The Ranching Brunette Podcast is geared towards aspiring first generation ranchers, hosted by an aspiring first generation rancher. Join me for in depth interviews with successful ranchers and influencers, primarily in the beef industry, as well as my experiences through the ups and downs of starting an agriculture business.
There's a little something for everyone in this podcast, whether you are just getting started or have been in the industry for decades, I promise it to be entertaining!
Becca Matthews of Hidden Hollow joins us for episode #9 of season 2! In celebration of June Dairy Month we are bringing you a great conversation on another great area of the dairy industry that most wouldn't think of...that being sheep dairies! Becca brings so many amazing topics and great knowledge to this episode as she educates me on something I have no experience in! Tune in to hear me ask all kinds of questions from a beginners perspective and hopefully you'll learn as much as I did! Becca and her family are doing amazing things in the sheep industry and I know you'll enjoy learning about their operation as much as I did.
Be sure to give Becca a follow on Instagram @hiddenhollowidaho and for more information on dairy sheep and sheep dairies be sure to check out the Dairy Sheep Association of North America at www.dsana.org
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Cinnamon Lenhart joins us for episode #8 of season 2! Cinnamon brought some seriously great content for this conversation....her and her husband, Jade run their ranch The Box Equal in the beautiful state of Wyoming in the Little Powder River Valley.
Don't miss her answer to my favorite question that I ask every guest, and if you are new here (first of all welcome!) that question is "What would be your best piece of advice to someone wanting to be a part of our industry, in any capacity, in today's world?" she delivered some great insight that is specific to determining what side of the ranching business you want to be in.
Be sure to give her a follow on Instagram @boxequalranch and check out the Lenhart's website at www.boxequalranch.com
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For episode #7 of season 2, y'all are going to love Laney Snider's story and all that her and her husband Drew have accomplished together in agriculture, as well as, all the amazing things they are currently striving for! Laney farms beef cattle and ranches mums (more on that in the episode) in the beautiful state of Kentucky. Between her day job in ag, as well as, Lake Spring Beef and Ruby Branch Farms, you can definitely say that Laney is fully submersed in her passions throughout our industry. I am so proud to know this fellow first gener' and I can't wait for you to get to know her as well!
Want to know how this episode all began? Check out Laney's awesome post from her blog "The Ranchy Ruby" (not raunchy, again more on that in the episode lol!) here: https://theranchyruby.wordpress.com/2020/01/20/a-monsoon-in-beaver-dam-a-team-roping-a-sweatshirt-instagram-and-a-new-best-friend/
Be sure to give Laney a follow on Instagram @lakespringbeef and @rubybranchfarms
Check out her websites here: https://rubybranchfarms.com/ and https://theranchyruby.wordpress.com/
For Ep. 6 of S. 2 we have a fun workshop style conversation with Michelle Schrader of Michelle Schrader Media and Marketing Co. to help improve our web presence and ultimately build our customer base. Michelle and her husband, Danny farm in the beautiful state of New York with their family. We dive into their farming journey in this beautiful state, as well as, how Michelle discovered her genius to not only help the family's USDA meat processing facility, but also to serve others in agriculture by boosting agri-sales through their website layouts.
In addition to the tips and how-to's shared during her episode, Michelle has also generously shared her website template workbook with us, follow the link below to automatically view this PDF. If you are on The Ranching Brunette email list you will also automatically receive this valuable resource directly in your inbox!
Give Michelle a follow on Instagram @michellelaschrader and be sure to check out her website at www.michelleschrader.com, be sure to subscribe to her email list for even more great resources to help boost your agri-sales! www.theranchingbrunette.com Instagram @theranchingbrunette
Brook Hickle brings us some amazing content, inspiration and advice for episode #5 of season 2! Brook and Her husband Keith started Rocking Bar H Ranch as first generation ranchers in the beautiful state of Washington. They continue to run their operation with their three boys: Clay, Cole and Carson. This is another episode you don't want to miss as we follow along on these dreamers' journey into ranching and to hear what truly is possible for a first generation operation just 30 miles outside of the Seattle area!
