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Ranching Reboot

Ranching Reboot

By Red Hills Rancher
Rebooting your thinking about Farming, Ranching and Food production.
Conversations in land stewardship with some of today's most innovative ranchers and producers.

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#66 Mike Callicrate #4 "Building a Food Village"

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#71 Victoria Alexander "Even a Blind Chicken..."
My guest this episode is one I found very interesting and I hope you will too. Victoria N. Alexander, Ph.D., is a literary fiction novelist, writing about censored and controversial subjects with audacity, humor, and compassion. Her honors include the Washington Prize for Fiction (Smoking Hopes) Dallas Observer‘s “Best of 2003” (Naked Singularity) and the Literary Fiction Book Review award (Locus Amoenus).  Her latest novel, Locus Amoenus, was also a Dayton Literary Peace Prize nominee. Her fiction is published by The Permanent Press. She is the editor of Dactyl Review and has recently finished a collection of short stories called Chance that Mimics Choice, some of which will be featured on The Strange Recital in 2022. -------- Click here for all my links! Click here to go to Patreon!
July 04, 2022
#70 Fred Provenza "The Flavor of the Land"
Author and speaker Dr. Fred Provenza joined me on Zoom to talk about his book and the original question that inspired him to write it, and how his search for an answer is going. Nourishment, the book  ------------ All my links
June 27, 2022
#69 Daniel Mushrush "Managing Virgin Prairie"
My friend Daniel Mushrush joined me on to share his story about being a part of a successful seed stock business on a multigenerational ranch at the North end of the Kansas Flint Hills. Mushrush Red Angus on Facebook --------------- Click here for all my links!
June 20, 2022
#68 Frank Wooten "Future Fencing"
Have you ever wondered about Virtual Fence? Frank Wooten from joins us to talk about the technology he has developed, where it's being implemented and what kind of benefits it could have for us ranchers Vence on Facebook  Frank Wooten on Linkedin --------------------------------- My Linktree! Support me on Patreon!
June 13, 2022
#67 Corbitt Wall "Not Enough Gravy"
This week on the show I have Corbitt Wall from DV Auction, famous for his daily cattle market updates called Feeder Flash. He joins me on zoom to talk about where he came from, how he developed his knowledge of cattle markets, and then he gives me some education about how does work and what we might be able to do to fix it. Feeder Flash on YouTube Corbitt's Twitter -------------------- All my links on LinkTree Support me on Patreon!
June 06, 2022
#66 Mike Callicrate #4 "Building a Food Village"
My friend Mike Callicrate joins me again for another round of updates, questions and a history lesson. Mike shares his plans to build a food village in Colorado Springs and he explains his history with the Humane Society. Link to the JBS Violation Tracker mentioned ConAgra Celling cattle to IBP ------------------------ Click here for all my links! Direct Link to Patreon!
May 30, 2022
#65 Brett Kenzy "Meet us at the Ranch Gate"
Newly elected R-Calf President Brett Kenzy joined me on Zoom to talk about what the organizations priorities are for the foreseeable future. We talk about what R-Calf is doing for every cattleman and Brett lays out several ways that you can get involved. We spend plenty of time unpacking MCool, 50/14, the contract library and the Fisher/Grassly Bill Packers and Stockyards Report / Washington Center Study Studies Supporting the 50/14 Bill Call the Congressional Switchboard and find your reps: 202-224-3121 Support me on Patreon! Links to all my things! 
