed! It will be available next month- so head on over to their social media to check out their stuff.  You can find the Oklahoma Women's journal on social media at @okwomen'sjournal on IG, and on their website at okwomensjournal.com.
49:26
December 23, 2020
Episode 016: Confidence in your Beef with Brandi Buzzard
Hey everyone! Today's guest is Brandi Buzzard. She is a kansas cowgirl and rancher, a runner, and a mom. She is also an agvocate. Brandi is fiercely passionate about educating and instilling confidence about where your food comes from- especially beef. I started following her after I saw some of the posts she was making to learn more about my own eating & sourcing, and it's been amazing- I've learned SO much. I hope all of you get to learn as much as I did, and check out Brandi on her own platforms:  website: buzzardsbeat.com | IG: @brandibuzzard | FB: @buzzardsbeat| Twitter: @brandibuzzard
46:39
December 9, 2020
Episode 015: Farmstead Meats
It's wednesday, and that means another epi, friends! I met this week's guest, Megan, on a FB post from a friend who wanted to support local for  the holidays... which is a VERY fitting way to meet someone for this episode.  Her company, Farmstead Meats (& the Farmstead Connection) focus on bringing together a community of producers to sell all together, rather than traditional selling. She and her business partners are intensely community focused- creating a non traditional business model that is just... mind blowing honestly.  We also chat about the wild fires that damaged California, especially this summer, and about sustainability for producers. You guys this might be my most favorite episode so far- Megan's passion for educating me, and all of you is intoxicating, and I'll be honest... prior to cutting some of the less relevant snips- like how teaching during COVID is going, and talking in depth about some of the vendors in her store- the episode was almost 100 minutes- and we only stopped recording because it was after 9PM here. This episode was such a joy to record and to release- so I sincerely hope you all learn as much as I did with Megan! You can find Farmstead Meats online at thefarmsteadconnection.com, on FB at @The-Farmstead-Connection, and on IG at @farmstead2020! 
01:00:27
December 2, 2020
Episode 014: Bonus Content with Steph from Cowboy Textiles Co!
It's been a while since we had a bonusode- but here we are. Welcome to the Ranch Collective after dark. This is some of the interview from my chat with Steph about Cowboy Textile Co that didn't reallt fit in with the rest of our conversationm. We talk about my true crime podcast obsession and our shared love of german shepherds! Enjoy.
09:16
November 25, 2020
Episode 014: Cowboy Textiles Co with Steph
Hey y'all. I'm super pumped about this week's guest- 1. because her business is super cool. 2. her lifestyle is super cool. 3. her DOG is super cool. and 4. you all are getting a bonus epi from this interview. Today's episode is with Steph from Cowboy Textiles co... who ALSO lives in a fifth wheel, AND has a german shepherd... just, like, me! We talk about how she got into the rug business, what it's like trading a brick home for wheels, what we've been grateful for during the pandemic, and bond over finding our forever person young. She shared some really wonderful advice about how to make a relationship work when you meet young, and I'm really excited to share all of it with you!  If you're interested in the bonus content that we recorded, you can find an episode 14 bonus released right along with this one!  You can find Steph over a @cowboytextilesco or at https://cowboytextiles.com/. You can follow along her fifth wheel journey at @fifth_wheels_rock_literally. 