Be sure to give the Hickle Family a follow on Instagram @rockingbarhranch
And check out their website and ranch goods store at www.rockingbarh.com or www.shop.rockingbarh.com
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Welcome to episode #4, of season two with Michaela Mann of D and D Beef! Michaela and her husband Jared ranch in the beautiful state of Nebraska. Today we talk about her ranching legacy, how D and D Beef came to be, as well as genetics and her family's seed stock operation. It's another amazing episode jam packed with great information and advice!
Be sure to give Michaela a follow on Instagram @danddbeef and on Facebook at D & D Beef. Check out their website at www.danddbeef.com
We have Alli Fender, the Flyin F Ranch Wife joining me from the beautiful San Diego area, yup you read that right, San Diego, CA! In this episode we talk about all things beef and brews and what it's like to ranch in this area. Let's tune on in to hear more about Alli and her husband, Bryce's ranching journey!! Be sure to give her a follow on Instagram and check out her website (links below) to read her awesome blog!
For our first guest in season two, I am excited to have Megan Halfacre of Halfacre Farms joining us! Megan and her husband, Robert raise black angus cattle on their beautiful farm in Tennessee, Join us as we talk about their story, land conservation, mini donkeys and cows and the big goals they are tackling on their agriculture journey!
Give Halfacre Farms a follow on Instagram @halfacrefarms.tn - their website is coming soon!
Welcome back for Season 2 of The Ranching Brunette Podcast! Today we are kicking off the season with a recap of each guest's answer on my favorite question: What's your best piece of advice to someone wanting to be a part of the agriculture industry in today's world?
Don't miss this inspiring episode as we continue to tackle our 2020 goals!
Happy New Year! Today is a fun bonus episode to recap 2019 and look ahead to 2020! Tune in to hear me repeat how grateful and humbled I am by all that has come to fruition in 2019, as well as, a sneak peak into 2020 and season two of The Ranching Brunette Podcast.
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Episode #35 brings us Melissa with Blue Grass Beef! Melissa and her Husband, Josh raise grass finished beef in the beautiful state of Kentucky. In this episode, Melissa shares with us their first generation story and how they built slow and steady over the last ten years. She brings so much great energy to this episode and insight! It's another one that you don't want to miss!
Give them a follow on Instagram @bluegrassbeef and check out their website www.bluegrassbeefky.com
Legacy Farmer mentioned in this episode: On Facebook: Legacy Farmer and check out his programs at www.legacyfarmer.com
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For episode #34 we have Mary Heffernan joining us of Five Marys Farms! Join us as we talk on so many wonderful things, from starting an agriculture business to Mary's M5 Small Business from scratch course, to all her tips and tricks on sharing your story via social media. It's sure to be an episode you'll take a lot from to apply to your journey.
Follow Mary and her family on Instagram @fivemarysfarms
Check out their websites: www.fivemarysfarms.com www.shopfivemarys.com and www.m5.fyi
For episode #33 I have my dear friend and neighbor, Jamie Stitt of Cooper Creek Ranch joining us! Jamie is a one woman show for 99% of her ranch duties, she truly is super woman and I am so proud to know her. Listen in to hear her story and advice on being in the ranching industry, raising pigs and making a go at selling grass finished beef direct....it's one you definitely don't want to miss!
Give Jamie a follow on Instagram @coopercreekranch and be sure to check out her website at www.coopercreekranch.com
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For episode #32 I'm bringing you a different perspective delivered in an interesting example...Let's talk challenges!
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Jaci Jo Hickey joins me for episode #31 of The Ranching Brunette Podcast! Jaci Jo and her husband Travis started Mustachio Cattle Co. in Oklahoma together and let me tell you, their story is inspiring and so encouraging. Just to hear the drive and passion they have for their lifestyle is so refreshing unto itself! Jaci Jo reached out to me in such a well written and humble way, asking to share their story with you on the podcast. This is one episode you don't want to miss! She had me giggling throughout our conversation and her stories are so hilarious as we can all relate in one way or another. Be sure to give them a follow on Instagram @jaci_jo and on Facebook at Mustachio Cattle Co.
ALSO, They just launched their website as well, check it out for some of the coolest brand apparel out there, I mean who can resist a mustache cattle brand?!