May 23, 2022
#64 Alex Johnson "Sheep in the UK"
Our friend Alex Johnson joins us from the other side of the pond to talk about his story and gives us another look at what agriculture is like in the UK.  Alex on twitter StockmanGrassfarmer article mentioned Nuffield Scholar report Head Shepard Podcast
May 16, 2022
#63 Don Schiefelbien "The Membership tells us"
Don Schiefelbein, his father, seven brothers and three nephews own and operate Schiefelbein Farms, a large diversified farming operation in Kimball, Minnesota. Before returning to the family farm, Schiefelbein served as the executive director of the American Gelbvieh Association. He previously worked for the North American Limousin Association after graduating from Texas A&M University. Schiefelbein has a long history of industry service, most recently in the role as chairman of the Beef Industry Long Range Planning Committee. He has also held several positions on committees and the board of directors of the American Angus Association. In addition, Schiefelbein is a past president of the Minnesota Cattlemen’s Association. Schiefelbein and his wife of 32 years, Jennifer, have three daughters, Shelby, Abbey, and Bailee, all of whom are active in the industry. Don was recently elected as the head of the National Cattleman's Beef Association and he was kind enough to join me on zoom to talk about where he came from and his family's operation. We don't talk about the past and what NCBA has done, we talk about the future and Don tells us how the NCBA works as a member driven organization. Don's Email: National Cattlemen's Beef Association ----------------- My LinkTree My Patreon
May 09, 2022
#62 Ryan Mahoney "Sheepenomics"
Ryan Mahoney from Emigh Livestock in the Sacramento River delta joins us to talk about his seven generation family operation raising cattle and wool sheep. Ryan walks through how his sheep are peeled and where some of the wool eventually ends up. Emigh Livestock Ryan on Instagram Sheep Stuff Ewe Should Know --------- My Patreon Click here for all my links!
May 02, 2022
#61 Steve Campbell
I sat down with Steve Campbell from Tailor Made Cattle to talk about everything except for Red Solo cup cows. I wanted to hear about Steve and how he learned what he has about the relationship between minerals and cows. As usual, we chase all sorts of crazy rabbits and have a very enjoyable conversation. Steve's Website Resources mentioned: Sugar vs. Cholesterol: John Yudkin vs. Ancel Keys Working Cows Podcast 196 Bonsma Lectures (Out of print on Amazon) Books: Fateful Harvest Collapse Nourishment Carnivore Code Metabolical By Robert Lustig Other books by Robert Lustig The Hidden Half of Nature Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations Growing a Revolution ------------- My Patreon My linktree
April 25, 2022
#60 Matt Kleopfer "Build your Ark"
This week my friend Matt joins me to talk about some things that we can do to gather our tribes and protect our communities. Resources mentioned: Curtis Stone's J M Fortier's Market Gardener Institute Four Season Farm  Ray Tyler's Rose Creek Farm  Weston A Price Foundation  Weston Price's Podcast  --------------------- Matt's Facebook pages: Matt Kleopfer Harmony Hill Farmstead ---------------------- My links: Linktree
April 18, 2022
#59 Sean Faulkner "Being Observant of Change"
My friend and long time Red Hills Rancher fan Sean Faulkner made the trip down to the Red Hills to see my cows and ranch first hand. After touring around for several hours and checking in on my beaver ponds, we headed to the Eastes Media Studio to wrap up our day. Follow Sean on Facebook 4F's Ranch on Facebook Cornerhouse Cattle on Facebook --------------------------------------- My Patreon page My linktree
April 11, 2022
Bonus #9 with Hobbs Magaret
By some fluke of luck, I am ahead on the Monday episodes by a couple of weeks and I wanted to have a place to talk about some current events. Patreon Linktree
April 08, 2022
#58 Dr Jeff Davis "Food is medicine"
Dr. Jeff Davis from Prairie Health and Wellness joins us today in the Eastes Media studio after a delicious lunch at Legends Pub and Grille in Pratt to talk about human health, soil health and how they are all connected. Dr Jeff has a very non-traditional practice focusing on functional and integrative care. He talks about some of the things that are wrong with our food, and how many modern health issues are mostly self inflicted through diet. Dr. Jeff Davis on Twitter Prairie Health and Wellness on the web Fair Market Health on the web Facebook links: Prairie Health and Wellness Fair Market Health Eastes Media Legends in Pratt My links: Patreon Linktree
April 04, 2022
#57 Jerry and Jay Doan "Succession Success, Blackleg Ranch"
Special episode this week that I spliced together from two separate recordings. First up we have Jerry Doan to give a run down of Black Leg Ranch and then one of his three sons, Jay joins us to talk about his part of the operation and tell his story of how he came to brew beer with his ranch's label on it. Black Leg Ranch Brewery Website Blackleg on Facebook Rolling Plains Adventures Website Rolling Plains Youtube
March 28, 2022
#56 Texas Slim "Bitcoin and the Beef Initiative Unpacked"
My friend Texas Slim joins me again to unpack some of the myth and mystery around bitcoin and answer some lingering questions that I had. Check out Slim's podcast: My Linktree:
March 21, 2022
Friday Fun title to be found later! Bonus #8
If you'd like more of these, send me your questions! Support the podcast on Patreon! Would you like to help name the for now sometimes occasional Friday bonus episode? Check the link below!