37:15
November 25, 2020
Episode 013: Bull riding, Faith & Realty
Today's guest is a super cool guy- his name is Leighton, he's from Riverside, and he's a bullrider. Leighton and I met during the Reno Rodeo 3 or 4 years ago when he modeled for a shoot that I was photographing. I was so excited to learn that he's deeply invested in the education and safety of young bullriders, and I had so much fun chatting with him about how he got started, where he's going, his faith, and his branding in realty. You can find Leighton on instagram at @leighton_silvaa and at @gold.buckle.leighton
37:41
November 18, 2020
Episode 012: Ag State Of Mind
Hey everyone! Today's guest is SUPER awesome. His name is Jason, and he hosts Ag state of mind, a podcast about health in ranching, and he focuses a lot on mental health. He is not only a rancher, but a pharmacist, and is able to combine those 2 things to speak to people working in ranching and agriculture about mental health as both a peer and someone who believes in responsible medicine consumption. He was an absolute joy to talk to- and I hope you feel as much joy and feel as educated after listening as I did, and check out his podcast, Ag State of Mind. Ag State of Mind blog (& other resources) can be found at agstateofmind.com, the podcast is hosted over on globalagnetwork.com/ag-state-of-mind-with-jason-medows/podcast.  You can also follow @agstateofmind on Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook.  You can listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher & wherever else you get your podcasts from (can be found on agstateofmind.com)
42:06
November 11, 2020
Episode 011- Local Lands Co
One of the hands down coolest parts of hosting a podcast is asking your friends to come and talk about their business with you- and that's what I got to do this week.  My friend, Angelica, came on to chat about her apparel business, Local Lands Co.  Local Lands Co celebrates local pride- wherever you may be from. What that means is to be proud of your town, and to show tourists and visitors the way to celebrate in your space- whether that's sharing the kid-friendly hiking trails, giving directions, or supporting local businesses. She (and I) are from little mountain towns in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains in North Eastern California, and grew up hiking, swimming, and taking in some of the most beautiful views the state has to offer, and she thinks that should be celebrated. We chat about how the business started, about her family life, and where she sees Local Lands Co going.  You can find her IG at @locallandsco, and keep an eye out for her other social media, coming soon.
33:38
November 4, 2020
Episode 010: Humans Outside
Amy has a very interesting journey about spending time outside- and makes the time for it at least 20 minutes a day. We got to chat about her journey with Humans Outside as well as a little bit about her husband's journey to Remedy Alpine, an organization that connects veterans with each other and with nature. The audio in this chat is a little wonky- I think when Anchor was processing it, it overlaid my voice with hers a little. You can still understand Amy 100%- but my questions are delayed, and it sounds like we are talking over each other a little- but I think that what she's sharing is important, relatable, and funny- so hopefully you all can hear past it like I can because she's incredible! You can find Amy on her website at https://humansoutside.com/, on her podcast at Humans Outside Podcast, on FB at @humansoutside, &  on Youtube and Instagram under the same names. You can find her husband's organization, Remedy Alpine,  and all related social media online from their website: https://www.remedyalpine.org/. Enjoy!
01:00:57
October 28, 2020
Episode 009: Airman to Mom
Today's guest is Amanda- she hosts women of the military podcast. She is a veteran, mom, and military wife... and for those who don't know... the military and veterans hold a very special place in my heart. So I will always share stories told by veterans, and their organizations. It was SO much fun to interview Amanda for this episode and to chat about why she decided to start her podcast and share her experiences. Enjoy! You can Amanda's blog here: www.airmantomom.com/. Her Instagram is @airmantomom. You can also find her on Facebook, LinkedIn, Apple Podcast, and several other podcast platforms (please see her website for links). 
38:28
October 21, 2020
Episode 008: Modern Cowboy Podcast
Dan Hillenbrand literally does it all y'all... he's a podcast host, a doctor, developed a line of supplements, is a general contractor.... AND has time to be a kind and caring husband? Sign me up! We got to chat about all of the above, including some unexpected, but very valuable relationship advice from a husband of 30+ years. This conversation was such a joy- and Dan has some great insight on what it really means to be a cowboy in the modern world. You can find Dan & the Modern Cowboy podcast on IG, FB, on the website, or wherever you listen to podcasts (apple / spotify / stitcher).
53:06
October 14, 2020
Episode 007- VOTE! Part III
Sondra Cosgrove is the president of the League of Women Voters in Nevada. We got to chat about same day voter registration in Nevada, as well as the questions that voters can expect to see on the ballot next month. She even broke it down for me question by question and explained what each question meant. She also explained the process of mail in voting in Nevada- and what to do if you're voting in person! All of that information was incredible, easy to digest, and educational- BUT I think the best part of the conversation was talking about how it's been SO much easier to access people to educate and chat with thanks to technology. You can find Sondra, and the LWV Nevada on their website, on instagram, and on facebook. No matter your state OR  your political views, please remember to vote in November!