For episode #30 we have Kate Bowen of Meadowdale Farm joining us! Kate and I had a great time talking about her and her husband's farm in Vermont, as well as all things homesteading and homeschooling! Be sure to give Kate a follow on Instagram @Meadowdale_farm and check out their website www.meadowdalefarm.com
For episode #29 I am excited to share with you, one of the most profound principles, that I've based my entire work ethic around! This short and sweet solo episode packs some great info in that just might provide a perspective shift to help you serve others in life and career. (The quote I discuss in this episode is by Rabindranath Tagore).
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Episode #28 brings us Karoline Rose of KRose Cattle Company and KRose marketing! This episode is packed with great advice and resources to help you on your ranching journey. It's another one that you don't want to miss! Karoline serves our industry in so many innovative ways and truly has a passion for teaching and helping other Ag businesses succeed.
Give them a follow on Instagram @krosecompany and be sure to check out their websites at www.krosecattle.com and www.krosemarketing.com
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For Episode #27 we have Jenna Paulette as our featured guest! Jenna is an extremely talented country music artist and song writer. Today, we discuss her ranching roots and all things music, cows, ranching and her iconic style. Featuring clips of her songs Midnight Cowboy and Wild Like The West, this is an episode you don't want to miss out on!
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Episode #26 brings us part 2 of the questions y'all asked on instagram....enjoy!
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Episode #25 is here and just may be the longest one yet! Courtenay DeHoff shared so many amazing things during her episode and I can't wait for you to hear it all! She has done a fantastic job in combining her agriculture background with her journalism career and truly utilizing both to bring some of agriculture's stories to light! Don't miss her advice to us farmers and ranchers on all things interviews, agvocating and speaking up for our incredible industry!
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Episode #24 is fun and different! You asked, I answered! Here is part one on the questions y'all asked me on Instagram...enjoy!
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Episode #23 is coming in on our new episode launch day....Sunday! Today I am going to talk through procrastination and why it may be that we fall victim to this in our lives. To get the weekly goal worksheet I mention, head on over to www.theranchingbrunette.com and sign up with your email when the opt in box pops us.
Episodes referenced in this episode: #13 How to Get over It, Episode #3 Intention and Episode #9 How to Start
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Today I have Nikki Callison of Callison Ranch Beef joining me for episode #22! Nikki and her husband, Roger, are ranchers in the beautiful state of Oklahoma. They have an incredible story through their ranching journey that I can't wait for y'all to hear, as well as, all the great insight Nikki so graciously shared with us for our aspiring ranching journeys.
Be sure to give Nikki a follow on Instagram @callison_ranch_beef and head on over to her website www.callisonranchbeef.com to learn more and order your curated beef boxes with the discount code from today's show: GARA19
Be sure to listen in on her brother Cord McCoy's TedX talk! Cord is so entertaining and does a great job speaking and sharing his journey, truly one of the best Ted talks I've seen yet. Here's the link https://youtu.be/Yi3n7Yl65TU or type in Cord McCoy in the Youtube search bar to tune in!
For episode #21 I'm bringing you an unedited, raw, recording on how to handle some of life's big blows and small speed bumps. We all face these experiences, whether you are a rancher or not, so I felt strongly compelled to touch on this topic for this week's episode. Even though I was fighting through the emotions for some of this and the audio is not smooth or pretty by any means, my hope is this will help bring you some insight and encouragement when you are facing setbacks or devastating losses.
Episode 20 is here!! I am so excited to introduce you to SaraBeth of Flying Pig Cattle Company. Today we discuss multi species grazing, meat goats and mini Herefords, as well as the many benefits of 4-H programs and how to get involved. Give her a follow on Instagram @flyingpigcattleco and check out her blog at www.flyingpigcattleco.com
For episode #19, I am coming in hard and quick to talk about some topics I think we all can relate too and reflect on. Life truly is like a highway, so let's talk staying in your own lane today and aligning with our expectations!
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Welcome to episode #17! Continuing our how to series with Part 1 of How to-vet box preparation, we have Geordie Loe of Loe Co. Cattle joining us to talk about her calving and doctoring experiences and lessons during her first year as a first generation rancher. This is a great conversation with a ton of info packed in, I learned a lot and I'm sure you will too!
Give Geordie a follow on Instagram @loeco.cattle
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For episode #16, we have Brandi Buzzard joining us! Brandi is a first generation rancher from Kansas, who has made incredible waves as an AGvocate, in speaking up for our industry on the New Green Deal. She brings incredible insight and tips for others on their journeys, as well, during this episode. You don't want to miss it!