March 18, 2022
#55 Jared Luhman "Breeding the Tough ones"
Jared Luhman, host of the Herd Quitter Podcast joins me for a great conversation this week.  Jared on Twitter Jared's Facebook Jared's Instagram Herd Quitter Facebook ----------------------------------------- All my links Patreon! Thanks to our generous patrons: Richard, John-Paul, George, Lyle and William! You guys are the best!
March 14, 2022
#54 Jason Wrich "Beef, Bees and Bitcoin"
This week USMC Vet Jason Wrich joins me for a conversation that you will remember about the Angora Rabbit fur business, farming Chinchillas how bad ass bees are and his direct consumer grass fed beef business. Jason's Twitter Wrich Ranches on Instagram Wrich Ranches on Facebook  Website Jason on Linkedin -------- Red Hills Rancher Links
March 07, 2022
#53 Loren Poncia "Give Them What They Want"
This week Loren Poncia joins me from his beautiful Stemple Creek Ranch to talk about his journey to being a successful business man and running multiple stacked enterprises on the land that has been in his family over 100 years.
February 28, 2022
#52 Texas Slim "Beef Initiative, Bitcoin and Ranching, what does it all mean?"
My friend Texas Slim joined me on Zoom to talk about his work with the Beef initiative, how Bitcoin isn't what you think it is and why you should care. Check out Slim's podcast: My Linktree:
February 21, 2022
#51 George Walker Multispecies Grazing in Minnesota
Long time facebook fan, friend and podcast listener George Walker joins me from the frozen north of Minnesota to discuss what tools he learned in Minot ND at a recent Ranching for Profit school. As usual, we take a trip through the past to unpack the journey of our guest and chase many rabbit trails along the way. Connect with George on Facebook
February 14, 2022
#50 Dan Miller and fan questions
For this week's episode, we are trying something a little different. CK hasn't been with us for several weeks, so we take a few minutes to catch up and then answer some listener and fan questions that I have sort of accumulated over the last few weeks. If you have a question, or would like to suggest a guest or topic, check out the Linktree link below and send me a message. In the second segment, Dan Miller joins me from his flat in London to talk about a question that most of us are afraid to ask out loud, mostly because we tend to pull out the black hat. "How can I afford to switch to regenerative ag" I feel like Dan might have an answer for some of you.
February 07, 2022
#49 Gail Fuller "No Till is literally a tool"
This week on the show my friend Gail Fuller joins me to talk about his farming journey through four decades in Eastern Kansas.
January 31, 2022
#48 Kurt Dale "We all struggle"
Extra special episode this week in the Eastes Media studio I am joined by not only my good friend Kurt Dale to tell his story about the journey that he and his family have been on, I'm also joined by my lovely better half, Tonia for her unique perspective. Please stay to the end, Kurt lets his guard down and talks about his struggle with mental health, something that I struggle with as well.  Buy from Dale Family Farms Connect with them on Facebook
January 24, 2022
#47 Moritz Espy's "Being a Bison Wrangler"
The outstanding Mortiz Espy joins us from the picturesque and legendary 777 Ranch, just outside of Hermosa South Dakota. In this Episode we talk about wildfires and how we can better adapt to live fire prone environments. We discuss regenerative Bison ranching, the differences between cattle and Bison. I open up a can of worms and we talk about the "purity" of Bison DNA and what it's like to work with the film industry.