30:36
October 9, 2020
Episode 006- VOTE! Part II
MOVE, Texas is a nonpartisan organization focused on young voters and taking an active political role in your community. Join me as I chat with communications director, Charlie, about some of the important things you'll see next month. AND DON'T FORGET THAT IN TEXAS, TODAY IS YOUR LST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE! You can find their website at movetexas.org, on instagram as @move_texas, or reach out to their organization for more information at info@movetexas.org
38:44
October 5, 2020
Episode 005- VOTE IN NOVEMBER!
I sat on a zoom call with Moriah Powers, the president of my local League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan nationwide political organization. We chat quite a bit about voting information local to Austin- BUT we also chat about the importance of voting, as well as the information you need in the state of Texas to vote. LWV is a nationwide organization, please reach out to your local branch if you have ANY questions about voting. You can find them at lwv.org AND can find the vote411 election information at vote411.org. At the time of recording, the Vote411 did NOT have general election information on it yet... it does as of the release of this episode. 
20:03
September 30, 2020
Episode 004- Erin Holbert
Today's guest is a lovely lady from Indiana, Erin Holbert. She is a farmer but also owns Heart of the Midwest, which is designs and apparel for ag people that are farm people. You can find her on IG: @ernholbert, on FB: Heart of the Midwest, on her website: heartofthemidwestshop.com and on TikTok: @ernholbert
19:29
September 23, 2020
Episode 003: BONUS content with the Ranching Brunette
The songs we talked about were: The Moment I Knew by Taylor Swift, Shampain by Five Finger Death Punch, Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul, & Mary, Oats in the Water by Ben Howard, Champion by Courtney Barns, Hands and My Old Bay Friend by Adrian Brannan. The Boutique we mentioned is Stacks Clothing Co in East Helena. Hope y'all enjoy.
08:18
September 16, 2020
Episode 003 - The Ranching Brunette
Join me as I chat with Loagan, host of the Ranching Brunette podcast and mastermind behind #GetAmericaRanchingAgain. Loagan talked me through her journey as a horse trainer in Nevada, meeting her husband, and their journey together as first generation ranchers in Josiah's home state of Montana. We got to bond over knowing lots of the same horse people, our passion about showing up for your community, and the joy of service. The fire is REAL in this episode because Loagan is going to take over the world, one kind word at a time. You can find her on IG at @theranchingbrunette OR @getamericaranchingagain. She is on Facebook under the same names. You can find her website at theranchingbrunette.com and you can find her podcast right here on Anchor: anchor.fm/theranchingbrunette
01:06:04
September 16, 2020
Episode 001- The Oklahoma Women's Journal
Join me as I interview the co-founders of the Ok Women's Journal- Kyli and Ricky. We talk about how the magazine happened, when you can expect an issue, and why it was important to do something FOR women BY women. The Journal is a local, collective, journal based out of OKC, but they're ready to share their content and the amazing stories of the women in Oklahoma with everyone. Bonus: if you're a Murderino (SSDGM), we talk about OKC being a hub for sex trafficking. You can find the Oklahoma Women's journal on social media at @okwomen'sjournal on IG, and on their website at okwomensjournal.com.
49:52
September 9, 2020
Episode 002 - Mikayla Hagerty
Join me as I chat with the 2019 National Miss Agriculture USA, Mikayla, and we talk about her experiences as a pageant queen and how she plans on continuing her journey as a Agvocate. Miss Agriculture USA is a national nonprofit organization started in August 2018 that is about celebrating and promoting agriculture- a PERFECT fit for one of my first episodes. You can follow Mikayla's journey on Instagram at @nationalmissagricultureusa2019, and can find more information about Miss Agriculture USA on their website at www.missagricultureusa.org.
17:31
September 9, 2020
Episode 00 - An Introduction to the Ranch Collective Podcast
Join me, your host Harlee, while I tell you a little bit about the Ranch Collective Podcast.
03:42
September 9, 2020