Today for Ep. #15 we continue our how to series with Megan from Riverbend Cattle Company! Joining us for her second episode, we dive into all things Farmer's market! This episode is jammed packed with great insight and information on how to start selling your beef (or any agriculture product) at your local markets.
Be sure and give Megan a follow on Instagram @riverbendcattleco and check out her website www.riverbendcattlecompany.com to show your appreciation for her time and knowledge!
Throughout Episode #14, Jessica Anderson brings us some amazing insight on her and her husband's first generation beef operation journey, with her upbeat and encouraging personality! Enjoy this conversation with The 2A Ranch Wife, herself!
Wow, episode #13....are you ready for a little kick in the W's?? If you're not a Wrangler wearing soul like myself, what I mean is I'm here to push you a bit in this episode to overcome your fear and how to navigate false beliefs and fears during your journey. So cinch up sweetheart! Let's get into it!
Are you ready for a fun change up to first generation journeys?! Paige Roberts joins us for a great conversation on all things dairy cattle, sharing the unique challenges and joys of this industry! Give her a follow on Instagram @the_ag_paige and check out her blog by following the link in her bio!
Get ready for a great conversation with Geordie Loe of Loe Co. Cattle! Her and her husband are first generation ranchers who just completed their first year as an operation. We discuss everything from stepping out in faith, leaving a “day” job, starting out, to hiccups along the way and tips for you on your journey! Instagram: @loeco.cattle Loe Co. Cattle website coming soon!
Wow! Episode #10......I am soo excited to share this episode with you! Natalie and JaTanna of Ranch Wives Beef Co. brought us some wonderful insight and knowledge in this conversation that will benefit anyone, no matter where you are on your journey. These best friends brought their love of family, friendship and beef together to create a fantastic business to continue building their ranching legacy. Tune in to learn how and for some great advice!
Episode#9 In today's episode we touch on our guests best advice to anyone getting started in Agriculture and I break down my process for how to take action and simply start on any goal or task.
For the follow up video head on over to Instagram @theranchingbrunette to watch how I put this process on paper.
For Episode #8 we have Megan Johnston joining us from her first generation operation in Florida! Megan shares with us the ins and outs of starting her operation, Riverbend Cattle Co. and provides amazing insight and advice for us all.
This is a great conversation you don't want to miss! Check out Megan's website at www.riverbendcattleco.com and give her a follow on Instagram @riverbendcattleco
In Episode #7 I have a great conversation with Terryn Drieling of Faith Family and Beef! Terryn does a fantastic job of sharing and supporting the beef industry, as a whole, while helping to educate others through her blog and website. Tune in for a fantastic conversation with this wonderful AGvocate and Ranch Wife!
To learn more about Terryn and Faith Family and Beef check out her website at www.faithfamilyandbeef.com and follow her on Instagram @faithfamilyandbeef
On episode #6 I interview Meghan Lynn Gates of Ranahan Media! Meghan is an incredible AGvocate for the ranching industry and runs her own social media business, all while assisting her husband on a cow calf operation in Guyman, OK. You don't want to miss the great insight and encouragement she brings to this episode!
To learn more about Meghan Gates and to pick up her free social media guide, check out her website www.ranahanmedia.com or follow her on Instagram @meghanlynngates
Today for episode #5, I'm spending some face to face time with my microphone to share some encouragement and perspective for your personal agricultural journey. Join me as I talk insight and mindset, behind the day to day grind.
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In episode #4 I share a few of my favorite cattle and ranching books that have helped build my foundation and expanded my knowledge base.
-How to not go broke ranching by Walt Davis
-Storey's guide to raising beef cattle by Heather Smith Thomas
-The cattle health handbook by Heather Smith Thomas
-Essential guide to calving by Heather Smith Thomas
-Grass-Fed Cattle by Julius Ruechel
-Milk Cow Kitchen by Mary Jane Butters
Welcome back for episode #2 of The Ranching Brunette podcast! I dive into cash flowing a startup, grass fed, cattle business and share some of my mistakes along the way, along with tips and insights to help you on your journey.
In the debut episode of The Ranching Brunette Podcast, I discuss our "heart" work and tell my story of how I went from horse trainer to cattle woman.