January 17, 2022
#46 Steve Stratford "Cows Build Towns"
In the studio this week with my friend Steve Stratford to discuss genetics, markets and the cattle business from his unique perspective and over 30 years in the cattle business in South Central Kansas.
January 10, 2022
#45 Ben Glassen "Complex isn't Complicated"
Ben Glassen joins us for the first episode of 2022. Ben is very aware of the indigenous heritage of the area where he is and even the recent history of meat packing on Vancouver Island. Ben is still at the beginning of his journey, he's got big plans and he's eager to share what he's learned over the last couple of years. We talk about the Open Range 200K bicycle race that comes through every year (about 56:00 in) I finally give credit to the fine gentlemen that provided the awesome music I have been using for my intro and outro music, @1:53:00 ish It's an instrumental cut of 'Red Dirt Farm' from their 2006 Album titled 'Red Dirt Sun'
January 03, 2022
#44 Trevor Burian "It's a Special Way of Life"
My friend Trevor Burian joins us this week to talk about his journey to becoming a regenerative rancher in western North Dakota.
December 20, 2021
#43 Sage Askin "Longevity Needs Resiliency in People."
The legendary Sage Asking from Askin Global Land and Livestock joins me in the Eastes Media studio for a sit down, face to face episode. Sage and I had spent most of the day together riding around on the ranch, looking at my cows and generally touring around the Red Hills.
December 13, 2021
#42 Phillip Meece "Measuring the Metrics of Success"
Our friend Phillip Meece from The Carnivore Bar joins us today to talk about his journey from the theater world of make believe combat to being a combat medic in Afghanistan and why he went on to create the carnivore bar. Buy Carnivore Bars here:
December 06, 2021
#41 Tyler Froberg "Taste the Simple Life"
Tyler Froberg joins us this week all the way from South Texas to share what it's like to farm on the coast.
November 29, 2021
#40 Ben Gotschall "Dairy Grazing in Maine"
Ben Gotschall joins me this week from costal Maine to talk about his migration from the sandhills of Nebraska. A near lifelong Dairyman, Ben's pride is obvious when he's talking about his Jersey milk cows. Ben's passion for the future of the dairy industry is what set him on the path that has him currently in Maine, managing a dairy with 3 apprentices from the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program we talked about back in Episode #21 with Joe Tomandl. Ben gets a good one in when he asks me to talk about Corrientes in the context of 'Mexican Jerseys' so make sure you catch that toward the end.
November 22, 2021
#39 Chris Redman "A Masters in Cowboying"
Join us this week for a great chat with our friend Chris Redman about how to assemble and maintain a killer ranch management team. Chris shares his kick ass proven steps to hire the right person for the job.  
November 15, 2021
#38 Jessica Gnad "Regeneration 2.0"
Our friend Jessica Gnad joins us today to talk about Regeneration 2.0, the fragility of complex supply chains and the residual chemical load that many of us are walking around with. Jess leads us on her own personal journey of how she discovered regenerative ag, and what about it makes her so passionate.
November 08, 2021
#37 Mike Callicrate "Walking Backward to the Future"
Our good friend Mike Callicrate joins us again for another trip to through recent history for his unique insight into how things got so screwed up in the beef industry. Today we talk about the Bander and it's different applications, and Mike gives us some tips and tricks to ensure success no matter what application you use it for. 
November 01, 2021
#36 Hobbs Magaret "Carbon is the Currency of the Ecosystem"
Hobbs Magaret is the guest this week, we talk about why it's so hard to get people to convert to regenerative practices and his upcoming move to East Texas. We get deep down into the weeds on carbon, fake meat and government regulations. We also unpack his controversial viewpoint about collapse ranching.
October 25, 2021
#35 Greg Gunthorp "Food Security is National Security"
Greg Gunthorp from Gunthorp Farms in Indiana joins us today to talk about raising niche pork on pasture, meat packer concentration, the velocity of money and what we might be able to do as producers and consumers to change the status quo.
October 18, 2021
#34 Liz Haney and Russell Hedrick "I'm tired of people farming the farmers!"
Our friends Liz and Russell join us to talk about everything they have going on from Ag Soil Regen, to Regen Mills, a mobile grain mill serving regenerative growers of heritage grains. We cover soil testing, the differences between the Haney test and other soil tests. Join us in Pratt for the Prairie Food Forum and Soil Health Workshop Mobile grain mill trailer story Links for Liz: Links for Russell
October 11, 2021
#33 Kyler Beard 'Beef in the PNW'
Our friend Kyler joins us to talk about his regenerative journey and what changes COVID drove him to make in his business.
October 04, 2021
#32 John Coleman Locke "Just find a method to communicate!"
Our good friend John C Locke of the Locke Division of JD Hudgins joins us to visit about the history of their ranch and share lessons learned and passed down through the years about succession and people management.
September 27, 2021
#31 Matt Kleopfer "What do you want to feed your kids?"
Matt Kleopfer from Harmony Hill Farms joins us to help answer some questions that were posed by a group of local women and mothers.
September 20, 2021
#30 Kevin Silverman takes a Deep Dive into Carbon Credits
Kevin Silverman from Grassroots Carbon Joins us to take a deep dive into Carbon credits and how they relate to Farming and Ranching. On the show we decode and define a lot of the terms being thrown around in the media.  Email
September 13, 2021
#29 Travis Krause "Staying ahead of supply chain issues"
Travis Krause joins us to talk about Carbon, Grazing, Cows and how he's staying ahead of supply chain issues down the road.
September 06, 2021
#28 Brittany Cole Bush "Models Change in Unison"
Cole Bush joins us this week from the Ojai valley in California to visit us about what it's like to run a contract sheep and goat grazing business in the middle of a fairly densely populated areas where not many are accustomed to livestock.
August 30, 2021
#27 Nicolette Hahn Niman, a Defender of Beef
August 23, 2021
#26 Dallas Mount "The Value of Sweat Equity"
Dallas Mount joins us again on the show to talk about how to have some of the hard conversations with your business partners.
August 16, 2021
#25 Michael Thompson "Stop Farming in a Flower Pot!"
My friend Michael Thompson joins us this week to talk about his operation in Northwest Kansas
August 09, 2021
#24 Jason Meadows "Succession is like Drought"
Jason Meadows from the Ag State of Mind podcast joins us this week to share what he's learned in nearly 100 episodes of podcasting.
August 02, 2021
#23 Bob Kinford "The Truth of Intentional Stockmanship"
Bob Kinford joins us this week to talk about stockmanship, rodeo, grazing and how cows forgot to be cows. 
July 26, 2021
#22 Sean Smith, A Robot Milking Grazing Dairy in Canada
This week we head up north into Canada and visit with Sean Smith from Clanman Jerseys about how different the Dairy Industry is up there and how they have transitioned to a Grass based dairy that milks with a Robot!
July 19, 2021
#21 Joe Tomandl " Disrupting the Dairy industry"
This week we are joined by Joe Tomandl from the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program. We keep getting requests, questions and guest suggestions for the more dairy content, so we are going to keep delivering!
July 12, 2021
#20 Dan Venticher Honey Creek Dairy
For part three of the dairy mini series we sat down with Dan Venticher from Honey Creek Dairy in North Eastern Iowa Dan and his brother run a 190 cow dairy with feeding and milking robots!
July 05, 2021
Bonus 7 Bob Kinford at the Flying W, after dinner
After a long day in the saddle on the beautiful Flying W Ranch in the Flint Hills of Kansas and a wonderful meal, seven of us sat down on the porch in the last light of day to listen to Bob, Jake and David tell cowboy stories. Things got really good after I turned the recorder off! Bob is for sure on the list for future guests, come to our Facebook group and leave a question for him!
July 01, 2021
#19 Loyd Borntrager, All Grass All The Time
This week we are joined by our friend Loyd Borntrager from near Hutchinson Kansas to talk about his multigenerational regenerative grass based Dairy. Loyd Markets nearly everything he and his family produces in an On-Farm store.
June 28, 2021
Bonus #6 with Karl T and Seth I 'Soil4Climate'
Karl Theidmann and Seth Itzkan joined us to talk about thier work on the policy side of things, the Soil 4 Climate group and movement, plus we talk about the Masaii tribe and how they are healing their land and relearning ancestral herding. We hit rabbit trails about fake meat and the ecosystem benefits of regenerative agriculture. 
June 24, 2021
#18 Jeff Ramseyer Organic Valley Dairy Co-Op
This week Jeff joins us to talk about the Dairy industry and kick off a dairy mini series. The Website is full of great information Jeff's Farm: Jeff's Email: Jeff's Facebook group:
June 21, 2021
Bonus #5 with Dominique "Domo" Woodham "All About Fire"
Domo Contacted me on social media, which lead to emails, which lead to this wonderful conversation about fires both wild and prescribed, grazing management and the need for more cultural acceptance of fire. 
June 17, 2021
#17 Rowdy Yeatts All about biochar
Rowdy Yeatts from High Plains Biochar joins us this week to chat about biochar, what it is and what I can do for your soil and livestock. 
June 14, 2021
Bonus #4 with Brenden Wheelock "Current state of the Cattle Business'
Season 1 Bonus Episode 4 My Friend Brenden called me and we had a great chat, he let me record it and after a did a little light editing it was too good to not share.
June 10, 2021
#16 Doniga Markegard "Marketing Through Connections"
This week Doniga Markegard joins us to share her unique perspective from Ranching around the Bay area in California on the Coastal Terrace Prairie. Instagram @dawn.again
June 07, 2021
#15 Drew Perrson "Beefchain, crypto and block chained explained by a cattleman."
Drew Perrson from Beefchain joins us this week for a great conversation about traceability, and how that helps connect the producers with consumers.
May 31, 2021
#14, Hoy Family "Regenerative Ranching From Horseback"
CK and I talked to the Hoy Family, winners of the 2020 Kansas Aldo Leopold Conservation Award about their ranch, their cows and their management. As a special extra, on release day, I was with the Hoy family, learning Regenerative Ranching from Horseback. Check them out on facebook:
May 24, 2021
Bonus With Mike Callicrate, Markets, Current events and more!
Mike Callicrate and I jumped on a phone call to discuss some current events, the state of the cattle markets and what we can all do about it. Link to the mentioned blog post:
May 20, 2021
#13, Jeff Goodwin "Roots in the Ground Year Round"
Our friend Jeff Goodwin from Noble Research Institute joins us to talk about what Noble does, what they are doing, and what they can do for you. Connect with Jeff on Instagram @Noble_landstewardship
May 17, 2021
#12, Russ Conser - Blue Nest Beef "Biodiversity is Your Best Index"
Today we are joined by Russ Conser, President of Grassfed Exchange and Blue Nest Beef. in a former life, Russ worked for Shell oil and he has a very interesting perspective on Carbon.  
May 10, 2021
#11, Chad Tuttle "Down the Regenerative Rabbit Hole"
My Friend Chad Tuttle from C2T Ranch north of Hays Kansas joins us to talk about how he fell down the regenerative rabbit hole. Last year Chad and his wife were the #1 Hipcamp site in the US and the #2 RV site on Hipcamp as well. Email Chad: Visit the website Links to Chad's Hipcamp sites:
May 03, 2021
#10, Sarah Bangert "Networking is the Key to Success"
Our Friend from South west Colorado Sarah Bangert joins us today to talk about herding goats in the mountains and how prescribed grazing services work.
April 26, 2021
Special #2 CK
By listener request, a show all about CK. 
April 22, 2021
#9, Adam Issacs "Conventional wasn't good enough for me."
Adam Issacs joins us today from the Texas Panhandle. As usual we take a deep dive into his story and how he got to where he is, what hard lessons he learned along the way that we would pay forward to keep someone from making a costly mistake.  Contact Adam on Instagram: Resources mentioned: GrassSnap App Olson Ranch Livestock Marketing School American Grazing Land Services Kiss the Ground Movie
April 19, 2021
#8, Beth Robinette "Appreciating Holistic Thinking"
Our guest today Beth Robinette from Lazy R beef joins us to talk about her semi feral childhood and growing up as a second generation Holistic Rancher and what an eye opening experience it was for her to see how the rest of the world eats food. She has a great story to tell about how her younger days have shaped who she is and what drives her to greatness. We delve into what Holistic management is and what it means to her, then we move on to talking about some of the more novel marketing channels that she has developed. @lazyrranch on Instagram. The New York Times article couldn't be located.
April 12, 2021
#7, Dallas Mount "All that matters is what we do next"
Dallas Mount CEO of Ranch Management Consultants joins us to share lessons he's learned in 20 years in extension service, teaching the High Plains Ranch Practicum and now the Ranching For Profit School. We talk about how the management tools have improved and debate pugging. We discuss how forage is the engine that drives the profit on the Ranch and how we are all in the business of turning sunlight into protein.
April 05, 2021
#6, Temple Grandin "Big is Fragile"
The legendary Temple Grandin joined us for a shorter than normal show to talk about the fragility of complex supply chains  and the PAUSE Ballot initiative that's currently pending in Colorado. we discussed the problems relating to people viewing food as too much of an abstraction. "Nothing is free in this world, everything takes energy." We discussed regenerative agriculture and it's potential to transform our food systems. 
March 29, 2021
Special #1 Matt Kleopfer "We are just walking bags of microbes"
My friend Matt Kleopfer had a few things on his mind and we sat down one on one to talk about them. In this Special mid week bonus episode we discuss children, and how we are starting to unlock some of the secrets of how the gut micro biome influences mental health. Everything circles back to the terrain of soil health instead of the pathology. We talk about how Matt transitioned from public school teacher to full time farm school teacher for his four children and how music and backyard butchery are bringing back the sense of community spirit in south eastern Kansas. 
March 25, 2021
#5, Ariel Greenwood "Relearning the ancestral approach to land management"
Ariel Greenwood joined us to talk about her journey from North Carolina to California and points beyond. She talks about the crash course she had in the disparity between intention and results. 
March 22, 2021
#4, Mike Callicrate "It's time for a third revolution against monopolies"
Mike Callicrate sat down with us to talk about all manner of things from cattle markets, to public food spaces, the Bander, his feedlot and the pathway he built to market. He shares valuable lessons learned from fighting against the commodity production system and how he's built his own pathway to the consumer. We talk about small community slaughter plants and public meat spaces and what that could look like going in to the future. We discuss environmental challenges, the food police and what it means when a Dollar General comes to town. Links: Mike's Home page Mike's blog
March 15, 2021
#3 Macauley Kincaid "All Data is Anecdotal"
Ranching Reboot: Conversations in land stewardship with some of today's most innovative ranchers and producers. Join us for episode 3 of Ranching Reboot! We sit down with "Mac" Kincaid, from Kincaid Farms to talk about starting from not much and building a diversified low input operation. Mac was recently named "Regenerative Producer of the Year" and is becoming a sought after speaker. 
March 08, 2021
#2 Michael Kinsey "Double Meat Mondays"
Ranching Reboot: Conversations in land stewardship with some of today's most innovative ranchers and producers. Join us for episode 2 of Ranching Reboot!  We sit down with Michael Kinsey, from Reverent Wild Ranch to talk about a variety of topics from how Michael got started, to how we can break out of government subsidies and start supporting local producers. Michael is a man with no product, only truth.
March 01, 2021
#1 Hobbs Magaret "Managing the Meta"
Ranching Reboot: Conversations in land stewardship with some of today's most innovative ranchers and producers. The team sits down with Hobbs Magaret from Sisters Cattle Co. to discuss Hobbs' history, education, and some of his tips for new ranchers. 
February 22, 2021
#00 Clay Conry "Podcasting 101"
Ranching Reboot: Conversations in land stewardship with some of today's most innovative ranchers and producers. In our kick-off episode, the team sits down with Clay Conry from Working Cows Podcast to discuss the launch of Ranching Reboot, and learn more about Clay's operations.
February 15, 2021